Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1992 Aug; 12(8): 465-8, 452.
[Treatment of 100 children with infantile nephrotic syndrome by integrated traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine]
Dept. of Pediatrics, 1st Affiliated Hospital, Xi' an Medical University.
For ten years (1979-1989), 150 cases of infantile nephrotic syndrome were treated by integrated TCM and Western medicine (WM). The WM group (50 cases) was treated by conventional WM drugs (prednisone, CLB, etc) and the TCM-WM group (100 cases) was treated by the above-mentioned WM plus treatment according to Syndrome Differentiation with decoction of Chinese medicinal herbs. Wulin San, Zhenwu Tang and Zhibai Dihuang Tang were selected in treating Spleen-Qi Deficiency distressed by Dampness, both Spleen-Kidney Yang Deficiency and both Liver-Kidney Yin Deficiency Syndrome respectively. The total effective rate was 100%, and the efficacy of TCM-WM group was higher than that of WM group (P < 0.005). The efficacy of TCM-WM treatment of nephritic nephropathy was far better than that of simple nephropathy (P < 0.05). Also the efficacy of TCM-WM was superior in raising plasma albumin and reducing blood cholesterol than that of WM (P < 0.001). The cellular immunity function and plasma cortisol of TCM-WM group were significantly improved than that of WM, P < 0.01 and 0.001 respectively. The result showed that the curative effect of the TCM-WM group in treating nephrotic syndrome was much better than that of WM alone.