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    Dr Venk Mani graduated from Calcutta university. Most of his training after graduation has been in the U.K. After passing the MRCP from Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians, he specialised in gastroenterology in the Manchester group of hospitals, mostly at the Hope hospital working with Prof. (Lord) L.A. Turnberg. His training in pancreatology was under the guidence of the late Prof. H.T. Howat at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Later he set up and developed the speciality of gastroenterolgy and endoscopy at Leigh & Wigan hospitals in Gr. Manchester where he worked till a year ago. He is an elected fellow of both London & Edinburgh Colleges of Physicians as well as the American College of Gastroenterology. His research & publications have mostly been in Inflammatory bowel diseases and peptic ulcer disease. In the past he was an examiner at the Manchester university medical school and Hon. clinical teacher at the University college medical school, London. Dr Mani has served as post graduate tutor to the Royal College of Physicians, London at both Leigh Infirmary and Wigan Infirmary. He has now retired from the health service and is actively involved as a registeredvolunteer with the stroke association of UK assisting the education of patients and carers.

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It is very likely that your symptoms were secondary to the antibiotics and if the symptoms have resolved you should stop pantoprazole, which is a...

Answered on : 22 Jun 2010

I note you have had a burning sensation in your upper abdomen, not relieved by Losec and that you have had antibiotics. Yes, some antibiotics can...

Answered on : 14 Jun 2010

IBS, is one of the greatest therapeutic challenges gastroenterlogy, as a speciality, has ever has had to face. The problem basically is altered...

Answered on : 06 May 2010

The symptoms in the beginning of the infection can be very non-specific and vague, but continues. Tiredness, weight loss and lack of appetite are...

Answered on : 15 Apr 2010

Abdominal pain associated with discomfort / pain while passing urine signifies infection in the urinary tract and needs investigation, the most...

Answered on : 07 Apr 2010

SLE is a chronic condition and I am not familiar with the drugs you are taking as I do not practise in India and as such am not familiar with the...

Answered on : 03 Mar 2010

I note that you had two infections, i.e., typhoid, which is a bacterial infection and malaria, which is a parasitic infection transmitted by a...

Answered on : 15 Feb 2010

I note that you have ulcerative colitis (U.C.) and that you have had a relapse recently and there is associated back ache. As you would have been...

Answered on : 29 Dec 2009

Any virus infection, more so with Hepatitis viruses tend cause a period of morbidity depending on the severity of infection and the period taken...

Answered on : 15 Nov 2009

The symptom of dizziness should not be taken lightly. Many conditions can cause this. To name a few important and treatable ones I would like to...

Answered on : 18 Oct 2009
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