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The Use and the Prescription Pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine Among Urolithiasis Patients in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study.
J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Jan; 22(1):88-95.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate the pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) usage for urolithiasis patients in Taiwan and to determine the most common Chinese herbal products used for urolithiasis.

DESIGN

Retrospective review of urolithiasis patients treated with TCM treatment.

SETTINGS/LOCATION

One million randomly selected samples in the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database between 1997 and 2008.

PATIENTS

Eighty-two thousand five hundred and fifty-one newly diagnosed urolithiasis patients.

OUTCOME MEASURES

The correlation between TCM treatment, demographic factors, or medical conditions.

RESULTS

A total of 62.6% of urolithiasis patients use TCM treatment. A younger age, female gender, polypharmacy, multiple comorbidities, and stone in the lower urinary tract result in a greater tendency to use TCM, after adjusting for demographic factors. Jia-Wei-Xiao-Yao-San Extract Powder and Ji-Sheng-Shen-Qi-Wan Extract Powder are the most frequently prescribed Chinese medicine formulae.

CONCLUSION

This is the first study to examine the use of and the prescription pattern for TCM in urolithiasis patients using a random, national population-based sample. More than 62% of urolithiasis patients use TCM, and patients with polypharmacy, multiple comorbidities, and stone in the ureter are more likely to use TCM. The most frequently prescribed Chinese medicine formulae were Jia-Wei-Xiao-Yao-San Extract Powder and Ji-Sheng-Shen-Qi-Wan Extract Powder, which were reported to retard the progression of renal failure and alleviate flank pain or tenderness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital , Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan . 2 Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chang Gung University , Taoyuan, Taiwan .3 Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University , Taipei City, Taiwan . 4 Department of Chinese Medicine, Taipei City Hospital , Ren-Ai Branch, Taipei City, Taiwan .5 Biobank Management Center, the Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center , Taipei, Taiwan . 6 Department of Pathology and Graduate Institute of Pathology and Parasitology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center , Taipei, Taiwan .7 Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Taiwan University , Taipei, Taiwan . 8 Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan University , Taipei, Taiwan .9 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Taoyuan General Hospital , Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taoyuan, Taiwan .

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26359806

Citation

Lin, Po-Hung, et al. "The Use and the Prescription Pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine Among Urolithiasis Patients in Taiwan: a Population-Based Study." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), vol. 22, no. 1, 2016, pp. 88-95.
Lin PH, Lin SK, Hsu RJ, et al. The Use and the Prescription Pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine Among Urolithiasis Patients in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2016;22(1):88-95.
Lin, P. H., Lin, S. K., Hsu, R. J., Cheng, K. C., & Liu, J. M. (2016). The Use and the Prescription Pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine Among Urolithiasis Patients in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 22(1), 88-95. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2015.0116
Lin PH, et al. The Use and the Prescription Pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine Among Urolithiasis Patients in Taiwan: a Population-Based Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2016;22(1):88-95. PubMed PMID: 26359806.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Use and the Prescription Pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine Among Urolithiasis Patients in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study. AU - Lin,Po-Hung, AU - Lin,Shun-Ku, AU - Hsu,Ren-Jun, AU - Cheng,Kuan-Chen, AU - Liu,Jui-Ming, Y1 - 2015/09/11/ PY - 2015/9/12/entrez PY - 2015/9/12/pubmed PY - 2016/8/30/medline SP - 88 EP - 95 JF - Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) JO - J Altern Complement Med VL - 22 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate the pattern of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) usage for urolithiasis patients in Taiwan and to determine the most common Chinese herbal products used for urolithiasis. DESIGN: Retrospective review of urolithiasis patients treated with TCM treatment. SETTINGS/LOCATION: One million randomly selected samples in the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database between 1997 and 2008. PATIENTS: Eighty-two thousand five hundred and fifty-one newly diagnosed urolithiasis patients. OUTCOME MEASURES: The correlation between TCM treatment, demographic factors, or medical conditions. RESULTS: A total of 62.6% of urolithiasis patients use TCM treatment. A younger age, female gender, polypharmacy, multiple comorbidities, and stone in the lower urinary tract result in a greater tendency to use TCM, after adjusting for demographic factors. Jia-Wei-Xiao-Yao-San Extract Powder and Ji-Sheng-Shen-Qi-Wan Extract Powder are the most frequently prescribed Chinese medicine formulae. CONCLUSION: This is the first study to examine the use of and the prescription pattern for TCM in urolithiasis patients using a random, national population-based sample. More than 62% of urolithiasis patients use TCM, and patients with polypharmacy, multiple comorbidities, and stone in the ureter are more likely to use TCM. The most frequently prescribed Chinese medicine formulae were Jia-Wei-Xiao-Yao-San Extract Powder and Ji-Sheng-Shen-Qi-Wan Extract Powder, which were reported to retard the progression of renal failure and alleviate flank pain or tenderness. SN - 1557-7708 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26359806/The_Use_and_the_Prescription_Pattern_of_Traditional_Chinese_Medicine_Among_Urolithiasis_Patients_in_Taiwan:_A_Population_Based_Study_ L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2015.0116?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -