Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1997 Feb; 17(2): 81-3.
[Clinical study on relationship between liver-blood stasis and liver fibrosis]
Institute of Visceral Status and Liver Diseases, Affiliated Hospital, Hubei TCM College, Wuhan.
OBJECTIVE: Exploring the relationship between Liver-Blood Stasis (LBS) and liver fibrosis (LF) to lay a theoretical foundation of rational using traditional Chinese medicines against LF. METHODS: Human procollagen peptide III (hPC III), hyaluronic acid (HA), laminin (LN) in the sera of 35 patients with hepatopathy and Blood Stasis Syndrome (HP-BS) and 35 patients with hepatopathy and Non-Blood Stasis Syndrome (HP-NBS) were measured by radioimmunoassay. Thirty healthy subjects were taken as control. Correlation analysis between the degrees of LBS and those of the serum indexes of LF was made. RESULTS: (1) hPC III, HA, LN in the sera of the patients with HP-BS were markedly higher than those in the sera of the patients with HP-NBS, but the latter were markedly higher than healthy subjects. (2) Degrees of LBS correlated closely with those of LF. (3) (Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction XFZYD) not only might improve the degrees of LBS but also decline the serum LF indexes. Nevertheless, the curative effects in early period of taking the herbs only showed serum HA dropped. CONCLUSION: The nature of LF in traditional Chinese medicine concept is mainly LBS. The degrees of LBS might reflect those of LF to a certain extent. XFZYD showed effective in declining serum LF indexes but it needs at least 2 months.