HOMEDr Anuradha



Dr.Anuradha S Dassanayake

MBBS(C'bo), MD(C'bo), FCCP
Senior Lecturer Grade II
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: General Internal Medicine    
           Tel : +94 11 2959261,
  +94 77 6548769(Mobile)
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Research Interests  :
  • Gastrointestinal pharmacology, Therapeutics of liver disease
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Liver transplantation
Medical Faculty Responsibilities :
  • Chairperson,  Phase II Alimentary System Module, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya 2006-2010 and  2012 to date
Professional Contribution :
  • Joint secretary Sri Lanka Gastrointestinal and Digestive Endoscopic society 2004-2007
  • Council member Ceylon College of Physicians 2005-2007
  • Council member Sri Lanka Gastroenterological and digestive endoscopic society 2007 to date
Research Publications :
Book Chapters and sections :
    • Beechin N, Dassanatyke AS . Tropical liver disease. Medicine International 2007
Research Papers :
  • De Silva AP, Niriella MA, Perera H, Aryasingha S, Kalubovila U, Manchanayake J, Dassanayake AS, Devanarayana NM, Pathmeswaran A, De Silva HJ. Is a six hour fast after a rice meal sufficient before upper gastrointestinal endoscopy? Scand J Gastroenterol . 2010 Aug;45(7 - 8):987 - 91.
  • Niriella MA, De Silva AP, Dayaratne AH, Ariyasinghe MH, Navarathne MM, Peiris RS, Samarasekara DN, Satharasinghe RL, Rajindrajith S, Dassanayake AS, Wickr amasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in two districts of Sri Lanka: a hospital based survey. BMC Gastroenterol . 2010 Mar 19;10:32.
  • de Silva HJ, Dassanayake AS. Non - alcoholic fatty liver disease: confronting the global epidemic requires better awareness. J Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2009 Nov;24(11):1705 - 7. No abstract available.
  • de Silva AP, Karunanayake AL, Di ssanayaka TG, Dassanayake AS, Duminda HK, Pathmeswaran A, Wickramasinghe AR, de Silva HJ. Osteoporosis in adult Sri Lankan inflammatory bowel disease patients. World J Gastroenterol . 2009 Jul 28;15( 28):3528 - 31
  • Amarasiri LD, Pathmeswaran A, De Silva AP, Dassanayake AS, Ranasinha CD, De Silva J. Comparison of a composite symptom score assessing both symptom frequency and severity with a score th at assesses frequency alone: a preliminary study to develop a practical symptom score to detect gastro - oesophageal reflux disease in a resource - poor setting. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2010 Jun;22(6):662 - 8.
  • 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 Sr i Lankan population. J Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2009 Jul;24(7):1284 - 8. Epub 2009 May 19.
  • 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. J Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2009 Jun;24(6):1095 - 7. Epub 2009 Feb 12
  • de Silva AP, Aryasingha S, Dassanayake AS, Hevavisenthi J, Ratnasena BG, de Silva HJ. Mènétrier's disease treated with gastrectomy. Ceylon Med J . 2008 Mar;53(1):22 - 3.
  • Rajindrajith S, Dassanayake AS, Hewavisenthi J, de Silva HJ . Advanced hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Sri Lankan children: a preliminary report. Hepatol Int . 2008 Jun;2(2):209 - 12. Epub 2008 Feb 27.
  • de Silva AP, Kas turiratne A, Liyanage DL, Karunanayaka TK, de S Hewavisenthi SJ, Dassanayake AS, Farrell GC, de Silva HJ. Is past exposure to hepatitis A protective against progressive fibrosis in non - alcoholic fatt y liver disease? Liver Int . 2008 Jan;28(1):147 - 9.
  • de Silva HJ, Dassanayake AS, Manamperi A, de Silva AP. Treatment of lamivudine - resistant hepatitis B infection in post - renal transplant patients wi th adefovir dipivoxil: preliminary results. Transplant Proc . 2006 Nov;38(9):3118 - 20.
  • de Silva HA, Hewavisenthi J, Pathmeswaran A, Dassanayake AS, Navaratne NM, Peiris R, de Silva HJ. Comparison of one week and two weeks of triple therapy for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in a Sri Lankan population: a randomised, controlled study. Ceylon Med J . 2004 Dec;49(4):118 - 22.
  • Dassanayake AS, Karunanayake P, Kasturiratne KT, Fonseka MM, Wijesiriward ena B, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ. Safety of subcutaneous adrenaline as prophylaxis against acute adverse reactions to anti - venom serum in snakebite. Ceylon Med J . 2002 Jun;47(2):48 - 9.
  • Hewavisenth i SJ de S, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Clinical, b iochemical and histological characteristics of a Sri Lankan population of non - alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients. Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50: 113 - 116.
  • Premaratne R, Chandrasena TGAN, Dassanayake AS, Loftis AD, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ. Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a re - emerging disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2005 42 (1) 42 - 43 .
  • Dassanayake AS, De Silva HJ . Statins and the liver. Ceylon Medical Jour nal. June 2010 55(2) 37 - 39.
  • Iron overload in the Asian community.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 KJ. Blood. 2009 Jul 2;114(1):20 - 5.]
  • Kumarasena RS, Sennanayake SM, Sivaraman K, de Silva AP, Dassanayake AS, Premarathna R, Wijesiriwardana B, De Silva HJ . Intravenous N Acetyl Cysteine in Dengue Associated Acute Liver failure. Hepatology International 2010 May 28;4(2):533 - 4.
  • Kumarasena R S, Niriella MA, Kalubowila U, de Silva AP, Dassanayake AS, de Silva HJ. Bleeding from oesophageal ulceration induced by endoscopic variceal ligation for primary prophylaxis. Gut. 2010 Nov;59(11):158 6.
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