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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 140-143.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.02.011

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Study of TCM patterns and mechanism for pediatric pneumonia based on symptom correlation*

AI Jun1, WANG Shouchuan2, DAI Ming1, LUO Jun1, CHEN Jirui1, HUANG Yiling1, HUANG Biling1   

  1. 1 Faculty of Preclinical Medicine, Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangxi 530001;
    2 First Clinical Medicine College, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Received:2015-09-18 Online:2016-02-28 Published:2016-02-28

Abstract: Objective To study TCM patterns and mechanism for pediatric pneumonia with the approach of symptom correlation analysis. Methods 480 cases records of pediatric pneumonia were collected from multiple centers as a large sample data source. Correlation analysis was conducted to analyze both the total dataset and subgroups by patterns under the guidance of TCM theory and clinical practice so as to study TCM patterns and mechanism for pediatric pneumonia. Results More than 30 000 association rules were mined from the total samples, from which the basic pathogenesis of pediatric pneumonia was confirmed to be heat, stagnation and phiegm. And over 100 000 association rules were obtained from the subgroups. Heat pattern is the primary underlying one. Compared with the pattern of wind heat invading lung, the support and confidence of the pathogenesis related to heat were higher than the pattern of phlegm-heat obstructing lung, while those of the pathogenesis related to stagnation, to phlegm, were lower than the pattern of phlegm-heat. Conclusion The approach of symptom correlation analysis could be used for a more standard, Objective, and scientific TCM development as it is consistent with the spirit of evidence based practice.

Key words: symptom correlation, pediatric pneumonia, study of patterns and mechanism

CLC Number: 

  • R725.6