Publications

Publications:

  • Influence of Sublingual Grass Pollen Immunotherapy (SLIT) on T cells, Antigen Presenting Cells and IL-12 mRNA Expression in the Sublingual Mucosa. Pitkin L, Lima MT, Wilson D, Nouri-Aria K, Jacobson M & Durham S Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; 2001: Vol. 107:2(2).
  • Immunohistology of the human sublingual mucosa: a comparison of atopic and normal subjects. Pitkin L, Lima MT, Wilson D, Nouri-Aria K, Jacobson M & Durham S – SERIN abstract. Clinical Experimental Allergy 2002
  • Grass Pollen Immunotherapy (SLIT) for seasonal rhinoconjunctivitis: a randomised control trial. Lima MT, Wilson D, Pitkin L Nouri-Aria K, Jacobson M & Durham S. SERIN abstract. Clinical Experimental Allergy 2002
  • Grass Pollen Immunotherapy (SLIT) for seasonal rhinoconjunctivitis: a randomised control trial. Lima MT, Wilson D, Pitkin L Nouri-Aria K, Jacobson M & Durham S. Clinical Experimental Allergy. 2002 Apr 32 (4): 507 –14.
  • Balancing the provision of care: an audit of “out of hours” patient transfer. Pitkin L, Renshaw R & Blanshard J. ENT Comparitive Audit Meeting. JLO Vol 116, 973-974.
  • Malignant transformation of a Schneiderian nasal papilloma. Pitkin L, Morley A & McCombe A. Proceedings of Semon Club: 15/11/02. JLO Vol 117p 918.
  • Localisation of heme oxygenase in human nasal mucosa with nasal allergy. Lo S, Pitkin L, Di Palma S, Yusuf H, Cook MG, Kumar R, McCombe AW. BACO 2003. JLO supplement 29. Vol 117 R17.
  • A case of Wegener’s Granulomatosis presenting as sinusitis. Phillips S, Pitkin L & Toma A. CME Bulletin. Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 2003; 7(3): 98 – 99.
  • The use of powered instruments in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: an alternative to the laser? Pitkin L, Maani T & Daya H. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2004) 68, 0.3.19
  • Flexible nasoendoscopy in the paediatric outpatient clinic: A simple and effective way of assessing upper airway problems in the paediatric population. Maani T, Pitkin L, Daya H. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2004) 68, 0.4.25
  • Temporal Bone and Skull Base Radiology – what ENT Surgeons need to know. Pitkin L and Adam J. CME Radiology 2004; 8(2)
  • Solitary infantile myofibroma compromising the airway. Eze N, Pitkin L, Crowley S, Wilson P and Daya H. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2004 Dec;68(12):1533-7 International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology.2004.
  • The Ultimate Head and Neck Drain Fixation Technique. Lim M, Pitkin L and Spraggs P. JLO 2005 May;119(5):396-7.
  • Localisation of heme oxygenase isoforms in allergic human nasal mucosa. Lo S, Di Palma S, Pitkin L, McCombe AW. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Jul;262(7):595-8.
  • Local anaesthetic infiltration for incision and drainage of peritonsillar abscess.
  • Eze N, Pitkin L and Monnery P. CME Bulletin Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 110 – 110 (2005)
  • An effortless way of inserting a Montgomery T-tube stent in a closed neck. Jacobsen N, Pitkin L and Gleeson M. J Laryngol Otol. 2006 Sep;120(9):774-5.
  • A not so “trivial” cough: a case of spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma causing airway compromise. Weston G and Pitkin L. The Otorhinolaryngologist 2006;(1):22-23
  • Permacol augmentation rhinoplasty: results of a four-year experience. Pitkin L, Rimmer J, Lo S and Hosni A. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, Volume 120, Issue 10, Oct 2006, e34
  • Syk Tyrosine Kinase is Linked to Cell Motility and Progression in Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck. Luangdilok S, Pitkin L, Harrington K, Rhŷs Evans P, O-Charoenrat P, Eccles S. Cancer Res. 2007 Aug 15;67(16):7907-16.
  • Expression of CC chemokine receptor 7 in tonsillar cancer predicts cervical nodal metastasis and systemic relapse. Pitkin L, Corbishley, Wilson POG, Dalton P, Bray D, Mady S, Williamson P, Odutoye T, Rhys Evans P, Luangdilok S, Eccles S, Syrigos KN, Nutting CM, Harrington KJ. Br J Cancer. 2007 Sep 3;97(5):670-7.
  • Aesthetic augmentation rhinoplasty with Permacol: how we do it. Pitkin L, Rimmer J, Lo S, Hosni A. Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Dec;33(6):615-8.
  • Sublingual grass pollen immunotherapy is associated with increases in sublingual Foxp3-expressing cells and elevated allergen-specific immunoglobulin G4, immunoglobulin A and serum inhibitory activity for immunoglobulin E-facilitated allergen binding to B cells. Scadding GW, Shamji MH, Jacobson MR, Lee DI, Wilson D, Lima MT, Pitkin L, Pilette C, Nouri-Aria K, Durham SR. Clin Exp Allergy. 2010 Apr;40(4):598-606. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2010.03462.x. Epub 2010 Feb 22.
  • The perils of paint-balling. McKay-Davies I, Tweedie D, Pitkin L. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Feb 23;2011.
  • Value of fine needle aspiration cytology in head and neck lymphoma: experience in a head and neck cancer unit in the United Kingdom. Hay A, Pai I, Pitkin L, Williamson P, Wilson P, Deery A. Acta Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov;131(11):1226-31.
  • Analysis of clinical negligence claims following tonsillectomy in England 1995 to 2010. Mathew R, Asimacopoulos E, Walker D, Gutierrez T, Valentine P, Pitkin L. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 May;121(5):337-40
  • Airway compromise due to adenoid cystic carcinoma obstructing the distal trachea: a review of current management and clinical trials. Charlton, Pitkin L. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jan 14;2015.
  • Investigation strategy in the management of metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy. Pepper C1, Pai I, Hay A, Deery A, Wilson P, Williamson P, Pitkin L. Acta Otolaryngol. 2014 Aug;134(8):838-42.
  • Thoracoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct complex in the treatment for high-volume chyle leak following modified radical neck dissection: safe, feasible, but underutilised. Wilkerson PM1, Haque A, Pitkin L, Soon Y. Clin Otolaryngol. 2014 Feb;39(1):73-4.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for large Zenker’s diverticulum: report of two cases. Hay A, Ozdemir BA, Soon Y, Pitkin L. J Laryngol Otol. 2014 Feb;128(2):195-8
  • Early versus Delayed Oral Feeding in Patients following Total Laryngectomy. Hay Ashley 1, 2 Pitkin Lisa and Gurusamy Kurinchi. Advances in Otolaryngology. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 420239, 10 pages.
  • Level 5 Lymphadenopathy Warrants Heightened Suspicion for Clinically Significant Pathology. Cunnane M, Cheung L, Moore A, di Palma S, McCombe A, Pitkin L. Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Jun 3.
  • The great mimicker: a rare case of head and neck inflammatory pseudotumour in the presence of human immunodeficiency virus. Ramotar H, Cheung L, Pitkin L. J Laryngol Otol. 2016 Jan;130(1):107-10.