A RETROSPECTIVE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE RUBRICS USING LIKELIHOOD RATIO IN CASES WITH GOOD THERAPEUTIC RESPONSE TO ARSENIC ALBUM

Shalini Rao, Arun Bhargav Jadhav, Anita Sardar Patil

Abstract


Repertory and M.M in Homoeopathic science comprises of numerous rubrics indication a medicine but the question remains to which rubrics the physician to rely upon of being exact indication of a specific medicine. to answer this, evaluation of the symptoms by implication of Likelihood Ratio (LR) has been initiated as a measure of justification to bring into light the indicators of a specific medicine. This Retrospective observational study was attempted to validate rubrics of Arsenic Albm.1 rubric, sneezing constant(LR+  9.0, p=0.636 )could be upgraded to Bold typeface, 5 rubrics (anxiety health about, vomit, appetite diminished  diarrhea, stool odor offensive )were analogous to the existing typeface in Kent’s Repertory,7 rubrics [discharge watery(LR+3.65, p=0.656) ,corryza (LR+2.7, p=0.653), nausea(LR+ 2.85,p=0.643) ,Weakness in general(LR+2.20, p =0.685),Abdomen pain burning (LR+ 4.19,p=0.695),Rectum pain burning (LR+ 2.85, P=0.643)and Sleep disturbed (LR+ 2.16, P=0.684) the typeface could be downgraded , 4 rubrics[company desire for  (LR+ 1.13, p=0.648)and urethra pain burning (LR+1.29,p=0.673),irritability(LR+0.68, p=0.537)and weeping tearful mood (LR+ 0.57,p=0.648 ) remains doubtful. The higher the LR+ relating to p-value, assurance increases for exception and adding entries into repertory


Keywords


Homoeopathy, Arsenic Album, Likelihood Ratio, Retrospective Study.

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