Herbal medicine (Gancao Xiexin decoction) for Behcet disease: A systematic review protocol

Dongjie Wu*, Weiwei Lin, Ka-wang Wong

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: Behcet disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis that causes blood vessel inflammation throughout body and no cure exists. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Gancao Xiexin Decoction (GCXX) in the treatment of BD and provide a clinical reference for the treatment of the refractory disease.

Methods: First, the researcher will retrieve the following database based on the established search strategy: MEDLINE (PubMed), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), EMBASE, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, VIP (Journal Integration Platform). The quality of the literature will be evaluated according to Cochrane’s handbook and review inclusion criteria. Data will be extracted and data of sufficient homogeneity was combined using Review Manager (RevMan) software V5.3.5.

Results: This study will provide a high quality synthesis of herbal medicine (Gancao Xiexin decoction) for Behcet disease.

Conclusions: The conclusion of our systematic review will provide evidence to judge whether herbal medicine (Gancao Xiexin decoction) for Behcet disease is an effective intervention for patient with menopausal women.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12324
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine (United States)
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Medicine(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Behcet disease
  • Chinese herbal
  • Gancao Xiexin Decoction
  • Medicine randomized controlled trials
  • Systematic review


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