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Acta Med Indones. 2012 Apr;44(2):105-13.

Ability of curcuminoid compared to diclofenac sodium in reducing the secretion of cycloxygenase-2 enzyme by synovial fluid's monocytes of patients with osteoarthritis.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University - dr. Sardjito Hospital. Jl. Kesehatan no. 1, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. kertianyoman@yahoo.com

Abstract

AIM:

to assess the ability of curcuminoid from Curcuma domestica Val in reducing the cycloxygenase-2 secretion by synovial fluid's monocytes compared to diclofenac sodium in patients with osteoarthritis.

METHODS:

this was a prospective randomized open end blinded evaluation (PROBE) study. The subjects were patients with knee osteoarthritis who were divided randomly into two groups, the first group received 30 mg 3 times daily of curcuminoid and the second group received 25 mg 3 times daily of diclofenac sodium. The joints aspiration was done and the secretion of cycloxygenase-2 enzyme by synovial fluid's monocytes was evaluated by scoring method before and after 4 weeks of treatments.

RESULTS:

a total of 80 patients with knee osteoarthritis were enrolled. In curcuminoid group the average scores were 1.84±0.37 and 1.15±0.28 respectively (p<0.001). In diclofenac group the average scores were 1.79±0.38 and 1.12±0.27 respectively (p<0.001). In curcuminoid group the decreasing score of cycloxygenase-2 secretion was 0.70±0.51 while in diclofenac group was 0.67±0.45. There was no significant difference in decreasing the score of cycloxygenase enzyme secretion between both treatment groups (p=0.89).

CONCLUSION:

the ability of curcuminoid from Curcuma domestica Val. rhizome extract was not significantly different compared to diclofenac sodium in suppressing the secretion of cycloxygenase-2 enzyme by synovial fluid's monocytes.

PMID:
22745140
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