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Publications in peer reviewed journals (2016)

  1. Abeysena, C., Gift authorships and research awards. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2016; 22(1): 2-4.
  2. Abeysena, H.T.C.S., Jayawardana, P.L., Peiris, M.U.P.K., Rodrigo, A., Validity of the Sinhala version of the General Health Questionnaires item 12 and 30: using different sampling strategies and scoring methods. International Journal of Medical Research Professionals 2016; 2(5): 180-87.

  3. Abeysuriya, V., Kumarage, S.K., Hasan, R., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., Morphological variations of cystic artery in triangle of calot in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: experience in tertiary care surgical unit in South Asian country. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(9): 18-19

  4. Adhihetty, D., Kitulwatte, N.C., Hathagoda, K.L.W., Weeraratne, C.T., de Silva, S., Ediriweera, E.P.D.S., Outcome of children transported for pediatric intensive care to a tertiary care setting in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016; 45(2):103-106.

  5. Amarasiri, D.L., Pathmeswaran, A., Dassanayake, A.S., de Silva, A.P., Adikari, M.D.B., Sanjeewa, P.A.B., Jayaratne, A., de Silva, H.J., The  Prevalence of upper respiratory symptoms in a cohort of adults presenting with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(2):63-67.

  6. Arya, S., Xue, S., Embuldeniya, A., Narammalage, H., da Silva, T., Williams, S., Avindran, A., Coping strategies used by traumatic spinal cord injury patients in Sri Lanka: a focus group study. Disability and Rehabilitation 2016; 38(20):2008-15.

  7. Attidiya,D.S.R., Wickramasinghe, A., Balasuriya,A., Ediriweera,E.P.D.S., Manuelpillai, S., Williams, S., Post war psychological morbidity among internally displaced, married females in Northern Sri Lanka. Journal of Trauma Treatment 2016; 5(3): 327.

  8. Chandradasa,  M., Champika, L., Amarasuriya, M., Wijelakshman, P., Bandara, S., Ranaweera, T., Fernando, L., A Comparative study of subjective experiences related to driving among outpatient psychotropic users and controls in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(1): 23-25.

  9. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Gunathillaka, K.,Mendis,  J., Association of duration of untreated psychosis and functional level, in first episode of schizophrenia attendingan outpatient clinic in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3: E33:1-E33:6.

  10. Chandradasa, M., Rowel, M., Champika, L., Williams, S., Prolonged delirium in a tertiary care psychiatry unit in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3: E28:1-E28:5.

  11. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Rajapakse, T. N., Association of family history of bipolar disorder with risk of violence in inpatient mania: a cohort study. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 12-15.

  12. Chandrasena, N., Herath, R., Rupasinghe, N., Samarasinghe, B., Samaranayake, H., Kastuririratne, A., de Silva, N.R., Toxoplasmosis awareness, seroprevalence and risk behavior among pregnant women in the Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. Pathogens and Global Health 2016; 110(2):62-67.

  13. Chandrasena, T.G.A.N., Premaratna, R., Samarasekera, D.S., de Silva, N.R., Surveillance for transmission of  lymphatic filariasis in Colombo and Gampaha districts of Sri Lanka following mass drug administration. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016; 110(10):620-22.

  14. Chandratilake, M.N., Professionalism in Medicine; the transition of a movable feast and its implications for clinical and educational practices. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3: E31:1-E31:8. PGIM Oration 2016

  15. Chen, C., Homma, A., Mok, V.C., Krishnamoorthy, E., Alladi, S., Meguro, K., Abe, K., Dominguez, J., Marasigan, S., Kandiah, N., Kim, S.Y., Lee, D.Y., de Silva, H.A., Yang, Y.H., Pai, M.C., Senanarong, V., Dash, A., Alzheimer's disease with cerebrovascular disease: current status in the Asia-Pacific region. Journal of Internal Medicine 2016; 280(4):359-74.

  16. de Silva, A.P., Niriella, M.A., Nandamuni, Y., Nanayakkara, S.D., Perera, K.R.P., Kodisinghe, S.K., Subasinghe, K.C.E., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, H.J., Effect of audio and visual distraction on patients undergoing colonoscopy: a randomized controlled study. Endoscopy International Open 2016; 4(11): E1211-E1214.

  17. de Silva, H.A., Ryan, N.M., de Silva, H.J., Adverse reactions to snake antivenom, and their prevention and treatment. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2016; 81(3):446-52.

  18. Deen, K.I., Silva, H., Deen, R., Chandrasinghe, P.C., Colorectal cancer in the young, many questions, few answers. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 2016; 8(6):481-488.

  19. Denipitiya, D.T.H, Chandrasekharan, N.V., Abeyewickreme, W., Hartskeerl, C.M., Hartskeerl, R.A., Jiffrey, A.M., Hapugoda, M.D., Application of a real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay for the early diagnosis of human leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. Biologicals 2016; 44(6):497-502.

  20. Denipitiya, D.T.H., Chandrasekharan, V., Abeyewickreme, W., Viswakula, S., Hapugoda, M., Spatial and seasonal analysis of human leptospirosis in the District of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; 6(2): 83-93.

  21. Devanarayana, N.M., Rajindrajith, S., Benninga, M.A., Abdominal migraine in children: association between gastric motility parameters and clinical characteristics. BMC Gastroenterology 2016; 16(1):26.

  22. Dias, T., Small for gestational age: towards standards of our own. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016; 38(3): 44-48. Dr Siva Chinnatamby Oration 2016

  23. Dias, T., Abeykoon, S., Kumarasiri, S., Gunawardena, C., Pragasan, G., Padeniya, T., Pathmeswaran, A., Symphysis-pubis fundal height charts to assess fetal size in women with a normal body mass index. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(3): 106-112.

  24. Dissanayake, D.D.M.C., Fernando, R.F., Dissanayake, I.J., Lateral approach to Thyroid (LATT): A good technique for re-operative thyroid surgery. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 2016; 8(2): 141-142.

  25. Ediriweera, E.P.D.S., Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Gunawardena, N.K., Wijayawickrama, B.A., Jayamanne, S.F., Isbister, G.K., Dawson, A., Giorgi, E., Diggle, P.J., Lalloo, D.G., de Silva, H.J., Mapping the risk of snakebite in Sri Lanka - A national survey with geospatial analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10(7): e0004813.

  26. Ediriweera, E.P.D.S., Kumarage, S., Deen, K.I., Comparison of hazard of death following surgery for colon versus rectal cancer. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(2):52-55.

  27. Ekanayake, C.D., Wijesinghe, P.S., Herath, R., Puliyadda, N., Nishad, N., Comparison of metformin versus other treatment modalities in gestational diabetes mellitus. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research 2016; 3(3):51-55. *

  28. Faleel, F.D.M., de Zoysa, M.I.M, Lokuhetti, M.D.S., Gunawardena, Y.I.N.S., Chandrasekharan, V.N., Dassanayake, R.S., Modified mismatch polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism detected mutations in codon 12 and 13 of exon 2 of K-ras gene in colorectal cancer patients and its association with liver metastases: Data from a South Asian country. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2016; 2(4): 1272-1277.

  29. Fenwick, A.L., Kliszczak, M., Cooper, F., Murray, J., Sanchez-Pulido, L., Twigg, S.R., Goriely, A., McGowan, S.J., Miller, K.A., Taylor, I.B., Logan, C., Bozdogan, S., Danda, S., Dixon, J., Elsayed, S.M., Elsobky, E., Gardham, A., Hoffer, M.J., Koopmans, M., McDonald-McGinn, D.M., Santen, G.W., Savarirayan, R., de Silva, D., Vanakker, O., Wall, S.A., Wilson, L.C., Yuregir, O.O., Zackai, E.H., Ponting, C.P., Jackson, A.P., Wilkie, A., Niedzwiedz, W., Bicknell, L.S., Mutations in CDC45, encoding an essential component of the pre-initiation complex, cause Meier-Gorlin Syndrome and Craniosynostosis. American Journal of Human Genetics 2016; 99(1):125-38.

  30. Fernando, N., Wickremesinghe, S., Niloofa, R., Rodrigo, C., Karunanayake, L., de Silva, H.J., Wickremesinghe, A.R., Premawansa, S., Rajapakse, S., Handunnetti, S.M., Protein carbonyl as a biomarker of oxidative stress in severe leptospirosis, and its usefulness in differentiating leptospirosis from dengue infections. PLoS One 2016; 11(6): e0156085.

  31. Fernando, S.D., Dharmawardana, P., Epasinghe, G., Senanayake, N., Rodrigo, C., Premaratne, R., Wickremasinghe, R., Contribution of the private sector healthcare service providers to malaria diagnosis in a prevention of re-introduction setting. Malaria Journal 2016; 15: 504.

  32. Gunathilaka, N., Abeyewickreme, W., Hapugoda, M., Wickremasinghe, R., Determination of demographic, epidemiological, and socio-economic determinants and their potential impact on malaria transmission in Mannar and Trincomalee districts of Sri Lanka. Malaria Journal 2016; 15: 330.

  33. Gunathilaka, N., Denipitiya, T., Hapugoda, M., Abeyewickreme, W., Wickremasinghe, R., Determination of the foraging behaviour and blood meal source of malaria vector mosquitoes in Trincomalee District of Sri Lanka using a multiplex real time Polymerase Chain Reaction assay. Malaria Journal 2016; 15: 242.

  34. Gunathilaka, P.A.D.H.N., Hapugoda, M.D., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Abeyewickreme, W., Composition of Malaria vectors and diversity of Anopheline breeding habitats in the district of Mannar, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Environment Management Planning 2016; 1: 40-50.

  35. Haghighi, A., Kavehmanesh, Z., Haghighi, A., Salehzadeh, F., Santos-Simarro, F., Van Maldergem, L., Cimbalistiene, L., Collins, F., Chopra, M., Al-Sinani, S., Dastmalchian, S., de Silva, D. C., Bakhti, H., Garg, A., Hilbert, P., Congenital generalized lipodystrophy: identification of novel variants and expansion of clinical spectrum. Clinical Genetics 2016; 89(4): 431-44.

  36. Harshani, S.R.A.P., Abeysena, C., Selected non-communicable diseases and risk conditions among fishermen in divisional secretariat division of Kalpitiya. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2016; 22(1): 20-29.

  37. Hasan, R., Abeysuriya, V., Hewavisenthi, J., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., Histological analysis of chronic inflammatory patterns in the gall bladder. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 2016; 5(9) Ver.IV: 60-63.

  38. Hasan, R., Abeysuriya, V., Nawarathne, N.M.M., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., Experience on endoscopic management of Iatrogenic bile duct injuries following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(9): 20-23.

  39. Hasan, R., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S, Implications of prolactin abnormalities on the male reproductive tract and male factor infertility. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(9): 32-33.

  40. Hasan, R., Wijesinghe, J.A.A.S., The Effects of abnormal prolactin levels on semen parameters on male white rats. Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research 2016; 3(10): 26-28.

  41. Hettiarachchi, P., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Frost, G.S., Deen, K.I., Pathirana, A.A., Murphy, K.G., Jayaratne, S.D., Resection of the large bowel suppresses hunger and food intake and modulates gastrointestinal fermentation. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2016; 24(8): 1723-30.

  42. Hettiarachchi, S., The Effectiveness of colourful semantics on narrative skills in children with intellectual disabilities in Sri Lanka. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 2016; 20(1): 18-33.
  43. Ilayperuma, I., Nanayakkara, B.G., Hasan, R., Uluwitiya, S.M., Palahepitiya, K.N., Coracobrachialis muscle: morphology, morphometry and gender differences. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 2016; 38(3):335-40.

  44. Illesinghe, V.J., Nazeer, I., Athauda, L., Perera, J., Role models and teachers: medical students perception of teaching-learning methods in clinical settings, a qualitative study from Sri Lanka. BMC Medical Education 2016; 16:52

  45. Jafar, T.H., de Silva, A., Naheed, A., Jehan, I., Liang, F., Assam, P.N., Legido-Quigley, H., Finkelstein, E.A., Ebrahim, S., Wickremasinghe, R., Alam, D., Khan, A.H., COBRA-BPS Study Group, Control of blood pressure and risk attenuation: a public health intervention in rural Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka: feasibility trial results. Journal of Hypertension 2016; 34(9): 1872-81.

  46. Jayakody, W.C.J.K., Pathmeswaran, A., Wickramasuriya, C.D., Management of patients with sexually transmitted infections by general practitioners in the district of Gampaha. Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine 2016; 2: 9-13.

  47. Jayatilleke, S.K., Patabendige, G., Dassanayake, M., Karunaratne, G.K.D., Perera, J., Perera, R.R.D.P, Wijesooriya, W.R.P.L.I., Sunil Chandra, N.P., Kottahachchi, J., Athukorala, D., Dissanayake, T., Analysis of urine culture isolates from seven laboratories of Sri Lanka: National laboratory based surveillance of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2014. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; 6(1): 17-24.

  48. Kapugama, K.G.C.L., Obadaarachchi, L.N., Ruwanpriya, B.V.S., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Depression presenting with genital symptoms - a series of unusual case histories. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 23-25.

  49. Kim, Y.J., Park, S., Premaratna, R., Selvaraj, S., Park, S.J., Kim, S., Kim, D., Kim, M.S., Shin, D.H., Choi, K.C., Kwon, S.H., Seo, W., Lee, N.T., Kim, S.H., Kang, H.K., Kim, Y.W., Clinical evaluation of rapid diagnostic test kit for Scrub Typhus with improved performance. Journal of Korean Medical Science 2016; 31(8): 1190-6.

  50. Krishnan, K., Scutt, P., Woodhouse, L., Adami, A., Becker, J.L., Berge, E., Cala, L.A., Casado, A.M., Caso, V., Chen, C., Christensen, H., Collins, R., Czlonkowska, A., Dineen, R.A., Gommans, J., Koumellis, P., Lees, K.R., Ntaios, G., Ozturk, S., Phillips, S.J., Pocock, S.J., de Silva, A., Sprigg, N., Szatmari, S., Wardlaw, J.M., Bath, P.M., Glyceryl Trinitrate for acute intracerebral hemorrhage: Results from the Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke (ENOS) Trial, a subgroup analysis. Stroke 2016; 47(1): 44-52.

  51. Kumarasena, R.S., Niriella, M.A., Ranawaka, C.K., Miththinda, J.K.N.D., de Silva, A.P., Dassanayaka, A.S., de Silva, H.J., Predicting acute liver failure in dengue infection. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(1): 35-36.

  52. Lamb, T., Selvarajah, L.R., Mohamed, F., Jayamanne, S., Gawarammana, I., Mostafa, A., Buckley, N.A., Roberts, M.S., Eddleston, M., High lethality and minimal variation after acute self-poisoning with carbamate insecticides in Sri Lanka - implications for global suicide  prevention. Clinical Toxicology(Phila) 2016; 54(8): 624-31.

  53. Liyanage, N., Rodrigo, A., Media portrayal of child abuse in Sri Lanka and the impact of two incidents of child abuse on media coverage. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 3-7.

  54. Liyanage, S.K., Mahendra, B.A.G.G., Ratnayake, R.M.U.S., Hewavisenthi, S.J., A Retrospective study on perinatal post-mortems. Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies 2016; 5: 1-6.

  55. Luke, N.V., Wickramasinghe, S.S., Ranawaka, U.K., Recurrent posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a patient with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: A case report. International Journal of Case Reports and Images 2016; 7(11): 706-709.

  56. Mettananda, S., Gibbons, R.J., Higgs, D.R., Understanding α-globin gene regulation and implications for the treatment of  ß-thalassemia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2016; 1368(1):16-24

  57. Mohamed, F., Endre, Z.H., Pickering, J.W., Jayamanne, S., Palangasinghe, C., Shahmy, S., Chathuranga, U., Wijerathne, T., Shihana, F., Gawarammana, I., Buckley, N.A., Mechanism-specific injury biomarkers predict nephrotoxicity early following glyphosate surfactant herbicide (GPSH) poisoning. Toxicology Letters 2016; 258: 1-10.

  58. Muñoz Venturelli, P., Robinson, T., Lavados, P.M., Olavarría, V.V., Arima, H., Billot, L., Hackett, M.L., Lim, J.Y., Middleton, S., Pontes-Neto, O., Peng, B., Cui, L., Song, L., Mead, G., Watkins, C., Lin, R.T., Lee, T.H., Pandian, J., de Silva, H.A., Anderson, C.S., HeadPoST Investigators, Regional variation in acute stroke care organisation. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2016; 371: 126-130.

  59. Ng, S.C., Zeng, Z., Niewiadomski, O., Tang, W., Bell, S., Kamm, M. A., Hu, P., de Silva, H. J., Niriella, M. A., Udara, W. Y., Ong, D., Ling, K.L., Ooi, C.J., Hilmi, I., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Wang, Y. F., Wu, K., Wang, X., Pisespongsa, P., Manatsathit, S., Aniwan, S., Limsrivilai, J., Gunawan, J., Simadibrata, M., Abdullah, M., Tsang, S. W., Lo, F. H., Hui, A., Chow, C. M., Yu, H.H., Li, M. F., Ng, K.K., Ching, J. Y., Chan, V., Wu, J. C., Chan, F. K., Chen, M., Sung, J. J., Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study (ACCESS) Group, Early course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a population-based inception cohort study from 8 countries in Asia and Australia. Gastroenterology 2016; 150(1): 86-95.e3.

  60. Ngwe Tun, M.M., Inoue, S., Thant, K.Z., Talemaitoga, N., Aryati, A., Dimaano, E.M., Matias, R.R., Buerano, C.C., Natividad, F.F., Abeyewickreme, W., Thuy, N.T., Mai, L.T., Hasebe, F., Hayasaka, D., Morita, K., Retrospective seroepidemiological study of Chikungunya infection in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Epidemiology and Infection 2016; 144(11): 2268-75.

  61. Niriella, M.A., Kodisinghe, S.K., de Silva, A.P., Hewavisenthi, J., de Silva, H.J., Intestinal tuberculosis masquerading as difficult to treat Crohn disease: a case report. BMC Research Notes 2016; 9(1): 417.

  62. Niriella, M.A., Kumarasena, R.S., Dassanayake, A.S., Pathirana, A., de Silva, H.J., Worsening cholestasis and possible cefuroxime-induced liver injury following "successful" therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for a distal common bile duct stone: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2016; 10(1): 371.

  63. Ooi, C. J., Hilmi, I., Makharia, G. K., Gibson, P. R., Fock, K. M., Ahuja, V., Ling, K. L., Lim, W. C., Thia, K. T., Wei, S. C., Leung, W. K., Koh, P. K., Gearry, R. B., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Sollano, J., Manatsathit, S., de Silva, H. J., Rerknimitr, R., Pisespongsa, P., Abu Hassan, M. R., Sung, J., Hibi, T., Boey, C. C., Moran, N., Leong, R. W., Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Asia Pacific Consensus Statements on Crohn's Disease Part 1: definition, diagnosis and epidemiology (Asia Pacific Crohn’s Disease Consensus Part 1). Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016; 31(1):45-55.

  64. Ooi, C. J., Hilmi, I., Makharia, G. K., Gibson, P. R., Fock, K. M., Ahuja, V., Ling, K. L., Lim, W. C., Thia, K. T., Wei, S. C., Leung, W. K., Koh, P. K., Gearry, R. B., Goh, K. L., Ouyang, Q., Sollano, J., Manatsathit, S., de Silva, H. J., Rerknimitr, R., Pisespongsa, P., Abu Hassan, M. R., Sung, J., Hibi, T., Boey, C. C., Moran, N., Leong, R. W., Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Asia Pacific Consensus Statements on Crohn's Disease Part 2: Management. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016; 31(1):56-68.

  65. Paranitharan, P., Hulathduwa, S.R., A Current need for modern instruments in forensic pathology: a way forward. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2016; 7(2): 3-5.

  66. Perera, P.J., Child with Trisomy 13, inherited from paternal translocation, rob(13;14)(q12.1;q11.2). Indian Journal of Applied Research 2016; 6(12): 699.

  67. Perera, P.J., Fernanado, M.D., Socio-economic impact on Sri Lankan families managing a child with cerebral palsy. Indian Journal of Applied Research 2016; 6(11): 171-173.

  68. Perera, W.N.S., Mahendra, B.A.G.G., A Sudden death following cardiomyopathy in a child. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science and Law 2016; 7(2): 6-10.

  69. Perumal, A.N., Gunawardene, Y.I.N.S., Dassanayake, R.S., Setaria digitata in advancing our knowledge of human lymphatic filariasis. Journal of Helminthology 2016; 90(2): 129-38.

  70. Piyarathna, T.A.C.L., Niriella, M.A., de Silva, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Duodenal xanthelasmata-(Picture Story). Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(4): 191.

  71. Rajapakse, S., Fernando, N., Niloofa, M.J.R., de Silva, H.J., Karunanayake, L., Premawansa, S., Handunnetti, S.M., Leptospirosis: challenges in diagnosis, and predictors of severity. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2016; 47(2): 60-69. EV Pieris Oration

  72. Rajapakse, S., Weeratunga, P., Niloofa, R., Fernando, N., de Silva, N.L., Rodrigo, C., Maduranga, S., Nandasiri, N., Premawansa, S.,Karunanayake, L., de Silva, H.J., Handunnetti, S., A Diagnostic scoring model for leptospirosis in resource limited settings. PLoS  Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10(6): e0004513. 

  73. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Constipation in children: New developments. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016; 45(2):63-71.

  74. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Benninga, M.A., Faecal incontinence in adolescents is associated with child abuse, somatisation and poor health related Quality of Life. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2016; 62(5):698-703.

  75. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Perera, B.J.C., Benninga, M.A., Childhood constipation as an emerging public health problem. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2016; 22(30): 6864-6875

  76. Ramanayake, R.P., Dilanka, G.V., Premasiri, L.W., Palliative care; role of family physicians. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care  2016; 5(2): 234-237.

  77. Ranawaka, U.K., de Silva, H., Balasuriya, J., Puvanendiran, S., Jayasekara, B., Wijesekera, J.C., Stroke awareness in a Sri Lankan community Introduction. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2016; 47(1): 31-35.

  78. Ranawaka, U.K., Wijekoon, C.N., Pathmeswaran, A., Kasturiratne, A., Gunasekera, D., Chackrewarthy, S., Kato, N., Wickramasinghe, A.R., Risk estimates of cardiovascular diseases in a Sri Lankan community. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61(1): 11-17.

  79. Rashwan, N., Bourguinat, C., Keller, K., Gunawardena, N.K., de Silva, N., Prichard, R., Isothermal diagnostic assays for monitoring single nucleotide polymorphisms in Necator americanus associated with Benzimidazole drug resistance. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016; 10(12): e0005113.

  80. Rohanachandra, Y.M., Chandradasa, W.M.M.L., Hettiarachchi, D.B., Fernando, W.K.T.R., Gunathilake, I.A.G.M.P., Wijetunge, G.S., Clinical presentation and comorbidities of obsessive compulsive disorders in children and adolescents presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 7(2): 16-19.

  81. Sagner, M., Arena, R., McNeil, A., Brahmam, G.N., Hills, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Karunapema, R.P., Wijeyaratne, C.N., Arambepola, C., Puska, P., Creating a pro-active health care system to combat chronic diseases in Sri Lanka: the central role of preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy 2016; 14(10): 1107-1117.

  82. Sarquis, L.M., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K.T., Felli, V.E., Harari, R., Barrero, L.H., Felknor, S.A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Vargas-Prada, S., Bonzini, M,, Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R.R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M.M., Warnakulasuriya, S.S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M.R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Marziale, M.H., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M.V., Quintana, L.A., Rojas, M., Harris, E.C., Serra, C., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M.M., Pesatori, A.C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Tiina, Freimann, Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R.J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H.L., Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., Salazar Vega, E.J., Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: a comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countries. Pain 2016; 157(5): 1028-36.

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