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Editorial
Network pharmacology: an important breakthrough in traditional Chinese medicine research
Yuan Jin-Wei, Hao Jian, Chen Dan
2TMR Integrative Medicine. 2018, 2 (3): 92-98.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMRIM201802026
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Network pharmacology breaks through the traditional linear research model and coincides with the complexity of traditional Chinese medicine, provides technical support and new strategy in the research of traditional Chinese medicine.

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Objective: To study the relationship between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) research and network pharmacology. Methods: Discuss the common features of TCM and network pharmacology through the analysis of the characteristics of TCM, the background of network pharmacology, so as better interpretation of TCM and in-depth understanding of TCM research and network pharmacology. Results: Multicomponent and multitarget characteristics of TCM as same as the study thought of network pharmacology. Network pharmacology breaks through the research model of linear and coincides with the complexity of TCM, provides technical support for rational design of TCM formulae, both and a new way in the research of TCM. It becomes a new strategy for modern TCM research. Conclusion: Network pharmacology is an important breakthrough in TCM research, its research promote modernization and internationalization process of TCM conduce to the research and development of TCM and have important significance for the integration of Chinese and Western medicine.

Review
The concept of narrative evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making in traditional Chinese medical practice
Mu Wei, Shang Hong-Cai, Gu Xu-Fang, Zhang Li, Li Yan-Fen, Li Jie, Wang Rui-Hua, Huang Yu-Hong, Wang Bao-He
TMR Integrative Medicine. 2018, 2 (3): 99-104.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMRIM201802027
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The author described the origins and development of evidence-based medicine, narrative medicine and shared decision-making, and analyzed the existing problems in TCM clinical decision-making.

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For the explosive development of emerging diagnostic and therapeutic technologies brought by the advancement of precision medicine strategy, shared decision-making could improve the quality of clinical decision-making and promote the transformation of clinical research evidence in TCM. Paying attention to patients' narrative needs and strengthening medical humanistic concerns could improve clinical outcome and patient satisfaction. We described the origins and development of evidence-based medicine, narrative medicine and shared decision-making, and analyzed the existing problems in TCM clinical decision-making. Further, we put forward the model of shared decision-making between clinicians and patients under the guidance of narrative evidence-based medicine concepts and methods.

Patient decision aids for cardiovascular disease: the status-quo and prospects
Kong Deng-Feng, Shi Xiao-Chi, Wang Bao-He, Huang Yu-Hong, Xu Qiang, Tian Peng, Zhao Ying-Qiang, Mu Wei, Shang Hong-Cai
TMR Integrative Medicine. 2018, 2 (3): 105-120.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMRIM201802028
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PtDA can improve the patient's understanding of cardiovascular disease and the potential risk of perception of cardiovascular disease, as well as improve the communication between doctors and patients. The continuous management in symptoms, risk factors and lifestyle behaviors is needed for a good prognosis for cardiovascular disease.

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This article introduced the development and application of patient decision aid (PtDA) for cardiovascular disease. There are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and the mortality rate is high. Therefore, continuous management in symptoms, risk factors and lifestyle behaviors is needed for a good prognosis. PtDA can improve the patient's understanding of cardiovascular disease and the potential risk of perception of cardiovascular disease, as well as improve the communication between doctors and patients. The emergence of narrative evidence-based medicine provided a new opportunity for the further development of PtDA. At present, there were demands for domestic cardiovascular decision aids, but the researches were extremely limited.

A review on the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS): history, development and application
Tian Peng, Wang Tao, Wang Bao-He, Li Jie, Xu Qiang, Kong Deng-Feng, Mu Wei, Huang Yu-Hong
TMR Integrative Medicine. 2018, 2 (3): 121-132.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMRIM201802029
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By drawing lessons, combining them with the characteristics of domestic medical care, it is helpful to develop PtDA and quality standards suitable for China’s local clinical environment, which also can avoid risks and promote shared decision-making economically and effectively.

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A Patient Decision Aid (PtDA) is an important means in TCM practice to promote shared decision-making between doctor and patient, which is developed based on evidence-based and narrative medicine concepts. It is also an important tool for individualized diagnosis and treatment in the context of precision medical care. With the rapid increase of interest on the PtDA, it is important to establish a unified quality evaluation standard and standardize the development process. This article aims to introduce the main content, development history and application of International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS), and provide reference for the application of the evaluation standard in China.

Necessities and feasibilities of the establishment of traditional Chinese medicine clinical research protocol database
Si Jin-Hua, Li Nan, Du Liang, Cheng Yao-Long, Shang Hong-Cai
TMR Integrative Medicine. 2018, 2 (3): 133-139.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMRIM201802030
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This research collected TCM clinical research protocols which were published in international journals and established Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Protocol Database (TCMCPD), in order to promote the localization of high quality researches and improve the ability of TCM clinical research in China. Further describes the necessities and feasibilities of building Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Protocol Database (TCMCPD) and puts forward some basic technological ideas, so as to provide a theoretical foundation for building the database.

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With the internationalization and modernization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), TCM clinical research has accumulated a lot of research information resources. However, these information resources are often scattered in various retrieval systems, which brings some difficulties to the reference and use of this information. Therefore, we collected TCM clinical research protocols which were published in international journals and established Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Protocol Database (TCMCRPD), in order to promote the localization of high-quality researches and improve the ability of TCM clinical research in China. After analyzing the major existing problems of TCM clinical research protocols, this essay describes the necessities and feasibilities of building Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Protocol Database (TCMCRPD) and puts forward some basic technological ideas, so as to provide a theoretical foundation for building the database.

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