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Differences in Pulse Spectrum Analysis Between Atopic Dermatitis and Nonatopic Healthy Children.
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PMID:  21480785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objectives: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common allergy that causes the skin to be dry and itchy. It appears at an early age, and is closely associated with asthma and allergic rhinitis. Thus, AD is an indicator that other allergies may occur later. Literatures indicate that the molecular basis of patients with AD is different from that of healthy individuals. According to the classics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body constitution of patients with AD is also different. The purpose of this study is to determine the differences in pulse spectrum analysis between patients with AD and nonatopic healthy individuals. Methods: A total of 60 children (30 AD and 30 non-AD) were recruited for this study. A pulse spectrum analyzer (SKYLARK PDS-2000 Pulse Analysis System) was used to measure radial arterial pulse waves of subjects. Original data were then transformed to frequency spectrum by Fourier transformation. The relative strength of each harmonic wave was calculated. Moreover, the differences of harmonic values between patients with AD and non-atopic healthy individuals were compared and contrasted. Results: This study showed that harmonic values and harmonic percentage of C3 (Spleen Meridian, according to Wang's hypothesis) were significantly different. Conclusions: These results demonstrate that C3 (Spleen Meridian) is a good index for the determination of atopic dermatitis. Furthermore, this study demonstrates that the pulse spectrum analyzer is a valuable auxiliary tool to distinguish a patient who has probable tendency to have AD and/or other allergic diseases.
Authors:
Jyh-Min Liou; Chin-Ming Huang; Chun-Chien Chiu; Hong-Song Wang; Yin Tzu Liao; Yu-Chi Peng; Yu-Chen Cheng; Shinn-Jye Liang; Jaung-Geng Lin; Fun-Jou Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1 Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, China Medical University , Taichung, Taiwan .
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