J F Thong

St George's, University of London, Londinium, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (10)14.35 Total impact

  • J F Thong, S Lo
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 10/2009; 34(5):505-6. · 1.87 Impact Factor
  • J F Thong, K P Pang, J K Siow
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    ABSTRACT: Mucosal haemangiomas are unusual and typically involve frequently traumatised areas such as the lip, buccal mucosa and lateral borders of the tongue. Uvular haemangioma is rare and to our knowledge, has never been reported to cause obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We report an unusual case of uvular haemangioma causing loud habitual snoring and symptoms suggestive of OSA. This case report illustrates a rare cause of OSA and demonstrates the efficacy of surgery for obvious obstructive lesions of the pharynx.
    The Medical journal of Malaysia 12/2008; 63(5):408-9.
  • J F Thong, K L Chuah
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    ABSTRACT: The Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumour (EBV-SMT) is a rare entity that has only recently been recognised. Since its first description in 1993, it has been reported only in immunocompromised patients, and generally presents as one or more non-specific mass lesions which may arise almost anywhere within the body. Because of its sporadic occurrence, non-specific presenting features and frequently unusual sites of occurrence, it often presents a diagnostic challenge for the clinician. We describe an interesting patient with an EBV-SMT which masqueraded as nasopharyngeal carcinoma, presenting with serous otitis media, nasopharyngeal mass and raised Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology.
    Auris, nasus, larynx 06/2008; 36(1):120-2. · 0.58 Impact Factor
  • J F Thong, J Lee, S Yeak, J K Siow
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 01/2008; 32(6):500. · 1.87 Impact Factor
  • J F Thong, C Wood, S Lo, J Knight
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 01/2008; 32(6):497. · 1.87 Impact Factor
  • J.F. Thong, S. Lo
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 12/2007; 32(6). · 1.87 Impact Factor
  • J F Thong, S Lo, N Eze, V Moore-Gillon
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 11/2007; 32(5):409-10. · 1.87 Impact Factor
  • J F Thong, S Lo
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 11/2007; 32(5):406-7. · 1.87 Impact Factor
  • J F Thong, C Woods, S Lo, J Knight
    Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 11/2007; 32(5):417-8. · 1.87 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To examine the effects of oral diazepam on blood pressure and anxiety in patients with acute epistaxis. A prospective comparative study in an otorhinolaryngology tertiary referral centre. Patients with acute epistaxis requiring hospital admission. Oral diazepam. Anxiety and blood pressure levels. 32 patients received diazepam and 45 did not (control). On average, patients were hypertensive on admission (mean [standard deviation (SD)] systolic blood pressure diazepam group=157 mmHg [26], control=152 mmHg [23]; diastolic blood pressure diazepam group=87 mmHg [16], control=87 mmHg [18]). Both groups showed significant blood pressure reduction on discharge (p<0.0001) but the difference in mean blood pressure reduction between the two groups was insignificant (systolic blood pressure p=0.16, 95% confidence interval [CI]=-5 to +19 mmHg; diastolic blood pressure p=0.43, 95% CI=-8 to +10 mmHg). Anxiety was significantly lower on discharge (p<0.0001) but the difference in mean fall in anxiety scores between the two groups was insignificant (p=0.08, 95% CI=0 to +2). There was no significant correlation between total diazepam and changes in blood pressure (systolic blood pressure p=0.32; diastolic blood pressure p=0.65) or anxiety (p=0.73), nor between blood pressure and anxiety on admission (systolic blood pressure p=0.45; diastolic blood pressure p=0.72). Elevated blood pressure and anxiety in acute epistaxis patients reduced on epistaxis resolution irrespective of oral diazepam use. The elevated blood pressure does not appear to be directly related to anxiety.
    The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 02/2007; 121(2):124-9. · 0.68 Impact Factor