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  • Chandratilake, M. (Blackwell Pub., 2020)
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  • Sung, Y.J.; de Las Fuentes, L.; Winkler, T.W.; Chasman, D.I.; Bentley, A.R.; Kraja, A.T.; Ntalla, I.; Warren, H.R.; Guo, X.; Schwander, K.; Manning, A.K.; Brown, M.R.; Aschard, H.; Feitosa, M.F.; Franceschini, N.; Lu, Y.; Cheng, C.Y.; Sim, X.; Vojinovic, D.; Marten, J.; Musani, S.K.; Kilpeläinen, T.O.; Richard, M.A.; Aslibekyan, S.; Bartz, T.M.; Dorajoo, R.; Li, C.; Liu, Y.; Rankinen, T.; Smith, A.V.; Tajuddin, S.M.; Tayo, B.O.; Zhao, W.; Zhou, Y.; Matoba, N.; Sofer, T.; Alver, M.; Amini, M.; Boissel, M.; Chai, J.F.; Chen, X.; Divers, J.; Gandin, I.; Gao, C.; Giulianini, F.; Goel, A.; Harris, S.E.; Hartwig, F.P.; He, M.; Horimoto, A.R.V.R.; Hsu, F.C.; Jackson, A.U.; Kammerer, C.M.; Kasturiratne, A.; Komulainen, P.; Kühnel, B.; Leander, K.; Lee, W.J.; Lin, K.H.; Luan, J.; Lyytikäinen, L.P.; McKenzie, C.A.; Nelson, C.P.; Noordam, R.; Scott, R.A.; Sheu, W.H.H.; Stančáková, A.; Takeuchi, F.; van der Most, P.J.; Varga, T.V.; Waken, R.J.; Wang, H.; Wang, Y.; Ware, E.B.; Weiss, S.; Wen, W.; Yanek, L.R.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, J.H.; Afaq, S.; Alfred, T.; Amin, N.; Arking, D.E.; Aung, T.; Barr, R.G.; Bielak, L.F.; Boerwinkle, E.; Bottinger, E.P.; Braund, P.S.; Brody, J.A.; Broeckel, U.; Cade, B.; Campbell, A.; Canouil, M.; Chakravarti, A.; Cocca, M.; Collins, F.S.; Connell, J.M.; de Mutsert, R.; de Silva, H.J.; Dörr, M.; Duan, Q.; Eaton, C.B.; Ehret, G.; Evangelou, E.; Faul, J.D.; Forouhi, N.G.; Franco, O.H.; Friedlander, Y.; Gao, H.; Gigante, B.; Gu, C.C.; Gupta, P.; Hagenaars, S.P.; Harris, T.B.; He, J.; Heikkinen, S.; Heng, C.K.; Hofman, A.; Howard, B.V.; Hunt, S.C.; Irvin, M.R.; Jia, Y.; Katsuya, T.; Kaufman, J.; Kerrison, N.D.; Khor, C.C.; Koh, W.P.; Koistinen, H.A.; Kooperberg, C.B.; Krieger, J.E.; Kubo, M.; Kutalik, Z.; Kuusisto, J.; Lakka, T.A.; Langefeld, C.D.; Langenberg, C.; Launer, L.J.; Lee, J.H.; Lehne, B.; Levy, D.; Lewis, C.E.; Li, Y.; Lifelines Cohort Study; Lim, S.H.; Liu, C.T.; Liu, J.; Liu, J.; Liu, Y.; Loh, M.; Lohman, K.K.; Louie, T.; Mägi, R.; Matsuda, K.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Milani, L.; Momozawa, Y.; Mosley, T.H. Jr; Nalls, M.A.; Nasri, U.; O'Connell, J.R.; Ogunniyi, A.; Palmas, W.R.; Palmer, N.D.; Pankow, J.S.; Pedersen, N.L.; Peters, A.; Peyser, P.A.; Polasek, O.; Porteous, D.; Raitakari, O.T.; Renström, F.; Rice, T.K.; Ridker, P.M.; Robino, A.; Robinson, J.G.; Rose, L.M.; Rudan, I.; Sabanayagam, C.; Salako, B.L.; Sandow, K.; Schmidt, C.O.; Schreiner, P.J.; Scott, W.R.; Sever, P.; Sims, M.; Sitlani, C.M.; Smith, B.H.; Smith, J.A.; Snieder, H.; Starr, J.M.; Strauch, K.; Tang, H.; Taylor, K.D.; Teo, Y.Y.; Tham, Y.C.; Uitterlinden, A.G.; Waldenberger, M.; Wang, L.; Wang, Y.X.; Wei, W.B.; Wilson, G.; Wojczynski, M.K.; Xiang, Y.B.; Yao, J.; Yuan, J.M.; Zonderman, A.B.; Becker, D.M.; Boehnke, M.; Bowden, D.W.; Chambers, J.C.; Chen, Y.I.; Weir, D.R.; de Faire, U.; Deary, I.J.; Esko, T.; Farrall, M.; Forrester, T.; Freedman, B.I.; Froguel, P.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Horta, B.L.; Hung, Y.J.; Jonas, J.B.; Kato, N.; Kooner, J.S.; Laakso, M.; Lehtimäki, T.; Liang, K.W.; Magnusson, P.K.E.; VOldehinkel, A.J.; Pereira, A.C.; Perls, T.; Rauramaa, R.; Redline, S.; Rettig, R.; Samani, N.J.; Scott, J.; Shu, X.O.; van der Harst, P.; Wagenknecht, L.E.; Wareham, N.J.; Watkins, H.; Wickremasinghe, A.R.; Wu, T.; Kamatani, Y.; Laurie, C.C.; Bouchard, C.; Cooper, R.S.; Evans, M.K.; Gudnason, V.; Hixson, J.; Kardia, S.L.R.; Kritchevsky, S.B.; Psaty, B.M.; van Dam, R.M.; Arnett, D.K.; Mook-Kanamori, D.O.; Fornage, M.; Fox, E.R.; Hayward, C.; van Duijn, C.M.; Tai, E.S.; Wong, T.Y.; Loos, R.J.F.; Reiner, A.P.; Rotimi, C.N.; Bierut, L.J.; Zhu, X.; Cupples, L.A.; Province, M.A.; Rotter, J.I.; Franks, P.W.; Rice, K.; Elliott, P.; Caulfield, M.J.; Gauderman, W.J.; Munroe, P.B.; Rao, D.C.; Morrison, A.C. (IRL Press at Oxford University Press., 2019)
    ABSTRACT: Elevated blood pressure (BP), a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, is influenced by both genetic and lifestyle factors. Cigarette smoking is one such lifestyle factor. Across five ancestries, we ...
  • Dharmarathna, I.; Miles, A.; Fuller, L.; Allen, J. (Elsevier/North-Holland., 2020)
    OBJECTIVES: To utilize objective, quantitative videofluoroscopic swallow measures to profile swallowing in infants and to determine the likelihood of objective swallow measures to predict risk of swallow impairments such ...
  • Gunathilaka, N.; Chandrasena, N.; Wijerathna, T.; Fuji, Y.; Gunasekara, D.; Gunatilaka, R.P.; Premaratna, R. (Hindawi Pub. Corp., 2020)
    ABSTRACT: Strongyloidiasis is caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis which has the unique ability to reproduce and complete its entire life cycle within the human host through its autoinfection cycle. Diagnosis ...
  • Wijerathna, T.; Gunathilaka, N. (BioMed Central, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Phlebotomine sand flies are a medically important group of insects that is responsible for the transmission of leishmaniasis. Surveillance plays a major role in vector control programmes through exploring species ...
  • Zeevenhooven, J.; van der Heijden, S.; Devanarayana, N.M.; Rajindrajith, S.; Benninga, M.A. (Raven Press., 2020)
    This is response to the article (J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. . 2020;70(4):e71-e76.) by same authors.
  • Dayasiri, K.; Jayamanne, S. F.; Jayasinghe, C. Y. (Hindawi Pub. Corp., 2020)
    ABSTRACT: Context. Pharmaceutical products are the leading cause accidental poisoning in middle- and high-income countries. Patterns of poisoning with medicinal drugs change across different geographic regions and over ...
  • Paranagama, M. P.; Piyarathne, N. S.; Nandasena, T. L.; Jayatilake, S.; Navaratne, A.; Galhena, B. P.; Williams, S.; Rajapakse, J.; Kita, K. (BioMed Central., 2020)
    BACKGROUND: The Sri Lankan traditional betel quid (TBQ) which had been extensively used in the country before its colonization is claimed to have antiperiodontopathic effects in the Sri Lankan folklore. However, there is ...
  • Heiyanthuduwage, T.M.; Sumanasena, S.P.; Kitnasamy, G.; Sheedy, H. S.; Khandaker, G.; Fernando, R.; Wijesekara, S.; Jagoda, J.; Ratnayake, P.; Wanigasinghe, J.; Mclntyre, S.; Goldsmith, S.; Waight, E.; Badawi, N.; Muhit, M.; Muttiah, N. (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., 2020)
    INTRODUCTION: Cerebral palsy (CP) describes a heterogeneous group of motor disorders resulting from disturbance in the developing brain. CP occurs in approximately 2.1 per 1000 live births in high-income countries, but in ...
  • Ediriweera, D. S.; de Silva, N. R.; Malavige, G. N.; de Silva, H. J. (Public Library of Science, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka diagnosed its first local case of COVID-19 on 11 March 2020. The government acted swiftly to contain transmission, with extensive public health measures. At the end of 30 days, Sri Lanka had 197 cases, ...
  • Niriella, M.A.; Ediriweera, D.S.; de Silva, A.P.; Premaratna, R.; Balasooriya, P.; Duminda, K.D.; Malavige, N.G.; Wanigasuriya, K.; Lekamwasam, S.; Kularathne, S.A.; Siribaddana, S.; de Silva, H.J.; Jayasinghe, S. (BioMed Central, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: The first case of a coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infection in a Sri Lankan was reported on March 11, 2020. The situation in Sri Lanka changed with the rapid increase of personnel contracting COVID-19 in a naval ...
  • Withana, S. S.; Mendis, K.; Nandasena, S.; Wickramasinghe, A. R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: In 20 J 5, the Ministry of Health reported that 55 million outpatient visits were made to government OPDs and estimates 100 million visits by 2027. We studied the community symptom prevalence, ...
  • Hitige, D.G.; Herath, B.P.B.; Herath, N.M.I.U.; Hasna, M.H.F.; Harshani, H.A.D.; Chandratilake, M.N. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: In Sri Lanka, the concept of infertility and its treatment are influenced by cultural norms. This study explored the common cultural beliefs and remedies associated with infertility in Sri Lanka ...
  • de Silva, S.T.; Ediriweera, D.; Beddage, T.; Kasturiratne, A.; Niriella, M.A.; de Silva, A.P.; Dassanayake, A.S.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Kato, N.; Wickramasinghe, A.R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: There is limited data on incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) from South Asia. We investigated incidence and predictors ofT2DM in an urban, adult population after seven-years of follow-up. ...
  • Perera, N. C. S.; Lakrnal, P. A. S. C.; Wijesuriya, H.; Kandeepan, S.; Fernando, A. I. B.; Dineshkumar, P.; Perera, K. M. N. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) is the tobacco observatory in Sri Lanka established under the WHO FCTC article 5.3. Resource-efficient methods to engage public in monitoring tobacco industry ...
  • Ellawala, A.T.; Chandratilake, M.N.; de Silva, N.R. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Early recognition and correction of lapses of professionalism occurring during 'the undergraduate period is vital. This study aimed to explore the lapses of professionalism occurring among local ...
  • de Silva, A.H.W.; Ranaweera, R.K.R.V.; Madurawala, C.S.I. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Teaching common clinical presentations is a primary objective during the 4th year 4-week Family Medicine rotation. Sharing new clinical knowledge becomes vital as only two students can be ...
  • Jayawickrama, W.I.U.; Abeysena, H.T.C.S. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Risk prediction model can be used to estimate the probability of developing endometrial carcinoma among postmenopausal women. The aim of the study was to develop a model to predict the risk of ...
  • Perera, P. S.; Premawardhena, A.; Mettananda, S.; Rodrigo, R.; Perera, L.; Weatherall, D. J.; Allen, S.; Allen, A. (Sri Lanka Medical Association., 2019)
    INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Effective, low-cost, point-of-care tests are needed for haemoglobinopathy traits and iron deficiency throughout Southeast Asia. The objective of this study is to evaluate a combination of simple, ...
  • Wijerathna, T.; Gunathunga, S.; Gunathilaka, N. (Elsevier, 2020)
    ABSTRACT: Vector-borne diseases are one of the main concerns regarding global health. Among these, leishmaniasis stands as one of the most serious issues. This disease is transmitted via the bite of female phlebotomine ...

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