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Publications in peer reviewed journals (2017) 

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Chandradasa, M., Champika, L., Zoophilia in an adolescent with high-functioning autism from Sri Lanka. Australasian Psychiatry 2017; 25(5): 486-488.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Chandradasa, M., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Unusual sexual behaviour associated with female depression. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(1): 1-2.
  10. Chandradasa, M., Rodrigo, A., Internet gaming disorder among adolescents. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 2017; 84(8): 651-652.
  11. 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.
  12. Chandradasa, M., Wijesinghe, C., Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., Perera, M., Near-Death experiences in a multi-religious hospital population in Sri Lanka. Journal of Religion and Health 2017;
  13. Chandrasinghe, P., Cereser, B., Moorghen, M., Al Bakir, I., Tabassum, N., Hart, A., Stebbing, J., Warusavitarne, J., Role of SMAD proteins in colitis-associated cancer: from known to the unknown. Oncogene 2017;  [Epub ahead of print]
  14. 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. 
  15. 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.
  16. 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;
  17. 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
  18. Dayasiri, M.B., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.Y., Plant poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 2017:6187487.
  19. Dayasiri, M.B.K.C., Jayamanne, S.F., Jayasinghe, C.F., 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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; 
  26. 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;
  27. 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.
  28. Fernando, R.R., Myths and fallacies in thyroid disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(1): 1-4.
  29. 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;
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Gunathilaka, N., Illustrated key to the adult female Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes of Sri Lanka. Applied Entomology and Zoology 2017; 52(1): 69-77.
  34. Gunathilaka, N., Ranathunge, T., Udayanga, L., Wijegunawardena, A., Abeyewickreme, W.,Oviposition preferences of dengue vectors; Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Sri Lanka under laboratory settings. Bulletin of Entomological Research 2017;
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Karunanayake, A.L., Pathmeswaran, A., Wijayaratne, L.S., Chronic low back pain and its association with lumbar vertebrae and intervertebral disc changes in adults. A case control study. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 2017;
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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
  52. Mettananda, S., de Silva, D.G., Anaemia in children: are we using the correct prevention strategies? Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(2): 73-76.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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;  
  58. 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.
  59. 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;
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. Premawardhena, A., Allen, A., Piel, F., Fisher, C., Perera, L., Rodrigo, R., Goonathilaka, G., Ramees, L., Peto, T., Olivieri, N., Weatherall, D., The evolutionary and clinical implications of the uneven distribution of the frequency of the inherited haemoglobin variants over short geographical distances. British Journal of Haematology 2017; 176(3): 475-484.
  69. Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Benninga, M.A., Constipation and constipation predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a comparative study using Rome III Criteria. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2017; 64(5): 679-684.
  70. Rajindrajith, S., Hettige, S., Gulegoda, I., Jayawickrama, N., de Silva, S.C., Samarakoon, H.K., de Silva, R.L., Abeyagunawardena, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Aerophagia in adolescents is associated with exposure to adverse life events and psychological maladjustment. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2017;
  71. Ranasinghe, N., Devanarayana, N.M., Benninga, M.A., Dijk, M.V., Rajindrajith, S., Psychological maladjustment and quality of life in adolescents with constipation. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017;102(3):268-273.
  72. Rodrigo, A., Hewawitharana, U., Variant of anorexia nervosa in Sri Lanka: a case series. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(2): 104-107.
  73. Rodrigo, A., Liyanage, N., Disaster and mental health: the role of Sri Lankan psychiatrists. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 8(1): 1-2.
  74. Samarakoon, S.R., Shanmuganathan, C., Ediriweera, M.K., Piyathilaka, P., Tennekoon, K.H., Thabrew, I., Galhena, P., de Silva, E.D., Anti-hepatocarcinogenic and anti-oxidant effects of mangrove plant Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea. Pharmacognosy Magazine 2017; 13(Supl 1): S76-S83.
  75. Sebastiampillai, B.S., Luke, N.V., Silva, S., de Silva, S.T., Premaratna, R., Septicaemia caused by Elizabethkingia-sp in a 'healthy' Sri Lankan man. Tropical Doctor 2017:49475517717135.
  76. Shanika, L.G., Wijekoon, C.N., Jayamanne, S., Coombes, J., Mamunuwa, N., Dawson, A.H., de Silva, H.A., Acceptance and attitudes of healthcare staff towards the introduction of clinical pharmacy service: a descriptive cross-sectional study from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. BMC Health Services Research 2017;17(1):46.
  77. Sirisena, N.D., Deen, K., Mandawala, D.E.N., Herath, P., Dissanayake, V.H.W., The Pattern of KRAS mutations in metastatic colorectal cancer: a retrospective audit from Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 392.
  78. Siriwardana, R., Tillakaratne, S.B., Shilpage, S., Amaraweera, C., Gunathilake, B., Reconstruction of the common hepatic artery with right gastro-epiploic graft during Whipple procedure. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(1): 25-26.
  79. Siriwardana, R., Tillakaratne, S., Kumarasinghe, P., Gunathilake, B., Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) in a hepatocellular carcinoma patient with inadequate remnant liver volume. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2017; 35(2): 20-21.
  80. Siriwardana, R.C., Lokubandara, R.W.M.A., Hewavisanthi, H.J.D.S., Liyanage, S.K., Jayatunga, D.S.P., Liyanage, C.A.H., Quality of life and impact of bile reflux after retro colic retro gastric gastrojejunostomy in Whipple surgery. BMC Gastroenterology 2017; 17(1): 9.
  81. Siriwardana, R.C., Niriella, M.A., Dassanayake, A.S., Gunathilake, B., de Silva, H.J., Liver Transplantation for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Related Cirrhosis(A Future Global Epidemic Already Seen in Current Sri Lankan Practice). Progress in Transplantation 2017; 27(1): 107-108.
  82. Tharmarajah, L., Samarakoon, S.R., Ediriweera, M.K., Piyathilaka, P., Thennakoon, K.H., Senathilake, K.S., Rajagopalan, U., Galhena, B.P., Thabrew, I., In Vitro anticancer effect of gedunin on human teratocarcinomal (NTERA-2) cancer stem-Like cells. Biomed Research International 2017; 2017:2413197.
  83. Thayyil, S., Oliveira, V., Lally, P.J., Swamy, R., Bassett, P., Chandrasekaran, M., Mondkar, J., Mangalabharathi, S., Benkappa, N., Seeralar, A., Shahidullah, M., Montaldo, P., Herberg, J., Manerkar, S., Kumaraswami, K., Kamalaratnam, C., Prakash, V., Chandramohan, R., Bandya, P., Mannan, M.A., Rodrigo, R., Nair, M., Ramji, S., Shankaran, S., HELIX Trial group, Hypothermia for encephalopathy in low and middle-income countries (HELIX): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2017; 18(1): 432.
  84. Thilakawardana, B.U., De Mel, S., Abeysuriya, V., Hewavisenthi, J., De Mel, C., Chandrasena, L., Abeysuriya, V., A rare presentation of an acute abdomen: an ileal diverticular perforation. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 190.
  85. Udoh, E.E., Rajindrajith, S., Devanarayana, N.M., Benninga, M.A., Prevalence and risk factors for functional constipation in adolescent Nigerians. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017; 102(9):841-844.
  86. Venketasubramanian, N., Lee, C.F., Young, S.H., Tay, S.S., Umapathi, T., Lao, A.Y., Gan, H.H., Chua, C.L., Wijekoon, N., de Silva, H.A., Hiyadan, J.H., Suwanwela, N.C., Wong, K.S., Poungvarin, N., Eow, G.B., Chen, C.L., CHIMES-E Study Investigators, Prognostic factors and pattern of long-term recovery with MLC601 (NeuroAiDT) in the Chinese Medicine NeuroAiD efficacy on stroke recovery- Extension study. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2017; 43(1-2): 36-42.
  87. Walker, S., Gibbins, J., Paes, P., Adams, A., Chandratilake, M., Gishen, F., Lodge, P., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Palliative care education for medical students: Differences in course evolution, organisation, evaluation and funding: A survey of all UK medical schools. Palliative Medicine 2017; 31(6): 575-581.
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  89. Wanigasinghe, J., Arambepola, C., Ranganathan, S.S., Sumanasena, S., Randomized, Single-blind, parallel clinical trial on efficacy of oral prednisolone versus intramuscular corticotropin: A 12-month assessment of spasm Control in West Syndrome. Pediatric Neurology 2017;
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