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Article: [Influences of warming kidney prescription on antiviral therapeutic efficacy and creatine kinase in telbivudine-treated HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To study the influences of warming kidney prescription on antiviral therapeutic efficacy and creatine kinase (CK) level in telbivudine-treated HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients with kidney yang deficiency syndrome. Ninety-six cases were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups (n=48 each): warming kidney prescription treatment or control. Both groups were treated for 52 weeks with telbivudine monotherapy, but the treatment group received additional treatment with the warming kidney prescription. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndrome score, biochemical response, virological response, serological response, CK level, and adverse reactions were recorded for each group in order to perform comparative analysis of the warming kidney prescription's effects. A total of 84 patients, including 43 cases in the treatment group, completed the study. The warming kidney prescription led to significantly improved total clinical syndrome efficacy, TCM syndrome score, biochemical response, virological response, and HBeAg serological responses, as evidenced by changes for each parameter observed in the treatment group versus the control group (respectively, 88.37% vs. 63.41%, 4.97+/-1.88 vs. 10.13+/-3.72, 95.35% vs. 75.61%, 81.40% vs. 56.10%, 48.84% vs. 26.83% (all, P less than 0.05)). No patient in either group experienced primary treatment failure. Seven cases, all from the control group, experienced virological breakthrough. Elevated CK was observed in both the treatment and control groups, but significantly more patients in the control group experienced this adverse reaction (respectively, 73.17% vs. 44.19%; P less than 0.01). The warming kidney prescription can increase telbivudine antiviral therapeutic efficacy and decrease the telbivudine-induced increase in creatine kinase in HbeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients with kidney yang deficiency syndrome.Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 02/2012; 20(2):93-7.
Article: [A prospective cohort study on the influence of high doses of herbs for clearing heat and resolving stasis on survival rates in patients with hepatitis B-related acute-on-chronic liver failure].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Hepatitis B-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a severe clinical syndrome characterized by jaundice, coagulopathy, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy and with a high mortality rate of 65% to 93%. It involves significant ethical issues when a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study is conducted to such a serious disease. Therefore, a prospective cohort study design was utilized to explore a new treatment modality of applying integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine. To evaluate the efficacy, safety and recent survival rates of high-dose herbs with the function of clearing heat and resolving stasis, named Qingre Huayu, in patients with hepatitis B-related ACLF with heat toxin stagnation syndrome. A matched, prospective cohort study was conducted. Participants who met the inclusion criteria were recruited from the Department of Infectious Diseases, Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Patients were assigned to either an integrated medicine group or a Western medicine group according to their own preference and received either a regime of classic Western medical treatment (control group) or a regime of classic Western medical treatment plus Qingre Huayu herbs (treatment group). The regimes were conducted for 12 weeks. Survival rates of non-liver transplantation patients were evaluated after 12-week treatment. The levels of total bilirubin (TBiL), albumin (ALB), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and prothrombin activity (PTA) were detected at baseline and weeks 4, 8 and 12. Scores of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndrome and complications were evaluated at baseline and study completion. Adverse events were recorded. All patients were followed up to the deadline for this study. There were 21 cases (31.8%) who died in the treatment group (n=66) and 19 cases (59.4%) in the control group (n=32). Significant difference (X(2)=6.775, P<0.01) was found in comparing the survival and death rates between the two groups by X(2) test. At 12 weeks, mean survival time of the two groups was 69.9 and 47.2 d respectively; cumulative survival rate of patients in the treatment group was higher than that of patients in the control group (P<0.01). Levels of TBiL, ALT, AST, ALB and PTA at weeks 4, 8 and 12 in the treatment group were superior to those in the control group with statistical significance (P<0.01 or P<0.05). In comparison of the TCM syndrome scores at week 12, the average score of the TCM syndrome of the treatment group (n=45) was 7.52±2.41, lower than 18.34±4.36 of the control group (n=13), and the difference was significant (t=8.784, P<0.01). Complication incidences after 12 weeks of treatment were statistically different between the treatment group (n=45) and the control group (n=13) by X(2) test (P<0.05 or P<0.01). Incidence rates of ascites, infection and hepatic encephalopathy accounted for 22.22%(10/45) and 69.23% (9/13), 8.89% (4/45) and 53.85% (7/13), and 11.11% (5/45) and 46.15% (6/13) in the two groups respectively. The incidence rates of adverse events in the treatment group and the control group were 0.00% and 12.50% respectively and the difference was statistically significant (X(2)=5.705, P<0.05). No drug-related adverse events were found in blood, urine and stool routine tests, renal function test and electrocardiography. High doses of Qingre Huayu herbs can significantly improve liver function and coagulation function, reduce complications, and reduce mortality in patients with hepatitis B-related ACLF.Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine 02/2012; 10(2):176-85.
Article: [Evaluation on HBeAg conversion time when treating chronic hepatitis B patients with combination of lamivudine and traditional Chinese medicine].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To evaluate the effect of the combined use of traditional Chinese medicine and lamivudine (LMD) in treating chronic hepatitis B patients, and to follow the serological response for six months or longer. CNKI, Wanfang data, VIP data, CBMdisk, MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials database and literature were searched, to include randomized controlled trails (RCT) that used LMD alone or combined with traditional Chinese medicine. RevMan 4.2 was used for data analysis. The Meta analysis of 7 trails demonstrated that the HBeAg conversion rate in treatment group was higher than those from the control group, and the differences were statistically significant at 6, 9, 12 months. Data demonstrated that early intervention of traditional Chinese medicine might increase the HBeAg conversion rate but conclusion needs to be more specific to the types of trials.Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi 01/2009; 29(12):1243-7.