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Systematic Review of Herbal Medicine Fumigation Treatment for Mycotic Vaginitis (Candida Vaginitis)

진균성 질염의 한약 훈증 치료에 대한 체계적 문헌 고찰

  • Park, Kyung-Dug (Dept. of Korean OB & GY, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Bae, Ju-Eun (Dept. of Korean OB & GY, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Yoon, Young-Jin (Dept. of Korean OB & GY, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University)
  • 박경덕 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방부인과) ;
  • 배주은 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방부인과) ;
  • 윤영진 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방부인과)
  • Received : 2018.07.03
  • Accepted : 2018.08.22
  • Published : 2018.08.24

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to identify the effectiveness of fumigation treatment, provide a clinical basis for fumigation therapy, and develop treatment protocols through consideration of treatment methods and herbal medicines. Methods: We searched for randomized controlled clinical trials using fumigation treatment on mycotic vaginitis in 8 electronic databases such as EMBASE, Pubmed, and CNKI. The results of the studies were analyzed and the risk of bias was assessed by using Cochrane risk of bias tool. A meta-analysis was performed to reveal the effectiveness of fumigation compared to control treatments. Results: We finally selected 5 studies among 54 articles according to inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria. In all selected studies, herbal fumigation was more effective than any control treatment and all the studies were statistically significant. Conclusions: The study provides a basis for applying fumigation treatment to patients with mycotic vaginitis and helps developing a treatment protocol of caring patients of mycotic vaginitis. But the limitation of this study is that the number of studies included is small and quantitative synthesis of all results has not been achieved.

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Supported by : 부산대학교병원

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