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Back Clinic Clinical Case Series. A clinical case series Is the most basic type of study design, in which researchers describe the experience of a group of people. Case series describe individuals who develop a particular new disease or condition. This type of study can provide compelling reading because they present a detailed account of the clinical experience of individual study subjects. Dr. Alex Jimenez conducts his own case series of studies.
A case study is a method of research that is commonly used in social sciences. It is a research strategy that investigates a phenomenon within a real context. They are based on an in-depth investigation of a single person, group, or event to explore the how of underlying problems/causes. It includes quantitative evidence and relies on multiple sources of evidence.
Case studies are an invaluable record of clinical practices of a profession. They do not provide specific guidance for the management of successive patients but they are a record of clinical interactions which help to frame questions for more rigorously designed clinical studies. They provide valuable teaching material, which demonstrates both classical and unusual information that can confront the practitioner. However, the majority of clinical interactions occur in the field and so it’s up to the practitioner to record and pass on the information. Guidelines are intended to assist the relative novice writer, practitioner, or student to efficiently navigate the study to publication.
A Case series is a descriptive study design and it’s just a series of cases of any particular disease or disease discrepancy that one might observe in clinical practice. These cases are described to suggest at best a hypothesis. However, there is no comparison group so there cannot be many conclusions about the disease or the disease process. Therefore, in terms of generating evidence regarding various aspects of a disease process, this is more of a starting point. For answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900
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