Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Free Full-text]

Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1327251 Authors: Li Y, Zhu X, Bensussan A, Li P, Moylan E, Delaney G, McPherson L Abstract Objective. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of…

Astragalus-containing Traditional Chinese Medicine, with and without prescription based on syndrome differentiation, combined with chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systemic review and meta-analysis. [ Free Full-text ]

Astragalus-containing Traditional Chinese Medicine, with and without prescription based on syndrome differentiation, combined with chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systemic review and meta-analysis. Curr Oncol. 2016 Jun;23(3):e188-95 Authors: Wang SF, Wang Q, Jiao LJ, Huang YL, Garfield D, Zhang J, Xu L Abstract OBJECTIVE: Traditional Chinese Medicine (tcm) is used in China as…

The Efficacy of Ginseng-Related Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. [ Free Full-text ]

The Efficacy of Ginseng-Related Therapies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(6):e2584 Authors: Gui QF, Xu ZR, Xu KY, Yang YM Abstract Few randomized clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of ginseng in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The current meta-analysis evaluated the ginseng-induced improvement…

A Critical Approach to Evaluating Clinical Efficacy, Adverse Events and Drug Interactions of Herbal Remedies.

A Critical Approach to Evaluating Clinical Efficacy, Adverse Events and Drug Interactions of Herbal Remedies. Phytother Res. 2016 Feb 17; Authors: Izzo AA, Hoon-Kim S, Radhakrishnan R, Williamson EM Abstract Systematic reviews and meta-analyses represent the uppermost ladders in the hierarchy of evidence. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses suggest preliminary or satisfactory clinical evidence for agnus castus (Vitex…

Herbal Medicine for Cough: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Free Full-text]

Herbal Medicine for Cough: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015;22(6):359-368 Authors: Wagner L, Cramer H, Klose P, Lauche R, Gass F, Dobos G, Langhorst J Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to systematically assess the literature on herbal medicine for cough as a symptom of upper respiratory tract infections and common…

Biological properties and therapeutic activities of honey in wound healing: A narrative review and meta-analysis.

Biological properties and therapeutic activities of honey in wound healing: A narrative review and meta-analysis. J Tissue Viability. 2016 Jan 23; Authors: Oryan A, Alemzadeh E, Moshiri A Abstract For thousands of years, honey has been used for medicinal applications. The beneficial effects of honey, particularly its anti-microbial activity represent it as a useful option…

Zingiberaceae extracts for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Free Full-text]

Zingiberaceae extracts for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr J. 2015;14:50 Authors: Lakhan SE, Ford CT, Tepper D Abstract BACKGROUND: Members of the family Zingiberaceae including turmeric, ginger, Javanese ginger, and galangal have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Preclinical studies of Zingiberaceae extracts have shown analgesic properties. This study aims to systematically…

Effect of Aidi injection plus chemotherapy on gastric carcinoma: a Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. [ Free Full-text ]

Effect of Aidi injection plus chemotherapy on gastric carcinoma: a Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Aug;35(4):361-74 Authors: Jiancheng W, Long G, Ye Z, Jinlong L, Pan Z, Lei M, Kehu Y Abstract OBJECTIVE: To conduct a Meta-analysis of studies on the effect of Aidi injection combined with chemotherapy versus chemotherapy…

Adjuvant treatment with crude rhubarb for patients with systemic inflammation reaction syndrome/sepsis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Adjuvant treatment with crude rhubarb for patients with systemic inflammation reaction syndrome/sepsis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Crit Care. 2015 Apr;30(2):282-9 Authors: Zhang L, Chen J, Jiang D, Zhang P Abstract OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the benefits of adjuvant treatment with crude rhubarb in patients with systemic inflammation…