Yasuyo Matsumoto

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OBJECTIVE to describe the process of introduction and implementation of humanised care (humanised childbirth); to determine how the practice of humanised care affects midwives, obstetricians, and other service providers in the hospital; and to determine the factors influencing the change in practice. DESIGN a qualitative study with grounded theory(More)
A combination of chloroquine (CQ) and primaquine (PQ) had been used as the first-line treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Rangamati, Bangladesh until the end of 2004. Doctors or medical staffs had felt that CQ plus PQ had become less effective against uncomplicated falciparum malaria patients, but that it was more effective against(More)
AIM In order to reveal the differences between oral contraceptives (OC) perceptions and actual needs, we performed a web-based study in the USA, France, and Japan. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was carried out using a web-based questionnaire in May 2009. Two hundred women each from the three countries who were in their 20s, 30s, or 40s were randomly(More)
We present two cases of measles encephalitis, one in early pregnancy and one after delivery. In case 1, the patient became unconscious 6 days after the appearance of a rash and was treated with glycerol and immunoglobulin. In case 2, the patient became unconscious 6 days after the appearance of a rash and was also treated with glycerol and immunoglobulin.(More)
Moyamoya disease is a cerebrovascular stenotic or occlusive disease predominantly seen in Asian countries. Sometimes there are coexisting renal artery lesions in Moyamoya disease patients. A 32-year-old multipara had a cesarean section at 33 gestational weeks due to preeclampsia. One month later, she developed subarachnoid hemorrhage and angiography(More)
BACKGROUND Japan has consistently shown a low fertility rate, which has been lower than the replacement level since 1974, and represents one of the least fertile countries in the world. This study was designed to determine the family size preference of and its effect on Japanese women. METHODS We conducted a questionnaire survey among women who visited(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of combined oral contraceptive pill (OC) use on quality of life (QOL) among Japanese women, we performed a prospective study using the Japanese version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) questionnaire. METHODS Women who consulted Chayamachi Lady's Clinic to get a prescription for OC for the first time were(More)