Jonathan R Livesey

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A 67-year-old man presented with a 45-year history of a week voice. This was result of polio which had left him with a right vocal cord palsy. The patient underwent a Teflon injection of the right vocal cord under general anaesthesia to improve the quality of his voice. In the immediate post-operative period, he suffered acute upper airway obstruction. The(More)
There has been no published research on muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) in speakers who use a tonal language. Using a sample of 47 Northern Vietnamese female primary school teachers with MTD, we aimed to discover whether professional voice users of tonal languages presented with the same symptoms of MTD as speakers of nontonal languages and whether they(More)
Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are being used increasingly. A positive correlation has been shown between epistaxis and the use of NSAID in the over 50s. This prospective study compared the NSAID intake and platelet function in 50 patients with epistaxis and 50 controls. Standard haematological parameters and the platelet(More)
The use of phlebotomy for a full blood count (FBC) and group and serum storage (G&S) prior to tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy was assessed by means of a postal questionnaire sent to consultant otolaryngologists within the South West Thames region. This was compared with 'countrywide' practice assessed by means of questions to attenders at an(More)
Out-patient combined glottography has shown potential in the assessment of the vocal cord cycle in laryngeal abnormality. We compared this technique in men and women with normal laryngeal function, to evaluate the influence of patient sex on the results. Ten adult men were compared with 10 age matched women. The open quotient was significantly greater in(More)
Although combined glottography has potential as a clinical tool, it has had limited use in the monitoring of laryngeal function before and after treatment. There is no data about the standardization nor reproducibility of the procedure. An indication of the reproducibility of combined glottography is paramount if changes in laryngeal function are to be(More)