Traditional Chinese Medicine Formula in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of Knees or Hips.

2019-10-07 08:56:54 | BioPortfolio


To investigate the efficacy and safety of OA1 Extract capsules in the treatment of patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA).


This trial was a 12 weeks' randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Chung Shan Medical University hospital, and signed informed consent was obtained from each patient. Sixty patients of osteoarthritis of knees or hips were enrolled in this study. Inclusion criteria were: age 20 to 80 years; primary osteoarthritis in at least 1 knee or hip, verified; at least moderate pain during 2 weeks before random assignment to treatment, as identified by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) LK3.0 Osteoarthritis Index pain subscale for more than 4.

Primary outcome measures were WOMAC at week 12.

Secondary outcome measures were WOMAC at week 4 and 8; Visual analogue scale (VAS) , Quality of life by SF-36, patient global assessment (PGA), at week 4, 8 and 12; serum levels of osteocalcin, C-terminal telopeptide(CTX), Hs-CRP, and ESR.

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Chung Shan Medical University

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