Effectiveness of 3-week intervention of Shi Quan da Bu Tang for alleviating hematotoxicity among patients with breast carcinoma receiving chemotherapy

Chen Jei Tai, Sheng Miauh Huang, Li Yin Chien, Cheng Jeng Tai, Jeng Fong Chiou, Ching Shyang Chen

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Abstract

Purpose. Although Shi Quan Da Bu Tang (SQDBT) has been used to treat cancer patients clinically, very few studies evaluating the effectiveness of SQDBT using objective indicators have been published. The study objectives were to examine the effectiveness of SQDBT for alleviating hematotoxicity, as indicated by white blood cell (WBC) counts and hemoglobin (Hb) levels, among patients with breast carcinoma receiving chemotherapy. Methods. The authors identified patients with breast carcinoma who received chemotherapy in a teaching hospital in Taipei in 2008 through a chart review process. Only patients with initial WBC counts of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-144
Number of pages9
JournalIntegrative Cancer Therapies
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Breast carcinoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematotoxicity
  • Herbal formula
  • Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Oncology

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