|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2628557||1136475||2015||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Several trials have suggested that Chinese herb medicine in combination with chemotherapy has efficacy in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
• The present meta-analysis indicated Chinese herb medicine combined with chemotherapy was associated with superiority in treatment success, and radiological improvement.
• More rigorous controlled trials are required to substantiate or refute these early findings because of the poor quality of the included trials.
Several studies have suggested that Chinese herb medicine (CHM) in combination with chemotherapy has efficacy in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of CHM as a concomitant therapy for MDR-TB. Six databases were searched up to October 2014. Controlled trials comparing CHM combined with chemotherapy (treatment group) with chemotherapy alone (control group) for the treatment of MDR-TB were analyzed. Twenty studies, comprising 1823 patients across China, were included in this review. The meta-analysis showed CHM combined with chemotherapy was associated with a superiority in treatment success (odds ratio [OR], 1.33; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.15–1.54; P < 0.001), and radiological improvement (OR, 1.32; 95% CI: 1.14–1.52; P < 0.001). Patients who received CHM combined with chemotherapy were associated with a similar likely to relapse (OR, 0.88; 95% CI: 0.62–1.25, P = 0.478). CHM combination with chemotherapy appeared to be associated with a low incidence of adverse effects for MDT-TB treatment. According to the pooled results and the poor quality of the included trials, it might be uncertainty that there was a superiority of CHM combined with chemotherapy for treating MDR-TB. More rigorous controlled trials are required to substantiate or refute these early findings.
Journal: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Volume 23, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 544–554