Your browser doesn't support javascript.
loading
Premenstrual syndrome: clinical assessment of treatment outcomes following Borago officinalis extract therapy / Síndrome da tensão pré-menstrual: avaliação clínica dos resultados de tratamento após terapia com extrato de Borago officinalis
Gama, Carlos Romualdo Barboza.
  • Gama, Carlos Romualdo Barboza; Faculdade de Medicina de Teresópolis. Disciplina de Ginecologia. Teresópolis. BR
RBM rev. bras. med ; 71(6/7)jun.-jul. 2014.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-724181
Responsible library: BR12.1
ABSTRACT
With the objective of evaluating the use of Borago officinalis oil in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, we assessed 180 patients who presented a clinical diagnosis of PMS and who were treated with one daily 900mg borage oil capsule. Efficacy and safety assessments were performed based on data obtained prior to the start of treatment (Pretreatment), and after each menstrual cycle (Assessment 2 - first menstrual cycle after the start of treatment; Assessment 3 - second menstrual cycle; Assessment 4/Final Assessment - third menstrual cycle). Efficacy assessments included a PMS questionnaire evaluating emotional and physical PMS symptoms and the Patient and Physician Assessments, in which both the subject and the physician rated the patient's overall condition on a scale of 1-10 points. The primary safety and tolerability measures included any changes in vital signs and physical exam in relation to pretreatment, changes in laboratory exams, and the occurrence of adverse events after the first dose of study medication. We observed a statistically significant reduction in the total scores of the PMS assessment (p<0.0001), with 95.4% of all patients displaying some reduction in scores at Assessment 4 in relation to Pretreatment values. The emotional symptoms and physical symptoms scores also decreased significantly from Pretreatment to Assessment 4 (p<0.0001 for both)...
Subject(s)
Search on Google
Index: LILACS (Americas) Main subject: Premenstrual Syndrome / Alpha-Linolenic Acid / Borago Limits: Female / Humans / Male Language: Portuguese Journal: RBM rev. bras. med Journal subject: Medicine Year: 2014 Type: Article Affiliation country: Brazil Institution/Affiliation country: Faculdade de Medicina de Teresópolis/BR

Similar

MEDLINE

...
LILACS

LIS

Search on Google
Index: LILACS (Americas) Main subject: Premenstrual Syndrome / Alpha-Linolenic Acid / Borago Limits: Female / Humans / Male Language: Portuguese Journal: RBM rev. bras. med Journal subject: Medicine Year: 2014 Type: Article Affiliation country: Brazil Institution/Affiliation country: Faculdade de Medicina de Teresópolis/BR