School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineGeriatric Medicine




As a unique class specializing in elder care in Hokuriku district, we provide medical care for the elderly, study geriatric conditions and aging, and develop human resources with expert knowledge and skills.
The population of the elderly will increase and the world will be a high-aged society, so it is expected that geriatric conditions and diversification will correspondingly increase. There is no doubt that elder care will become more necessary.
Our class engages in daily care, education, and study for this eventuality.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-286-2211 +81-76-286-2211 / FAX: 076-286-6053 +81-76-286-6053 / Email:


Professor and Chair

  • OKURO Masashi 大黒白衣-2-2


  • MORIMOTO Shigeto

Professor(Additional Post)

  • IWAI Kunimitsu

Senior Assistant Professor

  • IRITANI Osamu

Senior Assistant Professor

  • YANO Hiroshi
  • HAMADA Kazu
  • MORITA Takurou
  • HIMENO Taroh
  • OKUNO Tazuo

Research Doctor

  • NAKAJIMA Kumie
  • ISHISAKA Taishi

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Higashikawa T, Shigemoto K, Goshima K, Usuda D, Okuro M, Moriyama M, Inujima H, Hangyou M, Usuda K, Morimoto S, Matsumoto T, Takashima S, Kanda T, Sawaguchi T.
    Urinary retention as a postoperative complication associated with functional decline in elderly female patients with femoral neck and trochanteric fractures: A retrospective study of a patient cohort.
    Medicine. 98: 24, 2019.
  • Higashikawa T, Ito T, Mizuno T, Ishigami K, Kohori M, Mae K, Sangen R, Usuda D, Saito A, Iguchi M, Kasamaki Y, Fukuda A, Saito H, Kanda T, Okuro M.
    The effects of 12-month administration of tofogliflozin on electrolytes and dehydration in mainly elderly Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    J Int Med Res. 46: 5117-5126, 2018.
  • Higashikawa T, Okuro M, Ishigami K, Mae K, Sangen R, Mizuno T, Usuda D, Saito A, Kasamaki Y, Fukuda A, Saito H, Morimoto S, Kanda T.
    Procalcitonin and albumin as prognostic biomarkers in elderly patients with a risk of bacterial infection.
    J Int Med Res. 46: 2606-2614, 2018.
  • Watanabe K, Okuro M, Okuno T, Iritani O, Yano H, Himeno T, Morita T, Igarashi Y, Nakahashi T, Morimoto S.
    Comorbidity of chronic kidney disease, diabetes and lower glycated hemoglobin predicts support/care-need certification in community-dwelling older adults.
    Geriatr Gerontol Int. 18: 521-529, 2018.
  • Morita T, Okuno T, Himeno T, Watanabe K, Nakajima K, Koizumi Y, Yano H, Iritani O, Okuro M, Morimoto S.
    Glycemic control and disability-free survival in hypoglycemic agenttreated
    community-dwelling older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    Geriatr Gerontol Int. 17: 1858-1865, 2017.

External Research Funding

  • 2016 Comprehensive Research Project on Measures against Dementia, Health Labour Sciences Research Grant
    A study to perform a nationwide information registration of people with dementia and monitoring with the aim of appropriate and timely treatment.
  • 2013 Comprehensive Research Project on Measures against Dementia, Health Labour Sciences Research Grant
    A study regarding a search for the factors promoting onset of dementia and the inhibition factors by a large-scaled epidemiologic survey.
  • 2012 MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities
    Creation of the life innovation in graying remote rural areas.
  • 2011 Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant, Comprehensive Research on Aging and Health
    Development of “guidelines for the first steps and emergency triage to manage elderly evacuees” project.
  • 2011 Japan Society for the Promotion Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C
    Determination of neuro physiological diagnostic method for mild cognitive impairment (MCI).