Postoperative Period

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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

The study on use of traditional Chinese medicine in perioperative management of breast cancer is still in the beginning phase. With the emergence of new understanding about the biological characteristics of breast cancer, the concept of treatment has changed. For instance, the resection extent is tending to be narrower, large doses of radiotherapy may be adopted during the operation, and early use of adjuvant chemotherapy is advocated after the operation. These have bought about changes to the intervention factors in the perioperative period for breast cancer.

Author(s): 
Liu, Peng-Xi
Lin, Yi
Chen, Qian-Jun
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of Ruyiping, a traditional Chinese compound herbal medicine composed of 5 Chinese herbs for removing toxic materials and dissipating nodules from Runing II, another traditional Chinese compound herbal medicine for treating breast cancer, in preventing recidivation and metastasis in breast cancer patients after operation.

Author(s): 
Liu, Sheng
Hua, Yong-Qiang
Sun, Zhen-Ping
Tan, Song
Lu, De-Ming
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of Ru'ai Shuhou Recipe (RSR), a compound traditional Chinese herbal medicine, on 5-year recurrence rate after mastectomy in breast cancer. METHODS: A total of 300 patients with breast cancer were divided into two groups: treatment group and control group. The patients in the treatment group were treated with Western medicine and RSR, and the patients in the control group were treated only with Western medicine (the same as the treatment group). In the two groups, the 5-year recurrence rates after mastectomy in breast cancer were investigated.

Author(s): 
Liu, Sheng
Zhao, Jing
Liu, Jia
Sun, Zhen-Ping
Hua, Yong-Qiang
Lu, De-Ming
Tang, Han-jun
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Tuina and Chinese patent drug Shuxuetong injection in preventing patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty from deep venous thrombosis and in functional rehabilitation. METHODS: A total of 120 patients with diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanghai Guanghua Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in China were enrolled for this study. The patients underwent total knee arthroplasty and were divided into treatment group (n=60) and control group (n=60) after surgery.

Author(s): 
Hu, Jun-lin
Ouyang, Gui-lin
Han, Da-peng
Xia, Qing
He, Yong
Huang, Zheng
Zhu, Fei
Sun, Song-tao
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a widely applied complementary therapy for cancer patients. It can reduce the chemical drugs induced toxic effects to improve the quality of life (QOL). This study applies the highest quality of clinical trial methodology to examine the role of TCM in improving QOL of postoperative non-small-cell lung cancer patients. METHODS AND DESIGN: This study is a multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Four hundred eighty patients will be recruited into seven different research centers in China.

Author(s): 
Xu, Ling
Li, HeGen
Xu, ZhenYe
Wang, ZhongQi
Liu, LingShuang
Tian, JianHui
Sun, JianLi
Zhou, Lei
Yao, YiLin
Jiao, Lijing
Su, Wan
Guo, HuiRu
Chen, Peiqi
Liu, JiaXiang
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: Total knee replacement surgery is commonly used in end-stage diseases of the knee. It is important for improving surgical efficacy and patient satisfaction by promoting early rehabilitation of patients and improving knee function. OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of early application of Tuina treatment on quadriceps surface electromyography (EMG) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis having undergone total knee arthroplasty.

Author(s): 
Wang, Nian-hong
Yan, Jun-Tao
Sun, Wu-quan
Hu, Yong-shan
Xia, Jun
Wei, Li-cheng
Jia, Jie
Ouyang, Gui-lin
He, Yong
Guo, Yan-ming
Xu, Jie
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated that elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) can benefit from chemotherapy, yet compliance in real-world practice is low. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy, compliance and reasons for refusal of postoperative chemotherapy for elderly patients with CRC and to provide corresponding strategies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinico-pathological and biochemical data of the chemotherapy group and chemo-refusing group were compared among 386 elderly patients (>70 years old) with CRC who underwent surgery.

Author(s): 
Li, Pan
Li, Fen
Fang, Yujing
Wan, Desen
Pan, Zhizhong
Chen, Gong
Ma, Gang
Publication Title: 
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

A field experiment focused on some implication of interpersonal touch not explored in earlier research. Conceptually, the research included measuring the effects of touch over a relatively long time frame, for a broad range of response dimensions, and in a nonreactive setting characterized by dependency. On an applied level, the research studied the value of touch as a concomitant of nurse-patient interactions. Specifically, a 2 (touch vs. no touch) X 2 (male vs.

Author(s): 
Whitcher, S. J.
Fisher, J. D.
Publication Title: 
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

TT is a healing modality considered useful for nurses who wish to develop nonpharmacologic methods to reduce pain and anxiety in their patients. TT should be considered an adjunct to pain medications and should be used in that context. In the stressful environment of ICU, the critical care nurse should pursue any means to provide decreased anxiety and pain and increased comfort. The patient in this article experienced pain relief and comfort with the use of TT.

Author(s): 
Smyth, P. E.
Publication Title: 
Human Reproduction (Oxford, England)

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture previously has proved its pain-relieving effect for ovum pick-up (OPU). The analgesic effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) was evaluated when EA was applied for only a few minutes prior to OPU in an attempt to make EA more attractive for clinical use. METHODS: Two hundred patients undergoing OPU were randomized prospectively using sealed, unlabelled envelopes, to receive pain relief with either EA in combination with a paracervical block (PCB) (n = 100) or conventional medical analgesia (CMA) in combination with a PCB (n = 100).

Author(s): 
Humaidan, Peter
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet

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