Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Innovative Methods and Technologies for Efficacy Evaluation of Traditional Medicine


Publishing date
01 Jul 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
12 Mar 2021

Lead Editor

1Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

2Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

3Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

4London South Bank University, London, UK

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Innovative Methods and Technologies for Efficacy Evaluation of Traditional Medicine

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

The key to acceptance of traditional medicine is the affirmation of its clinical efficacy. However, the classical efficacy evaluation method of randomised controlled trial is not entirely adaptive to traditional medicine due to different theoretical systems and modes of practice. Taking traditional Chinese medicine as an example, Chinese herbal compounds usually achieve best results when they are adjusted by experienced practitioners according to patients’ individual conditions. Therefore, the exploration of innovative methods and technologies for efficacy evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine has become one of the major scientific issues in the field.

The past two decades have witnessed the development of evidence-based Chinese medicine. Researchers have been actively modifying existing methods and technologies of efficacy evaluation to make them suitable to traditional Chinese medicine, such as Goal Attainment Scaling, which is an individualised measurement approach, and Pulse Pattern Diagnostic Systems for objective measures. The aim of efficacy evaluation is not only to show scientific evidence, but also to find and duplicate efficacious rules.

This Special Issue aims to create an interdisciplinary platform involving experts of medicine, research methodology, statistics, engineering, and artificial intelligence, to discuss experiences, challenges, or viable solutions, and to present innovative methods and technologies for efficacy evaluation of traditional medicine. We welcome original research articles and as well as review articles that describe the state of the art and stimulate the continuing effort.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Different opinions on the current efficacy evaluation strategies of traditional medicine
  • The latest progress of methods and technologies for efficacy evaluation of traditional medicine
  • Experiences of and challenges for efficacy evaluation of traditional medicine
  • Introduction and research on innovative methods and new technologies for efficacy evaluation of traditional medicine
  • Evaluation of the individualised treatment of traditional medicine
  • Clinical research design and evaluation indexes adaptive to traditional medicine

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 6690638
  • - Research Article

Evaluating the Effects of Heat-Clearing Traditional Chinese Medicine in Stable Bronchiectasis by a Series of N-of-1 Trials

Suna Zi | Haiyin Huang | ... | Xinlin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6676607
  • - Research Article

Natural Language Processing Algorithms for Normalizing Expressions of Synonymous Symptoms in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Lu Zhou | Shuangqiao Liu | ... | Yuhang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5544571
  • - Research Article

Identifying Chinese Medicine Patterns of Tension-Type Headache and Understanding Its Subgroups

Xinyu Hao | Fanrong Liang | ... | Ying Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6658395
  • - Research Article

Mechanism of Fei-Xian Formula in the Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis on the Basis of Network Pharmacology Analysis Combined with Molecular Docking Validation

Xiao-Li Chen | Cheng Tang | ... | Qi-Yong Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6690691
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning Supplementation on Endothelial Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Xufang Gu | Zhichao Liu | ... | Yuhong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9970063
  • - Research Article

Design and Evaluation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for Chinese Patent Medicine based on Knowledge Graph

Wangping Xiong | Jun Cao | ... | Tianci Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5591402
  • - Research Article

Pharmacological Mechanisms Underlying the Hepatoprotective Effects of Ecliptae herba on Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Botao Pan | Wenxiu Pan | ... | Chenglai Xia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5543468
  • - Research Article

The Combination of Electroacupuncture and Massage Therapy Alleviates Myofibroblast Transdifferentiation and Extracellular Matrix Production in Blunt Trauma-Induced Skeletal Muscle Fibrosis

Na Zhao | Bo Liu | ... | Jin-Gui Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5578104
  • - Research Article

Examining the Effector Mechanisms of the Feishu Acupoint (BL13) in the Treatment of Pneumonia Based on Systematic Acupuncture and Moxibustion Research

Yan Xu | Jiali Cai | ... | Hongtao Cui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9989546
  • - Review Article

Quality Evaluation of Randomized Controlled Trials of Rhodiola Species: A Systematic Review

Xiuzhu Li | Weijie Chen | ... | Yitao Wang
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