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Table 4 Response rates of subjects to treatment based on pain assessments.

From: Comparison of glucosamine sulfate and a polyherbal supplement for the relief of osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN25438351]

  4 Weeks 8 Weeks
Criteria Glucosamine
(n = 47)
Reparagen
(n = 48)
Glucosamine
(n = 47)
Reparagen
(n = 48)
20% decrease in WOMAC pain 74.5 81.2 89.4 93.7
20% decrease in WOMAC pain & 10 mm VAS Pain 66.0 68.7 85.1 91.7
50% decrease in WOMAC pain 38.2 58.3* 72.3 77.1
50% decrease in WOMAC pain & 20 mm VAS Pain 25.5 37.5 63.8 72.9
  1. Percentage of subjects meeting various criteria for response to treatment. Results between reparagen (n = 48) and glucosamine sulfate (n = 47) were not significantly different using these criteria except where denoted by the * (P = 0.05).