Publications in peer reviewed journals (2009)


  1. Abeysena C, Jayawardana P, DE A Seneviratne R.  Maternal sleep deprivation is a risk factor for small for gestational age: a cohort study.Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2009; 49(4): 382-7.
  2. Abeysena C, Jayawardana  P, Senevirathne  R De A. Risk factors for spontaneous abortion. Journal of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2009; 14(1): 14-19.
  3. Abeysena C, Wijerathne, L, Jayawardana  P. Prevalence of disability in Ragama MOHarea. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies. 2009: 11:107-120
  4. Ariyaratne MHJ,Dilesha WL,New concepts of breast cancer aetiology.Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2009:27(2):31-37
  5. Balasooriya BL, Fonseka HF, Williams S, Premawardhena A. Oro-genital ulcers with a positive pathergy test in acute myeloid leukaemia.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(4):131-2.  Case Report.
  6. Chandrasena LG, Peiris H, Waikar HD. Biochemical changes associated withnreperfusion after off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2009 Fall;39(4):372-7.
  7. Chandrasena N, Rajindrajith S, Ahmed K, Pathmeswaran A, Nakagomi O. Hospital-based study of the severity and economic burden associated with rotavirus diarrhea in Sri Lanka. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2009;4(4): 379-86
  8. Chandratilake MN &de Silva NR. Identifying poor concordance between the ‘planned’ and the ‘hidden’ curricula at a time of curriculum change in a Sri Lankan medical school using the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education 2009; 3 (2): 15 – 19.
  9. Dassanayake AS, Kasturiratne A, Rajindrajith S, Kalubowila U, Chakrawarthi S, de Silva AP, Makaya M, Mizoue T, Kato N, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva HJ.  Prevalence and risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among adults in an urban Sri Lankan population. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24(7): 1284-8.
  10. De Silva AP, Amarasiri L, Liyanage MN, Kottachchi D, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. One-hour fast for water and six-hour fast for solids prior to endoscopy provides good endoscopic vision and results in minimum patient discomfort. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24(6): 1095-7..
  11. De Silva AP, Karunanayake AL, Dissanayaka TGI, Dassanayake AS, Duminda HKKJ, Pathmeswaran A, Wickramasinghe AR, de Silva HJ.Osteoporosis in adult Sri Lankan inflammatory bowel disease patients.World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009; 15(28): 3528-31.
  12. De Silva HJ, Dassanayake AS. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: confronting the global epidemic requires better awareness. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; 24(11):1705-07.
  13. De Silva NR, Wijesundara MKdeS. Parasitic infection of the nervous system, with an update on free-living aerobic  infections. Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. 2009; 7(1):49-53.
  14. Devanarayana NM, Rajindrajith S, de Silva HJ. Recurrent abdominal pain in children. Indian Pediatrics. 2009; 46(5): 389-99. Review.
  15. Dissanayake D, Wijesinghe PS, Ratnasooriya WD, Wimalasena S. Effects of zinc  supplementation on sexual behavior of male rats. Journal of Human Reproduction Science. 2009; 2(2):57-61.
  16. Dissanayake DMAB, Palihawadana PS,  Herath HMRP, Wimalasena S, Ratnasooriya WD,Wijesinghe PS. A Study to access the prevalence of zinc abnormalities and the effect of zinc on semen parameters in subfertile population. Sri Lanka Bulletin of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. 2009; 1(1):15-21
  17. Edirisinghe PA, Kitulwatte ID. Extreme violence--homicide; an analysis of 265 cases from the offices of JMO Colombo and Ragama--a study from Sri Lanka. Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 2009; 11 Suppl 1:S363-5.
  18. Fernando, AD. Karunasekera, W.Juvenile victimisation in a group of young Sri Lankan adults. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009;54(3) 80-84 Erratum in: Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009;54(4):127.
  19. Fernando ED,Deen KI.Consideration of the blood supply of the ileocecal segment in valve preserving right hemicolectomy. Clinical Anatomy. 2009;22(6): 712-5.
  20. Fernando R, Mettananda DSG, Kariyakarawana L. Incidental occult carcinomas in total thyroidectomy for benign diseases of the thyroid. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(1): 4-6.
  21. Fernando R, Pathmeswaran A, Atulugama NS, Mubarak MNA, Edirisinghe EMDAR,  Abeysinghe  APSD, Fernanado  WMTPS,  Premathilaka  HMMS Inorganic content of water and prevalence of goitre in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2009; 27(1): 9-12.
  22. Hall A, Horton S, de Silva N, The Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Mass Treatment for Intestinal Nematode Worm Infections Using Different Treatment Thresholds. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2009; 3(3): e402.
  23. Hapuarachchi HC, Abeysundara S, Dayanath MY, Manamperi A, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Molecular markers of chloroquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in Sri Lanka: frequency before revision of the antimalarial drug policy. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2009; 103(4): 351-6.
  24. Jayawardana P, Abeysena C. Respiratory health of welders in a container yard, Sri Lanka. Occupational Medicine (Oxford, England). 2009; 59(4): 226-9.
  25. Kitulwatte I, Pollanen  MS. Electrical injury of the neck and cardiac air embolism: a novel mechanism of death. Forensic science Medicine, and Pathology. 2009; 5(1):32-5.
  26. Kuruppuarachchi KA, Hapangama A.Postnatal mental disorders. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(2):35-7.
  27. Kuruppuarachchi KA, Wijesinghe CA.Suicidal risk assessment and depression. Ceylon Medical Journal.2009;54(1): 31-2.
  28. Liyanage CA, Rathnayake G, Deen KI.A new technique for suture rectopexy without resection for rectal prolapse.Techniques in Coloproctology. 2009; 13(1): 27-31; discussion 32-3.
  29. Liyanage CAH, Sadakari Y, Kitada H, Ienaga J, Tanabe R, Takahata S, Nabae T, Tanaka M. Prevention of iatrogenic bile duct injuries in difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomies: is the naso-biliary drain the answer? Journal of Hepato-biliary-Pancreatic Surgery. 2009;16(4):458-62.
  30. Lok CY, Merryweather-Clarke AT, Viprakasit V, Chinthammitr Y, Srichairatanakool S, Limwongse C, Oleesky D, Robins AJ, Hudson J, Wai P, Premawardhena A, de Silva HJ, Dassanayake A, McKeown C, Jackson M, Gama R, Khan N, Newman W, Banait G, Chilton A, Wilson-Morkeh I, Weatherall DJ, Robson KJH. Iron overload in the Asian community.Blood. 2009; 114(1): 20-5.
  31. Mahendra G, Pandit H, Kliskey K, Murray D, Gill HS, Athanasou N. Necrotic and inflammatory changes in metal-on-metal resurfacing hip arthroplasties. Acta Orthopaedica. 2009 ; 80(6):653-9.
  32. Manamperi, A Hapuarachchi, C, Gunawardene, NS Bandara, A, Dayanath, D and Abeyewickreme, W. STR polymorphisms in Sri Lanka: evaluation of forensic utility in identification of individuals and parentage testing.Ceylon Medical Journal 2009; 54(3): 85-89.
  33. Mettananda C, de Silva HJ, Fernando R. Hypoglycaemia and fits in a thyrotoxic man. BMJ Case Reports. 2009;2009. pii: bcr07.2008.0448.
  34. Motha MB, Wijesinghe PS. Systemic lupus erythematosus and pregnancy--a challenge to the clinician.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(4):107-9.
  35. O'Donnell A, Premawardhena A, Arambepola M, Samaranayake R, Allen SJ, Peto TE, Fisher CA, Cook J, Corran PH, Olivieri NF, Weatherall DJ. Interaction of malaria  with a common form of severe thalassemia in an Asian population.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2009; 106(44): 18716-21.
  36. Paranitharan P, Edirisinghe PA,Williams S.Elder abuse--a wake up call.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009; 54(1): 1-3. Comment in Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010;55(1):34-5.
  37. Paranitharan P, Pollanen MS. The interaction of injury and disease in the elderly: a case report of fatal elder abuse. J Forensic Leg Med. 2009; 16(6): 346-9. .
  38. Perera P, Pathmeswaran A. A pilot study on assessment of racial affinity of Sri Lankan population using discriminant function statistics and a few established morphological racial traits. Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 2009; 11 Suppl 1: S182-5. .
  39. Premaratna R, Pathmeswaran A, Amarasekara NDDM, Motha MBC, Perera KVHKK, de Silva HJ. A clinical guide for early detection of dengue fever and timing of investigations to detect patients likely to develop complications. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2009; 103(2): 127-31. .
  40. Premaratna R, Chandrasena TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Eremeeva ME, Dasch GA, Bandara NKBKRGW, de Silva HJ. Rickettsioses presenting as major joint arthritis and erythema nodosum: description of four patients. Clinical Rheumatology. 2009; 28(7): 867-8.
  41. Premaratna R, Williams HSA, Chandrasena TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Kularatna SAM, de Silva HJ. Unusual pancytopenia secondary to haemophagocytosis syndrome in rickettsioses. Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2009; 103(9):961-3.
  42. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, de Silva HJ. Helicobacter pylori infection in children. Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009; 15(2): 86-94.
  43. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, de Silva HJ.Helicobacter pylori infection in children.Sri Lanka  Journal of Child Health. 2009; 38(3): 86-88.
  44. Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, Mettananda S, Perera P, Jasmin  S, Karunarathna UA, Adhihetty D, Goonewardena R. Constipation and functional faecal retention in a group of school children in a district in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Journal of Child  Health. 2009; 38(2): 60-64.
  45. Rajindrajith S,  Devanarayana, NM. Constipation in children: diagnosis and management.Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2009; 38(4): 127-35
  46. Rajindrajith S, Mettananda S, Adihetti D, Goonawardana R, Devanarayana NM. Neonatal mortality in Sri Lanka: timing, causes and distribution. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2009; 22(9): 791-96.
  47. Ranawaka UK, Goonaratna C. Establishing the Sri lanka clinical trials registry. Journal of  Evidence Based Medicine. 2009; 2(1):29-31.
  48. Salgado, S, Abeysuriya, V Pathirana, A. Surgical anatomy of the veins of the lower limb – a cadaveric study. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2009;27(2):45-47.
  49. Salm P , Taylor PJ, Roberts D, de Silva J. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the simultaneous quantitative determination of the organophosphorus pesticides dimethoate, fenthion, diazinon and chlorpyrifos in human blood.Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications 2009 Feb 15;877(5-6):568-74.
  50. Sarin SK,Kumar A,Almeida JA,Chawla YK, Fan ST, Garg H, de Silva HJ, Hamid SS, Jalan R, Komolmit P, Lau GK, Liu Q, Madan K, Mohamed R, Ning Q,Rahman S, Rastogi A, Riordan SM, Sakhuja P, Samuel D, Shah S, Sharma BC, Sharma P, Takikawa Y, Thapa BR, Wai CT, Yuen MF. Acute-on-chronic liver failure: consensus recommendations of the Asian Pacific Association for the study of the liver (APASL).Hepatology International. 2009;3(1): 269-82.
  51. Silva GRC,Nanayakkara KADSP,Wijesinghe PS.Emergency contraception and ectopic pregnancy.Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.2009;31(1):71-72.
  52. Vilain C, Mortier G, Van Vliet G, Dubourg C, Heinrichs C, de Silva D, Verloes Baumann C. Hartsfield holoprosencephaly-ectrodactyly syndrome in five male patients: further delineation and review. American Journal of Medical GeneticsA. 2009; 149A(7):1476-81.
  53. Williams SS, Williams J, Combrinck M, Christie S, Smith AD, McShane  R. Olifactory impairment is more marked in patients with mild dementia with  Lewy bodies than those with mild Alzheimer disease.Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 2009; 80(1): 667-70.