The Importance of Post-Seizure Observations in Children
A study by TMLEP shows that in these instances when a child is presenting with prolonged headaches, vomiting, and dizziness, a CT scan should be considered. It is important to consider that a CT scan can not only diagnose, but also rule out differential diagnoses such as tumours or other…
13 Apr 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS - Plastic Surgery
Before COVID-19, long waiting lists for plastic surgery for non-urgent cases were not unheard of, with clinic appointments taking place anywhere between 1-12 weeks from referral and from thereon, up to 6 months waiting for the operation itself.
30 Mar 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS – Acute Medicine
The field of acute medicine has historically been extremely busy, even before COVID-19, with clinicians accustomed to patients presenting with an array of medical issues and complications, all requiring a quick diagnosis so that they can be cared for by the right clinicians.
15 Mar 2021
The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome
This clinical article focuses on Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and how early diagnosis can increase treatment options.
08 Mar 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS – GPs
Our Partner, THEMIS, has analysed specific COVID-19 cases and interviewed practising GP’s to determine what the emerging litigation risks are arising from COVID-19, in order to explore whether there is a way to prevent these from developing.
23 Feb 2021
Preventing Missed Prescriptions on Admission to a Mental Health Ward
This article discusses the importance of making sure patients admitted to a mental health unit have access to their usual medication for any other physical conditions.
10 Feb 2021
The Importance of Pre-operative Counselling of a STARR Procedure
A STARR procedure is a stapled trans-anal resection of the rectum which is performed in patients with symptoms of obstructed defecation syndrome associated with internal rectal prolapse or rectocele. Prior to surgery, conservative measures should be instituted and a proctogram should be undertaken to confirm internal prolapse.
26 Jan 2021
The Management of Extravasation of Chemotherapy Agents
Extravasation is the leakage of fluids from a vein into the surrounding tissues and is a recognised complication of insertion of a cannula. Chemotherapy agents are cytotoxic in that they have anti-cancer activity, but also have the potential to cause tissue destruction if they extravasate into surrounding tissues when being…
12 Jan 2021
The Importance of Lumbar Surgery Follow-Up
Lumbar Surgery is surgery to the lumbar spine and adjacent levels including T12 and S1. Due to the extensive number of risks associated with such a significant procedure, it is important that appropriate follow-up is provided to a patient who undertakes this.
05 Jan 2021