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 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
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9994824
  • - Review Article

Potential Acupoint Prescriptions and Outcome Reporting for Acupuncture in Atopic Eczema: A Scoping Review

Zhiwen Zeng | Man Li | ... | Hong-Cai Shang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6634134
  • - Review Article

Methodological Considerations in N-of-1 Trials of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Haiyin Huang | Jiaqi An | ... | Lihua Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8822215
  • - Review Article

Outcome Reporting Variability in Trials of Chinese Medicine for Hyperlipidemia: A Systematic Review for Developing a Core Outcome Set

Geng Li | Ruxue Han | ... | Xiankun Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8859579
  • - Research Article

Gastrointestinal Motility and Gut Hormone Secretion in response to Shenhuang Plaster in a Postoperative Ileus Rat Model

Yanan Shi | Yingsong Zheng | ... | Xiaohong Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5511031
  • - Research Article

Using Surface Electromyography to Evaluate the Efficacy of Governor Vessel Electroacupuncture in Poststroke Lower Limb Spasticity: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Parallel Trial

Jingwen Li | Kaiqi Su | ... | Ruiqing Li
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