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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Precise reporting of traditional Chinese medicine interventions in randomized controlled trials

Language

English

Abstract

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) intervention should be concisely and precisely reported in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Based on State Food and Drug Administration's categories, we recommend reporting the interventions as follows: (1) Single Chinese herbal medicine-based/ formula-based/extraction-based intervention includes 1) Name, dosage format and registration; 2)The composition and quality of intervention; 3) Pharmaceutical processing and quality control; 4) Stability of final product and quality control; 5) Function and safety description; 6) Dosage and treatment course; 7) Control group. (2) Active compound-based TCM drug intervention includes 1) Name of active compound(s); 2) Original source of active compound(s); 3) The brief process obtaining active compound(s); 4) Percentage of active compound(s) in final product; 5) Added materials and its quality and quantity control. Besides, the detailed information of intervention can be published as an online supplement in web site.

Keywords

Chinese herbal drugs, Clinical research, Evidence-based medicine, Randomized controlled trials, Traditional Chinese medicine

Publication Date

2008

Source Publication Title

Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM) = 中西医结合学报

Volume

6

Issue

7

Start Page

661

End Page

667

Publisher

Science Press

ISSN (print)

20954964

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