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Overcoming barriers and building a strong peritoneal dialysis programme – Experience from three South Asian countries.

Klara Paudel1, Ahad Qayyum2, Abdul WM Wazil3, Sanjib K Sharma4, Kalpana Shrestha5, Stanley Fan6, Agnes Haris7, Fredric O Finkelstein8, Nishanthe Nanayakkara3 1Department of Medicine, Charak Memorial Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal 2Department of Nephrology, Bahria Town Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan 3Department of Nephrology, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka 4Department of Internal Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, …

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POS-224 IMPORTANCE OF SERUM ALDOSTERONE ON CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE OF UNCERTAIN AETIOLOGY IN SRI LANKA.

B. FERNANDO , N. Hewa Gajamanage , N. Nanayakkara Introduction The Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu), a recently described tubular interstitial nephropathy, is prevalent in tropical or subtropical countries including pockets in the farming dry zone of Sri Lanka, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Egypt, and Tunisia. There is growing evidence to suggest that …

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Prevalence, risk factors and predicted risk of cardiac events in chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology in Sri Lanka: A tubular interstitial nephropathy

Thilini W. Hettiarachchi , Buddhi N. T. W. Fernando, Thilini Sudeshika , Zeid Badurdeen , Shuchi Anand , Ajith Kularatne , Sulochana Wijetunge , Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara , Nishantha Nanayakkara   Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with ‘traditional’ chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, chronic kidney …

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P.R4810K, a polymorphism of RNF213, the susceptibility gene for moyamoya disease, is associated with blood pressure

P.R4810K, a polymorphism of RNF213, the susceptibility gene for moyamoya disease, is associated with blood pressure

Akio Koizumi, Hatasu Kobayashi, Wanyang Liu, Yukiko Fujii, S. T. M. L. D. Senevirathna, Shanika Nanayakkara, Hiroko Okuda, Toshiaki Hitomi, Kouji H. Harada, Katsunobu Takenaka, Takao Watanabe, and Shinichiro Shimbo Abstract Background Moyamoya disease—an idiopathic vascular disorder of intracranial arteries—is often accompanied by hypertension. RNF213 has been identified as a susceptibility gene for moyamoya disease. In the present study, the association of p.R4810K (G[A) with blood pressure …

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metformin

මෙට්ෆෝමින් (Metformin) පිලිබඳ ඔබ දැනුවත්ද?

දියවැඩියාව ( Diabetes ) යනු දිගුකාලීනව ශරීරයේ ග්ලූකෝස් මට්ටම ඉහලව පවතීම නිසා හට ගන්නා ව්‍යාධි තත්වයක්. එය ශරීරයේ එක් අවයවයකට පමණක් නොව මුළු ශරීරයටම බලපාන රෝගී තත්වයක් බැවින් මෙය ව්‍යාධි යක් ලෙස හඳුන්වනු ලැබේ. ඇස් අන්ධ වීම, හෘදයාබාද, අංශභාගය,වකුගඩු අක්‍රීයවීම, අත් පා කපාදැමීමට සිඳු වීම වැනි භයානක, වේදනාකාරී සංකූලතා ඇතිකිරීමට දියවැඩියාවට හැකිය. දියවැඩියාව පිලිබඳ අවධානයෙන් …

මෙට්ෆෝමින් (Metformin) පිලිබඳ ඔබ දැනුවත්ද? Read More »

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PREVALENCE OF ANAEMIA AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG PATIENTS ON MAINTENANCE HAEMODIALYSIS TREATMENT.

Samarasekara SDBPP 1#, Nandasena HMRKG1, Pathirathne  ML1, Basnayake  BMDB2, Erandika  HGN2 ,        Nayanamali MAA2, Kumari UGDA 2,  Nanayakkara N2 1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2 Nephrology and Transplant Unit, National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka # <sdbppsamarasekara@gmail.com > Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health Introduction and objectives -Anaemia …

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The Medical Mystery continues........ Wilgamuwa the newest hotspot of CKDu in Sri Lanka

The Medical Mystery continues……. Wilgamuwa the newest hotspot of CKDu in Sri Lanka?

Chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) or Rajarata kidney disease is a progressive disease that causes irreversible kidney failure and eventually death. Unlike chronic kidney diseases (CKD), which in most cases are linked to known causes such as, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic glomerular nephritis, the causative factors of this mysterious disease are obscure. Over …

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Behaviour of Midwives Concerning Periodontal Health of Pregnant Patients

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Behaviour of Midwives Concerning Periodontal Health of Pregnant Patients

Jennifer Gia-linh Nguyen,1,* Shanika Nanayakkara,2 and Alexander C. L. Holden2 Abstract Maternal gum disease is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and low birthweight. This study aims to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practice behaviour of Australian midwives regarding the periodontal health of pregnant women to inform interprofessional antenatal care. This was an observational, cross-sectional …

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Exposure to Hantavirus is a Risk Factor Associated with Kidney Diseases in Sri Lanka: A Cross Sectional Study

Yomani D. Sarathkumara 1, Chandika D. Gamage 1, Sithumini Lokupathirage 2, Devinda S. Muthusinghe 3, Nishantha Nanayakkara 4, Lishanthe Gunarathne 5, Kenta Shimizu 2, Yoshimi Tsuda 2, Jiro Arikawa 2 and Kumiko Yoshimatsu 2,3,* 1 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka 2 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty …

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A study of lipid profile and glycemic status in patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka.

Duminda B. Basnayake1*, W. G. H. Sandamali2 , Ayesha Nayanamali1 , Abdul W. M. Wazil1 , R. M. P. A. Siriwardena2 , T. M. C. I. Thennakoon2 , Thilak Dharmasiri1 , Nishantha Nanayakkara1 1Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant, 2Department of Bio-chemistry, National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka.   ABSTRACT Background: Dyslipidemia and impaired glucose tolerance …

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