Articles

Compartment Syndrome and its medicolegal consequences

Compartment syndrome is a devastating limb threatening condition. It is infrequent and usually associated with fractures, predominantly of the tibia. It is a clinical diagnosis and if treatment is delayed or missed, it leads to…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Fibromyalgia - video series

In our latest video series, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez talks about fibromyalgia and how it is diagnosed, before moving on (in his second video) to discuss the medico legal challenges of a fibromyalgia diagnosis. What is…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Psychological or Physical Diseases?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are common chronic pain syndromes. Both are characterised by extreme pain but while CRPS affects only one region of the body, in FM the pain is widespread…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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Intensive Care and Anaesthesia - Thought Leadership Series

Dr Martin Stotz explores 4 different aspects of intensive care medicolegal work.  About Dr Stotz Dr Stotz is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at St Mary’s Hospital in London, where he leads a…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Thought Leadership
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Orthopaedic Trauma - Thought Leadership Series

Mr Ash Vasireddy discusses a range of topics relating to his work as an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and expert witness. About Mr Vasireddy Mr Vasireddy is a full-time fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at King’s College…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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How a Pain Expert Can Assist in Fibromyalgia Cases

Dr Chris Jenner Fibromyalgia (FM) is a relatively common pain syndrome and affects around 3-5% of the population. It is much more frequent in women than men, and is more prevalent than other pain conditions…
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Thought Leadership Series

Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez discusses the complexities that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome presents to both the medical and legal profession in this series of 3 articles. About Dr Ramos-Galvez Dr Ramos-Galvez is a Consultant in Pain…
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Complications Following Long-Term Intubation

Intubation of patients in an intensive care setting is very common. Tracheal intubation involves passing a tube down the trachea in order to maintain an open airway. This may also be achieved by performing a…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Thought Leadership
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Recent Evidence on Causes and Diagnosis

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are both chronic pain conditions, but whereas CRPS is restricted to one specific area of the body, FM is characterised by widespread pain. Neither condition is well-understood…
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The challenges of diagnosing sepsis

The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that every year about 250,000 people in this country develop sepsis, of whom around 25,000 are children. Five people die from the disease every hour and around 25% of survivors…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Thought Leadership
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