A Alawattegama

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (3)3.11 Total impact

  • AB Alawattegama, S Rajamanoharan, R Maw, CA Carne
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    ABSTRACT: A questionnaire was circulated to all lead genitourinary (GU) medicine physicians in the UK in November 2003 to obtain data on access, waiting times and triaging. Of the 143 responders, 92.3% departments had limited access to some or all GU medicine clinics. Where access was limited, 5.3% had no identifiable process in place to see urgent patients. The mean waiting times in clinics with an open appointment system only for a routine female and male appointment were 2.9 weeks and 2.8 weeks (range 2 days-10 weeks), respectively, and for an urgent appointment, two days (range same day-14 days), for both sexes. The survey has raised concerns that a number of departments did not consider as urgent for prioritizing, patients with documented untreated gonorrhoea, syphilis, or HIV, or contacts of patients with these conditions. This survey has highlighted a need for the national specialist society to provide guidance on prioritizing patients where access is limited.
    International Journal of STD & AIDS 05/2006; 17(4):230-3. DOI:10.1258/095646206776253381 · 1.04 Impact Factor
  • W Wasef, S Hughes, H Sugunendran, A Alawattegama
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    ABSTRACT: This audit was conducted to look into the necessity of testing urine threads, in the diagnosis of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU). In a sample of 280 NGU cases, it was found that in 8.8% of cases there was a risk of the diagnosis being missed, should Gram-stained urethral smears be totally relied on. The study showed that examining urine threads is beneficial in diagnosing NGU, especially, in symptomatic men with negative Gram-stained urethral smears. It should be noted, however, that in the group of patients studied for this audit, urine threads testing did not detect any chlamydia-positive NGU cases.
    International Journal of STD & AIDS 08/2005; 16(7):504. DOI:10.1258/0956462054308413 · 1.04 Impact Factor
  • W Wasef, H Sugunendran, A Alawattegama
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    ABSTRACT: Genital warts are the commonest sexually transmitted viral infection seen in genitourinary medicine clinics. As common as warts are, with extensive previous studies, literature searches on genital warts in transsexuals were unfruitful. Due to the nature and rarity of such a case, it was felt that it would be interesting to detail its management.
    International Journal of STD & AIDS 06/2005; 16(5):388-9. DOI:10.1258/0956462053888871 · 1.04 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

3 Citations
3.11 Total Impact Points


  • 2005–2006
    • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
      • Department of Genitourinary Medicine
      Liverpool, England, United Kingdom