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TMR Modern Herbal Medicine  2018, Vol. 1 Issue (4): 198-202    DOI: 10.12032/TMRmhm2017A31
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Clinical experience in treating 78 cases of upper limb edema after breast cancer operation by WenYang HuoXue Washing Prescription
Chen Hong1, Wang Xing-Yuan1, Zhao Bao-Ya1, Zhang Zhong-Hua1, Liu Shuang-Wen1, Jiao Yun-Lan1,*()
1 Department of oncology of Dongfang Hospital,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.
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Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of WenYang HuoXue Washing Prescription (WYHX) in the treatment of upper limb edema after breast cancer surgery. Methods: Seventy-eight patients with upper extremity edema after operation of breast cancer with Yin Syndrome were given wet compress with prescription and nursing guidance. The symptom score of affected extremity was observed before and 14 days after treatment, and the total effective rate was evaluated. Results: Twenty-three cases were markedly effective, 41 cases were effective and 14 cases were Invalid. The total effective rate was 82.1%. There was no significant difference between the two groups according to stage I and stage II of edema (P > 0.05). Conclusion: WYHX can effectively improve the discomfort symptoms of upper limb edema and cold after breast cancer surgery, and is worthy of clinical application.

Highlights

WenYang HuoXue Washing prescription can effectively improve the discomfort symptoms of upper limb edema and cold after breast cancer surgery. The DASH score can be evaluated purely from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine. The therapy can improve the discomfort symptoms such as arm swelling, pain and numbness to a certain extent without adverse reactions



Key wordsWenYang HuoXue Washing Prescription      Postoperative of breast cancer      Upper limb edema      Wet compress      Clinical experience     
Published: 25 October 2018
Corresponding Authors: Jiao Yun-Lan     E-mail: jiaoyunlan1964@163.com
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Chen Hong, Wang Xing-Yuan, Zhao Bao-Ya, Zhang Zhong-Hua, Liu Shuang-Wen, Jiao Yun-Lan. Clinical experience in treating 78 cases of upper limb edema after breast cancer operation by WenYang HuoXue Washing Prescription. TMR Modern Herbal Medicine, 2018, 1(4): 198-202. doi: 10.12032/TMRmhm2017A31

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Group N Markedly effective Effective Invalid Total effective
Ⅰstage 51 14 28 9 42
Ⅱstage 27 9 13 5 22
Totle 78 23 41 14 64
Table 1 Comparison of clinical effects between the two groups according to edema
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