Xiao-bo Yang

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This study is designed to compare the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with western medicine (WM) in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is a 24-week, randomized, multicenter, single-blind study comparing TCM with WM (as used in China) carried out between June 2002 and December 2004 in nine research centers in China,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study TCM syndrome distribution laws in patients with coronary heart diseases (CHD) by epidemiological investigation. METHODS A clinical survey was carried out in 319 inpatients with CHD, whose diagnosis was confirmed by coronary arteriography, in the authors' hospital from January 2004 to December 2004. The TCM syndrome distribution laws(More)
OBJECTIVE To further articulate the conceptual framework of sub-health by way of literature review. METHODS Published papers and relevant literature about sub-health were collected, the representative publishing about theoretical exploration and practical surveys were focused for analyzing and assessing the category of sub-health, investigative objects,(More)
Oxidative stress mediates the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Gartanin, a natural xanthone of mangosteen, possesses multipharmacological activities. Herein, the neuroprotection capacity of gartanin against glutamate-induced damage in HT22 cells and its possible mechanism(s) were investigated for the first time. Glutamate resulted in cell death(More)
Non-randomized studies (NRS) have gradually attracted people's attention in the field of clinical medicine. In this paper, the importance of NRS was emphasized on the viewpoints of the coherence of scientific research, the limitation of randomized control trials (RCTs), the immanent characteristics of TCM clinical practice and the actual requirement of(More)
This paper discussed the concept, categorizations, methods and basic principles for establishing of soft index survey tools (SIST) in clinical medicinal field, pointed out the relation between the connatural theoretical and practical mode of TCM and the establishment of SIST having TCM characteristics, and elaborated several key points which should be paid(More)
Starting from the thinking characteristics of TCM in the holistic approach of syndrome and process of syndrome differentiation, the problems in the criteria of syndrome diagnosis was analyzed, combining with the outcome of investigation on macrocosmic diagnosis of syndrome carried on twice by expert group nationwide in China, a concept for designing basic(More)