Medical and Health Sciences

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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Dietary adherence with guideline recommendations in patients undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University – 13th International Research Conference DRTS Dasanayake1#, AMSD Pathiranage1, N Nanayakkara2 1#Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2National hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka #thakshila760@gmail.com Abstract- Dietary nutrient intake plays a dominant role in maintaining proper nutritional status in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) patients. Adhering to …

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Unilateral Cervical Lymphadenopathy due to Cladosporium oxysporum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Published in Hindawi Case reports in Pathology 2017

R. D. Jayasinghe,1 W. A. M. U. L. Abeysinghe,2 P. I. Jayasekara,3 Y. S. Mohomed,4 and B. S. M. S. Siriwardena2 1Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 3Department of Mycology, Medical …

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Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft. Published in 2018

Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft – A Case Report Y.S. Mohamed, M.V. Peiris Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, DGH Polonnaruwa Abstract Congenital midline cervical cleft is a rare developmental anomaly of the anterior neck, mostly found in Caucasian females. Its embryologic origin has not been clearly established, but the most widely accepted etiology is impaired midline …

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Covid Mask Line. Dr.Y.S.Mohamed, published in den updates Dec 2020

COVID-mask-line: radiological phenomenon observed in occipitomental view of COVID 19 suspects with maxillofacial injuries. The authors have clearly explained the impact of COVID-19 to the practice of dentistry around the globe, and how to fulfil our obligation as a profession to ensure high standards of care to patients with urgent treatment needs in the current …

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Systematic evaluation of exposure to trace elements and minerals in patients with chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka

Systematic evaluation of exposure to trace elements and minerals in patients with chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka

Shanika Nanayakkaraa,b,⁎,1,  S.T.M.L.D. Senevirathnac,1, Kouji H. Haradad, Rohana Chandrajithe, Toshiaki Hitomif, Tilak Abeysekerag, Eri Musoh, Takao Watanabei, Akio Koizumij   Affiliations a. School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia b. Institute of Dental Research, Westmead Centre for Oral health, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia c. CSU Engineering, Faculty of Business, …

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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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