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Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Jia-Rui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiao-Meng Zhang, Bing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of Danshen Injection (, DS) as one adjuvant treatment for conventional therapy with Western medicine (WM) for unstable angina pectoris (UAP). METHODS: Using literature databases, a thorough and systematic retrieval of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing DS plus WM with WM was conducted from inception to April 2015. The extracted data from included studies was analyzed by Review Manager 5...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Di Liu, Xiao-Chun Liang
It is very common to use Chinese medicine (CM) combined with Western medicine (WM) in clinical practice. The appropriate combination of CM with WM can reduce toxicity and enhance effects in order to make the best use of advantages and bypass the disadvantages. However, an inappropriate combination can not only affect the curative effect but even cause death. Therefore, strengthening the complementary advantages of the CM and WM to improve the therapeutic efficacy and reduce side effects has become an important research topic of clinical medicine and pharmacy...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Hao Xu, Ke-Ji Chen
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December 5, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Sha Yao, Dang Wei, Yao-Long Chen, Qi Wang, Xiao-Qin Wang, Zhao Zeng, Hui Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of integrative medicine clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) published before 2014. METHODS: A systematic search of the scientific literature published before 2014 was conducted to select integrative medicine CPGs. Four major Chinese integrated databases and one guideline database were searched: the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP), Wanfang Data, and the China Guideline Clearinghouse (CGC)...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Zhi Wang, Jin-Cheng Liu, Qi-Liang Chen, Jun-Xiao Li, Qian-Hong Wu, Qiong Wu, Kang Li, Cheng-Xue Dang
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December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yong Hyun Park, Jung-In Kim, Su Yeon Seo, Eunhye Lee, Hyeon Hoe Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the inhibitory effect of Saururus chinensis Baill on cell viability, apoptosis, invasion capacity and the mechanism involved in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cells. METHODS: After treating A498 and ACHN cells with Saururus chinensis Baill extract (0, 25, 50 μg/mL), inhibitory effect of Saururus chinensis Baill were evaluated using tetrazolium salt-based colorimetric assay, flfl ow cytometry analysis, and in vitro Matrigel invasion assay, respectively...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yong-Ming Wang, Lin Du, Yuan-Jie Zhu
Chronic urticaria (CU) is characterized by repeated occurrence of wheals or itching for more than 6 weeks. When urticaria symptoms repeatedly occur despite taking Western medicines such as antihistamines, Chinese medicine (CM) has been shown to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence. However, the lack of robust evidence from the evidence-based medicine perspective is hindering acceptance of CM by the Western medicine community. In recent years, more and more evidence-based studies of CU treatment by CM were report in English literatures, including acupuncture, herbs, and food, although some of evidence is still with low quality...
November 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Xing Liao, Yan-Ming Xie, Nicola Robinson, Yong-Yan Wang
The issue of safety evaluation on postmarketing Chinese medicines has become a hot topic in mainland China recently. Researchers and decision-makers can obtain a variety of evidence resources about safety in order to evaluate the safety profile for postmarketing Chinese medicines. A registry study on ten Chinese medicine injections for postmarketing surveillance has come to the end. From such a study observing more than 300,000 patients for more than 4 years, a theoretical research question emerges, that is, how to identify and evaluate safety evidence systematically...
November 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yue-Yue Wu, Ying Zha, Jun Liu, Fang Wang, Jiong Xu, Zao-Ping Chen, He-Yuan Ding, Li Sheng, Xiao-Jie Han
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of berberine (BBR) on high-molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and adiponectin receptors (adipoR1/adipoR2) expressions in high-fat (HF) diet fed rats. METHODS: Forty Wistar male rats were randomly assigned into a normal diet fed group and three HF diet (fat for 45% calories) fed groups (n=10 for each group). All rats underwent 12 weeks of feeding. After 4 weeks feeding, rats in the two of three HF diet fed groups were treated with 150 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) BBR (HF+LBBR group) and 380 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) BBR (HF+HBBR group) by gavage once a day respectively for the next 8 weeks while the rats in other groups treated with vehicle (NF+Veh and HF+Veh)...
November 17, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Ji-Won Lee, Jae-Hwan Lew, Tae-Woo Kim, Hee Kang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects of the mixture of three herbal agents, Cinnamon Cortex, Persica Semen, and Natril Sulfas (CPN), the major ingredients of Taoren Chengqi Decoction (). METHODS: Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was induced by immunization with bovine type II collagen on day 1 and 21. DBA/1J mice were orally administered the water extract of CPN (100 and 500 mg/kg) and indomethacin (1 mg/kg) or vehicle (water) 3 times per week for 6 weeks...
November 17, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Chien-Ying Lee, Min-Chien Yu, Wu-Tsun Perng, Chun-Che Lin, Ming-Yung Lee, Ya-Lan Chang, Ya-Yun Lai, Yi-Ching Lee, Yu-Hsiang Kuan, James Cheng-Chung Wei, Hung-Che Shih
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of combining red yeast rice and Lactobacillus casei (L. casei) in lowering cholesterol in patients with primary hyperlipidemia, the later has also been shown to remove cholesterol in in vitro studies. METHODS: A double-blind clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the cholesterol-lowering effect of the combination of red yeast rice and L. casei. Sixty patients with primary hyperlipidemia were recruited and randomized equally to either the treatment group (red yeast rice + L...
November 12, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Ji-Hwan Eom, Se-Yun Cheon, Kyung-Sook Chung, Myung-Dong Kim, Hyo-Jin An
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Bawu Decoction (, BWD, Palmul-tang in Korean) against benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups, with 6 rats in each group. The 4 study groups included sham-operated group (CON), BPH model group, fifinasteride-treated group, and BWD-treated group. All the groups except CON group received a subcutaneous injection of 10 mg/kg of testosterone, while CON group received saline...
November 12, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Min-Yeong Song, Hee-Guen Jo, Jae-Uk Sul, Seong-Tae Kim, Kil-Joon Bae, Tae-Gwang Kim, Jae-Hong Kim, Jin-Bong Choi
OBJECTIVES: To examine the changes in pain, disability, and quality of life in motor vehicle collision injury (MVCI) patients after treatment with traditional Korean medicine (TKM), and to investigate the psychological characteristics of these patients. METHODS: Forty-one patients with MVCI were treated with TKM including acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medication, chuna manual therapy, and physical therapy. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Neck Disability Index (NDI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale were assessed at admission and discharge...
November 3, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Jie Liu, Hong-Sheng Lin, Wei Hou, Bao-Jin Hua, Pei-Tong Zhang, Jie Li, Shen-Yu Wang, Ying Xie, Yue Zhang, Guang-Ru Xie, Mei-Ying Zhang, Wen-Guang Shi, Nian-Bo Guan, Tian-Yu Guan, Cong-Huang Li, Li-Yuan Lu, Ying Zhang, Dao-Rui Li, Hao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether additional Chinese medicine (CM) could prolong survival and improve the quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared with Western medicine (WM) alone. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective cohort study. A total of 474 hospitalized patients with stage III-IV NSCLC were recruited and divided into 2 groups. Patients in the WM group received radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and optimal supportive therapy according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines...
October 28, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yu-Tong Lu, Jie Li, Xin Qi, Ying-Xia Pei, Wen-Guang Shi, Hong-Sheng Lin
OBJECTIVE: To observe the intervention effect of Shugan Jianpi Formula (, SGJPF) on a breast cancer mouse model with depression and investigate the underlying mechanism of SGJPF in preventing the development of breast cancer. METHODS: The breast cancer model was induced by inoculation of breast cancer cells, the depression model was induced by chronic stress stimuli, and the depression cancer model was established by combining the two factors. The mice were divided into 7 groups: normal control, depression model, tumor model, depression tumor model, SGJPF, chemotherapy, and SGJPF+chemotherapy groups...
October 28, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Wei Wei, Hai-Yong Chen, Wen Fan, Shui-Fen Ye, Yi-Hui Xu, Jing Cai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Chinese medicine (CM) adjunct to conventional medications for idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Electronic English and Chinese databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Chinese Medical Current Contents, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Science and Technology Journal Database, Wanfang Med Database, and Traditional Chinese Medical Database System were used for key words searching in a highly sensitive search strategy...
October 27, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yang Cheng, Jing-Yin Mai, Mei-Feng Wang, Gao-Feng Chen, Jian Ping
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of total flavonoids of Astmgali Radix (TFA) on liver cirrhosis induced with dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) in rats, and the effect on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) and farnesoid X receptor (FXR). METHODS: Fifty-three Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a control group (10 rats) and a DMN group (43 rats). Rats in the DMN group were given DMN for 4 weeks and divided randomly into a model group (14 rats), a low-dosage TFA group (14 rats) and a high-dosage TFA group (15 rats) in the 3rd week...
October 27, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Jian-Yong Qi, Juan Yu, Dong-Hui Huang, Li-Heng Guo, Lei Wang, Xin Huang, Hai-Ding Huang, Miao Zhou, Min-Zhou Zhang, Jia-Xing Wu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of salvianolate on myocardial infarction in a murine in vivo model of ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. METHODS: Myocardial I/R injury model was constructed in mice by 30 min of coronary occlusion followed by 24 h of reperfusion and pretreated with salvianolate 30 min before I/R (SAL group). The SAL group was compared with SHAM (no I/R and no salvianolate), I/R (no salvianolate), and ischemia preconditioning (IPC) groups. Furthermore, an ERK1/2 inhibitor PD98059 (1 mg/kg), and a phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3-K) inhibitor, LY294002 (7...
October 27, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Shun-Jin Hu, Bing Shu, Hua Jin, Xiao-Feng Li, Jia-Rong Mao, Ke-Jun Ren, Lei Gao, Li Yang, You-Wan Wu, Yong-Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the renal protective effect of Tangshenkang Granule () in a rat model of diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS: Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, DN, Tangshenkang and benazepril groups. DN model was established in the rats of DN, Tangshenkang and benazepril groups. Tangshenkang Granule solution and benazepril hydrochloride solution were intragastrically administered daily to the rats in the Tangshenkang and benazepril groups for 8 weeks, respectively...
October 24, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Xiu-Li Zheng, Yu Yang, Bao-Jia Wang, Ju Wang, Hong-Qu Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of the Chinese medicine theory that Fei (Lung) and Dachang (Large Intestine) are exteriorly and interiorly related via synchronous observation on the dynamic changes of the respiratory and intestinal microflora. METHODS: Forty specific pathogen free Sprague-Dawley rats were selected and randomly divided into blank (10 rats) and chronic bronchitis model groups (30 rats). The blank group rats were put into the smoke-free environment and the model group rats were put into the smoke environment in order to establish pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis) model...
October 24, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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