Publications by authors named "Yu-Qian Lou"

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Clinical Practice Guideline for Glycosides/ Tablets in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Front Pharmacol 2020 14;11:608703. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Hook F (HF) is one of the most commonly used and effective traditional Chinese herbal medicines against rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both Tripterygium Glycoside Tablets (TGT) and Tablets (TWT) are the representative HF-based agents enrolled into the 2019 edition of Medicine Catalog for National Basic Medical Insurance, Injury Insurance, and Maternity Insurance. However, individual differences in TGT/TWT response across patients usually exist in the process of treating RA, implying that the clinical application of the two agents may not be standardized leading to the ineffective treatment and the risk of side effects. Growing evidence show that the bioactive constituents of HF may often have toxicity, the package insert of TGT and TWT may not be described in detail, and the therapeutic windows of the two agents are narrow. Thus, it is an urgent task to develop a standardized clinical practice guideline for TGT and TWT in the treatment of RA. In the current study, a group of clinical experts of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in the research field of rheumatism diseases, pharmacists, and methodologists of evidence-based medicine were invited to select the clinical questions, to determine the levels of the evidence and the strength of the recommendations, and to develop the recommendations and good practice points. The guideline is formed based on the combination of clinical research evidence and expert experience (evidence-based, consensus, supplemented by experience). The clinical problems which are supported by clinical evidence may form recommendations, and the clinical problems without clinical evidence may form experts' suggestions. Both recommendations and experts' suggestions in this guideline summarized the clinical indications, usage, dosage, combined medication, and safety of TGT and TWT against RA systematically and comprehensively, which may offer a professional guidance in the context of the clinical application of the two HF-based agents.
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January 2021

[Effects of different concentrations of gubishu containing serum on the proliferation of rabbit articular chondrocytes in vitro culture].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2011 Oct;24(10):841-4

Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fujian, China.

Objective: To investigate the effects of different concentrations of Gubishu containing serum on the proliferation of rabbit articular chondrocytes cultured in vitro.

Methods: Articular chondrocytes were obtained from the cartilage of 1-month rabbit and cultured in vitro. They were randomly divided into 8 groups,blank and Gubishu groups in different concentrations (5%, 10%,15%, 20%), MTT assay method was adopted to observe the influence of Gubishu containing serum with different concentrations to the proliferation of chondrocytes after incubated 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 days.

Results: The proliferation of chondrocytes was dependent on the concentration in Gubishu groups. At same time point,there was significant value between every groups, 20% concentration was greatest (P<0.05); There was significant differences between 5%, 10% and 20% concentration of the blank groups at same time point (P<0.05), and was not between 15% and 20% concentration at the 1, 3, 5 and 7 days (P>0.05), 20% concentration of the blank group was greatest. 20% concentrations of Gubishu containing serum was significantly greater than 20% concentrations of blank group at the 1, 3, 5 and 7 days (P<0.05).

Conclusion: 20% concentrations of Gubishu containing serum can significantly increase the proliferation of chondrocytes, and bring the logarithmic growth period forward to the 3 day.
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October 2011