Litholytic property of Kulattha (Dolichous biflorus) vs potassium citrate in renal calculus disease: a comparative study
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Litholytic property of Kulattha (Dolichous biflorus) vs potassium citrate in renal calculus disease
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: Renal calculus disease is associated with recurrence after its surgical removal in large number of cases. Kulattha is acclaimed to have litholytic property in ayurvedic literature. We decided to compare the litholytic property of Kulattha with potassium citrate, an agent used to reduce stone recurrence in modern medicine. METHODS: Forty seven patients with diagnosis of calcium oxalate renal calculi were taken in study. Twenty four patients received Kulattha (Group I) and 23 patients were given potassium citrate(Group II) for a period of 6 months. The size of renal calculi was studied by periodic ultrasound assessment in both groups. RESULTS: Mean size of stone in group I at 0 month and at 6 month were 5.42 +/- 1.55 mm and 4.26 +/- 1.2 mm. mean size of stone in group II at 0 month and at 6 month was 6.46 +/- 3.08 mm and 4.64 +/- 1.40 mm. Statistical analysis showed that P value of less than 0.05 was seen in the first group from 0 to 6 month. There was no significant difference in the stone size within group II when the 3rd month and 6th month visit was compared with initial visit. CONCLUSION: Kulattha can be used to reduce the recurrence of calcium oxalate stone and it is shown to have a better result than the use of conventional potassium citrate in such patients.

Author(s): 
Singh, Rana Gopal
Behura, Sanjeev Kumar
Kumar, Rakesh
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Assoc Physicians India
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Year: 
2010
Pages: 
286-289
Volume: 
58
ISSN: 
0004-5772
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 21117346

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Rana Gopal Singh, Sanjeev Kumar Behura and Rakesh Kumar. May 2010. "Litholytic property of Kulattha (Dolichous biflorus) vs potassium citrate in renal calculus disease: a comparative study." The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 58: 286-289.

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