Effectiveness of guaraná (Paullinia cupana) for postradiation fatigue and depression: results of a pilot double-blind randomized study.

@article{Miranda2009EffectivenessOG,
  title={Effectiveness of guaran{\'a} (Paullinia cupana) for postradiation fatigue and depression: results of a pilot double-blind randomized study.},
  author={Vanessa da Costa Miranda and Damila Cristina Trufelli and Juliana Bonfim do Santos and Ma{\'i}ra Paschoin Campos and Melissa Nobuo and Michele da Costa Miranda and Fernanda Schlinder and Rachel Sim{\~o}es Pimenta Riechelmann and Auro del Giglio},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          431-3
        }
}
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Guaraná (Paullinia cupana) has been used medicinally for centuries. The aim of this study is evaluate the effectiveness of guaraná in the treatment of postradiation depression and fatigue. DESIGN AND SETTING This study had a double-blind randomized design with crossover between experimental arms, at Faculdade de Medicina da Fundação do ABC. METHODS We conducted a randomized double-blind crossover trial with 36 patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant radiation… CONTINUE READING
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