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Research Article

The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of the Sahastara Remedy versus Diclofenac in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Double-Blind, Randomized, and Controlled Trial

Table 2

Baseline characteristics of patients.

DataSHT remedy ()Diclofenac () value

Female, number (%)28 (90.3)27 (90)
Age; yrs, mean (SD)60.38 (6.97)58.23 (7.99)
Weight; kg., mean (SD)68.48 (10.64)65.27 (9.81)
Height; cm., mean (SD)158.29 (6.38)157.13 (5.90)
BMI; Kg/m2, mean (SD)27.27 (3.69)26.35 (3.02)
Visual analogue scale (VAS); mm., mean (SD)44.1 (23.5)43.5 (19.3)
100-meter walking time; sec., mean (SD)103.77 (47.51)103.19 (35.43)

WOMAC index score, mean (SD)
 Pain index8.52 (3.77)8.47 (2.39)
 Stiff index3.32 (1.92)3.53 (1.61)
 Physical function index30.64 (11.69)31.03 (10.77)
 Total score42.65 (15.70)43.13 (13.69)

Laboratory data, mean (SD)
 Blood pressure
  Systolic (mm.Hg.)123.55 (11.42)121.83 (13.03)
  Diastolic (mm.Hg.)82.90 (8.24)80.50 (8.13)
 Renal function tests
  BUN (mg/dL)13.74 (4.69)15.35 (4.55)
  Creatinine (mg/dL)0.84 (0.27)0.80 (0.20)
 Liver function tests
  AST (U/L)28 (19.49)22.33 (10.35)
  ALT (U/L)46.48 (23.94)40.90 (12.91)
  ALP (U/L)108.26 (25.95)98.27 (23.26)

Statistical analysis: Student’s -test, chi-square test.

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