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Effects of Bojungikgi-Tang on the Development of Experimentally-induced Endometriosis in the Rats
Lee, Jeong-Gu ; Lee, Dong-Nyung ; Seo, Il-Bock ; Kim, Hyung-Jun ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 1~24
Purpose: This study was performed to investigate the effects of Bojungikgi-Tang on the development of experimentally-induced endometriosis in rats. Methods: Endometriosis was induced in rats by autotransplanting uterine tissue to the peritoneum and we divided the rats into three groups: (1) sham-operated group (n=8), (2) surgically induced endometriosis and untreated control group(n=8), (3) surgically induced endometriosis and Bojungikgi-Tang treated group. Bojungikgi-Tang was orally administrated for 15 days after operation. Then we measured the body weight, the volume of endometriotic implants, the weight of uterus and ovary, and analysed the concentration of cytokines(MCP-1, TNF-
, IL-6) in peritoneal fluids. Histopathology, immunohistochemistry for COX-2 and VEGF, and histochemistry for mast cell in transplanted uterine tissue were also performed. Results: 1. The volume(
) of endometriotic implants in Bojungikgi-Tang treated group(129
39) was significantly decreased(p<0.05) compared with control group(222
109). 2. The concentration(pg/
) of MCP-1 in peritoneal fluids in Bojungikgi-Tang treated group(1012
248) was significantly decreased(p<0.05) compared with control group(1413
346). 3. The concentration(pg/
in peritoneal fluids in Bojungikgi-Tang treated group(887
196) was significantly decreased(p<0.05) compared with control group(1126
140). 4. Histopathologically, proliferation of endometriotic epithelia, infiltration of inflammatory cells and angiogenesis in transplanted uterine tissue of Bojungikgi-Tang treated group were weakly observed than those of control group. 5. The percentage of positive epithelial layers for COX-2 in Bojungikgi-Tang treated group(56
17) was significantly decreased(p<0.05) compared with control group(75
16). 6. The VEGF expression of endometriotic epithelia, neovascular endothelia and stromal cells in transplanted uterine tissue of Bojungikgi-Tang treated group were weakly observed than those of control group. Conclusion: On the basis of these results, we concluded that Bojungikgi-Tang has inhibiting effects on the development of transplanted uterine tissue. And these effects may be related with decreased production of MCP-1, TNF-
, and decreased expression of COX-2 and VEGF infiltration by administration of Bojungikgi-Tang.
Effects of Boheo-tang and Boheo-tang plus Cervi Pantotrichum Cornu : on Immune Response in Postpartum mice
Lee, Eun-Hee ; Kim, Tae-Hee ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 25~35
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Boheo-tang (B) and Boheo-tang plus cervi pantotrichum cornu (B+CP) on immune response in postpartum C57BL/6N mice. Methods: Normal saline(control), B and B+CP (8
/g) were administerd p.o. twice a day for 20 days. Subpopulation of T and B lymphocyte were accessed by flow cytometric analysis. Results: Splenic T and B lymphocytes were increased by the treatment of B. Subpopulation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in the spleen, were significantly increased by both treatment of B and B+CP. Subpopulation of cytotoxic T lymphcytes in the thymus, were significantly increased by both treatment of B and B+CP. IL-4 production was significantly increased by the treatment of B+CP. Conclusion: This study shows that treatment of Boheo-tang and Boheo-tang plus cervi pantotrichum cornu can improve postpartum immune response in C57BL/6N mice.
The Protective Effects of Dioscoreae Rhizoma on the Exposure to UVA of MEF cells
Jin, Yong-Jae ; Sung, Jung-Seok ; Kim, Dong-Il ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 36~50
Purpose: This study was to determine the protective effects of Dioscoreae Rhizoma on the Mouse Embrio Fibroblast (MEF) cells exposed to the ultraviolet rays(UVA). Methods: The samples were assigned randomly to five groups; control group without any treatments, UVA group exposed only to UVA, DR group exposed only to the Dioscoreae Rhizoma, UVA-DR group exposed to UVA before being treated with the Dioscoreae Rhizoma, and DR-UVA group treated with the Dioscoreae Rhizoma before being exposed to UVA. The survival rate of cells, metabolic rate of cells, transformation of nucleus within cells, alteration of cell cycle, effects on the apoptosis, the change of the amount of protein related to cell cycle were measured in order to determine the cell protective effects of the Dioscoreae Rhizoma on each group. Results: 1. DR-UVA group has more cell protective effects compared to the UVA group in all experiments, indicating that the Dioscoreae Rhizoma protects skin from UVA physically and chemically. 2. UVA-DR group shows more efficiency compared to UVA group in rapid recovery of damaged cell and leading highly damaged cells to apoptosis, preventing the expression of abnormal cells. Conclusions: Dioscoreae Rhizoma has effects of protecting MEF cells from UVA, of recovering cells damaged by UVA, and of prohibiting the expression of abnormal cells.
Suppressive Effect of Yongdamsagantanggamibang on the Inflammatory Factors
Lee, Seung-Jun ; Cho, Han-Baek ; Kim, Song-Baeg ; Jang, Yun-Jeong ; Lee, Su-Jeong ; O, Kwang-Woo ; Choe, Chang-Min ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 51~65
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of three types of Yongdamsagantanggamibang(YSTG) which has been medicated the patient with inflammatory disease of female genitourinary system. Methods: To verify the anti-inflammatory mechanism of YSTGs, expressions of IL-1
, IL-6, MCP-1, COX-2 and TNF-
mRNA in THP-1 cells were examined. And we investigated the production levels of IL-1
, IL-6 and TNF-
in mouse following LPS co-treatment. Results: 1. YSTG1, YSTG2 and YSTG3 extract did not show any cytotoxic effect on human fibroblast cells at any of the concentrations evaluated(500, 250, 125, 62.5, 37.25
) 2. YSTG1, YSTG2 and YSTG3 extract showed scavenging activity on DPPH free radical and SOD-like activity. 3. YSTG1, YSTG2 and YSTG3 extract decreased production levels of IL-1
, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-
and MCP-1 in LPS-treated THP-1 cells. 4. YSTG1, YSTG2 and YSTG3 extract decreased expressions of IL-1
, IL-6, MCP-1, COX-2 and TNF-
mRNA in LPS-treated THP-1 cells. 5. YSTG1, YSTG2 and YSTG3 extract decreased production levels of IL-1
, IL-6 and TNF-
in serum of LPS-treated mouse. Conclusion: Based on results above, it is revealed three types of YSTG have the anti-inflammatory effect, and may be effective in the treatment for inflammatory disease of female genitourinary system.
The Effect of Yukmijihwangtang -gagambang (YMG) on Melanin Synthesis and Gene Expression
Kim, Jin-Kyung ; Yoo, Dong-Youl ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 66~82
Purpose: This study was performed to elucidate the inhibitory effect of Yukmijihwangtang-gagambang (YMG) on melanin synthesis in B16F10 mouse melanoma cell. Methods: To demonstrate the inhibitory effects of YMG on melanin synthesis, we measured the amount of released and produced melanin in B16F10 melanoma cell. Also, we evaluated tyrosinase-activity in vitro as well as in B16F10 melanoma cell. And to investigate the action mechanism we assessed the gene expressions of tyrosinase, TRP-1, TRP-2, MMP-2, PKA, PKC
, ERK-1 ERK-2, AKT-1 and MITF in B16F10 melanoma cells. Results: 1. YMG decreased the release and production of melanin in B16F10 melanoma cells. 2. YMG decreased tyrosinase activity in vitro and in B16F10 melanoma cells. 3. YMG decreased the expression of tyrosinase, TRP-1, TRP-2, PKA, PKC
and MMP-2 in B16F10 melanoma cells. 4. YMG increased the expression of ERK-1, ERK-2, and AKT-1 in B16F10 melanoma cells. 5. YMG decreased the expression of MITF in B16F10 melanoma cells. Conclusion: From these results, we suggest that YMG inhibit melanin synthesis via tyrosinase inhibition and regulation of the gene expression in B16F10 melanoma cells.
The Experimental Study on Anti-inflammatory Effects of Eungapbang (EGB)
Lee, Bo-Ra ; Yoo, Dong-Youl ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 83~98
Purpose: This study was performed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of Eungapbang extract (EGB). Methods: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of EGB, we nourished RAW 264.7 cell lines in the laboratory dish. Next, inflammatory cytokine concentrations were analyzed. Then, sera were prepared from blood after lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection in chemically induced mouse models of intestinal inflammation, and Interleukin-1
), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-
) were measured using ELISA kits. Results: 1. EGB significantly suppressed the expression levels of IL-1
and NOS-II genes at 100, 50 and 10
concentrations, and IL-6, TNF-
and COX-2 mRNAs at 100 and 50
concentrations. 2. EGB significantly reduced the production level of IL-1
concentrations, and IL-6 at 100 and 50
concentrations. 3. EGB significantly decreased the production level of IL-1
and IL-6 in sera of acute inflammation induced mice. 4. EGB could suppress the expression level of IL-1
and IL-6 mRNA in spleen tissues in acute inflammation induced mice. Conclusion: On the basis of the above results, it is confirmed that the anti-inflammatory effects of EGB were recognized. Therefore, EGB is recommended as promising therapy for treatment of such ailments as pelvic inflammatory disease.
Comparative Study on Anti-thrombotic Effects of Gamihyunbooleekyungtang with Decoction Method
Jeong, Ji-Hye ; Lee, Soon-Yee ; Jang, Yun-Jeong ; Choe, Chang-Min ; Cho, Han-Baek ; Kim, Song-Baeg ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 99~116
Purpose: In this study, we investigated anti-thrombotic effects of Gamihyunbooleekyungtang currently used clinical treatment of dysmenorrhea and compared effects by decoction methods. Methods: Gamihyunbooleekyungtang was extracted by pressure extractor (GHYT) and nonpressure extractor(GHYT-1). Inhibitory effect of platelet cohesion, suppression effect of GPIIb/IIIa activity, inhibitory effect of
biosynthesis, and oxidative damage suppression effect were tested in vitro. Also suppression of pulmonary embolism was studied in vivo. Results: In this study, both GHYT and GHYT-1 extract showed a safety in cytotoxicity of hFCs. Both showed dose-dependent inhibitory effect on platelet coagulation. GHYT-1 extract is usually higher than GHYT, especially for
. GHYT and GHYT-1 extract showed dose-dependent inhibitory effect on GPIIb/IIIa activities. GHYT extract suppressed significantly
biosynthesis at 1000, 500
and also suppressed significantly
biosynthesis at 1000
as compared with the control group. GHYT-1 suppressed significantly
biosynthesis at 1000
as compared with the control group. Also it suppressed pulmonary embolism triggered by collagen and epinephrine by respectively 50%, 75% as compared with the control group. Both GHYT and GHYT-1 extract showed dose-dependent decrease of oxidative damages caused by DPPH, whereas dose-dependent increase of superoxide dismutase like activity was observed. Conclusion: These results suggest that Gamihyunbooleekyungtang can be used for treating dysmenorrhea caused by thrombosis. Nonpressure decoction method is a little more effective, but more detailed studies would be needed.
Effects of Scutellariae Radix on Gene Expression of Human Cervical Cancer Cells(SNU-703)
Jo, Hyun-Jung ; Gu, Hee-Jun ; Cho, Seong-Hee ; Park, Kyung-Mi ; Yang, Seung-Jeong ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 117~134
Purpose: In the theory of traditional medicine, Scutellariae Radix (SR) can clear away heat and remove dampness, purge the sthenic fire and remove toxic materials, cool blood and stop bleeding to prevent miscarriage. Recently, SR is known to have anti-cancer activity. For this reason, the present author designed to investigate the effect of SR on proliferation rates of cervical cancer cell line, then effects on genetic profile by SR. Methods: The genetic profile for the effect of SR on human derived cervical cancer cell line, SNU-703, was measured using microarray technique, and the functional analysis on these genes was conducted. Results: Total 519 genes were up-regulated and 606 genes down-regulated in cells treated with SR. Genes induced or suppressed by SR were all mainly concerned with metabolic process, regulation of biological process and protein binding. The network of total protein interactions was measured using cytoscape program, and some key molecules, such as TNFRSF1A, AKT1, MAPK3, and STAT3 that can be used for elucidation of therapeutical mechanism of medicine in future were identified. Conclusion: These results suggest possibility of SR as anti-cancer drug and also suggest that related mechanisms are involved in TNFRSF1A, AKT1, MAPK3, and STAT3 related signalling pathways.
Acute Toxicity Study on Ojeok-san(Wuji-san) in Mice
Um, Young-Ran ; Lee, Jae-Hoon ; Moon, Hyun-Jung ; Park, Hwa-Yong ; Ma, Jin-Yeul ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 135~142
Purpose: Ojeok-san(Wuji-san) is one of the most frequently prescribed traditional medicine. To evaluate acute toxicity, ICR mice were treated with Ojeok-san(Wuji-san) administration. Methods: In this study, we investigated the acute toxicity of water-extracted Ojeok-san(Wuji-san). 0(control group), 1250, 2500, and 5000 mg/kg of Ojeok-san(Wuji-san) were orally administered to 20 male and 20 female for 14 days. We observed survival rates, general toxicity, change of body weight, and autopsy. Results: Compared with the control group, we could not find any toxic alteration in all treated groups (1250, 2500 and 5000 mg/kg). Conclusions:
of Ojeok-san(Wuji-san) might be over 5000 mg/kg and it is very safe to ICR mice.
A Study on the D.I.T.I Patterns of Climacteric Patients
Heo, Ja-Kyung ; Lee, Chang-Hoon ; Lee, Kyung-Sub ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 143~151
Purpose: Among many symptoms that the climacteric patients complain of, the major symptom is heat and cold sensation of body in various pattern. So, we are intended to study patterns of climacteric patients by using D.I.T.I. Methods: We studied 55 patients visiting OO Oriental Hospital from 1st January 2008 to 31th December 2008. The patients were distributed one of patterns by inspecting D.I.T.I. And we investigated the temperature of the region of body in 5 groups. Results: There are five groups in D.I.T.I. Those are heat sensation of face pattern, heat sensation of chest pattern, cold sensation of hand & foot pattern, heat sensation of hand pattern and cold sensation of lower abdomen pattern. 22 subjects are in heat sensation of face group. 12 subjects are in heat sensation of chest group. 12 subjects are in heat sensation of hand group. 6 subjects are in cold sensation of lower abdomen group. 3 subjects are in cold sensation of hand & foot group. Conclusion: 5 patterns of D.I.T.I is showed in climacteric patients. To help oriental medical diagnosis, further studies are needed.
Investigation of Various Remedies of Ovarian Cyst except Oral Decoction of Medical Ingredients in Chinese Medicine Journals
Bae, Geung-Mee ; Cho, Hye-Sook ; Lee, Seung-Hwan ; Lee, In-Sun ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 152~168
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine remedies suggested in the papers of ovarian cyst in Chinese Medicine Journals and to establish the further direction. Methods: The papers published between 1994 and 2009 in China Academic Journal were reviewed. Results: 1. It was on Bo-Ryu Enema that main focus of investigation was placed. A variety of randomized controlled trials and case series were found. As a result, a lot of proper manual arts and prescriptions were provided out of them. 2. Acupuncture is reported as significant in reducing the size of ovarian cyst and improving clinical symptoms, which covers electrical acupuncture, enlongated needle and moxibustion, burning acupuncture. 3. External application was verified as an effective therapy for the case of a combined treatment with oral medicine. 4. Modern medical equipments such as ultra short wave medical cure, TDP could improve the efficiency of traditional remedies like Bo-Ryu Enema, external application. Conclusion: It would be necessary to practically come up with a diversity of remedies besides oral decoction of medical ingredients, and establish standard of evidence of them.
Retrospective Study on Overactive Bladder
Jung, So-Young ; Kim, Dong-Il ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 169~184
Purpose: The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of Korean medicine treatment on overactive bladder. Methods: 64 patients of overactive bladder received Korean medicine treatment for at least 30days. We studied retrospectively symptom disappearance rate, the relationship between the improvement rate and age, scale of symptoms, BMI(Body Mass Index), WHR(Waist Hip Ratio). Results: Symptoms of 27 patients were disappeared, and those of 28 patients were improved. But 9 patients didn't show the improvement of their urination problems. The symptom disappearance rate was 43.08%. The improvement rate was 85.15%. The mean
standard deviation of daily frequency was reduced from 10.05128 to 7.44872 after treatment(p<0.0001) The symptom disappearance rate was reverse-related with the OABSS score, KHQ and WHR. The improvement rate of married patients was higher than unmarried patients. And especially that was co-related with the frequency of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. Conclusion: The results of this study suggested that Korean medicine treatments, such as acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal prescriptions have positive efficacy on overactive bladder patients in ordinary clinical practice.
Review of the Studies on Acustimulation for Gynecological Surgery induced Nausea and Vomiting
Park, Jang-Kyung ; Jeong, Jae-Cheol ; Choi, Min-Sun ; Kim, Dong-Il ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 185~196
Purpose: This study aims to estimate the effects of on acustimulation for Gynecological surgery induced nausea and vomiting through reviewing the tendency of the studies. Methods: Literature searches were made through Pubmed, Koreanstudies Information Service System(KISS) and Korean Oriental medical Society database. Data were extracted according to pre-defined criteria. The methodological quality was assessed using Modified Jadad scale. Results: 8 studies were met the condition among the 43 searched studies. They were designed as double blind or observer blind and randomized controlled trial, and were analyzed statistically. 6 studies out of the 8 reported that acupuncture could prevent PONV effectively. Conclusion: The hypothesis that acustimulation may be effective for the prevention of Gynecological surgery induced PONV is supported by the data in recent literatures.
The Difference of Weight Loss as Age and Exercise in Women after Oriental Obesity Treatment in Short Term
Lee, Yoon-Jae ; Hwang, Deok-Sang ; Cho, Jung-Hoon ; Lee, Jin-Moo ; Lee, Chang-Hoon ; Jang, Jun-Bock ; Lee, Kyung-Sub ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 197~204
Purpose: Obesity is the major risk factor of the heart disease and the metabolic disease. And many obese women have dysfunction of the endocrine system. There are many reports about oriental obesity treatment program. In clinics, the electroacupuncture with exercise is believed more effective. But the difference of weight loss as exercise and women was not studied. Methods: The subjects were 75 young women who visited Kangnam Kyunghee hospital for obesity management from March 2006 to July 2008. Six treatments had performed, the weight loss checked at every treatment. 52 women treated by oriental obesity treatment with exercise, 23 women treated therapy without exercise. As the exercise and the age, the weight loss was compared. Results: The weight loss of electroacupuncture with exercise was higher than that of electroacupuncture without exercise, but was not significant. The weight loss of perimenopausal women was significantly low. Conclusion: The comparison of electroacupuncture with exercise and electroacupuncture without exercise was not significantly different. The weight loss of the older women would be less than the weight loss of the younger.
Systemic Review on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Breast Cancer
Park, Young-Ae ; Kim, Dong-Chul ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 205~222
Purpose: The aim of this study was to review systemically journals on the studies for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the treatment of breast cancer. Methods: Through medical websites, foreign clinical literatures about complementary and alternative medicines of breast cancer were searched. The cite used was http://www.Pubmed.gov. And then they were divided into three groups. Medication, Non-medication therapies and questionnaire reports. Results: 1. We researched 23 papers about herb medicines. Most of papers were about single herb and there were rarely about mixed composition. And there were papers about Ocimum gratissimum, elliptilimba, seeds of Livistona chinensis, golden feverfew which were not commonly used in Korea. 2. We researched 16 papers about acupuncture. Acupuncture had a possitive effect on such symptoms like flushing, nausea and vomitting and pain on upper limb caused by anticancer therapy or tamoxifen or surgery. 3. We researched 36 papers about questionnaire study. Most were about research for women who diagnosed as breast cancer or women after breast cancer surgery. Subjects were about proportion of using CAM, purpose of using it, most popular CAM therapy, satisfaction degree, and relation with age, aducation and social position. And most conclusion were that patient-doctor communication was needed. Conclusion: Afterwards we have to focus on realisitic clinical studies about breast cancer patients, especially postsurgery and people who takes anticancer therapy. And we have to be interest in acupuncture therapy on breast cancer patients.
A Study on Thermal Effect and Medication Compliance of Red Ginseng Extract
Choi, Min-Sun ; Jeong, Jae-Cheol ; Park, Jang-Kyung ; Ahn, Hong-Yeop ; Kim, Dong-Il ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 223~235
Purpose: To evaluate thermal effect and medication compliance of red ginseng extract. Methods: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over clinical study was performed. Twenty four healthy, married women aged 30-45 years with FSFI score below 25 were randomly divided into two groups; red ginseng group(N=12) and placebo group(N=12). During the first 6-week period (Study1), each group was dosed with red ginseng or placebo twice a day. Before starting the second 6-week period(Study2), a crossover design was chosen with a 2-week break(Washout period). Interchanging two groups after Washout period, red ginseng and placebo were dosed to each group. The efficacy of thermal effect was measured with subjective warm sensation scale and lower abdomen temperature by Digital Infrared Thermographic imaging(DITI) before and after each 6-week period. A medication compliance was assessed after each 6-week period and the correlation medication compliance between Sasang Constitution and subjective warm sensation was analyzed. Results: Overall 23 participants completed the study. In subjective warm sensation scale, after taking placebo, all participants exhibited an improving trend, but there was no significant difference. In lower abdomen temperature by DITI, statistically significant objective thermal effect of red ginseng was also not shown. A medication compliance was higher in Yin constitution(Taeumin, Soeumin), and showed an upward trend with decreasing subjective warm sensation. But no statistically significant difference was exhibited. Conclusion: Statistically significant thermal effect of red ginseng was not shown in this study. We anticipate if a long-term clinical trial is practiced, significant thermal effect of red ginseng will be shown.
Clinical Study for Ten Cases, who Complains Abdominal Pain after Surgery -Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery-
Lee, Ja-Young ; Seung, Jun-Ho ; Park, Young-Sun ; Kim, Dong-Chul ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 236~245
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report the effect of TKM (Traditional Korean Medicine) to abdominal pain after laparoscopic gynecological surgery(LGS). Methods: 10 patients who visited the department of gynecology in OO medical center from 1st August 2007 to 31st December 2008 with abdominal pains after laparoscopic operation. They complained abdominal pain and other pains such as back pain, shoulder pain and vaginal bleeding etc. We treated patients with herb medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. The progress of signs and symptoms was evaluated by checking the change of visual analog scale(VAS). Results: The mean age was 45.1 years(range 38-49), parity 2(0-3) and previous abdominal surgery case was 5. The mean of hospital admitting day was 20 days(range 9- 51) and taken for reducing VAS 10 to 3 were 10 days(range 4-24). After taking TKM, patient's signs and symptoms were alleviated or resolved and Hb, Hct were increased. Conclusion: After laparoscopic gynecological surgery, patients had taken pain such as abdominal pain, shoulder pain, back pain etc. TKM treatment is effective on the recovery after laparoscopic surgery.
A Clinical Study on 2 Cases of Secondary Amenorrhea diagnosed as hypothalamic-pituitary failure
Wee, Hyo-Sun ; Lee, Jin-Moo ; Lee, Chang-Hoon ; Cho, Jung-Hoon ; Jang, Jun-Bock ; Lee, Kyung-Sub ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 246~256
Purpose: To report the effect of oriental medicine on 2 patients with secondary amenorrhea diagnosed as hypothalamic-pituitary failure. Methods: The patients who had secondary amenorrhea were treated with the oriental medical treatments such as herbal medication, herbal acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, and so forth. Results: After the oriental medical treatments, the patients could have their periods again, their menstrual condition was improved. Conclusion: This case report shows that the oriental medical therapy is effective for treating secondary amenorrhea diagnosed as hypothalamic-pituitary failure.
A Case Report of Postpartum Syndrome with Coccygodynia
Cha, Ji-Hea ; Kim, Yoon-Sang ; Lee, Eun-Mee ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 257~266
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report the clinical effectiveness of Traditional Korean therapy on coccygodynia and depression of postpartum. Methods : The patient in this case was 27-year-old female. The chief complains were coccygodynia and depression. She was treated by Traditional Korean medicine, acupuncture and Chuna Manipulation. The progress of symptoms was evaluated by visual analogue scale(VAS) and Oswestry Disability Index(ODI). Results : After those Traditional Korean therapy, most symptoms were improved. Coccygodynia and uncomfortableness in normal life improved, and ODI was decreased from 35 to 17. Conclusion : This case shows that Traditional Korean therapy might be effective in decreasing symptoms on coccygodynia and depression of postpartum.
Clinical Study for the Four Cases of Secondary Amenorrhea and Hypomenorrhea by Serum Hormone Assay
Kim, Ji-Ryang ; Kim, Hae-Jung ; O, Kwang-Woo ; Kang, Jung-Ah ; Ryu, Ik-Han ; Choe, Chang-Min ; Cho, Han-Baek ; Kim, Song-Baeg ;
The Journal of Oriental Obstetrics and Gynecology, volume 22, issue 3, 2009, Pages 267~276
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of oriental medicine on secondary amenorrhea & hypomenorrhea objectively. Methods: By serum hormone assay and history interview, we classified the causes of each patient having secondary amenorrhea & hypomenorrhea. We also diagnosed and treated each patient according to them. And then we estimated the results of treatment by follow-up measurements of serum hormone level. Results: 1. We diagnosed case I as hypothalamic-pituitary disfunction, case II, III as PCOS and case IV as ovarian failure by classifying the causes from western medical scientific angle. 2. We also diagnosed and treated the cases from oriental medical scientific angle. 3. We confirmed the improvement of cases by follow-up measurements of serum hormone level. Conclusion: These results of serum hormone assay showed how medically effective oriental medical therapies of secondary amenorrhea & hypomenorrhea were.