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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (4): 266-270.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.04.010

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Distribution of TCM syndrome elements in patients with diabetic nephropathy:a literature review*

SUN Chao1 ,XIE Qing-yu2,MENG Qing-gang1#   

  1. 1 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,Beijing 100029;
    2 Institute of Chinese Basic Clinical Medicine,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
  • Received:2014-10-27 Online:2015-04-15 Published:2015-04-15

Abstract: Objective To reveal the distribution of the TCM syndrome elements in patients with diabetic nephropathy(DN), by searching the literature of TCM diagnosis and treatment on DN.Methods Relevant literatures on treating DN by syndrome differentiation of TCM were retrieved in CNKI, Wangfang Data and VIP from the beginning to August 9th, 2014. Syndrome elements of disease nature or of disease location were analyzed from 159 eligible literature divided into two parts: syndrome differentiation only (n=111) and syndrome differentiation combined with clinical stage (n=48). Results From the litrature of syndrome differentiation only, kidney and spleen were the most common syndrome elements of disease location, while yin deficiency was the most common syndrome elements of disease nature. By the contrast, from the literature of syndrome differentiation combined with clinical stage, the main syndrome elements of location were kidney, spleen and liver and the most common syndrome element of nature was yin deficiency at early stage; at middle stage, the main elements of location were kidney and spleen and of nature was deficiency syndrome including yin deficiency, yang deficiency and qi deficiency; at end stage, the main elements of location were still kidney and spleen and of nature was yin-yang deficiency. Conclusion Study on syndrome elements of DN from literature is favorable for standardization of clinical syndrome differentiation and providing reference for therapy.

Key words: diabetic nephropathy, research literature, syndrome elements of disease location, syndrome elements of disease nature

CLC Number: 

  • R214.4