[Observation on 17 patients of radio-ulcer with combined traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine therapy]

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1994 Feb;14(2):89-91, 68-9.
[Article in Chinese]


34 radioulcer patients were divided randomly into two groups, the TCM-WM group (17 cases) and the WM group (17 cases). The TCM-WM group was treated mainly with oral administration and external treatment of TCM plus wet-compressing with antibiotics, gradual elimination of necrotic tissue and symptomatic treatment. The latter group was treated with Western medicine therapy only including pain-killer, antibiotics, debridement and dressing change. The results showed that the total effective rate of TCM-WM group was 94.1%, significantly higher than that (52.9%) of WM group (P < 0.01). Meanwhile the mean pain-ceasing time, wound-cleaning time and effective time of the TCM-WM group were 62.18, 80.16 and 107.55 days respectively, significantly shorter than those (97.29, 116.86 and 169.83 days) of WM group (P < 0.010-005). This study suggested that the TCM-WM therapy could reduce pain quickly, clean wound well, promote granulation growth and epithelium regeneration so as to accelerate ulcer healing.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen Peroxide / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Radiation Injuries / drug therapy*
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Skin Ulcer / drug therapy*


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Dexamethasone
  • Hydrogen Peroxide