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 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.
The Importance of acting on abnormal ECG Results in relation to Cardiac Infarction17 November 2020
Cardiac Infarction is injury of the heart muscle caused by a lack of blood supply. Abnormal ECG findings should be acted on, leading to further investigations, such as baseline tests and referral to the appropriate medical expert, in order to prevent some of the potential long-term consequences of Cardiac Infarction.