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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2019;40(1): 145-153.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22246/jikm.2019.40.1.145
호흡기감염 후 심근경색이 재발한 것으로 의심되는 환자의 기침에 대한 한양방 약물 병용투여 경과 : 증례보고
김보민1, 조희근2
1청연한방병원
2청연중앙연구소
Progression of Korean Herbal Medicine and Conventional Medicine Administration for Cough in Patients with Myocardial Infraction Relapse Suspected of Developing Acute Respiratory Infection: Case Report
Bo-min Kim1, Hee-geun Jo2
1Chung-Yeon Korean Medical Hospital
2Chung-Yeon Central Institute
Correspondence  Hee-geun Jo ,Tel: 062-371-1075, Fax: 062-371-1074, Email: jho3366@hanmail.net
Received: March 5, 2019,   Accepted: April 1, 2019,   Published online: March 30, 2019.
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This case is significant as a rare observational record at the Korean medical practice field. This case reports progression of co-administration of Korean herbal medicines and conventional medicines for cough in patients with myocardial infarction relapse suspected of developing acute respiratory infection.

Methods:
First, the chest radiography, CBC count and urinalysis were performed to estimate patient’s systematic condition. After the estimated diagnosis, the patient was treated with modified Dingchuan decoction, antibiotics, and complex syrup for cough. We used the Cough-Specific Quality-of-Life Questionnaire (CQLQ) to assess patient’s respiratory symptoms.

Results:
Co-administration of Korean herbal medicines and conventional medicines resulted improving of cough and sputum symptoms. Laboratory analysis items and total score of CQLQ also showed significantly improved results. Adverse effects were not observed.

Conclusions:
In this case, we concluded that co-administration of Korean herbal medicine and conventional medicine may be an effective therapy for the treatment of cough in patients with myocardial relapse of developing acute respiratory infection.
Key words: Korean medicine, integrative medicine, cough, myocardial infarction, Dingchuan decoction, case report
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