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Evaluation of the Quality of the Case Reports from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Korean Medicine Based on the CARE Guidelines (CARE(CAse REport) 지침에 따른 대한한방부인과학회지의 증례보고에 대한 질 평가)

  • Nam, Eun-Young;Park, Ju-Yeon
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.32 no.2
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    • pp.71-86
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of case reports from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Korean Medicine. Methods: Case reports were selected from the Obstetrics and Gynecology of Korean Medicine from January 2015 to March 2019, by utilizing Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System (OASIS). The quality of the reports were reviewed based on the Consensus-based Clinical Case Reporting Guideline Development (CARE) guideline. Results: Total of 41 case reports were finally selected for the assessment. 69.23% of the case reports included necessary information based on the CARE guideline but the rest of the reports did not. More than 50% of the reports were missing data regarding 'Diagnostic challenges', 'Intervention adherence and tolerability', 'Adverse and unanticipated events', or 'Patient perspective or experience', and 'Informed consent'. Also, the reports did not include 'Key word', 'timeline'. Conclusions: Case reports from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Korean Medicine have important role in women. Efforts are needed to improve the quality of the case reports as well as to develop reporting guidelines for the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Korean Medicine.

Evaluation of the Quality of the Case Reports from the Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine Based on the CARE Guidelines (CARE 지침에 따른 대한한방소아과학회지의 증례보고에 대한 질평가)

  • Lee, Hye Lim;Kim, Ji Hwan;Lee, Myeong Soo;Lee, Ju Ah
    • The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine
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    • v.32 no.3
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    • pp.131-140
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    • 2018
  • Objectives The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of case reports from the Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine. Methods Case reports were selected from the Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine from January 2015 to April 2018, by utilizing Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System (OASIS). The quality of the reports were reviewed based on the Consensus-based Clinical Case Reporting Guideline Development (CARE) guideline. Results Total of 13 case reports were finally selected for the assessment. 73.08% of the case reports included necessary information based on the CARE guideline but the rest of the reports did not. More than 50% of the reports were missing data regarding 'Timeline', 'Diagnostic challenges', 'Intervention adherence and tolerability', 'Adverse and unanticipated events', or 'Patient perspective or experience'. Also, the reports did not include 'Key word', 'Introduction in abstract', 'Case presentation in abstract', or 'The rationale for conclusions' information. Conclusions Case reports from the Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine have important role in pediatrics. Efforts are needed to improve the quality of the case reports as well as to develop reporting guidelines for the Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine.

Korean Medicine for Treating Facial Palsy - A Literature Review of Case Reports -

  • Jeong, Hye In;Kim, Kyeong Han;Oh, Yong Taek;Choi, Yoo Min;Song, Beom Yong;Kim, Jong Uk;Yook, Tae-Han
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.21 no.4
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    • pp.214-225
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    • 2018
  • Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze case reports on and to study Korean medicine treatments of facial palsy. Methods: Studies published after 2000 were selected by searching for the terms "facial palsy" and "Guanwasa" in four databases and case reports using Korean medicine moderating variables were extracted by two individual researchers. Results: The House Brackmann (H-B) Scale (23 times, 65.7%), and Yanagihara Grading Scale (Y-system) (22 times, 62.8%) were used to assess facial palsy. All case reports used acupuncture, while 19 case reports (51.3%) used electro-acupuncture, and 8 case reports (21.6%) used pharmacopuncture. Main meridian points used were ST6, ST4, GB14, TE23, LI20, BL2. Thirty-two case reports used herbal medicine (86.4%) and both Ligigeopoong-san, Bojunglkgi-tang were used frequently. Conclusion: To treat facial palsy, acupuncture was mainly used in conjunction with electro-acupuncture and pharmacopuncture. Most case reports also used herbal medicine.

Evaluation of the Quality of Case Reports in Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry Using CARES Guideline (CARES 지침에 따른 동의신경정신과학회지의 증례보고에 대한 질 평가 연구)

  • Lee, Hwan Seong;Lee, Junyeop;Han, Ji Han;Chae, Han
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.59-69
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: Case report is a description of medical experience that contains a patient's information and treatments. It has been used to determine the effectiveness and side effect of the treatments. Case report can be used for medical, scientific, or educational purposes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of case reports published in Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry from 2013 to 2017 using CARE and CARES guideline. Methods: Case reports were selected from Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry and their quality assessed using CARE guideline and CARES guideline. The items of CARE and CARES guideline were assessed as 'Sufficient', 'Not sufficient', 'Not reported', 'Not applicable'. The outcome was analyzed using case reports and items. Results: 26 case reports were selected. For CARE guideline, 'Sufficient' percentage was min at 22.2%, max at 46.4% with a median of 39.3%. Sum of 'Sufficient', 'Not sufficient' percentage was min at 59.3%, max at 85.7% with a median of 75.0%. Items 'Timeline', 'Diagnostic assessment', 'Follow up and outcomes', 'Informed consent' were not reported in more than 50% of all case reports. Items 'Keywords', 'Abstract', 'Introduction', 'patient information', 'Diagnostic assessment', 'Therapeutic interventions', 'Follow up and outcomes' were not sufficiently reported in more than 50% of all case reports. For CARES guideline, 'Sufficient' percentage was min at 0%, max at 50% with a median of 0%. Sum of 'Sufficient', 'Not sufficient' percentage was min at 33.3%, max at 100% with a median of 92.9%. Items of herbal prescription 'herb', 'decoction', 'use', items of acupuncture treatment 'materials', 'techniques', items of moxibustion treatment 'materials', 'techniques' were not sufficiently reported in more than 50% of all case reports. Conclusions: The reporting rate of items was good. But the quality of reporting was low. Also, particular items were not reported frequently. Therefore, there is a need to improve the quality of case reports in Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry.

Assesment of The Quality of Reporting in Case Reports in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine from Year 2015 to 2018 : Using CARE Guidelines (2015년부터 2018년까지 사상체질의학회지에 보고된 증례에 대한 보고의 질 평가 : CARE지침을 바탕으로)

  • Kim, Ji Hwan;Lee, Hye Lim;Lee, Ju Ah;Lee, Myeong Soo
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.28-41
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    • 2018
  • Objectives The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of case reports about Sasang Constitutional Medicine(SCM). Methods Case reports published from March, 2015 to March, 2018 in Journal of SCM were identified by searching from Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System(OASIS). We assessed the quality of reporting of them based on CAse REport (CARE) guideline. Results A total of 39 case reports were finally included for the assessment. Overall quality of reporting was acceptable because case report even less reporting items mentioned 70.4% of them. However, the quality level was uneven because the maximum report rate was 77.8 %, the minimum 44.4 %, and the median 66.7 % when rigorously assessed. More than 50% of 39 case reports did not report 6 items about intervention adherence and tolerability, Diagnostic challenges, patient's perspective on interventions, informed consent, timeline, and adverse events, and did not sufficiently report 4 items about inclusion of terms such as case reports or SCM in keyword, symptoms of patient in abstract, information such as occupation relevant with psychosocial history, and the rationale for conclusions. Conclusions Efforts to improve the quality of reporting in SCM, and to develop case reporting guidelines appropriate for SCM are required.

The study about Sasang Constitution diagnosis and research trends in the case reports (증례논문에 나타난 사상체질진단의 특징 및 연구동향에 대한 연구)

  • Ban, Duk-Jin;Lee, Seung-Yun;Park, Seong-Sik
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.107-114
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    • 2009
  • 1. Objectives : We analyzed the case reports published by the journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, to study Sasang Constitution diagnosis and characteristic of clinical practice. 2. Methods : It has been examined 138 case reports of Sasang Constitution society published from 1994 to 2008. We analyzed. patient's number, publication year, distribution of Sasang Constitution, title's characteristics and bases of constitution diagnosis. 3. Results and conclusions : 1) In the analysis of patient's number, 1 case report was almost part of the case reports, and the case reports ware many published after 2001. 2) In the analysis distribution of Sasang Constitution, Soyangin was the most Sasang Constitution, and Tae-umin was the next one and Soeumin, Taeyangin followed them. 3) In the analysis of the journal's title, Sasang Constitution, disease and symptom of Sasang Constitution were more important than prescription recently. 4) In the analysis of the journal's purpose, unique disease and response of treatment were almost part of the case reports. 5) In the analysis of diagnosis bases, subjective bases were more important than objective bases and Sasang Constitutional drug response. therefore we should do researches in objective bases and drug response in the future.

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Review of Case Reports of Neuropsychiatry Disease in Oriental Medicine (한의학에서 신경정신과 질환의 증례논문 동향분석)

  • Heo, Eun-Jung;Han, Chang-Hyun;Kim, Wu-Young;Park, Sang-Young;Jeon, Won-Kyung
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.25 no.4
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    • pp.708-714
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    • 2011
  • This study was aimed to review the trend of case reports of neuropsychiatry disease. The case reports were collected by retrieving Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry and analyzing period were from 1990 to 2010. We analyzed them for publish year, research institution, patients, sorts of diseases, pattern identification diagnosis, instrument, treatment period, sorts of treatments, and treatment with western medicine. We analyzed 142 case reports and there were many kinds of neuropsychiatry diseases and instruments that were evaluated the process. The reserchers used various treatment with oriental medicine. However, the number of case reports have decreased since the year of 2008. Most of the research institutions were university and general oriental medical hospital and the portion of private hospitals was only 2.11%. For the development of practical clinical trial of oriental medicine, we needs more qualifying case report. We hope more reserchers for psychiatry disease of oriental medicine will be interested in the publication of case report and this will serve to produce advance of oriental medicine.

Evaluation of the Quality of Case Reports of the Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research from 2013 to 2018 According to the CARE (CAse REport) Guidelines (CARE (CAse REport) 지침에 의한 한방비만학회지 증례 논문에 대한 보고의 질 평가: 2013년~2018년 증례보고를 중심으로)

  • Park, Kyung Moo;Choi, Sung Youl;Lee, Ju Ah;Song, Yun Kyung
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.144-151
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    • 2018
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of case reports of the Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research by the Case Report (CARE) guidelines. Methods: Case reports published in the Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research from January 2013 to July 2018 were searched from Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System (OASIS). We assessed the quality of reporting based on CARE guidelines. Results: A total of 8 case reports were finally included for the assessment. There was a deviation in the sub-item reporting rate by a maximum 75% and a minimum 57.14% in case reports. The 10 sub-items mentioned below, such as 'Timeline', 'Diagnostic challenges', 'Diagnostic reasoning including other diagnoses considered', 'Prognostic characteristics', 'Changes in intervention', 'Important follow-up diagnostic evaluations and other test results', 'Intervention adherence and tolerability', 'Adverse and unanticipated events', 'Patient perspective' and 'Informed consent' were reported below 30%. Conclusions: Efforts to diversify the subject of the case study and to apply appropriate reporting guidelines are needed to improve the quality of the case report contributed to the Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research.

The Contents and Historical Material Value of Coroner's Inquest Reports in C.V. Starr East Asian Library, University Of California Berkeley (버클리대학 동아시아도서관 소장 검험서(檢驗書)의 내용과 사료적 가치)

  • Cho, Yun-Seon
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.29-37
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study is to introduce the historical material documents 'Kumgo'("檢考"), 'Haeyeongkumandenglok'("海營檢案謄錄"), 'Wanyeong-kumjedenglok'("完營檢題謄錄冊") which were possessed by C.V. Starr East Asian Library, University Of California Berkeley. These documents are a kinds of the coroner's inquest reports that were made out by the provincial magistrate of the Chos$\u{o}$n dynasty in the nineteenth century. The important contents of these documents consist of the murder cases include the trial records of the persons who connected with the case and the reports of the corpse, etc. Especially, 'Kumgo'("檢考") is the investigator's guide book, the outline of this book is how to investigate the murder's case and how to make out the reports. The 'Haeyeong-kumandenglok'("海營檢案謄錄") is an old book of the transcribe from the many kinds of the murder case's reports which were occurred in Whanghae province("黃海道"), 1882-1884. The book of the 'Wanyeong-kumjedenglok ("完營檢題謄錄冊") is transcribe from the text of the murder's case decisions by the provincial magistrate, in Jeonra province("全羅道"), 1837-1839. The result of this study is as follows ; These documents have the valuable material factors especially in the fields of korean old law, social, woman history. and it seems that these documents will be used in the variety fields of the human scientific researches.

A Trend Analysis of Case Reports and Case Series on Soeum Person in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine from 2006 to 2015 (사상체질의학회지에 10년간 게재된 소음인 증례연구 논문 동향분석 - 2006년부터 2015년 까지 -)

  • Sung, Soo-Hy+un;Hong, Seong-Min;An, Tteul-E-Bom
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.67-81
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    • 2016
  • Objectives This study aimed to provide a basis for treatment of soeum person by analysing published case reports and case series in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine.Methods We have reviewed case reports and case series of soeum person in the Journal of Sasang Medicine from 2006 to 2015.Results Of the Twenty-four papers, reporting were reported in twenty-four papers. A total of 13 interventions were described, of which herbal medicine (100%) was most frequently used. Twenty-four papers reported herbal medicine, of which Palmulgunjatang (25%) was most frequently used. A total of 24 Sasang Constitutional Medicine pattern were used in 24 papers, for which soeum person kidney heat affection induced exterior heat disease depression frantic syndrome (25%) was most frequently used.Conclusions A sufficient number of clinical studies are warranted to provide a clinical basis for treatment of soeum person.