Guidelines for obstetrical practice in Japan: Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) and Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (JAOG) 2011 edition.

Hisanori Minakami, Yuji Hiramatsu, Mitsuhiko Koresawa, Tomoyuki Fujii, Hiromi Hamada, Yoshinori Iitsuka, Tomoaki Ikeda, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Hitoshi Ishimoto, Hiroaki Itoh, Naohiro Kanayama, Yoshio Kasuga, Masakiyo Kawabata, Ikuo Konishi, Shigeki Matsubara, Hideo Matsuda, Takeshi Murakoshi, Akihide Ohkuchi, Takashi Okai, Shigeru SaitoMasato Sakai, Shoji Satoh, Akihiko Sekizawa, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuneo Takahashi, Akiteru Tokunaga, Yuki Tsukahara, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Society of Obstetrics Japan Society of Obstetrics, Association of Obstetricians Japan Association of Obstetricians

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Abstract

Clinical guidelines for obstetrical practice were first published by the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) and the Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (JAOG) in 2008, and a revised version was published in 2011. The aims of this publication include the determination of current standard care practices for pregnant women in Japan, the widespread use of standard care practices, the enhancement of safety in obstetrical practice, the reduction in burdens associated with medico-legal and medico-economical problems, and a better understanding between pregnant women and maternity-service providers. These guidelines include a total of 87 Clinical Questions followed by several Answers (CQ&A), a Discussion, a List of References, and some Tables and Figures covering common problems and questions encountered in obstetrical practice. Each answer with a recommendation level of A, B or C has been prepared based principally on 'evidence' or a consensus among Japanese obstetricians in situations where 'evidence' is weak or lacking. Answers with a recommendation level of A or B represent current standard care practices in Japan. All 87 CQ&A are presented herein to promote a better understanding of the current standard care practices for pregnant women in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1174-1197
Number of pages24
JournalThe journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Minakami, H., Hiramatsu, Y., Koresawa, M., Fujii, T., Hamada, H., Iitsuka, Y., Ikeda, T., Ishikawa, H., Ishimoto, H., Itoh, H., Kanayama, N., Kasuga, Y., Kawabata, M., Konishi, I., Matsubara, S., Matsuda, H., Murakoshi, T., Ohkuchi, A., Okai, T., ... Japan Association of Obstetricians, A. O. O. (2011). Guidelines for obstetrical practice in Japan: Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) and Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (JAOG) 2011 edition. The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research, 37(9), 1174-1197. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01653.x