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Publications in peer reviewed journals (2003)

  1. Armuzzi A, Ahamad T, Ling KL, de Silva A, Cullen S, van Heel D, Orchard TR, Welsh KI, Marshall SE, Jewell DP.  Genotype-phenotype analysis of the Crohn's disease susceptibility haplotype on chromosome 5q31.Gut. 2003;  52(8):  1133-39
  2. Cowan FM, French RS, Mayaud P, Gopal R, Robinson NJ, de Oliveira SA, Faillace T, Uuskula A, Nygard-Kibur M, Ramalingam S, Sridharan G, El Aouad R, Alami K, Rabi M, Sunil-Chandra, NP. Seroepidemiological study of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 in Brazil, Estonia, India, Morocco and Sri Lanka. Sexually Transm Infect. 2003;  79(4):  286-290
  3. De Silva BA, Wijesekera C, Fernandopulle RC, Fernando WS, Palihawadana TS.  Dengue fever in pregnancy- a mamagement dilemma. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2003;  XII(1):  47-50
  4. De Silva HA, Aronson JK, Ranasingha CD, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ.  Multi-dose activated charcoal for yellow oleander poisoning.Lancet. 2003;  362(9383):  581
  5. De Silva HA, Fonseka MMD, Pathmeswaran A, Alahakoon DGS, Ratnatilake GA, Gunatilake SB, Ranasingha CD, Lalloo DG, Aronson JK, de Silva HJ. Multiple-dose activated charcoal for treatment of yellow oleander poisoning : a single-blind randomized placebo controlled trial.Lancet.  2003;  361(9373):  1935-38
  6. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB, Smith AD.  The pevalence of dementia in a semi-urban population in Sri Lanka : report from a regional survey. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2003;  18(8): 711-715
  7. De Silva HA, Saparamadu PAM, Thabrew MI, Pathmeswaran A, Fonseka MMD, de Silva HJ. Liv. 52 in alcoholic liver disease: a prospective controlled trial. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2003;  84(1):  47-50
  8. De Silva, HA. Alzheimer's disease in Sri Lanka. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians.  2003;  36[1&2]:  14-26
  9. De Silva NR, Brooker S, Hotez PJ, Montresor A, Engels D, Savioli L.  Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture. Trends in Parasitology. 2003;  19(12):  547-551
  10. De Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, Fernando SD, Weerasinghe CR, Selvaratnam RR, Padmasiri EA, Montresor A.  Impact of mass chemotherapy for the control of filariasis on geohelminth infections in Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2003;  97(4):  421-425
  11. De Silva NR. Impact of mass chemotherapy on the morbidity due to soil-transmitted nematodes.
  12. Deen KI. Faecal incontinence after vaginal delivery. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(1):  1-3
  13. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnasooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Diuretic activity of leaf and stem decoctions of Anisomeles indica. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants. 2003;  4(1):  433-439
  14. Dharmasiri MG, Ratnasooriya WD, Thabrew MI. Water extracts of leaves and stems of pre-flowering but not flowering plants possess analgesic and antihyperalgesic activities in rat. Pharmaceutical Biology. 2003;  41(1):  37-44
  15. Edirisinghe A, Samarasekera A.  Pseudo-convulsions in a child subjected to abuse. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(3):  91
  16. Fernando  D, Wickremasinghe R, Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe AR. Cognitive performance at school entry of children living in malaria-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2003;  97(2):  161-5
  17. Fernando D, de Silva D, Wickremasinghe R. Short-term impact of an acute attack of malaria on the cognitive performance of school children living in a malaria-endemic area of Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2003;  97(6):  633-9
  18. Fernando SD, Gunawardena DM, Bandara MR, De Silva, D Carter, R, Mendis KN, Wickremasinghe AR. The impact of repeated malaria attacks on the school performance of children.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  2003 ;  69(6):  582-8
  19. Fisher CA, Premawardhena AP, De Silva S, Perera G, Rajapaksa S, Olivieri NA, Old JM, Weatherall DJ.  The Molecular basis for the thalassaemias in Sri Lanka. British Journal of Haematology. 2003;  121(4):  662-671
  20. Fonseka  MMD, Medagoda K, Tillakaratna Y, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ.  Self-limiting cerebellar ataxia following organophosphate poisoning. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2003;  22(2):  107-109
  21. Fonseka MMD, Medagoda D, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Self limiting cerebellar ataxia following organophosphate poisoning. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 2003;  22(2):  107-109
  22. Gunasekera MB, Hapugoda MD, Gunasena S, Subasinghe SASC, Bandara KBAT, Khan KB, Abeyewickreme W. A Novel reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction based-liquid hybridisation(RT-PCR-LH) assay for early diagnosis of dengue infection. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(1):  17-22
  23. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS. Better reproductive health: a strategy for poverty reduction. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003;  25:  16-21
  24. Gunawardene YINS, Bendena WG, Tobe SS, Chan SM.  Comparative immunohistochemistry and cellular distribution of farnesoic acid o-methyltransferase in the shrimp and the crayfish. Peptides. 2003;  24(10):  1591-1597
  25. Gunawardena NK, Fujimaki Y, Aoki Y.Chemotactic response of Brugia pahangi infective larvae to jird serum in vitro. Parasitology Research. 2003;90(4): 337-42.
  26. Gurugama NP, Seneviratne SL, Peiris DTS, de Silva HJ. Detection and management of alcohol misuse by General Practitioners. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(4):  122-124
  27. Iddamaldeniya SS, Wichramasinghe SMDN, Thabrew MI, Ranatunge N, Tammitiyagodage MG.  Protection against diethylnitrosamine induced hepatocarcinogenecity by an indigenous herbal remedy comprised of Nigella sativa, Hemidesmus indicus and Simlax glabra: a preliminary study. Journal of Carcinogenesis. 2003;  2(1):  6-11
  28. Jayawardana PL, de Alwis WR.  Audiometry in brass workers. Journal of College of Community Physicians in Sri Lanka. 2003;  8:  10-17
  29. Karunasekera KAW, Fernando R, Jayasinghe JC, Rajendran S.  Successful pneumatic dilatation of acalasia cardia in a preschool child. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2003;  32(4):  111-112
  30. Karunasekera, KAW, Perera KPJ, Perera MTPR, Abeynarayana J.  Prevalence of asthma and atopic symptoms in children aged 5-11 years. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2003;  32(1):  11-14
  31. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Acute hospital care. Psychiatric Bulletin. 2003;  26(8):  315
  32. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS.  Betel use and schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2003;  182:  455
  33. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Delusional parasitosis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(3):  96-97
  34. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Psychiatry and media. Psychiatry Bulletin. 2003;  27(8):  316
  35. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. "Dhat" is it a "syndrome" or a "symptom"?. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine.  2003;  12(1):  19-21
  36. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. A Response to "remembering Robert Kendell".British Journal of Psychiatry. 2003;182(4):279-280
  37. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Fecal incontinence after vaginal delivery. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(2):  64
  38. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. The Adolscent girl. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(1):  35
  39. Malalasekera AP, Ariyaratne MHJ, Fernando R, Perera D, Deen KI. Cost accounting in a surgical unit in a teaching hospital--a pilot study. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(3):  71-74
  40. Malalavidhane TS, Wickremasinghe SMDN, Perera MSA, Jansz ER.  Oral hypoglygaemic activity of Ipomea aquatica in streptozotocin induced diabetic wistar rats and type II diabetics. Phytotherapy Research. 2003;  17(9):  1098-1100
  41. Mazziotti G, Premawardena LDKE, Parkes AB, Adams H, Smyth PPA, Smith DF, Kaluarachi WN, Wijeratne CN, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Lazarus JH.  Evalution of thyroid autoimmunity during iodine prophylaxis: the Sri Lankan experience. European Journal of Endocrinology.2003;  149(2):  103-110
  42. Medagoda K, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. A Case of self-limiting Coomb's negative haemolytic anaemia following dengue shock syndrome. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(4):  147-48
  43. Okosime OE, Premawardena LDKE, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Smyth PPA, Parkes AB, Lejeune PJ, Ruf J,  Lazarus JH. Thyroglobulin epitope recognition in post iodine supplemented Sri Lanka population. Clinical Endocrinology(Oxf). 2003;  59(2):  190-197
  44. Padumadasa S, Goonewardene M. Knowledge and awareness about gynaecological cancer  Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003;  25:  30-33
  45. Palihawadana P, Wickremasinghe AR, Perera J. Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies among pregnant females in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.  2003;  34(2):  398-404.
  46. Premawardhena AP, Fisher CA, Liu YT, Verma IC, De Silva S, Arambepola M, Clegg, JB, Weatherall, DJ.  The Global distribution of length polymorphisms of the promoters of the gucuronosyltransferase I gene(UGTIAI): hematologic and evolutionary implications.  Blood Cells Molecules and  Diseases. 2003; 31(1): 98-101
  47. Ranasinghe KN, Tilakaratne Y, de Silva HJ. Non-secretory multiple myelomas. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2003;  48(2):  63
  48. Selvaratnam RR, de Silva LD, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Nutritional status and productivity of Sri Lankan tea pluckers. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(4):  114-118
  49. Silva MA, Ratnayake G, Deen KI. The quality of life of stoma patients: temporary ileostomy versus colostomy. World Journal of Surgery. 2003;  27(4):  421-424
  50. Siriwardana PN, Satheshan B, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. The natural course of acquired undescended testis in boys. British Journal of Surgery.2003;  90[12]:  1609
  51. Sumathipala A, Siribaddana S, de Silva N. Qualitative research. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2003;  48(4):  136-39
  52. Sumathipala A, Sribaddana SH, Abeysingha NM, de Silva N, Fernando DJ, Dayaratne DA, de Silva D, Warnasuriya ND, Hotopf, M.  Challenges in recruiting older twins for the Sri Lankan twin registry. Twin Research. 2003;  6(1):  67-71
  53. Thabrew MI, Dharmasiri MG, Senaratne L.  Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity in the polyherbal formulation maharasnadhi quathar. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2003;  85(2-3):  261-267
  54. Thabrew MI, Munasinghe TMJ, Chakrewarthi S, Senarath S.  Possible interaction of herbal tea and carbamazepine. Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions. 2003;  19(3):  177-187
  55. Thabrew MI.  An Investigation of the hypoglacaemic and toxic effects of palmyrah fruit pulp. Vidya. 2003;  5:  4
  56. Watanabe H, Weerasinghe A, Miyaji C, Sekikawa H, Toyabe S, Mannor MK, Morshed SR, Halder RC, Kobayashi J, Toma H, Sato Y, Iwai K, Matsuoka H, Abo T.  Expansion of unconventional T cells with natural killer markers in malaria patients. Parasitology International. 2003;  52(1):  61-70.
  57. Weerasooriya MV, Itoh M, Mudalige MP, Qiu XG, Kimura E, Gunawardena NK, Fujimaki Y. Human infection with Wuchereria bancrofti in Matara, Sri Lanka: the use, in parallel, of an ELISA to detect filaria-specific IgG4 in urine and of ICT card tests to detect filarial antigen in whole blood
  58. Wijesinghe PS. The aging population in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003;  25:  1-2
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