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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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  • Kitulwatte, I. D. G. (Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at University of Peradeniya, 2018)
    This case illustrates a death of a man who had fallen from a height and managed for fracture of spine who had ultimately died of an unexpected, under-attended pathology. A 35-year-old previously healthy man had a fall from ...
  • Kitulwatte, I. D. G.; Paranavithana, S. S.; Perera, A. A. B. S.; Edirisinghe, P. A. S. (Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at University of Peradeniya, 2018)
    Even though life expectancy among the elderly has been improving health hazards due to unnatural causes are a significant medical and social issue among this group. The objective was to determine the causes and epidemiological ...
  • Knipe, D. W.; Gunnell, D.; Pieris, R.; Priyadarshana, C.; Weerasinghe, M.; Pearson, M.; Jayamanne, S.; Hawton, K.; Konradsen, F.; Eddleston, M.; Metcalfe, C. (Springer International, 2019)
    PURPOSE:Lower socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in high income countries, but this association is not established in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). METHODS: ...
  • Siriwardhana, D. D.; Weerasinghe, M. C.; Rait, G.; Scholes, S.; Walters, K. R. (Springer, 2019)
    PURPOSE:The objective of this study was to estimate the cross-sectional association of frailty status with overall and domain-specific quality of life (QoL) in rural community-dwelling older adults in Kegalle district of ...
  • Allen, A.; Premawardhena, A.; Allen, S.; Rodrigo, R.; Manamperi, A.; Perera, L.; Wray, K.; Armitage, A.; Fisher, C.; Drakesmith, A.; Robson, K.; Weatherall, D. (Academic Press, 2019)
    In hereditary hemochromatosis, iron overload is associated with homozygosity for the p.C282Y mutation. A second mutation, p.H63D, occurs at significant frequencies in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Early ...
  • Abeysena, C.; Bandara, H. (ClinMed Journals, 2018)
    BACKGROUND: Visual impairment is a global health problem, particularly people living in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of visual impairment and factors associated ...
  • Abeysena, C.; Hapugoda, C. (ClinMed Journals, 2018)
    BACKGROUND: Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illicit narcotics affects the quality of life among mental health patients. The objective of this study was to describe prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and illicit narcotic ...
  • Chandrasinghe, P. C. (College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, 2018)
    Multi disciplinary management of cancer has enabled a comprehensive involvement of clinicians in disease management. For the surgeon involved in colorectal cancer (CRC) management it is pertinent to possess a basic knowledge ...
  • Ubeyratne, J. K. H.; Srikitjakarn, L.; Pfeiffer, D. U.; Kohnle, L.; Sunil-Chandra, N. P.; Chaisowwong, W.; Hemwan, P. (Veterinary Research Institute, 2018)
    Rabies is an endemic viral zoonotic disease in Sri Lanka. Dogs are the main reservoir and transmitter, making surveillance of canine rabies crucial for disease elimination. Sri Lanka is one of the Asian countries where ...
  • Rovin, B. H.; Solomons, N.; Pendergraft, W. F.; Dooley, M. A.; Tumlin, J.; Romero-Diaz, J.; Lysenko, L.; Navarra, S. V.; Huizinga, R. B.; AURA-LV Study Group (Elsevier, 2019)
    Calcineurin inhibitors added to standard-of-care induction therapy for lupus nephritis (LN) may increase complete renal remission (CRR) rates. The AURA-LV study tested the novel calcineurin inhibitor voclosporin for efficacy ...
  • Casather, D. M.; Herath, R. P.; Ranathunga, R. D. J.; Pannala, W. S. (Kandy Society of Medicine, 2018)
    Labial adhesions are usually associated with hypo-oestrogenism, but it is also a rare complication of genital herpes infection. We present a case report of a 23-year-old woman presenting with primary genital herpes infection, ...
  • Nandasena, G.; Abeysena, C. (Heighten Science Publications corporation, 2018)
    OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and skills in pre-hospital care and emergency medicine of doctors, nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), who accompanied emergency patients in ambulances? METHODS: ...
  • Nandasena, G.; Abeysena, C. (Heighten Science Publications corporation, 2018)
    OBJECTIVE: To describe some aspects of the quality of ambulance care and completeness of information in the transfer forms of emergency patients who arrived in ambulances to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL).METHODS:This ...
  • Siriwardhana, D. D.; Weerasinghe, M. C.; Rait, G.; Falcaro, M.; Scholes, S.; Walters, K. R. (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2019)
    OBJECTIVE:Our main objective was to describe the prevalence and associated sociodemographic factors of frailty and pre-frailty in rural community-dwelling older adults in Kegalle district of Sri Lanka.DESIGN:Community-based ...
  • Kilpeläinen, T. O.; Bentley, A. R.; Noordam, R.; Sung, Y. J.; Schwander, K.; Winkler, T. W.; Jakupović, H.; Chasman, D. I.; Manning, A.; Ntalla, I.; Aschard, H.; Brown, M. R.; de Las Fuentes, L.; Franceschini, N.; Guo, X.; Vojinovic, D.; Aslibekyan, S.; Feitosa, M. F.; Kho, M.; Musani, S. K.; Richard, M.; Wang, H.; Wang, Z.; Bartz, T. M.; Bielak, L. F.; Campbell, A.; Dorajoo, R.; Fisher, V.; Hartwig, F. P.; Horimoto, A. R. V. R.; Li, C.; Lohman, K. K.; Marten, J.; Sim, X.; Smith, A. V.; Tajuddin, S. M.; Alver, M.; Amini, M.; Boissel, M.; Chai, J. F.; Chen, X.; Divers, J.; Evangelou, E.; Gao, C.; Graff, M.; Harris, S. E.; He, M.; Hsu, F. C.; Jackson, A. U.; Zhao, J. H.; Kraja, A. T.; Kühnel, B.; Laguzzi, F.; Lyytikäinen, L. P.; Nolte, I. M.; Rauramaa, R.; Riaz, M.; Robino, A.; Rueedi, R.; Stringham, H. M.; Takeuchi, F.; van der Most, P. J.; Varga, T. V.; Verweij, N.; Ware, E. B.; Wen, W.; Li, X.; Yanek, L. R.; Amin, N.; Arnett, D. K.; Boerwinkle, E.; Brumat, M.; Cade, B.; Canouil, M.; Chen, Y. I.; Concas, M. P.; Connell, J.; de Mutsert, R.; de Silva, H. J.; de Vries, P. S.; Demirkan, A.; Ding, J.; Eaton, C. B.; Faul, J. D.; Friedlander, Y.; Gabriel, K. P.; Ghanbari, M.; Giulianini, F.; Gu, C. C.; Gu, D.; Harris, T. B.; He J, J.; Heikkinen, S.; Heng, C. K.; Hunt, S. C.; Ikram, M. A.; Jonas, J. B.; Koh, W. P.; Komulainen, P.; Krieger, J. E.; Kritchevsky, S. B.; Kutalik, Z.; Kuusisto, J.; Langefeld, C. D.; Langenberg, C.; Launer, L. J.; Leander, K.; Lemaitre, R. N.; Lewis, C. E.; Liang, J.; Lifelines Cohort Study; Liu, J.; Mägi, R.; Manichaikul, A.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Milaneschi, Y.; Mohlke, K. L.; Mosley, T. H.; Murray, A. D.; Nalls, M. A.; Nang, E. K.; Nelson, C. P.; Nona, S.; Norris, J. M.; Nwuba, C. V.; O'Connell, J.; Palmer, N. D.; Papanicolau, G. J.; Pazoki, R.; Pedersen, N. L.; Peters, A.; Peyser, P. A.; Polasek, O.; Porteous, D. J.; Poveda, A.; Raitakari, O. T.; Rich, S. S.; Risch, N.; Robinson, J. G.; Rose, L. M.; Rudan, I.; Schreiner, P. J.; Scott, R. A.; Sidney, S. S.; Sims, M.; Smith, J. A.; Snieder, H.; Sofer, T.; Starr, J. M.; Sternfeld, B.; Strauch, K.; Tang, H.; Taylor, K. D.; Tsai, M. Y.; Tuomilehto, J.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; van der Ende, M. Y.; van Heemst, D.; Voortman, T.; Waldenberger, M.; Wennberg, P.; Wilson, G.; Xiang, Y. B.; Yao, J.; Yu, C.; Yuan, J. M.; Zhao, W.; Zonderman, A. B.; Becker, D. M.; Boehnke, M.; Bowden, D. W.; de Faire, U.; Deary, I. J.; Elliott, P.; Esko, T.; Freedman, B. I.; Froguel, P.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Kato, N.; Laakso, M.; Lakka, T. A.; Lehtimäki, T.; Magnusson, P. K. E.; Oldehinkel, A. J.; Penninx, B. W. J. H.; Samani, N. J.; Shu, X. O.; van der Harst, P.; Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, J. V.; Vollenweider, P.; Wagenknecht, L. E.; Wang, Y. X.; Wareham, N. J.; Weir, D. R.; Wu, T.; Zheng, W.; Zhu, X.; Evans, M. K.; Franks, P. W.; Gudnason, V.; Hayward, C.; Horta, B. L.; Kelly, T. N.; Liu, Y.; North, K. E.; Pereira, A. C.; Ridker, P. M.; Tai, E. S.; van Dam, R. M.; Fox, E. R.; Kardia, S. L. R.; Liu, C. T.; Province, M. A.; Mook-Kanamori, D. O.; Redline, S.; van Duijn, C. M.; Rotter, J. I.; Kooperberg, C. B.; Gauderman, W. J.; Psaty, B. M.; Rice, K.; Munroe, P. B.; Fornage, M.; Cupples, L. A.; Rotimi, C. N.; Morrison, A. C.; Rao, D. C.; Loos, R. J. F. (Nature Publications, 2019)
    Many genetic loci affect circulating lipid levels, but it remains unknown whether lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, modify these genetic effects. To identify lipid loci interacting with physical activity, we ...
  • de Vries, P. S.; Brown, M. R.; Bentley, A. R.; Sung, Y. J.; Winkler, T. W.; Ntalla, I.; Schwander, K.; Kraja, A. T.; Guo, X.; Franceschini, N.; Cheng, C. Y.; Sim, X.; Vojinovic, D.; Huffman, J. E.; Musani, S. K.; Li, C.; Feitosa, M. F.; Richard, M. A.; Noordam, R.; Aschard, H.; Bartz, T. M.; Bielak, L. F.; Deng, X.; Dorajoo, R.; Lohman, K. K.; Manning, A. K.; Rankinen, T.; Smith, A. V.; Tajuddin, S. M.; Evangelou, E.; Graff, M.; Alver, M.; Boissel, M.; Chai, J. F.; Chen, X.; Divers, J.; Gandin, I.; Gao, C.; Goel, A.; Hagemeijer, Y.; Harris, S. E.; Hartwig, F. P.; He, M.; Horimoto, A. R. V. R.; Hsu, F. C.; Jackson, A. U.; Kasturiratne, A.; Komulainen, P.; Kühnel, B.; Laguzzi, F.; Lee, J. H.; Luan, J.; Lyytikäinen, L. P.; Matoba, N.; Nolte, I. M.; Pietzner, M.; Riaz, M.; Said, M. A.; Scott, R. A.; Sofer, T.; Stancáková, A.; Takeuchi, F.; Tayo, B. O.; van der Most, P. J.; Varga, T. V.; Wang, Y.; Ware, E. B.; Wen, W.; Yanek, L. R.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, J. H.; Afaq, S.; Amin, N.; Amini, M.; Arking, D. E.; Aung, T.; Ballantyne, C.; Boerwinkle, E.; Broeckel, U.; Campbell, A.; Canouil, M.; Charumathi, S.; Chen, Y. I.; Connell, J. M.; de Faire, U.; de Las Fuentes, L.; de Mutsert, R.; de Silva, H. J.; Ding, J.; Dominiczak, A. F.; Duan, Q.; Eaton, C. B.; Eppinga, R. N.; Faul, J. D.; Fisher, V.; Forrester, T.; Franco, O. H.; Friedlander, Y.; Ghanbari, M.; Giulianini, F.; Grabe, H. J.; Grove, M. L.; Gu, C. C.; Harris, T. B.; Heikkinen, S.; Heng, C. K.; Hirata, M.; Hixson, J. E.; Howard, B. V.; Ikram, M. A.; InterAct Consortium; Jr. Jacobs, D. R.; Johnson, C.; Jonas, J. B.; Kammerer, C. M.; Katsuya, T.; Khor, C. C.; Kilpeläinen, T. O.; Koh, W. P.; Koistinen, H. A.; Kolcic, I.; Kooperberg, C.; Krieger, J. E.; Kritchevsky, S. B.; Kubo, M.; Kuusisto, J.; Lakka, T. A.; Langefeld, C. D.; Langenberg, C.; Launer, L. J.; Lehne, B.; Lemaitre, R. N.; Li, Y.; Liang, J.; Liu, J.; Liu, K.; Loh, M.; Louie, T.; Mägi, R.; Manichaikul, A. W.; McKenzie, C. A.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Milaneschi, Y.; Milani, L.; Mohlke, K. L.; Jr. Mosley, T. H.; Nelson, C. P.; Mukamal, K. J.; Nalls, M. A.; Nauck, M.; Sotoodehnia, N.; O'Connell, J. R.; Palmer, N. D.; Pazoki, R.; Pedersen, N. L.; Peters, A.; Peyser, P. A.; Polasek, O.; Poulter, N.; Raffel, L. J.; Raitakari, O. T.; Reiner, A. P.; Rice, T. K.; Rich, S. S.; Robino, A.; Robinson, J. G.; Rose, L. M.; Rudan, I.; Schmidt, C. O.; Schreiner, P. J.; Scott, W. R.; Sever, P.; Shi, Y.; Sidney, S.; Sims, M.; Smith, B. H.; Smith, J. A.; Snieder, H.; Starr, J. M.; Strauch, K.; Tan, N.; Taylor, K. D.; Teo, Y. Y.; Tham, Y. C.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; van Heemst, D.; Vuckovic, D.; Waldenberger, M.; Wang, L.; Wang, Y.; Wang, Z.; Wei, W. B.; Williams, C.; Sr Wilson, G.; Wojczynski, M. K.; Yao, J.; Yu, B.; Yu, C.; Yuan, J. M.; Zhao, W.; Zonderman, A. B.; Becker, D. M.; Boehnke, M.; Bowden, D. W.; Chambers, J. C.; Deary, I. J.; Esko, T.; Farrall, M.; Franks, P. W.; Freedman, B. I.; Froguel, P.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Horta, B. L.; Kamatani, Y.; Kato, N.; Kooner, J. S.; Laakso, M.; Leander, K.; Lehtimäki, T.; Lifelines Cohort, Groningen,; The Netherlands (Lifelines Cohort Study); Magnusson, P. K. E.; Penninx, B.; Pereira, A. C.; Rauramaa, R.; Samani, N. J.; Scott, J.; Shu, X. O.; van der Harst, P.; Wagenknecht, L. E.; Wang, Y. X.; Wareham, N. J.; Watkins, H.; Weir, D. R.; Wickremasinghe, A. R.; Zheng, W.; Elliott, P.; North, K. E.; Bouchard, C.; Evans, M. K.; Gudnason, V.; Liu, C. T.; Liu, Y.; Psaty, B. M.; Ridker, P. M.; van Dam, R. M.; Kardia, S. L. R.; Zhu, X.; Rotimi, C. N.; Mook-Kanamori, D. O.; Fornage, M.; Kelly, T. N.; Fox, E. R.; Hayward, C.; van Duijn, C. M.; Tai, E. S.; Wong, T. Y.; Liu, J.; Rotter, J. I.; Gauderman, W. J.; Province, M. A.; Munroe, P. B.; Rice, K.; Chasman, D. I.; Cupples, L. A.; Rao, D. C.; Morrison, A. C. (School of Hygiene and Public Health of Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore., 2019)
    An individual's lipid profile is influenced by genetic variants and alcohol consumption, but the contribution of interactions between these exposures has not been studied. We therefore incorporated gene-alcohol interactions ...
  • Hettiarachchi, S.; Kitnasamy, G.; Gopi, D. (Informa Healthcare, 2019)
    PURPOSE:Parental perceptions are key to the uptake of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices for their children with complex communication needs. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of parents in ...
  • Legido-Quigley, H.; Naheed, A.; de Silva, H. A.; Jehan, I.; Haldane, V.; Cobb, B.; Tavajoh, S.; Chakma, N.; Kasturiratne, A.; Siddiqui, S.; Jafar, T. H. (Public Library of Science:San Francisco, CA ., 2019)
    Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease and leading cause of premature death globally. In 2008, approximately 40% of adults were diagnosed with hypertension, with more than 1.5 billion people ...
  • Mettananda, S.; Pathiraja, H.; Peiris, R.; Wickramarathne, N.; Bandara, D.; de Silva, U.; Mettananda, C.; Premawardhena, A. (John Wiley, 2019)
    BACKGROUND: Regular blood transfusion therapy still remains the cornerstone in the management of β-thalassemia. Although recommendations are clear for patients with β-thalassemia major, uniform transfusion guidelines are ...
  • Amarasena, H. L. P.; Silva, F. H. D. S.; Tilakaratna, P. M. Y. I.; Jayamanne, S. F.; Ranawaka, U. K. (BioMed Central,London, 2019)
    BACKGROUND:Melioidosis is an infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, which is more prevalent in the tropics and leads to significant morbidity and mortality. It characteristically produces widespread caseous lesions ...

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