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Effect of Organotherapic Medicine on Glycaemia in Patients and Animals Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy | Chapter 09 | New Insights into Disease and Pathogen Research Vol. 2

Aims: To evaluate the effect of an organotherapic drug, produced from the pancreas of a young pig, on glycemic alterations in AIDS patients.

Methodology: Current study was carried out in a double-blind, placebo controlled and randomized design. AIDS patients who had high fasting glucose (>110 mg/dL) were selected so that the effect of the organotherapic drug could be evaluated. The patients were divided into two groups: Group I comprised patients who received the organotherapic drug diluted in 1x1012 alcohol/ water 8%, once a day, with a sublingual-administered fasting dose of 10 drops, during four months. Group II consisted of patients receiving placebo once a day at the same dosage. Glucose oxidase method and ELISA, following the manufacturer’s instructions, respectively determined levels of glucose and insulin before treatment and monthly until four months after the start of treatment.

Results: Results registered hyperglycemia in 30% of the patients (60/200), higher than in the population at large (7-15%). This fact could be related to the time of infection (10.0±4.78 years) and treatment (9.3±3.76 years) of the patients. On the other hand, patients who underwent treatment with organotherapic medicine showed a significant reduction (p<0,001) in blood glucose levels (from 204.5±86.63 to 86.63±16) and lower insulin levels after four months of treatment (organotherapic group with 8.02±3.598 versus placebo with 23.83±3.670 p<0,001) within normality, regardless of age, time of infection and time of treatment. This fact suggests that the organotherapic drug was effective to stabilize blood glucose levels in patients.

Conclusion: Current study evidences that the organotherapic drug obtained from the pancreas of a young pig, diluted 1x1012 in alcohol/ water 8% improves blood glucose levels in patients with hyperglycemia keeping within the normal range after four months of treatment. Considering the HAART therapy that significantly increases the life expectancy of AIDS patients but with significant metabolic alterations this study shows the possibility of utilization of complementary and alternative therapies. Although results indicate a significant effect of the organotherapic drug, additional studies are needed to evaluate the long-term effects.

Author(s) Details

A. R. T. Pupulin
Department of Basic Health Sciences, State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil.

L. Mortean
Department of Basic Health Sciences, State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil.

T. Sakurada Jr
Department of Basic Health Sciences, State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil.

M. Spack Jr
Department of Basic Health Sciences, State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil.

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