Long‑term maintenance of nutritional status with ninjinyoueito in terminal patients with chronic respiratory disease: Two case reports

  • Authors:
    • Yuika Sasatani
    • Shinichiro Okauchi
    • Gen Ohara
    • Katsunori Kagohashi
    • Hiroaki Satoh
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  • Published online on: December 20, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2019.1267
  • Pages: 121-124
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Abstract

Ninjinyoeito, is a traditional herbal (Kampo) medicine which is administered to patients with debilitating diseases in North‑East Asia. Ninjinyoeito has been reported to be effective against loss of physical strength, fatigue and loss of appetite in patients with wasting diseases. The present study described long‑term maintenance of body weight with ninjinyoueito in 2 terminal patients with chronic respiratory diseases. The first patient was a 75‑year‑old with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who took ninjinyoueito for ≥5 years and the second patient was a 72‑year‑old man with metastatic lung cancer with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) who took ninjinyoueito for ≥1 year. Both of them maintained their physique and nutritional status during the terminal stages of disease and there were no adverse effects observed in these 2 patients which could be attributed to ninjinyoueito. The results suggest that ninjinyoueito may be a supplementary treatment for the maintenance of nutritional status in patients with a chronic respiratory disease accompanied by wasting, such as COPD.
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Sasatani, Y., Okauchi, S., Ohara, G., Kagohashi, K., & Satoh, H. (2020). Long‑term maintenance of nutritional status with ninjinyoueito in terminal patients with chronic respiratory disease: Two case reports. Biomedical Reports, 12, 121-124. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2019.1267
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Sasatani, Y., Okauchi, S., Ohara, G., Kagohashi, K., Satoh, H."Long‑term maintenance of nutritional status with ninjinyoueito in terminal patients with chronic respiratory disease: Two case reports". Biomedical Reports 12.3 (2020): 121-124.
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Sasatani, Y., Okauchi, S., Ohara, G., Kagohashi, K., Satoh, H."Long‑term maintenance of nutritional status with ninjinyoueito in terminal patients with chronic respiratory disease: Two case reports". Biomedical Reports 12, no. 3 (2020): 121-124. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2019.1267