A further update on TILT – it’s generating some very interesting outputs. For those of you unsure of what the TILT project is – it’s an area allowing clinicians to record and share learning. Some examples of the learning we’ve received so far:

  • Ropinirole for Parkinson’s disease can cause ankle swelling as a side effect
  • For every 1% increase in omega-3 intake, HDL levels rose by 2.5 mg/dL
  • DISH is Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis and is failry common in men and represents calcification of ligaments tendons etc principally around the Thoracic spine. It has a classical ‘dripping wax’ appearence on plain radiography. There may be an increased risk of diabetes and poss heart disease in patients who have DISH
  • Medial arch pain localised to bone rather than soft tissue may indicate an accessory navicular bone! usually unmasked after a twisting injury
  • Both antiseptic cream and silver nitrate cautery are likely to be effective in preventing recurrent idiopathic epistaxis in children Cautery is indicated when there are obvious telangiectatic blood vessels

Lots of feedback from users, many reporting very positive examples of learning from others and others impatient to see it being taken out of ‘proof of concept’ and some serious development undertaken.

So far very, very interesting