Jonathan R Livesey

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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)
We describe a variant of typhoid which was clinically indistinguishable from Japanese Encephalitis (JE). The strongly encephalitic presentation led to a potentially serious delay in starting specific antibiotic therapy. Awareness of the usual form of typhoid is of great importance to Army doctors because of the presence of British soldiers and families in(More)
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)
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)