Case Report Depository
Reminder: No PHI about the case should be shared via emails. UH File Drop or secure messaging systems at the site of patient care should be used.
Case: 25 y/o pregnant woman with anti-M antibody
What’s interesting: Minor antibodies have a complex algorithm for care in pregnancy. While the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a very prescriptive approach applied along broad lines, knowledge of individual antibodies and management is limited to small case series and there may be room for more nuanced decision making.
Attending: Robert Thomas Carlisle, MD, MPH; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a UH resident/fellow or physician practicing in HI and want to guide a medical student in writing up a case report? Email the information below to Joan Gerber at email@example.com.
1. Brief description of patient/case description
2. Why is this case interesting?
3. Contact name and cell or email
4. Attending Physician/PI physician and contact email
(Has this case been reviewed and approved by the attending physician to submit to a case report depository to solicit opportunities for medical students to assist in writing up?)
The regulator steps and requirements necessary to publish a case report vary by institution. In general, they are intended to follow ethical conduct of research principles and to protect patient privacy.
Queen’s Health System
All case reports involving patients and patient information in the Queen’s Health System require submission to and approval by the Queen’s Research and Institutional Review Committee (RIRC) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Please use this Case Report Protocol Template: QMC CaseReportTemplate_202202. Authors should refer to the Queen’s ORD website for further information and instructions.
Hawaii Pacific Health System
All case reports involving patients and patient information in the HPH system require notification to the Hawaii Pacific Health Research Institute (HPHRI). Pre-submission and approval are not required for case reports, but notification is mandatory. Please review and follow the HPH Case Report Guidelines: HPHRI Case-Reports Guidelines. Further information can be found at: https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/for-providers/research-institute/
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
CARE Checklist of Information to Include When Writing a Case Report
Journals that accept case reports
How to Write Letters to the Editor
How to Write & Publish a Medical Case Report Using CARE Guidelines
Consent – Some journals require a specific consent form be used to consent the patient represented in the case report. We encourage you to investigate these specific requirements of the journal to which you are planning to submit your case. If there is no specific consent form requirement, you may use this Consent Form. As a medical student, you will gain experience participating in the process of obtaining and consenting the patient and best practices in doing this at the various clinical settings the patient is seen. We hope you will work closely with the resident and/or attending.