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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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  • Karunasena, V. M.; Marasinghe, M.; Ranaweera, D.; Fernando, D.; Koo, C.; Mendis, K. N.; Wickremasinghe, R.; Herath, H. D. B.; Hapuarachchi, H. C.; Hewavitharana, M.; Hasantha, R.; Senaratne, A. S.; Amarasinghe, S. (London : BioMed Central, 2019)
    BACKGROUND:There has been no local transmission of malaria in Sri Lanka for 6 years following elimination of the disease in 2012. Malaria vectors are prevalent in parts of the country, and imported malaria cases continue ...
  • Fernando, M.; Kankananarachchi, I.; Navabalasooriyar, P.; Herath, B.; Punchihewa, P. (Hindawi Pub. Corp, 2019)
    Leprosy is a common skin disease in Sri Lanka which is being increasingly diagnosed due to the existing successful public health programme. Dapsone is a drug which holds unique pharmacological properties where it serves ...
  • Feng, L.; Cobra-Bps Study Group; Jafar, T. H.; Senan, S.; Farazdaq, H.; Kasturiratne, A.; Luke, N.; Islam, M. T.; Raqib, R.; Jehan, I.; de Silva, H. A.; Naheed, A. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2019)
    We aimed to explore the cross-country variation in the prevalence of comorbid prediabetes or diabetes and determine the sociodemographic, lifestyle, and clinical factors, especially body mass index (BMI) and waist ...
  • Palagyi, A.; de Silva, H. A.; Praveen, D.; Patel, A. (Carlton, Vic., Australia : Blackwell Science Asia, 2019)
    No abstract available
  • Muttiah, N.; Riley, L.; Bongo, H.; Beale, B.; Drager, K. D. R. (Sage journals, 2019)
    Young children with complex communication needs are often severely restricted in their ability to communicate and develop language skills. A major barrier preventing these children from accessing communication is a lack ...
  • Wijesuriya, H.; Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka; Rajasuriya, M.; Fernando, I. B.; Lakmal, S.; Dineshkumar, P.; Vithanage, P. R.; de Silva, G.; Perera, M. N. (London : BMJ Pub. Group, 2019)
    Abstract not available
  • Udayanga, L.; Ranathunge, T.; Iqbal, M. C. M.; Abeyewickreme, W.; Hapugoda, M. (San Francisco, CA : Public Library of Science, 2019)
    Many countries are in search of more effective and sustainable methods for controlling dengue vectors, due to undeniable inefficiencies in chemical and mechanical vector control methods. Bio-control of vectors by copepods ...
  • Gunathilaka, N.; Chandrasena, N.; Udayanga, L. (Nasr City : Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2019)
    Skin disorders are one of the commonest conditions among school children in developing countries. There are only a few published studies available from Sri Lanka on the prevalence of skin disorders. A community-based ...
  • Bentley, A. R.; Chasman, D. I.; Schwander, K.; Ntalla, I.; Kraja, A. T.; Winkler, T. W.; Brown, M. R.; Sung, Y. J.; Lim, E.; Huffman, J. E.; Vojinovic, D.; Sim, X.; Cheng, C. Y.; Lu, Y.; Liu, J.; Guo, X.; Deng, X.; Musani, S. K.; Li, C.; Feitosa, M. F.; Richard, M. A.; Noordam, R.; Baker, J.; Chen, G.; Aschard, H.; Bartz, T. M.; Ding, J.; Dorajoo, R.; Manning, A. K.; Rankinen, T.; Smith, A. V.; Tajuddin, S. M.; Zhao, W.; Graff, M.; Alver, M.; Boissel, M.; Chai, J. F.; Chen, X.; Divers, J.; Evangelou, E.; Gao, C.; Goel, A.; Hagemeijer, Y.; Harris, S. E.; Hartwig, F. P.; He, M.; Horimoto, A. R. V. R.; Hsu, F. C.; Hung, Y. J.; Jackson, A. U.; Kasturiratne, A.; Komulainen, P.; Kühnel, B.; Leander, K.; Lin, K. H.; Luan, J.; Lyytikäinen, L. P.; Matoba, N.; Nolte, I. M.; Pietzner, M.; Prins, B.; Riaz, M.; Robino, A.; Said, M. A.; Schupf, N.; Scott, R. A.; Sofer, T.; Stancáková, A.; Takeuchi, F.; Tayo, B. O.; van der Most, P. J.; Varga, T. V.; Wang, T. D.; Wang, Y.; Ware, E. B.; Wen, W.; Xiang, Y. B.; Yanek, L. R.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, J. H.; Adeyemo, A.; Afaq, S.; Amin, N.; Amini, M.; Arking, D. E.; Arzumanyan, Z.; Aung, T.; Ballantyne, C.; Barr, R. G.; Bielak, L. F.; Boerwinkle, E.; Bottinger, E. P.; Broeckel, U.; Chen, Y. I.; Charumathi, S.; Canouil, M.; Campbell, A.; Cade, B. E.; Brown, M.; Christensen, K.; de Las Fuentes, L.; Connell, J. M.; Concas, M. P.; COGENT-Kidney Consortium; de Silva, H. J.; de Vries, P. S.; Doumatey, A.; Duan, Q.; Eaton, C. B.; Eppinga, R. N.; Faul, J. D.; Floyd, J. S.; Gigante, B.; Gharib, S. A.; Forouhi, N.G.; Ghanbari, M.; Gao, H.; Gandin, I.; Friedlander, Y.; Forrester, T.; Hixson, J. E.; Hirata, M.; Justice, A. E.; Jonas, J. B.; Johnson, C.; Joehanes, R.; Jia, Y.; EPIC-InterAct Consortium; Ikram, M. A.; Katsuya, T.; Khor, C. C.; Kilpeläinen, T. O.; Koh, W. P.; 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.; Lewis, C. E.; Li, Y.; Liang, J.; Lin, S.; Liu, C.T.; Liu, J.; Liu, K.; Loh, M.; Lohman, K. K.; Louie, T.; Luzzi, A.; Mägi, R.; Mahajan, A.; Manichaikul, A. W.; McKenzie, C. A.; Meitinger, T.; Metspalu, A.; Milaneschi, Y.; Milani, L.; Mohlke, K. L.; Momozawa, Y.; Morris, A. P.; Murray, A. D.; Nalls, M. A.; Nauck, M.; Nelson, C. P.; North, K. E.; O'Connell, J. R.; Palmer, N. D.; Papanicolau, G. J.; Pedersen, N. L.; Peters, A.; Peyser, P. A.; Polasek, O.; Poulter, N.; Raitakari, O. T.; Reiner, A. P.; Renström, F.; Rice, T. K.; Rich, S. S.; Robinson, J. G.; Rose, L. M.; Rosendaal, F. R.; Rudan, I.; Schmidt, C. O.; Schreiner, P. J.; Scott, W. R.; Sever, P.; Shi, Y.; Sidney, S.; Sims, M.; Smith, J. A.; Snieder, H.; Starr, J. M.; Strauch, K.; Stringham, H. M.; Tan, N. Y. Q.; Tang, H.; Taylor, K. D.; Teo, Y. Y.; Tham, Y. C.; Tiemeier, H.; Turner, S. T.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; Understanding Society Scientific Group; van Heemst, D.; Waldenberger, M.; Wang, H.; Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Wei, W. B.; Williams, C. A.; Wilson, G. Sr.; Wojczynski, M. K.; Yao, J.; Young, K.; Yu, C.; Yuan, J. M.; Zhou, J.; Zonderman, A. B.; Becker, D. M.; Boehnke, M.; Bowden, D. W.; Chambers, J. C.; Cooper, R. S.; de Faire, U.; Deary, I. J.; Elliott, P.; Esko, T.; Farrall, M.; Franks, P. W.; Freedman, B. I.; Froguel, P.; Gasparini, P.; Gieger, C.; Horta, B. L.; Juang, J. J.; Kamatani, Y.; Kammerer, C. M.; Kato, N.; Kooner, J. S.; Laakso, M.; Laurie, C. C.; Lee, I. T.; Lehtimäki, T.; Lifelines Cohort; Magnusson, P. K. E.; Oldehinkel, A. J.; Penninx, B. W. J. H.; Pereira, A. C.; Rauramaa, R.; Redline, S.; Samani, N. J.; Scott, J.; Shu, X. O.; van der Harst, P.; Wagenknecht, L. E.; Wang, J. S.; Wang, Y. X.; Wareham, N. J.; Watkins, H.; Weir, D. R.; Wickremasinghe, A. R.; Wu, T.; Zeggini, E.; Zheng, W.; Bouchard, C.; Evans, M. K.; Gudnason, V.; Kardia, S. L. R.; Liu, Y.; Psaty, B. M.; Ridker, P. M.; van Dam, R. M.; Mook-Kanamori, D. O.; Fornage, M.; Province, M. A.; Kelly, T. N.; Fox, E. R.; Hayward, C.; van Duijn, C. M.; Tai, E. S.; Wong, T. Y.; Loos, R. J. F.; Franceschini, N.; Rotter, J. I.; Zhu, X.; Bierut, L. J.; Gauderman, W. J.; Rice, K.; Munroe, P. B.; Morrison, A. C.; Rao, D. C.; Cupples, L. A.; Rotimi, C. N. (Nature Publishing Group, 2019)
    The concentrations of high- and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides are influenced by smoking, but it is unknown whether genetic associations with lipids may be modified by smoking. We conducted a ...
  • Chandrasena, T. G. A. N.; Premaratna, R.; Mallawaarachchi, C. H.; Gunawardena, N. K.; Gunathilaka, P. A. D. H. N.; Abeyewickrama, W. Y.; de Silva, N. R. (New York, NY : Hindawi Pub. Co, 2019)
    BACKGROUND:Human dirofilariasis is an emerging zoonosis in many countries. Dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens may present with diverse clinical manifestations in humans due to aberrant localization of worm lesions ...
  • Gunathilaka, N.; Ranathunge, T.; Udayanga, L.; Wijegunawardena, A.; Gilles, J. R. L.; Abeyewickreme, W. (London : BioMed Central, 2019)
    BACKGROUND:Sex separation of mosquitoes at different stages is currently being attempted to ensure the successful release of male mosquitoes in novel vector control approaches. Mechanical and behavioral techniques have ...
  • Chandradasa, M.; Rathnayake, L. C. (Baltimore Md : Williams And Wilkins, 2019)
    No abstract available
  • Nishad, N.; Hewage, S. A.; Arulmoly, K.; Amaratunge, M. S.; de Silva, J.; Kasturiratne, K. T. A. A.; Abeysundara, P. K.; Wickramasinghe, A. R. (Hindawi Publication Corporation, 2019)
    Cataract is still the leading cause of blindness. Many government institutes and voluntary organizations in Sri Lanka are providing free treatment services to patients with cataract. Still people are not patronizing the ...
  • Nadeshkumar, A.; Sathiadas, G.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Ranganathan, S. S. (Mumbai : Wolters Kluwer Health, Medknow, 2019)
    BACKGROUND:Owing to lack of indicators, researchers are compelled to use non-specific indicators to assess rational use of medicines in children. Thus, paediatric-specific issues are poorly described. This study aims to ...
  • Manamperi, M.; Jayamanne, B. D. W.; Somaratne, T.; Perera, N.; Fernando, L. (London : Biomed Central, 2019)
    OBJECTIVE:Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a major public health concern responsible for significant morbidity in both adult and paediatric populations in Sri Lanka. This study examined if persistent non structural protein ...
  • Herath, R. P.; Siriwardana, S. R.; Ekanayake, C. D.; Abeysekara, V.; Kodithuwakku, S. U. A.; Herath, H. P. (San Francisco, CA : Public Library of Science, 2019)
    BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the commonest cause of liver disease worldwide and is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Effects of NAFLD on pregnancy is still unclear with few studies ...
  • Gunathilaka, N.; Hapugoda, M.; Wickremasinghe, R.; Abeyewickreme, W. (Cairo : Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2019)
    BACKGROUND:A detailed knowledge of the distribution of the malaria vectors in Mannar district of Sri Lanka has not been studied after 1927. Past records indicated the presence of only seven species of anophelines, namely, ...
  • Siriwardhana, D. D.; Pathmeswaran, A.; Wickremasinghe, A. R. (San Francisco, CA : Public Library of Science, 2019)
    INTRODUCTION:The impact of socioeconomic inequalities on health outcomes and service delivery is increasingly researched globally. This study assessed the overall and sector-wise socioeconomic inequality in postnatal home ...
  • Premawardhena, A.; Fernando, R.; Kumarage, S.; Mettananda, S.; Silva, I.; Goonatilleke, D.; Nishad, N. (BioMed Central,London, 2019)
    OBJECTIVE:At present, cholecystectomy is carried out for thalassaemia patients with gall stone disease only if they develop symptoms of cholecystitis, except in the rare instance where an un-inflammed gall bladder is removed ...
  • Tarnauskaitė, Z.; Bicknell, L. S.; Marsh, J. A.; Murray, J. E.; Parry, D. A.; Logan, C. V.; Bober, M. B.; de Silva, D. C.; Duker, A. L.; Sillence, D.; Wise, C.; Jackson, A. P.; Murina, O.; Reijns, M. A. M. (New York : Wiley-Liss, 2019)
    Microcephalic primordial dwarfism (MPD) is a group of rare single-gene disorders characterised by extreme reduction in brain and body size from early development onwards. Proteins encoded by MPD-associated genes play ...

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