Identification of traditional Chinese Medicine syndromes for patients with COVID-19 pneumonia
Citation: Li X, Feng G, Ma W, et al. Traditional Chinese Medicine Syndromes of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. World Chinese Medicine 2020; 15(3): 305-14
What is this? Early and comprehensive identification of the clinical commonality of COVID is important for early and accurate use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The clinical characteristics and TCM syndrome differentiations of COVID-19 pneumonia have been studied, to provide reference for the formulation and optimization of TCM syndrome differentiation and treatment.
In this systematic review, the authors searched for studies that had diagnosed TCM syndromes in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. They searched Chinese and English language databases on 27 February 2020. They identified 10 eligible studies.
What works: 50 TCM syndromes have been diagnosed in COVID-19 patients, which should help with comprehensive consideration of TCM syndrome differentiations for these patients.
What doesn’t work: Nothing noted.
What’s uncertain: Nothing noted.
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