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Guidelines to authors in Writing an effective Medical Case Report (MCR) Tags: Pubrica | Clinical Review Articles | Medical Literature | Clinical Case | Schemantic Reviews | Meta Analysis | Writing Of Clinical Review | Clinical Review Structure Publication Support | Research Services | Physician Writing | Editing & Peer-Reviewing | Scientific Communication Solution

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MEDICAL CASE REPORT Medical Case reports (or the case study or the case history) disseminate clinical practices, examines clinical scenarios, and illustrates a diagnostic or rapeutic problem experienced by one or several patients.

MCRs can be from any area of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and veterinary science. Some contains an extensive review of the relevant literature on the topic.

Detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient.

First-line of evidence of medical literature and the cornerstones of medical progress to provide new ideas in medicine.

Rapid short communication between busy clinicians short of time to do large scale research.

Communicating to the medical fraternity about an unusual or previously unknown condition, a rarepresentation or a new complication of a known disease, or a new approach for curing a common disease.

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STRUCTURE OF MEDICAL CASE REPORT (MCR) The structure of MCR depends on the journal it has to be published, and some may require a literature review also.

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Title

Abstract

03 Introduction

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(background)

Patient perspective

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References

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List of Abbreviations

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Consent

Conclusions

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Authors Information

Case presentation

Discussion

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Acknowledgement

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Cover Letter

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Many reputed and renowned journals publish MCRs for the following among other reasons.:

An unexpected new observation found during the treatment of a patient.

An adverse effect or any finding that sheds light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease.

Variations of anatomical structures

A common disease presenting in a different and uncommon way.

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A new and unexpected association between diseases or symptoms.

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Illustrates important best practice teaching message.

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Rare and unique features of a disease.

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Unique therapeutic approaches.

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REASONS FOR PUBLISHING MEDICAL CASE REPORT

Illustrates important clinical guideline or systematic review.

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KEY ELEMENTS TO BE INCORPORATED INTO A MCR

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The following are the key elements to be included in CCR for its successful publication in reputed journals:

Abstract

Title

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Precisely reflect the case with a list of the full names, institutional address and email addresses for all authors (e.g. “end the title with”….a case report” or …two case reports” or “… a case series”).

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Short and sweet, not exceeding 350 words. Structured into Background, introduction, case presentation, brief details of patients and brief conclusion.

Introduction

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Serves as the sales pitch for the rest of the manuscript. Presents a clear, concise and precise message ofthe case, including the disorder, progression and explanation. Remember, the case should involve a new or unusual or previously unknown health issues.

Case presentation

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Presents all relevant details including demographic information, medical history of the patient, symptoms and signs, any tests that were carried out. Presents in a chronological order, starting with the primary compliant followed by physical examination, along with pertinent investigation. Structured properly as per the guidelines of the journal.

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Discussion

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Conclusion

Evaluate the patient case for accuracy, uniqueness, and validity and compare and contrast the case report with the published literature.

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Short and concise with clear take home message.

References

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Appropriate and correct.

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SUMMARY MCRs could be the steppingstones of researches and could bring hope to patients of manydiseases.

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Researchers, clinicians, regulators and patients can explore Cases database (http://www.casesdatabase.com/) a continually updated (repository 27,915 peer-reviewed medical case reports from 250 journals), freely accessible database of thousands of medical case reportsfrom multiple publishers including PubMed Central, British Medical Journals, and Springer.

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