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About me

I am a physician in Nephrology in China. My research interests are the prevalence and outcomes of infections in patients with chronic kidney disease, their use of antibiotics and preventive strategies to minimize the risk of infections in this population, focusing on the role of vitamin D, physical activity, and traditional Chinese medicine.


Jun.2015- 2019           PhD, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Jul. 2011-2015             Residentship, clinical nephrologist traning and practice, Guangdong provincial hospital of Chinese medicine

Sep. 2004 – Jun. 2011  Bechalor and Master in clinical medicine,  Guangzhou university of Chinese Medicine, China.

Mar. 2009 – Jun. 2011   Internship, Clinical practice training, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of traditional Chinese medicine, China.

Sept. 2006 – Feb. 2009  Courses of traditional Chinese medicine theories and clinical knowledge, Guangzhou university of Chinese Medicine, China.

Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2006  Western medical courses, Southern medical university, China

Research description

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health problem, due to its high prevalence, high rate of complications, high health care costs and poor outcomes. Among patients with CKD, infection is the second leading cause of mortality and hospitalization. Higher rates of infection and greater use of antibiotics might contribute to the emergence of resistant pathogens, placing the global population at risk.

Publications and presentations


1. Guobin Su, Wenhua Liu, Haibin Chen. Contemporary and Ancient Literature Review of Emergency Intervention for Wasp Sting. Chinese Medicine Research,2006(11):22~24.(Chinese)


2. Guobin Su, Wenhua Liu, Haibin Chen, Xinfeng Guo. Evaluation on Quality of the Reports on Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Tong Xie Yao Fang. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine,2008,12(49):1077~1080. (Chinese)


3. Guobin Su, Wenhua Liu, Haibin Chen, Xinfeng Guo. A Formula of Traditional Chinese Medicine TXYF or TXYF-A in the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,2009,2(26):113-119. (Chinese)

(The Chinese abstract of this study was published in the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Evidence-based Medicine, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. And the English abstract was published in the 8th annual conference of Consortium for globalization of Chinese medicine, Nottingham, England.)


4. Guobin Su, Xusheng Liu. Review of traditional Chinese medicine treatment experience in the management of renal anemia among famous pratitioner of Chinese medicine in China. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2011, supplement (52). (Chinese)

5. Junxiong Wen, Guobin Su, Lei Zhang, Xusheng Liu. Evidence-based Ancient Literature Review of Chinese Medicine in the Management of Chronic Renal Failure for Clinical Pathway of Integrative Medicine. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Nephrology, 2011, 12(3):279-282. (Chinese)

6. [A survey and analysis of Chinese patent medicine for outpatients with chronic kidney disease].
Su G, Liu X, Weng J
Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 2011 Aug;31(8):1074-9


7. Hui Liang, Guobin Su, Fuhua Lu. Treatment Experience of Professor Chun-Lin Huang in the Management of Insomnia by Strenthening Spleen Qi: A review. Journal of new Chinese Medicine,2012, 44(6):207-208. (Chinese)

8. Yu Peng, Guobin Su, Xusheng Liu, Yuchi Wu, Kun Bao, Fuhua Lu, et al. The Application of Evidence-based and Problem-based Learing in Integrated Nephrology Course Teaching. Guangming Journal of Chinese medicine, 2012,27(8):1697-1700.(Chinese)

9. Chuan Zou, Guobin Su, Fuhua Lu, Wei Mao, Xusheng Liu. A patient hepatitis B related nephritis and renal failure: an evidence-based practice. Chinese Journal of  Evidence-based Medicine.2012:360~364.(Chinese)

10. Lei Zhang, Xusheng Liu, Cun Cai, Guobin Su. Clinical pathway of integrated medicine in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease: an evaluation of its effectiveness in medical centers. Chinese Journal of General Practice.2012;15(43):1194-1197. (Chinese)

11. Hui Liang, Xiaoxuan Hu, Guobin Su. Treatment experience of Professor Chunling Huang in the management of gout and gout related nephropathy.Journal of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2012;29(04):463-465. (Chinese)


12. Astragalus in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infection in children with nephrotic syndrome: evidence-based clinical practice.
Zou C, Su G, Wu Y, Lu F, Mao W, Liu X
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013 ;2013():352130

13. Chuan Zou, Yuchi Wu, Lihong Yang, Zhaoyu Lu, Guobin Su, Yuqun Zeng, Xuwen Luo, Xusheng Liu, Chunlin Huang. Research Thinking of Colon Therapy in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease with Traditional Chinese Medicine Based on the Theory of Gut-kidney Axis: a review. Journal of science and technology and moderization in tradiction Chinese medicine. 2013, (05) :30.(Chinese)

14. Ginkgo biloba Extract for Patients with Early Diabetic Nephropathy: A Systematic Review.
Zhang L, Mao W, Guo X, Wu Y, Li C, Lu Z, et al
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013 ;2013():689142

15. Colon may provide new therapeutic targets for treatment of chronic kidney disease with Chinese medicine.
Zou C, Lu Z, Wu Y, Yang L, Su G, Jie X, et al
Chin J Integr Med 2013 Feb;19(2):86-91


16. Guobin Su, Cun Cai, Xiaoxuan Hu, Chuan Zou, Fuhua Lu, Xusheng Liu, Chunlin Huang. Treatment Idea of Famous Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Chunlin Huang in the management of Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disease [J]  Journal of Guangzhou university of Chinese Meidicine,2014(01). (Chinese)


17. Auricular acupressure on specific points for hemodialysis patients with insomnia: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Zou C, Yang L, Wu Y, Su G, Chen S, Guo X, et al
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(4):e0122724

18. Rationale and design of the Helping Ease Renal failure with Bupi Yishen compared with the Angiotensin II Antagonist Losartan (HERBAAL) trial: a randomized controlled trial in non-diabetes stage 4 chronic kidney disease.
Mao W, Zhang L, Zou C, Li C, Wu Y, Su G, et al
BMC Complement Altern Med 2015 Sep;15():316

19. Dietary interventions for mineral and bone disorder in people with chronic kidney disease.
Liu Z, Su G, Guo X, Wu Y, Liu X, Zou C, et al
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 Sep;(9):CD010350

20. Efficacy and Safety of Sanfu Herbal Patch at Acupoints for Persistent Allergic Rhinitis: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Chen X, Lu C, Stålsby-Lundborg C, Li Y, Li X, Sun J, et al
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2015 ;2015():214846

21. Deng LL, Tang F, Qiu L, Su GB, et al. Clinical effectiveness of Chinese dietary therapy in treating isolated hematuria, Journal of Clinical Nephrology,2015,15(8):478~48. (Chinese)


22. Oral Astragalus (Huang qi) for preventing frequent episodes of acute respiratory tract infection in children.
Su G, Chen X, Liu Z, Yang L, Zhang L, Stålsby Lundborg C, et al
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 12;12():CD011958.

23. Liang JY, Hu XX, Su GB, et al. A Survey on Information Literacy of Elite Students in Colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine under the PBL Teaching and Traditional Teaching. Guangming Journal of Chinese medicine, 2016(08):1187~119. (Chinese)



25.  Guobin Su, Xindong Qin, La Zhang, Yuchi Wu, Yuan Xu, Zehuai Wen, Fuhua Lu, Chuan Zou, Xusheng Liu. TCM thinking of HUANG Chun-lin treating and preventing respiratory tract infections of patients with chronic kidney disease: A qualitative study about inheritance of famous TCM experts’ experience, China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, 2017, (02), 615-619. (Chinese) 

26. Traditional Medicines and Kidney Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Opportunities and Challenges.
Stanifer J, Kilonzo K, Wang D, Su G, Mao W, Zhang L, et al
Semin. Nephrol. 2017 05;37(3):245-259

27. Su G, Xu H, Marrone G, Lindholm B, Wen Z, Liu X, Carrero J, Lundborg CSL: Kidney function and in-hospital outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with infections: a cross-sectional analysis of electronic records in China. The Lancet 2017, 390(Supplement 4):S49. (Conference abstract)

28. eGFR and the Risk of Community-Acquired Infections.
Xu H, Gasparini A, Ishigami J, Mzayen K, Su G, Barany P, et al
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017 Sep;12(9):1399-1408

29. Chronic kidney disease is associated with poorer in-hospital outcomes in patients hospitalized with infections: Electronic record analysis from China.
Su G, Xu H, Marrone G, Lindholm B, Wen Z, Liu X, et al
Sci Rep 2017 09;7(1):11530

30. Su G, Xu H, Rigg E, He Z, Lu L, Lindholm B, Marrone G, Wen Z, Liu X, Carrero J et al: Renal function and infection caused by multidrug-resistant organisms in patients hospitalized with infections. J AM SOC NEPHROL 2017, 28(Supplement):1007. (Conference abtract)

31. Auricular acupressure for insomnia in hemodialysis patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Wu Y, Yang L, Li L, Wu X, Zhong Z, He Z, et al
Trials 2018 Mar;19(1):171

32. Association between reduced renal function and cardiovascular mortality in patients hospitalized with infection: A multi-center cohort study.
Su G, Xu Y, Xu X, Xu H, Lu L, Marrone G, et al
Eur. J. Intern. Med. 2018 11;57():32-38

33. Association of Kidney Function with Infections by Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: An Electronic Medical Record Analysis.
Su G, Xu H, Riggi E, He Z, Lu L, Lindholm B, et al
Sci Rep 2018 Sep;8(1):13372


34. Vitamin D deficiency and treatment versus risk of infection in end-stage renal disease patients under dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Su G, Liu Z, Qin X, Hong X, Liu X, Wen Z, et al
Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2019 Jan;34(1):146-156

35. [pubmed: 30872279]

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2015     Awarded China government scholarship from China scholarship council

2014     Excellent teacher in clinical practice teaching, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

2013     Best reader of literature in ancient Chinese medicine, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of traditional Chinese medicine.

2012     Champion, competition of case report and speech in chronic kidney disease in Guangdong, Nephrology committee of Chinese medical doctor association.

2011     Excellent graduate, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

2009     Bronze awards winner, the 3rd competition of clinical skills in Guangdong province, China.

2009     Champion scholarship, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

2008     Champion scholarship, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

2007     National Scholarship, Ministry of education of People's Republic of China

2007     Champion scholarship, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

2007     Bronze awards winner, the 1st competition of physiology knowledge in Guangzhou, China

2007     Scholarship of Professor Tietao Deng, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

2006     Scholarship of Tongxin, Guangzhou university of Chinese medicine.

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