The value of case reports to medical science and clinical practice

Altacílio A. Nunes
2015 International Journal of Case Reports and Images  
International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI) is an international, peer reviewed, monthly, open access, online journal, publishing high-quality, articles in all areas of basic medical sciences and clinical specialties. Aim of IJCRI is to encourage the publication of new information by providing a platform for reporting of unique, unusual and rare cases which enhance understanding of disease process, its diagnosis, management and clinico-pathologic correlations. SUMMARY The case
more » ... s are important elements in the medical literature field, being the primary source in generating hypotheses to conduct observational and experimental clinical studies, as well as for basic research. This type of study is also a very important tool for daily clinical practice, providing to physicians in their daily practice, update their knowledge, and help in solving difficult clinical problems in their patients. The case reports are part of evidence-based medicine to value the knowledge and professional medical experience.
doi:10.5348/ijcri-201501-ed-10001 fatcat:5ajdlttvrzacdmh77emnz22q7a