Journal of Medical Case Reports – 1000 cases in three years

The Journal of Medical Case Reports (JMCR) last week published its 1000th case report. This
coincides with the anniversary of the journal’s launch three years ago,
in February 2007.
We would like
to thank all our authors, reviewers and Editorial Board members, whose
continued support of the journal has been essential in reaching this
milestone.

With 1000 cases across all medical disciplines it may be too soon to challenge established evidence-based medicine practices with published "experiences", but the growth of the journal surely challenges traditionally-held
views about the place of case reports in the literature. It also 
reinforces the need for case reporting as a catalyst for
clinical hypothesis and experimental research, and the value
of case reports as a source of information and training tools for clinicians.

And in their – JMCR’s 1000th – case report, Tofigh and colleagues describe the successful treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm using an endovascular stent.

Endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm: a case report
Arash Mohammadi Tofigh, Massoud Ghasemi, Babak Heidari Aghdam, Mersedeh Karvandi, Afsoon Kaboli
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2010, 4:37 (2 February 2010)
[Abstract] [Provisional PDF]

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