2016(Peer reviewed full papers)

1.Kularatne SAM, Ralapanawa DM,Weerakoon K, Bokalamulla UK, Abagaspitiya N. Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: a five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka. BMC Infect Dis. 2016; 16(1): 62.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1394-5

2.Silva A, Maduwage K, Sedgwick M, Pilapitiya S, Weerawansa P, Dahanayaka NJ, Buckley NA, Johnston C, Siribaddana S, Isbister GK. Neuromuscular effects of common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) envenoming in Sri Lanka. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016; 10(2)

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004368

3.Wijerathne BTB, Meier RJ, Salgado SS, Agampodi SB. Dermatoglyphics in kidney diseases: a review. SpringerPlus. 2016; 5(1): 1–

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-1783-7

4.Siriwardhana C, Adikari A, Jayaweera K, Abeyrathna B, Sumathipala A. Integrating mental health into primary care for post-conflict populations: a pilot study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 2016; 10: 12.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13033-016-0046-x

5.Wijerathne BTB, Pilapitiya SD, Vijitharan V, Farah MMF, Wimalasooriya YVM, Siribaddana SH. Exertional heat stroke in a young military trainee: is it preventable? Military Medical2016; 3: 8.

Doi: org/10.1186/s40779-016-0078-1

6.Maduwage KP, O'Leary MA, Silva A, Isbister GK. Detection of snake venom in post-antivenin samples by dissociation treatment followed by enzyme immunoassay. Toxins. 2016; 8: 130.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/toxins8050130

7.Agampodi TC,SB,Glozier N, Siribaddana S. Exploring beyond norms: social capital of pregnant women in Sri Lanka as a factor influencing health.Springer Plus. 2016; 5: 1-7.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-2063-2

8.Knipe DW, Jayasumana C, Siribaddana S, Priyadarshana C, Pearson M, Gunnell D, Metcalfe C, Tzatzarakis MN, Tsatsakis AM. Feasibility of hair sampling to assess levels of organophosphate metabolites in rural areas of Sri Lanka. Environmental Research 2016; 147: 207–211.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.02.011

9.Gunaratne WMSN, Wijeratne AC, Pilapitiya SD, Siribaddana SH. Severe Zinc phosphide poisoning-a case report. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61: 42-44.

Doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v61i1.8263

10.Rathish D, Agampodi SB, Jayasumana MACS, Siribaddana SH. From organophosphate poisoning to diabetes mellitus: the incretion effect. Medical Hypotheses. 2016; 91: 53-54.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2016.04.002

11.Maduwage K, Silva A, O’Leary MA, Hodgson WC, Isbiter GK. Efficacy of Indian polyvalent snake antivenoms against Sri Lankan snake venoms: lethality studies or clinically focused in vitro studies. Scientific Reports. 2016; 6: 26778.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep26778.

12.Global Surg Collaborative, Senanayake WSMKJ. Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high middle- and low-incomeBritish Journal of Surgery. 2016; 103(8): 971-988.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.10151

13.Weerakoon KG,McManus DP.Cell-Free DNA as a diagnostic tool for human parasiticTrends Parasitol.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2016.01.006.

14.Jayaweera JAAS, Noordeen F, Rayes MLM. Human metapneumovirus associated pneumonia and severe bronchiolitis in a 9-month old infant admitted to a Sri Lankan hospital. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 (1):59-63.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v6i1.8101

15.Dahanayaka NJ, Kiyohara T,Agampodi SB, Samaraweera PK, Kulasooriya GK, Ranasinghe JC, Semage SN, Yoshizaki S, Wakita T, Ishii K: Clinical features and transmission pattern of Hepatitis A: an experience from a Hepatitis A outbreak caused by two co circulating genotypes in SriAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.201695(4): 908-914.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0221

16.Naotunna C,Agampodi SB, Agampodi TC. Etiological agents causing leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: a review.Asian Pacificof Tropical Medicine.2016;9(4): 390-4


17.Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Pearson M, Agampodi T, Storm F,Agampodi SB. 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 Reproductive Health Care. 2016; jfprhc – 2015.


18.Agampodi SB, Wijerathne BTB. Baseline renal function of pregnant women in a geographical region with an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka. Nephrology. 2016; 21(9):794-5

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nep.12760

19.Silva A, Maduwage K, Sedgwick M, Pilapitiya S, Weerawansa P, Dahanayaka NJ, BuckelyNA, Siribaddana S, Isbister GK. Neurotoxicity in Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming in Sri Lanka: a clinical and neurophysiological study. Clinical Toxicology. 2016; 54(4): 1-9

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2016.1143556

20.Gunaratne WMSN, Wijeratne AC, Pilapitiya SD, Siribaddana SH. Severe Zinc Phosphid poisoning- a case report. Ceylon Medical Journal 2016; 61: 42-44.

Doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj. v61i1.8263

21.Rathish D, Bahini S, Sivakumar T, Thiranagama T, Abarajithan T, Wijerathne B, Jayasumana C, Siribaddana S. Drug utilization, prescription errors and potential drug-drug interactions: an experience in rural Sri Lanka. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2016; 17: 27.

Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s40360- 016-0071-z

22.Vijitharan V, Warnasekare J, Lokunarangoda NC, Farah MF, Siribaddana SH. Fatalpoisoning with plant growth regulator. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2016; 61: 89-90.

Doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj. v61i2.8297

23.Gifford F, Kimmitt R, Herath C, Webb DJ, Melville V, Siribaddana S, Eddleston M, Dhaun N Arterial& Sri Lankan chronic kidney disease of unknown origin.Scientific Reports 2016; 6: 32599;

Doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ srep3259

24.Kularatne SA, Weerakoon K, Silva A, Maduwage K, Walathara C, Rathnayake I, Medagedara S, Paranagama R, Mendis S, KumarasiriEfficacy of intravenous hydrocortisone administered 2-4h prior to antivenom as prophylaxis against adverse drug reactions to snake antivenom in Sri Lanka: An open labelled randomized controlled trial.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.08.011.

25.Wijerathne BT, Meier RJ, AgampodiThe status of dermatoglyphics as a biomarker of Tel Hashomer camptodactyly syndrome: a reviewof the literature.Journal of Med Case Rep.2016; 10(1): 258

Doi: http: // dx.doi.org/ 10.1186/s13256-016-1048-7.

26.Wijerathne BTB, Meier RJ, Salgado SS, Agampodi SB. Uncommon Palm Prints: can They be Used for Forensic Identification? Journal of Forensic Sciences 2016; 61(5): 1388-1388.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1111/1556-4029.13157.

27.Agampodi S, Wijerathne B, Weerakoon K. Situation of Sri Lanka, where autochthonousis no longer a problem and other infections dominate, such as dengue, leptospirosis and rickettsioses.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 2016; 29(5): 446- 452.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000303.

28.Paththinige CS, Sirisena ND, Kariyawasam UG, Saman Kumara LP, Dissanayake VH. Ring chromosome 4 in a child with multiple congenital abnormalities: a case report and review of the literature. Case Reports in Genetics. 2016;2016.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org 10.1155/2016/4645716

29.Agampodi SB, Dahanayaka NJ, Nöckler K, Anne M-S, Vinetz JM. Redefining gold standard testing for diagnosing leptospirosis: further evidence from a well-characterized, flood-related outbreak in Sri Lanka.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0033.

30.Herath NJ, Kamburapola CJ, Agampodi SB. Severe leptospirosis and pancreatitis: a case series from a leptospirosis outbreak in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka.BMC Infectious Diseases2016;16(1): 644.

Doi:http://dx.doi.org 10.1186/s12879-016-2010-4

31.Prera KDC, Wanigasinghe J, Agampodi S, de Silva U. Prevalence of headache among school children in Polonnaruwa educationalSri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2016;45(3).

Doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v45i3.8032

32.Souza JP, Betran AP,Dumont A, et al.global reference for caesarean section rates (C‐Model): a multicountry cross‐sectional study.BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016;123(3): 427-36

Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13509

33.Tshokey T, Somaratne P, Agampodi S. Comparison of two air sampling methods to monitor operating room air quality and assessment of air quality in two operating rooms with different ventilation systems in the national hospital of Sri International Journal of Infection Control2016;12(3).

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3396/ijic.v12i3.16177

34.Wickramage K, Agampodi SB, Mosca D, Peiris S. Is Sri Lanka prepared for yellow fever outbreaks? A caseThe Lancet Global Health4(12):e909-e10.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(16)30309-6

35.ND, Wijesinghe PR, Dharmaratne SD, Agampodi SB. The prevalence and associated factors of depression in policing: a cross sectional study in Sri Lanka.Springer Plus2016;5(1): 1776.

Doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3474-9

36.Warnasekara YPJN, Agampodi SB, Marage PMNC, Athurupana AASD, Koonthota SD, Dahanayaka NJ. Real time surveillance of dengue fever: a preliminaryCeylon Medical Journal.2016 Dec 30; 61(4): 197.


37.Weerakoon HS, Ranawaka RR, Bandara WMP, Herath P, Warnasekara YPJN. KnowledgeLeishmaniasis among health care workers in endemic area.Anuradhapura Medical Journal; 2016 Sep 1; 10(1): 6.


38.De Silva PMCS, Abdul KSMA, Eakanayake EMDV, Jayasinghe SS, Jayasumana MACS, Asanthi HB, Perera HASD, Chaminda GGT, Chandana EPS, Siribaddana SH. Urinary biomarkers KIM-1 and NGAL for early prediction of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) among agricultural communities in Sri LankaPLoS Negl Trop2016; 10(9): e0004979


39.Jayasumana C, Ranasinghe O, Ranasinghe S, Siriwardhana I, Gunatilake S, Siribaddana S. Reverse osmosis plant maintenance and efficacy in chronic kidney disease endemic region in Sri Lanka.Environ Health Prev Med2016; 21: 591-596



40.Silva A, Johnston C, Kuruppu S, Kneisz D, Maduwage K, Kleifeld O, Smith AI, Siribaddana S, Buckley NA, Hodgson WC, Isbister GK. Clinical and pharmacological investigation of myotoxicity in Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming.PLoS Negl Trop Dis2016; 10(12): e0005172.uuuuuuuuu

Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005172

41.Jelenkovic A, Hur YM, Sund R, Yokoyama Y, Siribaddana SH, Hotopf M, Sumathipala A, Rijsdijk F, Tan Q, Zhang D, Pang Z, Aaltonen S, Heikkila K, Oncel SY, Aliev F, Rebato E, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Christensen K, Skytthe A, O Kyvik K, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ Maes HM, Cutler TL, Hopper JL, Ordonana JR, Sanchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, Sung J, Song Y-M, Yang S, Lee K, Franz CE, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ, Fagnani C, D’Ippolito C, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Loos RJF, Martin NG, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Hoe-Uk Jeong H-U, Gary E Swan GE, Ruth Krasnow R, Patrik KE, Magnusson PKE, Pedersen NL, Anna K Dahl-Aslan AK, Tom A McAdams TA, Thalia C Eley TC, Gregory AM, Tynelius P, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Bayasgalan G, Narandalai D, Lichtenstein P, Spector TD, Mangino M, Lachance G, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt TC, Willemsen G, Burt SA, Klump KL, Harris JR, Brandt I, Nilsen TS, Krueger RK, McGue M, Pahlen S, Corley RC, Hjelmborg JVB, Goldberg JK, Iwatani Y, Watanabe M, Honda C, Inui F, Rasmussen F, Huibregtse BM, Boomsma DI, Sorensen TIKaprio J. Silventoinen K. Geneticand environmental influences on adult human height across birth cohorts from 1886 to 1994 Elife. 2016 Dec 14; 5. pii: e20320.

Doi: http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.20320

42.Senavirathna RMIS, Ekanayake S, Jansz ER. Traditional and novel foods from indigenous flours: nutritional quality, glycemic response, and potential use in food industry. Starch - Strake. 2016 Sep; 68(9-10):999–1007.

Doi: http:// dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/star.201500175

43.Senadheera SPAS, Ekanayake S, Wanigatunage C. Dietary habits of Type 2 Diabetes patients: variety and frequency of food intake. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2016; 7897395.

Doi: http: // dx.doi.org/ 10.1155/ 2016/ 7897395.

44.Global Surg Collaborative, Senanayake WSMKJ. Determinants of morbidity and mortality following emergency abdominal surgery in children in low-income and middle-incomeBMJ Global Health2016; 1(4): e000091.

Doi:http:// dx.doi.org/ 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000091.

45.Jayaweera JAAS, Kothalawala M, Devakanthan B, Arunan S, Galgamuwa D, Rathnayake M Spondylodiscitis caused by Enterobacter agglomerans. Case reports in infectious diseases. 2016; (1):1-6.

Doi: http: // dx.doi.org/ 10.1155/2016/8491571

46.Noordeen F, Jayaweera JAAS, Rayes MLM. Human metapneumovirus associated pneumoniasevere bronchiolitis in a 9-month-old infant admitted to a Sri Lankan hospital. Sri Lanka journal of infectious diseases. 2016; 6(1): 12-15.

Doi: http: // dx.doi.org/ 10.4038/sljid.v6i1.8101

47.Negi B, Kumar D, Kumbukgolla W, Jayaweera S, Ponnan P, Singh R, Agarwal S, Rawat DS. Anti-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aurous activity, synergism with oxacillin and molecular docking studies of metronidazole-triazole hybrids. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2016; 115;426 -

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ejmech.2016.03.041

48.Silva A, Hodgson WC, Isbister GK. Cross-neutralization of in vitro neurotoxicity of Asian and Australian snake neurotoxins and venoms by different antivenoms. Toxins (Basel). 2016;8(10). p ii:E302.

Doi: 10.3390/toxins 8100302