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Chinese medicinal herbs for influenza

  1. Lanhui Jiang1,
  2. Linyu Deng2,
  3. Taixiang Wu3,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 27 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004559.pub4


How to Cite

Jiang L, Deng L, Wu T. Chinese medicinal herbs for influenza. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004559. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004559.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  2. 2

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, National Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  3. 3

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, Chinese Ethics Committee of Registering Clinical Trials, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

*Taixiang Wu, Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, Chinese Ethics Committee of Registering Clinical Trials, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China. txwutx@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 1 Recovery.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 2 Time to fever clearance.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 3 Duration of cough.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 4 Time to remission of muscle pain.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 5 Time to symptom remission.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 6 Time to remission of sore throat.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 7 Length of hospital stay.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 8 No improvement or worsening influenza.
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 9 Partial improvement.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) versus other treatments, Outcome 10 Adverse events.