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[Effect of total saponins of Panax notoginseng on urinary albumin in patients with chronic renal failure].

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Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou People's Hospital, Zhengzhou 450003, Henan, China.



To observe the curative effect of total saponins of Panax notoginseng (PNS) on chronic renal failure (CRF).


Sixty patients with CRF (non-uremic) were randomly divided into the experimental and the control groups, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in experimental group were given PNS extract Xueshuantong 0.45 g on the basis of the general symptomatic treatment, once a day. While the patients in the control group were treated with Bailing capsule of 1.0 g, three times a day. Total therapeutic courses were 2 months for both groups. The changes in renal function, hemoglobin, 24-hour urinary protein, parathyroid hormone (PTH), N-acutely-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) were observed in two groups.


After 2 months, the changes in serum creatinine (SCr), clearance rate of endogenous creatinine (CCr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid (UA), hemoglobin, 24-hour urinary protein were improved in both groups, while the changes in CCr, BUN, hemoglobin, 24-hour urinary protein in the experimental group were more obvious [CCr (ml/s): 0.36±0.13 vs. 0.34±0.12, BUN (mmol/L): 15.66±9.05 vs. 20.32±8.30, hemoglobin (g/L): 101.2±9.4 vs. 95.4±8.7, 24-hour urinary protein (mg): 1 040±450 vs. 2 360±390, all P<0.05]. After treatment, NAG (U/L) were decreased significantly only in control group (18.2±9.8 vs. 28.9±12.0, P<0.05).


PNS has a good therapeutic effect for the treatment of CRF (non-uremic). It possesses such therapeutic effects as improving the renal function, and lowering urine protein.

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