Xin-feng Guo

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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)
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)
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 In order to scientifically reflect the real efficacy of TCM treatment and to preliminarily establish a definitely valid and reliable assessment system of stroke treatment, with multi-dimensional outcome assessment indexes, including efficacy evaluation system of conventional western medicine, syndrome evaluation criteria in TCM and quality of life(More)
BACKGROUND To provide evidence that the Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) PSORI-CM01 combined with Western medicine reduces the relapse rate of psoriasis vulgaris (PV), we plan to conduct a large-scale randomized control trial (RCT). In order to improve and perfect the RCT, this pilot study was designed to determine the feasibility and the potential of a(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)
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)
In this paper, the concepts of surrogate outcomes and intermediary outcomes, their correlation with the primary outcome, how to select surrogate outcomes and intermediary outcomes and the particular requirements for using surrogate outcomes in assessing TCM clinical efficacy were discussed and described. It is difficult to evaluate clinical efficacy(More)