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Primary Objective: To determine whether there is improvement in the melasma of participants taking oral Polypodium Leucotomos Secondary Objective: To determine whether oral Polypodium Leucotomos is well tolerated in study subjects with melasma.
To determine whether treatment with Polypodium Leucotomos improves the HRQoL
Polypodium Leucotomos is a fern, also known as Calaguala used by the natives of northern Honduras as a treatment against malignant tumors Used in Spain and Central America for the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and repigmentation of vitiligo.
Oral Polypodium Leucotomos is safe and effective in patients with melasma.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Polypodium Leucotomos, Placebo
University of Miami Cosmetic Center
University of Miami
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:11-0400
With this study we will like to determine if taking a dose of the study medication, called Polypodium leucotomos (PL), prevents some of the changes in the skin caused by the adverse effect...
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A plant genus of the family POLYPODIACEAE. Members contain polypodoside.
Misunderstanding among individuals, frequently research subjects, of scientific methods such as randomization and placebo controls.
A plant genus of the family Pteridaceae. Members contain TRITERPENES. Some species in this genus are called maidenhair fern which is also a common name occasionally used for Lygodium (FERNS) and POLYPODIUM.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting 2-3% of the population of the United Kingdom, where the skins replacement process is sped taking 2-6 days instead of the usual 21 - 28 days for the replacement of skin cells. Patients experience an accumulat...
Dermatitis means an inflammation of the skin. Contact dermatitis is a term used when this inflammation is caused by contact with something in the environment. The changes of dermatitis seen in the skin take the form of eczema; hence it may sometimes be r...
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