TMLEP Clinical Updates
TMLEP’s Clinical Updates are provided in order to raise awareness of clinical risk issues and to reduce incidence recurrence and improve patient safety. Facts have been anonymised to maintain data confidentiality, however learning points remain applicable.
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The Importance of Diagnosing Osteomyelitis Early15 December 2020
Osteomyelitis (OM) is an infection of bone. Symptoms may include pain in a specific bone with overlying redness, fever, and weakness. The long bones of the arms and legs are most commonly involved in children, while the feet, spine, and hips are most commonly involved in adults.
The Importance of Detecting Hypoxic Ischemic Events During Open Heart Surgery08 December 2020
Hypoxic Ischemic Events (HIE) can have a significant effect on the body. The best way to prevent a HIE is by maintaining adequate oxygenation and blood pressure, both before and after surgery.
Identifying abnormal lesions in CT Scans01 December 2020
Abnormalities can be very difficult to pick up on in x-ray or CT imaging. One of these abnormalities is mixed lytic and sclerotic lesions. Lytic is the destruction of the normal cortex and trabecular bone appearance with a reduction in bone density, whereas sclerotic is an increased bone density.
The Importance of Distinguishing Between the Symptoms of Cervical Myelopathy and Sciatica24 November 2020
Cervical myelopathy is compression on the cervical spinal cord and can cause a variety of signs and symptoms which are typically attributed to other conditions.