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This collection contains original research articles, review articles and case reports published in local and international peer reviewed journals by the staff members of the Faculty of Medicine

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  • Rajapaksha, R.M.N.U.; Khatri, R.B.; Abeysena, C.; Wijesinghe, M.S.D.; Endalamaw, A.; Thomas, T.K.; Perera, N.; Rambukwella, R.; de Silva, G.; Fernando, M.; Alemu, Y.A. (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2022)
    Introduction: Health systems resilience is the ability to prepare, manage and learn from a sudden and unpredictable extreme change that impacts health systems. Health systems globally have recently been affected by a number ...
  • Goonathilake, P.; Ediriweera, D.; Ruban, R.; Isuru, A. (BioMed Central, 2022)
    Introductions: This study assessed the prevalence of cognitive impairment, the degree of impairment in individual cognitive domains and sociodemographic and clinical correlates among patients attending to psychiatry clinics ...
  • Goonathilake, P.; Ediriweera, D.; Ruban, R.; Isuru, A. (BioMed Central, 2022)
    Introductions: This study assessed the prevalence of cognitive impairment, the degree of impairment in individual cognitive domains and sociodemographic and clinical correlates among patients attending to psychiatry clinics ...
  • Karunanayake, A.L.; Solomon-Moore, E.; Coghill, N. (BioMed Central, 2022)
    Background: Chronic neck and shoulder region pain affects many people around the world. This study aims to compare the effectiveness of three 8-week meditation training programmes (each using a different meditation technique: ...
  • Shoib, S.; Siddiqui, M.F.; Saleem, S.M.; Chandradasa, M. (Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications in India, 2022)
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  • Shoib, S.; Chandradasa, M.; Rathnayake, L.; Usmani, S.; Saeed, F. (Elsevier, 2022)
    No Abstract Available
  • Shoib, S.; Amanda, T.W.; Saeed, F.; Armiya’u, A.Y.; Patel, V.; Chandradasa, M.; de Berardis, D. (Elsevier, 2022)
    Background: Sexual abuse is a global issue and happens in every culture and country. It is a risk factor for developing several mental disorders and suicide. While there are many studies on the relationship between childhood ...
  • Shoib, S.; Khan, S.; Baiou, A.; Chandradasa, M.; Swed, S.; Turan, S.; Armiya’u, A.Y. (Springer Nature., 2022)
    Background: Exposure to violence is associated with psychological distress, mental disorders such as depression,and suicidal behaviour. Most of the studies are conducted in the West, with limited publications from Asia. ...
  • Shoib, S.; Armiya'u, A.Y.; Chandradasa, M.; Zharkova, A.; Kolesnyk, P.; Swed, S.; Lucero-Prisno III, D.E. (Cambridge University Press, 2022)
    No Abstract Available
  • Arafat, S.M.Y.; Ali, S.A.Z.; Saleem, T.; Banerjee, D.; Singh, R.; Baminiwatta, A.; Shoib, S. (Global Psychiatric Association, 2022)
    Objective: As journals play a crucial role in the dissemination of knowledge, reviewing the psychiatry journals would illustrate the current status of mental health research. Aims: We aimed to identify and assess the ...
  • Arafat, S.M.Y.; Saleem, T.; Menon, V.; Ali, S.A.Z.; Baminiwatta, A.; Kar, S.K.; Akter, H.; Singh, R. (Cambridge University Press, 2022)
    Background. Estimates of depression in suicidal behavior in South Asia would help to formulate suicide prevention strategies in the region that hasn’t been assessed yet. Objectives. We aimed to systematically assess the ...
  • Bakewell, C.; Dayasiri, K.; Brown, R.M.; Rodrigues, A.; Williams, R.; Anand, G.; Gupte, G.L. (BMJ Pub. Group,London, 2022)
    The lipodystrophies are an extremely rare group of metabolic conditions which are categorised based on their pathogenesis and phenotype. While primarily known for the striking loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue which they ...
  • Ranaweera, L.; Adikari, G. (Chilean Society of Anatomy, Argentine Association of Anatomy and Panamerican Association of Anatomy., 2022)
    Sri Lanka, an island off the tip of the Southeast of the Indian subcontinent processes the earliest skeletal evidence of anatomically modern Homo sapiens (37,000 B.P.) and the best human skeletal record sequence in the ...
  • Wijerathna, T.; Gunathilaka, N.; Semege, S.; Pathirana, N.; Rodrigo, W.; Fernando, D. (Wolters Kluwer, 2022)
    Objective: To compare the DNA sequences of Leishmania (L.) donovani isolated from individuals in two districts of the Northern Province with other parts of Sri Lanka and neighboring countries. Methods: Samples were collected ...
  • Vedantam, S.; Marouli, E.; Sidorenko, J.; Bartell, E.; Sakaue, S.; Graff, M.; Eliasen, A.U.; Jiang, Y.; Raghavan, S.; Miao, J.; Arias, J.D.; Graham, S.E.; Mukamel, R.E.; Spracklen, C.N.; Yin, X.; Chen, S.H.; Ferreira, T.; Highland, H.H.; Ji, Y.; Karaderi. T,; Lin, K.; Lüll, K.; Malden, D.E.; Medina-Gomez, C.; Machado, M.; Moore, A.; Rüeger, S.; Sim. X,; Vrieze, S.; Ahluwalia, T.S.; Akiyama, M.; Allison, M.A.; Alvarez, M.; Andersen, M.K.; Ani, A.; Appadurai, V.; Arbeeva, L.; Bhaskar, S.; Bielak, L.F.; Bollepalli, S.; Bonnycastle, L.L.; Bork-Jensen, J.; Bradfield, J.P.; Bradford, Y.; Braund, P.S.; Brody, J.A.; Burgdorf, K.S.; Cade, B.E.; Cai, H.; Cai, Q.; Campbell, A.; Cañadas-Garre, M.; Catamo, E.; Chai, J.F.; Chai, X.; Chang, L.C.; Chen, C.H.; Chesi, A.; Choi, S.H.; Chung, R.H.; Cocca, M.; Concas, M.P.; Couture, C.; Cuellar-Partida, G.; Danning, R.; Daw, E.W.; Degenhard, F.; Delgado, G.E.; Delitala, A.; Demirkan, A.; Deng, X.; Devineni, P.; Dietl, A.; Dimitriou, M.; Dimitrov, L.; Dorajoo, R.; Ekici, A.B.; Engmann, J.E.; Fairhurst-Hunter, Z.; Farmaki, A.E.; Faul, J.D.; Fernandez-Lopez, J.C.; Forer, L.; Francescatto, M.; Freitag-Wolf, S.; Fuchsberger, C.; Galesloot, T.E.; Gao, Y.; Gao, Z.; Geller, F.; Giannakopoulou, O.; Giulianini,F.; Gjesing, A.P.; Goel, A.; Gordon, S.D.; Gorski, M.; Grove, J.; Guo, X.; Gustafsson, S.; Haessler, J.; Hansen, T.F.; Havulinna, A.S.; Haworth, S.J.; He, J.; Heard-Costa, N.; Hebbar, P.; Hindy, G.; Ho, Y.A.; Hofer, E.; Holliday, E.; Horn, K.; Hornsby, W.E.; Hottenga, J.J.; Huang, H.; Huang, J.; Huerta-Chagoya, A.; Huffman, J.E.; Hung, Y.J.; Huo, S.; Hwang, M.Y.; Ha, H.; Ikeda, D.D.; Isono, M.; Jackson, A.U.; Jäger, S.; Jansen, I.E.; Johansson, I.; Jonas, J.B.; Jonsson, A.; Jørgensen, T.; Kalafati, I.P.; Kanai, M.; Kanoni, S.; Kårhus, L.L.; Kasturiratne, A.; Katsuya, T.; Kawaguchi, T.; Kember, R.L.; Kentistou, K.A.; Kim, H.N.; Kim, Y.J.; Kleber, M.E.; Knol, M.J.; Kurbasic, A.; Lauzon, M.; Le, P.; Lea, R.; Lee, J.Y.; Leonard, H.L.; Li, S.A.; Li, X.; Li, X.; Liang, J.; Lin, H.; Lin, S.Y.; Liu, J.; Liu, X.; Lo, K.S.; Long, J.; Lores-Motta, L.; Luan, J.; Lyssenko, V.; Lyytikäinen, L.P.; Mahajan, A.; Mamakou, V.; Mangino, M.; Manichaikul, A.; Marten, J.,; Mattheisen, M.; Mavarani, L.; McDaid, A.F.; Meidtner, K.; Melendez, T.L.; Mercader, J.M.; Milaneschi, Y.; Miller, J.E.; Millwood, I.Y.; Mishra, P.P.; Mitchell, R.E.; Møllehave, L.T.; Morgan, A.; Mucha, S.; Munz, M.; Nakatochi, M.; Nelson, C.P.; Nethander, M.; Nho, C.W.; Nielsen, A.A.; Nolte, I.M.; Nongmaithem, S.S.; Noordam, R.; Ntalla, I.; Nutile, T.; Pandit, A.; Christofidou, P.; Pärna, K.; Pauper, M.; Petersen, E.R.B.; Petersen, L.V.; Pitkänen, N.; Polašek, O.; Poveda, A.; Preuss, M.H.; Pyarajan, S.; Raffield, L.M.; Rakugi, H.; Ramirez, J.; Rasheed, A.; Raven, D.; Rayner, N.W.; Riveros, C.; Rohde, R.; Ruggiero, D.; Ruotsalainen, S.E.; Ryan, K.A.; Sabater-Lleal, M.; Saxena, R.; Scholz, M.; Sendamarai, A.; Shen, B.; Shi, J.; Shin, J.H.; Sidore, C.; Sitlani, C.M.; Slieker, R.C.; Smit, R.A.J.; Smith, A.V.; Smith, J.A.; Smyth, L.J.; Southam, L.; Steinthorsdottir, V.; Sun, L.; Takeuchi, F.; Tallapragada, D.S.P.; Taylor, K.D.; Tayo, B.O.; Tcheandjieu, C.; Terzikhan, N.; Tesolin, P.; Teumer, A.; Theusch, E.; Thompson, D.J.; Thorleifsson, G.; Timmers, P.R.H.J.; Trompet, S.; Turman, C.; Vaccargiu, S.; van der Laan, S.W.; van der Most, P.J.; van Klinken, J.B.; van Setten, J.; Verma, S.S.; Verweij, N.; Veturi, Y.; Wang, C.A.; Wang, C.; Wang, L.; Wang, Z.; Warren, H.R.; Bin Wei, W.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Wielscher, M.; Wiggins, K.L.; Winsvold, B.S.; Wong, A.; Wu, Y.; Wuttke, M.; Xia, R.; Xie, T.; Yamamoto, K.; Yang, J.; Yao, J.; Young, H.; Yousri, N.A.; Yu, L.; Zeng, L.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, J.H.; Zhao. W.; Zhou, W.; Zimmermann, M.E.; Zoledziewska, M.; Adair, L.S.; Adams, H.H.H.; Aguilar-Salinas, C.A.; Al-Mulla, F.; Arnett, D.K.; Arnett, D.K.; Asselbergs, F.W.; Åsvold, B.O.; Attia, J.; Banas, B.; Bandinelli, S.; Bennett D.A.; Bergler, T.; Bharadwaj, D.; Biino, G.; Bisgaard, H.; Boerwinkle, E.; Böger, C.A.; Bønnelykke, K.; Boomsma, D.I.; Børglum, A.D.; Borja, J.B.; Bouchard, C.; Bowden, D.W.; Brandslund, I.; Brumpton, B.; Buring, J.E.; Caulfield, M.J.; Chambers, J.C.; Chandak, G.R.; Chanock, S.J.; Chaturvedi, N.; Chen, Y.I.; Chen, Z.; Cheng, C.Y.; Christophersen, I.E.; Ciullo, M.; Cole, J.W.; Collins, F.S.; Cooper, R.S.; Cruz, M.; Cucca, F.; Cupples, L.A.; Cutler, M.J.; Damrauer, S.M.; Dantoft, T.M.; de Borst, G.J.; de Groot, L.C.P.G.M.; de Jager, P.L.; de Kleijn, D.P.V.; de Silva, H.J.; Dedoussis, G.V.; den Hollander, A.I.; Du, S.; Easton, D.F.; Elders, P.J.M.; Eliassen, A.H.; Ellinor, P.T.; Elmståhl, S.; Erdmann, J.; Evans, M.K.; Fatkin, D.; Feenstra, B.; Feitosa, M.F.; Ferrucci, L.; Ford, I.; Fornage, M.; Franke, A.; Franks, P.W.; Freedman, B.I.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Girotto, G.; Goddard, M.E.; Golightly, Y.M.; Gonzalez-Villalpando. C.; Gordon-Larsen, P.; Grallert, H.; Grant, S.F.A.; Grarup, N.; Griffiths, L.; Gudnason, V.; Haiman, C.; Hakonarson, H.; Hansen, T.; Hartman, C.A.; Hattersley, A.T.; Hayward, C.; Heckbert, S.R.; Heng, C.K.; Hengstenberg, C.; Hewitt, A.W.; Hishigaki, H.; Hoyng, C.B.; Huang, P.L.; Huang, W.; Hunt, S.C.; Hveem, K.; Hyppönen, E.; Iacono, W.G.; Ichihara, S.; Ikram, M.A.; Isasi, C.R.; Jackson, R.D.; Jarvelin, M.R.; Jin, Z.B.; Jöckel, K.H.; Joshi, P.K.; Jousilahti, P.; Jukema, J.W.; Kähönen, M.; Kamatani, Y.; Kang, K.D.; Kaprio, J.; Kardia, S.L.R.; Karpe, F.; Kato, N.; Kee, F.; Kessler, T.; Khera, A.V.; Khor, C.C.; Kiemeney, L.A.L.M.; Kim, B.J.; Kim, E.K.; Kim, H.L.; Kirchhof, P.; Kivimaki, M.; Koh, W.P.; Koistinen, H.A.; Kolovou, G.D.; Kooner, J.S.; Kooperberg, C.; Köttgen, A.; Kovacs, P.; Kraaijeveld, A.; Kraft, P.; Krauss, R.M.; Kumari, M.; Kutalik, Z.; Laakso, M.; Lange, L.A.; Langenberg, C.; Launer, L.J.; Le Marchand, L.; Lee, H.; Lee, N.R.; Lehtimäki, T.; Li, H.; Li, L.; Lieb, W.; Lin, X.; Lind, L.; Linneberg, A.; Liu, C.T.; Liu, J.; Loeffler, M.; London, B.; Lubitz, S.A.; Lye, S.J.; Mackey, D.A.; Mägi, R.; Magnusson, P.K.E.; Marcus, G.M.; Vidal, P.M.; Martin, N.G.; Martin, N.G.; Lieb, W.; Lin, X.; Lind, L.; Linneberg, A.; Liu, C.T.; Liu, J.; Loeffler, M.; London, B.; Lubitz, S.A.; Lye, S.J.; Mackey, D.A.; Mägi, R.; Mägi, R.; Magnusson, P.K.E.; Marcus, G.M.; Vidal, P.M.; Martin, N.G.; März, W.; Matsuda, F.; McGarrah, R.W.; McGue, M.; McKnight, A.J.; Medland, S.E.; Mellström, D.; Metspalu, A.; Mitchell, B.D.; Mitchell, P.; Mook-Kanamori, D.O.; Morris, A.D.; Mucci, L.A.; Munroe, P.B.; Nalls, M.A.; Nazarian, S.; Nelson, A.E.; Neville, M.J.; Newton-Cheh, C.; Nielsen, C.S.; Nöthen, M.M.; Ohlsson, C.; Oldehinkel, A.J.; Oldehinkel, A.J.; Orozco, L.; Pahkala, K.; Pajukanta, P.; Palmer, C.N.A.; Parra, E.J.; Pattaro, C.; Pedersen, O.; Pennell, C.E.; Penninx, B.W.J.H.; Perusse, L.; Peters, A.; Peyser, P.A.; Porteous, D.J.; Posthuma, D.; Power, C.; Pramstaller, P.P.; Province, M.A.; Qi, Q.; Qu, J.; Rader, D.J.; Raitakari, O.T.; Ralhan, S.; Rallidis, L.S.; Rao, D.C.; Redline, S.; Reilly, D.F.; Reiner, A.P.; Rhee, S.Y.; Ridker, P.M.; Rienstra, M.; Ripatti, S.; Ritchie, M.D.; Roden, D.M.; Rosendaal, F.R.; Rotter, J.I.; Rudan, I.; Rutters, F.; Sabanayagam, C.; Saleheen, D.; Salomaa, V.; Samani, N.J.; Sanghera, D.K.; Sattar, N.; Schmidt, B.; Schmidt, H.; Schmidt, R.; Schulze, M.B.; Schunkert, H.; Scott, L.J.; Scott, R.J.; Sever, P.; Shiroma, E.J.; Shoemaker, M.B.; Shu, X.O.; Simonsick, E.M.; Sims, M.; Singh, J.R.; Singleton, A.B.; Sinner, M.F.; Smith, J.G.; Snieder, H.; Spector, T.D.; Stampfer, M.J.; Stark, K.J.; Strachan, D.P.; 't Hart, L.M.; Tabara, Y.; Tang, H.; Tardif, J.C.; Thanaraj, T.A.; Timpson, N.J.; Tönjes, A.; Tremblay, A.; Tuomi, T.; Tuomilehto, J.; Tusié-Luna, M.T.; Uitterlinden, A.G.; van Dam, R.M.; van der Harst, P.; Van der Velde, N.; van Duijn, C.M.; van Schoor, N.M.; Vitart, V.; Völker, U.; Vollenweider, P.; Völzke, H.; Wacher-Rodarte, N.H.; Walker, M.; Wang, Y.X.; Wareham, N.J.; Watanabe, R.M.; Watkins, H.; Weir, D.R.; Werge, T.M.; Widen, E.; Wilkens, L.R.; Willemsen, G.; Willett, W.C.; Wilson, J.F.; Wong, T.Y.; Woo, J.T.; Wright, A.F.; Wu, J.Y.; Xu, H.; Yajnik, C.S.; Yokota, M.; Yuan, J.M.; Zeggini, E.; Zemel, B.S.; Zheng, W.; Zhu, X.; Zmuda, J.M.; Zonderman, A.B.; Zwart, J.A.; 23andMe Research Team; VA Million Veteran Program.; DiscovEHR (DiscovEHR and MyCode Community Health Initiative).; eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network).; Lifelines Cohort Study.; PRACTICAL Consortium.; Understanding Society Scientific Group.; Chasman, D.I.; Cho, Y.S.; Heid, I.M.; McCarthy, M.I.; Ng, M.C.Y.; O'Donnell, C.J.; Rivadeneira, F.; Thorsteinsdottir, U.; Sun, Y.V.; Tai, E.S.; Boehnke, M.; Deloukas, P.; Justice, A.E.; Lindgren, C.M.; Loos, R.J.F.; Mohlke, K.L.; North, K.E.; Stefansson, K.; Walters R.G.v.; Winkler, T.W.; Young, K.L.; Loh, P.R.; Yang, J.; Esko, T.; Assimes, T.L.; Auton, A.; Abecasis, G.R.; Willer, C.J.; Locke, A.E.; Berndt, S.I.; Lettre, G.; Frayling, T.M.; Frayling, T.M.; Okada, Y.; Wood, A.R.; Visscher, P.M.; Hirschhorn, J.N. (Nature Publishing Group, 2022)
    Common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are predicted to collectively explain 40-50% of phenotypic variation in human height, but identifying the specific variants and associated regions requires huge sample sizes1. ...
  • Munasinghe, E.; Athapaththu, M.; Abeyewickreme, W. (Frontiers Media S.A, 2022)
    Synthetic peptides have recently become common as antigens for antibody production. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can be used to elicit an immune response. The immunogenicity of the peptide antigens varies ...
  • Wijerathna, T.; Gunathilaka, N. (Springer Verlag, 2022)
    Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease of which the transmission is highly influenced by climatic factors, whereas the nature and magnitude differ between geographical regions. The effects of climatic variables on ...
  • Thivaharan, Y.; Dias, V.; Edirisinghe, A.; Kitulwatte, I.D.G. (Elsevier, 2022)
    Introduction: Diseases, especially those related to the psyche produced by demons, are an accepted belief in many communities. This paper elaborates on the death of a child, a victim of an exorcism ritual, and calls for ...
  • Shoib, S.; Chandradasa, M.; Nahidi, M.; Amanda, T.W.; Khan, S.; Saeed, F.; Swed, S.; Mazza, M.; Di nicola, M.; Martinotti, G.; Di giannantonio, M.; Armiya'u, A.Y.; De derardis, D. (Basel, 2022)
    Background: Facebook represents a new dimension for global information sharing. Suicidal behaviours and attempts are increasingly reported on Facebook. This scoping review explores the various aspects of suicidal behaviours ...
  • Wijerathna, T.; Wickramasinghe, K.; Gunathilaka, N.; Perera, A.; Bandara, S. (Elsevier, 2022)
    Cutaneous leishmaniasis is prevalent in Sri Lanka since 1992. It remains as a health issue with increasing numbers and spreading from endemic to non-endemic areas in the county. Kegalle district is a new disease focus, ...

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