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  Mr. Sayan Bhattacharya has published the following clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Re: Technique and outcome of day case laparoscopic hiatus hernia surgery for small and large hernias. Bhattacharya S, Andrews SN. Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England Journal. 2021 Apr 14. PMID: 33851551. Review / letter  This article critiques a published study on hiatal surgery and introduces the concept of the need for a National Registry    to record all Hiatal operations to facilitate transparency and learning from peer experience.

  2. Financial implications of laparoscopic hot gallbladder service in a non-tertiary District General Hospital. Bhattacharya S, Richardson T, Naidoo G, Gillick K, Haddad S, Ghosh C, Brereton P. International Journal of Health Planning & Management. 2018 Jul 20. PMID: 30028038 Original Research Article.                                      

      This is a research article on assessing financial implications to start and run a new acute cholecystectomy service in a            District General Hospital in England. This was a collaboration project between Clinical, Finance and Coding teams                contributing to its successful outcome.

 3. Biodegradable Stents in Resistant Peptic Oesophageal stricture: Is it the right way to go? Richardson T, Naidoo G,                 Rupasinghe N, Smart H, Bhattacharya S. Clinical Medicine Insights: Gastroenterology. 2018, Dec 20; 11:1-9. PMID:           30627002. Review Article.

     This review article dives deep into the topic of using biodegradable stents to relieve benign peptic Esophageal stricture           caused by acid reflux, that has failed repeated attempts of dilatation.

 4. Response to article, “Patients requiring an acute operation: where are the delays in process?” Bhattacharya S. ANZ               Journal of Surgery, 2018 Oct;88(10):1089-90. PMID: 30277003. Letter to Editor/ mini review.                                         This letter to editor highlights, unnecessary investigations and hesitation by surgeons untrained in operating on patients           with acute cholecystitis, results in delayed cholecystectomy in this sub-group. It also stresses the need for dedicated “Hot         Gallbladder Service” in every acute hospital.

 5. Letter to Editor, Subtotal Cholecystectomy versus cholecystostomy. Bhattacharya S. (The Spanish Journal of                            Gastroenterology) Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2018 Nov 19; 111. PMID: 30449121. Letter to Editor/ mini review.

     This mini review assesses the benefits of laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy in “difficult gallbladders” against                   radiologically guided cholecystostomy.

 6. Is Waterlow Score a surrogate marker for predicting adverse outcome in acute pancreatitis? Gillick K, Elbeltagi H,                 Bhattacharya S. Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England. Volume: 98 Issue: 1, January 2016, pp. 61-66. I am         the team lead, last author. PMID: 26688403 Original Research Article.

     This study assesses the significance of Waterlow score as a novel surrogate marker to predict prognosis in acute                   pancreatitis and need for intensive care admission in this disease.

 7. Toponome imaging system: in situ protein network mapping in normal and cancerous colon from the same patient reveals       more than five-thousand cancer specific protein clusters and their subcellular annotation by using a three symbol code.           Bhattacharya S, Mathew G, Ruban E, Epstein DB, Krusche A, Hillert R, Schubert W, Khan M. J Proteome Res. 2010               Dec;9(12):6112-25. PMID: 20822185 Research Article.

     This research article is based on Mr Bhattacharya’s research project with Toponome Imaging System, a robotic                     immunofluorescence system.

 8. Melaena with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a case report. Bhattacharya S, Mahapatra SR, Nangalia R, Palit A, MorrisseyJR,         Ruban E, Jadhav V, Mathew G. J Med Case Rep. 2010 Feb.PMID: 20181116. Case Report.

     This article reports a case of Malaena as the only presentation of multiple silent polyposis in Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome in           an otherwise healthy adult.

 9. Octreotide in chemotherapy induced diarrhoea in colorectal cancer: a review article. Bhattacharya S, Vijayasekar C,             Worlding J, Mathew G. Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2009 Jul-Sep;72(3):289-95. Review. PMID: 19902860. Review Article.

     This article discusses the role of Octreotide as a last resort medication in controlling diarrhoea in patients with colorectal         cancer requiring chemotherapy.

10.15-lipoxygenase-1 in colorectal cancer: a review. Bhattacharya S, Mathew G, Jayne DG, Pelengaris S, Khan M.                   Tumour Biol. 2009;30(4):185-99. Epub 2009 Sep 10. Review. PMID: 19752603. Review.

     This article reviews the role of 15-lipoxygenase-1 in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer at a proteomic level.

11.Six years survival on imatinib with no disease progression after diagnosis of metastatic duodenal gastrointestinal                   stromal tumour: a case report. Bhattacharya S, Choudhury AK, Ravi S, Morrissey J, Mathew G. J Med Case Rep. 2008         Apr 18;2:110. PMID: 18423008. Case Report.

     This article reports a case of metastatic GIST in an elderly patient with disease control for 6 years by Imatinib Mesylate.













  Mr. Sayan Bhattacharya has published the following articles on medical law and ethics in peer-reviewed journals:

 1. Conflict of Interest in Regulatory Investigations on Medical Professionals. Bhattacharya S, Tom Kark QC. International             Journal of Health Planning & Management. Nov 19, 2020. PMID: 33211329. Review.       

     This article describes how personal bias adversely affects outcome of Institutional Regulatory Investigations on Healthcare       Professionals. It also proposes how such bias can be eradicated and investigations made fairer and more transparent.

 2. Increasing trend of Virtual Clinics in the NHS. Bhattacharya S, Arumugam R. Medico Legal Journal. Oct 15, 2020.               PMID: 33054519. Review.

     This review discusses the ethical pros and cons of virtual outpatient clinics in surgery and how it affects quality of consent       process and doctor-patient relationship.

 3. Should we pay more to participants involved in research projects? Bhattacharya S. Medico Legal Journal. 2019 Dec;             87(4):201-203. PMID: 31697213. Review.

     This article discusses the ethical dilemma that we face while paying participants in clinical trial for their participation and       undertaking risks involved in such experiments.

 4. Dilemmas faced by Health Professionals surrounding Life-Sustaining Treatment. Bhattacharya S. British Journal of Nursing.       2019 Oct 24; 28(19):1262-1263. PMID: 31680578. Original Article.

     This review highlights the dilemma faced by clinicians while deciding on length of life sustaining treatment in patients             with reference to Human Rights Act and Mental Capacity Act.

 5. Letter to Editor: Can Breaching Patient Confidentiality ever be justified? Bhattacharya S. British Journal of Nursing. 2019       Sep; 28(17):1156. PMID: 31556743. Letter to Editor/ mini review.

     This article highlights the few instances where a clinician is expected to breach patient confidentiality by                               law and disclose information.

 6. Letter to Editor: Re: Montgomery and its impact on current medical practice–good or bad? Bhattacharya S, Weerasinghe       C, Khan I, Shrotri M. Medico-Legal Journal (Official journal for Medico-legal Society, London). 2019 Sep; 87(3):159-           160. PMID: 31411108. Letter to Editor/ mini review.                                                                                                     This article reviews the importance of consent in an out patient clinic scenario where limited time allotted to patients and         information overload may hinder the process.

 7. Letter to Editor: Respect for autonomy is the ethical principle associated with enabling patients to make their own                   healthcare decisions. Bhattacharya S. Patient Education and Counseling journal. 2019 Sep; 102(9):1736-1737.                 PMID:31204060. Letter to Editor/ mini review.                                                                                                             This review centres round the topic of autonomy and rights of patients.

 8. Legal Support to gain access to Medical Treatment in Current Healthcare System is Unproductive. Bhattacharya S, Ghosh       C, Khan I, Shrotri M. Medico-Legal Journal. 2019 Jun; 87(2):85-88. PMID: 31179881. Review.                                         This article reviews the role of legal support, or the lack of it, to gain access to medical treatments in the NHS which are         especially expensive and related to rare conditions.

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