Lik Sprava. 1998 Jun; (4): 151-4.
[The efficacy of flower pollen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant diseases of the gastroduodenal and hepatobiliary systems]
Kept under medical surveillance were 93 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of different degrees of activity, articular and visceral manifestations. Of these, 83 had apparent and latent afflictions of the gastroduodenal and hepatobiliary systems (gastritis, gastroduodenitis, peptic ulcer, cholecystitis, hepatitis). Floral pollen (FP) was used as a gastro- and hepatocytoprotectors. FP had a marked positive effect on disorders of the gastroduodenal and hepatobiliary systems and, to a lesser extent, on clinical manifestations and course of RA, as evidenced by clinical and biochemical, endoscopic, and ultrasonic investigations.