Effects of Huang Qi Wu Wu Decoction On Plasma Proteins in 70 Cases of Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases

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JTCM December 2000 65/50
Che Hongzhu et al.

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Effects of Huang Qi Wu Wu Decoction on Plasma Proteins in 70 Cases of Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases

Che Hongzhu et al.

140 patients with chronic pulmonary heart disease were selected after an acute attack and divided into a control group of 70 patients receiving normal hospital treatment (oxygen and antibiotics) and a treatment group of 70 patients receiving Huang Qi Wu Wu decoction in addition. The decoction is composed of: Huang Qi (Radix Astragali) 40g, Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae) 20g, Tao Ren (Semen Persicae) 15g, Hong Hua (Flos Carthami Tinctorii) 15g, Chi Shao (Radix Paeoniae Rubrae) 15g, Gua Lou (Fructus Trichosanthis) 25g, Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) 20g and Xie Bai (Bulbus Allii) 10g. The decoction was taken twice daily for three weeks. In cases of cold retention, Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae) and Bai Jie Zi (Semen Sinapsis Albae) were added. For Lung and Kidney qi deficiency, Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis) and Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae) were added, while Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis) and Ting Li Zi (Semen Tinglizi) were added for heat in the Lung. Results suggest statistically different improvements in plasma proteins in the treatment group compared to the control group. In the treatment group, 29 cases (41.1%) improved materially, 34 (48.6%) improved, and 7 cases (10.0%) failed to improve, while in the control group the results were 23 (32.9%), 30 (42.9%) and 17 (24.3%) respectively. Total effective rate was 90% in the treatment group and 75.7% in the control group. The authors state that one of the difficulties in treating acute phases of the disease is antibiotic resistance, and suggest many of the ingredients of the decoction have an anti-microbial function which assists the immune functions in combating pulmonary infection.

JTCM December 2000

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