Publications in peer reviewed journals (2002)

  1. Ahamad T, Armuzzi A, Bunce M, Mulcahy-Hawes K, Marshall SE, Orchard TR, Crawshaw J, Large O, de Silva A, Cook JT, Barnardo M, Cullen S, Welsh KI, Jewell DP.  The Molecular classification of the clinical manifestations of Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology.  2002; 122(4): 854-66.
  2. Allen H, Crompton DWT, de Silva NR, LoVerde PT, Olds GR.  New policies for using anthelmintics in high risk groups.Trends in Parasitology.  2002;  18(9):  381-382
  3. Altman D, Carroli G, Duley L, Farrell B, Moodley J, Neilson J, Smith D;  Fernando S. Magpie Trial Collaboration Group.  Do women with pre-eclampsia and their babies benifit from management sulphate? The Magpie Trial: a randomised placebo controlled trial. Lancet. 2002; 359: 1877-90
  4. Chandrasena TGAN, Premaratne R, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Evaluation of the ICT whole-blood antigen card test to detect infection due to Wuchereria bancrofti in Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2002;  96(1):  60-63
  5. Dassanayake AS, Karunanayake P, Kasturiratne KTAA, Fonseka MMD, Wijesiriwardena B, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Safety of subcutaneous adrenaline as prophylaxis against acute adverse reactions to anti-venom serum in snakebite. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2002;  47(2):  48-49
  6. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB. Mini Mental State Examination in Sinhalese: a sensitive test to screen for dementia in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2002;  17(2):  134-39
  7. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB. Rivastigmine in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Sri Lanka Prescriber.  2002;  10(12):  5-6
  8. De Silva HJ, Fonseka MMD, Gunatilake SB, Sellahewa KH, Kularatne SAM.  Anti-venom for snake bite in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(2):  43-45
  9. Deen KI.  Patients who have etched a permanent mark in my memory. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(4):  131
  10. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnasooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Anti-inflammatory activity of decoction of leaves and stems of Anisomeles indica at pre-flowering and flowering stages. Pharmaceutical Biology.  2002;  40(6):  433-439
  11. Ferdinandis TGHC, Dissanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Effect of carbohydrates meals for varying consistency on gastric myoelectrical activity. Singapore Medical Journal.  2002;  43(11):  579-582
  12. Fernando MAB, Deen KI, Hewavisenthi J. Primary anal malignant melanoma.Case report and review of the literature. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2002;  20[2]:  37-41
  13. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe AR. The clinical and epidemiological features of childhood malaria in a moderately endemic area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2002;  33(4):  671-7.
  14. Fonseka MMD, Seneviratne SL, de Silva CE, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Yellow oleander poisoning in Sri Lanka: outcome in a secondary care hospital. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2002;  21(6):  293-295
  15. Gu PL, Gunawardene YINS, Chow BC, He JG, Chan SM.  Characterization of a novel cellular retinoic acid/retinol binding protein from shrimp: expression of the recombinant protein for immunohistochemical detection and binding assay. Gene. 2002;  288(1-2):  77-84
  16. Gunasekera HAKM, Sunil-Chandra NP, de Silva HJ. Low community seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in the Gampaha district. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(4):  122
  17. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Emergency Obstetric care: the key to further reducing maternal mortality in Sri Lanka. Regional Health Forum WHO-SEARO. 2002;  6(2):  22-29
  18. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Reducing abortions is a public health issue. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;47(2):74
  19. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Why assisted reproductive technologies need regulation?. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics  Gynacology.  2002;  24:  15-18
  20. Gunatilake SB. The Physician neurologist: what do they do?what should they do?and why don't they?. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians.  2002;  35(1 &2):  24-31
  21. Gunatilake SB.  Letter from Sri Lanka- a paradise For the travelling neurologist. Practical Neurology.  2002;  3:  184-86
  22. Gunawardene YINS, Tobe, SS, Bendena WG, Chow BK, Yagi KJ, Chan SM.  Function and cellular localization of farnesoic acid o-methyltransferase (FAMeT) in the shrimp, Metapenaeus ensis . European Journal of Biochemistry.  2002;  269(14):  3587-3595
  23. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, De Silva MVC.  Gastrointestinal stromal tmours (GIST) revisited. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology.  2002;  3:  3-11
  24. Karunasekera KAW, Sirisena J, Jayasinghe JACT, Perera GUI.  How accurate is the postnatal estimation of gestational age?. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics.  2002;  48(5):  270-272
  25. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Kuruppuarachchi KAJM, Wijerathne S, Williams SS.  Psychological distress among students from five universities in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(1):  13-15
  26. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Conflict in Sri Lanka: Doctors can influence people and promote peace. British Medical Journal. 2002;  324(7333):  361
  27. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Psychological distress among university students. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2002;  47(3):  103
  28. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Hospital admission of children and psychological trauma. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2002;  47(3):  104-105
  29. Mendis S, Ranatunga P, Jayatilake M, Wanninayake S, Wickremasinghe R. Hyperhomocysteinaemia in Sri Lankan patients with coronary artery disease.Ceylon Medical Journal.  2002;  47(3):  89-92
  30. Palihawadana P, Wickremasinghe AR, Perera J.  Strategies for immunisation against rubella: evidence from a study in the Kalutara District. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(2):  52-7
  31. Peiris-John RJ, Ruberu DK, Wickremasinghe AR, Smit LA, van der Hoek W.  Effects of occupational exposure to organophosphate pesticides on nerve and neuromuscular function. Journal of  Occupational  Environmental Medicine. 2002;  44(4):  352-7.
  32. Premaratne R, Chandrasena TGAN, Abeyewickreme W, Chandrasena LG, Senerath S, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Red blood cell antioxidant levels in Wuchereria bancrofti infections. Experimental Parasitology. 2002;  102(2):  81-88
  33. Premaratne R, Pathmeswaran A, Chandrasekara B, Dissanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Effect of pollution on health of residents in an industrial area in Sri Lanka. Archives of Environmental Health. 2002;  57(6):  579-583
  34. Premaratne R, Sathischandra H, Thilakaratne Y, Shantharaj W, de Silva HJ. Effects of propranolol and nitrates on exercise capacity, respiratory minute volume and capillary oxygen saturation during exercise in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. Hepatology Research.  2002;  24(2):  152-158
  35. Ranatunge KS, Fernando MA, Silva MA, Kumarage SK, Deen KI. Use of mini-laparotomy in the treatment of colonic cancer(Br J Surg 2001;88:831-6). British Journal of Surgery. 2002;  89(2):  247-248
  36. Samarage H, Padumadasa S, Gamage N.  A Case of pleural endometriosis. Galle Medical Journal. 2002;  1(3):  48-51
  37. Seneviratne SL, de Silva CE, Fonseka MMD, Pathmeswaran A, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Envenoming due to snake bite during pregnancy. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2002;  96(3):  272-274.
  38. Silva MA, Deen KI, Fernando DJS, Sheriffdeen AH.  The Internal jugular vein valve may have a significant role in the prevention of venous reflux: evidence from live and cadaveric human subjects. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 2002;  22(3):  202-05
  39. Silva MA, Munasinghe SH, Munasinghe D, Deen KI. Magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography(MRCP). Surgery. 2002;  20(5):  120b-120e
  40. Silva MA, Rajapakse T, Deen KI. Laparoscopic excision of a mesenteric cyst case report and review of literature. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2002;  20(1):  12-14
  41. Sumathipala A, Sribaddana SH, de Silva N, Fernando D, Abeysingha N, Dayaratne R, de Silva D, Warnasuriya ND, Hotopf M.  Sri lankan Twin Registry. Twin Rearch.  2002;  5(5):  424-426
  42. van Heel DA, Udalova IA, De Silva AP, McGovern DP, Kinouchi Y, Hull J, Lench NJ, Cardon LR,  Carey AH, Jewell DP, Kwiatkowski D.  Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with a TNF polymorphism that affects an interaction between the OCT1 and NF(-kappa)B transcription factors. Human Molecular Genetics.  2002;  11(11):  1281-9.
  43. Weerasekera D, Padumadasa GS. A Review of post-operative morbidity following laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy compared to conventional types of hysterectomy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics  Gynacology. 2002;  24:  19-22
  44. Weerasinghe CR, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Compliance with single-dose diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) mass treatment programme for filariasis in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Regional Health Forum WHO-SEAR. 2002;  6(2):  43-47
  45. Weerasinghe KL, Galappaththy G, Fernando WP, Wickremasinghe DR, Faizal HM, Wickremasinghe AR. A safety and efficacy trial of artesunate, sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and primaquine in P falciparum malaria.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(3):  83-5
  46. Weerasooriya MV, Gunawardena NK, Itoh M, Qiu X. -G, Kimura E. Prevalence and intensity of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in Sri Lanka by Og4C3 ELISA using filter paper-absorbed whole blood. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2002;  96(1):   41-45
  47. Wickremasinghe AR, Gunawardena, DM, Mahawithanage, ST.  Use of routinely collected past surveillance data in identifying and mapping high-risk areas in a malaria endemic area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2002;  33(4):  678-84
  48. Wijesinghe PS. Primary spontaneous complete colporrhexis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2002;  47(1):  29
  49. Wijesinghe PS. Violence against women. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology. 2002;  24:  1-2