Publications in peer reviewed journals (2005)

  1. Abeysena C, de Silva HJ. HIV in South Asia. Medicine 2005; 33(6): 42-43.
  2. Abeysuria V, de Silva P, Pathirana A. Effectiveness of teaching clinical skills in improving simple wound suturing among medical undergraduates. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(2):38-42.
  3. Abeysuria V, de Silva AP, Pathirana AA. Shunt surgery in acute variceal bleeding.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2005; 23(2): 20-21.
  4. Chandrasena LG, Peiris H, Sivayogan S. Laboratory statistics in Clinical Decision marking Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(2): 27-31.
  5. Chandrasena TGAN, Hapuarachchi HAC, Dayanath MYD, de Silva NR. Intestinal Parasitoses and the nutritional status of internally displaced children in Vavuniya. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50 (supplement 1): 40
  6. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB, Johnston  C, Warden  D, Smith  AD. Medial temporal lobe atrophy, apolipoprotein genotype, and plasma homocysteine in Sri Lankan patients with Alzheimer's disease.Experimental Aging Research 2005:345-354.
  7. De Silva HA. Alzheimer's disease--time to act is now. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 1-4.
  8. De Silva HA, Gunatilake SB. Mirror writing in a patient with Alzheimer disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 126-128.
  9. De Silva  HA, Pathmeswaran A, Gunatilake  SB. Efficacy of rivastigmine on activities of daily living in Sri Lankan patients with Alzheimer disease and on improving caregiver burden: a prospective study. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 106-109.
  10. De Silva HJ. Hepatitis B and C infection in Sri lanka. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2005; 4: 42-44.
  11. De Silva HJ,  Herath CA, Sheriff MH. Lamivudine therapy for hepatitis B infection in post-renal transplant patients: results after 36 months follow-up. Liver International 2005; 25(5): 1074-1075.
  12. De Silva HJ, Motha MBC, Wijesinghe PS. Liver dysfunction in pregnancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 11-15.
  13. De Silva KSH, Mettananda  DSG, Athauda T. Sociodemographic and health aspects of mothers in a paediatric ward. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2005; 34(4): 114-119.
  14. De Silva M, Selliah S, Thabrew I. Descriptive study of chronic calcific pancreatitis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 5-10.
  15. De Silva N. Making the best of what we have: a plea for wider use of anthelmintics. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2005; 122(1): 1-3.
  16. De Silva  N. Qualitative research: how to do it. Medicine Today 2005; 3(1): 18-22.
  17. De Silva N. Medical students experiences of learning communication skills during a family medicine clerkship in Sri Lanka. Medicine Today 2005; 3(2): 67-70.
  18. De Silva N. Qualitative research: how to do it. Sri Lankan Family Physician 2005; 26(1): 38-42.
  19. Gunawardena NK, Fujimaki Y, Aoki  Y, Mishima  N, Ezaki  T, Uni  S, Kimura  E. Differential effects of diethylcarbamazine, tetracycline and the combination on Brugia pahangi adult females in vitro. Parasitology International 2005; 54(4): 253-259.
  20. Haniffa R. Work related musculoskeletal disorders fact myth among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka:a descriptive study. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(1): 5-13.
  21. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Palihawadana TS, Fernando WS, Wijesinghe PS. Positive peritoneal fluid cytology in ovarian malignancies with metastasis:a descriptive study. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 28-31.
  22. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Deen KI. Synchronous colorectal adenocarcinoma arising in a patient with serrated adenomatous polyposis. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(2): 91-92.
  23. Hewavisenthi SJDeS, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Clinical, biochemical and histological characteristics of a Sri Lankan population of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients.Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 113-116.
  24. Hewavisenthi  SJDeS, Fernando  P. Use and interpretation of phrases in histopathology reports. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 37-38.
  25. Hewavisenthi SJDeS. Getting the best results from the histopathology report-the responsibilities of the clinical team.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2005; 23(1): 2-5.
  26. Iddamaldeniya S, Wickramasinghe SMDN, Thabrew MI, Ratnatunga N, Tammitiyagodage MG. An Investigation of the toxic effects of a herbal formulation with anti-carcinogenic properties.Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences 2005; 48(1): 13-23.
  27. Jayawardana PL. Ill-health retirement at a health agency between 1991 and 1994. Occupational Medicine (Lond) 2005; 55(5): 349-351.
  28. Karunasekera KAW, Perera KPJ, Perera MTPR, Abeynarayana J. Genetic and environmental risk for asthma in children aged 5-11 years. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2005; 34(3): 79-83.
  29. Kasturiratne  A, Pathmeswaran A, Fonseka  MM, Lalloo  DG, Brooker  S, de Silva  HJ. Estimates of disease burden due to land-snake bite in Sri Lankan hospitals. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2005; 36(3): 733-740.
  30. Kasturiratne A, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva A. Morbidity pattern and household cost of hospitalisation for non-communicable diseases (NCDs): a cross-sectional study at tertiary care level. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(3): 109-113.
  31. Kuruppuarachchi  KALA, Wijeratne LT. Domestic violence and female mental health in developing countries. British Journal of Psychiatry 2005; 187: 587-588.
  32. Mayooran V, Deen KI, Wijesinghe PS, Pathmeswaran A. Endosonographic characteristics of the anal sphincter complex in primigravid Sri Lankan women. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetetrics 2005; 90(3): 245-250.
  33. Mendis K, Solangaarachchi I. PubMed perspective of family medicine research: where does it stand? Family Practice 2005; 22(5): 570-575.
  34. Mendis K, Solangaarachchi I, Weerabaddana C. Three decades of Ceylon Medical Journal--analysis using MEDLINE (PubMed). Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 14-17.
  35. Padumadasa S, Goonewardene  M. The Outcome of preterm labour and preterm prelabour rupture of membranes after oral salbutamol or nifedipine SR. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 32-36.
  36. Pathirana SL, Alles HK, Bandara S, Phone-Kyaw M, Perera MK, Wickremasinghe AR, Mendis KN, Handunnetti SM. ABO-blood-group types and protection against severe, Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2005; 99(2): 119-124.
  37. Pathmeswaran A, Jayatissa R, Samarasinghe  S, Fernando A, de Silva RP, Thattil  RO, de Silva NR. Health status of primary school children in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(2): 46-50.
  38. Peiris-John RJ, Ruberu DK, Wickremasinghe AR, van-der-Hoek W. Low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides leads to restrictive lung dysfunction. Respiratory Medicine 2005; 99 (10): 1319-1324.
  39. Perera MTPR, Athem AYAR, Deen KI. Shunt surgery in acute variceal bleeding. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2005; 23(2): 16-19.
  40. Premaratne R, Amarasinghe A, Wickremasinghe AR. Hospitalisation trends due to selected non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka, 2005-2010.Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(2): 51-54.
  41. Premasiri DA, Wickremasinghe AR, Premasiri DS, Karunaweera N. Malarial vectors in an irrigated rice cultivation area in southern Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2005; 99(2): 106-114.
  42. Premawardhena  A, de Silva S, Arambepola  M, Olivieri  NF, Vichinsky  EP, Merson L, Muraco G, Allen A, Fisher  C, Peto T, Weatherall  DJ. Hemoglobin E-{beta} Thalassemia: Progress Report from the International Study Group. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2005; 1054: 33-39.
  43. Premawardhena A, Fisher CA, Olivieri NF, de Silva S, Sloane-Stanley J, Wood WG, Weatherall DJ. A Novel molecular basis for beta thalassemia intermedia poses new questions about its pathophysiology. Blood 2005; 106(9): 3251-3255.
  44. Premawardhena A, Fisher CA, Olivieri NF, de Silva S, Arambepola M, Perera W, O'Donnell A, Peto TE, Viprakasit V, Merson L, Muraca G, Weatherall DJ. Haemoglobin E beta thalassaemia in Sri Lanka.Lancet 2005 ; 366 (9495):1467-1470.
  45. Ranawaka UK. Living with stroke: advice to patients and carers. Sri Lanka Prescriber 2005; 13(3&4): 7-8.
  46. Ranawaka UK. Prevention and treatment of stroke. Sri Lanka Prescriber 2005; 13(1&2): 6-7.
  47. Siriwardana PN, Fernando R. A case of primary squamous carcinoma of breast. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(4): 172-173.
  48. Smyth PP, Wijeyaratne CN, Kaluarachi WN, Smith DF, Premawardhana LD, Parkes AB, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Lazarus JH. Sequential studies on thyroid antibodies during pregnancy. Thyroid 2005; 15(5): 474-477.
  49. Subhashini PAM, Chandraguptha SMD, Herath, HMRP, Ellepola HK, Wijesundara A, Warnakulasuriya A. "Painful" epidural: a rare complication after epidural catheter placement. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology 2005; XIII(2): 156-158.
  50. Thabrew MI, Mitry RR, Morsy MA, Hughes RD. Cytotoxic effects of a decoction of Nigella sativa, Hemidesmus indicus and Smilax glabra on human hepatoma HepG2 cells. Life Sciences 2005; 77(12): 1319-1330.
  51. Uluwaduge DI, Thabrew MI, Jansz ER. Preliminary report on the absence of toxicity of fruit pulp of palmrah (Borassus flabellifer) in ICR mice. Journal of National Science Foundation 2005; 33 (1): 37-41.
  52. Uluwaduge DI, Punyakeerthi AA, Senadheera SN, Jansz ER. Studies on the natural hydrophobic binders of flabelliferns and their effects on some bioactivities. Journal of National Science Foundation 2005; 33(3): 37-41.
  53. Weerasinghe  CR, de Silva NR, Michae E. Maternal filarial-infection status and its consequences on pregnancy and the newborn in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2005; 99(8): 813-816.
  54. Wickremasinghe AR, Wickremasinghe R, Fernando SD, Galapaththy G, Mahawithangae, STC. The Social and economic burden of malaria in Sri Lanka.Federation of Asian Parasitologist 2005; 6: 191-204.
  55. Fernando SD, Wickremasinghe R,  Wickremasinghe AR,  Mahawithangae, STC. Impact of childhood malaria in Sri Lanka. Federation of Asian Parasitologist 2005; 6: 204-217.
  56. Wijesinghe PS. Vesico-vaginal fistulae: down but not out. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology 2005; 27: 1-2.
  57. Wijesuriya SRE, Deen KI, Hewavisenthi J, Balawardana J, Perera M. Neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer down-stages the tumor but reduces lymph node harvest significantly. Surgery Today 2005; 35(6): 442-445.
  58. Wijeyaratne CN, Jayasinghe A, de Silva DGH, Parkes AB, Lazarus JH, Premawardhana LDKE. Iodine prophylaxis, goitre and thyroid autoimmunity in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(1): 20-23.


    Books & Chapters in Books

    1. de Silva, J.Poisoning In :Kumar P & Clark M (eds) Clinical  Medicine. 6th ed. Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2005. Online Appendix
    2. de Silva NR. Helminth infections and filariasis. In: Kumar P & Clark M (eds) Clinical Medicine. 6th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders, 2005.  Online appendix.
    3. de Silva NR. Soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka. In:  Arizono N, Chai J-Y, Nawa Y, Takahashi Y (eds) Food-borne helminthiasis in Asia. Asian Parasitology series monograph vol 1. Chiba, Federation of Asian Parasitologists, 2005; pp 289 -294.
    4. Goonaratne CG, De Silva HJ. How to write a paper in the Medical Sciences. In : Deen, KI, Kumar RR (Eds). Successful Surgical Research: How to Plan,  Perform and publish. New Delhi : Churchill BI Publications. 2005 ; pp 76-85.
    5. Jayawardena PL, Abeysena C, Pathmeswarn, A. Handbook on research methodology for medical undergraduates. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, 2005
    6. Kuruppuarachchi KALA. Psychiatry in Sri Lanka  In : Psychiatry in Asia Mumbai : Vikas Medical Publishers. 2005; pp