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This article is part of the supplement: Selected articles from the XXV National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery

Open Access Research article

Observational study: daily treatment with a new compound “tradamixina” plus serenoa repens for two months improved the lower urinary tract symptoms

Fabrizio Iacono1, Domenico Prezioso1, Ester Illiano1*, Antonio Ruffo1, Giuseppe Romeo1 and Bruno Amato2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Urology – University Federico II of Naples, Via S. Pansini, 5 – 80131 Naples – Italy

2 Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies,-University “Federico II” of Naples. Via Pansini, 5 - 80131 – Naples, Italy

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BMC Surgery 2012, 12(Suppl 1):S22  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S22

Published: 15 November 2012

Abstract

Background

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are associated with great emotional costs to individuals and substantial economic costs to society. This study seeks to evaluate the effect of a new natural compound “Tradamixina plus Serenoa Repens” in order to improve lower urinary tract symptoms.

Methods

100 patients (≥45years) who had had LUTS/BPH for >6 mo at screening and with IPSS -The international Prostate symptom scores- ≥13 and maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) ≥4 to ≤15 ml/s. were recruited. The compound “Tradamixina plus Serenoa Repens” (80 mg of Alga Ecklonia Bicyclis, 100 mg of Tribulus Terrestris and 100 mg of D-Glucosamine and N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine plus 320 mg of Serenoa Repens) was administered daily for 2 months. At visit and after 60 days of treatment patients were evaluated by means of detailed medical urological history, clinical examination, laboratory investigations (total PSA), and instrumental examination like urolfowmetry. Efficacy measures included IPSS-International Prostate Sympto, BPH Impact Index (BII), Quality-of-Life (QoL) Index. Measures were assessed at baseline and end point (12 wk or end of therapy) and also at screening, 1 and 4 wk for IPSS, and 4 wk for BII. Statistical significance was interpreted only if the results of the preceding analysis were significant at the 0.05 level.

Results

After 2 months of treatment the change from baseline to week 12 relative to “Tradamixina plus Seronea Repens” in total IPSS and Qol was statistically significant. Differences from baseline in BII were statistically significant for “Tradamixina plus Seronea Repens” above all differences in BII were also significant at 4 wk (LSmean ± SE: -0.8 ± 0.2). In the distribution of subjects over the PGI-I and CGI-I response categories were significant for”Tradamixina plus Seronea Repens” (PGI-I: p = 0.001; CGI-I). We also observed a decrease of total PSA.

Conclusion

The daily treatment with a new compound “Tradamixina plus Serenoa Repens” for 2 months improved the male sexual function , it improved the bother symptoms which affect the patient’s quality of life , improved uroflowmetric parameters, and we also observed a decrease of serum PSA level.