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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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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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Early ultrastructural changes in biopsies from patients with symptomatic CKDu (Sym-CKDu)

Christoph Daniel, Prof.1 ; Philipp Enghard, PD2 ; Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Prof.3  ; Sulochana Wijetunge, Prof. 3 ; Wazil AWM, MD7 ; Christian Zwiener, Prof. 4 ; Johannes A.C. Barth, Prof.5 ; Rohana Chandrajith, Prof.6 ; Monika Klewer1 ; Kai-Uwe Eckhardt, Prof.2 , Kerstin Amann, Prof.1 ; Paul Freund, MD2 , Shakila Premarathne8 , W.D.R.N. Pushpakumara, …

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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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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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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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