Current Vascular Pharmacology

Dimitri P. Mikhailidis  
Academic Head, Deptartment of Clinical Biochemistry
Royal Free Hospital Campus
University College London Medical School
University College London (UCL)
Pond Street
London, NW3 2QG
UK

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Benefits of Chinese Medicine Among Patients with Diabetic Foot: An Expert Review from Clinical Studies

Author(s): Yun-Yu Huang, Miao Jiang, Chi Zhang, Zhong Wang, Dan He, Yu-Ming Guo, Jing-Ping Tian, Xiu-Chen Yu, Ai-Ping Lu.

Abstract:

Background: Increasing attention is being given to the use of Chinese medicine (CM) for preventing and healing vascular complications of chronic ulcerative lesions of diabetic foot.

Objectives: The purposes of this paper are to describe some benefits of CM for the treatment of diabetic foot and to provide some expert opinions based on some case studies and evidence from documented Chinese traditional medicine literature.

Methods: A critical review of the literature and a case report.

Results: Cumulative evidence in the literature indicate that CM preparations possess anti-inflammatory activities, antioxygenation, antibiosis, antibacterial, antiallergic and beneficial effect on the viability of fibroblasts. Case record suggested that after CM treatment the patient with Wagner Grade IV ulcers healed completely.

Conclusion: It is becoming increasingly important for integrated CM and biomedicine therapy to treat diabetes-related vascular complications. The opportunities for effective CM interventions are significant, and more solid evidence is warranted to show the efficacy of CM in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in the near future.

Keywords: Diabetes, ulcers, Chinese medicine, review, case report.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2015
Page: [520 - 525]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1570161112666141014152811
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