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Effect of homeopathic Arnica montana on bruising in face-lifts: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16415448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To design a model for performing reproducible, objective analyses of skin color changes and to apply this model to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic Arnica montana as an antiecchymotic agent when taken perioperatively.
METHODS: Twenty-nine patients undergoing rhytidectomy at a tertiary care center were treated perioperatively with either homeopathic A. montana or placebo in a double-blind fashion. Postoperative photographs were analyzed using a novel computer model for color changes, and subjective assessments of postoperative ecchymosis were obtained.
RESULTS: No subjective differences were noted between the treatment group and the control group, either by the patients or by the professional staff. No objective difference in the degree of color change was found. Patients receiving homeopathic A. montana were found to have a smaller area of ecchymosis on postoperative days 1, 5, 7, and 10. These differences were statistically significant (P<.05) only on postoperative days 1 (P<.005) and 7 (P<.001).
CONCLUSIONS: This computer model provides an efficient, objective, and reproducible means with which to assess perioperative color changes, both in terms of area and degree. Patients taking perioperative homeopathic A. montana exhibited less ecchymosis, and that difference was statistically significant (P<.05) on 2 of the 4 postoperative data points evaluated.
Authors:
Brook M Seeley; Andrew B Denton; Min S Ahn; Corey S Maas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1521-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-17     Completed Date:  2006-04-11     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, Farmington, Conn, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arnica*
Contusions / etiology,  prevention & control*
Double-Blind Method
Female
Humans
Photography
Phytotherapy / methods*
Placebos
Rhytidoplasty*
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Placebos

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