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The effect of the herbal medicine dai-kenchu-to on post-operative ileus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12235926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Post-operative ileus (PI) is an inevitable adverse consequence of abdominal surgical procedures. We performed a randomized study of the effects of the herbal medicine dai-kenchu-to (DKT) on 24 patients with PI. Patients received either 15 g of oral DKT or placebo daily for 14 days. The effects on upper gastrointestinal motility, frequency of secondary operation and recurrence of PI were investigated. The frequency of surgical operation was significantly lower in patients receiving DKT compared with placebo. Oral administration of DKT was clinically effective for PI in reducing both the need for further surgery and the recurrence of PI.
T Itoh; J Yamakawa; M Mai; N Yamaguchi; T Kanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-18     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Obstruction / drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
Postoperative Complications / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pharmaceutical Preparations; 0/Plant Extracts; 0/dai-kenchu-to

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