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Publications in peer reviewed journals (2017)

  1. 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;[Epub ahead of print]
  2. 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.
  3. Gunathilaka, N., Illustrated key to the adult female Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes of Sri Lanka. Applied Entomology and Zoology 2017; 52(1): 69-77.
  4. 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;[Epub ahead of print]
  5. 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.
  6. 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;[Epub ahead of print]
  7. 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.
  8. 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;[Epub ahead of print]
  9. 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.
  10. 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;[Epub ahead of print]
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Premaratna, R., Luke, N., Perera, H., Gunathilake, M., Amarasena, P., Chandrasena, T.G., Sporadic cases of adult measles: a research article. BMC Research Notes 2017; 10(1): 38.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Whal, S., Drong, A., Lehne, B., Loh, M., Scott, W.R., Kunze, S., Tsai, P.C., Ried, J.S., Zhang, W., Yang, Y., Tan, S., Fiorito, G., Franke, L., Guarrera, S., Kasela, S., Kriebel, J., Richmond, R.C., Adamo, M., Afzal, U., Ala-Korpela, M., Albeetti, B., Ammerpohl, O., Apperley, J.F., Beekman, M., Bertazzi, P.A., Black, S.L., Blancher, C., Bonder, M.J., Brosch, M., Carstensen-Kirberg, M., de Craen, A.J., de Lusignan, S., Dehghan, A., Elkalaawy, M., Fischer, K., Franco, O.H., Gaunt, T.R., Hampe, J., Hashemi, M., Isaacs, A., Jenkinson, A., Jha, S., Kato, N., Krogh, V., Laffan, M., Meisinger, C., Meitinger, T., Mok, Z.Y., Motta, V., Ng, H.K., Nikolakopoulou, Z., Nteliopoulos, G., Panico, S., Pervjakova, N., Prokisch, H., Rathmann, W., Roden, M., Rota, F., Rozario, M.A., Sandling, J.K., Schafmayer, C., Schramm, K., Siebert, R., Slagboom, P.E., Soininen, P., Stolk, L., Strauch, K., Tai, E.S., Tarantini, L., Thorand, B., Tigchelaar, E.F., Tumino, R., Uitterlinden, A.G., van Duijn, C., van Meurs, J.B., Vineis, P., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Wijmenga, C., Yang, T.P., Yuan, W., Zhernakova, A., Batterham, R.L., Smith, G.D., Deloukas, P., Heijmans, B.T., Herder, C., Hofman, A., Lindgren, C.M., Milani, L., van der Harst, P., Peters, A., Illig, T., Relton, C.L., Waldenberger, M., Järvelin, M.R., Bollati, V., Soong, R., Spector, T.D., Scott, J., McCarthy, M.I., Elliott, P., Bell, J.T., Matullo, G., Gieger, C., Kooner, J.S., Grallert, H., Chambers, J.C., Epigenome-wide association study of body mass index, and the adverse outcomes of adiposity. Nature 2017; 541(7635): 81-86.
  19. Wickremasinghe, A.R., Wickremasinghe, R., Herath, H.D., Fernando, S.D., Should chemoprophylaxis be a main strategy for preventing re-introduction of malaria in highly receptive areas? Sri Lanka a case in point. Malaria Journal 2016; 16(1): 102.
  20. Wray, K., Allen, A., Evans, E., Fisher, C., Premawardhena, A., Perera, L., Rodrigo, R., Goonathilaka, G., Ramees, L., Webster, C., Armitage, A.E., Prentice, A.M., Weatherall, D.J., Drakesmith, H., Pasricha, S.R., Hepcidin detects iron deficiency in Sri Lankan adolescents with a high burden of hemoglobinopathy: A diagnostic test accuracy study. American Journal of Hematology 2017; 92(2): 196-203.
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