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Table 10 Vital Signs

From: Early relief of osteoarthritis symptoms with a natural mineral supplement and a herbomineral combination: A randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN38432711]

Vital Sign Placebo Wk 0 Placebo Wk 8 A Wk. 0 A Wk. 8 B Wk. 0 B Wk. 8 C Wk. 0 C Wk. 8
Pulse Rate 80.3 ± 1.3 76.9 ± 1.1 79.1 ± 1.3 74.7 ± 0.9 80.7 ± 1.3 76.1 ± 1.2 78.6 ± 0.9 76.6 ± 0.9
Systolic BP 128 ± 1 130 ± 2 129 ± 2 130 ± 3 132 ± 2 129 ± 3 * 129 ± 1 128 ± 2
Diastolic BP 83 ± 1 86 ± 1 82 ± 1 82 ± 1 83 ± 1 82 ± 1 80 ± 1 80 ± 2
Respiration Rate 19.5 ± 0.7 19.9 ± 0.7 19.2 ± 0.6 18.9 ± 0.4 19.7 ± 0.7 19.4 ± 0.8 20.2 ± 0.5 18.5 ± 0.5 *
  1. Data expressed as a mean ± sem. Units of measure were: Pulse rate (beats per min), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg), respiration rate (breaths per minute). Group A = High dose sierrasil (n = 20), Group B = Low dose sierrasil (n = 21), Group C = Low dose sierrasil + cat's claw extract (n = 25), placebo n = 22. Pulse rate and respiration rate are given as the rate per minute and blood pressure is expressed in mm Hg. Using unpaired t test, the following descriptors describe a significant difference from baseline, *p < 0.05.