2014 (Peer reviewed full papers)

1.Weerakoon HT, Ranasinghe JG, Navaratna A, Sivakanesan R, Galketiya KB, Rosairo S. Can the type of gallstones be predicted with known possible risk factors?: A comparison between mixed cholesterol and black pigment stones. BMC Gastroenterol 2014;14:88 DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-14-88 PubMed

2.Weerakoon HT, Ranasinghe S, Navaratne A, Sivakanesan R, Galketiya KB, Rosairo S. Serum lipid concentrations in patients with cholesterol and pigment gallstones. BMC Res Notes 2014 ;7(1):548 DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-548 PubMed

3.Siriwardhana EA, Perera PA, Sivakanesan R, Abeysekara T, Nugegoda DB, Weerakoon KG. Is the staple diet eaten in Medawachchiya, Sri Lanka, a predisposing factor in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology? - A comparison based on urinary β2-microglobulin measurements. BMC Nephrol 2014;15:103 DOI: 0.1186/1471-2369-15-103. PubMed

4. Kumar D., Kumbukgolla W, Jayaweera S., Antibacterial activity of adamantyl substituted cyclohexane diamine derivatives against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. RSC Advances 2014, 4(23), 11962-11966. DOI:10.1039/C4RA00224

5.Agampodi SB, Dahanayaka NJ,Bandaranayaka AK, Perera M, Priyankara S, Weerawansa P, Matthias MA, Vinetz JM. Regional Differences of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: Observations from a Flood-Associated Outbreak in 2011. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014. 8(1): e2626. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002626 PubMed

6.Sandanayaka R, Kahawita I, Gamage A, Siribaddana S, Agampodi S. Emergence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka 2008–2011. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2014;19(2): 140–145. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12232 PubMed

7.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 2014; 42(4):843-6. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268813001465 PubMed

8.Dahanayaka NJ, Agampodi SB, Bandaranayaka AK, Priyankara S, Vinetz JM. Hantavirus infection mimicking leptospirosis: how long are we going to rely on clinical suspicion?. J Infect Dev Ctries 2014;8(8):1072-5. DOI: 10.3855/jidc.4115. PubMed

9.Bandara M, Ananda M, Wickramage K, Berger E, Agampodi S. Globalization of leptospirosis through travel and migration. Global Health 2014;10:61. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-014-0061-0. PubMed

10.Semage SN, Pathirana KP, Agampodi SB. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka: a missing endemic district in the leishmaniasis surveillance system. Int J Infect Dis 2014;25:53-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.1382 PubMed

11.Agampodi TC. Responsive feeding: the missing link in child malnutrition in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2014; 43(1): 53-54 DOI: 10.4038/sljch.v43i1.6662

12.Silva A, Marikar F, Murugananthan A, Agampodi S. Awareness and perceptions on prevention, first aid and treatment of snakebites among Sri Lankan farmers: a knowledge practice mismatch?. J Occup Med Toxicol 2014;9:20. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6673-9-20 PubMed

13.Agampodi S, Wickramage K, Agampodi T, Thennakoon U, Jayathilaka N, Karunarathna D, Alagiyawanna S. Maternal mortality revisited: the application of the new ICD-MM classification system in reference to maternal deaths in Sri Lanka. Reprod Health 2014;11(1):17 DOI: 10.1186/1742-4755-11-17 PubMed

14. Sørensen JB, Rheinländer T, Sørensen BR, Pearson M, Agampodi TC, Siribaddana S, Konradsen F. An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study. BMJ Open 2014; 4: e005860. DOI:10.1136/ bmjopen-2014-005860

15. Agampodi SB, Nugegoda DB, Thevanesam V, Vinetz JM: Characteristics of Rural Leptospirosis Patients Admitted to Referral Hospitals during the 2008 Leptospirosis Outbreak in Sri Lanka: Implications for Developing Public Health Control Measures. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014. Oct 20. pii: 14-0465. [Epub ahead of print] DOI:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0465

16.Frederikke S, Agampodi SB,Michael Eddleston, Sørensen JB, Konradsen F, Rheinländer T: Indirect causes of maternal deaths. The Lancet Global Health 2014: 2; 10, e566. DOI:10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70297-9.

17.Agampodi S, Malawararachchi S, Senevirathne S, Ganegama R, Karunamuni N, Dahanayake N: Massive outbreak of measles in Sri Lanka, 2013. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 2014, 4:S664-S665. DOI:10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60703-9

18. Agampodi SB, Thevanesam V, Senaratne T: Validity of a commercially available IgM ELISA test for diagnosing acute leptospirosis in high endemic districts of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2014, 4(2):83-89. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i2.6952

19. Agampodi SB: Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka, 2003-2012. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2014, 44(1-2):7-13. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v44i1-2.7681

20.Jayasumana C, Gajanayake R, Siribaddana S. Importance of Arsenic and pesticides in epidemic chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka. BMC Nephrol 2014;15:124. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2369-15-124 PubMed

21.Jayasumana C, Gunatilake S, Senanayake P. Glyphosate, hard water and nephrotoxic metals: are they the culprits behind the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka?. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2014 ;11(2):2125-47 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110202125 PubMed

22.Jayasumana C, Gajanayake R, Siribaddana S. Importance of Arsenic and pesticides in epidemic chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka. BMC Nephrol 2014;15:124. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2369-15-124 PubMed

23.Sandanayaka R, Kahawita I, Gamage A, Siribaddana S, Agampodi S. Emergence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka 2008–2011. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2014;19(2): 140–145. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12232 PubMed

24.Silva A, Samarasinghe R, Pilapitiya S, Dahanayake N, Siribaddana S. Viper bites complicate chronic agrochemical nephropathy in rural Sri Lanka. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 2014;20:33. DOI: 10.1186/1678-9199-20-33 PubMed

25. Pathirana AK , Lokunarangoda N, Ranathunga I, Santharaj WS, Ekanayake R, Jayawardena R. Prevalence of hospital malnutrition among cardiac patients: results from six nutrition screening tools. SpringerPlus 2014, 3:412. DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-412PubMed

26.Dorrington S, Zavos HMS, Ball H, Siribaddana SH, Sumathipala Rijsdijk FA, McGuffin P, Hotopf M, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychiatric Disorders in a middle income setting: prevalence and comorbidity in a Sri Lankan population. Br J Psychiatry. 2014 Nov;205(5):383-9. DOI:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.141796.

27.Mathhhias AT, Lokunarangoda NC, Ekanayaka R: Knowledge assessment regarding secondary prevention of coronary heart disease – a multi centre survey: BMC Medical Education 2014, 14:113 DOI:10.1186/1472-6920-14-113.

28. Sandakumari GVN, Pilapitiya SD, Dahanayaka NJ,Weerawansa MRP, Siribaddana SH. A case series of necrotizing pneumonia due to community acquired MRSA. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2014;8(2):40-44 DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/amj.v8i2.7528

29.Silva A, Weilgama D, Gawarammana I, Gunawardena P. Venoms of South Asian hump-nosed pit vipers (Genus: Hypnale) cause muscarinic effects in BALB/c mice. Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2014: 8(1):13-15 DOI: 10.4038/amj.v8i1.6754

30.Kularatne SA, Silva A, Weerakoon K, Maduwage K, Walathara C, Paranagama R, Mendis S. Revisiting Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) bite in Sri Lanka: is abdominal pain an early feature of systemic envenoming?. PLoS One 2014;9(2):e90198 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090198 PubMed

31.Silva A, Samarasinghe R, Pilapitiya S, Dahanayake N, Siribaddana S. Viper bites complicate chronic agrochemical nephropathy in rural Sri Lanka. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 2014;20:33. DOI: 10.1186/1678-9199-20-33 PubMed

32.Giles ML, Vincent FB, Volkenstein S, Shefin SM, Silva A, Fredrick F; Young Physician Leadership Group 2013. What has the Young Physician Leaders Programme achieved?. Lancet 2014;384(9937):26-7. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61108-9 PubMed

33.Kularatne AM, Silva A, Maduwage K, Ratnayake I, Walathara C, Ratnayake C, Mendis S, Parangama R. Victims' response to snakebite and socio-epidemiological factors of 1018 snakebites in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Wilderness Environ Med 2014; 25(1):35-40 DOI: 10.1016/j.wem.2013.10.009 PubMed

34.Kularatne SA, Imbulpitiya IV, Abeysekera RA1, Waduge RN, Rajapakse RP, Weerakoon KG. Extensive haemorrhagic necrosis of liver is an unpredictable fatal complication in dengue infection: a postmortem study. BMC Infect Dis 2014;14:141. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-141 PubMed

35.Herath NJ, Kularatne SA1, Weerakoon KG, Wazil A, Subasinghe N, Ratnatunga NV. Long term outcome of acute kidney injury due to leptospirosis? A longitudinal study in Sri Lanka. BMC Res Notes 2014;7:398. DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-398 PubMed

36.Siriwardhana EA, Perera PA, Sivakanesan R, Abeysekara T, Nugegoda DB, Weerakoon KG. Is the staple diet eaten in Medawachchiya, Sri Lanka, a predisposing factor in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology? - A comparison based on urinary β2-microglobulin measurements. BMC Nephrol 2014;15:103 DOI: 0.1186/1471-2369-15-103. PubMed

37.Silva A, Marikar F, Murugananthan A, Agampodi S. Awareness and perceptions on prevention, first aid and treatment of snakebites among Sri Lankan farmers: a knowledge practice mismatch?. J Occup Med Toxicol 2014;9:20. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6673-9-20 PubMed

38.Silva A, Hifumi T, Sakai A, Yamamoto A, Murakawa M, Ato M, Shibayama K, Ginnaga A, Kato H , Koido Y, Inoue J, Abe Y, Kawakita K, Hagiike M , Kuroda Y DOI: 10.1186/s40560-014-0043-6 PubMed

39.Kularatne K, Kannangare T, Jayasena A, Jayasekera A, Waduge R, Weerakoon K, Kularatne SA. Fatal acute pulmonary oedema and acute renal failure following multiple wasp/hornet (Vespa affinis) stings in Sri Lanka: two case reports. J Med Case Rep 2014;8:188 DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-8-188 PubMed

40.Weerakoon K, Kularatne SAM, Rajapakse J, Adikari S, Waduge R (2014) Cutaneous Manifestations of Spotted Fever Rickettsial Infections in the Central Province of Sri Lanka: A Descriptive Study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014;8(9): e3179. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003179

41. Kularatne SA, Dinamithra NP, Sivansuthan S, Weerakoon KG, Thillaimpalam B, Kalyanasundram V, Ranawana KB. Clinico- epidemiology of stings and envenoming of Hottentotta tamulus (Scorpiones: Buthidae), the Indian red scorpion from Jaffna Peninsula in northern Sri Lanka. Toxicon 2015; 93:85-89. Epub 2014 Nov 14. DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2014.11.225.

42. Herath NJ, Kularatne SA, Weerakoon KG, Wazil A, Subasinghe N, Ratnatunga NV. Long term outcome of acute kidney injury due to leptospirosis? A longitudinal study in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes 2014; 25(7):398. DOI:10.1186/1756-0500-7-398.

43. Kularatne K, Kannangare T, Jayasena A, Jayasekera A, Waduge R, Weerakoon K, Kularatne SA. Fatal acute pulmonary oedema and acute renal failure following multiple wasp/hornet (Vespa affinis) stings in SriLanka: two case reports. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2014; 13(8)188. DOI:10.1186/1752-1947-8-188.

44.Kularatne S, Imbulpitiya I, Abeysekera R, Waduge R, Rajapakse R, Weerakoon K. Extensive haemorrhagic necrosis of liver is an unpredictable fatal complication in dengue infection: a postmortem study.BMC Infectious Diseases. 2014; 14(1):141. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-141.

45.Wijerathne BT, Rathnayake GK, Agampodi SB. Hornet stings presenting to a primary care hospital in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. Wilderness Environ Med 2014;25(1):122-6 DOI: 10.1016/j.wem.2013.09.012. PubMed

46.Wijerathne BT, Rathnayake GK and Ranaraja SK. A rare variation of hydranencephaly: case report [v3; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/2x2]. F1000Research 2014, 1:22. DOI:10.12688/f1000research.1-22.v3

47. Fernando TRN. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of diabetes in pregnancy in urban women of Sri Lanka : a retrospective cohort study. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 36(2): 37-40. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v36i2.7455