Publications

Centre researchers have published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, including the British Journal of Dermatology, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, JAMA Oncology, and Thorax.

2023

  • Wang YX, Coyle ME, Hong MW, He S, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Lu CJ, Xue CCL, Liang X. Acupuncture and moxibustion for endometriosis: A systematic review and analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2023 Sept;76:102963. doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2023.102963
  • Cheng Y, Di YM, Zhang AL, Hu P, Mo J, Zhang H, Xue CCL, Zhang, B. Does Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) reduce colorectal adenoma (CRA) recurrence: protocol of a registry-based, cohort study and a qualitative interview. BMJ Open. 2023 Oct;13:e073969. doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073969
  • Cheng Y, Di YM, Zhang AL, Zhang B, Xue CC. Oral Chinese herbal medicine in reducing the recurrence of colorectal adenoma after polypectomy: A protocol for the systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2023 Oct;18(10):e0293244. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0293244
  • Cui J, Lin W, May BH, Luo Q, Worsnop C, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Yunying Li, Xue CCL. Orally administered Chinese herbal therapy to assist post-surgical recovery for chronic rhinosinusitis—A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2023 Oct;18(10):e0292138. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292138
  •  Guo QQ, Zhang AL, Xue CCL, Coyle ME, Chen QJ. A Delphi study of Chinese medicine syndrome differentiation and herbal use for early breast cancer. Integr Cancer Ther. 2023 Oct;22:Article 15347354231204008. doi.org/10.1177/15347354231204008
  •  Liu Y, May BH, Hyde AJ, He Y, Guo X, Zhang AL, Lu C, Xue CC, Zhang H. Topical Traditional Chinese Medicines for Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Integr Cancer Ther. 2023 Nov;22:15347354231210870. doi.org/10.1177/15347354231210870

Previous years

  • Chen J, Shergis JL, Guo X, Zhang AL, Wang H, Lu C, Xue CC, Xie C. Acupuncture Therapies for Individuals with Overweight or Obesity: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. 2022 Mar;15:1651–66. doi.org/10.2147/dmso.s356853
  • Lyu S, Zhang CS, Zhang AL, Sun J, Xue CC, Guo X. Migraine Patients Visiting Chinese Medicine Hospital: Protocol for a Prospective, Registry-Based, Real-World Observational Cohort Study. PLOS ONE. 2022 Mar;17(3):e0265137. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265137
  • He Y, Zhang H, Li Y, Long S, Xiao S, May BH, Zhang AL, Guo X, Xue CC, Lu C. Acupuncture Combined with Opioids for Cancer Pain: A Pilot Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2022 Apr;40(2):133–41. doi.org/10.1177/09645284211056016
  • Guo Q, Coyle ME, Zhang AL, Xue X, Bian W, Song A, Xie X, Hong R, Lyu G, Liu L, Chen Q, Xue CC. Chinese Medicine Syndrome Differentiation for Early Breast Cancer: A Multicenter Prospective Clinical Study. Front Oncol. 2022 Jul;12:914805. doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2022.914805
  • Lyu S, Zhang CS, Guo X, Zhang AL, Sun J, Chen G, Xue CC, Luo X. Efficacy and Safety of Oral Chinese Herbal Medicine for Migraine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses Using Robust Variance Estimation Model. Front Neurol. 2022 Jul;13. doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2022.889336
  • Li M, Zhou IW, Trevillyan J, Hearps AC, Zhang AL, Jaworowski A. Effects and Safety of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Inflammatory Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022 Aug;9. doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2022.922497
  • Zhang CS, Lyu S, Zhang AL, Guo X, Sun J, Lu C, Luo X, Xue CC. Natural products for migraine: Data-mining analyses of Chinese Medicine classical literature. Front Pharmacol. 2022 Oct;13:995559. Sec. Ethnopharmacology. doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2022.995559
  • Lyu S, Zhang CS, Sun J, Weng H, Xue CC, Guo X, Zhang AL. Chinese herbal medicine for migraine management: A hospital-based retrospective analysis of electronic medical records. Front Med. 2022 Nov;9:936234. doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.936234
  • Cui J, Lin W, May BH, Luo Q, Worsnop C, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Li Y, Xue CC. Chinese herbal therapy in the management of rhinosinusitis—A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2022 Dec;17(12):e0278492. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278492
  • Di YM, Sun L, Lu C, Guo XF, Tang X, Zhang AL, Fan G, Xue CC. Benefits of herbal formulae containing Poria cocos (Fuling) for type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2022 Dec;17(12):e0278536. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278536

  • Parker S, Zhang AL, Zhang CS, Goodman G, Wen Z, Yan Y, Yao D, Wu H, Deng H, Lu C, Xue CC. Add-on effect of PSORI-CM01 to topical calcipotriol for moderate psoriasis vulgaris: a multi-center, randomized, double-blind pilot study. Clin Transl Med. 2021 Jan;11(1):e286. doi.org/10.1002/ctm2.286
  • Chen YB, Shergis JL, Wu ZH, Guo XF, Zhang AL, Wu L, Fan FT, Xu YJ, Xue CC, Lin L. Herbal medicine for adult patients with cough variant asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Mar;2021:5853137. doi.org/10.1155/2021/5853137
  • Shergis JL, Hyde A, Meaklim H, Varma P, Da Costa C, Jackson ML. Medicinal seeds Ziziphus spinosa for insomnia: a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over, feasibility clinical trial. Complement Ther Med. 2021 Mar;57:102657. doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102657
  • Coyle ME, Liu J, Yang H, Wang K, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CC. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.) and jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) formula for menopausal symptoms: classical records, clinical evidence and experimental data. Compl Ther in Clin Prac. 2021 Aug;44(2021):101432. doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101432
  • Chen MH, Gu YY, Zhang AL, Sze DM, Mo SL, May BH. Biological effects and mechanisms of matrine and other constituents of Sophora flavescens in colorectal cancer. Pharmacol Res. 2021 Sep;171:105778. doi.org/10.1016/j.phrs.2021.105778
  • Guo QQ, Chen QJ, Xue CC, Zhang AL, Coyle ME. Chinese medicine syndromes and stages of early breast cancer: hierarchical cluster analysis and implication for clinical practice. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 Nov;27(11):904–914. doi.org/10.1089/acm.2021.0055

  • Yang L, Shergis JL, Di YM, Zhang AL, Lu C, Guo X, Fang Z, Xue CC, Li Y. Managing depression with Bupleurum Chinese herbal formula: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Jan;26(1):8-24. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0105
  • He Y, Guo X, May BH, Zhang AL, Liu Y, Lu CJ, Mao JJ, Xue CC, Zhang H. Clinical evidence for association of acupuncture and acupressure with improved cancer pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Feb;6(2):271-278. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5233
  • Chen Y, Lin L, Wu L, Xu Y, Shergis JL, Zhang AL, Wen Z, Worsnop C, Da Costa C, Thien F, Xue CC. Effect of Panax Ginseng (G115) capsules versus placebo on acute exacerbations in patients with moderate to very severe COPD: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2020 Mar;15:671-680. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S236425.
  • Xia X, May BH, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CC, Huang Q. Chinese herbal medicines for rheumatoid arthritis: text-mining the classical literature for potentially effective natural products. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2020 Apr;2020:7531967. doi: 10.1155/2020/7531967
  • Qin X, Coyle ME, Yang L, Liang J, Wang K, Guo X, Zhang AL, Mao W, Lu C, Xue CC, Liu X. Acupuncture for recurrent urinary tract infection in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2020 May;127(12):1459-1468. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16315.
  • Cai Y, Zhang CS, Zhang AL, Da Costa C, Changli Xue C, Wen Z. Electro-acupuncture for post-stroke spasticity: results of a pilot pragmatic randomized controlled trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Aug:S0885-3924(20)30645-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.034.
  • Sun L, Di YM, Lu C, Guo X, Tang X, Zhang AL, Xue CC, Fan G. Additional benefit of Chinese medicine formulae including dioscoreae rhizome (Shanyao) for diabetes mellitus: current state of evidence. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020 Nov;11:553288. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2020.553288.
  • Lyu S, Zhang CS, Guo X, Zhang AL, Sun J, Lu C, Xue CC, Luo X. Oral Chinese herbal medicine as prophylactic treatment for episodic migraine in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2020 Dec;2020:5181587. doi: 10.1155/2020/5181587

  • Liu YH, May BH, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Lu CJ, Xue CC, Zhang H. Integrative herbal medicine for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and hand-foot syndrome in colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Integr Cancer Ther. 2019 Jan-Dec;18:1534735418817833. doi: 10.1177/1534735418817833
  • Ni X, Shergis JL, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Li Y, Xue C. Traditional use of Chinese herbal medicine for insomnia and priorities setting of future clinical research. J Altern Complem Med. 2019 Jan;25(1):8-15. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0249
  • Coyle ME, Yu JJY, Zhang AL, Jones L, Xue CCL, Lu CJ. Patient experiences of using Chinese herbal medicine for psoriasis vulgaris and chronic urticaria: a qualitative study. J Dermatol Treat. 2019 Mar:1-28. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2019.1591580
  • Di YM, Yang L, Shergis JL, Zhang AL, Li Y, Guo X, Xue CC, Lu C. Clinical evidence of Chinese medicine therapies for depression in women during perimenopause and menopause. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Mar;47;102071. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.03.019
  • Shergis JL, Thien F, Worsnop CJ, Zhang AL, Wu L, Chen Y, Xu Y, Langton D, Da Costa C, Fong H, Wu D, Story D, Xue CC. 12-month randomised controlled trial of ginseng extract for moderate COPD. Thorax. 2019 Apr;74(6):539-45. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212665
  • Liu S, Zhang CS, Cai Y, Guo X, Zhang AL, Xue CC, Lu C. Acupuncture for post-stroke shoulder-hand syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Fron Neurol. 2019 Apr;10:433. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00433
  • Yu XH, Mao YQ, Shergis JL, Coyle ME, Wu L, Chen Y, Zhang AL, Lin L, Xue CCL, Xu YJ. Effectiveness and safety of oral Cordycepsis sinensis on stable COPD of GOLD stages 2–3: systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019 Apr:490371. doi: 10.1155/2019/4903671
  • Zhang L, Yang LH, Shergis JL, Zhang L, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Qin XD, Johnson DW, Liu XS, Lu CJ, Xue CCL, Mao W. Chinese herbal medicine for diabetic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. BMJ Open 2019 May;9:e025653. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025653
  • Cai Y, Zhang CS, Liu S, Wen Z, Zhang AL, Guo X, Xue CC, Lu C. Add-on effects of Chinese herbal medicine for post-stroke spasticity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Pharmacol. 2019 Jun 27;10:734. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2019.00734
  • Dong L, Hyde AJ, Zhang AL, Xue CC, May BH. Chinese herbal medicine for mild cognitive impairment using Montreal cognitive assessment: a systematic review. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Jun;25(6):578-592. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0346
  • He Y, May BH, Zhang AL, Guo X, Liu Y, Qu Y, Chang X, Lu CJ, Xue CC, Zhang H. Acupuncture for cancer pain: protocol for a pilot pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2019 Jul;9(7):e025564. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025564
  • Zhang L, Shergis JL, Yang L, Zhang AL, Guo X, Zhang L, Zhou S, Zeng L, Mao W, Xue CC. Astragalus membranaceus (Huang Qi) as adjunctive therapy for diabetic kidney disease: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2019 Jul;239:111921. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.111921
  • Liu S, Chen J, Zuo J, Lai J, Wu L, Guo X. Comparative effectiveness of six Chinese herb formulas for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2019 Aug;19(1):226. doi: 1186/s12906-019-2633-2

  • Cai Y, Zhang CS, Ouyang W, Li J, Nong W, Zhang AL, Xue CC, Wen Z. Electroacupuncture for post-stroke spasticity (EAPSS): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018 Feb;8(2):e017912. doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017912
  • Chen M, Cui J, Zhang AL, Sze DM, Xue CC, May BH. Adherence to CONSORT Items in Randomized Controlled Trials of Integrative Medicine for Colorectal Cancer Published in Chinese Journals. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb;24(2):115–124. doi.org/10.1089/acm.2017.0065
  • Mansu S, Coyle M, Wang KY, May B, Zhang AL, Xue CCL. Herbal medicine Eriobotrya japonica formula for acne vulgaris: a systematic review. J Herbal Medicine. 2018 Mar;11:12-23. doi.org/10.1016/j.hermed.2017.09.001
  • Mansu S, Liang H, Parker S, Coyle M, Wang K, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CCL. Acupuncture for acne vulgaris: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Mar;2018:4806734. doi.org/10.1155/2018/4806734
  • May BH, Feng M, Hyde AJ, Hügel H, Chang SY, Dong L, Guo X, Zhang AL, Lu C, Xue CC. Comparisons between traditional medicines and pharmacotherapies for Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive outcomes. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Mar;33(3):449-58. doi.org/10.1002/gps.4830
  • Gu SX, Mo X, Zhang AL, Liu J, Coyle ME, Ye S, Wen Z, Cranswick NE, Xue CC, Chen D. A Chinese herbal medicine preparation (PTQX) for children with moderate to severe atopic eczema: a pilot RCT. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Jul,16(1):294. doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16988
  • Liu YH, May BH, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Lu CJ, Xue CCL, Zhang HB. Acupuncture and related therapies for treatment of postoperative Ileus in colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Jul:3178472. doi.org/10.1155/2018/3178472
  • Yang L, Di M, Shergis JL, Li Y, Zhang AL, Lu C, Guo X, Xue C. A systematic review of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for postpartum depression. Complement Ther in Clin Prac. 2018 Sept;33:85-92. doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.08.006
  • Gu YY, Chen MH, May BH, Liao XZ, Liu JH, Tao LT, Sze DMY, Zhang, AL, Mo SL. Matrine induces apoptosis in multiple colorectal cancer cell lines in vitro and inhibits tumour growth with minimum side effects in vivo via Bcl-2 and caspase-3. Phytomedicine. 2018 Dec;51:214–225. doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2018.10.004

  • Hyde AJ, May BH, Dong L, Feng M, Liu S, Guo XF, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CL. Herbal medicine for management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD): a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Psychopharmacol. 2017 Feb;31(2):169-83. doi: 10.1177/0269881116675515
  • Liang HY, Coyle ME, Wang KY, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Li HY, Xue CCL, Lu CJ. Oral Chinese herbal medicine for post-herpetic neuralgia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Eur J Integr Med. 2017 Feb;10:46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2017.01.005
  • Parker S, Zhang CS, Yu JJ, Zhang AL, Lu C, Xue CCL. Oral Chinese herbal medicine versus placebo for psoriasis vulgaris: a systematic review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017 Feb;28(1):21-31. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2016.1178377
  • Yu JJ, Zhang CS, Coyle ME, Du Y, Zhang AL, Guo X, Xue CC, Lu C. Compound glycyrrhizin plus conventional therapy for psoriasis vulgaris: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Curr Med Res Opin. 2017 Feb;33(2):279-87. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2016.1254605
  • Hyde AJ, May BH, Xue CCL, Zhang AL. Variation in placebo effect sizes in clinical trials of oral interventions for management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD): a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;S1064–7481(17)30242–7. https://doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.02.022
  • Wang KY, Coyle ME, Mansu SY, Zhang AL, Xue CCL. Gentiana scabra Bunge formula for herpes zoster: biological actions of key herbs and systematic review of efficacy and safety. Phytother Res. 2017 Mar;31(3):375–386. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5769
  • Gu SX, Zhang AL, Coyle ME, Chen D, Xue CC. Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema: an overview of clinical evidence. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017 May;28(3):246-50. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2016.1214673
  • Coyle ME, Liang H, Wang K, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CC. Acupuncture plus moxibustion for herpes zoster: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Dermatol Ther. 2017 Jul;30(4). doi: 10.1111/dth.12468
  • Mansu S, Coyle M, Wang K, May B, Zhang A, Xue C. Herbal medicine Eriobotrya Japonica Formula for acne vulgaris: a systematic review. J Herb Med. 2017 Sept;11:12-23. doi: 10.1016/j.hermed.2017.09.001
  • Shergis JL, Ni X, Sarris J, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Xue CL, Lu CJ, Hugel H. Ziziphus spinosa seeds for insomnia: a review of chemistry and psychopharmacology. Phytomed. 2017 Oct;34:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2017.07.004
  • Luo Q, Zhang CS, Yang L, Zhang AL, Guo X, Xue CC, Lu C. Potential effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine Yu ping feng san for adult allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC CAM. 2017 Nov;17(1):485. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1988-5
  • Cai Y, Zhang CS, Liu S, Wen Z, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CC. Electroacupuncture for poststroke spasticity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Dec;98(12):2578-89. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.03.023
  • He YH, Liu YH, May BH, Zhang AL, Zhang H, Lu C, Yang L, Guo X, Xue CC. Effectiveness of acupuncture for cancer pain: protocol for an umbrella review and meta-analyses of controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2017 Dec;7(12):e018494. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018494

  • Coyle M, Wu L, Zhang A.L, Xue CCL. Moxibustion plus pharmacotherapy for COPD: a systematic review of randomised controlled. Aust J Acupunct Chinese Med. 2016 Jan;10(1):12–20. ISSN: 1833-9735
  • Chen MH, May BH, Zhou IW, Xue CCL, Zhang AL. Meta-analysis of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy combined with traditional medicines for colorectal cancer: contributions of specific plants to tumor response. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2016 Mar;15(1):40–59. https://doi: 10.1177/1534735415596424
  • Feng M, Lu J, May BH, Liu S, Guo X, Zhang AL, Xue CC, Lu C. Chinese herbal medicine for patients with vascular cognitive impairment no dementia: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2016 Mar;6(3):e010295. https://doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010295
  • Zhang CS, Yang L, Zhang AL, May B, Yu JJ, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CC. Is oral Chinese herbal medicine beneficial for psoriasis vulgaris?—a meta-analysis of comparisons with acitretin. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Mar;22(3):174–88. https://doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0212
  • Zhang CS, May B, Yan YH, Yu JJ, Yao DN, Chang SY, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Terms referring to psoriasis vulgaris in the classical Chinese medicine literature: a systematic analysis. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Apr; 25:55–60. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.12.014
  • Chen MH, May BH, Zhou IW, Zhang AL, Xue CCL. Integrative Medicine for Relief of Nausea and Vomiting in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer Using Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Phytotherapy Research. 2016 May;30(5):741–53. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5586
  • Shergis JL, Ni X. Jacksona ML, Zhang AL, Guo X, Li Y, Lu C, Xue CCL. A systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:11–20. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.02.007
  • Shergis JL, Wu L, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CC. Herbal medicine for adults with asthma: a systematic review. J Asthma. 2016 Aug;53(6):650–9. https://doi: 10.3109/02770903.2015.1101473
  • Chen M, May BH, Zhou IW, Sze DM, Xue CC, Zhang AL. Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy combined with traditional medicines for neutropenia in colorectal cancer: A meta-analysis of the contributions of specific plants. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2016 Sep;105:18–34. https://doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2016.07.002
  • May BH, Feng M, Zhou IW, Chang SY, Lu SC, Zhang AL, Guo XF, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Memory impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in classical and contemporary traditional Chinese medicine. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Sep;22(9):695–705. https://doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0070
  • Parker S, May B, Zhang CS, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. A pharmacological review of bioactive constituents of Paeonia lactiflora Pallas and Paeonia veitchii Lynch. Phytother Res. 2016 Sep;30(9):1445–73. https://doi: 10.1002/ptr.5653
  • Dong L, May B, Hyde A, Tan HYT, Guo XF, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Chinese herbal medicine for mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive outcomes. Phytother Res. 2016 Oct;30(10):1592–604. https://doi: 10.1002/ptr.5679
  • Chen YB, Shergis J, Wu L, Yu XH, Zeng QG, Xu YJ, Guo XF, Zhang AL, Xue CL, Lin L. A systematic review and Meta-analysis of the herbal formula Buzhongyiqitang for stable COPD. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Dec;29:94–108. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.09.017

  • Shergis JL, Liu S, Chen XK, Guo XF, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Dang shen [Codonopsis pilosula (Franch.) Nannf] herbal formulae for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Phytother Res. 2015 Feb;29(2):167-86. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5248
  • Coyle M, Shergis JL, Liu S, Wu L, Zhang AL, Guo X, Lu C, Xue CCL. Safety of Chinese herbal medicine for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015 Mar;2015. doi: 10.1155/2015/380678
  • Coyle M, Deng JW, Zhang AL, Yu J, Guo XF, Xue CCL, Lu CJ. Acupuncture therapies for psoriasis vulgaris: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015 Apr;22(2):102-9. doi: 10.1159/000381225
  • Gu SX, Zhang AL, Coyle M, Mo X, Lenon GB, Cranswick NE, Chen D, Xue CC. Chinese herbal medicine granules (PTQX) for children with moderate to severe atopic eczema: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Jul;16:294. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0806-y
  • Shergis JL, May B, Wu L, Zhang AL, Guo, XF, Lu C, Xue CCL. Natural products for chronic cough: text-mining the East Asian historical literature for future therapeutics. Chron Resp Dis. 2015 Aug;12(3):204-11. doi: 10.1177/1479972315583043
  • May BH, Deng SQ, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CC. In-silico database screening of potential targets and pathways of compounds contained in plants used for psoriasis vulgaris. Arch Dermatol Res. 2015 Sep;307(7):645-57. doi: 10.1007/s00403-015-1577-8
  • Yang L, Zhang CS, May B, Yu J, Guo X, Zhang AL, Xue CCL, Lu C. Efficacy of combining oral Chinese herbal medicine and NB-UVB in treating psoriasis vulgaris: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chin Med. 2015 Sep;10:27. doi: 10.1186/s13020-015-0060-y
  • Tan HY, Lenon GB, Zhang AL, Xue CC. Efficacy of acupuncture in the management of atopic dermatitis: a systematic review. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2015 Oct;40(7):711-5. doi: 10.1111/ced.12732
  • Zhang CS, Tan HY, Zhang GS, Zhang AL, Xue CCL, Xie YM. Placebo devices as effective control methods in acupuncture clinical trials: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2015 Nov;10(11):e0140825. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140825
  • Ni X, Shergis J.L, Guo X, Zhang AL, Li Y, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Updated clinical evidence of Chinese herbal medicine for insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Sleep Med. 2015 Dec;16(12):1462-81. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2015.08.012

  • Deng J, Lu C, Chi CC, He Z, Yu J, Guo XF, Xue CCL, Zhang A, Yan Y, Zeng W. Interventions for chronic idiopathic urticaria excluding antihistamines (Protocol). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jan;(1). doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010944
  • Chen XK, May B, Di YM, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CCL, Lin L. Oral Chinese herbal medicine combined with pharmacotherapy for stable COPD: a systematic review of effect on BODE Index and Six Minute Walk test. PLoS One. 2014 Mar;9(3):e91830. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091830
  • Zhang L, Li Y, Guo XF, May BH, Xue CCL, Yang L, Liu X. Text mining the classical medical literature for medicines that show potential in diabetic nephropathy. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014 Mar;2014:189125. doi: 10.1155/2014/189125
  • Deng SQ, May BH, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Phytotherapy in the management of psoriasis: a review of the efficacy and safety of oral interventions and the pharmacological actions of the main plants. Arch Dermatol Res. 2014 Apr;306(3):211-29. doi: 10.1007/s00403-013-1428-4
  • Deng SQ, May BH, Zhang AL, Lu CJ, Xue CCL. Topical herbal formulae in the management of psoriasis: systematic review with meta-analysis of clinical studies and investigation of the pharmacological actions of the main herbs. Phytother Res. 2014 Apr;28(4):480-97. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5028
  • Zhang CS, Xia J, Zhang AL, Yang AY, Thien F, Li Y, Wu D, Cai J, Da Costa C, Xue CCL. Ear-acupressure for perennial allergic rhinitis: a multi-centre randomized controlled trial. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2014 Jul-Aug;28(4):e152-7. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2014.28.4081
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.