Improvement of C-reactive protein levels and body temperature of an elderly patient infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa on treatment with Mao-Bushi-Saishin-To

Citation
T. Kamei et al., Improvement of C-reactive protein levels and body temperature of an elderly patient infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa on treatment with Mao-Bushi-Saishin-To, J ALTERN C, 6(3), 2000, pp. 235-239
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Health Care Sciences & Services
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1075-5535 → ACNP
Volume
6
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
235 - 239
Database
ISI
SICI code
1075-5535(200006)6:3<235:IOCPLA>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of Mao-bushi-saishin-to (Ma-Huang-F u-Zi-Xi-Xin-Tang in Chinese medicine) (Tochimototenkaido Co, Ltd., Osaka, J apan), one of the traditional herbal medicines, against resistant bacterial infection. Setting: The Nursing Center Himawari, Izumo, Japan Design, patient, and preparation: Half of the standard dose of Mao-bushi-sa ishin-to was prescribed for 7 days to one elderly patient with fever and po sitive C-reactive protein (CRP) levels suffering from drug resistant Pseudo monas aeruginosa. The daily standard dose of Mao-bushisaishin-to is prepare d from 1200 mg of dried extract obtained from three crude drugs, Ephedrae H erba (4 g), Asiasari Radix (3 g), and Aconiti Tuber (1 g). It is certified by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare. Results: The patient's fever and CRP level returned to normal levels. Conclusions: In cases in which the fever does not fall in response to antib iotics for at least 3 days, half of the standard dose of Mao-bushi-saishin- to for 7 days might be worth trying to induce remission, especially for eld er patients.