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  • de Silva, H.J.; Ratnatunga, N.; Ramadasa, S. (Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka, 1994)
    Based on serological studies, Sri Lanka has a relatively low Hepatitis B virus (HB V) [hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)] carrier rate of 0.9% and a low prevalence of HBV (5-10%) among patients with primary hepatocellular ...
  • de Silva, A.P.; de Silva, H.J.; Fonseka, C. (Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka, 1994)
    It is widely believed that listening (.0 music quietly is relaxing and therefore tends to reduce blood pressure (BP). To test this hypothesis we performed a cress-over study in 30 healthy Sinhalese male volunteers (non-smokers) ...
  • Deen, K.I.; Gunasekara, P.C. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1997)
    INTRODUCTION: Although an association between Uterovaginal prolapse (UVP) and urinary incontinence is known, the prevalence of anoreetal dysfunction in UVP remains largely unexplored. AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of u ...
  • Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A.; Deen, K.I. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1997)
    INTRODUCTION: Data are lacking on psychometric scores and the emotional state in Sri Lankan patients with the irritable bowel syndrome. AIM: To evaluate patients with IBS using a Hospital Anxiety Depression (I IAD) scale ...
  • Deen, K.I.; Premaratna, R.; Fonseka, M.M.D.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1997)
    INTRODUCTION: The recto-anal inhihilory reflex (RAIR) is characterized by reflex relaxation of die anal canal in response to electrical stimulation of the rectaJ mucosa, and is mediated by nitrergic neural plexuses within ...
  • Salgado, S.; Angunawala, P.; de Tissera, A. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1997)
    OBJECTIVES : The pathogenesis of pregnancy induced hypertension and its relationship to pathological and ullrastructural changes of the placenta has not been adequately understood We studied placenta! (issue from foetal ...
  • Deen, K.I.; Premaratna, R.; Fonseka, M.M.D.; de Silva, H.J. (BMJ Publishing, 1997)
    INTRODUCTION: The recto-anal inhibitory reflex (RAIR) is characterized by reflex relaxation of the anal canal in response to electrical stimulation of the rectal mucosa, and is mediated by nitrergic neural plexuses within ...
  • Jayasinghe, J.A.P. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1997)
    INTRODUCTION: In senile osteoporosis, thinning and loss of irabeculae in tlie proximal end of ilie lemur leads to hip fractures. New bone formation in ihe form of thickening of remaining irabeculae and microcallus formation ...
  • Gunatilake, S.B.; Premawardhena, A. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1997)
    AIM: Data on stroke subtypes in Sri Lanka are limited. This is due to the unavailability of brain imaging facilities in most government hospitals in the country. In two leading private hospitals in Colombo, a high proportion ...
  • Deen, K.I.; Welgama, V.; Perera, C. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    INTRODUCTION : Frequent ablution followed by hand drying is recommended in surgical wards as prophylaxis against cross infection. It is recommended that hands are dried using " clean" towels. Aim : This study was designed ...
  • Samarasekera, D.N.; Welgama, U.; Kumara, G.M.C.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    OBJECTIVES : As there is no documented study for the Sri Lankan population, our study was mainly aimed at re-evaluating the hepatic venous drainage. DESIGN,SETTING AND METHODS : Seventy five non selected fresh adult cadavers ...
  • de Silva, N.; Mendis, K. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    OBJECTIVE : To identify people's needs from the reasons for encounter with family physicians, to illustrate the pattern of morbidity in general practice and determine the workload of general practitioners(GPs) in Sri Lanka ...
  • de Silva, N.; Mendis, K.; Nowfel, M.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    OBJECTIVE : To help students leam communication skills in a family practice setting through viewing of live video consultations critique of communication skills during a videotape replay of consultations METHOD : The ...
  • Wijesinghe, P.S.; Gunasekera, P.C. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    INTRODUCTION : Standard VH & R involves closure of the peritoneum with a purse string suture. Potential benefits are prevention of Fallopian tube prolapse, prolapse of intestines, vault prolapse and recurrence of the ...
  • de Silva, N.; Sirisena, J.; Gunasekera, D.; de Silva, J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    OBJECTIVES : A prospective, unmatched, case-control study was done to assess the safety of mebendazole threapy in pregnancy, a hitherto uninvestigated factor. DESIGN : All women delivering in the University Obstetrics Unit ...
  • Samarasekera, D.N.; Suraweera, P.H.R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
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  • Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A .; Rajakaruna, R.R.; Dassanayake, H.; Ratnayake, J.A.W.S.; Gunawardana, W.P.M.; Fernando, P.L.N. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    INTRODUCTION : Suicide and deliberate self harm [DSH) in Sri Lanka have caused considerable concern due to its dramatic increase over the past few iecades. In global terms Sri Lanka has the highest -ate of suicide amongst ...
  • Karunasekera, K.A.W.; Pathirana, D.; Alwis, L.W.G.R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    INTRODUCTION: The awareness of incidence and aetiology of septicaemia plays an important role when implementing preventive measures. The identification of offending organism helps to guide the initial antibiotic therapy ...
  • Deen, K.I.; Jayakody, M.; de Silva, A.P.; Bodhipakse, S.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 1998)
    INTRODUCTION: Prosthetic peritoneovenous shunts are useful to manage resistant ascites due to portal hypertension. However, they are expensive and not widely available. AIM : To assess the efficacy to direct sapheno-peritoneal ...
  • Abeyewickreme, W.; Wijesundara, M.; Weerasooriya, M.M.V.; Naotunna, T. de S.; de Silva, N.R.; Ismail, M.M.; Dissanaike, A.S. (Elsevier, 1998)

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