Chinese herbal medicine for ulcerative colitis: A systematic review protocol

Hong Mi, Lidan ZHONG, Tao Huang, Cheng Yuan Lin, Ling Zhao, Dong Dong Hu, Haitao XIAO, Zhaoxiang BIAN*, Feng Bin Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Introductioo: This manuscript aims to provide a protocol of systematic review to assess the safety and effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Although CHM has been widely used for UC, its effectiveness and safety has not yet been well defined and analyzed. Methods and analysis: Seven electronic databases were searched, including China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical literature (CBL), VIP database, Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, PubMed and China Journals Full-text Database. Related Chinese literature will be searched in other Chinese databases. All relevant randomized controlled literature of publication type will be included. Assessment of risk of bias, data synthesis and subgroup analysis will be carried out using Review Manager 5.2. Ethics and dissemination: The results of the systematic review will be disseminated via publication in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at a relevant conference. Trail registartion number: PROSPERO CRD42015019350.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Protocol
  • Systematic review
  • Ulcerative colitis


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