Joseph George Manjaly

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PET (pre-eclamptic toxaemia) has recently been linked with alterations in production of a VEGFR1 [VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) receptor 1] splice variant that acts as a circulating inhibitor. We have recently described a family of naturally occurring splice variants of VEGF, termed VEGFxxxb, that also appear to act as inhibitors of conventional(More)
A 61-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of dizziness and right-sided hearing loss which started after an upper respiratory tract infection. She reported no previous ear problems and no symptoms related to the nose or throat. Examination of the right ear revealed a normal external auditory canal and a congested tympanic membrane. Audiometry(More)
Informed consent is vital to good surgical practice. Pain, sedative medication and psychological distress resulting from trauma are likely to adversely affect a patient's ability to understand and retain information thus impairing the quality of the consent process. This study aims to assess whether provision of written information improves trauma patient's(More)
OBJECTIVE Head and neck teratomas are rare and malignant change is rarer still. This is a report detailing all of the teratomas treated by the ear, nose and throat or craniofacial teams over the last 28 years at our institution. Examining the common presenting and radiological features as well as our success rates compared to the current literature. (More)
OBJECTIVES Ganglioneuroblastomas represent a histological subgroup of the rare neuroblastic tumours with intermediate malignant potential arising from neural crest progenitor cells of sympathetic nerves. Diagnosis can often be difficult based on imaging alone. We describe 4 cases of children presenting with a solitary neck mass with histology ultimately(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the use of an electronic dose calculator to improve accuracy in the use of a complex Gentamicin prescription policy and assess turnaround time of blood sampling to dose delivery in an NHS hospital. DESIGN Retrospective review of drug chart, case notes and hospital antibiotic database. SETTING University Hospitals Bristol, UK (More)
Venous thromboembolism is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in trauma patients. Mechanical and pharmacological methods of thromboprophylaxis are available and guidelines relating to thromboprophylaxis in trauma include those published by the American College of Chest Physicians, the UK-based National Institute of Clinical Excellence, the Scottish(More)
A 29-year old man of Eritrean origin presented with acute stridor and respiratory distress on a background 1 year history of progressive breathing difficulty and worsening inspiratory stridor. Fibreoptic laryngoscopy revealed an indeterminate swelling of the left vocal fold leaving no clear airway visible. The patient refused surgical tracheostomy.(More)
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a rare autosomal dominant, progressive degenerative muscle disorder featuring dysphagia with limited therapeutic options. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeated endoscopic dilatation for OPMD over a 15-year period. All patients seen at our Regional Swallowing Clinic with OPMD(More)