Case Report: Pearls and Pitfalls

Vol 2 | Issue 1 | January-June 2021 | Page 19-21 | Anju Grewal

Authors: Anju Grewal [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Anju Grewal,
Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital,
Ludhiana-141001, Punjab, India.


  • What are case reports:
    A case report is a focussed narrative of a medical problem or an unexpected presentation/outcome faced by the physician in one or several patients.[1] A case report may describe an unusual clinical disease, a challenging differential diagnosis or management, an unusual, or unique setting /technical approach for care, an information that cannot be reproduced due to ethical reasons, or adverse interactions.[2,3]
  • Need and importance of reporting
  • Can we improve the reporting of case reports to make them useful to evidence based scientific literature?
  • Pearls & Pitfalls Common pitfalls inviting rejection are
  • It is desirable to incorporate a range of unique characteristics, such as
  • Conclusion
    Novel, accurate and transparent case reports are challenging to write and publish. High-quality case reports are more likely when authors follow the CARE guidelines and the specific journal instructions to authors.


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How to Cite this Article: Grewal A | Case Report: Pearls and Pitfalls | International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia | January-June 2021; 2(1): 19-21.

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