observe and compare the therapeutic effect of Jianpi Huoxue herbs (JPHXH) combined with chemotherapy (CT)in treating post-operational colonic cancer patients with Pi deficiency Syndrome (PDS). MethodsAdopting randomized control trial method, 64 patients were divided into two groups. The treated group (n=43) received JPHXH plus CT and the control group (n=21) received CT alone. A treatment course of 3 months was applied to both groups. Therapeutic effect, changes of PDS and incidence of adverse reaction in the two groups were observed. ResultsThe tumor remission rate in the treated group and the control group was 39.5% and 33.3%, respectively. The effective rate on PDS in the treated group and the control group was 72.1% and 19.0%, respectively, showing significant difference (P<0.01). The incidence of adverse reaction was lower in the treated group than that in the control group (P<0.05). ConclusionJPHXH is effective in treating post-operational colonic cancer patients with PDS and relieving the adverse reaction of chemotherapy to certain extent.
Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Jianpi Huoxue herbs
post-operational colonic cancer