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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5632195, 11 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5632195
Research Article

Prescribed Renoprotective Chinese Herbal Medicines Were Associated with a Lower Risk of All-Cause and Disease-Specific Mortality among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Population-Based Follow-Up Study in Taiwan

1Department of Medical Education and Research, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, No. 77, Guangtai Rd., Pingzhen Dist., Taoyuan 32449, Taiwan
2Center for General Education, Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management, No. 418, Zhongxing Rd., Longtan Dist., Taoyuan 32555, Taiwan
3Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, No. 77, Guangtai Rd., Pingzhen Dist., Taoyuan 32449, Taiwan
4Department of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University, No. 259, Wenhua 1st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan
5Institute of Public Health & Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, No. 155, Sec. 2, Linong St., Taipei 11221, Taiwan
6Institute of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, National Central University, No. 300, Zhongda Rd., Zhongli District, Taoyuan 32001, Taiwan
7Department of Chinese Medicine, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, No. 77, Guangtai Rd., Pingzhen Dist., Taoyuan 32449, Taiwan
8Institute of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, No. 155, Sec. 2, Linong St., Taipei 11221, Taiwan
9Division of Clinical Toxicology & Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No. 201, Sec. 2, Shipai Rd., Taipei 11217, Taiwan

Correspondence should be addressed to Chen-Chang Yang; wt.vog.epthgv@gnaycc

Received 10 February 2017; Accepted 6 June 2017; Published 17 July 2017

Academic Editor: Evan P. Cherniack

Copyright © 2017 Chuan-Fa Hsieh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Chuan-Fa Hsieh, Huan-Cheng Chang, Song-Lih Huang, Chien-Lung Chen, Wei-Ta Chen, and Chen-Chang Yang, “Prescribed Renoprotective Chinese Herbal Medicines Were Associated with a Lower Risk of All-Cause and Disease-Specific Mortality among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Population-Based Follow-Up Study in Taiwan,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2017, Article ID 5632195, 11 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/5632195