Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220


Follow up Study on Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine Treatment on Diagnosed Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology Patients in Kebithigollewa, North Central Province (NCP), Sri Lanka

Kumarasinghe N, Suriyakumara V, Aslam F*, Hakmanage NM, Galgamuwa L, Abeykoon I, Lankeshwari A and Madushani R

Background: The study focuses on 75 diagnosed CKDu patients in the NCP of Sri Lanka who have been visiting a selected Ayurveda clinic in Kebithigollewa. Biochemical parameters such as serum creatinine and micro-albumin were analyzed over a period of six months among patients undergoing Sri Lanka traditional medicine treatment. Methods: The patients undergoing Sri Lankan traditional medication for a period of one year were selected for the study. Descriptive data analysis was carried out for a further six-month period on samples of 75 patients diagnosed with CKDu. The patients age, gender, serum creatinine, micro-albumin, blood pressure and ankle edema were taken into consideration. Pearson correlation test was carried out on all patient data to assess patient prognosis. Results: A sample of 75 (n=75) patients were selected for the study of which 52 were males and 23 were females in the age range 40-60. The average e-GFR for the first month (m=1) follow up was 35.44 and sixth month (m=6) was 40.16. The average serum creatinine level declined from 2.59 to 2.48 over the six-month study period, accounting to a 5% reduction. The average blood pressure for the six-month period was 123/77. The average ACR measured for a four-month period was 304.85 mg/g and had a correlation value of 0.328 at 95% confidence and a p value of 0.04 was obtained when correlated with e-GFR. Conclusion: A significant improvement in both biochemical and quality of life parameters were observed among the selected patient population who underwent Sri Lankan traditional medicine treatment.