Author Year Country PEDro Score Research Design Total Sample Size
Liu et al. 2013 China Case Control N=35
Population: Median age: 59.1 yr; Gender: male=19, female= 16; Level of injury: paraplegic=10; Wound status: grade IV ulcer= 35. Intervention: Patients underwent 28 days of arnebia root oil (ARO) or Chinese herbal formula (CRFSO) treatment after undergoing surgery. Outcome Measures: Therapeutic effect (healing, effective, improved, no response) and therapeutic duration of treatment.
Statistically significant difference (p<0.005) between the two groups (follow-up occurred after 28 days of treatment).
No patients had adverse reaction during treatment.
Healed: 17 out of 20 patients in the CRFSO group.
Healed: 2/11 patients in ARO group.
Effective: 2/20 patients in CRFSO group.
Effective: 3/11 patients in ARO group.
Improved: 1/11 ulcers in ARO group.
Therapeutic duration of treatment with CRFSO averaged 19.47 days.
Therapeutic duration of treatment with ARO averaged 29.18 days.