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Kunxian capsules yields short-term clinical efficacy vs placebo for ankylosing spondylitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Kunxian capsules in the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

Trials. 2016 Jul 22;17(1):337

Contributing Authors: Q Li L Li L Bi C Xiao Z Lin S Cao Z Liao J Gu

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Synopsis

80 patients with ankylosing spondylitis were randomized to receive a Chinese patent medicine, 0.6g Kunxian, or a placebo drug, 3 times daily for 12 weeks. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of Kunxian, measured using the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) 20 response rate. Other outcomes included ASAS 40, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity I...

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