Yusuke Shimizu

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OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to investigate the personality traits of suicide completers using the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) scale. METHODS Newly enrolled students who enrolled at Hokkaido University in 1999-2002 and 2004-2007 completed the TCI. Among these students, twenty subjects (2 females and 18 males) later completed(More)
Quality of life (QOL) has been reported to be impaired in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), even after remission according to symptom rating scales. Although a relationship between QOL and neurocognitive dysfunction has been reported during depressive episodes, little is known about this relationship in remitted MDD patients. The aim of the(More)
To evaluate neurocognitive functions of patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) without comorbidity using neuropsychological assessments and to investigate the relation between neurocognitive functions and clinical severity of SAD, this study assessed 30 SAD patients (10 female, 20 male) without comorbidity and 30 healthy subjects matched on gender,(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between level of insight and various subjective experiences for patients with schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-four patients with schizophrenia who were discharged from our hospital were evaluated. The level of insight into their illness and various subjective experiences were evaluated at discharge. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to reveal the personality traits of individuals with major and other depressive episodes among the young adult population. Furthermore, character traits of individuals with ideas of suicide or self-harm were also investigated in this study. METHODS The subjects of this study were 1421 university students who completed(More)
PURPOSE Currently, only a few reports have recommended surgery as a suitable treatment for blepharoptosis associated with myasthenia gravis. The present study aims to introduce our surgical criteria, surgical options, outcomes, and precautions for medically refractory myasthenic blepharoptosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eight patients who failed to respond to(More)
BACKGROUND The suicide risk among young adults is related to multiple factors; therefore, it is difficult to predict and prevent suicidal behavior. AIM We conducted the present study to reveal the most important factors relating to suicidal ideation in Japanese university students with major depressive episodes (MDEs) of major depressive disorder (MDD).(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the microbial isolates from patients with ocular infections and the trend in the emergence of levofloxacin-resistant strains over the past four years from 2006 to 2009 retrospectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects were 242 patients with ocular infections or traumas treated in our hospital including outpatients, inpatients, and(More)
BACKGROUND High-quality mandibular reconstruction using vascularized free fibular graft is necessary to provide an osseointegrated dental implant and fixed denture. An appropriate crown-implant ratio is needed, and a good match between bones is extremely important. There are no articles describing the analysis and evaluation of both the fibula and mandible(More)