Publications

First author contribution to Chapter in Books

  1. Arumugam PJ, Patel B, Beynon J.
    Endoanal and Endorectal ultrasound.
    Book: Complex anorectal disordrers.
    Edited by Zbar A, Pescatori M, Wexner S.
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag, 2005
  2. Arumugam PJ, Patel B.
    Investigation of functional bowel disorders.
    Book: Progress in Coloproctology.
    Edited by: Beynon J.
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag, 2005

Journal Publications

1.Effect of 3 to 5 years of scheduled CEA and CT follow-up to detect recurrence of colorectal cancer: the FACS randomized clinical trial.
Primrose JN, Perera R, Gray A, Rose P, Fuller A, Corkhill A, George S, Mant D; FACS Trial Investigators.
JAMA. 2014 Jan 15;311(3):263-70. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.285718.

2.MELAS syndrome presenting as an acute surgical abdomen.
Dindyal S, Mistry K, Angamuthu N, Smith G, Hilton D, Arumugam P, Mathew J.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014 Jan;96(1):101E-103E. doi: 10.1308/003588414X13824511649733.

3.Did the ‘Be Clear on Bowel Cancer’ public awareness campaign pilot result in a higher rate of cancer detection?
Bethune R, Marshall MJ, Mitchell SJ, Oppong C, Cartmel MT, Arumugam PJ, Gee AS, Daniels IR.
Postgrad Med J. 2013 Apr 9.
4.Computed tomographic colonography versus colonoscopy for investigation of patients with symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer (SIGGAR): a multicentre randomised trial.
Atkin W, Dadswell E, Wooldrage K, Kralj-Hans I, von Wagner C, Edwards R, Yao G, Kay C, Burling D, Faiz O, Teare J, Lilford RJ, Morton D, Wardle J, Halligan S; SIGGAR investigators.
Lancet. 2013 Apr 6;381(9873):1194-202. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62186-2. Epub 2013 Feb 14.
Dr G Maskell- PI, Arumugam PJ and Christine Bloor co-investigators
5.Computed tomographic colonography versus barium enema for diagnosis of colorectal cancer or large polyps in symptomatic patients (SIGGAR): a multicentre randomised trial.
Halligan S, Wooldrage K, Dadswell E, Kralj-Hans I, von Wagner C, Edwards R, Yao G, Kay C, Burling D, Faiz O, Teare J, Lilford RJ, Morton D, Wardle J, Atkin W; SIGGAR investigators.
Lancet. 2013 Apr 6;381(9873):1185-93. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62124-2. Epub 2013 Feb 14.
Dr G Maskell- PI, Arumugam PJ and Christine Bloor co-investigators
6.Patient acceptability and psychologic consequences of CT colonography compared with those of colonoscopy: results from a multicenter randomized controlled trial of symptomatic patients.
von Wagner C, Ghanouni A, Halligan S, Smith S, Dadswell E, Lilford RJ, Morton D, Atkin W, Wardle J; SIGGAR Investigators.
Radiology. 2012 Jun;263(3):723-31. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12111523. Epub 2012 Mar 21.
Maskell G- PI, Arumugam PJ and  Christine Bloor co-investigators
7.  Alison AS,  Bloor C,  Faux W,  Arumugam P, Widdison A,  Lloyd-Davies E, Maskell G. The angiographic anatomy of the small arteries and their collaterals in Colorectal resections: some insights into anastomotic perfusion.
Ann Surg. 2010 Jun;251(6):1092-7.
8.Ghanem Y, Clarke M, Michell NM , Arumugam PJ. Adult intussusception: diagnostic imagery.
BMJ Case Reports 2009; (doi:10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0784)
9. S. Gopalswamy, PJ. Arumugam, M. Feldman: Nonsteroidal-Induced Benign Strictures of the Caecum: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature.
The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2008. Volume 17 Number 1.
10. Davies M, Arumugam PJ, Shah VI, Watkins A, Roger Morgan A, Carr ND, Beynon J.
The clinical significance of lymph node micrometastasis in stage I and stage II colorectal cancer.
Clin Transl Oncol. 2008 Mar;10(3):175-9
11. Sanjay P, Dodds A, Miller E, Arumugam PJ, Woodward A
Cancelled elective operations: an observational study from a district general hospital.
J Health Organ Manag. 2007;21(1):54-8.
12. Hirst GR, Arumugam PJ et al
Antegrade continence enema in the treatment of obstructed defaecation with or without faecalincontinence.
Tech Coloproctol. 2005 Dec;9(3):217-21. Epub 2005 Nov 21.
13. Sanjay P, Reid TD, Davies EL, Arumugam PJ .Retrospective comparison of mesh and sutured repair for adult umbilical hernias.
Hernia. 2005 May 13;
14. Hirst G, Arumugam PJ, Beynon J. Case history quiz.
The foundation years Vol1:3 2005
15. Arumugam PJ, Rieck G, Patel B, Hutchings H, Emery S, Lucas MG,
Sharkawi El, Carr ND, Beynon J.Association of obstetric risk factors and bowel symptoms with defaecographic and manometric abnormalities in patients awaiting hysterectomy.J Obstet Gynaecol. 2004 Apr;24(3):274-8.

16. Arumugam PJ, Chandrasekaran TV, Morgan AR, Beynon J, Carr ND.
The rhomboid flap for pilonidal disease.
Colorectal Dis May 2003; 5: 218-221.
17. Arumugam PJ, Harikrishnan AB, Carr ND, Morgan AR, Beynon J.
A study on surgical knowledge of house officers and their role in consent.
Hosp Med 2003; 64(2): 108-110.
18. Arumugam PJ, Bevan L, MacDonald L, Watkins AJ, Morgan AR, Beynon J,    Carr ND.
A prospective audit of stomas-analysis of risk factors and complications and their  management.  Colorectal Dis 2003; 5: 49-52.
19. Arumugam PJ, Joseph A, Sweerts M, Haray PN.
Severe dysplastic lesions in the colon- how aggressive should we be?
Colorectal Dis 2002; 4: 345-347.
20. Arumugam PJ, Rao GN, West J, Foster ME, Haray PN.
The impact of open access flexible sigmoidoscopy: a comparison of two services.
J.R. Coll Surg Edinb. 2000; 45: 366-368.

First Author Presentations with Published Abstracts

  1. Arumugam PJ, Cheung WY, Bevan LS, Beynon J, Carr ND.
    Validation of a obstructed defaecation questionnaire.
    Colorectal Dis 2003; 5: 107.
    (Poster presentation at Ehrlangen, Germany at EACP meeting, Sept 2002)
  2. Arumugam PJ, Shah V, Watkins A, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Clinical significance of occult lymph node micrometastasis and histopathological f      actors in localised colorectal cancer.
    ANZ J. Surg 2002; 72: ( Suppl) A 19
    Oral presentation at the Joint annual meeting of Royal Australasian & New Zealand          College of Surgeons with RCS Edinburgh, Adelaide, May 2002
  3. Arumugam PJ, Shah V, Watkins A, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Clinical significance of Immunohistochemically detected lymph node micrometastasis      and histopathological factors in Dukes A & B colorectal cancer.
    Colorectal Dis 2002; 4: (Suppl 1) Pg-9.
    Oral presentation at Association of Coloproctology of GB & I, Manchester, July 2002.
  4. Arumugam PJ, Rieck G, Patel B, Hutchings H, Emery S, Lucas MG, Carr ND,
    Beynon J.
    Normality in bowel function-A study of normal male and female gender variation.
    ANZ J. Surg 2002; 72: ( Suppl) A 19
    Oral presentation at the Joint annual meeting of Royal Australasian & New Zealand     College of Surgeons with RCS Edinburgh, Adelaide, May 2002
  5. Arumugam PJ, Bevan L, MacDonald L, Watkins AJ, Morgan AR, Beynon J, Carr ND.
    A Prospective audit of risk factors and complications of stomas.
    ANZ J. Surg 2002; 72: ( Suppl) A 26
    Poster presentation at the Joint annual meeting of Royal Australasian & New Zealand       College of Surgeons with RCS Edinburgh, Adelaide, May
  6. Arumugam PJ, Emery SJ, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Functional bowel disorders. Is it worth the trouble?
    Colorectal Dis 2002; 4: 376.
    Oral presentation at European Association of Coloproctology, Maastricht, Netherlands, Sept 2001.
  7. Arumugam PJ, Watkins A, Carr ND, Beynon J, Shah V.
    A systematic evaluation of the significance of immunohistochemically detected micrometastasis in localised colorectal cancer.
    Gut April 2002; Supp 11: vol 50, A 108.
    Poster Presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology annual meeting, April 2002
  8. Arumugam PJ, Shankar PJ, Haray PN.
    Management of Acute pancreatitis in Wales – How good are we?
    Gut April 2002; Supp 11: vol 50, A 42
    Oral Presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology annual meeting, April 2002
  9. Arumugam PJ, Patel B, Watkins A, Roberts A, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Observer variation in staging rectal cancers by endorectal ultrasound.
    Gut April 2002; Supp 11: vol 50, A88.
    Poster Presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology annual meeting,
    April 2002.
  10. Arumugam PJ, Billings PJ.
    A pilot study on early enteral feeding by Needle Catheter jejunostomy.
    Colorectal Dis July 2001; vol 3: Supp 1
    Poster presentation at Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland, Harrogate,
    July 2001.
  11. Arumugam PJ, Joseph A, Sweerts M, Haray PN.
    Severe Dysplastic Lesions in the Colon – How aggressive should we be?
    Colorectal Dis August 2000; vol 2 Supp 1: P-70
    Poster presentation at Association of Coloproctology meeting of G.B & Ireland,
    July 2000.
  12. Arumugam PJ, Rao GN, West J, Foster ME, Haray PN.
    Impact of Colorectal  sub-specialisation with open access flexible sigmoidoscopy – a comparison between two DGH’s.
    Colorectal Dis. May 1999.
    Oral presentation at Association of Coloproctology meeting of G B & Ireland,
    Southport, U.K. June-1999.

First Author Presentations

 

  1. Arumugam PJ, Shah V, Watkins A, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Clinical significance of occult lymph node micrometastasis and histopathological factors in localised colorectal cancer. Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society,
    May 2002.
  2. Arumugam PJ, Emery SJ, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Functional bowel disorders- Does rectocoele and intussusception mean anything
    Poster presentation at Welsh Obstetric and Gynaecology meeting,
    April 2002.
  3. Arumugam PJ, Bevan L, MacDonald L, Watkins AJ, Morgan AR, Beynon J,  Carr ND.
    An analysis of risk factors and complications of stomas.
    Oral presentation at Royal Society of Medicine, Coloproctology section meeting, Feb 2002.
  4. Arumugam PJ, Shankar PJ, Haray PN.
    Management of Acute pancreatitis in Wales-How good are we?
    Oral presentation at ASIT annual meeting, Sheffield, Feb 2002.
  5. Arumugam PJ, Harikrishnan AB, Carr ND, Morgan AR, Beynon J.
    Consenting by house officers- is there a scope for improvement?
    Oral presentation at ASIT annual meeting, Sheffield, Feb 2002.
  6. Arumugam PJ, Harikrishnan AB, Carr ND, Morgan AR, Beynon J
    Consenting by house officers-is there a scope for improvement?
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, Nov 2001
  7. Arumugam PJ, Bevan L, MacDonald L, Watkins AJ, Morgan AR,
    Beynon J, Carr ND.
    A prospective audit of stomas-analysis of risk factors and complications.
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, Nov 2001.
  8. Arumugam PJ, Beynon J, Shah V.
    A pilot study of immunohistochemically detected micrometastasis in Dukes A and B colorectal cancer.
    Oral Presentation at annual postgraduate day UWCM, Nov 2001.
  9. Arumugam PJ, Chandrasekaran TV, Morgan AR, Beynon J, Carr ND.
    The rhomboid flap for pilonidal sinus.
    Poster presentation at European tissue repair Society, Cardiff,
    Sept 2001.
  10. Arumugam PJ, Emery SJ, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Functional bowel disorders. Is it worth the trouble?
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, May 2001.
  11. Arumugam PJ, Billings PJ.
    A pilot study on early enteral feeding by needle catheter jejunostomy.
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society,
    May 2000.
  12. Arumugam PJ, Senapati S, Menon V, Da’Silva A.
    Stresster ergometer – a safe, bedside tool to assess vascular reconstruction.
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, May 2000.
  13. Arumugam PJ, Joseph A, Sweerts M, Haray PN.
    Severe dysplasia in Colonic  lesions – Should the management be any different from cancer?
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society Meeting, Nov 1999.
  14. Arumugam PJ, Rao GN, West J, Foster ME, Haray PN.
    Colorectal service with open access flexible sigmoidoscopy – is a nurse led service as good as doctor led service.
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, Abersytwyth, May 99
  15. Arumugam PJ, Stamatakis J, Pritchard G.
    Clearing the view – Improving rigid sigmoidoscopy using Bisacodyl suppository.
    Oral presentations at Welsh Surgical Society, Merthyr Tydfil – November 98 & at South Wales Gut Club meeting – June98.
  16. Arumugam PJ, White C, Lyndon PJ.
    Audit Report on Advantages of Lateral sphincterotomy over anal Stretch in treatment of Fissure in ano.
    Paper presented at Dewsbury General Hospital.
  17. Arumugam PJ.
    Compound Volvulus (Ileosigmoid Knotting).
    Presented at Surgical Society Meeting in Madras Medical College 1991.
  18. Arumugam PJ.
    Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis.
    Presented at Bangalore Orthopaedic Society Meeting, India.

Second Author Presentations with Published Abstracts

Hanna T, Arumugam P.
Would High volume surgeons improve outcome in APR?- asgbi -POSTER 2013

1. Effect of National Bowel Cancer Screening on T Stage – Thomas Hanna, Karen Cock, Clare Ferris, Neil Roberts, Ponnandai Arumugam. ASGBI 2013

2. Colorectal cancer in the elderly – do they present differently and are they treated differently- Thomas Hanna, Neil Roberts, Ponnandai Arumugam. ASGBI 2013

3.Hanna T, Arumugam P.

“The National Bowel Cancer Screening Project – has it reduced the T-stage of Colorectal cancer?”, reference , has been accepted as a ‘Short Paper’ for oral presentation at the Association’s 2013 International Surgical Congress, ‘A Century of Surgery’ in Glasgow

4. Hanna T, Arumugam P.

Would High volume surgeons improve outcome in APR?- asgbi -POSTER 2013

5.  Arumugam P, Maskell G, St John A, Mathew J.  Recurrent ovarian carcinoma presenting as a primary rectal tumour. J Pathol 2006, 210 S1:11A

6. Mr M Kabeer, Mr P Arumugam, Dr G Maskell, Dr A St John, Dr J Mathew. RecurrentOvarian Carcinoma Presenting As A Primary Rectal Tumour. Centenary Meeting Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Manchester, July 2006. (poster presentation)

7. Mr M Kabeer, Mr P Arumugam, Dr G Maskell, Dr A St John, Dr J Mathew. RecurrentOvarian Carcinoma Presenting As A Primary Rectal Tumour. Cornwall Research Forum, December 2006. (poster presentation)

8. Vatukoti V, Arumugam PJ, Torkington J, Shah VI, Carr ND, Beynon J,Morgan AR.Ovarian metastases from colorectal cancer- a need for awareness and a role for  prophylactic oophorectomy. Colorectal Dis 2003; 5: 94. Poster presentation at Ehrlangen, Germany at EACP meeting, Sept 2002

9. Shah V, Arumugam PJ, Beynon J. Cytokeratin immunoreactivity in benign pericolic lymph nodes: an immunohistochemical study of 101 lymph nodes. Modern Pathology Jan 2002; Vol 15: No 1, Pg 144A. Poster presentation at American and Canadian Society annual Pathology meeting, Chicago, USA, Feb 2002.

10. Shah V, Arumugam PJ, Beynon J.

11. Cytokeratin immunoreactivity in benign   pericolic lymph nodes: an immunohistochemical study of 101 lymph nodes. Gut April 2002; Supp 11: vol 50, A59. Poster Presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology annual meeting, April 2002.

Second Author Presentations

  1. Low C, Arumugam PJ, Marsh PJ, Billings PJ.
    The usefulness of pus swabs in appendicectomy and drainage of perianal abscess.
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, Nov 2000.
  2. Hirst G, Arumugam PJ, Morgan AR, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Antegrade colonic enema – an easy solution to a difficult functional problem.
    Oral presentation at Welsh Surgical Society, May 2003.

Published Letters

  1. Hirst G, Arumugam PJ, Beynon J.
    Ranitidine as adjuvant treatment in colorectal cancer.
    Br J Surg 2003; 90: 249.
  2. Arumugam PJ, Beynon J, Morgan AR, Carr ND.
    Randomized clinical trial comparing loop ileostomy and loop transverse colostomy for faecal diversion following total mesorectal excision.
    Br J Surg 2002; 89: 1480.
  3. Arumugam PJ, Gopi RK, Morgan AR, Beynon J.
    Impact of socioeconomic deprivation on outcome after surgery for colorectal cancer.
    Br J Surg 2002; 89(9): Pg 1194.
  4. Arumugam PJ, Vivek V, Carr ND, Beynon J.
    Prognostic significance of the circumferential resection margin following total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer.
    Br J Surg 2002; 89(8): Pg 1067
  5. Arumugam PJ.
    Randomized clinical trial of LigasureTM versus open haemorrhoidectomy.
    Br J Surg 2002; 89: 812

Local Audits

  1. Surgical site infections- Are we seeing the tip of the iceberg?
  2. Colonoscopy following cancer resections- are we sticking to BSG guidelines!
  3. Haemorrhoidectomy specimens- an audit of positive findings
  4. Evolution of DGH Colorectal surgeon’s practice in pre and post Lap (ERAS) era