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Table 2 Effect estimate of the number of participants with improvement of symptoms

From: Chinese herbal medicine Guizhi Fuling Formula for treatment of uterine fibroids: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials

Symptoms Study ID RR [95% CI] P value
Guizhi Fuling Formula versus mifepristone
Heavy menstrual bleeding aHu WH a [15] 1.20 [0.63, 2.29] 0.58
bHu WH b [15] 1.25 [0.67, 2.32] 0.48
Xiong DM [31] 1.09 [0.89, 1.34] 0.42
Prolonged menstrual bleeding Hu WH a [15] 1.05 [0.77, 1.44] 0.76
Hu WH b [15] 1.03 [0.76, 1.40] 0.86
Xiong DM [31] 1.10 [0.92, 1.30] 0.30
Vaginal bleeding at times other than menstruation Hu WH a [15] 1.20 [0.63, 2.29] 0.58
Hu WH b [15] 1.25 [0.67, 2.32] 0.48
Xiong DM [31] 2.00 [0.37, 10.92] 0.42
Distention pain of lower back and abdomen Hu WH a [15] 1.10 [0.79, 1.55] 0.57
Hu WH b [15] 1.18 [0.88, 1.58] 0.27
Xiong DM [31] 1.20 [0.77, 1.87] 0.41
Dysmenorrhea Hu WH a [15] 1.16 [0.77, 1.74] 0.48
  Hu WH b [15] 1.21 [0.84, 1.75] 0.30
  Xiong DM [31] 2.27 [1.04, 4.97] 0.04
Guizhi Fuling Formula versus other Chinese patent medicine
Prolonged menstrual bleeding Long X [44] 0.91 [0.73, 1.13] 0.38
Heavy menstrual bleeding Long X [44] 0.85 [0.67, 1.10] 0.22
Distention of lower abdomen Long X [44] 0.96 [0.76, 1.21] 0.73
Guizhi Fuling Formula plus mifepristone versus mifepristone
Heavy menstrual bleeding Chen LQ [21] 1.11 [0.94, 1.31] 0.24
Xiong DM [24] 1.13 [0.93, 1.37] 0.22
Prolonged menstrual bleeding Chen LQ [21] 1.05 [0.89, 1.23] 0.56
Xiong DM [24] 1.10 [0.92, 1.30] 0.30
Vaginal bleeding at times other than menstruation Chen LQ [21] 1.60 [0.55, 4.68] 0.39
Xiong DM [24] 1.13 [0.42, 3.00] 0.81
Distention pain of lower back and abdomen Chen LQ [21] 1.60 [0.95, 2.68] 0.08
Xiong DM [24] 1.74 [0.98, 3.09] 0.06
Dysmenorrhea Chen LQ [21] 1.31 [0.92, 1.86] 0.14
  Xiong DM [24] 2.35 [1.15, 4.82] 0.02
  1. aHu WH a: Guizhi Fuling capsules were taken 3# three times daily for 6 months; bHu WH b: Guizhi Fuling capsules were taken 5# three times daily for 2 months and 3# three times daily for 4 months.