Clinical effect of Xinqingning (新清宁) combined with low dose continuous gastrointestinal dialysis in treating uremia

  • Sun Yan-bing 
  • Chen Bing-liang 
  • Jia Qiang 
  • Yao Zheng 
Original Articles


Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of Xinqingning (XQN), a preparation of rhubarb, combined with low dose continuous gastrointestinal dialysis in treating uremia.Methods: Patients of uremia were divided into three groups at random, 18 patients in group A were treated with 1000 ml gastrointestinal dialysate (non-absorbed mannitol solution) orally 2–3 times a day, 20 patients in group B treated with the same therapy as that in group A, also combined with XQN 5–10 tablets 3 times per day and 19 patients in group C treated with orally taken coated aldehyde oxystarch 5–10 g, 3 times a day. The therapeutic course for the three groups was 11 months. The changes in clinical manifestation, renal function, nutritional condition, and electrolytes before and after treatment were observed.Results: After treatment, significant improvement was revealed in aspects of uremic symptoms, quality of life, nutritional condition, serum creatinine, urea nitrogen, serum phosphate, uric acid, CO2 combining power, creatine clearance, body weight and arm muscular circumference in group A and B, as compared with those in group C. In comparison of group A with B, group B showed a lower serum triglyceride and a slower progression of chronic renal failure (CRF). All the criteria were not improved in group C and with serum creatinine being raised significantly.Conclusion: XQN combined with low dose continuous gastrointestinal dialysis therapy was definitely effective in treating uremia. It provides a new therapeutic means of non-replacement therapy for CRF with uremia.

Key words

chronic renal failure uremia continuous gastrointestinal dialysis rhubarb mannitol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun Yan-bing 
    • 1
  • Chen Bing-liang 
    • 1
  • Jia Qiang 
    • 1
  • Yao Zheng 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nephrology, Xuanwu HospitalCapital University of Medical SciencesBeijing

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