Aidi injection combined with radiation in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: A meta-analysis evaluation the efficacy and side effects.

Journal of cancer research and therapeutics

PubMedID: 26323909

Zhang H, Jiang H, Hu X, Jia Z. Aidi injection combined with radiation in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: A meta-analysis evaluation the efficacy and side effects. J Cancer Res Ther. 2015;11 Supplc118-21.
OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the clinical efficacy and side effects of Aidi injection combined with radiation in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

MATERIALS AND METHODS
By searching PubMed, the Cochrane central register of controlled trials, EMBSE and CNKI databases, the efficacy and side effect data of Aidi injection combined with radiation in the treatment of NSCLC from the published clinical studies were collected. The data were pooled using? Stata version 11.0 software (http://www.stata.com; Stata Corporation, College Station, TX).

RESULTS
Ten clinical studies with1084 subjects were included in this meta-analysis. The combined data showed the clinical efficacy in experiment group was higher than that of control group (risk ratio [RR] = 1.72, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.52-1.96, P = 0.00); four articles reported the life quality improvement. The pooled data showed that the use of Aidi can significantly improve the quality of life in the procedure of radiation (RR = 2.29, 95% CI: 1.76-2.98, P = 0.00); six studies reported the radiation toxicities. The pooled data showed that Aidi injection can significant decrease the radiation pneumonia (OR = 0.46, 95% CI: 0. 34-0.63), radiation esophagitis (OR = 0.53, 95% CI: 0.40-0.71), and marrow suppression (OR = 0.50, 95% CI: 0.42-0.59).

CONCLUSION
Aidi injection can improve the clinical efficacy, quality of life, and decrease the radiation-related toxicities in NSCLC patients who received radiation.