[Effects of Wenshen Huatan Recipe on the renal function and foe blood lipids of patients with early-middle stage chronic renal insufficiency of Pi-Shen yang deficiency].

ABSTRACT To study the clinical effectiveness of Wenshen Huatan Recipe (WHR) in treating early-middle stage chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) of Pi-Shen yang deficiency syndrome (PSYDS).
Ninety early-middle stage CRI patients of PSYDS were recruited and randomly assigned to the treated group (60 cases) and the control group (30 cases) in the ratio of 2:1. All patients received conventional and symptomatic treatment, but those in the treated group received WHR additionally. The observation was lasted for six months. The total efficacy, the Chinese medicine syndrome integral, and indices of the renal functions [including serum creatinine (SCr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine clearance (CCr), serum cystatin C (Cys-C)], blood lipids [total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)], as well as adverse reactions were observed before and after treatment.
After six months of treatment, the total effective rate in treated group was 70.0% (42/60), which was obviously higher than that in the control group [43.3% (13/30), P < 0.05]. The Chinese medicine symptoms in the treated group were obviously improved, showing statistical difference between the two groups (P < 0.01). Better effects in lowering SCr, BUN, Cys-C, and LDL-C and increasing CCr were obtained in the treated group than in the control group (P < 0.05).
WHR could postpone the progression of CRI, improve the lipid metabolism, indicating certain therapeutic efficacy could be obtained in treating early-middle stage CRI from sputum theory.