Publications in peer reviewed journals(2008)

    1. Abeysena, C. Strenthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology (STROBE) statement: New guidelines for reporting observational studies. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2):26-28
    2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana  P, Senevirathne  R De A. Effect of energy expenditure on pregnancy outcome: a cohort study. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2): 1-8
    3. Abeysuriya V, Deen KI, Kumarage SK, Navarathne NM. Assessment of 'nucleation time' as a predictor of cholelithiasis. European Journal of Gastroenterol Hepatology 2008; 20(10):1020-3.
    4. Abeysuriya, V, Deen, KI, Wijesuriya, T, Salgado, SS. Microbiology of gallbladder bile in uncomplicated symptomatic cholelithiasis. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International. 2008; 7(6):633-7.
    5. Abeysuriya, V, Salgado, S, Deen, KI, Kumarage, SK. Hepaticocystic duct and a rare extra-hepatic "cruciate" arterial anastomosis: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008; 6;2(1): 37
    6. Chandrasena LG, De Silva LD, De Silva KI, Dissanayaka P, Peiris H. Changes in erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and reduced glutathione (GSH) activities in the development of senile and diabetic cataracts.Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2008; 39(4):731-6.
    7. Dassanayake, RS. Gunawardene, YINS, de Silva, BGDNK. ITS-2 secondary structures and phylogeny of Anopheles culicifacies species. Bioinformation 2008; 2(10):456-60.
    8. De Silva AP, Aryasingha S, Dassanayake AS, Hevavisenthi J, Ratnasena BGN, de Silva HJ. Mènétrier's disease treated with gastrectomy.Ceylon Medical Journal 2008 ;53(1): 22-3.
    9. De Silva, AP, Kasturiratne, A, Liyanage, DL, Karunanayaka, TK, Hewavisenthi, SJdeS, Dassanayake, AS, Farrell, GC, de Silva, HJ. Is past exposure to hepatitis A protective against progressive fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Liver International 2008; 28(1): 147-9
    10. De Silva DC, Jayawardana P, Hapangama A, Suraweera EG, Ranjani D, Fernando S, Karunasena C, Jinadasa S. Attitudes toward prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy for genetic disorders among healthcare workers in a selected setting in Sri Lanka. Prenatal diagnosis. 2008; 28(8): 715-21.
    11. De Silva  HA, Pathmeswaran A, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ, Aronson JK. Multiple-dose activated charcoal in yellow oleander poisoning.Lancet 2008; 371(9631):2171-2;
    12. De Silva HJ, de Silva NR, de Silva AP, Jewell DP. Emergence of inflammatory bowel disease 'beyond the West': do prosperity and improved hygiene have a role? Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102(9):  857-860
    13. De Silva NR, Perera KKYW, Gunatunge RS, Tantirigoda DA. How many Doctors should Sri Lanka have? Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(3): 93-98
    14. De Silva P, Jayawardana, P, Pathmeswaran, A. Concurrent validity of the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT). Alcohol and Alcoholism (oxford) 2008; 43(1): 49-50.
    15. Devanarayana NM, de Silva  DGH, de Silva HJ. Aetiology of recurrent abdominal pain in a cohort of Sri Lankan children. Journal of  Paediatric and  Child Health. 2008; 44(4):195-200.
    16. Devanarayana NM, de Silva DGH, de Silva HJ. Gastric myoelectrical and motor abnormalities in children and adolescents with functional recurrent abdominal pain. Journal of Gastroenterol Hepatology.  2008; 23(11): 1672-7.
    17. Devanarayana, NM, de Silva DGH, de Silva HJ. Recurrent Abdominal Pain Syndrome in a Cohort of Sri Lankan children and adolescents. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2008; 54(3): 178-83.
    18. Ferdinandis TGHC, de Silva HJ. Illicit alcohol consumption and Neuropathy - a Preliminary Study in Sri Lanka. Alcohol and Alcoholism (oxford) 2008; 43(2):171-173.
    19. Grayer, RJ, Thabrew, MI, Hughes, RD, Bretherton, S, Lever, A, Veitch, NC, Kite, GC, Lelli, R. Phenolic and terpenoid constituents from the Sri Lanka Medical plant Osbeckia aspera. Pharmaceutical Biology 2008; 46(3): 154-61
    20. Gunawardena NK, Amarasekera NDDM, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Effect of repeated mass chemotherapy for filariasis control on soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(1): 13-6.
    21. Hapangama A, Kuruppuarachchi KA. Dextromethorphan abuse. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(3): 109-10.
    22. Hapuarachchi HA, Bandara KB, Hapugoda MD, Williams S, Abeyewickreme W. Laboratory confirmation of dengue and chikungunya co-infection. Ceylon Medical Journal; 53(3):104-5.
    23. Hapuarachchi HAC, Gunawardena NK, Senevirathne MP, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. A case of imported malaria: the first report of Plasmodium malariae infection in Sri Lanka after 37 years. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008;53(2):53-54
    24. Hearth HMRP,  Palihawadane TS Molligoda HD, de Zylva S, Wijesinghe PS. A  Poorly functioning ectopic kidney associated with an ectopic ureter; diagnosis and treatment. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008; 30:63-5.
    25. Hettiarachchi M, Liyanage C, Wickremasinghe R, Hilmers DC, Abrams SA. The efficacy of micronutrient supplementation in reducing the prevalence of anaemia and deficiencies of zinc and iron among adolescents in Sri Lanka. European  Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008;62(7): 856-65.
    26. Jayawardana P. Sponsorship, public private partnership and Medical professionals. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2): 39-43
    27. Jayawardana P. Mortality: a glimpse in to selected situations. J Coll Community Physicians Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(1):1-11,
    28. Jayawardana P, Tennakoon, S, Bandara, V. Respiratory Symptoms and ventilatory function among granite workers in  quarries installed with mechanical crushers in and around Kandy municipality limits. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2008; 13(2): 9-16
    29. Kasturiratne A, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva N, Gunawardena NK, Pathmeswaran A, Premaratna R,  Savioli L, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. The global burden of snakebite : a literature analysis and modelling based on regional estimates of envenoming and deaths. PLoS Medicine. 2008 Nov 4; 5(11):e218.
    30. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Hapangama A. A Patient choice in psychiatry in low and middle income countries. British Journal of Psychiatry 2008; 192(3): 233-234.
    31. Kusumawathie PHD, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJS. Larvivorous Potential of the Guppy, Poecilia reticulata, in Anopheline Mosquito Control in Riverbed Pools Below the Kotmale Dam, Sri Lanka Asia Pacific Journal of  Public Health 2008; 20(1): 56-63.
    32. Kusumawathie PH, Wickremasinghe AR, Karunaweera ND, Wijeyaratne MJ. Costs and effectiveness of application of Poecilia reticulata (guppy) and temephos in anopheline mosquito control in river basins below the major dams of Sri Lanka. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 102(7):705-11.
    33. Liyanage CAH, Abeygunawardhana S, Kumarage S, Deen KI. Duodenum-preserving local excision of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases international. 2008; 7(2): 214-6.
    34. Liyanage CAH, Sadakari Y, Lenaga J, Tanabe R, Takahata S, Tanaka M. Endoscopic management of a difficult common bile duct stone. Ceylon Med J. 2008; 53(3):105-6.
    35. Liyanage CAH, Takahata S Intramural incision technique: do we know enough to continue? Gastrointest Endosc. 2008;67(4):774-5; author reply 775-6.
    36. Mahendra G, Kliskey K, Williams K, Hollowood K, Jackson D, Athanasou NA. Intratumoural lymphatics in benign and malignant soft tissue tumours. Virchows Arch. 2008; 453(5):457-64.
    37. Manamperi A. Current developments in genomics and personalized health care: impact on public health. Asia Pacific Journal of  Public Health. 2008; 20(3): 242-50.
    38. Manamperi A, Sanath M, Fernando D, Wickremasinghe R, Anura B, Hapuarachchi C, Abeyewickreme W, Wickremasinghe AR. Genotyping of Plasmodium vivax infections in Sri Lanka using Pvmsp-3 alpha and Pvcs genes as markers: A preliminary report. Tropical Biomedicine. 2008; 25(2): 100-6.
    39. Matthews PC, Dean BJ, Medagoda K, Gundle R, Atkins BL, Berendt AR, Byren I. Native hip joint septic arthritis in 20 adults: delayed presentation beyond three weeks predicts need for excision arthroplasty. J Infect. 2008; 57(3):185-90.
    40. Mettananda DS, Fernando AD. A child with Morquio syndrome and mixed mitral valve disease. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(1): 24-5.
    41. Mettananda KCD, de Silva AP, de Silva HJ. Acute systemic paraquat intoxication: survival without long-term complications. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(4): 136-7.
    42. Munasinghe BN, Rathnayaka MMG, Parimalendran R, Kumarage SK, de Zylva S, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. Biofeedback with and without surgery for fecal incontinence improves maximum squeeze pressure, saline retention capacity and quality of life. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008; 27(1): 5-7.
    43. Naga M, Chakravorty A, Liyanage C, Grabham JA. A Rare presentation of submucous colonic lipoma. Surgeon. 2008; 6(3):191.
    44. Olivieri NF, Muraca GM, O'Donnell A, Premawardhena A, Fisher C, Weatherall DJ.  Studies in haemoglobin E beta-thalassaemia. British Journal of Haematology. 2008; 141(3): 388-397
    45. Paranitharan   P, Parai  JL, Pollanen  MS. Pseudo-gunshot wound injury from perforating rib fracture: a cautionary case report. Forensic  Science, Medicine, and Pathology. 2008;  4,(2): 113-115
    46. Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe AR. Efficacy of activated charcoal in yellow oleander poisoning.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(2): 33-35.
    47. Peiris-John, RJ, Wickremasinghe, R. Impact of low-level exposure to organophosphates on human reproduction and survival. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102(3): 239-245
    48. Perera, MTPR, Deen, KI, Wijesuriya, SRE, Kumarage, SK, De Zylva, ST, Ariyaratne, MHJ. Sexual and urinary dysfunction following rectal dissection compared with segmental colectomy. Colorectal Disease 2008; 10(7): 689-693.
    49. Perera T, Wijesuriya SRE, Suraweera PHR, Wijewardene K, Kumarage SK, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. The prevalence of colorectal cancer and survival in patients from the Gampaha District, North Colombo region. Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53(1): 17-21.
    50. Pinidiyapathirage J, Senaratne W, Wickremasinghe R Prevalence and predictors of default with tuberculosis treatment in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2008 ; 39(6):1076-82.
    51. Premaratna R, Loftis AD, Chandrasena TGAN, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ. Rickettsial infections and their clinical presentations in the Western Province of Sri Lanka: a hospital-based study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2008; 12(2): 198-202.
    52. Premaratna R, Rathnasena BG, de Silva HJ.Accidental scrotal burns from paraquat while handling a patient. Ceylon Medical  Journal. 2008 Sep; 53(3):102-3.
    53. Premawardhena A, Arambepola M, Katugaha N, Weatherall DJ. Is the beta thalassaemia trait of clinical importance? British Journal of Haematology 2008; 141(3): 407-10.
    54. Rajindrajith S, Dassanayake, AS,  Hewavisethi, J. de Silva, HJ. Advancd hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Sri lankan children: a preliminary report. Hepatology International 2008; 2(2): 209-212
    55. Rathnayake MM, Kumarage SK, Wijesuriya SRE, Munasinghe BN, Ariyaratne MHJ, Deen KI. Complications of loop ileostomy and ileostomy closure and their implications for extended enterostomal therapy: A prospective clinical audit. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2008;  45(8): 1118-21.
    56. Rowel D, Jayawardena P, Fernando N.Validation of the Sinhala translation of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.Ceylon Medical Journal 2008;53(1):10-3.
    57. Salgado SS, Abeysuriya V, Pathirana A. Anatomy of the pancreatic vasculature: Respect of the duodenum preserving resection of head of pancreas. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2008; 26(1): 7-10
    58. Salgado SS, Pathmeswaran A. Effects of placental infarctions on the fetal outcome in pregnancies complicated by hypertension. Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan 2008; 18(4): 213-6.
    59. Samarawickrema N, Pathmeswaran A, Wickremasinghe R, Peiris-John R, Karunaratna M, Buckley N, Dawson A, de Silva J. Fetal effects of environmental exposure of pregnant women to organophosphorus compounds in a rural farming community in Sri Lanka. Clinical Toxicology (Phila). 2008; 46(6): 489-95.
    60. Wanigasuriya KP, Peiris H, Ileperuma N Roshini J, Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe, R. Could ochratoxin A in food commodities be the cause of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka? Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2008; 102(7): 726-728
    61. Wickremasinghe R, Galappaththy GN, Fernando WA, de Monbrison F, Wijesinghe RS, Mendis KN, Picot S, Ringwald P, Wickremasinghe AR. An Indigenous Case of Plasmodium ovale Infection in Sri Lanka. American Journal of Tropical  Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 78(2): 206-207.
    62. Wijesinghe RS, Wickremasinghe AR, Ekanayake S, Perera MSA. Treatment-Seeking Behavior and Treatment Practices of Lymphatic Filariasis Patients with Lymphoedema in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2008; 20(2): 129-138.