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Could Consumption of Trace Element–Contaminated Rice Be a Risk Factor for Acute Interstitial Nephritis with Uncertain Etiology in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka

Could Consumption of Trace Element–Contaminated Rice Be a Risk Factor for Acute Interstitial Nephritis with Uncertain Etiology in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka?

Shakila Premarathne 1, Rohana Chandrajith 2, Nishantha Nanayakkara 3, C D Gamage 4, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga 5, Sulochana Wijetunge 5, Zeid Badurdeen 6, Shashika Guruge 7, N Elladeniya 6, K P S Madushan 6, K O C U Samarasiri 6, Pasan Hewavitharane 1, Dulanjali Herath 1, Sachintha Senarathne 8 Affiliations Centre for Research, National Hospital, Kandy, …

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Pilot Study of Renal Urinary Biomarkers for Diagnosis of CKD of Uncertain Etiology

Buddhi N.T.W. Fernando1,7 , Asfa Alli-Shaik2,7 , Rusiru K.D. Hemage1 , Zeid Badurdeen1 , Thilini W. Hettiarachchi1 , Hemalika T.K. Abeysundara3 , Thilak D.J. Abeysekara1 , Abdul Wazil4 , Saman Rathnayake5 , Jayantha Gunaratne2,6 and Nishantha Nanayakkara4   1 Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, …

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Prospective Biopsy-Based Study of CKD of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka

Shuchi Anand,1 Maria E. Montez-Rath,1 Dinuka Adasooriya,2,3 Neelakanthi Ratnatunga,4 Neeraja Kambham,5 Abdool Wazil,2 Sulcohana Wijetunge,4 Zeid Badurdeen,3 Charaka Ratnayake,2 Nishamani Karunasena,2 Stephen L. Schensul,6 Penny Valhos,7 Lalarukh Haider,8 Vivek Bhalla,1 Adeera Levin,9 Paul H. Wise,10 Glenn M. Chertow,1 Michele Barry,11 Andrew Z. Fire,5 and Nishantha Nanayakkara2,3   1 Division of Nephrology and Departments of 5 …

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Screening for chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology in Sri Lanka: usability of surrogate biomarkers over dipstick proteinuria

Samantha Ratnayake1,2*, Zeid Badurdeen1 , Nishantha Nanayakkara3 , Tilak Abeysekara1 , Neelakanthi Ratnatunga4 and Ranjith Kumarasiri5   Abstract Background: The use of dipstick proteinuria to screen Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is a recently debated matter of dispute. The aim of this study was to assess the suitability of biomarkers: …

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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. Hettiarachchi1 *, Buddhi N. T. W. Fernando2 , Thilini Sudeshika3 , Zeid Badurdeen1 , Shuchi Anand4 , Ajith Kularatne5 , Sulochana Wijetunge6 , Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara7 , Nishantha Nanayakkara8 1 Centre for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Galaha, Sri Lanka. 2 Department of …

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Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology in Sri Lanka is a Possible Sequel of Interstitial Nephritis!

Zeid Badurdeen1, Nishantha Nanayakkara1,4, Neelakanthi V.I. Ratnatunga1,2, Abdul W.M. Wazil4, Tilak D.J. Abeysekera1, Premil N. Rajakrishna4, Jalitha P. Thinnarachchi4, Ranjith Kumarasiri3, Dulani D. Welagedera4, Needika Rajapaksha4, and Adambarage P.D. Alwis4 1Centre for Education Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), < 2Department of Pathology, 3Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradenya. …

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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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