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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…
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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a relatively common chronic rheumatic pain condition, characterised by widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disturbance. It occurs in around 3% of the population and is more frequently diagnosed in women than in…
Categories : Articles, Pain, 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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Medical negligence claims and the role of the Intensivist

Every year in the UK, over 270,000 adults are admitted to an intensive care unit. For the majority of patients, treatment is successful but the Department of Health estimates that around 10% of hospital inpatient…
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Webinar: 25 October

Dr Chris Jenner will be hosting an interactive webinar on Friday 25 October between 11.30 and 12.30. He will be talking about and taking questions on the topic of: "The medico legal challenges of opioid-related…
Categories : Events, News, Pain, Updates
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Webinar: 19 July

The complexities of pain in a medicolegal context: Establishing causation, impact and prognosis. Dr Chris Jenner hosted an interactive webinar to discuss how an expert in pain medicine can add value to your medico legal…
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Webinar: 10 September

Mr Ash Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, hosted an interactive webinar on complex fractures, the importance of pre-hospital care, the role of major trauma centres in improving outcomes for patients, and the medicolegal implications for…
Categories : Events, News, Trauma and orthopaedics, Updates
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The rise of silver trauma and the medico legal implications

For some years now, the UK population has been ageing. This is due to several factors, including advances in healthcare and improvements in lifestyle including areas like nutritional status. According to the Office of National…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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What Does an Intensivist do?

An intensivist, also known as an intensive care unit (ICU) or critical care physician, provides specialist care for critically ill patients. This is usually within the setting of an ICU in a major hospital, where…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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When Only a Pain Expert Will Do

The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage (1)”, writes Dr Chris…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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