Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 4

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Additive Effect of Qidan Dihuang Grain, a Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers on Albuminuria Levels in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy: A Randomized, Parallel-Controlled Trial

Table 4

Significant differences in 11 specific Traditional Chinese Medicine Symptom (TCMS) scores.

TCMSWeekTreatment groupControl group value
()()

Thirst and need to drink water01 (1.00, 2.00)1 (1.00, 1.75)0.2890.773
40 (0.00, 2.00)1 (1.00, 1.00)1.6390.101
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.7570.006
120 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.7860.005

Shortness of breath and disinclination to talk00 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)1.2660.205
40 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.5860.010
80 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)2.2040.028
120 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)2.1640.030

Lassitude and lack of strength01 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)0.4980.618
41 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.25, 1.00)1.6750.094
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)1.8740.061
120 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.3470.019

Profuse sweating01 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)0.0140.989
40 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.9440.003
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)3.3770.001
120 (0.00, 0.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)4.0600.000

Inability to sleep01 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)0.2370.812
40 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)1.5550.120
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.0810.037
120 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.1880.029

Weakness of waist and knees01 (1.00, 1.00)1 (0.25, 1.00)0.2330.816
40 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)1.7160.086
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.0570.040
120 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.6470.008

Abdominal distension00 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 0.75)1.1120.911
40 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)2.4030.016
80 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)2.5980.009
120 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)2.0420.041

Frequent and excessive urination01 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)0.6210.534
40 (0.00, 1.00)1 (1.00, 1.00)1.6730.094
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.25, 1.00)2.5130.012
120 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.6070.009

Frequent urination at night01 (0.00, 2.00)1 (1.00, 1.00)0.1890.850
41 (0.00, 1.00)1 (1.00, 1.00)1.1450.252
80 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.0850.037
120 (0.00, 1.00)1 (0.00, 1.00)2.1150.034

Uncomfortable with defecation00 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 0.00)0.4760.634
40 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)1.9750.048
80 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)3.1140.002
120 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 1.00)2.9840.003

Frequent and excessive number of stools00 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 0.00)1.1160.264
40 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 0.00)1.9720.049
80 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 0.00)2.2140.027
120 (0.00, 0.00)0 (0.00, 0.75)2.3740.018

Data are expressed as median (interquartile range). values represent the treatment group versus the control group. represent versus baseline (week 0), Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank test for nonnormal distribution.

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