Case Reports & Case Series
Case Reports & Case Series: represent the most basic type of study design, in which researchers describe the experience of a single person (case report) or a group of people (case series). Case reports and case series describe individuals who develop a particular new disease or condition. Case reports & case series can provide compelling reading because they present a detailed account of the clinical experience of individual study subjects. Dr. Alex Jimenez discusses both as he conducts his own case studies and case reports.
Case-Series: is a descriptive study design and its just a series of cases of any particular disease or disease discrepancy that one might observe in a clinical practice. These cases are described to suggest at best a hypothesis. However, there is no comparison group so there cannot be many conclusions about the disease or the disease process. Therefore, in terms of generating evidence regarding various aspects of a disease process this is more of a starting point.
Case Reports: In medicine, a case report is a scientific detailed documentation of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports can contain a demographic profile of the patient, however, they usually describe an unusual occurrence. Case reports are the traditional method in medicine and scientific publication. Case reports describe and analyze the diagnosis and the management of one or two patients. This is the first line of evidence in health care. A case report is used to disseminate information on unusual clinical syndromes, disease associations, unusual side effects from certain therapies, or responses to certain forms of treatment. Case reports have been used for years as a means to teach health science students and can be a valuable learning experience for author and reader. They are well read, and easily accessible. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900
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