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BACKGROUND Tongxinluo capsule is a medicine consisting of traditional Chinese herbs and insects used for cardiovascular diseases in China and some other Asian countries. To date the evidence of its effect has not previously been subject to systematic review, making it difficult to derive robust conclusions about its actual benefits, and indeed, possible(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect (harms and benefits) of nitrates for stable angina. METHODS We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE and EMBASE. Randomized controlled trials with both parallel and crossover design were included. The following outcome measures were evaluated: number of angina attacks weekly and(More)
BACKGROUND Emergence agitation (EA) is one of the most common postoperative complications in children. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine for preventing postoperative agitation in children. METHODS We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trails, MEDLINE, and EMBASE. Randomized controlled trials(More)
BACKGROUND Sudden cardiac death (SCD) from cardiac arrest, one of the most common types of cardiac-related death, is most often triggered by ventricular arrhythmia (VA). It has been reported that aldosterone antagonists (AAs) have the benefit of reducing SCD in patients with heart failure (HF). It also has been indicated in animal experiments and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicinal herbs for treating uncomplicated acute bronchitis. DATA SOURCES We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), which includes the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group's specialized register; The Chinese Cochrane Centre's Controlled Trials Register;(More)
Currently, flow cytometry and immunomagnetic bead purification are the most commonly used cell sorting methods. We performed this study because there are few reports that directly compare the sorting efficiency and influence on cell functions of these two methods. The in vitro cultured third-generation bone marrow mesenchymal cells from newborn(More)
OBJECTIVE To make microscopic identification research of three Echinacea-species roots recorded in the United States Pharmacopeia. METHOD The root transverse section and powder of E. angustifolia, E. pallida, and E. purpurea were observed. The main microscopic features were photographed. RESULT The main microscopic features of transverse section and(More)
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