Annual Scientific Sessions of Faculty of Medical Sciences 2015

Scientific Sessions 2015 of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura was held on 02ndApril 2015 at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Table of Contents


Sphingosine 1-Phosphate in acute dengue infection PDF
P.L.R. Gomes, S. Fernando, R.H. Fernando, N. Wickramasinghe, N.L.A. Shyamali, G.S. Ogg, G.N. Malavige
Risk factors and clinico-pathological profile of Triple Negative Breast Cancer; A comparative study done in southern province of Sri Lanka PDF
H.H. Peiris, L.K.B. Mudduwa, N.I. Thalagala, K.A.P.W. Jayatilake
Does training improve the pulmonary function amongst Sri Lankan national level athletes PDF
K.D.C.U. Wijayasiri, S.W. Wimalasekera, C. Thurairaja
Cardiovascular risks for participation in competitive sports among the adolescent athletes who are attending selected sports medicine clinics in Sri Lanka - Pilot study PDF
N.P.M. Dilanthika, B.C.V. Senaratne, B.M.N.P. Kandulawa, K.M.N. Karunarathna, K.C.P. Gunathilake, S.T. Thebuwanarachchi, G.D.M. Ruwanga, Y.H.S. De Silva, C. Thurairaja
Scope of practice of midwifery within the nursing profession- Perception of Midwifery Trained Registered Nurses a qualitative study PDF
M.R.S. Jayathilake, K. Samarasinghe, P.P.R. Perera, M.V.F. Jayasuriya, H.D. Molligoda
Knowledge and skills regarding adult carodio-pulmonary resuscitation among doctors and nurses PDF
A.I. Jagoda, M.A.S.C. Samarakoon
A lady with malignancy associated dermatomyositis –A case report PDF
G.V.N. Sandakumari, P. Karunarathne
A Case of severe MRSA sepsis PDF
Priyantha Rathnayake, O.K.D.S.T. Opatha, J.L.S. Kanchana, G.S. Nanayakkara, B. Gamage
Occupational health problems and associated factors among nurses working in paediatric critical care setting in a tertiary care children hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka PDF
S.G.M.L. Madawala, S.S.P. Warnakulasuriya
Appropriateness of medication used among the elderly in the community setting to improve medication safety PDF
S.P.K. Premadasa, U.G.S. Siripala, N.R. Samaranayake, C.A. Wanigatunge
Development and validation of an in house multiplex real time PCR for quantification of all four serotypes of dengue virus PDF
P.L.R. Gomes, A. Kamaladasa, G.S. Ogg, G.N. Malavige
Identifying risks related to road traffic accidents among vulnerable population in Moneragala district, Sri Lanka PDF
V. Tennakoon, R. Wickramasinghe, S. Ameratunga, R. Peiris-John
Clinical diagnosis by junior doctors - How confident and accurate are they PDF
D.H. Sudusinghe, J. Indrakumar
Anterior abdominal wall hematoma, a rare complication of dengue fever- A case report PDF
D.H. Sudusinghe, S. Sivagamaroobasunthari, P.W.M.C.S.B. Wijekoon
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis - A case report PDF
G.C.S. Gunasekera, C.G.U.A. Patabendige, P.I. Jayasekera, R.P. Dayasena
Knowledge and attitudes regarding rabies among grade ten students in the Nugegoda education division PDF
D.M.S. Jayawardene, N.S. Gunawardena
Incidence of needle prick injuries and awareness regarding prevention among third and fourth year medical students PDF
M. Medagoda, P.A.M. Hansika, I. Prematilleke
Antimicrobial activities of selected herbs and two herbal decoctions against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) PDF
K. Ragunathan, N.D.M. Radhika, D.P.P. Gunathilaka, M.M. Weerasekera, S. Hewageegana, S.S.N. Fernando, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara
Role of natural killer T cells in the pathogenesis of dengue infections PDF
A. Kamaladasa, N. Munasinghe, T. Adikari, L. Gomes, N.L.A. Shyamali, M. Salio, V. Cerundolo, G.S. Ogg, G.N. Malavige
Doctors and nurses perceptions towards the introduction of clinical pharmacy service to the Sri Lankan healthcare system- Experience from a tertiary care hospital PDF
L.G.T. Shanika, N. Wijekoon, S. Jayamanne, J. Coombes, A. Dawson, H.A. De Silva
Single center study of mortality in out of working hours’ acute medical admissions PDF
D.H. Sudusinghe, J. Indrakumar
Usefulness of Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) in diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy in a Sri Lankan diabetic clinic PDF
M.W.N. Nisansala, S.W. Wimalasekera
Glycaemic control behaviors in type 2 diabetes- a qualitative study of patients’ perspectives in Sri Lanka PDF
A.A.T.D. Amarasekara, W. Fongkaew, S. Turale, S. Wimalasekera
A Preliminary study on Oral Leukoplakia- Candida Associated Leukoplakia and risk factors PDF
K.A.A. Dilhari, S.J.A.P. Siriwardhana, L.O. Maheshika, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, A.H.T.S. Karunathilaka, S.S.N. Fernando, M.M. Weerasekera
Diabetic patients; their knowledge, practices and attitudes regarding oral health PDF
D.T.N. De Silva, R.M.S.D. Edirisinghe, M.M. Weerasekera, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, S.S.N. Fernando, U. Bulugahapitiya
The access to essential medicines for selected non communicable diseases in Sri Lanka. PDF
P.R.L. Dabare, C.A. Wanigatunge, B.V.S.H. Beneragama
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) of the Internal Transcribed Spacer 1 (ITS1) region of cutaneous leishmaniasis causing Leishmania donovani in Sri Lanka PDF
S. Ranasinghe, S. Hulangamuwa, N. Opathella, R. Wickremasinghe, V. Chandrasekharan
A young man with acute onset shortness of breath- a case of phaeochromocytoma with normal urinary metanephrines PDF
G.V.N. Sandakumari, S.D. Pilapitiya, M.R.P. Weerawansa, N.J. Dahanayaka, S.H. Siribaddana
Description of practices related to insulin injection therapy and sharp disposal among patients attending the diabetic clinic, Colombo North Teaching Hospital PDF
K.R. Atukorala, R.D.N. Sumanasekera, K.H. Wickramasinghe, S.I. Wickramasinghe
Multi centre study from Malaysia on student preparedness for clinical learning- Perspectives of lecturers and students from medicine, pharmacy and allied health sciences PDF
H. Banneheke, S. Ravindranath, A. Sameera, S. Ramamurthy, B. Effendie, K. Jeevaratnam, L. Chellamuthu, P. Krishnappa, R. Peterson, V.D. Nadarajah
Knowledge and practices on biomedical waste management among healthcare workers at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Sri Lanka PDF
H.D.N.U. Kaunatilaka, T.A.M. Perera, D. Beneragama
Socio- demographic profile of whole body donors registered with Department of Anatomy, University of Sri Jayewardenepura PDF
L.J. De Silva, S.G. Yasawardene, L.S.D. De Silva
Molecular epidemiology of leptospirosis in western and southern provinces in Sri Lanka PDF
A.W.M.K.K. Bandara, M.M. Weerasekera, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, K.N.P. Ranasinghe, M.G.C.P. Marasinghe, N. Dikmadugoda, M.P.K. Jayalath, A. Gunapala, S.S.N. Fernando
Use of a rapid diagnostic test to detect cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka PDF
G. de Silva, V. Somaratne, S. Senaratne, M. Vipuladasa, J. Premachandra, H. Munasinghe, C. Munasinghe, S. Ranasinghe, R. Wickremasinghe
Association of endometriosis and p53 gene codon 72 polymorphism in a group of Sri Lankan women PDF
N. Silva, T. Nanthaprakash, S. De Silva, H. Senanayake
Assessment of laboratory safety knowledge among Allied Health Sciences students at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura PDF
N.D. Withanage, A.M.B. Priyadarshani
Preservation of human tissues by room-temperature resin casting technique- an effective teaching tool in human anatomy PDF
E.A.S.T. Edirisinghe, H.F.D.G. De Fonseka, D.E.H. Kotalawala, S.G. Yasawardene
Impact of a ward based clinical pharmacy service on drug-related hospital re-admissions - Evidence from a controlled clinical trial in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka PDF
L.G.T. Shanika, N. Wijekoon, S. Jayamanne, J. Coombes, I. Coombes, D. Perera, A. Dawson, H.A. De Silva
Knowledge attitude and practices related to childhood urinary tract infections among carers of patients with urinary tract infections –A single centre experience PDF
V. Arunath, B. Gnanasekar, P.A.D. Coonghe, M.G. Sathiadas
Histological findings in a Helicobacter pylori infected dyspeptic patient population PDF
D.L.N.L. Ubhayawardana, D.D. Weerasekera, S.S.N. Fernando, A. Kishokumar, I.W.M.P. Wanigasooriya, M.M. Weerasekera, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, K. Samarasinghe
Characteristics of patients utilizing the Out Patient Department of Colombo South Teaching Hospital and their association with presenting complaints PDF
U. Rajapathirana, A. Abeywickrama, K. Fernando, C. Ching, H. Diyasena, A. Chandrasiri
Preliminary study of variations-anomalies of umbilical cord of term placenta in a Sri Lankan population PDF
E.A.S.T. Edirisinghe, H.F.D.G. De Fonseka, S.G. Yasawardene
Knowledge attitudes and practices on infection control among funeral industry workers in selected provinces in Sri Lanka PDF
A.I. Abeykooon, T.D.C.P. Gunasekara, M.M. Weerasekara, S.S.N. Fernando
Large schwannoma in the ulnar nerve in axilla - A case report PDF
G.A.L. Niroshana, J.L.S. Kanchana, O.K.D.S.T. Opatha, D. Weerasekera
We need guidelines to do better- An audit on intravenous fluid usage in a single paediatric unit. PDF
M.A.M.N. Gamage, D. Rupasinghe
Congenital macrothrombocytopenia- A case report PDF
T.S.P. Seneviratne, T. Kumanan, T. Sooriyakumar
Laboratory diagnosis of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia intestinalis in children with diarrheoa; a hospital based study. PDF
R.G.L. Rathnayake, C.M. Ranchigoda, R.G. Roshan, S. Samarasinghe, B.M.H.A. Banneheke
Squamous cell carcinoma of the ampulla of vater – A case report PDF
A. Rajapakse, E. Malewana, J. Jayasinghe, B. Kailasapathy, A. Pathirana, I. Prematilleke
Effect of playing Nathaswaram on lung function PDF
N. Harivallavan, A. Maruthainaar, L. Ariyaratnam, S. Sriskandaraja, N. Shanmuganathan
A retrospective analysis of the effect of filgrastim compared to pegfilgrastim on neutrophil recovery during the treatment of acute leukaemias PDF
K.H.B.P. Fernandopulle, A. Khalafallah
Grading of non-invasive papillary urothelial tumours- evaluation of the Royal College of Pathologists minimum dataset guidelines PDF
I. Prematilleke, H. Cui, C. Griffiths, I. Roberts
Characterization of an anti-hyperglycemic coumarin from the fruits of Averrhoa PDF
M.D.J. Wijayabandara, M.I. Choudhary, A. Adhikari
Unusual localization of parathyroid gland inferior to the thyroid gland, absence of the isthmus of thyroid gland and intra thyroid thymic tissue - A case report PDF
R. Niranjan, S. Uthayakumar, S.G. Yasawardene
Management of traumatic pancreatic transection – experience in a single surgical unit PDF
G.A.L. Niroshana, R.G.M.S. Nandasena, O.K.D.S.T. Opatha, T.K. Wijerathne, W.M.M. de Silva
Knowledge on side effects and toxicity of paracetamol among mothers attending to the well baby clinics in Colombo district PDF
W. Indunil, S. Ranuja, P. Jayawardane
Neonatal umbilical cord blood cardiac troponin as reflecting fetal growth, age and well being PDF
S.B. Jayasinghe, J. Potter, Z. Kecskes, F. Nouri-Girones, P. Hickman, G. Koerbin
Health problems related to rubber tapping in Welikala, Horana, Sri Lanka PDF
N.S. Kalubowila, M. Vidanapathirana
Aetiology-risk factor and disability assessment in children with stroke presented to Stroke Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka PDF
D.S. Wijesekara, P.S. Gunaratne
Laparoscopy versus open appendectomy- a Comparison of outcome PDF
B.P.N. Wijerathne, D.C. Rajapakse, M.P.P.U. Chulasiri
High tension electrocution- Long term complications and other medico-legal issues PDF
D. Ariyarathne, S.R. Hulathduwa

Proceedings of Annual Scientific Sessions of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardeneprua, Sri Lanka