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interstitial cystitis chinese medicine

Ran Pang, Abdullah Ali
Management of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) remains a challenge due to poor understanding on its etiology. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), as an optional treatment, has been widely used, because no definitive conventional therapy is available. The different domain of CAM provides miscellaneous treatments for IC/BPS, which mainly include dietary modification, nutraceuticals, bladder training, biofeedback, yoga, massage, physical therapy, Qigong, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture...
December 2015: Translational Andrology and Urology
Jeong-Won Lee, Sok Cheon Pak, Songhee Jeon, Dong-Il Kim
Yukmijihwangtang (YM), a boiled extract of medicinal plants, has been prescribed for patients with kidney dysfunction in Korea; however, the mechanism underlying its therapeutic effects has not been fully elucidated. This study was conducted to evaluate the beneficial effects on bladder function by using modified YM (M-YM), which included Ulmi radicis cortex in addition to the six traditional medicinal plants in YM. Bladder irritation of the rats was caused by intravesical instillation of HCl. The animals were divided into six groups: sham group, cystitis-injury group with no treatment, cystitis-injury group with prednisolone treatment (5 mg/kg), and cystitis-injury with M-YM treatment (100, 200 or 500 mg/kg groups)...
2012: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Shi-Xia Xu, Xian-Hua Tang, Hai-Qing Chen, Bo Feng, Hai-Qin Xu, Xiao-Pei Chen, Xiang-Feng Tang
Total body irradiation combined with cyclophosphamide (TBI/CY) and busulphan combined with cyclophosphamide (BU/CY) are standard conditioning regimens in hematological stem cell transplantation for patients with myelogenous leukemia. This study was aimed to compare the therapeutic efficacy of TBI/CY and BU/CY as conditioning regiment for acute or chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, CNKI, CBM (Chinese Bio-medicine Database) had been searched for all relevant articles (1999-2007)...
December 2008: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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