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Hantavirus infection as a risk factor for chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) and its prevalence in endemic areas of Sri Lanka since 2010 according to a retrospective serological analysis

Hantavirus infection as a risk factor for chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) and its prevalence in endemic areas of Sri Lanka since 2010 according to a retrospective serological analysis Chandika D. Gamage1​, Shanika Nanayakkara2​,3​, Yomani D. Sarathkumara1​,4​, Devinda S. Muthusinghe5​,6​, Kenta Shimizu7​, Jiro Arikawa7​, Sithumini M. W. Lokupathirage5​,6​, Nishantha Nanayakkara8​, Lishanthe Gunarathne9​, Rohana …

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Water bearing Formations

Any geological structure/formation/strata which contains water is called as a Water bearing formation. Typically, water bearing formations are named as Aquifers in geology. Those structures have capacity to absorb or transmit water, and generally formed as soil or rock formations. Most of the aquifers are highly porous and permeable. Thus, those structures are mainly taken …

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Meditation from a scientific viewpoint

Mediation is a process of focusing on specific thoughts or actions to obtain specific results. In particular, meditation is a mental exercise that has been proven to reduce stress levels and improve one’s mental well-being. Meditation has been around for thousands of years, yet it is only recently that science has better understood the benefits …

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Monkeypox

The monkeypox virus is the infection that causes monkeypox. It can spread from animals to people since it is a viral zoonotic infection. Additionally, it is transferrable between people and the environment, as well as between humans. Numerous symptoms and indicators are associated with monkeypox. While some people experience less severe symptoms, others may experience …

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Randomized control trial of prednisolone and doxycycline in patients with acute interstitial nephritis of unknown aetiology.

Randomized control trial of prednisolone and doxycycline in patients with acute interstitial nephritis of unknown aetiology. Zeid Badurdeen, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Tilak Abeysekera, Abdul. W. M. Wazil, Premil N. Rajakrishna, Jalitha P. Thinnarachchi, Dulani D. Welagedera, Nadeeka Ratnayake, Adambarage. P. D. Alwis, Hemalika Abeysundara, Ranjith Kumarasiri, Richard Taylor & Nishantha Nanayakkara   Abstract Background Patients presenting …

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Point prevalence of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in a suspected endemic region determined using predefined cutoffs for markers of kidney disease: a pilot study

Point prevalence of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in a suspected endemic region determined using predefined cutoffs for markers of kidney disease: a pilot study. Zeid Badurdeen1 , Tilak D.J. Abeysekera1 , Lishantha Gunaratne2 , Samantha Ratnayake3 , Neelakanthi V.I. Ratnatunga4 and Nishantha Nanayakkara5 1 Center for Education Research and Training on Kidney Diseases …

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Factors Associated with Symptom Burden in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Prospective Study

Factors Associated with Symptom Burden in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Prospective Study. Thalwaththe Gedara Nadeeka Shayamalie Gunarathne,1,2 Li Yoong Tang,1,* Soo Kun Lim,3 Nishantha Nanayakkara,4 Hewaratne Dassanayakege Wimala Thushari Damayanthi,2 and Khatijah L. Abdullah5 1 Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia; [email protected] or [email protected]

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Comparison of biochemical characteristics between an endemic and a nonendemic area for CKDu Sri Lanka

Comparison of biochemical characteristics between an endemic and a nonendemic area for CKDu Sri Lanka. A Medagedara1, Pasan Hewavitharane2, Rohana Chandrajith3, Hemalika T K. Abeysundara4, RO Thatil5, S Thennakoon6, Buddhisha Mahanama2, N Weerasuriya7, A Thilakarathne7, Nishantha Nanayakkara2 1 Center for Research, National Hospital, Kandy; Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo, …

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