Ramesh Rajagopal

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Glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzymes catalyse the detoxification of by-products of reactive oxygen species and are thus important in cellular defence mechanisms. The GSTs are polymorphic with allelic variants encoding isoforms with functional differences. GST polymorphism has been associated with susceptibility and clinical outcome in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Current interventions for haemorrhoidal disease include traditional haemorrhoidectomy (TH) and stapled haemorrhoidopexy (SH) surgery. However, uncertainty remains as to how they compare from a clinical, quality of life (QoL) and economic perspective. The study is therefore designed to determine whether SH is more effective and more(More)
Recent studies have shown that loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on chromosome 10q is a frequent event in a number of tumour types including colorectal cancers. Because previous studies have used markers located mainly distally on chromosome 10, we have examined 114 sporadic colorectal adenocarcinomas for LOH using a panel of 9 highly polymorphic microsatellite(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a new technique for suprapubic urinary catheterisation that can be used in selected patients with high anaesthetic risk, and previous lower abdominal surgery and bowel adhesions. PATIENT AND METHODS In a 33-year-old woman, laparoscopic guidance with cystoscopic vision was used to ensure the safe passage of a suprapubic catheter. (More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernias are common complications of midline closure following abdominal surgery and cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs. The 'Hughes Repair' combines a standard mass closure with a series of horizontal and two vertical mattress sutures within a single suture. This theoretically(More)
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