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The Importance of Writing and Publishing Case Reports During Medical Training



Abstract

Case reports are valuable resources of unusual information that may lead to new research and advances in clinical practice. Many journals and medical databases recognize the time-honored importance of case reports as a valuable source of new ideas and information in clinical medicine. There are published editorials available on the continued importance of open-access case reports in our modern information-flowing world. Writing case reports is an academic duty with an artistic element. Unfortunately, few physicians-in-training receive formal education on what constitutes a publishable case report. This article emphasizes that the medical education community, specially the graduate medical education community, should be aware of the importance of writing and publishing good quality case reports.



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The Importance of Writing and Publishing Case Reports During Medical Training


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Christian Ortega-Loubon

Cardiac Surgery, Clinic University Hospital of Valladolid

Carlos Culquichicón Corresponding Author

Emerge, Emerging Diseases and Climate Change Research Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Ricardo Correa

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix


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Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.


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The Importance of Writing and Publishing Case Reports During Medical Training

  • Author Information
    Christian Ortega-Loubon

    Cardiac Surgery, Clinic University Hospital of Valladolid

    Carlos Culquichicón Corresponding Author

    Emerge, Emerging Diseases and Climate Change Research Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

    Ricardo Correa

    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Article Information

    Published: December 19, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1964

    Cite this article as:

    Ortega-loubon C, Culquichicón C, Correa R (December 19, 2017) The Importance of Writing and Publishing Case Reports During Medical Training. Cureus 9(12): e1964. doi:10.7759/cureus.1964

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: October 09, 2017
    Peer review began: November 22, 2017
    Peer review concluded: November 26, 2017
    Published: December 19, 2017

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    © Copyright 2017
    Ortega-Loubon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Case reports are valuable resources of unusual information that may lead to new research and advances in clinical practice. Many journals and medical databases recognize the time-honored importance of case reports as a valuable source of new ideas and information in clinical medicine. There are published editorials available on the continued importance of open-access case reports in our modern information-flowing world. Writing case reports is an academic duty with an artistic element. Unfortunately, few physicians-in-training receive formal education on what constitutes a publishable case report. This article emphasizes that the medical education community, specially the graduate medical education community, should be aware of the importance of writing and publishing good quality case reports.



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Christian Ortega-Loubon, M.D., Resident Physician

Cardiac Surgery, Clinic University Hospital of Valladolid

Carlos Culquichicón, M.D.

Emerge, Emerging Diseases and Climate Change Research Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

For correspondence:
cgcs0301@gmail.com

Ricardo Correa, M.D., Assistant Professor

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Christian Ortega-Loubon, M.D., Resident Physician

Cardiac Surgery, Clinic University Hospital of Valladolid

Carlos Culquichicón, M.D.

Emerge, Emerging Diseases and Climate Change Research Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

For correspondence:
cgcs0301@gmail.com

Ricardo Correa, M.D., Assistant Professor

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix