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Ceylon Medical Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082731/a-situation-analysis-of-diabetic-eye-care-service-delivery-in-health-care-institutions-of-the-western-province-of-sri-lanka
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P N Piyasena, G V Murthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082730/outcome-after-revascularisation-of-marginally-viable-limbs-and-dead-limbs-following-lower-limb-arterial-injuries
#2
J Arudchelvam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082729/efficacy-of-pediculicides-used-in-sri-lanka-comparison-of-western-alternative-medicinal-and-home-made-herbal-preparations
#3
H Banneheke, V Jayasuriya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082728/congenital-hyperinsulinaemic-hypoglycaemia-genetically-confirmed-case-series-from-a-single-centre
#4
N Atapattu, U Kollurage, A K Lamahewage, K S De Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077365/prevalence-of-anterior-cross-bite-in-preadolescent-orthodontic-patients-attending-an-orthodontic-clinic
#5
S N Vithanaarachchi, L S Nawarathna
Introduction: Anterior cross bite is a common malocclusion and early treatment is indicated. Determining its prevalence is important to plan orthodontic services. Objective: To assess the prevalence and associated features of anterior cross bite in pre-adolescent patients attending an orthodontic clinic. Methods: A hospital based cross sectional study was conducted. Seven hundred and twenty one consecutive patients were examined for anterior cross bite...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076713/comparative-evaluation-of-micro-leakage-of-two-newer-glass-ionomer-cements-in-primary-molars-immersed-in-three-beverages-in-vitro-study
#6
P Balgi, F Katge, D Pradhan, S Shetty, B Rusawat, S Pol
Introduction: The dietary habits of children expose the oral cavity to challenging environments. A durable interface between the restorative material and tooth surface is essential to ensure marginal integrity thereby contributing to the longevity of restoration. Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare the micro-leakage of two newer glass ionomer cements (SDI Riva Self Cure GIC and GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA) in primary molars immersed in sugarcane juice, chocolate milk and mango drink...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076710/anaemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-pregnant-women-attending-an-antenatal-clinic-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-southern-sri-lanka
#7
D Senadheera, M Goonewardene, I Mampitiya
Introduction: In Sri Lanka the current prevalence of anaemia during pregnancy is estimated to be less than 20%. Objectives: To determine the rate of anaemia defined as hemoglobin concentration < 11 g/dl, and the rate of iron deficiency using the best cut off level of serum ferritin, in women presenting for antenatal care. Methods: Three hundred and fifty consecutive pregnant women with gestations between 12 to 20 weeks, presenting to the Academic Obstetric Unit at the Teaching Hospital Mahamodera, Galle, Sri Lanka from 10...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076708/relationship-between-the-goniometric-alignment-and-articular-cartilage-damage-in-knee-osteoarthritis
#8
H A Amaratunga, S B Adikari, T L Dassanayake, J Gamage, H J Suraweera
Introduction: Osteoarthritis of the knee is common among the elderly. The alignment of the knee plays an important part in disease progression. Objectives: The aim was to determine the relationship between goniometric measurement of malalignment and gross and histological damage to articular cartilages of osteoarthritic knees. Methods: Anterior plane knee alignment was measured using a handheld metal goniometer in 84 patients awaiting knee replacement...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076707/evaluation-of-probiotic-attributes-of-lactobacillus-sp-isolated-from-cow-and-buffalo-curd-samples-collected-from-kandy
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M F Shuhadha, G J Panagoda, T Madhujith, N W Jayawardana
Introduction: Curd is a potential source of probiotic Lactobacillus species. Methods: This study was carried out to isolate and characterise Lactobacillus species available in curd samples sold in the market. Nine curd samples prepared using cow or buffalo milk were obtained from a local market in the Kandy district. Results: Seven isolates (LB 1-7) were identified based on their colony morphology and biochemical characteristics and evaluated for probiotic attributes such as low pH tolerance, resistance to bile salts, antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, antibiotic activity against erythromycin, chloramphenicol and norfloxacin, haemolytic activity and DNase activity...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076705/analysis-of-high-caesarean-section-rates-the-second-step-after-audits-using-the-ten-group-classification-system
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Malik Goonewardene, M Peiris, S Kariyawasam, S Mallawaaratchi, D Kadawathage, L Sanjeewa, P Widanapathirana, I Sandeepani
Objective: To identify possible methods of reducing high caesarean section rates in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Analysis of birth weight of neonates, maternal age and indications for caesarean section in the groups identified by a modification of Robson’s 10 Group Classification of caesarean section (TGCS), which contribute significantly to the high caesarean section rates in the University Obstetric Unit, Teaching Hospital Mahamodara, Galle Sri Lanka during 2010 - to 2014...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076704/how-many-medical-specialists-do-ministry-of-health-sri-lanka-need-by-2025-use-of-system-dynamics-modelling-for-policy-decisions
#11
M D De Silva
Introduction: The Ministry of Health is the largest health care provider in Sri Lanka in terms of funding, coverage and human resources. Long duration and high training cost of a medical specialist highlights the importance of health human resource planning. Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka has no scientific cadre planning for medical specialists. Methods: System dynamics, an analytical modelling approach and a methodology for studying complex feedback systems was used...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072054/the-effect-of-thriphala-a-herbal-ayurveda-formulation-on-serum-lipids-in-patients-on-a-maintenance-dose-of-atorvastatin-for-hyperlipidaemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
R A Ekanayaka, A D Rupasinha, M R Sooriyarachchi, C Goonaratna
Introduction: Thriphala, a herbal medicinal formulation, is a bedrock of Ayurveda therapeutics with many postulated benefits. Objectives: We performed a clinical trial to test the effects of Swastha Thriphala®, a proprietary preparation of thriphala, on serum lipid parameters in patients receiving atorvastatin. Methods: Consenting adults receiving a maintenance dose of atorvastatin 10mg (Atorlip®) daily from a clinic of the Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka for lipid regulation, were randomly assigned, after counselling, to receive either the proprietary herbal medicinal product Swastha Thriphala® (Treatment Group, n= 101) or a placebo (Control Group n= 97), at the stipulated dose daily, for three calendar months...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072051/effects-of-5-iu-oxytocin-bolus-and-20-iu-oxytocin-infusion-compared-to-5-iu-oxytocin-bolus-and-normal-saline-infusion-in-the-control-of-blood-loss-during-and-after-ante-partum-lower-segment-caesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
J Kajendran, G R Silva, S K Ranaraja
Introduction: Obstetric haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and in most cases it relates to uterine atony. Even though an oxytocin bolus is used routinely, additional infusion of oxytocin may be required if haemorrhage occurs. Objectives: To compare the effects of 20 IU oxytocin infusion and 5 IU bolus with 5 IU bolus and 500ml normal saline on the control of blood loss in antepartum lower segment caesarean section. Methods: A double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072048/cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour-inpatient-or-outpatient-oral-misoprostol-or-foley-catheter
#14
Malik Goonewardene
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699338/pre-and-post-operative-assessment-of-voice-changes-in-patients-undergoing-total-thyroidectomy
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
A Rodrigo, U Hewawitharana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
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