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2013, Vol.25, No.2

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    Relationship between Osteoporosis and Cardiovascular Risk Factors according to Sasang Constitution in Rural Wonju Cohort

    송학수 , 최재완 , Yoo Jun Sang and 1 other persons | 2013, 25(2) | pp.81~97 | number of Cited : 5
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    Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between osteoporosis and cardiovascular risk factors according to Sasang constitution. Methods A total of 1773 participants, over 40 years old, were examined as part of a community-based cohort in Wonju city in Gangwon province of South Korea, from June 2006 to August 2009. We measured bone mineral density by Achilles ultrasonometer, serum levels of lipids, fasting blood sugar, insulin and other cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and waist circumference. Constitution was verified by a Sasang constitution specialist using the results of PSSC(Phonetic System for Sasang Constitution), facial photos and a simplified Sasang constitutional questionnaire. Results The prevalence rate was 11.2% in total participants, and 10.6% in Soyangin, 10.4% in Taeeumin and 13.9% in Soeumin. In general characteristics, educational and economic property and exercise were concerned with osteoporosis. Systolic blood pressure, pulse rate and total cholesterol were significantly high in osteoporosis group. Age and menopause were the key risk factors for osteoporosis. There was a significantly high prevalence in Soeumin for osteoporosis in men alone. Low physical activity was a major risk factor for osteoporosis. Waist circumference and hip circumference had significantly high odds ratio and weight had significantly low odds ratio. By Sasang constitution, Soyangin has the negative correlation with free fatty acid, Taeeumin has the negative correlation with waist circumference, pulse rate, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein and Soeumin has the positive correlation with body fat amount. Conclusions Regimens on osteoporosis should be considered according to Sasang constitution. Cardiovascular diseases should be considered according to Sasang constitution. Soeumin should be cautious of osteoporosis and gain weights and reasonable amount of fat food. Soyangin had better do exercise lower body and eat little food containing triglyceride. Taeeumin had better lose weights and eat little cholesterol food.
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    The Effect of Tailored Health Care Program Based on Sasang Constitution for Vietnamese

    권지혜 , Yunyoung, Kim , 박기현 and 2 other persons | 2013, 25(2) | pp.98~107 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives This study aimed to develop the tailored health care program based on Sasang constitution for Vietnamese and evaluate the effect of them. Methods This research was executed from Sep. 1st 2012 to Nov. 30th 2012 in Vietnam Hanoi National Hospital of Traditional Medicine. All of 50 vietnamese subjects participated in the tailored health care program for 8 weeks after constitutional diagnosis. During the applicable period of the 8 weeks program, follow-up visits was conducted after 1 week, 4 week, and 8 week from the first visit, and Quality of life, Anxiety, Fatigue and Sleep Quality were measured. Results The tailored Health Care Program was applied to the subjects for eight weeks. The quality of life scores of Physical Functioning (p=0.006), Pain (p=0.003) and Physical Component Score (p=0.009) were significantly increased, and the sleep quality of subjects was improved after the tailored health care program is applied. Conclusions The tailored health care program based on Sasang constitution affected to some items about the quality of life and sleep quality of the subjects. however, this result can not be generalized to all Vietnamese, and various follow-up studies are needed.
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    The Review of a Standardized Method in Retention-Enema: a Clinical Study

    송은영 , Eui Ju Lee , Yung-min Bu and 7 other persons | 2013, 25(2) | pp.108~114 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives This study was aimed to review a standardized method of retention enema by extracting elements associated with methods of retention enema from papers involved. Methods 1) Data sources : Retrieval was made, using ‘Enema' or 'Retention Enema’ as search words in MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, KISS, RISS, and NDSL DB. 2) Study selection : Two authors excluded irrelevant papers and chose qualified abstracts in the rest of the papers. The chosen studies were reviewed fully by the authors so that they could screen the significant papers based on the exclusion criteria. 3) Data extraction : Data on the total number of subjects, the target disease, the type, quality, length, diameter of catheter, the insertion length of catheter, the sample, the sample volume, the process of retention enema and the number of performing retention enema were extracted from the selected studies. Results & Conclusions The retention enema can be applied to gastrointestinal diseases, genitourinary diseases, metabolic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, headaches and neurological disorders. The standardized treatment method is as following: 1) inserting a rental tube of 18-28 Fr that measures 20 to 30 cm into the patient's anus, 2) injecting herbal medicines which have purgative action or benefit on stomach and intestinal tract at the rate of 4 ml/min, and 3) holding them for 10 to 15 minutes.
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    A Case Report of Soeumin Adult Atopic Dermatitis Improved with Sipyimigwanjung-tang.

    Kim Seongtae , 최애련 , Koo Deok-Mo | 2013, 25(2) | pp.115~123 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives The purpose of this case study is to report that a Soeumin patient diagnosed as adult atopic dermatitis was treated with Sipyimigwanjung-tang and then his symptoms improved. Methods We diagnosed the patient as Soeumin Greater Yin Pattern based on his nature & emotion, physical characteristics, symptoms. So we treated him with Sipyimigwanjung-tang and used Visual Analogue Scale(VAS), SCORAD(Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis) index and pictures of the affected part for the assessment. Results & Conclusions After treatment, his SCORAD index results significantly decreased from 76.3 to 41.8, VAS of itching decreased from 10 to 4 and the patient's subjective symptom and general condition considerably improved. This case study describe the effectiveness of Sipyimigwanjung-tang on Soeumin adult atopic dermatitis symptoms
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    2 Case Study Reportings Using Hyeongbangjihwang-tang of a Soyangin Patient Diagnosed with Peripheral Facial Paralysis

    정해연 , 이성진 , 함성훈 and 1 other persons | 2013, 25(2) | pp.124~133 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives We report a series of 2 treatment cases with Hyeongbangjihwang-tang which is based on Sasang Constitutional Medicine for peripheral facial paralysis in Soyangin. Methods We prescribed Hyeongbangjihwang-tang for their physical symptoms. The improvement of their peripheral facial paralysis was evaluated. Results After the Hyeongbangjihwang-tang was given, the patient's peripheral facial paralysis and physical symptoms were improved. Conclusions These case-studies showed an efficient result of using Hyeongbangjihwang-tang in the peripheral facial paralysis of Soyangin.