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[Homeopathic treatment of adenoid vegetations. Results of a prospective, randomized double-blind study].

Authors
  • Friese, K H
  • Feuchter, U
  • Moeller, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
HNO
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1997
Volume
45
Issue
8
Pages
618–624
Identifiers
PMID: 9378668
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a monocenter prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial the efficacy of homeopathic treatment was investigated on children with adenoid vegetations justifying an operation. Patients were treated with either homeopathic remedies such as Nux vomica D200, Okoubaka D3, Tuberculinum D200, Barium jodatum D4 and Barium jodatum D6 or with placebo. The duration of the study for each patient was 3 months. Examination of the ears using a microscope, rhinoscopy, stomatoscopy and pharyngoscopy, as well as tympanometry and audiometry were performed after 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Out of a total of 97 children studied between the ages of 4 to 10 years 82 could be analyzed. At the end of the study no operation was required in 70.7% of the placebo-treated children and in 78.1% of the children treated with homeopathic preparations. These results show no statistical significance.

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