Kumarasinghe N, Suriyakumara V, Aslam F, Hakmanage NM, Galgamuwa L, Abeykoon I, Lankeshwari A and Madushani R
Background: The study focuses on 75 diagnosed CKDu patients in the NCP of Sri Lanka who have been visiting a selected Ayurveda clinic in Kebithigollewa. Biochemical parameters such as serum creatinine and micro-albumin were analyzed over a period of six months among patients undergoing Sri Lanka traditional medicine treatment. Methods: The patients undergoing Sri Lankan traditional medication for a period of one year were selected for the study. Descriptive data analysis was carried out for a further six-month period on samples of 75 patients diagnosed with CKDu. The patients age, gender, serum creatinine, micro-albumin, blood pressure and ankle edema were taken into consideration. Pearson correlation test was carried out on all patient data to assess patient prognosis. Results: A sample of 75 (n=75) patients were selected for the study of which 52 were males and 23 were females in the age range 40-60. The average e-GFR for the first month (m=1) follow up was 35.44 and sixth month (m=6) was 40.16. The average serum creatinine level declined from 2.59 to 2.48 over the six-month study period, accounting to a 5% reduction. The average blood pressure for the six-month period was 123/77. The average ACR measured for a four-month period was 304.85 mg/g and had a correlation value of 0.328 at 95% confidence and a p value of 0.04 was obtained when correlated with e-GFR. Conclusion: A significant improvement in both biochemical and quality of life parameters were observed among the selected patient population who underwent Sri Lankan traditional medicine treatment.
Published Date: 2019-05-31; Received Date: 2019-05-15