A double-blind controlled clinical trial of mastic and placebo in the treatment of duodenal ulcer.

@article{AlHabbal1984ADC,
  title={A double-blind controlled clinical trial of mastic and placebo in the treatment of duodenal ulcer.},
  author={M J Al-Habbal and Z Al-Habbal and F. U. Huwez},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          541-4
        }
}
A double-blind clinical trial was carried out on thirty-eight patients with symptomatic and endoscopically proven duodenal ulcer to compare the therapeutic responses to mastic (1 g daily, twenty patients) and placebo (lactose, 1 g daily, eighteen patients) given orally over a period of 2 weeks. Symptomatic relief was obtained in sixteen (80%) patients on mastic and in nine (50%) patients on placebo, while endoscopically proven healing occurred in fourteen (70%) patients on mastic and four (22… CONTINUE READING

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