Chen Z, Ling CQ, Huang XQ, Zhang HW. Sishengtang decoction in alleviation of toxic and side effects of transarterial embolization. World J Gastroenterol 1998; 4(2): 171-173
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Dr. Zhe Chen, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
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Combined Traditional and Modern Medicine
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Zhe Chen, Chang-Quan Ling, Xue-Qiang Huang, Hong-Wu Zhang, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
Zhe Chen, male, born on 1960-05-14 in Shanghai, graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983, now associate professor, majoring cancer research, having 8 papers published.
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the work.
Correspondence to: Dr. Zhe Chen, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
Received: December 2, 1997 Revised: January 4, 1998 Accepted: January 25, 1998 Published online: April 15, 1998
AIM: To observe the therapeutic effects of Sishengtang decoction in alleviating the toxic and side effects of transarterial embolization (TAE).
METHODS: Fifty-four patients with liver cancer were divided randomly into Sishengtang decoction group (34 cases) and control group (20 cases). The changes of clinical symptoms and peripheral hemogram and some cellular immune functions were observed before and two weeks after TAE.
RESULTS: Sishengtang decoction was superior to the control group in improving the digestive tract reaction. The leucocytes of peripheral blood and cellular immune functions (activities of NK cells and LAK cells) of control group decreased obviously after TAE, while that of Sishengtang decoction group decreased slightly, without obvious difference as compared with that of preoperation.
CONCLUSIONS: Sishengtang decoction might improve the clinical symptoms and increase the leucocytes of peripheral blood and the cellular immune functions of TAE patients.