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Ceylon Medical Journal

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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390330/prevalence-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-semi-urban-population-in-southern-sri-lanka
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J B Jayawardene, G D Samarutilake, M H Zackie, P V De Silva, A Karunanayake, M A Weerasooriya
Introduction: Prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is on the rise in Sri Lanka resulting in high hospital mortality rates. Because of paucity of community based data on CAD we carried out this study to assess prevalence of CAD and associated factors in a suburban population in Southern Sri Lanka. Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out among community living adults aged 30 years or more in Bope-Poddala Medical Officer of Health (MOH) area...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390329/child-sexual-abuse-presenting-to-district-general-hospital-chilaw
#9
M D Chandrasiri, D K Wijewardena, S D Lanerolle, S E Chandrasiri, K P Wijewardena, R T Cooray
Introduction: Incidence of child sexual abuse is increasing worldwide. There is little data on child sexual abuse in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. Objectives: To describe the demographic and medico-legal findings of victims of sexual abuse aged less than 16 years and to identify factors associated with positive findings on medical-legal examination. Methods: This cross-sectional analytical study, analysed 132 victims, referred by authorities to General Hospital,Chilaw, from 2012 to 2014...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390328/smoking-and-lung-cancer-risk-in-sri-lankan-men-a-case-control-study
#10
P U Chulasiri, N S Gunawardana, A de Silva
Objectives: Tobacco smoking is the strongest risk factor for lung cancer. As the strength of association of smoking and lung cancer in Sri Lanka has not been estimated, a study was conducted to estimate the risk of lung cancer among adult male smokers in the Colombo District. Methods: A case control study was carried out among 62 newly diagnosed male lung cancer patients from the Colombo District presenting to National Cancer Institute, Maharagama. Four controls per case were randomly selected from the same Grama Niladhari area matching the age of the cases within 10 years...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390327/ingestion-of-dug-well-water-from-an-area-with-high-prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-and-development-of-kidney-and-liver-lesions-in-rats
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M G Thammitiyagodage, M M Gunatillaka, N Ekanayaka, C Rathnayake, N U Horadagoda, R Jayathissa, U K Gunaratne, W G Kumara, P Abeynayake
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) is prevalent in the North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka and ingestion of dug well water is considered a potential causative factor. Three CKDu prevalent villages were selected from the NCP based on the number of CKDu patients in the locality. Methods: Forty Wistar rats were divided into four groups with 10 rats each. Group No 1, 2 and 3 were given water from selected dug wells. Control group was given tap water from Colombo...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390326/active-safety-monitoring-of-measles-mumps-rubella-vaccine-in-the-national-immunisation-programme-of-sri-lanka
#12
K Sanchayan, R Fernandopulle, A Amarasinghe, S N Thiyahiny, S Sri Ranganathan
Objectives: This study was designed to report incidence and characteristics of selected adverse events following immunisation which have consistent causal association (AEFIc) with Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination given at the age of one year in the National Immunisation Programme of Sri Lanka. Methods: The data presented here were obtained from a cohort event monitoring study. It was carried out in the Jaffna Regional Directorate of Health Services area from November 2012 to December 2014...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390325/effects-of-early-versus-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-during-antepartum-lower-segment-caesarean-section-on-placental-delivery-and-postoperative-haemorrhage-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#13
M Withanathantrige, I M Goonewardene
Introduction: Although recommended, delayed cord clamping (DCC) is not frequently practised during lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). Objectives: To assess the effects of DCC during antepartum LSCS on placental delivery and postoperative hemorrhage Methods: A randomised controlled trial was carried out on 156 women undergoing antepartum LSCS between 37-39 weeks gestation at the Academic Obstetric Unit, Teaching Hospital Mahamodara, Galle from 21st January to 30th April 2013...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390324/myths-and-fallacies-in-thyroid-disease
#14
R Fernando
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079330/authors-reply-re-hla-b27-allele-frequency-in-sri-lankan-patients-with-spondyloarthritides
#15
LETTER
S Kidnapillai, N D Sirisena, V H Dissanayake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079328/re-hla%C3%A2-b27-allele-frequency-in-sri-lankan-patients-with-spondyloarthritides
#16
LETTER
S A Goonawardena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079327/inguinal-ureteral-hernia
#17
LETTER
B Sayanthan, G H Rathnasiri, A D Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079326/estimation-of-provider-cost-and-the-out-of-pocket-expenditure-for-cataract-surgery-at-a-base-hospital
#18
LETTER
C Perera, D De Silva, L R Perera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079325/scientific-research-based-evidence-used-in-drug-promotion-material-distributed-in-sri-lanka
#19
LETTER
M S Kommalage, D Nayanarasie, S Basnayake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078882/real-time-surveillance-of-dengue-fever-%C3%A2-a-preliminary-study
#20
LETTER
Y P Warnasekara, S B Agampodi, P M Marage, A A Athurupana, S D Koonthota, N J Dahanayaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
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