Ryo Kumagai

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AIM The aim of this study was to clinically evaluate percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube feeding of elderly Japanese patients with dementia. METHOD The records of the 155 patients with dementia who underwent PEG in Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center were reviewed for pertinent clinical data, including diagnosis of dementia, place of(More)
BACKGROUND Functional gastrointestinal symptoms are frequently found in elderly dementia patients. In such a case, we attempt treatment by the administration of antidepressants or second-generation antipsychotics. However, these medications have a risk of side-effects. In the present study, we carried out oral administration of Rikkunshi-to to elderly(More)
A 27-year-old woman with panic disorder taking 20 mg olanzapine daily for 4 months was admitted to Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, because of disturbed consciousness with fever, hyperglycemia, hyperosmolarity and elevated creatine phosphokinase. She was diagnosed with a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.(More)
An 85-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital due to progressive dyspnea. Two months previously, pioglitazone had been newly prescribed for diabetes management. Bilateral ground-glass opacities and progressive respiratory deterioration suggested respiratory failure due to a drug-induced lung injury. With discontinuation of(More)
Drugs medicated for elderly patients show different pharmacokinetics from young patients, because of change in the makeup of bodies, decrease of albumin, increase of alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, hypofunction of metabolism, and excretion by aging. In addition, complications or other concomitant drugs influence their pharmacokinetics. Therefore, when we take(More)
Little is known about mechanisms of resistance to parasitic diseases in marine finfish. Benedenia disease is caused by infection by the monogenean parasite Benedenia seriolae. Previous quantitative trait locus (QTL) analyses have identified a major QTL associated with resistance to Benedenia disease in linkage group Squ2 of the Japanese yellowtail/amberjack(More)
The patient was a 25-year-old woman whose paternal family was Japanese, maternal grandfather was Filipino, and maternal grandmother was Chinese. Eleven days after delivery, she presented with excessive thirst and disturbed consciousness due to diabetic ketoacidosis. She was diagnosed as having fulminant type 1 diabetes associated with pregnancy (PF). The(More)