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The importance of case reporting

Edited by: Prof Michael Kidd

A thematic series published in Journal of Medical Case Reports.

  1. We are in the era of "evidence based medicine" in which our knowledge is stratified from top to bottom in a hierarchy of evidence. Many in the medical and dental communities highly value randomized clinical tr...

    Authors: Oded Yitschaky, Michael Yitschaky and Yehuda Zadik

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011 5:179

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  2. Medical case reports (MCRs) have been undervalued in the literature to date. It seems that while case series emphasize what is probable, case reports describe what is possible and what can go wrong. MCRs trans...

    Authors: Aristotle D Protopapas and Thanos Athanasiou

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011 5:164

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  3. We describe the discovery of the trigemino-cardiac reflex by Schaller in 1999 and the continued improvement of the knowledge about the trigemino-cardiac reflex involved in neurosurgery, especially in skull bas...

    Authors: Nora Sandu, Pooan Sadr-Eshkevari and Bernhard J Schaller

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011 5:149

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  4. From antiquity to present day, the act of recording and publishing our observations with patients remains essential to the art of medicine and the care of patients. Neurology is rich with case reports over the...

    Authors: Richard A Rison

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011 5:113

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  5. Clinical decision making can be challenging for both generalists and specialists. Case reports may assist the decision making process either by providing guidance to generalists on identifying rarer conditions...

    Authors: Geoff Wong

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:311

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  6. Some of the earliest case reports describing individual patients afflicted with cancer can be traced all the way back to the papyrus records of Ancient Egyptian medicine of approximately 1600 B.C.. Throughout ...

    Authors: Elie G Dib, Michael R Kidd and Deborah C Saltman

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:39

    Content type: Editorial

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