2015年11月25日 星期三

[論文發表] Prescription Patterns of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Peptic Ulcer Disease in Taiwan: A NationwidePopulation-based Study,胃潰瘍疾病之中醫藥處方研究


 2015 Nov 5. pii: S0378-8741(15)30205-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.11.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Prescription Patterns of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Peptic Ulcer Disease in Taiwan: A NationwidePopulation-based Study.

胃潰瘍疾病之中醫藥處方研究


Abstract

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE:

Peptic ulcer disease is a common digestive disease. There is a lack of large-scale survey on the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. This study aimed to investigate the utilization of TCM for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease in Taiwan.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We analyzed a random sample comprised of one million individuals with newly diagnosed peptic ulcer diseasebetween 2001 to 2010 from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Demographic characteristics and TCM usage, includingChinese herbal formulas and the single herbs prescribed for patients with peptic ulcer disease, were analyzed.

RESULTS:

A total of 96,624 newly diagnosed subjects with peptic ulcer disease were included. 14,983 (15.5%) patients were TCM users. People residing in highly urbanized areas, younger people and female (compared with male) were more likely to use TCM. With regard to the comorbidities, TCM users had a lower prevalence of coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, diabetes mellitus and liver cirrhosis and stroke. The average time between onset of peptic ulcer disease and the first visit to a TCM clinic was 4.7 months. Majority of the patients (n=14,449; 96.4%) received only Chinese herbal remedies. The most frequently prescribed Chinese herbal formula and single herb was Ban-Xia-Xie-Xin-Tang (Pinelliae Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium) and Hai-Piao-Xiao (Os Sepiae), respectivley. The core pattern analysis showed that combination of Ban-Xia-Xie-Xin-Tang, Hai-Piao-Xiao (Os Sepiae), Yan-Hu-Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis), Bei-Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii) and Chuan-Lian-Zi (Fructus Toosendan) was most frequently used for peptic ulcer disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our study identified the core prescription patterns of TCM for patients with peptic ulcer disease in Taiwan. Further basic and clinical studies are necessary to elucidate the efficacy and mechanisms.
Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

KEYWORDS:

Ban-Xia-Xie-Xin-Tang; Complementary and alternative medicine; National health insurance research database; Os Sepiae; Peptic ulcer disease;Traditional Chinese medicine

2015年11月17日 星期二

2015年11月16日 星期一

[論文發表] Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine Use in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Study,類風濕關節炎之特性與中醫藥處方研究



 2015 Oct 16. pii: S0378-8741(15)30182-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.10.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine Use in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Study.

類風濕關節炎之特性與中醫藥處方研究


Abstract

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE:

Large-scale study of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) usage among patients with rheumatoidarthritis (RA) is lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the TCM usage among RA patients in Taiwan.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We examined the "registry for catastrophic illness patient dataset" of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD; n=23 million people) in TaiwanPatients (n=25,263) newly diagnosed as RA in 2001-2009 were included and then followed-up until the end of 2011. Based on the medical utilization, they were further categorized into TCM users (n=6,891; 27.3%) and non-TCM users (n=18,372; 72.7%). The demographic data and core prescription patterns of the TCM users were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Compared to non-TCM user, TCM users were younger (mean age: 49.6 versus 54.0 years), had a higher female/male ratio (82.7%/17.3% versus 74.1%/25.9%), resided in more urbanized area. Herbal remedies were the most commonly used therapeutic approach (76.4%), followed by combining acupuncture (21.1%). The frequency of outpatient visits in TCM users was higher across all disease categories except circulatory system. The most commonly prescribed formula and herb was Shang-Jong-Shiah-Tong-Yong-Tong-Feng-Wan and Rhizoma Corydalis, respectively. The analysis of core pattern revealed that Dang-Gui-Nian-Tong-Tang, Shu-Jing-Huo-Xie-Tang, Gui-Zhi-Shao-Yao-Zhi-Mu-Tang, Myrrha and Olibanum, were among the most frequently used combinations. RA patients who had anxiety and depression, allergic rhinitis, osteoporosis, menstrual disorder, and menopausal syndrome were prone to have more TCM visits compared to non-TCM users.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our population-based study revealed the high prevalence and specific usage patterns of TCM in the RA patients in Taiwan. The information could be used for further pharmacological investigation and clinical trials.
Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

KEYWORDS:

Rhizoma Corydalis; Shang-Jong-Shiah-Tong-Yong-Tong-Feng-Wan; complementary and alternative medicine; national health insurance research database; rheumatoid arthritistraditional Chinese medicine

2015年11月12日 星期四

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每次都高估自己戰力