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Ceylon Medical Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699338/pre-and-post-operative-assessment-of-voice-changes-in-patients-undergoing-total-thyroidectomy
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LETTER
D M Dissanayake, R Fernando, B N Munasinge, S B Thilakarathne, D P Pinto, U A Uragoda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699337/bk-virus-vireamia-and-viruria-among-a-group-of-post-kidney-transplant-patients-in-sri-lanka
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LETTER
K W Gunawardena, J S Jayamaha, E S Wijewickrama, R D Lanerolle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699336/a-pilot-study-on-cyp21-gene-deletions-among-a-cohort-of-sri-lankan-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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LETTER
D K Jayathilaka, K H Tennekoon, K S de Silva, S De Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699335/prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-bacteremia-at-teaching-hospital-anuradhapura-sri-lanka
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LETTER
A S Jayaweera, M Karunarathne, W W Kumbukgolla, H L Thushari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697594/an-unusual-outbreak-of-rickettsial-infection-among-army-soldiers-engaged-in-reconnaissance-mission-in-northern-sri-lanka
#5
LETTER
N J Dahanayaka, S N Semage, K G Weerakoon, P M Marage, R P Rajapakse, S B Agampodi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697593/variant-of-anorexia-nervosa-in-sri-lanka-a-case-series
#6
A Rodrigo, U Hewawitharana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697592/out-of-pocket-expenditure-in-accessing-healthcare-services-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-in-anuradhapura-district
#7
S J Senanayake, N S Gunawardena, P Palihawadana, S Bandara, P Bandara, A U Ranasinghe, R H Karunarathna, G P Kumara
Introduction: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has significant economic impact on both patients’ households and the country. Objectives: To assess the out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure of accessing health services among CKD patients in Anuradhapura District Methods: This community based cross-sectional study included a representative sample of 1174 registered CKD patients from all 19 Medical Officer of Health areas in the District of Anuradhapura...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697591/predictive-accuracy-of-goodsall%C3%A2-s-rule-for-fistula-in-ano
#8
U Jayarajah, D N Samarasekera
Introduction: Successful treatment of fistula-in-ano is sometimes challenging due to difficulty in recognising the internal opening and the course of the fistula tract. Although Goodsall’s rule was accepted in the past, as a method to determine the course of the fistula, recent data have shown conflicting results. Objectives: To study the predictive accuracy of Goodsall’s rule. Methods: A sample of 212 patients with simple fistulae were studied...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697590/prevalence-of-fragile-x-syndrome-among-children-receiving-special-education-and-carrier-states-in-first-degree-relatives
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B Chandrasekara, S Wijesundera, S S Chong, H N Perera
Introduction: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetically determined developmental disorder. Underlying genotype is cytosine-guanine-guanine (CGG) repeat expansions with over 200 repeats in the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Children with FXS are most accessible in special education institutions in Sri Lanka, with a total of approximately 6000 registered attendees. Objectives: The aim of the current study was to estimate the prevalence of FXS among special school attendees and to screen first degree relatives of affected children...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697589/postpartum-family-planning-missed-opportunities-across-the-continuum-of-care
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K T Navodani, P Fonseka, C S Goonewardena
Introduction: Postpartum family planning is defined as the prevention of unintended pregnancies and closely spaced pregnancies during the first 12 months following childbirth. Objectives: To assess the practice of family planning (FP) by postpartum mothers in the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) division, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Methods: A community-based, descriptive, cross sectional study was carried out among mothers, 8 to 12 weeks postpartum, in the RDHS division, Kalutara in 2014...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697541/first-experience-of-cadaveric-renal-transplantation-in-sri-lanka
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P K Harrischandra, D N Jayatunge, U B Rambukwella, I B Sumithraarachchi, U I Karunadasa, A S Abeyagunawardena
Objectives: To analyse the outcome of 50 consecutive cadaveric renal transplants performed in Sri Lanka. Methods: This was a single-centre longitudinal cohort study conducted in the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Unit, Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka. Records of 50 Sri Lankan cadaveric renal transplant recipients from 7th December 2004 to 1st September 2013 were reviewed and categorized according to early graft function, cold ischaemia time and the duration of dialysis before surgery...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697540/three-doses-of-oral-misoprostol-versus-an-intra-cervical-foley-catheter-for-24-hours-for-pre-induction-cervical-ripening-in-post-dated-pregnancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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D Somirathne, Malik Goonewardene, L Dahanayake
Objectives: To compare three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly versus an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours, for pre-induction cervical ripening. Methods: Primary investigator blinded, randomised controlled trial conducted in 180 consecutive women with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies with Modified Bishop Score (MBS) 5 at 40 weeks + 6 days gestation, allocated by stratified (primigravida / multigravida) block randomization to receive three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly or an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697539/anaemia-in-children-are-we-using-the-correct-prevention-strategies
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EDITORIAL
S Mettananda, Harendra de Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390337/practice-of-self-medication-with-antibiotics-in-the-colombo-district-sri-lanka
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G P Senadheera, Shalini Sri Ranganathan, N S Gunawardane, G H Fernando, B M Fernandopulle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390336/dengue-fever-and-ionized-calcium-levels-significance-of-detecting-hypocalcaemia-to-predict-severity-of-dengue
#15
N J Dahanayaka, S B Agampodi, U P Kodithuwakku Arachchi, S P Vithange, R Rajapakse, K Ranathunga, S Siribaddana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390335/a-case-series-of-three-sri-lankan-families-with-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-syndrome-due-to-pathogenic-germline-mutations-in-the-brca1-gene
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N D Sirisena, B Gautam, N D Dissanayake, V H Dissanayake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390334/a-rare-and-potentially-fatal-complication-of-amoebiasis-acute-fulminant-necrotizing-amoebic-colitis
#17
S Raviraj, M Sivashankar, A Ekanayake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390333/utility-of-glycosylated-haemoglobin-in-diagnosing-diabetes-in-an-urban-sri-lankan-community
#18
C N Wijekoon, A Pathmeswaran, S Chackrewarthy, N Kato, A R Wickremasinghe
Introduction: American Diabetes Association (ADA) has officially endorsed glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) as a diagnostic tool. The recommended cut-off for diagnosing diabetes is  6.5%. Objectives: To compare use of HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) to diagnose diabetes in an urban Sri Lankan community. Methods: This cross-sectional study is based on baseline data from a prospective study on non-communicable diseases in randomly selected individuals aged 35-64 years in a selected community...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390332/comparison-of-ultrasound-fetal-biometry-of-singleton-fetuses-with-a-reference-chart-in-pregnant-women-with-normal-nutritional-and-health-status
#19
Tiran Dias, D Chandrasiri, S Abeykoon, C Gunawardena, G Pragasan, T Padeniya, A Pathmeswaran
Objetives: The aim of this study was to compare fetal biometry of singleton fetuses in pregnant women with normal nutritional and health status in the Ampara district, with a commonly used reference chart. Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out in the Ampara District. Women with normal nutritional and health status and minimal environmental constraints on fetal growth (n=714) were enrolled during the first trimester and gestational age was confirmed by fetal crown-rump length measurement between 11 weeks + 0 days and 13 weeks + 6 days...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390331/body-image-construct-of-sri-lankan-adolescents
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B L Goonapienuwala, S B Agampodi, N S Kalupahana, S Siribaddana
Introduction: “Body image” is more than the visual perception of size and it is probably multidimensional. It is known to influence eating behaviors and self-esteem of adolescents. Although widely studied in developed countries, it has been studied little in Sri Lanka. Objectives: This study was designed to translate and culturally adapt a tool to assess dimensions of body image in Sri Lankan adolescents. Methods: The study was carried out in the Anuradhapura District on school going children in grades nine to eleven...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
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