Professor Takashi OHRUI, MD

The Division of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy is based on the findings that the population of aged people in Japan is rapidly increasing, and older people in general have multiple organ failures including kidney and liver failures, which are quite important for determining the serum levels of various drugs. In this division, we attempt to elucidate the relationship between drug use and drug toxicity in elderly delicate subjects and to educate medical students and young medical doctors to use proper drugs for older delicate patients. Furthermore, we attempt to discover a pleiotropic effect (novel action) for drugs that are already in use by elderly subjects.