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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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  • Weerasinghe, A.; Weerasinghe, S.; Amarasena, M.; Medagoda, K.; Katelaris, C.H. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007)
    Introduction: The sensitization pattern among asthmatics in Sri Lanka is unknown. Objectives: To determine the sensitization pattern among asthmatics in Sri Lanka. Methodology: The study was carried out in forty ...
  • Kottahachchi, D.C.; Warnakularuriya, T.; De silva, D.; Madagoda, K.; Wadasinghe, D.; Dayanath, B.K.T.P.I.; Siyambalapitiya, S.; Devanarayana, N. (Endocrine Society, 2021)
    Introduction:Fuel handlers at petrol stations are continuously exposed to organic solvents from fuel and vehicle emissions. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) are present in fuel, which are harmful to endocrine organs. ...
  • Medagoda, K.; Salvin, K.A. (College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka, 2019)
  • Dissanayake, D.M.A.B. (Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2022)
  • Medagoda, K.; Salvin, K.A.; Mahendra, B.A.G.G. (Elsevier, 2022)
    Purpose: This is a case report of a patient with a conjunctival myxoid stromal tumor (COMST), mimicking a phlyctenulosis. Tumors of the conjunctiva and cornea occupy a large spectrum ranging from benign lesions of myxoma ...
  • Hemady, C.L.; Speyer, L.G.; Murray, A.L.; Brown, R.H.; Meinck, F.; Fry, D.; Do, H.; Sikander, S.; Madrid, B.; Fernando, A.; Walker, S.; Dunne, M.; Foley, S.; Hughes, C.; Osafo, J.; Baban, A.; Taut, D.; Ward, C.L.; Thang, V.V.; Fearon, P.; Tomlinson, M.; Valdebenito, S.; Eisner, M. (BioMed Central,London, 2022)
    Background: This paper enumerates and characterizes latent classes of adverse childhood experiences and investigates how they relate to prenatal substance use (i.e., smoking, alcohol, and other drugs) and poor infant ...
  • Thadchanamoorthy, V.; Ganeshrajah, A.; Dayasiri, K.; Jayasekara, N.P. (BioMed Central, 2022)
    Background: Dengue fever is one of the most common tropical diseases, with high prevalence in many tropical countries including Sri Lanka. Dengue infection can present from subclinical infection to dengue shock syndrome. ...
  • Baminiwatta, A.; Dayabandara, M.; de Silva, J.; Gadambanathan, T.; Ginige, P.; Premarathne, I.; Rajapaksha, H.; Wickramasinghe, A.; Sivayokan, S.; Wijesinghe, C. (American Psychiatric Press, 2022)
    Objective: This study aimed to assess the perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on undergraduate psychiatry training in Sri Lanka and to explore several potentially associated factors. Methods: An online survey was ...
  • Shoib, S.; Patel, V.; Khan, S.; Armiya'u, A.Y.; Saeed, F.; Swed, S.; Das, S.; Chandradasa, M. (John Wiley and Sons, 2022)
    Background and aims: Minor physical ailments are treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The availability of OTC drugs helps reduce waiting times and ease the suffering of many. Suicidal behavior includes suicidal ...
  • Pathiraja, P.D.M.; Srikanthi, W.S.; Jayamanne, B.D.W.; deSilva, H.S. (Professional Medical Publications, Pakistan, 2022)
    The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression, among nurses working in a tertiary hospital dedicated to the COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka. A cross-sectional study was ...
  • Mahajan, A.; Spracklen, C.N.; Zhang, W.; Ng, M.C.Y.; Petty, L.E.; Kitajima, H.; Yu, G.Z.; Rüeger, S.; Speidel, L.; Kim, Y.J.; Horikoshi, M.; Mercader, J.M .; Taliun, D.; Moon, S.; Kwak, S.H.; Robertson, N.R.; Rayner, N.W.; Loh, M.; Kim, B.; Chiou, J.; Miguel-Escalada, I.; Parolo, P.D.B.; Lin, K.; Bragg, F.; Preuss, M.H.; Takeuchi, F.; Nano, J.; Guo, X.; Lamri, A.; Nakatoch, M.; Scott, R.A.; Lee, J.J.; Huerta-Chagoya, A.; Graff, M.; Chai, J.F.; Parra, E. J.; Yao, J.; Bielak, L.F.; Tabara, Y.; Hai, Y.; Steinthorsdottir, V.; Cook, J.P.; Kals, M.; Grarup, N.; Schmidt, E.M.; Pan, I.; Sofer, T.; Wuttke, M.; Sarnowski, C.; Gieger, C.; Nousome, D.; Trompet, S.; Long, J.; Sun, M.; Tong, L.; Chen, W.M.; Ahmad, M.; Noordam, R.; Lim, V.J.Y.; Tam, C.H.T.; Joo, Y.Y.; Chen, C.H.; Raffield, L.M.; Lecoeur, C.; Prins, B.P.; Nicolas, A.; Yanek, L.R.; Chen, G.; Jensen, R.A.; Tajuddin, S.; Kabagambe, E.K.; An, P.; Xiang, A.H.; Choi, H.S.; Cade, B.E.; Tan, J.; Flanagan, J.; Abaitua, F.; Adair, L.S.; Adeyemo, A.; Aguilar-Salinas, C.A.; Akiyama, M.; Anand, S.S.; Bertoni, A.; Bian, Z.; Bork-Jensen, J.; Brandslund, I.; Brody, J.A.; Brummett, C.M.; Buchanan, T.A.; Canouil, M.; Chan, J.C.N.; Chang, L.C.; Chee, M.L.; Chen, J.; Chen, S.H.; Chen, Y.T.; Chen, Z.; Chuang, L.M.; Cushman, M.; Das, S.K.; de Silva, H.J.; Dedoussis, G.; Dimitrov, L.; Doumatey, A.P.; Du, S.; Duan, Q.; Eckardt, K.U.; Emery, L.S.; Evans, D.S.; Evans, M.K.; Fischer, K.; Floyd, J.S.; Ford, I.; Fornage, M.; Franco, O.H.; Frayling, T.M.; Freedman, B.I.; Fuchsberger, C.; Genter, P.; Gerstein, H.C.; Giedraitis, V.; Villalpando, C.G.; Villalpando, M.E.G.; Goodarzi, M.O.; Larsen, P.G.; Gorkin, D.; Gross, M.; Guo, Y.; Hackinger, S.; Han, S.; Hattersley, A.T.; Herder, C.; Howard, A.G.; Hsueh, W.; Huang, M.; Huang, W.; Hung, Y.; Hwang, M.Y.; Hwu, C.; Ichihara, S.; Ikram, M.A.; Ingelsson, M.; Islam, M.T.; Isono, M.; Jang, H.M.; Jasmine, F.; Jiang, G.; Jonas, J.B.; Jørgensen, M.E.; Jørgensen, T.; Kamatani, Y.; Kandeel, F.R.; Kasturiratne, A.; Katsuya, T.; Kaur, V.; Kawaguchi, T.; Keaton, J.M.; Kho, A.N.; Khor, C.C.; Kibriya, M.G.; Kim, D.H.; Kohara, K.; Kriebel, J.; Kronenberg, F.; Kuusisto, J.; Läll, K.; Lange, L.A.; Lee, M.; Lee, N.R.; Leong, A.; Li, L.; Li, Y.; Li-Gao, R.; Ligthart, S.; Lindgren, C.M.; Linneberg, A.; Liu, C.; Liu, J.; Locke, A.E.; Louie, T.; Luan, J.; Luk, A.O.; Luo, X.; Lv, J.; Lyssenko, V.; Mamakou, V.; Mani, K.R.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Morris, A.D.; Nadkarni, G.N.; Nadler, J.L.; Nalls, M.A.; Nayak, U.; Nongmaithem, S.S.; Ntalla, I.; Okada, Y.; Orozco, L.; Patel, S.R.; Pereira, M.A.; Peters, A.; Pirie, F.J.; Porneala, B.; Prasad, G.; Preissl, S.; Rasmussen-Torvik, L.J.; Reiner, A.P.; Roden, M.; Rohde, R.; Roll, K.; Sabanayagam, C.; Sander, M.; Sandow, K.; Sattar, N.; Schönherr, S.; Schurmann, C.; Shahriar, M.; Shi, J.; Shin, D.M.; Shriner, D.; Smith, J.A.; So, W.Y.; Stančáková, A.; Stilp, A.M.; Strauch, K.; Suzuki, K.; Takahashi, A.; Taylor, K.D.; Thorand, B.; Thorleifsson, G.; Thorsteinsdottir, U.; Tomlinson, B.; Torres, J.M.; Tsai, F.; Tuomilehto, J.; Tusie-Luna, T.; Udler, M.S.; Salgado, A.V.; Dam, R.M.; Klinken, J.B.; Varma, R.; Vujkovic, M.; Wacher-Rodarte, N.; Wheeler, E.; Whitsel, E.A.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Dijk, K.W.; Witte, D.R.; Yajnik, C.S; Yamamoto, K.; Yamauchi, T.; Yengo, L.; Yoon, K.; Yu, C.; Yuan, J.M.; Yusuf, S.; Zhang, L.; Zheng, W.; FinnGen; eMERGE Consortium; Leslie J Raffel; Igase, M.; Ipp, E.; Redline, S.; Cho, Y.S.; Lind, L.; Province, M.A.; Hanis, C.L.; Peyser, P.A.; Ingelsson, E.; Zonderman, A.B.; Psaty, B.M.; Wang, Y.; Rotimi, C.N.; Becker, D.M.; Matsuda, F.; Liu, Y.; Zeggini, E.; Yokota, M.; Rich, S.S.; Kooperberg, C.; Pankow, J.S.; Engert, J.C.; Chen, Y.I.; Froguel, P.; Wilson, J.G.; Sheu, W.H.H.; Kardia, S.L.R.; Wu, J.Y.; Hayes, M.G.; Ma, R.C.W.; Wong, T.Y.; Groop, L.; Mook-Kanamori, D.O.; Chandak, G.R.; Collins, F.S.; Bharadwaj, D.; Paré, G.; Sale, M.M.; Ahsan, H.; Motala, A.A.; Shu, X.O.; Park, K.S.; Jukema, J.W.; Cruz, M.; Cowdin, R.M.; Grallert, H.; Cheng, C.Y.; Bottinger, E.P.; Dehghan, A.; Tai, E.S.; Dupuis, J.; Kato, N.; Laakso, M.; Köttgen, A.; Koh, W.P.; Palmer, C.N.A.; Liu, S.; Abecasis, G.; Kooner, J.S.; Loos, R.J.F.; North, K.E.; Haiman, C.A.; Florez, J.C.; Saleheen, D.; Hansen, T.; Pedersen, O.; Mägi, R.; Langenberg, C.; Wareham, N.J.; Maeda, S.; Kadowaki, T.; Lee, J.; Millwood, I.Y.; Walters, R.G.; Stefansson, K.; Myers, S.R.; Ferrer, J.; Gaulton, K.J.; Meigs, J.B.; Mohlke, K.L.; Gloyn, A.L.; Bowden, D.W.; Below, J.E.; Chambers, J.C.; Sim, X.; Boehnke, M.; Rotter, J.I.; McCarthy, M.I.; Morris, A.P. (Nature Publishing Company, New York, 2022)
    We assembled an ancestrally diverse collection of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in 180,834 affected individuals and 1,159,055 controls (48.9% non-European descent) through the Diabetes ...
  • Manilgama, S.R.; Hettiarachchi, N.M.; Jayasinghe, I.K.; de Silva, S.T.; Jayalath, T.; Wanigaratne, T.; Bandusiri, R.P.; Suganthan, N.; Sudarshan, P.; Pathirage, M.; Rajaratnam, N.; Senaratne, G.; Rajapaksha, V.; Wickramasinghe, A.; Ranaweera, S.P.A.L.; Thilakarathna, H.M.A.; Kulaweera, M.T.D. (Sri Lanka College of Internal Medicine, 2022)
    Introduction: A community vaccination programme is the best approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Post-vaccine surveillance is important to identify adverse events (AE) following COVID-19 vaccination in the population. ...
  • Ntani, G.; Coggon, D.; Felli, V.E.; Harari, F.; Barrero, L.H.; Felknor, S.A.; Rojas, M.; Serra, C.; Bonzini, M.; Merisalu, E.; Habib, R.R.; Sadeghian, F.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Matsudaira, K.; Nyantumbu-Mkhize, B.; Kelsall, H.L.; Harcombe, H.; Walker-Bone, K. (Philadelphia : Saunders, London, 2022)
    Background: Multisite musculoskeletal pain is common and disabling. This study aimed to prospectively investigate distribution of musculoskeletal pain anatomically, and explore risk factors for increases/reductions in the ...
  • Rathnayake, S.; Chandrasena, N.; Wijerathna, T.; Mallawarachchi, H.; Gunathilaka, N. (Springer International, 2022)
    Subperiodic brugian filariasis and dirofilariasis show a rising trend in Sri Lanka posing a threat to public health. As information was limited on canine filaria species in Sri Lanka, we studied the filaria parasites among ...
  • Gunaratna, G.P.S.; Mohammad, S.S.; Blyth, C.C.; Clark, J.; Crawford, N.; Marshall, H.; Dale, R.C.; Jones, C.A.; Britton, P.N.; PAEDS network (Littleton, 2022)
    Introduction: Postinfectious acute cerebellar syndromes show a wide spectrum of acute severity and can occur with acute febrile illness or vaccine receipt. Varicella has historically been the most common cause, associated ...
  • Martín, G.; Erinjery, J.J.; Ediriweera, D.; de Silva, H.J.; Lalloo, D.G.; Iwamura, T.; Murray, K.A. (Public Library of Science,San Francisco, 2022)
    Snakebite is the only WHO-listed, not infectious neglected tropical disease (NTD), although its eco-epidemiology is similar to that of zoonotic infections: envenoming occurs after a vertebrate host contacts a human. ...
  • Dalpadado, R.; Amarasinghe, D.; Gunathilaka, N.; Ariyarathna, N. (BioMed Central, London, 2022)
    Background: The lack of information on behavioural patterns of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus has become a significant limitation in vector control and disease management programmes. Therefore, the current study was ...
  • Shoib, S.; Baiou, A.; Saleem, S.M.; Chandradasa, M.; Gaffaz, R. (Elsevier, 2022)
    The Libyan mental health system has long been seen as inefficient and insufficient for the demands of the country. Thousands of Libyans require mental health therapy now more than ever before. Libya's Ministry of Health ...
  • Abeysuriya, V.; Seneviratne, S.L.; de Silva, A.P.; Mowjood, R.; Mowjood, S.; de Silva, T.; de Mel, P.; de Mel, C.; Wijesinha, R.S.; Fernando, A.; de Mel, S.; Chandrasena, L. (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2022)
    Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may cause clinical manifestations that last for weeks or months after hospital discharge. The manifestations are heterogeneous and vary in their frequency. Their multisystem ...

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