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Efficacy and Safety of Duhuo Jisheng Decoction for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Jinyu Li 1 2 3Wei Wang 4Guiyu Feng 4Jian Du 3Shengqian Kang 4Zhe Li 2Weifeng Zhu 2Hongcai Shang 1

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med doi: 10.1155/2020/6957825. eCollection 2020.


Aim: To evaluate the effects and medication safety of Duhuo Jisheng Decoction (DHJSD) alone or as a combination therapy with other interventions on the related clinical index in postmenopausal osteoporosis condition.

Methods: Search in CNKI, WanFang, CBM, VIP, PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and randomized controlled trials where at least one group received any form of DHJSD for postmenopausal osteoporosis condition. Risk of bias was based on the Cochrane handbook, the quality of evidence was assessed by the GRADEpro online, and analyses were performed by RevMan 5.3 software.

Results: Eight studies were enrolled with 650 participants. DHJSD alone or with other interventions had a significant effect on BMD of the lumbar spine (MD = 0.46, 95%CI (0.24, 0.68), P < 0.0001), E2 (SMD = 0.49, 95%CI (0.30, 0.68), P < 0.0001), and clinical effectiveness (OR = 5.07, 95%CI (3.07, 8.35), P < 0.0001). However, no effect at BGP (MD = -0.84, 95%CI (-1.69, 0.00), P=0.05) was seen.

Conclusion: The pooled estimate suggested that DHJSD combined with conventional medical therapies has a certain clinical curative effect on postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, considering the unsatisfactory quality of included trials, more high-quality trials are needed to elucidate this issue.