Sericin cream reduces pruritus in hemodialysis patients: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled experimental study

Published on Sep 24, 2012in BMC Nephrology1.913
· DOI :10.1186/1471-2369-13-119
Pornanong Aramwit24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Chula: Chulalongkorn University),
Orathai Keongamaroon1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chula: Chulalongkorn University)
+ 2 AuthorsOuppatham Supasyndh14
Estimated H-index: 14
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Abstract
Background Uremic pruritus (UP) is a significant complication in ESRD patients and substantially impairs their quality of life. UP is considered to be a skin manifestation of chronic inflammation. Because sericin can suppress the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, the purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term safety and efficacy of sericin cream for treating UP in hemodialysis patients.
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