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case study

n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.

case study

a detailed analysis of a person or group with a particular disease or condition, noting characteristics of the disease or condition. Case studies are often used to call attention to new diseases or to diseases entering new populations.

case study

EBM
(1) An in-depth analysis and systematic description of one patient or group of similar patients to promote a detailed understanding of their circumstances.
(2) Research exploring the behaviour and experiences of an individual, group, organisation, community, nation or event. Case studies enable researchers to open up wider issues around their chosen subject

Epidemiology
An uncontrolled (prospective) or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single patient.
 
Medspeak
A description of an experience with a clinical practice innovation project that yields lessons that may be of interest to others.

case study

Anecdotal report, single case report Epidemiology An uncontrolled–prospective or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single Pt
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In a single case report, abatacept produced both clinical improvement and normalization of laboratory parameters in a patient who had failed to respond to methotrexate, TNF inhibitors, steroid, immunoabsorption, plasmapheresis, and IL- inhibition.
The furor was provoked by The New England Journal of Medicine's publication of a single case report (involving just one incident) and a non-peer-reviewed letter to the editor (which also purported to describe a single incident).
7,8) Interestingly, a recent single case report by Chim et al (9) describes a clonal T-cell receptor gamma gene rearrangement by polymerase chain reaction in an elderly man with Kimura disease.
Such a variant has been detected in Vietnam also (6), but no information is available on its presence and distribution in other European countries, except for a single case report from Spain (14).
However, rather than suggesting that a single case report "contradicts" the anterior horn cell hypothesis, we suggest that WNV-associated flaccid paralysis be viewed as having a spectrum of causes, one of which certainly is poliomyelitis like illness.
The role of p53 gene mutation is unclear but has been observed in more than 80% of SRCC cases,[17] including a single case report of SRCC in association with papillary carcinoma, which was believed to be of clear cell origin.
3-5] In addition, there is a single case report in the veterinary literature of a spontaneously occurring, metastasizing, malignant craniopharyngioma in an albino rat, an event as uncommon in animals as it is in humans.
Most of the literature characterizing vulvar smooth muscle tumors comprises single case reports with reviews of the literature, and few large case series exist.
Encephaloceles of the lateral sphenoid sinus are uncommon, having been described in the literature only in single case reports and small series.
Congenital malformation incidence rates (for comparison with the rates of malformations in the general population) cannot be determined based on single case reports of adverse events because there is no denominator (that is, no information on the number of exposed population).
Least valuable will be single case reports and the claims of manufacturers.

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