Increasing significance of medical case reports: JMCR leads the way

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 Journal
of Medical Case Reports
(JMCR) announced yesterday that it has
published its 500th case report this week. 

JMCR has published case reports from all major medical
fields including cancer, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases
and musculoskeletal disorders. Since its launch in 2006 over 530,000 case
reports have been downloaded from JMCR’s website – indicative of the
increasing significance and usage of case reports in the industry.

The 500th article
published by JMCR shows an analysis of 113 medical case reports that
identify risk factors for the development of complications after
endovascular abdominal
aortic aneurysm repair. By bringing together the case reports and amalgamating their
results, the researchers of the study were able to determine the most likely
factors leading to increased morbidity and mortality.

In a statement issued to the media, Editor-in-Chief
Professor Michael Kidd, sai
d:

"This is an important milestone for this new
journal. Our journal is devoted to publishing reports about individual people.
Reports which can serve as an early warning signal for the presentations of new
and emerging diseases or the side effects of new medications. Reports which
allow clinicians to share the experiences of their patients to support
improving health care for everybody. I thank our readers, our authors, our
reviewers, our editorial board and the staff of BioMed Central for their
contributions to the success of this journal."


For more information, please see the press
release
.

Remember, nominations for the BioMed Central 3rd Annual
Research Awards
are now open. Browse over 500 of
our case reports
and nominate
the report you think deserves the Case Reports Award.