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clinmed/2003040001v1 (February 26, 2004)
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Does Homeopathic Medicine can cure cholelithiasis ? An Ultrasonographic follow up result of 179 patients in Bangladesh

Selm M Ansari, Sabina Banu, Tahmina Begum, and Abu B. Siddique

ABSTRACT Objective - To evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic medicine in treatment of cholelithiasis . Design - Ultrasonographic follow up of patients with cholelithiasis getting homeopathic treatment . Setting - Patients referred by different homeopathic practitioners of Bogra and surrounding areas . Patients - 179 patients with cholelithiasis diagnosed on or before June ?98 and followed up upto December 2002 . All these patients were getting homeopathic Medicine after diagnosis for variable period . (Male 67 , Female 112 . Avg . age 32 . 6 years ) . Results - No patient was found to be cured during this period of follow up . In few patients ( 17 % ) , episodes of periodic pain was lowered for time being during treatment . 33 % patients developed complications during follow up period Conclusion - Homeopathic medicine seems to have no role in curing the patients with cholelithiasis , rather may allow complications to develop .





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