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Chinese herbal medicines for treating osteoporosis

  1. Yunxia Liu1,*,
  2. Jian Ping Liu2,
  3. Yun Xia3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 6 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005467.pub2


How to Cite

Liu Y, Liu JP, Xia Y. Chinese herbal medicines for treating osteoporosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD005467. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005467.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Shandong University, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Jinan, China

  2. 2

    Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

  3. 3

    Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Subsidiary Dongfang Hospital, Science of Education, Beijing, China

*Yunxia Liu, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Shandong University, 44 Wenhua Xilu Road, Jinan, 250012, China. lyx7677@hotmail.com. yunxialiu@163.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 6 MAR 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. The study screening 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 Chinese herbal medicines versus placebo, Outcome 1 New fractures.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Chinese herbal medicines versus placebo, Outcome 2 Bone mineral density (BMD).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Chinese herbal medicines versus placebo, Outcome 3 Oestradiol (E2).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Chinese herbal medicines versus placebo, Outcome 4 Symptoms including pain, muscle fatigue and limited mobility.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Chinese herbal medicines versus no intervention, Outcome 1 Bone mineral density (BMD).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Chinese herbal medicines versus no intervention, Outcome 2 Oestradiol (E2).
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Chinese herbal medicines versus no intervention, Outcome 3 Bone Gla protein (BGP).
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 1 New fractures.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 2 Bone mineral density (BMD).
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 3 T score in BMD measurement.
[Analysis 3.4]
Analysis 3.4. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 4 Symptoms including pain, muscle fatigue and limited mobility.
[Analysis 3.5]
Analysis 3.5. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 5 Oestradiol (E2).
[Analysis 3.6]
Analysis 3.6. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 6 Serum calcium (Ca).
[Analysis 3.7]
Analysis 3.7. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 7 Phosphorus (P).
[Analysis 3.8]
Analysis 3.8. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 8 Alkaline phosphatase (ALP).
[Analysis 3.9]
Analysis 3.9. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 9 Bone Gla protein (BGP).
[Analysis 3.10]
Analysis 3.10. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 10 Interleukin-6 (IL-6).
[Analysis 3.11]
Analysis 3.11. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 11 Parathyroid hormone (PTH).
[Analysis 3.12]
Analysis 3.12. Comparison 3 Chinese herbal medicines versus western medicine, Outcome 12 Computed tomography (CT).
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 1 New fractures.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 2 Bone mineral density (BMD).
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 3 T score in BMD measurement.
[Analysis 4.4]
Analysis 4.4. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 4 Quality of life.
[Analysis 4.5]
Analysis 4.5. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 5 Symptoms including pain, muscle fatigue and limited mobility.
[Analysis 4.6]
Analysis 4.6. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 6 Oestradiol (E2).
[Analysis 4.7]
Analysis 4.7. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 7 Serum calcium (Ca).
[Analysis 4.8]
Analysis 4.8. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 8 Phosphorus (P).
[Analysis 4.9]
Analysis 4.9. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 9 Alkaline phosphatase (ALP).
[Analysis 4.10]
Analysis 4.10. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 10 Bone Gla protein (BGP).
[Analysis 4.11]
Analysis 4.11. Comparison 4 Chinese herbal medicines plus western medicine versus western medicine, Outcome 11 Interleukin-6 (IL-6).