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Evaluation of the Use of Sterilized and Non-Sterilized Peruibe Black Mud in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

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Gouvea, Paulo Favio Macedo [1] ; Britschka, Zelia Maria Nogueira [1] ; Gomes, Cristina de Oliveira Massoco Salles [2] ; Queiroz, Nicolle Gilda Teixeira de [2] ; Salvador, Pablo Antonio Vasquez [1] ; Silva, Paulo Sergio Cardoso [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Energy & Nucl Res Inst, Ave Prof Lineu Prestes 2242, Cidade Univ, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Vet Med & Anim Sci, Dept Pathol, Ave Prof Orlando Marques de Paiva, BR-05508270 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

This study aimed to evaluate the effects of treatment with Peruibe Black Mud (PBM) on the clinical parameters and quality of life of patients with knee osteoarthritis and to compare the effects of PBM samples simply matured in seawater and PBM sterilized by gamma radiation. A controlled, double-blind trial was conducted with 41 patients divided into two treatment groups composed of 20 and 21 patients: one group was treated with matured PBM and the other with sterilized PBM. Evaluations were done using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaires, the Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) radiographic scale, and the quantification of the serum levels of inflammatory biomarkers. An improvement in pain, physical functions, and quality of life was observed in all of the patients who underwent treatment with both simply matured and sterilized PBM. Nine patients showed remission in the KL radiographic scale, but no statistically significant differences were observed in the serum levels of inflammatory mediators before or after treatment. Peruibe Black Mud proves to be a useful tool as an adjuvant treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA), as shown by the results of the WOMAC and SF-36 questionnaires and by the remission of the radiographic grade of some patients on the Kellgren and Lawrence scale. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/16642-9 - Chemical, mineralogical and radiological characterization of Peruíbe black mud and clinical evaluation of the effects of mud therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Grantee:Paulo Sergio Cardoso da Silva
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants