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A Clinical Study for 157 Cases of CVA by Sasang Constitutional Medicine

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 1998, 10(2), pp.431-453
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : December 31, 1998
  • Accepted : December 31, 1998
  • Published : December 31, 1998

Choi Jae-young 1 Park Seong Sik 2

1동국대학교 한의과대학 사상체질의학교실
2동국대학교 한의과대학 사상체질과

ABSTRACT

1. Background and Purpose: We intended to make the standards of CVA management of Sasang Constitutional Medicine and be helpful to understand the constitutional symptoms through a clinical study of CVA. 2. Methods: We studied 157 CVA inpatients(79 men and 78 women) who were in constitutional clinic of Dongguk Pundang Oriental Hospital during 1 year from March 1997 to February 1998. We investigated and analysed the characteristics, past histories, symptoms and progresses of patients. 3. Results: The results of constitutional analysis showed 88 Taeumin(56.1%), 48 Soyangin(30.6%) and 21 Soeumin(13.4%). The frequency of strokes was much the same between male and female and the greater part of cases were 50-70 of age. The CVA cases were classified into 119 cerebral infarction(75.8%), 11 cerebral hemorrhage(7.0%), 1 subarachnoid hemorrhage(0.6%) and 26 trasient ischemic attack. From the standards of symptom management, there were abnormality of a coated tongue(63.1%) in most cases, sleeping disorders(48.4%), excremental disorders(44.7%) and urinary disorders(36.9%) on admission. With regard to the rate of improvement in the standards of CVA management, excremental disorders improved 87.1% and emotional disorder 81.0%, swallowing disorder 78.7% and so on.

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