Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_168»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_168»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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vasoconstriction syndrome in a patient taking citalopram and Hydroxycut: a case
vasoconstriction syndrome presents with thunderclap headaches accompanied by
mild neurologic deficits and is characterized by multifocal narrowing of the
cerebral arteries that resolves over days to weeks. This syndrome may be
idiopathic or occur in special contexts, most often involving adrenergic or
serotonergic overactivity. To the best of our knowledge, reversible cerebral
vasoconstriction syndrome has not previously been reported in association with
Hydroxycut use in the literature.
We report the case of a
65-year-old Caucasian woman on longstanding citalopram who developed reversible
cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome two weeks after beginning to take the
weight-loss supplement Hydroxycut.
There are sparse data about the
safety of herbal supplements such as Hydroxycut, even though the Food and Drug
Administration has banned some herbal ingredients, such as ephedra, that were
in this preparation in the past. This case highlights the importance of
considering herbal supplements and potential drug interactions in the genesis
of otherwise unexplained reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.
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·Why is it important
·Needs to be reported
Answer the questions:
1.Is this the first report of this kind in the literature?
2.What are brief details of what the patient(s) presented with?
3.What the reader should learn from the case report?
4.What the clinical impact will be?
5.Is it an original case report of interest to a particular clinical
specialty of medicine?
6.Will it have a broader clinical impact across medicine?
7.Are any teaching points identified?
·Why abstract is the most important part for case
published in electronic databases?