Research Publications

Origin of Groundwater

Origin of Groundwater Groundwater is the water which established in the geological formations (Fractures, Fissures, Pore Spaces) in the underground. Those groundwater bearing formations are called as Aquifers in Geology. However, groundwater copies the surface topography; Mostly groundwater flows from high pressure to low pressure (pressure gradients) fracture paths. Generally, groundwater of the world is …

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Robotics in healthcare

Robotics in the medical area is a cutting-edge technology that is still developing rapidly. The major objective of medical robots’ integration in healthcare is to establish a higher degree of precision in surgical procedures, which has not yet been accomplished by human capabilities alone. This level of precision has increased what classifies medical robots as …

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Assessment of dietary macronutrient and micronutrient intake among haemodialysis patients in Sri Lanka

NADUNI ERANDIKA1, NISHANTHA NANAYAKKARA1, LALANI YATAWARA2 1National Hospital-Kandy, Sri Lanka 2Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka Background: Malnutrition is very common among haemodialysis (HD) patients. Aim: We aimed to assess the macronutrient and micronutrient intake and determined the association between nutritional intake and socio-economic status among HD patients. Methods: This …

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Predictive Modeling

Utilizing predetermined outcomes to develop, process, and validate models is known as predictive modelling. To develop, process, and evaluate a model that can be used to predict future outcomes, predictive modelling is the process of employing known findings. It is an instrument used in predictive analytics, a data mining technique that seeks to provide an …

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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are a variety of naturally occurring mushrooms that contain Psilocybin. Psylocibin is a psychedelic drug that can affect all the senses of a person and can cause hallucinating effects. Psilocybin in magic mushrooms get converted to Psilocin upon digestion, which can cause psychoactive effects. The appearance of magic mushrooms look much similar to …

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Evaluating Serum RBP4 as an Auxiliary Biomarker for CKDu Diagnosis

Hannah L. F. Swa 1,†,‡,Buddhi N. T. Fernando 2,†,Shakila Premarathna 3,Asfa Alli-Shaik 1,Zeid Badurdeen 3,Jayantha Gunarathna 1,4 and Nishantha Nanayakkara 3,* 1 Translational Biomedical Proteomics Group, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138632, Singapore 2 Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of …

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Body composition in lupus nephritis patients

Duminda B. Basnayake1*, Naduni H. Erandika1, Hashan K. Amarathunga2, Ayesha A. Nayanamali1, Jayamini Pathiraja2, Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake3, Abdul W. M. Wazil1, Nishantha Nanayakkara1, Kushan T. Thennakoon1, Inoka M. Chathurani1, Ruwina A. Deepani1, Buddhika A. Wijayawickrama1 1Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant, 2Department of Nutritional Medicine, National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka, 3School of Clinical Sciences at Monash …

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World Disabilty

  Disability is part of the human being and almost everyone will temporarily or permanently experience disability at some point. Over 1 billion people – about 15% of the global population – currently experience disability. This number is increasing due in part to population ageing and an increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Disability …

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Risk factors and their effect on the progression of Sri Lankan CKDu

MGIH Bandara1, SWMPWCIB Weerakoon1, HMDK Herath1, HPNS Hewapathirane1, HGN Erandika1, HPM Hewavitharana1, N Nanayakkara2 1Department of NEPHROLOGY, Centre For Research National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka 2Department of Nephrology, National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka Objectives: We focused on risk factors like family history, social support for patients, alcoholic beverage consumption, tobacco use, etc. in CKDu to …

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Familial Clustering in Sri Lankan CKDu cases

MGIH BANDARA1, SWMPWCIB WEERAKOON1, HMDK HERATH1, HPM HEWAVITHARANE1, HPNS HEWAPATHIRANE1, HGN ERANDIKA1, N NANAYAKKARA2 1Department of NEPHROLOGY, Centre For Research – National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka 2Department of Nephrology, National Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka Objectives: This study has explored familial aggregation patterns in Sri Lankan CKDu patients related to the onset and course of the …

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