Kazunori Okahara

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Yokukansan (YKS) is used frequently against behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) together with donepezil in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we investigated the efficacy and safety of YKS in patients with AD in a non-blinded, randomized, parallel-group comparison study. Patients who had at least one symptom score of four or(More)
AIM Yokukansan (YKS), a traditional herbal medicine, has been used to treat behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The present study is the first double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine the efficacy and safety of YKS for the treatment of BPSD in Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS A total of 22 sites consisting of(More)
BACKGROUND An effective hypnotic drug with a low risk of adverse reactions is required for Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, because the therapeutic interventions to improve sleep quality may help alleviate some symptoms of AD including cognitive function. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of Yokukansan in sleep(More)
The efficacy and safety of the kampo medicine Yokukansan (YKS, TJ-54) in the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) were investigated in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an open-label study. This study included 26 patients who had been diagnosed as having AD and were not treated with donepezil hydrochloride. These(More)
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