Guidelines to case report writing for naturopathic doctors

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Case reports play an important role in disseminating information to the medical community. Given the wide variety of naturopathic clinical practice, case reports offer an excellent opportunity to share clinical insights from naturopathic doctors. Typically, unique and rare events or patterns are depicted regarding different aspects of a case, including: symptomatology, pathophysiology, treatment(s), and outcome, including adverse effects. In this paper we elaborate on what a case report is, why one is conducted, and provide a brief set of guidelines on how one is written. We hope to encourage clinicians to write case reports and to submit them for publication. The case report is a well-respected venue for sharing valuable knowledge and generating questions derived from practice. The production of this form of clinically relevant evidence should be actively encouraged within the naturopathic community.  
Title of abstract: 
Guidelines to case report writing for naturopathic doctors. International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine
Author: 
Leung B, Seely D.
Affiliations: 
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Citedate: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 19:00
Citation: 
International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. 2009 June;(4) 1:50-4
 

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