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Journal/Magazine Articles

 

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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  • Kunz, F.; Kayserili, H.; Midro, A.; de Silva, D.; Basnayake, S.; Güven, Y.; Borys, J.; Schanze, D.; Stellzig-Eisenhauer, A.; Bloch-Zupan, A.; Zenker, M. (Am J Med Genet, 2020)
    ABSTRACT:Fraser syndrome (FS) is a rare autosomal recessive multiple congenital malformation syndrome characterized by cryptophthalmos, cutaneous syndactyly, renal agenesis, ambiguous genitalia, and laryngotracheal anomalies. ...
  • Kaluarachchi, N.P.; Randunu, M. H.; Jainulabdeen, M.; Thavarajah, A.; Padeniya, P.; Galhena, P. (JBRA assisted reproduction., 2020)
    ABSTRACT: Y chromosome anomalies are closely associated with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA), a major etiology in male infertility. Klinefelter syndrome (KS) and Y chromosome microdeletions are some of the well-identified ...
  • Wijerathna, T.; Gunathilaka, N. (BioMed Central, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Sand flies are responsible for the transmission of several disease pathogens including Leishmania. Sand flies breed in habitats with high levels of humidity and organic matter. They are nocturnal in nature and ...
  • De Mel, S.; Thilakawardana, B. U.; De Mel, P.; de Silva, A. P.; de Mel, C.; Chandrasena, L.; Seneviratne, S. L.; Abeysuriya, V. (Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene., 2020)
    BACKGROUND: The role of steroids in dengue infection (DI) remains uncertain. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients ≥18 y of age diagnosed with DI based on positivity for dengue non-structural ...
  • de Las Fuentes, L.; Sung, Y. J.; Noordam, R.; Winkler, T.; Feitosa, M.F.; Schwander, K.; Bentley, A.R.; Brown, M.R.; Guo, X.; Manning, A.; Chasman, D.I.; Aschard, H.; Bartz, T. M.; Bielak, L.F.; Campbell, A.; Cheng, C.Y.; Dorajoo, R.; Hartwig, F. P.; Horimoto, A. R. V. R.; Li, C.; Li-Gao, R.; Liu, Y.; Marten, J.; Musani, S. K.; Ntalla, I.; Rankinen, T.; Richard, M.; Sim, X.; Smith, A.V.; Tajuddin, S.M.; Tayo, B.O.; Vojinovic, D.; Warren, H.R.; Xuan, D.; Alver, M.; Boissel, M.; Chai, J.F.; Chen, X.; Christensen, K.; Divers, J.; Evangelou, E.; Gao, C.; Girotto, G.; Harris, S.E.; He, M.; Hsu, F.C.; Kühnel, B.; Laguzzi, F.; Li, X.; Lyytikäinen, L. P.; Nolte, I. M.; Poveda, A.; Rauramaa, R.; Riaz, M.; Rueedi, R.; Shu, X.O.; Snieder, H.; Sofer, T.; Takeuchi, F.; Verweij, N.; Ware, E.B.; Weiss, S.; Yanek, L.R.; Amin, N.; Arking, D.E.; Arnett, D.K.; Bergmann, S.; Boerwinkle, E.; Brody, J.A.; Broeckel, U.; Brumat, M.; Burke, G.; Cabrera, C.P.; Canouil, M.; Chee, M.L.; Chen, Y. I.; Cocca, M.; Connell, J.; de Silva, H. J.; de Vries, P. S.; Eiriksdottir, G.; Faul, J.D.; Fisher, V.; Forrester, T.; Fox, E.F.; Friedlander, Y.; Gao, H.; Gigante, B.; Giulianini, F.; Gu, C.C.; Gu, D.; Harris, T. B.; He, J.; Heikkinen, S.; Heng, C. K.; Hunt, S.; Ikram, M. A.; Irvin, M.R.; Kähönen, M.; Kavousi, M.; Khor, C. C.; Kilpeläinen, T. O.; Koh, W.P.; Komulainen, P.; Kraja, A.T.; Krieger, J.E.; Langefeld, C. D.; Li, Y.; Liang, J.; Liewald, D.C.M.; Liu, C.T.; Liu, J.; Lohman, K.K.; Mägi, R.; McKenzie, C.A.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Milaneschi, Y.; Milani, L.; Mook-Kanamori, D.O.; Nalls, M. A.; Nelson, C.P.; Norris, J. M.; O'Connell, J.; Ogunniyi, A.; Padmanabhan, S.; Palmer, N.D.; Pedersen, N. L.; Perls, T.; Peters, A.; Petersmann, A.; Peyser, P. A.; Polasek, O.; Porteous, D. J.; Raffel, L. J.; Rice, T. K.; Rotter, J.I.; Rudan, I.; Rueda-Ochoa, O.L.; Sabanayagam, C.; Salako, B. L.; Schreiner, P. J.; Shikany, J. M.; Sidney, S.S.; Sims, M.; Sitlani, C.M.; Smith, J. A.; Starr, J. M.; Strauch, K.; Swertz, M. A.; Teumer, A.; Tham, Y. C.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; Vaidya, D.; van der Ende, M.Y.; Waldenberger, M.; Wang, L.; Wang, Y. X.; Wei, W. B.; Weir, D. R.; Wen, W.; Yao, J.; Yu, B.; Yu, C.; Yuan, J. M.; Zhao, W.; Zonderman, A. B.; Becker, D. M.; Bowden, D. W.; Deary, I. J.; Dörr, M.; Esko, T.; Freedman, B. I.; Froguel, P.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Jonas, J. B.; Kammerer, C. M.; Kato, N.; Lakka, T. A.; Leander, K.; Lehtimäki, T.; Lifelines Cohort Study; Magnusson, P. K. E.; Marques-Vidal, P.; Penninx, B. W. J. H.; Samani, N. J.; van der Harst, P.; Wagenknecht, L. E.; Wu, T.; Zheng, W.; Zhu, X.; Bouchard, C.; Cooper, R. S.; Correa, A.; Evans, M. K.; Gudnason, V.; Hayward, C.; Horta, B. L.; Kelly, T. N.; Kritchevsky, S. B.; Levy, D.; Palmas, W. R.; Pereira, A. C.; Province, M. M.; Psaty, B. M.; Ridker, P. M.; Rotimi, C. N.; Tai, E. S.; van Dam, R. M.; van Duijn, C. M.; Wong, T. Y.; Rice, K.; Gauderman, W. J.; Morrison, A. C.; North, K. E.; Kardia, S. L. R.; Caulfield, M. J.; Elliott, P.; Munroe, P. B.; Franks, P. W.; Rao, D. C.; Fornage, M. (Molecular psychiatry., 2020)
    ABSTRACT:Educational attainment is widely used as a surrogate for socioeconomic status (SES). Low SES is a risk factor for hypertension and high blood pressure (BP). To identify novel BP loci, we performed multi-ancestry ...
  • Sood, A.; Ahuja, V.; Kedia, S.; Midha, V.; Mahajan, R.; Mehta, V.; Sudhakar, R.; Singh, A.; Kumar, A.; Puri, A.S.; Tantry, B.V.; Thapa, B.R.; Goswami, B.; Behera, B.N.; Ye, B.D.; Bansal, D.; Desai, D.; Pai, G.; Yattoo, G.N.; Makharia, G.; Wijewantha, H.S.; Venkataraman, J.; Shenoy, K.T.; Dwivedi, M.; Sahu, M.K.; Bajaj, M.; Abdullah, M.; Singh, N.; Singh, N.; Abraham, P.; Khosla, R.; Tandon, R.; Misra, S.P.; Nijhawan, S.; Sinha, S. K.; Bopana, S.; Krishnaswamy, S.; Joshi, S.; Singh, S.P.; Bhatia, S.; Gupta, S.; Bhatia, S.; Ghoshal, U.C. (Indian journal of gastroenterology, 2020)
    ABSTRACT:The recommendations 31 which recommend "VSL#3®", refer only to the product used in the cited literature and equivalent products independent from the present product labelings. This product is now known by the ...
  • Dharmarathna, I.; Miles, A.; Allen, J. (European journal of pediatrics, 2020)
    ABSTRACT:Early identification and intervention has shown better health outcomes for children with dysphagia. Instrumental swallowing assessments are vital and have been a focus of dysphagia research in the last two decades. ...
  • Perera, S.; Bonsall, D.; Niriella, M. A.; Allen, A.; Peries, A.C.; Nelumdeniya, U.B.; Dissanayake, R.; Silva, I.; de Cesare, M.; Klenerman, P.; Weatherall, D.J.; Roberts, D. J.; Premawardhena, A. P. (Transfusion medicine., 2020)
    OBJECTIVES: To report the clinical and virologic epidemiology of a recent epidemic of hepatitis C in thalassaemia patients in Sri Lanka. BACKGROUND: Transfusion-dependent thalassaemia patients remain at risk for hepatitis ...
  • Shinsugi, C.; Gunasekara, D.; Takimoto, H. (Nutrients., 2020)
    ABSTRACT:The double burden of malnutrition (under- and overnutrition) is a serious public health issue in childhood. The mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is a simple tool for screening nutritional status, but studies of ...
  • Mapalagamage, M.; Handunnetti, S.M.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Premawansa, G.; Thillainathan, S.; Fernando, T.; Kanapathippillai, K.; De Silva, A. D.; Premawansa, S. (Journal of clinical microbiology., 2020)
    ABSTRACT:Longitudinal changes of serum angiopoietin 1 (Ang-1) and angiopoietin 2 (Ang-2) associated with endothelial stability in dengue patients with different disease stages were studied. Serum Ang-1 and Ang-2 levels ...
  • Wijerathne, B.T.B.; Meier, R.J.; Salgado, S.S.; Agampodi, S.B. (Journal of physiological anthropology., 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Dermatoglyphics has been used widely in fields of medicine as a non-invasive diagnostic tool and an early assessment of risk for certain medical conditions. It reflects disturbances in fetal development during ...
  • Chatterjee, P.; Fernando, M.; Fernando, B.; Dias, C.B.; Shah, T.; Silva, R.; Williams, S.; Pedrini, S.; Hillebrandt, H.; Goozee, K.; Barin, E.; Sohrabi, H.R.; Garg, M.; Cunnane, S.; Martins, R.N. (Mechanisms of ageing and development., 2020)
    ABSTRACT:Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Currently, there is no effective medication for the prevention or treatment of AD. This has led to the search for alternative therapeutic strategies. ...
  • Hapugaswatta, H.; Amarasena, P.; Premaratna, R.; Seneviratne, K.N.; Jayathilaka, N. (Journal of biomedical science., 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Dengue presents a wide clinical spectrum. Most patients recover following a self-limiting non-severe clinical course. A small proportion of patient’s progress to severe disease, mostly characterized by plasma ...
  • Weerathunga, W.A.M.T.; Rajapaksa, G. (Frontiers in zoology., 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Amphibians are one of the most susceptible groups to climate change as their development occurs in aquatic environments or in microhabitats with high humidity. Accordingly, our primary objective was to investigate ...
  • Padeniya, P.; Siriwardana, S.; Ediriweera, D.; Samarasinghe, N.; Silva, S.; Silva, I.; Ahamed, N.; Niriella, M.; Premawardhena, A. (Orphanet journal of rare diseases., 2020)
    ABSTRACT: To compare the similarity of the non-patented T2* and the high cost patented R2 (Ferriscan®) MRI techniques in the measurement of liver iron concentration (LIC) in heavily transfused patients with thalassaemia ...
  • Chandratilake, M. (The clinical teacher., 2020)
    No abstract available.
  • Thammitiyagodage, M.G.; de Silva, N.R.; Rathnayake, C.; Karunakaran, R.; Wgss, K.; Gunatillka, M.M.; Ekanayaka, N.; Galhena, B.P.; Thabrew, M.I. (BioMed Central nephrology., 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) is prevalent in North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka. Consumption of un-boiled dug well water has been identified as one of the causative factors. This ...
  • Hettige, S.; Dasanayaka, E.; Ediriweera, D. S. (BioMed Central medical informatics and decision making, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Cloud storage facilities (CSF) has become popular among the internet users. There is limited data on CSF usage among university students in low middle-income countries including Sri Lanka. In this study we ...
  • Mettananda, S.; Peiris, R.; Pathiraja, H.; Chandradasa, M.; Bandara, D.; de Silva, U.; Mettananda, C.; Premawardhena, A. (Public Library of Science one, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Thalassaemia is a chronic disease which requires lifelong treatment in a majority. Despite recent advances in the medical care, minimal attempts are made to improve psychological health in these patients. In ...
  • Abeysundara, P.K.; Nishad, N.; Balendran, K.; Pabasara, M.; Bandara, P.K.; Perera, N.M.; De Silva, H.; De Silva, S.; Umakanth, M.; Wijesinghe, P. (Journal of infection in developing countries., 2020)
    INTRODUCTION: European cultural norms have influenced physicians' attire in Sri Lanka. The necktie is one such item of clothing which is worn to be recognized and respected as professionals. This study was carried out to ...

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