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OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and mechanism of Fengshikang (FSK) in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Thirty-eight patients with RA of damp-heat block syndrome type in Chinese medicine (CM), were randomized into two groups. They all received glucocorticoid therapy for 1 month, but FSK was administered to the 20 patients in the CM group(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical effects of Biqi Capsule (BQC) combined with methotrexate (MTX) for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to study an effective protocol of RA treated by integrative medicine. METHODS One hundred and thirty-eight patients with RA were randomly assigned to Group I (44 cases, treated by BQC), Group II (46 cases,(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical efficacy of Wangbi Tablet (WT) on the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and to study its treatment program by integrative medicine. METHODS The randomized, parallel control, and multi-center clinical observation method was used. 160 KOA patients of Gan-Shen deficiency complicated with stasis-blood blockade syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the therapeutic efficacy of Qianggu Granule (QGG), Diacerein Capsule (DC), and QGG + DC in treating knee osteoarthritis (KOA, belonging to Gan-Shen insufficiency induced vein stasis syndrome), and to explore the clinical advantages of QGG + DC. METHODS Ninety patients in line with the diagnosis standard were randomly assigned to three(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the therapeutic effect of total glucosides of paeony (TGP) on lupus nephritis (LN) in MRL/lpr mice. METHODS MRL/lpr mice with lupus nephritis were randomized into model group and TGP group. The urinary protein content was detected using Coomassie brilliant blue, and the serum levels of IgG anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) antibodies(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Hanshibi tablet in Kunming mice and the effect of the tablet in ameliorating synovial pathology in a rat model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Stretching test, capillary permeability and ear swelling test of Kunming were performed to observe the analgesic and anti-inflammatory(More)
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