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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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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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Chronic kidney diseases of uncertain etiology (CKDue) in Sri Lanka: geographic distribution and environmental implications

Rohana Chandrajith,  Shanika Nanayakkara,  Kozuyoshi Itai,  T. N. C. Aturaliya, C. B. Dissanayake,  Thilak Abeysekera,  Kouji Harada,  Takao Watanabe,  Akio Koizumi Abstract The increase in the number of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from the north central region of Sri Lanka has become a environmental health issue of national concern. Unlike in other countries where …

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COVID-19 infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Data from the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration

As COVID-19 ravages healthcare systems worldwide, cases of infection among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are increasingly reported. While there had been 2 reports on incident hospitalized cases from the US and France,1,2 there have been no reports of SLE patients with COVID-19 infection from the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration …

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Evaluation of biochemical profile of Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology in Sri Lanka

Buddhi N. T. W. Fernando1, Thilini S. H. Sudeshika2, Thilini W. Hettiarachchi3, Zeid Badurdeen3, Thilak D. J. Abeysekara3, Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara4, Sakunthala Jayasinghe5, Shirani Ranasighe6, Nishantha Nanayakkara7 1 Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 2 Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University …

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Snap shot view on anaemia in chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology

WARNAKULASURIYA BNT FERNANDO,1 THILINI W HETTIARACHCHI,1 THILINI SUDESHIKA,2 ZEID BADURDEEN,1 HEMALIKA ABEYSUNDARA,3 SHIRANI RANASINGHE,4 MANEL P RATHNAYAKE5 and NISHANTHA NANAYAKKARA6 1 Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 2Department of Pharmacy, Facultyof Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 3Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of …

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Serum and urine fluoride levels in populations of high environmental fluoride exposure with endemic CKDu: a case–control study from Sri Lanka

W. B. N. T. Fernando1 . Nishantha Nanayakkara 2. Lishanthe Gunarathne3, Rohana Chandrajith4 1Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2Transplant and Dialysis Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka 3Base Hospital, Girandurukotte, Sri Lanka 4Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, …

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Kidney progression project (KiPP): Protocol for a longitudinal cohort study of progression in chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka.

Penny Vlahos a , Stephen L. Schensulb , Nishantha Nanayakkarac , Rohana Chandrajithd , Lalarukh Haiderb , Shuchi Anandf , Kalinga Tudor Silvae and Jean J. Schensul g a Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, USA; b School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA; c Faculty of Medicine, Kandy Teaching …

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