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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1216-1220, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921035

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the effect of moxibustion combined with basic treatment and simple basic treatment on the clinical symptoms, renal function and hypercoagulable state in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) of low to medium risk with spleen-kidney deficiency and blood stasis.@*METHODS@#A total of 60 patients with IMN of low to medium risk with spleen-kidney deficiency and blood stasis were randomized into an observation group (30 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a control group (30 cases, 1 case dropped off). In the control group, the conventional basic treatment of anti-hypertension, regulating blood lipid and anti-coagulation was adopted. On the basis of the control group, moxibustion was applied at Shenshu (BL 23), Pishu (BL 20), Guanyuan (CV 4), Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) in the observation group, once a day, 5 days a week continuously with 2 day interval. The treatment of 6 months was required in the both groups. Before treatment and 3 and 6 months into treatment, the total TCM syndrome score, the renal function indexes (24-hour urinary protein quantity [UTP], albumin [ALB], urea nitrogen [BUN] and creatinine [Scr]), the blood coagulation indexes (fibrinogen [FIB], D-Dimer [D-D], p-selection and von Willebrand factor [vWF]), total cholesterol (TC) and triacylglycerol (TG) levels were observed, and the therapeutic efficacy was evaluated on 3 and 6 months into treatment in the two groups.@*RESULTS@#The effective rates of 3 and 6 months into treatment were 78.6% (22/28) and 89.3% (25/28) in the observation group, which were higher than 62.1% (18/29) and 75.9% (22/29) in the control group respectively (@*CONCLUSION@#Moxibustion combined with basic treatment can effectively improve the clinical symptoms, renal function and renal microcirculation in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy of low to medium risk with spleen-kidney deficiency and blood stasis, the therapeutic effect is superior to the simple basic treatment.


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Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Glomerulonephritis, Membranous , Humans , Kidney/physiology , Moxibustion , Spleen
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-906427

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Objective:To observe the effect of Yiqiyangyin Huoxuetongluo prescription on janus kinase 2/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (JAK2/STAT3) signaling pathway and cell apoptosis in rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN), and to explore the mechanism of its intervention in DN. Method:A total of 100 SD rats were randomly divided into an experimental group (<italic>n</italic>=80) and a normal group (<italic>n</italic>=20). The DN model was induced by high-sugar and high-fat diet combined with intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) in the experimental group, and confirmed by the pathological changes of kidney tissues in rats (three in each group) observed under light and electron microscopes. The model rats were randomly divided into a model group (normal saline, equal volume), low-, medium-, and high-dose (5.775, 11.550, and 23.100 g·kg<sup>-1</sup>) Yiqiyangyin Huoxuetongluo prescription groups, and an irbesartan group (irbesartan tablets, 0.016 g·kg<sup>-1</sup>). After drug intervention (<italic>i.g</italic>., once a day for 16 consecutive weeks), the 24-hour urine total protein (UTP), serum total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), creatinine (SCr), and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels of the rats were measured. Western blot was used to detect the protein expression of JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway. Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the protein expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax), zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1), and actinin-4 in rat kidney tissues. Result:Compared with the normal group, the model group exhibited elevated UTP, serum TC, TG, BUN, and SCr levels (<italic>P</italic><0.05), severe pathological damage of rat kidney tissues, up-regulated expression of phospho-JAK2 (p-JAK2), phospho-STAT3 (p-STAT3), and Bax, increased renal cell apoptosis, and diminished expression of Bcl-2, ZO-1, and actinin-4 (<italic>P</italic><0.05). Compared with the model group, the Yiqiyangyin Huoxuetongluo prescription group and the irbesartan group showed dwindled UTP, serum TC, TG, BUN, and SCr levels (<italic>P</italic><0.05), relieved pathological damage of rat kidney tissues, down-regulated p-JAK2, p-STAT3, and Bax expression, and up-regulated expression of Bcl-2, ZO-1, and actinin-4 (<italic>P</italic><0.05). Conclusion:Yiqiyangyin Huoxuetongluo prescription can reduce renal cell apoptosis and improve the prognosis of DN by inhibiting the activation of JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827249

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the clinical efficacy of vertebral body stent (VBS) system and percutanous kyphoplasty (PKP) combined with zoledronic acid for the treatment of severely osteoporotic compression vertebral fractures (OVCFs).@*METHODS@#The clinical data of 48 patients with osteoporotic thoracolumbar fractures treated from December 2017 to December 2018 were retrospectively analyzed, including 13 males and 35 females, aged 55 to 92 years old with an average (71.2±10.5) years. All patients were treated with VBS system PKP surgery, and zoledronic acid injection was used for anti-osteoporosis treatment after operation. The VAS scores ODI, the height of diseasedvertebral lost were compared before operation, 3 d and half a year after operation, and whether there was re-fracture of diseased or adjacent vertevrae after operation was observed.@*RESULTS@#Before operation, 3 d and half a year after operation, VAS scores were 7.60±0.12, 3.00±0.46, 1.20±0.23, ODI were(82.00±0.32)%, (30.00±1.50) %, (18.00±0.16) %, the height of diseased vertebral lost were (12.00±0.43) mm, (3.00± 0.15) mm, (3.60±0.51) mm respectively. Postoperative VAS score, ODI, the height of diseased vertebral lost were obviously improved (0.05). All the 48 patients were followed up with an average time of (6.6±0.5) months. All the incisions healed at grade A after operation, and no re-fracture of diseased vertebrae or adjacent vertebrae was found at the final follow-up.@*CONCLUSION@#VBS system and PKP combined with zoledronic acid in the treatment of OVCFs not only may effectively relieve the pain in the thoracolumbar back, improve the mobility of the thoracolumbar, but also can restore the height of the vertebral body to the maximum extent, and prevent the re-fracture of the affected vertebrae and adjacent vertebrae, which is worthy to spread in clinic.


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Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Bone Cements , Female , Fractures, Compression , Humans , Kyphoplasty , Male , Middle Aged , Osteoporotic Fractures , Retrospective Studies , Spinal Fractures , Stents , Treatment Outcome , Zoledronic Acid
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-802239

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Objective: To detect the effect of modified Shengjiangsan on the expression of reactive oxygen species(ROS) in mitochondria of renal foot cells of rats, in order to study the mechanism of modified Shengjiangsan. Method: After be fed for 7 days,the 60 SD male rats were randomly divided into four groups:blank control group, model group, positive medicine group and traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) treatment group. After establishment of the rat model of membranous nephropathy, model group, positive medicine group and TCM treatment group were treated differently. After 4 weeks, all of the rats were put to death, and the expressions of ROS, 24-hour urinary protein quantity,total cholesterol,triglyceride,total protein,albumin,urea nitrogen,creatinine were detected by Real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction Real-time PCR. Result: The expression of 24-hour urinary protein quantity,total cholesterol,triglyceride in positive medicine group and TCM treatment group were reduced,and the expressions of total protein,albumin in positive medicine group and TCM treatment group were reduced compared with those of model group (PPConclusion: Modified Shengjiangsan can effectively control the development of ROS in mitochondria of renal foot cells of rats, and repair the renal function of membranous nephropathy rats by recovering foot cells.

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