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Homeopathy as an Adjuvant to Chemotherapy Improves Clinical Outcome in Relapsed Pulmonary Tuberculosis

This study has been completed.
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NMP Medical Research Institute Identifier:
First received: November 16, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of homeopathy as an adjuvant to Anti tuberculosis treatment on sputum conversion, hematological, clinical sign and symptoms of relapsed Pulmonary TB.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Drug: Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Homeopathy as an Adjuvant to Chemotherapy Improves Clinical Outcome in Relapsed Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sputum conversion
    Sputum AFB status by microscopy will be recorded. Sputum conversion is defined as three consecutive sputum smears negative for AFB.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life
    Quality of life assessed using SF 36 questionnaire 20 before treatment and after follow up of 11 months. Low numeric scores reflect a perception of poor health, loss of function, and presence of pain

Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: February 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2008
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Homeopathy Drug: Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment
Other Name: DOT CAT II
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment
Other Name: DOT CAT II


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

relapse pulmonary tuberculosis patients with acid-fast bacilli smear positive by microscopy, using ZiehlNieelsen staining as recommended by WHO, unfit for DOTS -

Exclusion Criteria:

pregnancy, clinical sign of any concomitant disease such as diabetes mellitus, acute renal failure or infectious disease including TB/HIV and HIV positive, currently or taken any alternative therapies in past 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01242592

NMP medical Research Institute
Jaipur, Rajastha, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
NMP Medical Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Neha Sharma, PhD NMP Medical Research Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Neha Sharma, NMP Medical Research Institute Identifier: NCT01242592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMP/H/01
Study First Received: November 16, 2010
Last Updated: November 16, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on May 24, 2017