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Conference Papers

 

This collection contains abstracts of conference papers, presented at local and international conferences by the staff of the Faculty of Medicine

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  • Galhenage, J.S.; Rupasinghe, J.P.; de Silva, A.P.; Williams, S.; Gunasena, B. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the disease perception and prevalence of depression and anxiety among TB patients at National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, Sri Lanka. METHOD: A descriptive cross ...
  • Dassanayaka, I.P.E.U.; Bandara, M.R.P.M.; Hettige, S.; Ediriweera, E.P.D.S. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The ICT literacy has become a fundamental cornerstone of modern education, learning and health care delivery. This study aimed to evaluate the prior exposure on Internet, Email, Microsoft Office ...
  • Siriwardena, R.C.; Niriella, M.A.; Dassanayake, A.S.; de Silva, A.P.; Gunathilake, B.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION: Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The significance of pre-treatment AFP (pt-AFP) in non-viral HCC (nvHCC) is not clear. METHOD: Patients with nvHCC, referred to a ...
  • Siriwardena, R.C.; Niriella, M.A.; Dassanayake, A.S.; de Silva, A.P.; Gunathilake, B.; Chok, K.S.H.; Lo, C.M.; Chan, S.C.; Fan, S.T.; de Silva, S.T. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Viral hepatitis is the leading cause for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) globally. Cryptogenic or non-alcoholic fatty liver related HCC is increasing and is predominant in Sri Lanka (SL). Few ...
  • Shanika, L.G.T.; Wijekoon, C.N.; Jayamanne, S.; Coombes, J.; de Silva, H.A.; Dawson, A. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a major problem in drug utilization. The study aimed to describe the incidence and nature of ADRs in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with non-communicable ...
  • Wijesundara, C.R.; Kasturiratna, K.T.A.A. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Ageing is a universal phenomenon and enhancement of healthy life expectancy is an issue of immense public health importance. The objective of the study was to describe health related quality ...
  • Perera, K.M.N.; Guruge, G.N.D.; Jayawardana, P.L. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The link between tobacco and poverty is well established. Monaragala is the poorest rural district in the southern parts of Sri Lanka and second poorest in the country. The Central Bank statistics ...
  • Perera, G.L.R.S.; Wijayaratne, L.S.; Senarath, U.; Dissanayake, P.H.; Karunanayake, A.L.; Dissanayake, V.H.W. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Structural integrity of aggrecan (coded by ACAN gene) plays a major role in lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ACAN gene have been implicated in LDD. The ...
  • Kannangara, D.K.S.; Subasinghe, D.; Lokuhetti, M.D.S.; Dassanayake, R.S.; Gunawardena, Y.I.N.S. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Human epidermal growth factor receptor2(HER2) protein overexpression and/or HER2gene amplification is linked to dismal outcome of Gastric carcinoma(GCa). Immunohistochemistry(IHC) and fluorescence ...
  • Fernando, S.C.; Wickramasinghe, R.D.S.S.; Luke, W.A.N.V.; Gunathilake, M.P.M.L.; Sebastiampillai, B.S.; Miththinda, J.K.N.D.; Silva, F.H.D.S.; Premaratne, B.A.H.R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Management of infections caused by ESBL producers is a challenge and expensive. Known associations for ESBL-UTI include recent hospitalizations, recent treatment with cephalosporins, quinolones ...
  • Niriella, M.A.; Kodisinghe, S.K.; Dinamithra, N.P.; Rajapakshe, N.; Nanayakkara, S.D.; Luke, H.P.D.P.; Silva, K.T.M.; Dassanayaka, A.S.; de Silva, A.P.; Navarathne, N.M.M.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION: There is very limited data on the early clinical course of IBD from Sri Lanka. METHOD: Patients with histologically proven IBD [ulcerative colitis(UC), Crohn disease(CD)] of less than 3 years duration, were ...
  • Niriella, M.A.; Kodisinghe, S.K.; Dinamithra, N.P.; Rajapakshe, N.; Nanayakkara, S.D.; Luke, H.P.D.P.; Silva, K.T.M.; Dassanayaka, A.S.; de Silva, A.P.; Navarathne, N.M.M.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Asia Pacific, with recent changes in phenotype reported from some countries. METHOD: Patients with histologically proven IBD [ulcerative colitis(UC), Crohn’s ...
  • Luke, W.A.N.V.; Fernando, S.C.; Wickremasinghe, R.D.S.S.; Sebastiampillai, B.S.; Gunathilake, M.P.M.L.; Miththinda, J.K.N.D.; Silva, F.H.D.S.; Premaratne, B.A.H.R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: ESBLs are enzymes that confer resistance to all penicillins, cephalosporins, and aztreonam. ESBL producing organisms causing urinary tract infections (ESBL-UTI) are increasing in incidence and ...
  • Niriella, M.A.; de Silva, S.T.; Kasturiratna, A.; Perera, K.R.; Subasinghe, S.K.C.E.; Kodisinghe, S.K.; Piyaratna, T.A.C.L.; Vithiya, K.; Dassanayaka, A.S.; de Silva, A.P.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Kato, N.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is usually associated with obesity. However, some NAFLD patients are lean. We assessed the characteristics and risk factors for lean-NAFLD. METHOD: In ...
  • Premawardhena, A.P.; Ranawaka, U.R.; Hapangama, A.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Hettiarachchi, S.; Salvin, K.A.; Pilapitiya, T.; Sanjaya, G.; Oilvieri, N.F.; Weatherall, D.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Increasing interest has been directed to the study of white matter changes and lacunar infarcts in patients with haemoglobinopathies which are thought to be clinically silent. Previous studies ...
  • Rishikesavan, V.; de Silva, A.P.; Niriella, M.A.; Mendis, W.A.S.; Ruston, S.M.; Pathmeswaran, A.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The community prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) globally varies from 10 to 25%. Telephone interviews have been widely used to collect data. There is limited data on community prevalence ...
  • Mudalige, N.A.; Siriwardana, R.C.; Chandrasekara, G.A.P. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Sri Lanka is experiencing a rapidly rising incidence of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and its associated complications. The aim of the study was to evaluate dietary and lifestyle ...
  • de Silva, B.G.R.; de Zoysa, P.; Williams, S.S. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Social phobia is a debilitating anxiety disorder with negative social implications. University students in Sri Lanka appear to have high prevalence rates of social phobia according to preliminary ...
  • Kumarasinghe, K.A.P.R.; Pinto, M.D.P.; Munasinghe, B.N.L.; Dissanayake, D.M.C.D.; Abeyrathne, I.G.K.P.; Amaraweera, P.C.; Fernando, R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Ultra Sound Scan (USS) and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of thyroid nodules are carried out in patients with goitre. THY3 lesions cause diagnostic difficulty and risk of malignancy in ...
  • Silva, F.H.D.S.; Luke, N.; Piyarathne, S.P.M.L.R.; de Silva, S.T. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Care of terminally ill patients and their families by health care workers (HCW) is variable from person to person. The quality of care is influenced by attitudes that the provider holds towards ...

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