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[Clinical and experimental study on the treatment of endometriosis with dan'e mixture].

[Article in Chinese]

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Second Affiliated Hospital, Kunming Medical College, Yunnan (650101).

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To find a medicine to treat endometriosis effectively with less side-effect.

METHODS:

Dan'e mixture (DEM, consists of Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae and Rhizoma Zedoariae) was used to treat 189 cases of endometriosis and the change of symptom and sign, the B ultrasonograph, the anti-endometrium antibody and endometriosis quantitative diagnostic index were observed, another 160 cases were treated with Danazol as control, also using animal model to treat with DEM and Danazol.

RESULTS:

One hundred and eighty-nine cases were treated for 9 months. According to National Standards, 39 cases (20.6%) were cured, 67 cases (35.4%) were markedly effective, 67 cases (35.4%) were effective, and 16 cases (8.4%) were ineffective. Compared with 160 cases treated with Danazol for 9 months, the total effective rates were 95% and 91.5% respectively, the difference between them was insignificant. Animal experiments showed the similar results to the clinical ones.

CONCLUSION:

SZM is a safe and effective medicine to treat endometriosis, which deserves further study and development. It is particularly helpful for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of endometriosis in the early stage.

PMID:
11783284
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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