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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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I note that you are experiencing low-grade fever, noticeable when emerging from an air-conditioned atmosphere. A low grade fever needs...

Answered on : 09 Oct 2009

I notice that you have non-alcoholic cirrhosis and that your medication for under active thyroid is not working. Cirrhosis of the liver produces...

Answered on : 13 Sep 2009

I note that your mother's current problems are skin rash and itching with a background chronic problem of diabetes and heart failure and I take it...

Answered on : 29 Jul 2009

From your symptoms the conclusion I am able to draw is that you have some form of infection, of the upper respiratory tract. Most commonly the...

Answered on : 03 Jul 2009

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Answered on : 05 May 2009

I note that you have pain and swelling in the lower right abdomen and a blockage because a stricture has been diagnosed. One of the complications...

Answered on : 01 May 2009

I note with interest that in your mail you have mentioned a diagnosis of IBS was made after a colonoscopy, which should be non-specific...

Answered on : 09 Apr 2009

Alkaline phosphatase enzyme has more than one source; the most important of these are liver and bone. Thus enzyme can be tested for its origin, i....

Answered on : 07 Apr 2009

Fistula in the small intestines and /or any other part of the digestive tract should be considered abnormal unless proved otherwise. I have never...

Answered on : 07 Apr 2009

Your question is very difficult to answer and I as a physician have not seen an isolated oesophageal varix in the absence of any detectable...

Answered on : 06 Apr 2009
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