Abstract BACKGROUND: The role of a mixture of phlebotonics in the treatment of acute hemorrhoid crisis is investigated to test their efficacy. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-four consecutive patients with an acute hemorrhoidal crisis recruited in five colorectal units entered the study. Sixty-six of them were randomized to receive a mixture of diosmin, troxerutin and hesperidin (group A), and 68 a placebo (group B). The main symptoms, the use of oral painkillers and the Bristol scale score were recorded at each scheduled visit and compared using both Student's t test for independent samples and the ANOVA models for repeated measures. The presence of edema, prolapse and thrombosis were also recorded and compared using the Chi-square test. Furthermore, the trend of proportions during the time of the evaluations was assessed by the Chi-square test for linear trend. RESULTS: Pain, bleeding and the proportion of patients who reported persistence of edema and thrombosis decreased significantly after 12 days of treatment in group A. After 6 days, the number of paracetamol tablets taken by patients in group A was significantly lower than the amount of flavonoid mixture. CONCLUSIONS: The use of a mixture of diosmin, troxerutin and hesperidin is a safe and effective mean of managing symptoms of acute hemorrhoidal disease. Furthermore, in patients receiving treatment, there was faster control and lower persistence of edema and thrombosis.
|Titolo:||Flavonoids mixture (diosmin, troxerutin, hesperidin) in the treatment of acute hemorrhoidal disease: a prospective, randomized, triple-blind, controlled trial|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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