How to write a retrospective case series

Furthermore, just as bone health is linked to menstrual health, so too is menstrual health linked to an adequate diet. It should be no surprise that the runners with very irregular periods weighed significantly less than the healthy athletes. Also recall that Bennell et al.

How to write a retrospective case series

Posted on October 21, by Bryce Lynch This will be long. I beg your understanding for my verbosity hypocrisy; this is the product of four years work. I have now reviewed every adventure in every print issue of Dungeon Magazine.

Introduction January 23, Guidance for investigators regarding case reports and case studies The Health Sciences IRB Office frequently receives queries regarding whether publishing a case report constitutes human subjects research and therefore requires IRB review. Case reports generally involve the description of medical treatment in a patient or a few patients with a unique treatment, disease course, or outcome based on a retrospective review of medical records or they can involve a description of a unique diagnostic finding or uncommon presentation.

I started in August ofafter spending several months locating issues. It was a herculean effort and, several times, it broke me. Or maybe you do.

how to write a retrospective case series

I did every fantasy adventure and most of the sci-fi ones. I generally reviewed them Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays, taking notes and then writing the review on Saturday for posting the next Saturday morning on my review website tenfootpole.


I have review standards and strong beliefs on what makes a good adventure. First and foremost it has to be useful to the DM at the table while they running it. You can use it as inspiration, steal parts from it, or use it as a doorstop if you want, but, judged as an adventure, it has to be useful at the table.

My standards are VERY high. A large part of being useful at the table is a writing style that allows the DM to scan the text quickly during play and locate information.

The characters walk in to a room and the DM must quickly, in just seconds, locate the description, grok it, and relate it to the players.

Then as they react the DM must continue scanning and absorbing to react to their actions as guided by the DM text for the room. After this, we come to creativity, interesting encounters, and all the rest. But first, it has to be useful to the DM at the table. Dungeon Magazine is an abject failure in this regard.

Mountains of backstory, mountains of room text. All of it fights the DM running it at the table.

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If you are including something in the main text then it has to be directly useful for play. It reveled in useless detail. I also empathize with their jobs, having to wade through garbage day after day. While my task was voluntary they had the extra pressure of mortgages and kids to raise.A case series (also known as a clinical series) is a type of medical research study that tracks subjects with a known exposure, such as patients who have received a similar treatment, or examines their medical records for exposure and outcome.

For retrospective study, you should not calculate the sample for your particular study.

Case study - Wikipedia

But, you should mentioned the study period like in months or in years. This installment of the Injury Series deals with tibial stress fractures, one of the most serious of the common running injuries.A stress fracture, or “hairline fracture,” is a small crack in a bone that develops due to repeated stress on the bone, usually from weight-bearing activity.

A retrospective case series is the description of a group of cases with a new or unusual disease or treatment. With a case-control study, cases with and without the condition of interest are identified.

Case method - Wikipedia

Case reports and series are a time-honored way to document stories of patients with rare or interesting diseases. Some cases or interactions with patients lead to insights about important elements of care or how pathophysiology plays out in people.

Retrospective studies are designed to analyse pre-existing data, and are subject to numerous biases as a result Retrospective studies may be based on chart reviews (data collection from the medical records of patients) Types of retrospective studies include.

Case Report Publication Guidance: IRB Review and HIPAA Compliance