Digital Repository: Recent submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Ranasinghe, A.W.I.P.; Pathmeswaran, A.; de Silva, V.A. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of female sexual dysfunctions in Sri Lanka is not known. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunctions and associated factors among women aged 21 to 60 ...
  • Pathirana, V.P.S.D.; Jayaratne, K. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Menstrual problems are common among adolescent girls. Uncorrected menstrual problems may have serious pathological consequences and can adversely affect the daily routine. Seeking care on ...
  • Siriwardana, R.C.; Niriella, M.A.; Dassanayake, A.S.; Ediriweera, D.S.; Gunathilaka, B.; Liyanage, C.A.H.; Siwasundaram, T.; de Silva, H.J. (Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a leading cause for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Sri Lanka. In these patients diabetes mellitus, alcohol abuse and liver inflammation are known to increase ...
  • Abegunasekara, N.S.; Peiris, K.P.P. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) is one of the major causes of sudden painless loss of vision after diabetic retinopathy. Two third of patients with ischemic BRVO are prone to blindness.There has been no treatment ...
  • Abeysooriya, S.R.; Nuwansiri, L.S.B.; Kasturirathne, K.T.A.S.C. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Administration of medicines through nasal route is known as Nasya Karma. As it is the nearest root, any disease related to head is best treated by this procedure. A Nasya formulae which is used for Shiroroga was collected ...
  • Hemali, K.R.; Varnakulendran, N.; Sivaganesan, S. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Lannea coromandelica is a well-known tree that belongs to Anacardiacae family and is commonly known as Odhi in Tamil and Hik in Sinhala. Although it has been used by traditional physicians, still it has not been used in ...
  • Perera, B.S.R.; Dayarathna, M.T.A.; Perera, B.P.R.; Karunarathne, E.D.C.; Sudesh, A.D.H. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Triphala decoction is a therapeutic agent used in the form of Ashchyotana (eye drops) for acute conjunctivitis. The antibacterial assay was performed according to the standard Antibiotic Sensitivity Test (ABST) for ...
  • Bhusari, V.B. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Ayurveda science emphasizes equally on preventive and curative aspects of health. Teeth are most important organs of mechanical digestion in body. Unless the teeth pulverize the food, enzymes cannot chemically digest it. ...
  • Kadam, S. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The aim of Garbhini paricharya is to maintain a healthy progeny, i.e., child having long life, good health and fortune, power of supremacy, energy, complexion and healthy sensory organs. Health of all sensory organs ...
  • Nishshanka, N.M.S.A.; Samaratunga, U. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    A wide range of distinctive treatment procedures have been used in the management of eye disorders in Sri Lankan traditional medicine. Among them, traditional Puravaliyam is a procedure where the medicated paste is applied ...
  • Ushakanthan, S.; Visweswaran, S.; Sivakkumar, S.; Mariyappan, A.; Banumathi, V. (Department of Shalya Shalakya,Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Seenthil Chooranam is one of the traditional Siddha formulae used in various kinds of diseases in Siddha system of medicine. The test drug Seenthil Chooranam (Chooranam-one of the 32 types of internal medicine), mentioned ...

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