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2. Rathish D, Hemachandra R, Premadasa T, Ramanayake S, Rasangika C, Roshiban R, Jayasumana C. Comparison of medication adherence between type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who pay for their medications and those who receive it free: a rural Asian experience. J Health PopulNutr 2019; 38:4.

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3. Rathish D, Jayasumana C, Agampodi S. Comparison of biochemical parameters among DPP4 inhibitor users and other oral hypoglycaemic drug users: a cross-sectional study from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. J Health PopulNutr 2019; 38:3.

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4. Rathish D, Karalliyadda S. Concurrent presentation of thyroid storm and diabetic ketoacidosis: a systematic review of previously reported cases. BMC Endocrine Disorders. 2019; 19:49.

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5. Rathish D, Agampodi S, Jayasumana C. In vivo, ex vivo and in vitro evidence for atropine-mediated attenuation of glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion: findings from a systematic review. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019; 26(29):29597-29605.

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6. Rathish D, Karalliyadda M. Takotsubo syndrome in patients with myasthenia gravis: a systematic review of previously reported cases. BMC Neurology. 2019; 19:281.

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8. Cai P, Weerakoon KG, Mu Y, Olveda RM, Ross AG, Olveda  DU,

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9. Dunuweera SP, Rajapakse RMSI, Rajapakshe RBSD, Wijekoon SHDP, Thilakarathna MGGSN, Rajapakse RMG. Review on targeted drug delivery carriers used in nanobiomedical applications. Current Nanoscience. 2019; 15(4):382-397.

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12. M Kothalawala, JAAS Jayaweera, S Arunan. A Jayathilake. The emergence of non-albicans candidemia and evaluation of HiChrome Candida differential agar and VITEK2 YST® platform for differentiation of Candida bloodstream isolates in Teaching Hospital Sri Lanka

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14. Kumara H, Seneviratne N, Jayaratne DS, Siribaddana S, Isbister GK, Silva A. Severe coagulopathy in Merrem's hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnalehypnale) envenoming unresponsive to fresh frozen plasma: A case report. Toxicon 2019;

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15. Silva A, Sedgwick EM, Weerawansa P, Pilapitiya S, Weerasinghe V, Buckley N, Siribaddana S &Isbister GK. Sub-clinical neuromuscular dysfunction after envenoming by Merrem’s hump- nosed  pit  viper   (Hypnalehypnale).   Toxicology Communications 2019, 3:1, 23-28,

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18. Herath N, Dassanayake R, Dissanayake M, Janitha C, Weerakoon K, Kumarasingh C, de Silva TG, Agampodi S. Normality data of eGFR and validity of commonly used screening

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25. Agampodi S, Warnasekara J, Jayasundara D, Senawirathna I, Gamage C, Kularatne S, Siribaddana S, et al. Study protocol: characterising the clinical, epidemiological and aetiological aspects of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: a hospital based clinico- epidemiological study. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e027850.


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27. Agampodi T, Agampodi S, Glozier N, Chithrani WMS, YPJN Warnasekara, Siribaddana S. How context matters: Demonstrating microgeographical differences in social capital and its implications for mental wellbeing in pregnancy with a novel bubble diagram technique. Health Place. 2019; 60:102231.


28. Jayasinghe M.A., Senadheera S.P.A.S., Wijesekara I., Ranaweera K.K.D.S., Determination of Macronutrient Compositions in Selected, Frequently Consumed Leafy Vegetables, Prepared According to Common Culinary Methods in Sri Lanka,

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29. Senadheera, S.P.A.S., Siriwardhana, E.A.R.I.E. and Wickramage, S.P., 2019. Body fat and lipid parameters of management assistants in a rural area in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 28(2), pp.24–36.

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30. V. Silva, M. A. Jayasinghe, S.P.A.S. Senadheera, K. K. D. S. Ranaweera, Determination of macronutrient compositions in selected, frequently consumed cereals, cereal based foods, legumes and pulses prepared according to common culinary methods in Sri Lanka, Journal of Food Science and Technology,

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31. Paththinige CS, Sirisena ND, Kariyawasam UGIU, Dissanayake VHW. The Frequency and Spectrum of Chromosomal Translocations in a Cohort of Sri Lankans. BioMed Research

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32. Paththinige CS, Sirisena ND, Escande F, Manouvrier S, Petit F, Dissanayake VH. Split hand/foot malformation with long bone deficiency associated with BHLHA9 gene duplication: a case report and review of literature. BMC Medical Genetics. 2019; 20(1):108.

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34. Jayaweera J.A.A.S., Reyes M.L.M, Joseph A. Childhood iron deficiency anemia leads to recurrent respiratory tract infections and gastroenteritis. Scientific reports. 2019; 9:1.

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35. Jayaweera J.A.A.S., Reyes M.L.M. Childhood nosocomial viral acute respiratory tract infections in teaching hospital Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. BMC Res Notes. 2019;12: 581. DOI:


36. Jayathilake A., Jayaweera J.A.A.S., Kumbukgolla W W. Influence of early postoperative showering in undressed surgical wound for better clinical outcome. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 0(0) 1–

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37. Agampodi T, Katumuluwa S, Pattiyakumbura T, et al. Feasibility of incorporating mindfulness based mental health promotion to the pregnancy care program in Sri Lanka: a pilot study.

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38. Nimna Sachini Malawara Arachchi, Ranjan Ganegama, Abdul Wahib Fathima Husna, Delo Lashan Chandima, Nandana Hettigama,    Jagath    Premadasa,    Jagath    Herath,   Harindra

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39. Goonapienuwala BL1, Agampodi SB, Kalupahana NS, Siribaddana S. Body image perception and body dissatisfaction among rural Sri Lankan adolescents; do they have a better understanding about their weight? Ceylon Medical Journal


40. Nalaka Herath, Wimalasiri Uluwattage, Theshanthi Weliwitiya, Lilani Karunanayake, Sarath Lekamwasam, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Panduka Karunanayake, Sugeesha Wickramasinghe, Sanjitha Patabendi, Suranjith Senaviratne and Suneth Agampodi. Sequel and therapeutic modalities of leptospirosis associated severe pulmonary haemorrhagic syndrome (SPHS); a

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42. Pallewaththa, P., Agampodi, S.B., Agampodi, T.C. and Siribaddana, S.H., 2019. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Responsive Feeding in Rural Sri Lanka (A Qualitative Study). Ceylon Medical Journal, 64(2), pp.70–75. DOI:


43. Thilini C Agampodi, Suneth B Agampodi, Nick Glozier, T A Lelwala, K D P S Sirisena, Sisira Siribaddana. Development and validation of the Social Capital Assessment Tool in pregnancy for Maternal Health in Low and middle income countries (LSCAT- MH)BMJ Open 2019;9:e027781.

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44. Jane Brandt Sørensen, Flemming Konradsen, Thilini Agampodi, BirgitteRefslundSørensen, Melissa Pearson, SisiraSiribaddana&ThildeRheinländer (2019) A qualitative exploration of rural and semi-urban Sri Lankan men’s alcohol consumption, Global Public Health.

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45. Warnasekara J, Koralegedara I, Agampodi S. Estimating the burden of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka; a systematic review. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Dec 6; 19(1):119. DOI:



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47. Gifford RM, Chathuranga U, Lamb T, Verma V, Sattar MA, Thompson A, Siribaddana S, Ghose A, Forbes S, Reynolds RM, Eddleston M. Short-term glucose dysregulation following acute poisoning with organophosphorus insecticides but not herbicides, carbamate or pyrethroid insecticides in South Asia. Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2019; 57(4): 254-264,

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48. Dorrington  S,  Zavos  H,  Ball  H,  McGuffin  P,  Sumathipala  A,

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49. Hewadikaram DK, Bandara M, Pattivedana AN Jayaweera HH, Jayananda KM, Madhavi WA, Pallewatte A, Jayasumana C, Siribaddana S, Wansapura JP. A novel ultrasound technique to detect early chronic kidney disease [version 2; referees: 2 approved] F1000Research 2019, 7:448

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50. Waiddayantha S, Siribaddana S, Silva A, Isbister GK. Long-term effects of snake envenoming Toxins 2019; 11(4): 193.

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51. Jayaweera K, Harber-Aschan L, Pannala G, Adikari A, Glozier N, Ismail K, Pariante C, Rijsdijk F, Siribaddana S, Zavos H, Zunzain P, Sumathipala A, Hotopf M. The association between emotional eating and depressive symptoms: a population based twin study in Sri Lanka Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics 2019; 4, e4,

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52. McTavish SM, Snow SJ, Cook EC, Pichon B, Coleman S, Coombs GW, Pang S, Arias CA, Díaz L, Boldock E, Davies S, Udukala M, Kearns AM, Siribaddana S, de Silva TI. Genomic and Epidemiological Evidence of a Dominant Panton-Valentine Leucocidin-Positive Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Lineage in Sri Lanka and Presence Among Isolates From the United Kingdom and Australia. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 2019;

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55. Neelawala, D., Rajapakse, S., Kumbukgolla, W.W. (2019) “Potential of medicinal plants to treat dengue”. International Journal of One Health.;5:86-91.


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58. (Senanayake K)Global Surg Collaborative Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. Br J Surg. 2019 Jan;106(2):e103-e112. doi:


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