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Chinese herbal medicine for functional constipation: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Bian2013ChineseHM,
  title={Chinese herbal medicine for functional constipation: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Zhao-xiang Bian and C. W. Cheng and L Zhu},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 Suppl 9},
  pages={
          44-6
        }
}
1. This was an 18-week prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on a Chinese herbal medicine--ma zi ren wan (MZRW)--for the treatment of functional constipation. 2. 120 subjects with functional constipation (Rome III criteria) were randomised (60 per arm) into the MZRW and placebo groups. Respective responder rates for the two groups were 43.3% and 8.3% during treatment, and 30.0% and 15.0% in the follow-up period (p<0.05). The MZRW group was superior to the… 
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