Hamostaseologie 2020; 40(04): 414-419
DOI: 10.1055/a-1191-7198
Review Article

Clinical Problem Solving and Using New Paths in the Laboratory: Learning from Case Studies[*]

1  Department of Hematology and Central Hematology Laboratory, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2  Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
3  Haemostasis Research Unit, University College London, London, United Kingdom
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Three selected casuistic studies of individual patient problems from my long-standing professional experience are presented. I intend to highlight the potential contribution of case studies, including new approaches of laboratory investigation, for the advancement of pathophysiological knowledge and would encourage to “rehabilitate” the low academic profile generally attributed to “case reports.”

* Presented as a lecture at the 64th Annual Meeting of the GTH in Bremen, February 18–21, 2020.

Publication History

Received: 11 May 2020

Accepted: 29 June 2020

Publication Date:
20 August 2020 (online)

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