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BACKGROUND Psoriasis causes worldwide concern because of its high-prevalence, as well as its harmful, and incurable characteristics. Topical therapy is a conventional treatment for psoriasis vulgaris. Chinese medicine (CM) has been commonly used in an integrative way for psoriasis patients for many years. Some CM therapies have shown therapeutic effects for(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that administration of statins reduced the risk of peri-procedural myocardial damage. However, it remains unclear whether Chinese medicine Danlou Tablet (), similar to statins, may protect patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from peri-procedural myocardial damage. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the reliability and validity of Health Scale of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HSTCM) by means of questionnaires. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted at Liwan Community of Guangzhou, Old People's Home in Guangzhou and Outpatient Department of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. A total of(More)
Viewing from some TCM concepts and basic characteristics of health, assimilating the operationalization concerning thinking and procedure of modern scientific research, the pilot form of Health Scale of TCM--initial health scale of TCM (iHSTCM) based upon TCM theory was developed. From November 2002 to January 2003, the domain, facets and items of HSTCM(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify and analyze records of the treatment of dementia and memory disorders in the classical Chinese medical literature that were consistent with the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), with the aim of determining which traditional medicines have histories of use for these disorders. METHODS Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese(More)
The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia were systematically reviewed. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding acupuncture for supraventricular tachycardia were searched in domestic and overseas databases, and the evaluation tool of bias risk in Cochrane Handbook 5.1.0 software was used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical adverse drug reactions (ADR) of Shuxuetong Injection (SXTI) comprehensively for its proper use and post-marketing reevaluation. METHOD Electronic searching of the online Chinese and English medical databases were carried out from their inception to Feb. 2012, studies were screened and data were extracted according to(More)
The analysis of the effective value obtained in clinical trails should take account of both sides of its size and precision, for its interpretation, the general principles of: accuracy, explicitness and quantification should be complied. Criteria such as relative risk (RR), relative risk reducing rate (RRR), absolute risk reducing rate (ARR) and number(More)
Erratum Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error. The superiority margin difference should be 5 % instead of 10 %. We performed a superiority test of two independent proportions with superiority margin difference of 5 % by PASS 11.0 software again, and the results were the same as mentioned in the paper before. The sentence(More)