Publications in peer reviewed journals (2006)

  1. Adikaram ND,  de Silva NR, Fernando A, Fernando  D, Lamabadasuriya S, Reid CB. Filarial antigens detected in urine using the immunochromatographic card test. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(4):157-8.
  2. Amarasiri L, Douglass J. Rhinitis and asthma: it's one airway after all. Med Today (Aust). 2006; 7(10):52-8.
  3. Amarasiri WADL, Dissanayake  AS. Coconut fats. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):47-51.
  4. Bailey MS,  de Silva HJ. Sri Lankan Sanni masks: an ancient classification of disease. BMJ (Int Ed). 2006; 333(7582):1327-28.
  5. Casals-Pascual C, Kai O, Cheung JO, Williams S, Lowe B, Nyanoti M, Williams TN, Maitland K, Molyneux M, Newton CR, Peshu N, Watt SM, Roberts DJ. Suppression of erythropoiesis in malarial anemia is associated with hemozoin in vitro and in vivo. Blood. 2006; 108(8): 2569-77.
  6. Chandrasena LG,  Chackrewarthy S, Perera PT,  de Silva D. Erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes in patients with cataract. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2006; 36(2):201-4.
  7. de Silva A, Pathmeswaran A, de-Jager C, Kuruppuarachi L. P3-028: Seven-minute neurocognitive test battery: a reliable test for dementia. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2006; 2(3), Supplement 1: S380
  8. de Silva HJ. Hepatitis C Infection. Bull Sri Lanka Coll Microbiologists. 2006; 4(1):40-1.
  9. de Silva HJ, Abeywickrema I. Hepatitis B, C and HIV infections in Sri Lanka. J Ceylon Coll Physicians. 2006;39(1&2):3-4.
  10. de Silva HJ, Dassanayake AS, Manamperi A, de Silva AP. Treatment of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B infection in post-renal transplant patients with Adefovir dipivoxil: preliminary results. Transplant Proc. 2006; 38(9):3118-20.
  11. de Silva HJ, Samarawickrema NA, Wickremasinghe AR. Toxicity due to organophosphorus compounds: what about chronic exposure? Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(9):803-6.
  12. de Silva N, Abayasekera S, Mendis K, Ramanayake J.Patient satiasfaction with consultation in ambulatory care setting in Sri Lanka. Med Today.2006;4(3):125-31.
  13. de Silva NR, Chandratilake MN, Pathmeswaran A, Dias  R. Selection of students to medical school. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):51-2.
  14. de Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva N, Edirisinghe JS, Kumarasiri PVR, Parameswaran SV, Seneviratne R, Warnasuriya N, de Silva HJ. Admission to medical schools in Sri Lanka: predictive validity of selection criteria. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):17-21.
  15. Dias TD, Herath HMRP, Ganeshananthan S, Perea M, Karunananda A. Pseudo-Meigs syndrome secondaray to pedunculated leiomyoma associated with intra uterine pregnancy. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynecol. 2006; 28:37-8.
  16. Dissanayake DMAB, Wijesinghe PS, Rathnasooriya WD, Wimalasena S, Palihawadana TS. Effects of different Zinc levels in the sperm culture medium on sperm recovery and quality of sperms in the swims up procedure for sperm processing. Ceylon J Med Sci. 2006; 49(1):21-7.
  17. Edirisinghe A, Samarasekara A. Sudden unexpected death of an infant. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):122-3.
  18. Edirisinghe PAS, Busuttil A. Medical suicide-groin stabbing-case report. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006; 13(1):92-5.
  19. Edirisinghe PAS, Busuttil A. Suicide by serving the arterio-venous subclavian dialysis catheter. J Clin Forensic Med. 2006; 13(1):86-8.
  20. Fernando  D, de Silva  D, Carter  R, Mendis  KN, Wickremasinghe R. A Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of the impact of malaria prevention on the educational attainment of school children. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 74(3):386-93
  21. Fernando  R,  Mettananda KCD Balasooriya BLH, de Silva HJ. Subcutaneous local recurrence of parathyroid carcinoma. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(4):147.
  22. Ferdinandis TGHC, Dissanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Chronic alcoholism and esophageal motor activity: a 24-h ambulatory manometry study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006; 21(7):1157-62.
  23. Fox S, Rathuwithana AC, Kasturiratne A, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Underestimation of snakebite mortality by hospital statistics in the Monaragala District of Sri Lanka. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(7):693-5.
  24. Gunasekara ADCJ, Premawardhena AP, Hettiarachchi HANS, Rathnasena BG, de Silva HJ. Cushing syndrome due to an adrenal phaeochromocytoma. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):66-67.
  25. Gunatilake SB. Current and emerging therapies in Parkinson's disease. J Ceylon Coll Physicians. 2006; 39(1 &2):25-31.
  26. Hapuarachchi HAC, Dayanath  MYD, Bandara  KBAT, Abeysundara  S, Abeyewickreme  W, de Silva NR, Hunt SY, Sibley CH. Point mutations in the dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase genes of Plasmodium falciparum and resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 74(2):198-204.
  27. Hettiarachchi M,  Liyanage C, Wickremasinghe R, Hilmers D, Abrams S. Nutrient intake and growth of adolescents in southern Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):89-92.
  28. Hettiarachchi M,  Liyanage C, Wickremasinghe R, Hilmers DC, Abrams SA. Prevalence and severity of micronutrient deficiency: a cross-sectional study among adolescents in Sri Lanka. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2006; 15(1):56-63.
  29. Hewavisenthi  SJdeS. Synchronous occurrence of lymphocytic colitis with ulcerative colitis. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(2):22-3.
  30. Hewavisenthi. SJdeS. Varying histological patterns in ulcerative colitis-implications in diagnosis and disease progression. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(2):24-5.
  31. Iddamaldeniya  SS, Thabrew  MI, Wickramasinghe  SM, Ratnatunge N, Thammitiyagodage MG. A Long-term investigation of the anti-hepatocarcinogenic potential of an indigenous medicine comprised of Nigella sativa, Hemidesmus indicus and Smilax glabra. J Carcinog. 2006; 9: 5:11.
  32. Karunanayake AL, Pathmeswaran A, Wijayaratne LS. Risk factors for chronic low backache in adult Sri Lankan females. Med Today. 2006; 4(1):4-8.
  33. Kusumawathie PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJS. Larvivorous potential of fish species found in river bed pools below the major dams in Sri Lanka. J Med Entomol. 2006; 43(1):79-82.
  34. Kusumawathie PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJS, Yapabandara AMGM. Anopheline breeding in river bed pools below major dams in Sri Lanka. Acta Trop. 2006; 99(1):30-3.
  35. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Lawrence TS. Carer burden in dementia. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1): 44.
  36. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Lawrence TS. Incorporating spiritual and religious beliefs in taking care of the elderly with psychiatric problems, some personal experiences. Indian J Geriatr Ment Health. 2006; 2(1):51-4
  37. Liyanage CAH, Sabaratnam VY, Deen KI. A Structured training programme in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):74-5.
  38. Lukumar P, Pathmeswaran A. Factors associated with home deliveries in Thampalakamam, Trincomalee. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(2):59-62.
  39. Mahendra BAGG. Is Endoscopic examination alone adequate in determining the extent of disease in ulcerative colitis? Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(2):18-21.
  40. Matheson MC, Abeysena C, Raven JM, Skoric B, Johns DP, Abramson MJ, Walters EH. How have we been managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia? Intern Med J. 2006; 36(2):92-99.
  41. Mettananda DSG, Wickramasinghe VP, Arachchi JK, Lamabadusuriya SP, Aanthan R, Kottahachchi D. Suitability of selection criteria as a measure of medical graduates: University of Colombo. Ceylon J Med Sci. 2006; 49(1):1-12.
  42. Padmasiri EA, Montresor A, Biswas G, de Silva NR. Controlling lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis together in South Asia: opportunities and challenges. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(9):807-10.
  43. Pathmeswaran A, Kasturiratne A, Fonseka M, Nandasena S, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. Identifying the biting species in snakebite by clinical features: an epidemiological tool for community surveys. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(9):874-8.
  44. Peiris-John RJ, Wanigasuriya  JKP, Wickremasinghe AR, Dissanayake WP, Hittarage A. Exposure to acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides and chronic renal failure. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):42-3.
  45. Perera MTPR, Athem AYAR, Deen KI. Shunt surgery and long term follow-up in extra-hepatic portal venous obstruction. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(1):2-6.
  46. Poon L, Wong BW, Ma EH, Chan KH, Chow LM, Abeyewickreme W, Tangpukdee N, Yuen KY, Guan Y, Looareesuwan S, Peiris JS. Sensitive and inexpensive molecular test for falciparum malaria: detecting Plasmodium falciparum DNA directly from heat-treated blood by loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Clin Chem. 2006; 52(2):303-6.
  47. Premaratna R, Chandrasena TGAN, Dassanayake AS, Loftis AD, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ. Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;  42(1):e6-8.
  48. Ranasinghe CD. Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(3):2-4.
  49. Ranawaka UK. Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(2):1-2.
  50. Ranawaka UK. Hereditary spastic paraplegias. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):1-3.
  51. Ranawaka UK. Stroke management in the new millennium. J Ceylon Coll Physicians. 2006; 39(1&2):32-6.
  52. Ranawaka UK. What is epilepsy? Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(1):1-2.
  53. Ratnayake SAGR, Hewavisenthi SJDeS. Choriocarcinoma presenting as a renal tumour. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(3):127.
  54. Salgado SS, Angunawela P, de Tissera A, Sirisena J. Ultrastructure of endothelial cells of fetal capillaries of placentae of women with pregnancy induced hypertention. Ceylon J Med Sci. 2006; 49(1):13-20.
  55. Samarakkody DMP, Jayawardana P, Abeysena C. Cause of death of Sri Lankan migrant workers employed in the Middle East. BMJ (Int Ed). 2006; 333(7573):861.
  56. Samarakkody DMP, Jayawardana P, Abeysena C. Reported cause of death of Sri Lankan migrant workers employed in the Middle Eastern countries. Sri Lanka J Med. 2006; 15(2):40-9.
  57. Sarin SK, Sollano JD, Chawla YK, Amarapurkar D, Hamid S, Hashizume M, Jafri W, Kumar A, Kudo M, Lesmana LA, Sharma BC, Shiha G, de Silva HJ; Members of the APASL Working Party on Portal Hypertension. Consensus on extra-hepatic portal vein obstruction. Liver Int. 2006; 26(5):512-19.
  58. Satarasinghe, RL Fernando HRR, Jayamaha DH, Samarasinghe I, de Silva AP. Collagenous colitis in adult Sri Lankans: experience from the Indian subcontinent. Gut. 2006; 55:436.
  59. Senaratne WV, Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Perera GAMHE, Wickremasinghe AR. Anti-tuberculosis drug inducd hepatitis: a Sri Lankan experience. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(1):9-14.
  60. Senevirathne MP, Rathnasena BGN, Jayathileke MM, Pathmeswaran A. Carbimazole induced agranulocytosis treated with GCS Fand surgery. Sri Lanka J Surg. 2006; 24(1):11-12.
  61. Seneviratne  SL, Malavige  GN, de Silva  HJ. Pathogenesis of liver involvement during dengue viral infections. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006; 100(7):608-14.
  62. Siriwardana PN, Hewavisenthi  SJDeS, Deen KI. Histopathology reporting in colorectal cancer. Ceylon Med J. 2006; 51(4):156-57.
  63. Thoradeniya T, Wickremasinghe R, Ramanayake R, Atukorala S. Low folic acid status and its association with anaemia in urban adolescent girls and women of childbearing age in Sri Lanka. Br J Nutr. 2006; 95(3):511-16.
  64. Uluwaduge DI, Thabrew MI, Jansz ER. The Effect of flabelliferins of palmyrah (Borassas flabellifer) fruit pulp on intestinal glucose uptake in mice. J Natl Sci Found. 2006; 34(1):37-41.
  65. Wakista  SS. A Case of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis treated with physical therapy. Sri Lanka J Child Health. 2006; 35(3):99-100.
  66. Weerasinghe  A. Management of urticaria. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2006; 14(4):7-8.
  67. Wijesinghe PS. Vesico vaginal fistulae; then and now. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynecol. 2006; 28:7-9.