Preoperative Oral Passiflora Incarnata Reduces Anxiety in Ambulatory Surgery Patients: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

@article{Movafegh2008PreoperativeOP,
  title={Preoperative Oral Passiflora Incarnata Reduces Anxiety in Ambulatory Surgery Patients: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study},
  author={A. Movafegh and R. Alizadeh and Fatimah Hajimohamadi and F. Esfehani and Mohmad Nejatfar},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={106},
  pages={1728-1732}
}
BACKGROUND:Many patients have preoperative anxiety; therefore, the development of a strong anxiolytic with minimal psychomotor impairment for premedication may be desirable. METHODS:In this study, 60 patients were randomized into two groups to receive either oral Passiflora incarnata (500 mg, Passipy™ IranDarouk) (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) as premedication, 90 min before surgery. A numerical rating scale (NRS) was used for each patient to assess anxiety and sedation before, and 10, 30, 60… Expand
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