As medicine becomes more person-centered, the voice of the individual patient becomes even more important, both to assist in clinical decision making, and for medical education. It operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content. These decisions and recommendations are then forwarded on to the Editor-in-Chief for final approval for publication. Neurology case reporting: a call for all. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. The actual case report Now let us discuss the brass tacks of writing the actual case report by going through the individual sections that will comprise the manuscript. This is the last thing that I usually write as it tends to flow easily after I have invested my time in thought and writing of the manuscript.
Some case reports also contain a literature review of other reported cases. Irina L Nikitina, Elena K Kudryashova, Ruslan R Batrutdinov, Anna A Kostareva, Igor A. Advancing medicine one research note at a time: the educational value in clinical case reports. If a scientific medical writer is used, this person should be included in the Acknowledgements section, including their source s of funding. If I encounter an in-patient on call then I follow him or her throughout his or her hospitalization and, I hope, timely discharge. The Introduction or Background serves as the sales pitch for the rest of the manuscript.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press; 1920. What constitutes and what are the criteria for publication? Unlike mainstream medical journals that publish only those case reports describing the most unique and striking clinical situations, these new journals accept case reports highlighting a wide range of clinical issues e. A 43-year-old man was evaluated for lightheadedness, hematemesis, and melena. Types of Papers: General article: Article related to medical case reports but may be interesting to readers outside the field. Introduction: the importance of case reports Case reports are a time-honored tradition in the medical profession. Does it Contain all of the necessary information? Also included should be the source s of funding for each author, and for the manuscript preparation. I hope with the cooperation of this dynamic group of young researchers the publication of a new online journal will be equally beneficial for practicing physicians and medical researchers.
There should be enough detail but not too much for the reader to establish his or her own conclusions about the validity. The patients should be encouraged to state what originally made them seek medical advice, give a description of their symptoms, whether the symptoms were better or worse at different times, how tests and treatments affected them, and how the problem is now. To qualify as an author one should: 1 have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2 have been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3 have given final approval of the version to be published. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Medical Case Reports, devoted to publishing case reports from all medical disciplines. Collegial discussion and the Internet: our modern day water cooler When an interesting condition is encountered in either the hospital or the office setting, I discuss the case in person with both my local neurology colleagues and colleagues of other specialties to see if they have encountered before the clinical scenario that I am dealing with at the time. Have you used within the manuscript Copyrighted information from another source? The journal encourages publication of case reports describing unique, unusual and rare cases which enhance understanding of disease process, its diagnosis, management and clinico-pathologic correlations. In view of the rapid advances in medical imaging research, we promise short turnaround time for peer-review process.
It is an invaluable resource which can be used to check and see if previous cases have been reported before and how other authors have managed their patients with similar clinical conditions. Even a decade ago it was proved that the presence of an electronic version of the journal circulated via Internet is associated with the impact factor score. Between the two of them, thousands of peer-reviewed case reports have now been published with a worldwide audience. Editors read many different manuscripts and the longer it takes to get back a manuscript after revisions have been requested the less fresh that manuscript is in mind. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal. If these issues are minor and it is felt that they would not impede peer review, then the manuscripts are sent off to peer reviewers when appropriate. International Journal of Case Reports and Images International Journal of Case Reports and Images is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal publishing high-quality case reports in all specialties.
This is usually a quick face-to-face nursing station conversation. The impact factor has been used for assessing the quality of journals. Case reports are a time-honored, important, integral, and accepted part of the medical literature. Such communications are always of value. Chicago: Chicago University Press; 1930. Are any teaching points identified? The journal aims to provide a valuable collection of fungal cases with clinically important information to healthcare professionals, researchers and.
Osler, The Teacher Sir William Osler, Bart. Conclusions This should state clearly the main conclusions of the case report and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. He wanted his message out there and be available to all to read before he died. The case report in context.
There are also medical list servers and medical online communities to which one can post a case with de-identified images online and petition the advice of colleagues worldwide. Aims and Scope International Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports accepts clinical case presentations, clinical systematic reviews, editorials, short communications, clinical opinions, clinical images, surgical videos, clinical trials, etc. There should be a Central, Corresponding author who is in Charge and oversees all of this. Cases journal aims to publish Research, Review, Commentary, Short communication, Case Report, Letter to editor and editorials in the fields of Clinical reviews, Health case reports, Neurology case reports, Medical case reports, Clinical case reports, Urology case reports, Cardiology case reports, Cancer case reports, Oncology case reports, Surgery case reports, Diabetic case reports, Psychology case reports, etc. Is it Clear, Concise, and Coherent? Book review: Submitted by author s other than the original author s of the book. How to write a case report.