小児反復性中耳炎に対する十全大補湯の効果 [in Japanese] Effects of the Herbal Medicine "Juzen-taiho-to" on Otitis-Prone Children [in Japanese]
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Juzen-taiho-to (JTT) is known as a herbal medicine that improves immune function. We evaluated whether JTT has a beneficial effect in otitis-prone children. Twenty otitis-prone infants took JTT at 0.1-0.14mg/kg/day twice a day for three months. The medication compliance rate was 85%. The frequency of otitis media purulenta significantly decreased (t-test, p=.000, Wilcoxon signed rank test, p=.000) by the oral administration of JTT. The number of days of fever (t, p=.000, Wilcoxon, p=.000), antibiotic administration (t, p=.002, Wilcoxon, p=.001), hospital visits (t, p=.014, Wilcoxon, p=.005), and emergency hospital visits (t, p=.000, Wilcoxon, p=.000) also showed significant decreases after taking JTT as compared with before.<br>The onset and progression of infection depends on the balance between the reproductive power of microbes and host defense. The effects of JTT on otitis-prone individuals have not been investigated before. JTT is thought to be one of the effective treatments for otitis-prone cases, and avoiding the overuse of antibiotics would prevent the increase of drug-resistant bacteria both in terms of their number and level of resistance.
- Pract.Otol. (Kyoto)
Pract.Otol. (Kyoto) 100(2), 127-135, 2007-02-01
The Society of Practical Otolaryngology