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Writing a case report: polishing a gem?
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PMID:  18677298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Case reports describe patient cases which are of particular interest due to their novelty and their potential message for clinical practice. While there are several types of case reports, originality and clinical implications constitute the main virtues by which case reports are judged. Defining the educational message and choosing the right audience are vital steps in the process of writing. Generally, a case report is structured, its main components being the abstract, the introduction, the case description and the discussion. Guidelines and tips for writing case reports are not enough for making a successful author, but they help, especially less experienced doctors, to exercise and improve their writing. If properly prepared, case reports can still communicate new observations in an interesting and pleasant way, thereby enriching our knowledge, even in the era of evidence-based medicine.
N Papanas; M K Lazarides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0392-9590     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Angiol     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-04     Completed Date:  2008-10-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402693     Medline TA:  Int Angiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Editorial Policies
Evidence-Based Medicine
Guideline Adherence
Guidelines as Topic
Medical Records*
Peer Review, Research
Periodicals as Topic*

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