Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1993 Feb; 13(2): 84-5, 68.
[134 patients with adult primary nephrotic syndrome treated with combined traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine]
Renal Research Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou.
This paper studied the method and effect of adult primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS) with the integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine (TCM-WM) treatment. 134 patients were divided into WM group (66 cases) and TCM-WM group (68 cases). Both groups were mainly treated with corticosteroid. The latter group was treated with corticosteroid plus Chinese medicinal herbs. The results showed that total effective rate of WM group and TCM-WM group was 56.1% and 85.3% respectively, while the occurrence rate of side effect was 48% and 14.8% respectively. It indicated that corticosteroid plus Chinese medicinal herbs could enhance curative effect and reduce side effect.