Publications in peer reviewed journals (2011)

    1. Abeysena  C, Jayawardana  P. Reliability of period of gestation determined by ultrasound scan measurements. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. 2011; 3(5): 334-39.
    2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P Sleep deprivation, physical activity and low income are risk factors for inadequate weight gain during pregnancy: a cohort study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2011;37 (7):734-40.
    3. Abeysena  C, Jayawardena P. Body mass index and gestational weight gain in two selected Medical Officer of Health areas in the Gampaha District.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2011; 16(1):30-34
    4. Abeysuriya V, Deen K, Dassanayake B, Kumarage S, Navarathne N, Pathirana A. Idiopathic pancreatitis is a consequence of an altering spectrum of bile nucleation time. BMC Research Notes. 2011; 26;4(1):163.
    5. Amarasekera M. Immunoglobulin E in health and disease. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2011; 1(1):12-15.
    6. Blacksell SD, Tanganuchitcharnchai A, Jarman RG, Gibbons RV, Paris DH, Bailey MS, Day NPJ, Premaratna R, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Poor diagnostic accuracy of commercial antibody-based assays for the diagnosis of acute Chikungunya infection. Clinical and  Vaccine Immunology. 2011; 18(10):1773-75.
    7. Blacksell SD, Jarman RG, Bailey MS, Tanganuchitcharnchai A, Jenjaroen K, Gibbons RV, Paris DH, Premaratna R, de Silva HJ, Lalloo DG, Day NPJ. Evaluation of six commercial point-of-care tests for diagnosis of acute dengue infections: the need for combining NS1 antigen and IgM/IgG antibody detection to achieve acceptable levels of accuracy. Clinical and  Vaccine Immunology. 2011;18(12):2095-101.
    8. Chandrasena TGAN, Gunawardena NK, Premaratna R, de Silva NR. Ultrasonographic visualisation of live Wuchereria bancrofti adult worms in situ Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):82-3.
    9. Chandrasinghe PC,  Liyanage CAH. Clopidogrel and Surgical Intervention: A point to ponder. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2011; 29(1):10-14.
    10. Chandrasinghe PC, Abeyranthe IGKP, Fernando RF. Lymphangioma of the spleen in an asymptomatic patient. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2011; 29(2):100-02. Case Report
    11. Dalpatadu KUA, Anwar N, Wijesuriya SRE, Kumarage  SK, Amarasinghe B, Deen KI. Usesof a familial adenomatous polyposis registry. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011;56 (2): 66-69.
    12. Dassanayake AS, Kasturiratne A, Niriella MA, Kalubovila U, Rajindrajith S, de Silva AP,  Kato N, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Prevalence of Acanthosis Nigricans in an urban population in Sri Lanka and its utility to detect metabolic syndrome. BMC Research Notes. 2011; 4(1):25.
    13. Dassanayake BK,  Samita  S, Deen, RYI, Wickramasinghe NSA,  Hewavisenthi J, Deen KI. Local recurrence of rectal cancer in patients not receiving neoadjuvant therapy – the importance of resection margins.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(4):159-61.
    14. de Silva AP, Kumarasena RS, Keragala SDP, Kalubowila U, Niriella M, Dassanayake AS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ. The prone 12 o'clock position reduces ileal intubation time during colonoscopy compared to the left lateral 6 o'clock (standard) position. BMC Gastroenterology. 2011; 4;11:89.
    15. de Silva HA, Pathmeswaran A, Ranasinha CD, Jayamanne S, Samarakoon SB, Hittharage A, Kalupahana R, Ratnatilaka GA, Uluwatthage W, Aronson JK, Armitage JM, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Low-dose adrenaline, promethazine, and hydrocortisone in the prevention of acute adverse reactions to antivenom following snakebite: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PLoS Medicine.2011;May 8(5): e1000435.
    16. Devanarayana NM, Adhikari C, Pannala W, Rajindrajith S. Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal diseases in a cohort of Sri Lankan adolescents: comparison between Rome II and Rome III criteria.Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2011;57(1):34-9.
    17. Devanarayana NM, Rajindrajith S. Bowel habits and behaviors related to defecation in 10- to 16-year-olds: impact of socioeconomic characteristics and emotional stress.Journal of Pediatric  Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2011;52(5):569-73.
    18. Devanarayana NM, Mettananda S, Liyanarachchi C, Nanayakkara N, Mendis N, Perera N, Rajindrajith S. Abdominal pain-predominant functional gastrointestinal diseases in children and adolescents: prevalence, symptomatology, and association with emotional stress.Journal of Pediatric  Gastroenterology Nutrition. 2011;53(6):659-65.
    19. Edirisinghe PAS, Kitulwatte IDG, Amarasena WDJK, Wellagiriya IKST, Lawrence NA. Study on medical experts input in crime scene investigations (CSI); Is there room for improvement? a preliminary study for a national audit. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1):7-13
    20. Edirisinghe  PAS , Kitulwatta IDG,  Shihanada AAS,  Bulathsinhala BAAR. Justice delayed-justice denied; a study on time intervals of medico-legal examinations, reporting and giving evidence in cases of alleged child abuse victims Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1): 20-26
    21. Edirisinghe PAS.  Picture story: Facial Injuries in females. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1): 45
    22. Gambheera H. Williams, S. Psychiatric Training  in Sri Lanka and its relevance to South Asia.South Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 2(2):17-20
    23. Gunawardena K, Kumarendran B, Ebenezer R, Gunasingha MS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva N. Soil-transmitted helminth infections among plantation sector schoolchildren in Sri Lanka: prevalence after ten years of preventive chemotherapy. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2011;5(9):e1341.
    24. Herath RP, Wijesinghe PS. Management of morbidly adherent placenta.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011; 33(2): 39-44.
    25. Herath RP, Singh N, Oligbo N. Antenatal uterine rupture in a pregnancy following microwave endometrial ablation. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 31(1):82-3.
    26. Hewage SN, Salgado LS, Fernando GMO, Liyanage PLCK, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva  NR. Selection of medical students in Sri Lanka: time to re-think criteria?  Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(1): 22-28.
    27. Kitulwatta IDG, Edirisingha PAS, Ratnayake T. Child victims in medico-legal autopsy .  Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1):27-33.
    28. Kitulwatta IDG, Pollanen MS. A case of fatal pressure on the neck in a woman with a stab injury. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011;1(1): 46-48.
    29. Kooner JS, Saleheen D, Sim X, Sehmi J, Zhang W, Frossard P, Been LF, Chia KS, Dimas AS, Hassanali N, Jafar T, Jowett JB, Li X, Radha V, Rees SD, Takeuchi F, Young R, Aung T, Basit A, Chidambaram M, Das D, Grundberg E, Hedman AK, Hydrie ZI, Islam M, Khor CC, Kowlessur S, Kristensen MM, Liju S, Lim WY, Matthews DR, Liu J, Morris AP, Nica AC, Pinidiyapathirage JM, Prokopenko I, Rasheed A, Samuel M, Shah N, Shera AS, Small KS, Suo C, Wickremasinghe AR, Wong TY, Yang M, Zhang F; DIAGRAM; MuTHER, Abecasis GR, Barnett AH, Caulfield M, Deloukas P, Frayling TM, Froguel P, Kato N, Katulanda P, Kelly MA, Liang J, Mohan V, Sanghera DK, Scott J, Seielstad M, Zimmet PZ, Elliott P, Teo YY, McCarthy MI, Danesh J, Tai ES, Chambers JC. Genome-wide association study in individuals of South Asian ancestry identifies six new type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci. Nature Genetics. 2011; 43(10): 984-89.
    30. Kuruppuarachchi KA, Seneviratne AN.Organic causation of morbid jealousy. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011;4(4):258-60.
    31. Lansakara N, Wickramasinghe AR, Seneviratne HR.. Feeling the blues of infertility in a South Asian context: psychological well-being and associated factors among Sri Lankan women with primary infertility.Women Health. 2011 Jun 21;51(4):383-99.
    32. Mahran MA, Herath RP, Sayed AT, Oligbo N. Laparoscopic management of genital prolapse.Archives of  Gynecology and Obstetetrics 2011;283(5):1015-20.
    33. Manamperi A, Gunawardene NS, Wellawatta C, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva HJ. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in a group of Sri Lankan patients with chronic infection. Tropical Biomedicine. 2011; 28(2): 320-4.
    34. Mettananda DS, de Silva KS. Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 in an infant. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):71-2.
    35. Mohamed F, Perera A, Wijayaweera K, Kularatne K, Jayamanne S, Eddleston M, Dawson A, Konradsen F, Gunnell D. The prevalence of previous self-harm amongst self-poisoning patients in Sri Lanka.Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2011; 46(6):517-20.
    36. Munasinghe MA, Abeysena C, Yaddehige IS, Vidanapathirana T, Piyumal KP. Blood sugar lowering effect of Coccinia grandis (L.) J. Voigt: path for a new drug for diabetes mellitus. Experimental Diabetes Research.2011;2011:978762.
    37. Pearson M, Konradsen F, Gunnell D, Dawson AH, Pieris R, Weerasinghe M, Knipe DW, Jayamanne S, Metcalfe C, Hawton K, Wickramasinghe AR, Atapattu W, Bandara P, de Silva D, Ranasinghe A, Mohamed F, Buckley NA, Gawarammana I, Eddleston MA Community-based cluster randomised trial of safe storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka: study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2011 Nov 21;11:879.
    38. Peiris HS, Wickremasinghe AR, Balasubramanium K. Private health insurance profits: the need to take a closer look. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011 Sep;56(3):136-8.
    39. Perera PJ, Fernando M, Warnakulasuria T, Ranathunga N. Feeding practices among children attending child welfare clinics in Ragama MOH area: a descriptive cross-sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 Nov 21;6:18.
    40. Perera  ULMS, Perera WNS, Wijerathne NASP.  A sudden death of a prisoner a rere case of adult presentation of Bochdalec hernia.  Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2011 ;1(1): 52-54
    41. Perera N, Abeysena  C. Psychosocial Stress, standing time and overweight are risk. Factors for pregnancy induced hypertension: A case control study.Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2011; 16(1):35-39
    42. Perera WNS,  Paranitharan  P. A maternal death due to an illegal abortion.Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 2011; 2(1): 4-6.
    43. Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Dassanayake AS, Rajindrajith S, Kalubowila U, Kato N, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a rural, physically active, low income population in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes. 2011; 4(1):513.
    44. Premaratna, R Rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2011, 42, 11-15  P.B. Fernando Oration 2010 DOI:
    45. Premaratna R, Jayasinghe KGNU, Liyanaarachchi EW, Weerasinghe OMS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ. Effect of a single dose of methyl prednisolone as rescue medication for patients who develop hypotensive dengue shock syndrome during the febrile phase: a retrospective observational study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011; 15(6):e433-4.
    46. Premaratna R, Liyanaarachchi E, Weerasinghe M, de Silva HJ. Should colloid boluses be prioritized over crystalloid boluses for the management of dengue shock syndrome in the presence of ascites and pleural effusions?BMC Infectious Diseases. 2011;11:52.
    47. Premaratna R, Galappaththy G, Chandrasena N, Fernando R, Nawasiwatte T, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. What clinicians who practice in countries reaching malaria elimination should be aware of: lessons learnt from recent experience in Sri Lanka.Malaria Journal. 2011; 10: 302.
    48. Premaratna R, Halambarachchige LP, Nanayakkara DM, Chandrasena TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Bandara NKBKRGW de Silva HJ. Evidence of acute rickettsioses among patients presumed to have chikungunya fever during the chikungunya outbreak in Sri Lanka.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011; 15(12):e871-73.
    49. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM. Constipation in children: novel insight into  epidemiology, pathophysiology and management. Journal of  Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2011 ; 17(1): 35-47.
    50. Rajindrajith S, Mettananda S, Devanarayana NM. Constipation during and after the civil war in Sri Lanka: a Paediatric Study. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2011; 57(6):439-43.
    51. Rodrigo MD, Perera D, Eranga VP, Williams SS, Kuruppuarachchi KA. The knowledge and attitude of primary school teachers in Sri Lanka towards childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):51-54.
    52. Silva, N, Senanarake, H Peiris-John R, Wickremasinghe R. Demographic, biological and dietary characteristics associated with endometriosis in a group of Sri Lankan women.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011; 33(3): 91-97.
    53. Senanayake MP, Mettananda DSG. Vidyatilake S. Profound thrombocytopenia and generalized hyperpigmentation following pyrimethamine use.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2011; 40(3): 134-135
    54. Singh N, Rashid M, Herath RP. How can we reduce negative laparoscopies for pelvic pain? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011; 31(1):62-68.
    55. Sankaran VG, Xu J, Byron R, Greisman HA, Fisher C, Weatherall DJ, Sabath DE, Groudine M, Orkin SH,  Premawardhena A, Bender MA. A functional element necessary for fetal hemoglobin silencing. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011; 365(9): 807-14. Comment in : N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 1;365(9):852-4.
    56. Sarin SK, Kumar A, Angus PW, Baijal SS, Baik SK, Bayraktar Y, Chawla YK, Choudhuri G, Chung JW, de Franchis R, de Silva HJ, Garg H, Garg PK, Helmy A, Hou MC, Jafri W, Jia JD, Lau GK, Li CZ, Lui HF, Maruyama H, Pandey CM, Puri AS, Rerknimitr R, Sahni P, Saraya A, Sharma BC, Sharma P, Shiha G, Sollano JD, Wu J, Xu RY, Yachha SK, Zhang C; Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Working Party on Portal Hypertension. Diagnosis and management of acute variceal bleeding: Asian Pacific Association for Study of the Liver recommendations.Hepatology International. 2011; 5(2):607-24.
    57. Waduge  R, Rodrigo A,  Peris U.Imposing restrictions on pornography: its potential impact and effectiveness in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 2(1): 6-8
    58. Wanigasinghe J, Mettananda SG, Kodikara Arachchi DS. A case of Kleine-Levin syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(3): 132-33.
    59. Wickremasinghe AR, Peiris-John RJ, Wanigasuriya, KP. Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka: trying to unravel the mystery. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(4): 143-46.
    60. Wijerathne LT, Williams SS, Rodrigo MDA, Peris MUPK, Kawamura N, Wickramasinghe AR. Variation of Kessler’s psychological distress scale among the Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry.2011; 2(2): 21-25.
    61. Wijesinghe  PS, Padumadasa  GS, Palihawadana TS, Marleen  FS. A trial of expectant management in incomplete miscarriage.  Ceylon Medical Journal.2011; 56(1): 10-13.
    62. Wijesuriya SRE, Deen KI. Urinary catheter bulb mimicking obstructed femoral hernia. ANZ Journal of  Surgery. 2011 Dec;81(12):944 No abstract available.
    63. Wilks MF, Tomenson JA, Fernando R, Ariyananda PL, Berry DJ, Buckley NA, Gawarammana IB, Jayamanne S, Gunnell D, Dawson A. Formulation changes and time trends in outcome following paraquat ingestion in Sri Lanka.Clinical Toxicology(Phila). 2011; 49(1):21-28.
    64. Williams S.Developing research capacity in mental health in South Asia. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011; 2(1):1-3.
    65. Williams SS, Hewage SN, Karandawala IR. Mental health research trends in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2011; 56(2):61-65.
    66. Williams SS, Wijesinghe CA, Jayamanne SF, Buckley NA, Dawson AH, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Delayed psychological morbidity associated with snakebite envenoming. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.2011; Aug 5(8):e1255.