[Clinical study on effect of shenqi fuzheng injection combined with chemotherapy in treating gastric cancer]

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1999 Jan;19(1):11-3.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Objective: To assess the clinical effect of Shenqi Fuzheng Injection (SQFZI) combined with chemotherapy in treating gastric cancer.

Methods: One hundred and twenty patients were randomly divided into 3 groups, the combined therapy group (Group A), the chemotherapy group (Group B) and the SQFZI group (Group C) and the effect on remission and stabilization of patients were observed.

Results: The remission rate and stabilizing rate of Group A were 16.1% and 87.1%, those of Group B were 13.5% and 64.9%, the difference between the two groups was significant, P < 0.05. The symptom and living quality improving rate of Group A were 75.8% and 43.5% respectively, those of Group C were 61.9% and 57.1% and of Group B were 35.1% and 29.7% respectively. SQFZI showed good protective effect on hemopoietic system, 4.8% patients in Group A with WBC count lower than 4 x 10(9)/L, while the percentage reached 21.6% in Group B, the difference between the two groups was significant, P < 0.05. Moreover, SQFZI could raise activity of NK cell, macrophage and T-lymphocyte subgroups, without any injury on heart, liver and kidney function or other adverse reaction.

Conclusion: SQFZI combined with chemotherapy has certain effect of remission and stabilization on gastric cancer, the clinical effect is significant to patients with Qi-Deficiency, and is reliable and safe.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Cyclophosphamide / administration & dosage
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Fluorouracil / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitomycin / administration & dosage
  • Stomach Neoplasms / drug therapy*

Substances

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Mitomycin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Fluorouracil