Ming-hang Wang

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BACKGROUND Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for many years. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the comprehensive therapy based on the three common TCM patterns in stable COPD patients. METHODS A four-center, open-label randomized controlled method was conducted. A(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Bu-Fei Yi-Shen granule combined with acupoint sticking therapy has been used in the patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as major traditional interventions for the treatment of the disease. AIM OF THE STUDY The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a clinical rule to predict treatment failure in middle-aged and elderly patients suffering from community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in China, and to compare it with other prognostic rules. METHODS Data of 58 variables affiliated to 6 aspects, including demographics, underlaying diseases, previous status, complications,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem worldwide. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an established intervention for the management of patients with COPD. Exercise training is an important part of PR, and its effectiveness in patients with COPD is well established. However, alternative methods of PR training(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of comprehensive interventions based on the three TCM patterns on symptoms and quality of life of COPD patients. DESIGN An open-label, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Four hospitals in China. INTERVENTION 352 patients were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the trial group were given conventional(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the modulation effect of Naomaitong on gelatinase system after cerebral ische-Focal cerebral I/R rat model was duplicated by method of the intralumimia/reperfusion (I/R) in rats. METHOD nal filament technique. Rats were randomly divided into the sham-operative group, the model group, the Naomaitong group and the Nimodipine group, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a specific patient reported outcome (PRO) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients (COPD-PRO) at a set of standardized procedures. METHODS Literature analysis, interview and group discussion were performed to draft an initial model of COPD-PRO. Thereafter, 65 clinicians and experts throughout China(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pulmonary Daoyin (PD) (evolved from ancient Chinese daoyin skills), is a rehabilitation technology that combines specially designed movements of the arms and body and controlled breathing exercises, to improve the physiological and psychological status of patients with chronic respiratory disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation is(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship of cerebro-microvessel basement membrane injury and gelatinase system after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in aged rats. METHODS Cerebral I/R injury model was reproduced by intraluminal silk ligature thrombosis of the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Rats were divided randomly into sham control and I/R(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem worldwide. Its prevalence, morbidity, and mortality, as well as associated economic burdens, have been steadily increasing. One projection indicates that COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. A study using the data from China Chronic Disease Risk(More)