2013(Peer reviewed full papers)

1.Kularatne SA, Rajapakse RP, Wickramasinghe WM, Nanayakkara DM, Budagoda SS, Weerakoon KG, Edirisinghe JS, Premaratna R. Rickettsioses in the central hills of Sri Lanka: serological evidence of increasing burden of spotted fever group. Int J Infect Dis 2013;17:e988–e992.DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.05.014 , PubMed

2.Wijayarathne HK, Walpola VR, Mahamithawa AMP, Bandara D, Wijerathne BTB. Newly entered medical students’ views on an Information Communication Technology course. Sri Lanka J Bio-Medical Informatics 2013;3:97–100.DOI: 10.4038/sljbmi.v3i3.5280

3.Perera PAJ, Marikar FMMT. Energy Metabolism. Bangladesh J Med Biochem 2014; 6:68–76.DOI: 10.3329/bjmb.v6i2.17646

4.Kumara N, Kapoorb E, Singhc R, Kidwaic S, Kumbukgollad W, Bhagatb S, et al. Synthesis and antibacterial/antitubercular activity evaluation of symmetrical trans-cyclohexane-1,4-diamine derivatives.Indian Journal of Chemistry 2013;52B:1441–50.

5.Agampodi SB, Moreno AC, Vinetz JM, Matthias MA. Utility and limitations of direct multi-locus sequence typing on qPCR-positive blood to determine infecting Leptospira strain. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013;88:184.DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0526, PubMed

6.Agampodi SB, Karunarathna D, Jayathilala N, Rathnayaka H, Agampodi TC, Karunanayaka L. Outbreak of leptospirosis after white-water rafting: sign of a shift from rural to recreational leptospirosis in Sri Lanka?.Epidemiol Infect 2013; Jun 26:1–4.DOI: 10.1017/S0950268813001465, PubMed, Science Citation Index

7.Agampodi SB, Wickramasinghe ND, Horton J, Agampodi TC. Minor Ailments in Pregnancy Are Not a Minor Concern for Pregnant Women: A Morbidity Assessment Survey in Rural Sri Lanka. PLoS One 2013;8:e64214.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064214, PubMed

8.Agampodi SB, Agampodi TC. Antenatal depression in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and the factor structure of the Sinhalese version of Edinburgh postpartum depression scale among pregnant women. PLoS One 2013;8:e69708.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069708, PubMed

9.Perera S, Thalagala E, Chandrarathna SH, Agampodi TC, Nugegoda DB, Agampodi SB. Factor structure and normative data of the Sinhalese version of self reported Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for adolescents. Ceylon Med J 2013;58:66–71.DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v58i2.5682, PubMed

10.Dharmarathne SD, Osamu K, Dehiwala GMC, Agampodi SB. Effect of built environment on tsunami related injuries. Anuradhapura Med J 2013;7:5–7.DOI: 10.4038/amj.v7i1.6134

11.Weekrakkody A, Weerasinghe GM, Weerasinghe MP, Weerasekara GL, Agampodi SB. Expectant fathers’ knowledge of maternal morbidity: a Sri Lankan experience. F1000Research 2013;2:119DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.2-119.v

12.Ranasinghe O, Dahanayaka NJ, Agampodi SB. Predictive validity of Post Prandial Blood Sugar (PPBS) at booking visit and routine urine dip stick test (UDST) in detecting Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Anuradhapura Med J 2013;6:39.DOI: 10.4038/amj.v6i1.5772

13.Dahanayaka NJ, Kiyohara T, Agampodi SB. Massive hepatitis A outbreak in Sri Lanka in 2009: an indication of increasing susceptibility and epidemiological shift?. Sri Lankan J Infect Dis 2013;3:28–30.DOI: 10.4038/sljid.v3i2.5640

14.Agampodi TC, Chathurani H, Agampodi SB. Infant feeding behaviors in Nuwaragam-Palatha-Central (NPC) Medical Officer of Health (MOH) area; a qualitative study. Anuradhapura Med J. 2013;6:33.DOI: 10.4038/amj.v6i1.5767

15.YPJN Warnasekara, MK Gamakumbura, SD Koonthota,LSK Liyanage,KDNK Maduwantha,WRAM Pemasiri, BAD Lakpriya, KJ Hendawitharana,JAMTN Gunathilaka,APN Athukorala,SB Agampodi. Awareness of well woman clinic services among attendees to Anuradhapura on Poson poya day: are the socially deprived at a disadvantage?. Anuradhapura Med J 2013;6:32.DOI: 10.4038/amj.v6i1.5766

16.Agampodi SB, Wickramage K. Is There a Risk of Yellow Fever Virus Transmission in South Asian Countries with Hyperendemic Dengue?. Biomed Res Int;2013:9DOI: 10.1155/2013/905043, PubMed

17.Wickramage K, Peiris S, Agampodi SB. “Don’t forget the migrants”: exploring preparedness and response strategies to combat the potential spread of MERS-CoV virus through migrant workers in Sri Lanka. F1000Research 2013; 2:163DOI:0.12688/f1000research.2-163.v1

18.Sandanayakaa R, Kahawita I, Gamage A, Agampodi SB, Siribaddana S Emergence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka 2008-11. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2013: Epub 2013 Nov 22.DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12232 PubMed Science Citation Index

19.Sandanayakaa R, Kahawita I, Gamage A, Agampodi SB, Siribaddana S Emergence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka 2008-11. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2013: Epub 2013 Nov 22.DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12232 PubMed Science Citation Index

20.Siribaddana SH, Agampodi SB. A difficult beginning: Editorial. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2013; 7 :1;DOI: 0.4038/amj.v7i1.6132

21.Perera YAG, Fernando TRN. Comparison of episiotomy rates, practice of analgesia and the maternal complications within first 24 hours at two tertiary care units: a comparative, descriptive and a retrospective study. Sri Lanka J Obstet Gynaecol 2013;35:10–5. DOI: 10.4038/sljog.v35i1.5997

22.Fernando TRN. The external contributory factors for maternal health care in Anuradhapura and Polonnruwa Districts 2008-2010. Anuradhapura Med J 2013;5:13–8.DOI: 10.4038/amj.v5i1.5778

23.Fernando TRN. Pregnancy related deaths in Anuradhapura district 2007-2009. Anuradhapura Med J 2013;5:24–8.DOI: 10.4038/amj.v5i1.5780

24.Fernando RN. Maternal suicide is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Sri Lanka. J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2013;39:1492–3.DOI: 10.1111/jog.12134, PubMed

25.Jayasumana M, Paranagama PA, Amarasinghe MD, Wijewardane K, Dahanayake KS, Fonseka SI, et al. Possible link of Chronic arsenic toxicity with Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka. J Nat Sci Res 2013;3:64–73.

26.Siriwardhana C, Adikari A, Pannala G, Siribaddana S, Abas M, Sumathipala A, et al. Prolonged internal displacement and common mental disorders in Sri Lanka: the COMRAID study. PLoS One 2013;8:e64742.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064742 PubMed

27.Pathirana AK, Jayawardena R, Ranathunga I, Santharaj WS, Premaratne SP, Lokunarangoda NC. Weight Change During Hospitalization in a Tertiary Cardiological Center in Sri Lanka. Curr Res Nutr Food Sci J 2013;1: 177-180.DOI: 10.12944/CRNFSJ.1.2.09

28.Siribaddana S, Bandara W. Clinical trials in Sri Lanka: new Act at the behest of the pharmaceutical industry? Indian J Med Ethics. 2013;10: :268-70.PubMed

29.Anjana Silva, Prasanna Weerawansa, Senaka Pilapitiya, Thilina Maduwage, Sisira Siribaddana. First Authenticated Case of Sri Lankan Flying Snake (Chrysopelea taprobanica) Bite. Wilderness Environ Med 2013;24:273–6.DOI: 10.1016/j.wem.2013.01.008 PubMed

30.Siriwardhana C, Wickramage K, Jayaweera K, Adikari A, Weerawarna S, Van Bortel T, Siribaddana S, Sumathipala A. Impact of Economic Labour Migration: A Qualitative Exploration of Left-Behind Family Member Perspectives in Sri Lanka. J Immigr Minor Heal 2013; Epub ahead of print.DOI: 10.1007/s10903-013-995-0PubMed

31.Ranaweera AD, Fonseka P, PattiyaArachchi A, Siribaddana SH. Incidence and risk factors of falls among the elderly in the district of Colombo. Ceylon Med J 2013;58:100–6.DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v58i3.5080 PubMed

32.Pilapitiya S, Siribaddana SH. Issues in Clinical trials in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Current Opinion in Pharamacology 2013 : 13:311-2.DOI: 10.1016/j.coph.2013.02.007 PubMed

33.Ekanayake S, Prince M, Sumathipala A, Siribaddana S, Morgan C. We lost all we had in a second": coping with grief and loss after a natural disaster. World Psychiatry 2013; 12:69-75.DOI: 10.1002/wps.20018 PubMed

34.Siriwardane C, Pannala G, Siribaddana SH, Sumathipala A, Stewert R. Impact of exposure to conflict, tsunami and mental disorders on school absenteeism: Findings from a national sample of Sri Lankan children aged 12-17 years. BMC Public Health 2013: ;13:560. [Epub ahead of print]DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-560 PubMed

35.Somasundaram NP, Wijeyaratne CN, De Silva S, Siribaddana S, Illangasekera U, Rajaratnam H, Katulanda P, Bulugahapitiya U, Siyambalapitiya S, Antonypillai C, Sumanatilleke M, Katulanda G, Jayawardena P, Kalupahana NS, Jayatissa R, Garusinghe C, Muthukuda D, Widanege NM, Weerakkody M, Pathmanathan S, Abhayaratna S, Kahandawa S, Gunawardane K, Karunasena N, Aravindhan M, Swarnasri WST, Atapattu N. Diabetes Mellitus: Glucose Control. Clinical guidelines: The Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2013; 3: 45-57DOI: 10.4038/sjdem.v3i1.5505

36.Franzen SRP, Chandler C, Enquselassie F, Siribaddana S, Atashili J, Angus B, Lang T. Understanding the investigators: a qualitative study investigating the barriers and enablers to the implementation of local investigator-initiated clinical trials in Ethiopia. BMJ open 2013;3:e003616.DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003616 PubMed

37.Maduwage K, Isbister GK, Silva A, Bowatta S, Mendis S, Gawarammana I. Epidemiology and clinical effects of hump-nosed pit viper (Genus: Hypnale) envenoming in Sri Lanka. Toxicon 2013;61:11–5.DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v58i3.5080 PubMed Science Citation Index

38.Silva A. Dangerous snakes, deadly snakes and medically important snakes. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 2013;19:1–2.DOI: 10.1186/1678-9199-19-26 PubMed

39.Silva A, Gamlaksha D, Waidyaratne D. Medico-legal significance of the identification of offending snake in a fatal snake bite: A case report. J Forensic Leg Med 2013;20:965–7.DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2013.09.009 PubMed

40.Anjana Silva, Prasanna Weerawansa, Senaka Pilapitiya, Thilina Maduwage Sisira Siribaddana. First Authenticated Case of Sri Lankan Flying Snake (Chrysopelea taprobanica) Bite. Wilderness Environ Med 2013;24:273–6.DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2013.09.009 PubMed

41.Kularatne SA, Rajapakse RP, Wickramasinghe WM, Nanayakkara DM, Budagoda SS, Weerakoon KG, Edirisinghe JS, Premaratna R .Rickettsioses in the central hills of Sri Lanka: serological evidence of increasing burden of spotted fever group. Int J Infect Dis 2013;17:e988–e992.DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.05.014 PubMed

42.Maduwage K, Silva A. Hemipeneal Morphology of Sri Lankan Dragon Lizards (Sauria: Agamidae). Ceylon J Sci (Biological Sci.) 2013;41:111–23.DOI: 10.4038/cjsbs.v41i2.5381

43.Maduwage K, Scorgie FE, Silva A, Shahmy S, Mohamed F, Abeysinghe C, et al. Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) envenoming causes mild coagulopathy with incomplete clotting factor consumption. Clin Toxicol 2013;51:527–31.DOI: 10.3109/15563650.2013.811589 PubMed

44.Gajapathy K, Peiris LBS, Goodacre SL, Silva A, Jude PJ, Surendran SN. Molecular identification of potential leishmaniasis vector species within the Phlebotomus (Euphlebotomus) argentipes species complex in Sri Lanka. Parasit Vectors. BioMed Central Ltd; 2013;6(1):302.DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-302 PubMed

45.Wijayarathne HK, Walpola VR, Mahamithawa AMP, Bandara D, Wijerathne BTB. Newly entered medical students’ views on an Information Communication Technology course. Sri Lanka J Bio-Medical Informatics 2013;3:97–100.DOI: 10.4038/sljbmi.v3i3.5280

46.Wijerathne B, Rathnayake G. Medical students’ attitudes and perspectives regarding novel computer interface based practical spot test compared to traditional method of practical spot test. Can Med Educ J 2013;4:e41–e48.

47.Wijerathne BT, Rathnayake GK, Adikari SC, Amarasinghe S, Abhayarathna PL, Jayasena AS. Sexual dimorphism in digital dermatoglyphic traits among Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka. J Physiol Anthropol 2013;32:2DOI: 10.1186/1880-6805-32-27 PubMed

48.Wijerathne BT, Rathnayake GK .Association between digital dermatoglyphics and handedness among Sinhalese in Sri Lanka . F1000Research 2013; 2:111DOI:10.12688/f1000research.2-111.v3