Yeuk Oi Wong

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There are many animal models for studying allergic rhinitis. However, they either need a too long establishment period or fail to show significant late allergic responses. In the model described in this paper, guinea pigs were sensitized and challenged intranasally with ovalbumin according to a modified protocol. As controls, antihistamine-treatment and(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this trial was to evaluate whether the herbal formula of CUF2 used as complementary therapy improves the clinical symptoms and biochemical markers in children with asthma using inhaled corticosteroids. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled prospective trial, 85 children with asthma aged 7-15 years were(More)
In the present study, human mast cell line (HMC-1) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) were pre-incubated with various concentrations of Fructus xanthii extract solution followed by being stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate and further incubated for 24 hours. The cytokines, in cell culture supernatants, of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-6, IL-8,(More)
BACKGROUND The traditional Chinese herbal formula Cang Er Zi San has been used for the treatment of rhinitis, paranasal sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis for several centuries. However, its therapeutic mechanisms remain largely unclear. OBJECTIVE To study the effects of Shi-Bi-Lin (SBL), a modified Cang Er Zi San formula, on cytokine release from and(More)
BACKGROUND Jia Wei Cang Er Zi San, a traditional Chinese herbal formula, has been used to treat allergic rhinitis (AR) for several centuries. However, its effect on experimental animal models and its therapeutic mechanism remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To study the effect of Shu-Bi-Lin, a modified Jia Wei Cang Er Zi San, on an animal model of AR. METHODS(More)
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