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Article: A systematic review and meta-analysis of herbal medicine on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

TitleA systematic review and meta-analysis of herbal medicine on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/
Citation
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014, v. 2014, article no. 925069 How to Cite?
AbstractHerbal medicine (HM) as an adjunct therapy has been shown to be promising for the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the role of herbs in COPD remains largely unexplored. In this present study, we conducted the systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of herbs in COPD. 176 clinical studies with reporting pulmonary function were retrieved from English and Chinese database. Commonly used herbs for acute exacerbations stage (AECOPD) and stable COPD stage (SCOPD) were identified. A meta-analysis conducted from 15 high quality studies (18 publications) showed that HM as an adjunct therapy had no significant improvement in pulmonary function (FEV1, FEV%, FVC, and FEV1/FVC) compared to conventional medicine. The efficacy of the adjunct HM on improving the arterial blood gas (PaCO2 and PaO 2) for AECOPD and SCOPD remains inconclusive due to the heterogeneity among the studies. However, HM as an adjunct therapy improved clinical symptoms and quality of life (total score, activity score, and impact score of St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire). Studies with large-scale and double-blind randomized controlled trials are required to confirm the role of the adjunct HM in the management of COPD. © 2014 Hai Yong Chen et al.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200153
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.615
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Hai-Yong-
dc.contributor.authorMa, Chunho-
dc.contributor.authorCao, Kejian-
dc.contributor.authorChung-Man Ho, James-
dc.contributor.authorZiea, Eric Tat Chi-
dc.contributor.authorWong, Viviantaam-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jinzhang-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-26T23:11:12Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-26T23:11:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014, v. 2014, article no. 925069-
dc.identifier.issn1741-427X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200153-
dc.description.abstractHerbal medicine (HM) as an adjunct therapy has been shown to be promising for the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the role of herbs in COPD remains largely unexplored. In this present study, we conducted the systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of herbs in COPD. 176 clinical studies with reporting pulmonary function were retrieved from English and Chinese database. Commonly used herbs for acute exacerbations stage (AECOPD) and stable COPD stage (SCOPD) were identified. A meta-analysis conducted from 15 high quality studies (18 publications) showed that HM as an adjunct therapy had no significant improvement in pulmonary function (FEV1, FEV%, FVC, and FEV1/FVC) compared to conventional medicine. The efficacy of the adjunct HM on improving the arterial blood gas (PaCO2 and PaO 2) for AECOPD and SCOPD remains inconclusive due to the heterogeneity among the studies. However, HM as an adjunct therapy improved clinical symptoms and quality of life (total score, activity score, and impact score of St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire). Studies with large-scale and double-blind randomized controlled trials are required to confirm the role of the adjunct HM in the management of COPD. © 2014 Hai Yong Chen et al.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/-
dc.relation.ispartofEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleA systematic review and meta-analysis of herbal medicine on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2014/925069-
dc.identifier.pmid24795773-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3984792-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84899515941-
dc.identifier.hkuros232080-
dc.identifier.volume2014-
dc.identifier.eissn1741-4288-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000333831600001-

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