The case for the case report: refine to save.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206287
Title:
The case for the case report: refine to save.
Authors:
Lennon, P; Fenton, J E
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mid-Western Regional, Hospital and University of Limerick Medical School, Limerick, Ireland., paullennon81@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):529-32. Epub 2011 Jan 18.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206287
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0649-1
PubMed ID:
21243530
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: The case report is the cornerstone of both medical teaching and writing. However, during recent years the value of the case report has been questioned, so much so that it has been abandoned by many journals. The aim of this study was to assess case reports published by the Irish Journal of Medical Science (IJMS) and to examine ways to preserve this type of article. METHODS: A review of all single-patient case reports published in the IJMS in 2008 and 2009. RESULTS: Forty-eight cases were published from nine countries. The range of authors was 2-11, length 525-1,787 words and number of references 4-24. All cases contained abstracts. CONCLUSION: Stricter guidelines with regards to a shorter more focused article should help to preserve this form of publication.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Guidelines as Topic; Humans; Periodicals as Topic/*trends; Writing/*standards
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLennon, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFenton, J Een_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:47:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:47:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:47:16Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):529-32. Epub 2011 Jan 18.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21243530en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0649-1en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206287-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: The case report is the cornerstone of both medical teaching and writing. However, during recent years the value of the case report has been questioned, so much so that it has been abandoned by many journals. The aim of this study was to assess case reports published by the Irish Journal of Medical Science (IJMS) and to examine ways to preserve this type of article. METHODS: A review of all single-patient case reports published in the IJMS in 2008 and 2009. RESULTS: Forty-eight cases were published from nine countries. The range of authors was 2-11, length 525-1,787 words and number of references 4-24. All cases contained abstracts. CONCLUSION: Stricter guidelines with regards to a shorter more focused article should help to preserve this form of publication.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Guidelines as Topicen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshPeriodicals as Topic/*trendsen_GB
dc.subject.meshWriting/*standardsen_GB
dc.titleThe case for the case report: refine to save.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mid-Western Regional, Hospital and University of Limerick Medical School, Limerick, Ireland., paullennon81@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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