Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Frequent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation is a major cause of hospital admission and mortality. It has been reported that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may relieve COPD symptoms and reduce the incidence of COPD exacerbations, thus improving life quality of COPD patients. The acute exacerbation of COPD risk-window (AECOPD-RW) is the period after an exacerbation and before the patient returns to baseline. In the AECOPD-RW, patients are usually at increased risk of a second exacerbation, which may lead to hospital admission and high mortality.

Author(s): 
Haifeng, Wang
Jiansheng, Li
Suyun, Li
Xueqing, Yu
Hailong, Zhang
Zhiwan, Wang
Qiyi, Wu
Pankui, Zhang
Zhongchao, Wang
Fenglei, Li
Haihong, Yan
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become a major public health problem worldwide because of its high and increasing prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. Little attention has been paid to earlier stages of COPD or before it has developed. Reportedly, TCM may have some advantages in relieving symptoms and reducing the incidence of COPD exacerbations. We postulate that patients with COPD will benefit from therapy with TCM treatment according to syndrome differentiation.

Author(s): 
Wang, Minghang
Li, Jiansheng
Li, Suyun
Wang, Haifeng
Yu, Xueqing
Zhang, Hailong
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence and long-term effects on systemic and local inflammation responses in rat with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for regulating and invigorating the lung and kidney, including invigorating the lung and spleen (Bufei Jianpi) therapy, supplementing the lung and kidney (Bufei Yishen) therapy, and nourishing qi and kidney (Yiqi Zishen) therapy. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into six groups: control, model, aminophyline, Bufei Jianpi, Bufei Yishen and Yiqi Zishen groups.

Author(s): 
Li, Jian-sheng
Li, Ya
Li, Su-yun
Wang, Yuan-yuan
Deng, Li
Tian, Yan-ge
Jiang, Su-li
Wang, Ying
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for many years. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the comprehensive therapy based on the three common TCM patterns in stable COPD patients. METHODS: A four-center, open-label randomized controlled method was conducted.

Author(s): 
Li, Su-yun
Li, Jian-sheng
Wang, Ming-hang
Xie, Yang
Yu, Xue-qing
Sun, Zi-kai
Ma, Li-jun
Zhang, Wei
Zhang, Hai-long
Cao, Fan
Pan, Ying-chao
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Jianpi therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in stable phase by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Author(s): 
Gao, Zhen
Liu, Yingying
Zhang, Juhong
Upur, Halmurat
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To study the therapeutic effect Bufei granule, which is a traditional Chinese drug that can enhance the immune function of the lung, on patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: This is a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled, and multicenter clinical study. Three medical centers in Tianjin, China, participated in the trial. A total of 140 patients with stable COPD were enrolled and randomized into two groups, with 70 patients in each. The treatment group was treated with Bufei granule, while the control group received Bufei placebo.

Author(s): 
Guo, Sijia
Sun, Zengtao
Liu, Enshun
Feng, Jihong
Fu, Min
Li, Yuechuan
Wu, Qi
Publication Title: 
Quality of Life Research: An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a 3-month Tai chi Qigong (TCQ) program in promoting the psychosocial functional health of clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Hong Kong. METHODS: This study employed a single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Two hundred and six COPD clients were randomly assigned into three groups, namely, TCQ group, exercise group, and control group. Subjects in the TCQ group received a TCQ program, consisting of two 60-min sessions each week for 3 months.

Author(s): 
Chan, Aileen W. K.
Lee, Albert
Suen, Lorna K. P.
Tam, Wilson W. S.
Publication Title: 
Respiratory Care

OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of the effect of a tai chi program on quality of life and exercise capacity in patients with COPD. METHODS: We randomized 10 patients with moderate to severe COPD to 12 weeks of tai chi plus usual care (n = 5) or usual care alone (n = 5). The tai chi training consisted of a 1-hour class, twice weekly, that emphasized gentle movement, relaxation, meditation, and breathing techniques.

Author(s): 
Yeh, Gloria Y.
Roberts, David H.
Wayne, Peter M.
Davis, Roger B.
Quilty, Mary T.
Phillips, Russell S.
Publication Title: 
Contemporary Clinical Trials

The effectiveness of exercise training in people with COPD is well established. However, alternative methods of training such as Tai Chi have not been widely evaluated. This paper describes the study design of a clinical trial which aims to determine if short form Sun-style Tai Chi improves exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD. METHOD: This randomised controlled trial will be conducted with concealed allocation and blinded outcome assessment. Participants will be recruited from Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney.

Author(s): 
Leung, R. W. M.
Alison, J. A.
McKeough, Z. J.
Peters, M. J.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a Tai chi Qigong (TCQ) program in enhancing respiratory functions and activity tolerance in clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: A single-blind, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Five general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. INTERVENTION: In total, 206 COPD clients were randomly assigned into one of the three groups, namely, TCQ, exercise, and control group. Subjects in the TCQ group received a TCQ program consisting of two 60-min sessions each week for three months.

Author(s): 
Chan, Aileen W. K.
Lee, Albert
Suen, Lorna K. P.
Tam, Wilson W. S.

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