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Publications in peer reviewed journals (2017) 

  1. Abeysena, C., Strengthening the health system to improve the quality of care and patient safety. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2017; 23(2): 55-62. 
  2. Allen, A., Allen, S., Rodrigo, R., Perera, L., Shao, W., Li, C., Wang, D., Oliviery, N., Weatherall, D.J., Premawardena, A., Iron status and anaemia in Sri Lankan secondary school children: A cross-sectional survey. PLoS One 2017; 12(11): e0188110.
  3. Anderson, C.S., Arima, H., Lavados, P., Billot, L., Hackett, M.L., Olavarría, V.V., Muñoz Venturelli, P., Brunser, A., Peng, B., Cui, L., Song, L., Rogers, K., Middleton, S., Lim, J.Y., Forshaw, D., Lightbody, C.E., Woodward, M., Pontes-Neto, O., de Silva, H.A., Lin, R.T., Lee, T.H., Pandian, J.D., Mead, G.E., Robinson, T., Watkins, C., HeadPoST Investigators and Coordinators, Cluster-Randomized, crossover trial of head positioning in acute stroke. New England Journal of Medicine 2017; 376(25): 2437-2447.
  4. Binosha, F.W.M.A.D., Somaratne, G., Williams, S., Goozee, K.G., Singh, H., Martins, R.N., Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: Can tea phytochemicals play a role in prevention? Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2017; 59(2):481-501.
  5. Bulathsinhala, B. K. S., Siriwardana, R. C., Liyanage, C. A. H., Acute portal vein thrombosis leading to small bowel stricture. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(3): 14-15. 
  6. Bulathsinhala, B. K. S., Tillakaratne, M. S. B., Gunetilleke, M. B., Siriwardana, R. C., Pancreatico-duodenectomy with long segment portal vein resection and reconstruction with left renal vein autologous graft. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(4): 34-35. 
  7. Caleyachetty, R., Thomas, G.N., Toulis, K.A., Mohammed, N., Gokhale, K.M., Balachandran, K., Nirantharakumar, K., Metabolically healthy obese and incident cardiovascular disease events among 3.5 million men and women. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2017; 70(12): 1429-1437.
  8. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., de Silva, S., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Topiramate's effectiveness on weight reduction in overweight/obese persons with schizophrenia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2017; 18(1): 435.
  9. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Fluoxetine induced severe oral ulceration in a 13-Year-old girl. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 2017; 27(5): 469-470.
  10. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Hettiarachchi, D., Wijetunge, S., Mendis, J., Serious bodily harm related to obsessions from Sri Lanka. Psychiatria Danubina 2017; 29(1): 81-83.
  11. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Zoophilia in an adolescent with high-functioning autism from Sri Lanka. Australasian Psychiatry 2017; 25(5): 486-488.
  12. Chandradasa, M., Hettiarachchi, D., Rohanachandra, Y., Wijetunge, S., A One year follow up study of persistent motor tic disorder treated with risperidone in a children's hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(2): 133-138. 
  13. Chandradasa, M., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Child and youth mental health in postwar Sri Lanka. British Journal of Psychiatry International 2017; 14(2): 37. 
  14. Chandradasa, M., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Unusual sexual behaviour associated with female depression. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(1): 1-2. 
  15. Chandradasa, M., Rodrigo, A., Internet gaming disorder among adolescents. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 2017; 84(8): 651-652.
  16. Chandradasa, M., Rohanachandra, Y., Dahanayake, D., Hettiarachchi, D., Gunathilake, M., Fernando, R., Wijetunge, S., A Comparative study on medical comorbidities among children with autism spectrum disorder and controls in a children's hospital. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(3): 262-266. 
  17. Chandrasinghe, P., Stebbing, J., Warusavitarne, J., The MACC1-SPON2 axis: a new biomarker and therapeutic target in colorectal cancer. Oncogene. 2017; 36(11): 1474-1475.
  18. Chandrasinghe, P., Strouhal, R., Srinivasaiah, N., Alex Leo, C., Samaranayake, S., Warusavitarne, J., Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): review of technique and initial experience. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(4): 3-7. 
  19. Chandrasinghe, P.C., Ediriweera, D.S., Hewavisenthi, J., Kumarage, S.K., Fernando, F.R., Deen, K.I., Colorectal cancer burden and trends in a South Asian cohort: experience from a regional tertiary care center in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 535.
  20. Chandrasinghe, P.C., Ediriweera, D.S., Nazar, T., Kumarage, S., Hewavisenthi, J., Deen, K.I., Overall survival of elderly patients having surgery for colorectal cancer is comparable to younger patients: Results from a South Asian population. Gastroenterology Research and Practice 2017; 2017:9670512. 
  21. 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., Sarquis, L.M., 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., Freimann, T., 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., Vega, E.J., Epidemiological differences between localized and nonlocalized low back pain. Spine(Phila.Pa 1976) 2017; 42(10): 740-747.
  22. D'Antonio, F., Thilaganathan, B., Dias, T., Khalil, A., Southwest Thames Obstetric Research Collaborative (STORK), The Influence of chorionicity and gestational age at single fetal loss on the risk of preterm birth in twin pregnancies: analysis of the STORK multiple pregnancy cohort. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017;50(6): 723-727
  23. Dayasiri, K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Patterns of acute poisoning with pesticides in the paediatric age group. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017; 10(1): 22
  24. Dayasiri, M.B., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Plant poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:6187487.
  25. Dayasiri, M.B.K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Risk factors for acute unintentional poisoning among children aged 1-5 years in the rural community of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:4375987 
  26. Dayasiri, M.B.K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Kerosene Oil Poisoning among Children in Rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:8798610
  27. de Silva, G., Somaratne, V., Senaratne, S., Vipuladasa, M., Wickremasinghe, R., Wickremasinghe, R., Ranasinghe, S., Efficacy of a new rapid diagnostic test kit to diagnose Sri Lankan cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. PLoS One 2017; 12(11): e0187024.
  28. Denipitiya, D.T., Chandrasekharan, N.V., Abeyewickreme, W., Hartskeerl, R.A., Hapugoda, M.D., Identification of cattle, buffaloes and rodents as reservoir animals of Leptospira in the district of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 134.
  29. Dias, T., Chandrasiri, D., Abeykoon, S., Gunawardena, C, Pragasan, G., Padeniya, T., Pathmeswaran, A., Comparison of ultrasound fetal biometry of singleton fetuses with a reference chart in pregnant women with normal nutritional and health status. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(1): 47-56.
  30. Dias, T., Patabendige, M., Herath, R.P., Garvik, T. I., Liland, F., Arulkumaran, S., Blood flow changes in pelvic vessels associated with the application of an abdominal compression belt in healthy postpartum women. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(4): 228-232.
  31. Dissanayake, D.M.C.D., Fernando, R., Munasinge, B.N.L., Thilakarathne, S.B., Pinto, D.P., Uragoda, U.A., Pre and post operative assessment of voice changes in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(2): 115-116.
  32. Dissanayake, K.P., Wanniarachchi, D.P., Ranawaka, U.K., Case report of hypnic headache: a rare headache disorder with nocturnal symptoms. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 318.
  33. Ediriweera, D.S., Dilina, N., Perera, U., Flores, F., Samita, S., Risk of low birth weight on adulthood hypertension - evidence from a tertiary care hospital in a South Asian country, Sri Lanka: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2017; 17(1): 358.
  34. Ediriweera, D.S., Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Gunawardena, N.K., Jayamanne, S.F., Lalloo, D.G., de Silva, H.J., Health seeking behavior following snakebites in Sri Lanka: Results of an island wide community based survey. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2017; 11(11): e0006073.
  35. Ekanayake, C., Pathmeswaran, A., Kularatna, S., Herath, R., Wijesinghe, P., Cost evaluation, quality of life and pelvic organ function of three approaches to hysterectomy for benign uterine conditions: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2017; 18(1): 565.
  36. Ekanayake, C.D., Pathmeswaran, A., Herath, R.P., Perera, H.S., Patabendige, M., Wijesinghe, P.S., Validation of the international consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Vaginal Symptoms (ICIQ-VS) in two South-Asian languages. International Urogynecology Journal 2017; 28(12): 1849-1855.
  37. Ekanayake, C.D., Pathmeswaran, A., Nishad, A.A., Samaranayake, K.U., Wijesinghe, P.S., Translation and validation of ICIQ-FLUTS for Tamil-speaking women. International Urogynecology Journal 2017; 28(12):1875-1881.
  38. Fernando, M.M., Luke, W.A., Miththinda, J.K., Wickramasinghe, R.D., Sebastiampillai, B.S., Gunathilake, M.P., Silva, F.H., Premaratne, R., Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing organisms causing urinary tract infections in Sri Lanka and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern-A hospital based cross sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2017; 17(1): 138.
  39. Fernando, M.P., Perera, P.J., Muthukumarana, O.J., Uyangoda, K. Hypocalcaemia leading to supra ventricular tachycardia in a three-month old Sri Lankan infant with vitamin D deficient rickets: a case report. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62(4):242-43.
  40. Fernando, R., Global trends and equitable care in endocrine surgery. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(4): 1-2. 
  41. Fernando, R.R., Myths and fallacies in thyroid disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(1): 1-4.
  42. Fernando, S.D., Booso, R., Dharmawardena, P., Harintheran, A., Raviraj, K., Rodrigo., C., Danansuriya, M., Wickremasinghe, R., The need for preventive and curative services for malaria when the military is deployed in endemic overseas territories: a case study and lessons learned. Military Medical Research 2017; 4: 19.
  43. Galhena, P.B., Samarakoon, S.S.R., Thabrew, M.I., Paul, S.F.D., Mani, C., Protective effect of a polyherbal aqueous extract comprised of Nigella sativa (Seeds), Hemidesmus indicus (Roots), and Smilax glabra (Rhizome) on Bleomycin induced cytogenetic damage in human lymphocytes. Biomed Research International 2017; 2017:1856713.
  44. Gamage, A., Abeysena, C., DAG: method for causal modelling in epidemiological research. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2017;23(4):131–134.
  45. Gamage, A.U., Jayawardana, P.L., Knowledge of non-communicable diseases and practices related to healthy lifestyles among adolescents, in state schools of a selected educational division in Sri Lanka. BMC Public Health 2017; 18(1): 64.
  46. Gangahawatte, S., Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Kitulwatte, I.D.G., A man with ischemic heart disease after consuming alcohol found collapsed while eating: a café coronary and intoxication. Which cause preceded the others? Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law 2017; 8(1): 4–7.
  47. Gunathilaka, M.L., Niriella, M.A., Luke, N.V., Piyarathna, C.L., Siriwardena, R.C., de Silva, A.P., de Silva, H.J., Possible gasoline-induced chronic liver injury due to occupational malpractice in a motor mechanic: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017; 11(1): 179.
  48. Gunathilaka, N., Illustrated key to the adult female Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes of Sri Lanka. Applied Entomology and Zoology 2017; 52(1): 69-77.
  49. Gunathilaka, N., Siriwardana, S., Wijesooriya, L., Gunaratne, G., Perera, N., Subcutaneous dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens in Sri Lanka: A potential risk of transmitting human dirofilariasis. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports 2017; 5:2050313X17701373.
  50. Gunathilaka, P.A.D.H.N., Ranathunge, T., Udayanga, L., Abeyewickreme, W., Efficacy of blood sources and artificial blood Feeding Methods in Rearing of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) for sterile insect technique and incompatible insect technique approaches in Sri Lanka. Biomed Research International 2017; 2017:3196924.
  51. Gunathilake, G., Kottahachchi, D., Siyambalapitiya, S., The drug compliance among patients with diabetes in Sri Lankan setting. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism 2017; 7(1): 16-20. 
  52. Herath, A.D.M.A., Goonawardena, K.D.D.R., Yasira, D.P., Samanmalie, T.H.R., Wikramarachchi, S.D.V., Senavirathne, S., Karunarathne, R.M.G., Rajindrajith, S., Sinhala translation and adaptation of the Children's Somatization Inventory-24. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(1): 17-20. 
  53. Herath, H., Herath, R., Wickremasinghe, R., Gestational diabetes mellitus and risk of type 2 diabetes 10 years after the index pregnancy in Sri Lankan women-A community based retrospective cohort study. PLoS One 2017; 12(6): e0179647.
  54. Hewage, S., Abeysena, C., Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes: evidence from a Cochrane Review and its application to Sri Lanka.Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2017;23(4):127–130.
  55. Ho, M.J., Gosselin, K., Chandratilake, M., Monrouxe, L.V., Rees, C.E., Taiwanese medical students' narratives of intercultural professionalism dilemmas: exploring tensions between Western medicine and Taiwanese culture. Advances in Health Sciences Education 2017; 22(2): 429-445.
  56. Isbister, G.K., Jayamanne, S., Mohamed, F., Dawson, A.H., Maduwage, K., Gawarammana, I., Lalloo, D.G., de Silva, H.J., Scorgie, F.E., Lincz, L.F., Buckley, N.A., A Randomized controlled trial of fresh frozen plasma for coagulopathy in Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2017; 15(4): 645-654.
  57. Isuru, A., Rodrigo, A., Wijesinghe, C., Ediriweera, D., Premadasa, S., Wijesekara, C., Kuruppuarachchi, L., A Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the role of preemptive analgesia with acetaminophen [paracetamol] in reducing headache following electroconvulsive therapy [ECT]. BMC Psychiatry 2017; 17(1): 275.
  58. Jafar, T.H., Jehan, I., de Silva, H.A., Naheed, A., Gandhi, M., Assam, P., Finkelstein, E.A., Quigley, H.L., Bilger, M., Khan, A.H., Clemens, J.D., Ebrahim, S., Turner, E.L., Kasturiratne, A., COBRA-BPS Study Group, Multicomponent intervention versus usual care for management of hypertension in rural Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials 2017; 18(1): 272.
  59. Kandapola Arachchige, P., Senevirathne, K. M. I. W. M., Eranga, V. P., Fernando, P. L. N., Peris, M. U. P. K., Kuruppuarachchi, K. A. L. A., Williams, S. S., A naturalistic observational study of patients with bipolar affective disorder from two tertiary care hospitals in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(2): 4-8. 
  60. Kannathasan, S., Murugananthan, A., Kumanan, T., Iddawala, D., de Silva, N.R., Rajeshkannan, N., Haque, R., Amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka: first report of immunological and molecular confirmation of aetiology. Parasites  & Vectors 2017; 10(1): 14.
  61. Karunakaran, R., Thabrew, M.I, Thammitiyagodage, G.M., Galhena, B.P., Arawwawala, L.D.A.M., The Gastroprotective effect of ethyl acetate fraction of hot water extract of Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn and its underlying mechanisms. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017; 17(1): 312.
  62. Karunarathne, S., Liyanage, N., Rodrigo, A., Role of negative experiences in past relationships and adverse childhood experiences in morbid jealousy. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(2): 20-23. 
  63. Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Jayamanne, S.F., Dawson, A., Isbister, G.K., de Silva, H.J., Lalloo, D.G., The Socio-economic burden of snakebite in Sri Lanka. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2017; 11(7): e0005647.
  64. Kitulwatte, I.D.G., Edirisinghe, P.A.S., Mendis, H.K.N.L.P., Wijesinghe, P.R., Fernando, A., Abeyrathne, A.A.R.M., Study on the pattern of unnatural deaths of women brought for medico-legal autopsy.Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law 2017;8(1): 13–22.
  65. Kitulwatte, I., Gangahawatte, S., Perera, U., Edirisinghe, P., Death following ceftazidime-induced Kounis syndrome. The Medico-legal Journal 2017; 85(4): 215-218.
  66. Kottahachchi, D. C., Gao, F., Topliss, D. J., Sztal-Mazer, S., The technique of measuring the height in patients with osteoporosis. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism 2017; 7(1): 13-15. 
  67. Kumara, D.M.C.W., Kitulwatte, I.D.G., Unexpected complications following an occupational injury. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law 2017; 8(2):13–17.
  68. Liu, X., Lu, D., Saw, W.Y., Wangkumhang, P., Ngamphiw, C., Fucharoen, S., Lert-Itthiporn, W., Chin-Inmanu, K., Chau, T.N., Anders, K., Kasturiratne, A., de Silva, H.J., Katsuya, T., Kimura, R., Nabika, T., Ohkubo, T., Tabara, Y., Takeuchi, F., Yamamoto, K., Yokota, M., Mamatyusupu, D., Yang, W., Chung, Y.J., Jin, L., Hoh, B.P., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Ong, R.H., Khor, C.C., Dunstan, S.J., Simmons, C., Tongsima, S., Suriyaphol, P., Kato, N., Xu, S., Teo, Y.Y., Characterising private and shared signatures of positive selection in 37 Asian populations. European Journal of Human Genetics 2017; 25(4): 499-508.
  69. Luke, N., Munasinghe, H., Balasooriya, L., Premaratna, R., Widespread subcutaneous necrosis in spotted fever group Rickettsioses from the coastal belt of Sri Lanka- a case report. BMC Infectious Diseases 2017; 17(1): 278.
  70. Luke, W.A.N.V., Gunathilake, M.P.M.L., Munidasa, D., de Silva, S.T., Tuberculous monoarthritis of the wrist in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 343.
  71. Manamperi, N.H., Oghumu, S., Pathirana, N., de Silva, V.C., Abeyewickreme, W., Satoskar, A.R., Karunaweera, N.D., In situ immunopathological changes in cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania donovani. Parasite Immunology 2017; 39(3): e12413.
  72. Mettananda, S., Thalassaemia: In a quest towards an ultimate cure. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(3):203-210. C.C.De Silva Oration 
  73. Mettananda, S., de Silva, D.G., Anaemia in children: are we using the correct prevention strategies? Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(2): 73-76.
  74. Mettananda, S., de Silva, D.G., Re: Anaemia and iron deficiency in pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic in a Teaching Hospital in Southern Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62(4):255
  75. Mettananda, S., de Silva, H., Periodic deworming practice in Sri Lanka: Is it based on evidence, misconceptions or commercialism?. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(4): 307-311. 
  76. Mettananda, S., Fisher, C.A., Hay, D., Badat, M., Quek, L., Clark, K., Hublitz, P., Downes, D., Kerry, J., Gosden, M., Telenius, J., Sloane-Stanley, J.A., Faustino, P., Coelho, A., Doondeea, J., Usukhbayar, B., Sopp, P., Sharpe, J.A., Hughes, J.R., Vyas, P., Gibbons, R.J., Higgs, D.R., Editing an α-globin enhancer in primary human hematopoietic stem cells as a treatment for ß-thalassemia. Nature Communications 2017; 8(1): 424.
  77. Mettananda, S., Fisher, C.A., Sloane-Stanley, J.A., Taylor, S., Oppermann, U., Gibbons, R.J., Higgs, D.R., Selective silencing of alpha-globin by the histone demethylase inhibitor IOX1: A potentially new pathway for treatment of ß-thalassemia. Haematologica 2017; 102(3): e80-e84.
  78. Monrouxe, L.V., Chandratilake, M., Gosselin, K., Rees, C.E., Ho, M.J., Taiwanese and Sri Lankan students' dimensions and discourses of professionalism. Medical Education 2017; 51(7):718-731.
  79. Motha, M. B., Palihawadana, T. S., Dias, T. D., Wijesinghe, P. S., Nutcracker syndrome in pregnancy: a worrying presentation of a benign condition. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(4): 238-239.
  80. Niriella, M.A., Kobbegala, V.J., Karalliyadda, H.N., Ranawaka, C.K., de Silva, A.P., Dassanayake, A.S., de Silva, H.J., Sero-prevalence and vaccination status of hepatitis A and hepatitis B among adults with cirrhosis in Sri Lanka: a hospital based cohort study. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 303.
  81. Niriella, M.A., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, S.T., Kasturiratna, A., Perera, R., Subasinghe, C.E., Kodisinghe, K., Piyaratna, C., Rishikesawan, V., Dassanayaka, A.S., de Silva, A.P., Wickramasinghe, R., Takeuchi, F., Kato, N., de Silva, H.J., Incidence and risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A 7-year follow-up study among urban, adult Sri Lankans. Liver International 2017; 37(11):1715-1722.
  82. Paranitharan, P., Hulathduwa, S.R.,Innovative instruments in forensic medicine. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law 2017;8(2):10–12.
  83. Patabendige, M., Herath, R.P., Improvements of post caesarean section pain management following the introduction of a new pain management protocol. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2017; 39(2): 27-30. 
  84. Patabendige, M., Herath, R.P., Wijesooriya, W.R.P.L.I., Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2017; 39(4): 74-77.
  85. Pearson, M., Metcalfe, C., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Weerasinghe, M., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Knipe, D.W., Hawton, K., Dawson, A.H., Bandara, P., de Silva, D., Gawarammana, I., Eddleston, M., Konradsen, F., Effectiveness of household lockable pesticide storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia: a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2017;390(10105):1863-1872.
  86. Perera, A.D., Perera, C., Karunanayake, A.L.,Effectiveness of early stretching exercises for range of motion in the shoulder joint and quality of functional recovery in patients with burns - a randomized control trial. International Journal of Physiotherapy. 2017; 4(5): 262-318.
  87. Perera, D.P., Andrades, M., Wass, V., Peer feedback for examiner quality assurance on MRCGP International South Asia: a mixed methods study. BMC Medical Education 2017; 17(1): 244.
  88. Perera, K.M., Guruge, G.N., Jayawardana, P.L., Household Expenditure on tobacco consumption in a Poverty-Stricken rural district in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2017; 29(2): 140-148.
  89. Perera, P., Moving from oral poliovirus vaccine to inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Sri Lanka: The rationale and challenges. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2017; 46(1): 70-74. INDEX in Scopus)
  90. Perera, R.S., Dissanayake, P.H., Senarath, U., Wijayaratne, L.S., Karunanayake, A.L., Dissanayake, V.H.W., Associations between disc space narrowing, anterior osteophytes and disability in chronic mechanical low back pain: a cross sectional study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017; 18(1): 193.
  91. Perera, R.S., Dissanayake, P.H., Senarath, U., Wijayaratne, L.S., Karunanayake, A.L., Dissanayake, V.H., Single nucleotide variants of candidate genes in Aggrecan Metabolic Pathway are associated with lumbar disc degeneration and modic changes. PLoS One 2017; 12(1): e0169835.
  92. Perera, R.S., Dissanayake, P.H., Senarath, U., Wijayaratne, L.S., Karunanayake, A.L., Dissanayake, V.H.W., Variants of ACAN are associated with severity of lumbar disc herniation in patients with chronic low back pain. PLoS One 2017; 12(7): e0181580.
  93. Perera, U., Abeysena, C., Physical activity and sleep on the risk of overweight among Grade 5 students in Gampaha Medical Office of Health area, Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 2017; 23(1): 19-27. 
  94. Premaratna, R., Blanton, L.S., Samaraweera, D.N., de Silva, G.N., Chandrasena, N.T., Walker, D.H., de Silva, H.J., Genotypic characterization of Orientia tsutsugamushi from patients in two geographical locations in Sri Lanka. BMC Infectious Diseases 2017; 17(1): 67.
  95. Premaratna, R., Luke, N., Perera, H., Gunathilake, M., Amarasena, P., Chandrasena, T.G.A.N., Sporadic cases of adult measles: a research article. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 38.
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