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Objectives: To obtain information on the nutritional maintenance effects of Ninjinyoueito (NYT) in elderly patients with chronic wasting disease, a retrospective study was conducted. Methods: we investigated changes in bodyweight and serum levels of total protein and albumin in patients who received NYT for more than 6 months for chronic wasting diseases in our hospital from April 2009 and October 2019. Results: During the study period, 11 patients (median age: 75 years) had NYT for 6 months or more. The median administration period of NYT was 14 months. The bodyweight, serum total protein, and albumin at the time of last observation were not statistically different from those at the time of the start of NYT administration (p=0.1755, p=0.7659, p=0.5498, respectively). Conclusions: Our study suggested the possibility of maintaining nutritional condition by NYT in elderly patients with chronic wasting disease of various etiologies. More evidence will be required to confirm our results.
Keywords: body weight; nutritional status; ninjinyoueito; elderly patients; chronic wasting diseases
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