Altern Ther Health Med. 2023 Sep 15:AT8421. Online ahead of print.
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effectiveness of a technique for eliminating cloudiness and managing liver function in treating liver fibrosis/cirrhosis associated with the Hepatitis B virus (HBV).
METHODS: From January 2022 to January 2023, the researchers’ hospital treated 200 patients with HBV-related liver fibrosis/cirrhosis. These patients constituted two groups for the study: the control group, consisting of 100 cases who received routine treatment, and a study group, consisting of 56 cases who received treatment with a combination of turbidity removal and liver regulation, in addition to the standard treatment given to the control group. The researchers then compared factors such as liver function, level of liver fibrosis, liver stiffness measurement (LSM), and renal function between the two groups. Additionally, the researchers assessed the effectiveness of those treatments and any adverse reactions that may have occurred.
RESULTS: The study group demonstrated significantly higher clinical effectiveness than the control group after undergoing treatment, with statistical significance (P < .05). Post-treatment, both groups experienced lower GGT, ALT, and AST levels than their pre-treatment levels. Additionally, the study group had higher AIB levels than their pre-treatment levels. There was a statistically significant difference between the study and control groups regarding these biomarkers (P < .05), as the study group exhibited lower GGT, ALT, AST, TBIL levels and higher AIB levels. Furthermore, both groups displayed decreased HA, IV-C, PC III, and LN levels post-treatment compared to their pre-treatment values. The study group had significantly lower HA, IV-C, PC III, and LN concentrations than the control group (P < .05). Regarding LSM measurements after treatment for both groups, while there was a decrease in LSM values from their respective pre-treatment readings for each group, no significant difference was observed between them (P < .05). Moreover, the incidence of adverse reactions experienced by individuals in the study group following treatment was significantly lower than that of individuals in the control group (P < .05).
CONCLUSION: Treatment based on removing turbidity and regulating the liver can effectively relieve the clinical symptoms of patients with HBV-related liver fibrosis/cirrhosis, promote the liver function to return to normal, relieve the degree of liver fibrosis, and reduce the LSM value. The curative effect is significant and worthy of clinical application.