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[Clinical observation on treatment of diabetic nephropathy with compound fructus arctii mixture].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203. wanghaiying_7@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe the effect of Compound Fructus Arctii Mixture (FAM, consisted of Fructus Arctii and ethanol extract of Radix Astragalus membranaceus) in treating diabetic nephropathy.

METHODS:

Using FAM to treat 31 patients with diabetic nephropathy and controlled by 23 patients treated with Losartan, the therapeutic course was 3 months for both groups, changes of clinical symptoms, blood glucose, lipid metabolism and urinary albumin were observed and compared.

RESULTS:

The total effective rate in the treated group was 80.6% while in the control group 65.2%. The symptoms, urinary protein and albumin as well as lipid metabolism in the treated group all significantly improved after treatment (P<0.05), but in the control group improvement only showed in urinary albumin level (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

FAM has the effects of reducing urinary protein in 24 hrs, lowering urinary albumin, improving blood glucose after meal and lipid metabolism.

PMID:
15307694
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