Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_408»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_408»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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Acute tetraparesis secondary
to bilateral precentral gyral cerebral ischemia: a case report
Sudden tetraparesis represents a
neurological emergency and is most often caused by traumatic spinal cord
injury, spinal epidural bleeding or brainstem ischemia and less frequently by
medial disc herniation or spinal ischemia.
Here we report the rare case of an
82-year-old Caucasian man who developed severe tetraparesis four days after
radical cystoprostatectomy. An emergency diagnostic study for spinal cord
affection was normal. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute bilateral
ischemic strokes in the precentral gyri as the underlying cause.
This case report underlines the
need to also consider unusual causes of tetraparesis in an emergency situation
apart from spinal cord or brain stem injury in order not to leave severe
symptomatology unclear and possibly miss therapeutic options.
Find in the abstract:
·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?