Research Publication – 2017

1.Rathish D, Premarathna I, Jayathilake T, Kandegedara C, Punchihewa K, Ananda L, Bandara T, Jayasumana C, Siribaddana S. Availability of essential medicines in selected public, primary and secondary health care institutions of a rural Sri Lankan district: a spot survey. BMC Health Services Research. 2017; 17(1): 11.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1969-2

2.Jayasumana MACS, Orantes C, Herrera R, Almaguer M, Lopez L, Silva LC, Ordunez P, Siribaddana S, Gunatilake S, De Broe ME. Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC) a worldwide epidemic with social, occupational and environmental determinants. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2017; 32(2): 234-241.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfw346

3.Dahanayaka NJ, Agampodi SB, Kodithuwakku U, Vithanage MVDSP, Rajapakse RMSR, Siribaddana SH. Dengue fever and ionized calcium levels: significance of detecting hypocalcaemia to predict severity of dengue. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62: 67- 69.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v62i1.8438

4.Goonapienuwala BL, Agampodi SB, Kalupahana NS, Siribaddana SH. Body image constructs of Sri Lankan Adolescents. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62: 40-46.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v62i1.8433

5.Wijesinghe W, Pilapitiya S, Hettiarchchi P, Wijerathne BTB, Siribaddana S. Regulation of herbal medicine use based on speculation? A case from Sri Lanka. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2017; 7: 269-271.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcme.2016.06.009

6.Bogl LH, Jelenkovic A, Vuoksimaa E, Ahrenfeldt L, Pietiläinen KH, Stazi MA, Fagnani C, D'Ippolito C, Hur YM, Jeong HU, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ, Maes HH, Bayasgalan G, Narandalai D, Cutler TL, Kandler C, Jang KL, Christensen K, Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Nelson TL, Whitfield KE, Corley RP, Huibregtse BM, McAdams TA, Eley TC, Gregory AM, Krueger RF, McGue M, Pahlen S, Willemsen G, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt TCEM, Pang Z, Tan Q, Zhang D, Martin NG, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Hjelmborg JVB, Rebato E, Swan GE, Krasnow R, Busjahn A, Lichtenstein P, Öncel SY, Aliev F, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Siribaddana SH, Hotopf M, Sumathipala A, Rijsdijk F, Magnusson PKE, Pedersen NL, Aslan AKD, Ordoñana JR, Sánchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Yokoyama Y, Hopper JL, Loos RJF, Boomsma DI, Sørensen TIA, Silventoinen K, Kaprio J. Does the sex of one's co-twin affect height and BMI in adulthood? A study of dizygotic adult twins from 31 cohorts. Biology of Sex Differences. 2017; 8: 14

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13293-017-0134-x

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7.Dutta R, Ball HA, Siribaddana SH, Sumathipala A, Samaraweera S, McGuffin P, Hotopf M. Genetic and other risk factors for suicidal ideation and the relationship with depression. Psychological Medicine. 2017; 47(14): 2438-49.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717000940

8.Silventoinen K, Jelenkovic A, Sund R, Yokoyama Y, Hur YM, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, Honda C, Inui F, Iwatani Y, Watanabe M, Tomizawa R, Pietiläinen KH, Rissanen A, Siribaddana SH, Hotopf M, Sumathipala A, Rijsdijk F, Tan Q, Zhang D, Pang Z, Piirtola M, Aaltonen S, Öncel SY, Aliev F, Rebato E, Hjelmborg JB, Christensen K, Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ, Cutler TL, Ordoñana JR, Sánchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Song YM, Yang S, Lee K, Franz CE, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ, Busjahn A, Nelson TL, Whitfield KE, Kandler C, Jang KL, Gatz M, Butler DA, Stazi MA, Fagnani C, D'Ippolito C, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Martin NG, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Jeong HU, Swan GE, Krasnow R, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Dahl Aslan AK, McAdams TA, Eley TC, Gregory AM, Tynelius P, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Bayasgalan G, Narandalai D, Spector TD, Mangino M, Lachance G, Burt SA, Klump KL, Harris JR, Brandt I, Nilsen TS, Krueger RF, McGue M, Pahlen S, Corley RP, Huibregtse BM, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt CE, Willemsen G, Goldberg JH, Rasmussen F, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Loos RJ, Hopper JL, Sung J, Maes HH, Turkheimer E, Boomsma DI, Sørensen TI, Kaprio J. Differences in genetic and environmental variation in adult BMI by sex, age, time period, and region: An individual based pooled analysis of 40 twin cohorts. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 106(2): 457-466.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.117.153643

9.Rathish D, Wijerathne B, Bandara S, Piumanthi S, Senevirathna C, Jayasumana C, Siribaddana S. Pharmacology education and antibiotic self-medication among medical students: a cross sectional study. BMC Research Notes. 2017; 10(1): 337.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2688-4

10.Agampodi TC, Rheinlander T, Agampodi SB, Glozier N, Siribaddana S. Social capital and health during pregnancy; an in-depth exploration from rural Sri Lanka. Reproductive Health. 2017; 14: 89.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-017-0349-7

11.Sorensen JB, Agampodi TC, Sorensen B, Siribaddana S, Konradsen F, Rheinlander T. “We lost because of his drunkenness” – the social processes linking alcohol use to self-harm in the context of daily life stress in marriages and intimate relationships in rural Sri Lanka. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2: e000462.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000462

12.Silventoinen K, Jelenkovic A, Latvala A, Sund R, Yokoyama Y, Ullemar V, Almqvist C , Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Loos RJF, Kandler C, Honda C , Inui F, Iwatani Y, Watanabe M, Rebato E, Stazi MA, Fagnani C, Brescianini S, Yoon-MiHur , Hoe-UkJeong , Cutler TL, Hopper JL , Busjahn A, Saudino KJ, Ji F, Ning F, Pang Z, Rose RJ, Koskenvuo M, Heikkilä K, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, Siribaddana SH, Hotopf M, Sumathipala A, Rijsdijk F, Sung J, Kim J, Lee J, Lee S, Nelson TL, Whitfield KE, Tan Q, Zhang D, Llewellyn CH, Fisher A, Burt SA, Klump KL, Knafo-Noam A, Mankuta D, Abramson L, Medland SE, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Magnusson PKE, Pedersen NL, Aslan AKD, Corley RP, Huibregtse BM, Öncel SY, Aliev F, Krueger RF, McGue M, Pahlen S, Willemsen G, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt CEM, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ, Maes HH, Harris JR, Brandt I, Nilsen TS, Rasmussen F, Tynelius P, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Ordoñana JR, Sánchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Gatz M, Butler DA, Lichtenstein P, Goldberg JH, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Franz CE, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ, Maia JA, Freitas DL, Turkheimer E, Sørensen TIA, Boomsma DI, Kaprio J. Education in twins and their parents across birth cohort of 100 years: an individual- level pooled analysis of 42 twin cohort. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2017; 20: 395-405.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2017.49

13.Franzen SRP, Chandler C, Siribaddana S. Strategies for developing sustainable health research capacity in low and middle- income countries: a prospective, qualitative study investigating the barriers and enablers to locally led clinical trial conduct in Ethiopia, Cameroon and Sri Lanka. BMJ Open. 2017; 7: e017246.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017246

14.Naotunna NP, Dayarathna M, Maheshi H, Amarasinghe GS, Kithmini VS, Rathnayaka M, Premachandra L, Premarathna N, Rajasinghe PC Wijewardana G, Agampodi TC, Agampodi SB. Nutritional status among primary school children in rural Sri Lanka; a public health challenge for a country with high child health standards.BMC Public Health.2017;17(1): 57.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-4001-1

15.Amarasinghe GS, Naottunna NP, Agampodi TC, Agampodi SB. Factors associated with anemia among Sri Lankan primary school children in rural North CentralBMC Pediatrics.2017;17(1): 87.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-017-0841-9

16.Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Pearson M, Agampodi T, Storm F, Agampodi S. Overdose of oral contraceptive pills as a means of intentional self-poisoning amongst young women in Sri Lanka: considerations for family planning. Journal of family planning and reproductive health care.2017; 43(2): 147-50.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/jfprhc-2017-101776

17.Silva A, Kuruppu S, Othman I, Goode RJ, Hodgson WC, Isbister GK. Neurotoxicity in Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming is primarily due to U1-viperitoxin-Dr1a, a pre-synaptic neurotoxin. Neurotoxicity Research.

2017; 31(1): 11-9.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12640-016-9650-4.

18.Silva A, Maduwage K, Buckley NA, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ, Isbister GK. Antivenom for snake venom-induced neuromuscular paralysis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012604.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012604

19.Silva A, Hodgson WC, Isbister GK. Antivenom for neuromuscular paralysis resulting from snake envenoming. Toxins (Basel). 2017; 9(4): 143.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9040143

20.Dahanayaka NJ, Semage SN, Weerakoon KG, Marage PM, Rajapakse RP, Agampodi SB. An unusual outbreak of Rickettsial infection among army soldiers engaged in reconnaissance mission in Northern SriCeylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62(2): 108-9.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v62i2.8477

21.Weerakoon KG, Gordon CA, Cai P, Gobert GN, Duke M, Williams GM, McManus DP. A novel duplex ddPCR assay for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis japonica: proof of concept in an experimental mouse model. Parasitology. 2017; 144(8): 1005–15.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S003118201700021X

22.Olveda DU, Inobaya M, Olveda RM, Vinluan ML, Ng SK, Weerakoon K, McManus DP, Ramm GA, Harn DA, Li Y, Lam AK, Guevarra JR, Ross AG. Diagnosing schistosomiasis-induced liver morbidity: implications for global control. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017; 54: 138–44.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2016.10.024

23.Herath N, Ratnatunga N, Weerakoon K, Wazil A, Nanayakkara N. Clinicopathological findings, treatment response and predictors of long-term outcome in a cohort of lupus nephritis patients managed according to the Euro-lupus regime: a retrospective analysis in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes. 2017; 10(1): 80.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2402-6

24.Siriwardhana EA, Perera PA, Sivakanesan R, Abeysekara T, Nugegoda DB,Weerakoon K, Siriwardhana DA. Diminished disease progression rate in a chronic kidney disease population following the replacement of dietary water source with quality drinking water: A pilot study. Nephrology (Carlton). 2017; 23 (5): 430-7.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/nep.13051

25.Thalagahage KNH, Jayaweera JAAS, Kumbukgolla WW, Perera N, Thalagahage E, Kariyawasam J, Dissanayake V. HbS/D- Punjab Disease: Report of 3 cases from Sri Lanka. Indian Journalof Hematology and Blood Transfusion. 2017; 34 (2): 350-2.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12288-017-0851-7

26.Jayaweera JAAS, Thalagahage KNH, Joseph A, Croos S, Reyes M, Damitha C. Childhood Central Nervous System Infections: Are We under Estimating the True Burden? Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2017: 12 (02): 124- 30.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1601420

27.Jayaweera JAAS, Karunarathne M, Kumbukgolla WW. The importance of timely introduction of vancomycin therapy against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia and severity of MRSA bacteremia at Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. International Journal of One Health. 2017; 3: 7-

DOI: http://doi.org/10.14202/IJOH.2017.7-11.

28.Wijesekara PNK, Kumbukgolla WW, Jayaweera JAAS, Rawat DS. Review on usage of Vancomycin in Livestock and Humans: Maintaining Its Efficacy, Prevention of Resistance and Alternative Therapy. Veterinary Sciences. 2017; 4(1): 6.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci4010006

29.Wickramasinghe ND, Horton J, Darshika I, Galgamuwa KD, Ranasinghe WP, Agampodi TC, Agampodi SB. Productivity cost due to postpartum ill health: A cross-sectional study in SriPLoS ONE. 2017; 12(10): e0185883.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185883.

30.Wickramage SP, Rajaratne AAJ, Udupihille M. Are Rice Millers an At-Risk Group for Lung Disease? – An Occupational Health Concern in Rural SriIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 2017; 61(4): 340–7.

https://www.ijpp.com/IJPP%20archives/2017_61_4/340-347.pdf

31.Rockstroh A,Moges B,Barzon L,Palù G,Kumbukgolla W,Schmidt-Chanasit J,Sarno M,Brites C, Moreira- Soto A, Felix Drexler J, Ferreira OC, Ulbert S . Specific detection of dengue and Zika virus antibodies using envelope proteins with mutations in the conserved fusion loop. Nature-Emerging Microbes and Infections. 2017; 6(11): e99.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1038/emi.2017.87

32.Jayaweera JAAS,Kumbukgolla WW.Antibiotic resistance patterns of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from livestock and associated farmers in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Germs. 2017; 7(3): 132-9.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.18683/germs.2017.1118

33.Dahanayaka NJ, Warnasekara YPJN, Rajapakse RMSR, Ranathunga SYK, Agampodi SB. Validity of Lateral Flow Immunochromato graphic-Assays (LFIA) in diagnosis of leptospirosis. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2017; 62(4): 248-9.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v62i4.8579

34.Warnasekara JN, Agampodi S. Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal Infection Diseases. 2017; 7(2): 67-75.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v7i2.8155

35.Paththinige CS, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VH. Genetic determinants of inherited susceptibility to hypercholesterolemia–a comprehensive literature review. Lipids in health and disease. 2017; 16(1): 103.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12944-017-0488-4

36.Galappatthy P, Jayasinghe JDD,Paththinige SC,RMH,Wijayaratne LS. Pregnancy outcomes and contraceptive use in patients with systemic lupus Erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and women without a chronic illness: a comparative study. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 2017; 20(6):746-54.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.12996.

37.Kruszka P, Porras AR, Addissie YA, Moresco A, Medrano S, Mok GTK, Leung GKC, Tekendo-Ngongang C, Uwineza A, Thong MK, Muthukumarasamy P, Honey E, Ekure EN, Sokunbi OJ, Kalu N, Jones KL, Kaplan JD, Abdul-Rahman OA, Vincent LM, Love A, Belhassan K, Ouldim K, El Bouchikhi I, Shukla A, Girisha KM, Patil SJ, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VHW, Paththinige CS, Mishra R, Klein-Zighelboim E, Gallardo Jugo BE, Chávez Pastor M, Abarca-Barriga HH, Skinner SA, Prijoles EJ, Badoe E, Gill AD, Shotelersuk V, Smpokou P, Kisling MS, Ferreira CR, Mutesa L, Megarbane A, Kline AD, Kimball A, Okello E, Lwabi P, Aliku T, Tenywa E, Boonchooduang N, Tanpaiboon P, Richieri-Costa A, Wonkam A, Chung BHY, Stevenson RE, Summar M, Mandal K, Phadke SR, Obregon MG, Linguraru MG, Muenke M. Noonanin diverse populations. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2017; 173(9): 2323-34.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.38362

38.Kruszka P, Porras AR, Sobering AK, Ikolo FA, La Qua S, Shotelersuk V, Chung BHY, Mok GTK, Uwineza A, Mutesa L, Moresco A, Obregon MG, Sokunbi OJ, Kalu N, Joseph DA, Ikebudu D, Ugwu CE, Okoromah CAN, Addissie YA, Pardo KL, Brough JJ, Lee N-C, Girisha KM, Patil SJ, Ng ISL, Min BCW, Jamuar SS, Tibrewal S, Wallang B, Ganesh S, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VHW, Paththinige CS, Prabodha LBL, Richieri-Costa A, Muthukumarasamy P, Thong M-K, Jones KL, Abdul-Rahman OA, Ekure EN, Adeyemo AA, Summar M, Linguraru MG, Muenke M. Down syndrome in diverse populations. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2017; 173 (1): 42- 53.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.38043

39.Kruszka P, Addissie YA, McGinn DE, Porras AR, Biggs E, Share M, Crowley TB, Chung BH, Mok GT, Mak CC, Muthukumarasamy P, Thong MK, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VHW, Paththinige CS, Prabodha LBL, Mishra R, Shotelersuk V, Nsikak EE, Sokunbi OJ, Kalu N, Ferreira CR, Duncan JM, Patil SJ, Jones KL, Kaplan JD, Abdul-Rahman OA, Uwineza A, Mutesa L, Moresco A, Obregon MG, Richieri-Costa A, Gil-da-Silva-Lopes VL, Adeyemo AA, Summar M, Zackai EH, McDonald-McGinn DM, Linguraru MG, Muenke M. 22q11. 2 deletion syndrome in diverse populations. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2017; 173(4): 879-88.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.38199.

40.Senanayake HM,Wickramasinghe ND. Age Estimation Based on Appearance of Gray Hair in Different Body Sites of Sri Lankan Autopsy Cases. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2017; 62(4):1075-

DOI:http://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.13375.