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Case Report Writing Hints and Revising and Proofreading PowerPoint Handouts

General PowerPoint on Case Reports and a PowerPoint which offer tips on English grammar, punctuation and usage.  Many of these are common errors seen by the Library Writing Consultants.


Patient Consent Policies and Forms

Written patient/family consent is required by most publishers, by LSU Health Shreveport, University Health (if applicable) and it meets ethical requirements.

Consent Policies and Documents

If you have questions about this information contact Fiscal Compliance Officer/Privacy Officer ​Debbie Miller, BSN, MSHA, CHC

Policy - LSU Health Shreveport - Use And Disclosure Of Protected Health Information For Research - 2015-08-05

Policy - LSU Health Shreveport - De-Identification Of Protected Health Information - 2015-08-05

FORM - LSU Health Shreveport - Authorization for Use and Disclosures of PHI for Media Purposes - 2015-08-12 - Form to use for patients seen in LSU Health Shreveport Clinics and Physician offices.  Not used for University Health.  

Policy - University Health - Comp 229 Uses and Disclosures for Research Purposes - Will require login with University Health Creditials to Access

FORM - University Health - ATTACHMENT A - Media Release - Will require login with University Health Creditials to Access



If you want to write about 3 or more cases please contact Allison Booth, RPh, IRB Chair, to discuss additional requirements.

HRPP/IRB Webpage

HRPP/IRB Specific Investigator

Policy - HRPP and IRB Standard Operating Procedures - See pages p. 16 and 95-96 for more detail

Use 2017-01-24 HRP-503.2-Case Report-Template for more than 3 cases for IRB-HRPP Approval to write about more than three cases which would require HRPP/IRB to review.


    Useful Resources to Help Guide Your Writing a Case Report

    Managing your Copyrights

    CARE Guidelines

    Case Reports: CARE Guidelines: Consensus-based Clinical Case Report Guideline Website

    General Resources

    Cohen H. How to write a patient case report. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Oct 1;63(19):1888-92. PubMed PMID: 16990637.

    Wáng YX. Advance modern medicine with clinical case reports. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014 Dec;4(6):439-43.

    Rison RA. A guide to writing case reports for the Journal of Medical Case Reports and BioMed Central Research Notes. J Med Case Rep. 2013 Nov 27;7:239.

    Juyal D, Thaledi S, Thawani V. Writing patient case reports for publication. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2013 May-Aug;26(2):126-9.

    Carleton HA, Webb ML. The case report in context. Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Mar;85(1):93-6.

    Nield LS. Writing case reports for the clinical literature: practical approach for the novice author. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Sep;3(3):445.

    Neely JG, Karni RJ, Nussenbaum B, Paniello RC, Fraley PL, Wang EW, Rich JT. Practical guide to understanding the value of case reports. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Mar;138(3):261-4.

    Friedman JN. The case for ... writing case reports. Paediatr Child Health. 2006 Jul;11(6):343-4.

    Vandenbroucke JP. In defense of case reports and case series. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Feb 20;134(4):330-4

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