Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment

ISSN: 2472-1018

Open Access

Wang B


  • Review Article
    Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine on COPD: A Systematic Review
    Author(s): Miao Q, Cong X, Du Y, Wang B, Qiao CY and An XMiao Q, Cong X, Du Y, Wang B, Qiao CY and An X

    Background: Airway inflammation and inflammatory mediators play an imperative role in the pathogenesis of COPD. Currently, understanding of the anti-inflammatory effect of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) on COPD is limited, and CHM’s mechanism of actions is unclear. This systematic review (SR) evaluates anti-inflammatory effects of CHM on the concentration of various inflammatory mediators, such as Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-8 (IL-8), in the sputum and serum of COPD patients. Methods: The studies chosen for this SR were obtained from Chinese and English databases. The study selection criteria were based on randomized, controlled trials of stable COPD patients on adjunct oral CHM; and the changes in concentration of inflammatory mediators post-treatment were analyzed via meta-analysis. Results:.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1018.1000107

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