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Effects on clinical symptoms, cure rate, and recurrence rate of patients with bacterial pneumonia treated with Tanreqing injection combined with antibiotics

Objective: To investigate the effects on the clinical symptoms, cure rate, and recurrence rate of patients with bacterial pneumonia treated with Tanreqing injection combined with antibiotics.

Methods: Sixty-eight cases of patients with bacterial pneumonia in our hospital were selected from October 2014 to November 2015. They were randomly divided into observation and control groups. The patients in the control group were treated with antibiotics and the patients in the observation group were given Tanreqing injection. Therapeutic effects, remission time, and relapse in the two groups were determined.

Results: The total effective rate of the patients with bacterial pneumonia in the observation group was 100%, which was significantly higher (χ2=3.9813, P=0.0460) than that of the patients in the control group (85%). The remission time of the patients also significantly differed between the two groups. In particular, the remission time of fever, cough, and expectoration in the observation group was significantly less than that of the control group (P<0.05). The recurrence rate of the patients in the observation group was significantly lower than that of the patients in the control group (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Tanreqing injection combined with antibiotics elicits good therapeutic effects on patients with bacterial pneumonia. This combination can reduce the recurrence rate and may be recommended for the treatment of this disease.

Author(s): Hong-Xia Zhang, Xiao-Li Shen, Qiao-Yun Chang