Completed Research

Prof. Saman Gunatilake

  • Neurophobia – Student and doctor’s view
    Maththias AT, Nagalingam ., Gunatilake SB
    Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Is Neurology difficult? Performance at the final MBBS
    Ranasinghe P, Gunatilake SB
    Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Post-exposure Rabies prophylaxis at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital
    Arasalingam A, Withana M, Maththias AT, Gunatilake SB
    Poster presentation - Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Clinical factors associated with mortality in dengue infection at a tertiary care centre
    Gurugama P., Wanigasuriya K., Indrakumar J., Bhishman S., Gunatilake S.B.
    Poster presentation - Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Case reports
    Gunatilaka SB, Indrakumar J, Arasalingam A, Siriwardena PDP
    Poster presentation - 3rd Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, November 2009.
  • Phantom pain: physical and psychological consequences in war casualties
    Gunatilake SB, Gurugama NP, Wakista S
    Third Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, 2009.
  • Subdural haematoma in institutionalized psychiatric patients.
    Sereviratne M., Garusinghe G. S. G., Mendis B. J., Gunatilake S. B.
    Third Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists. Nov 2009, Colombo.

 

Dr. Kamani Wanigasuriya

  • Risk factors for microalbuminuria in adults from North Central Province of Sri Lanka
    Wanigasuriya JKP, Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe AR
    Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Clinical factors associated with mortality in dengue infection at a tertiary care centre
    Gurugama P., Wanigasuriya K., Indrakumar J., Bhishman S., Gunatilake S.B.
    Poster presentation - Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Prevalence of cardiovascular disease and traditional risk factors in Sri Lankan Type 2 diabetic patients.
    Presented at the 5th Annual Academic Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJ.
  • Diabetic Nephropathy in a population of Sri Lankan Type 2 Diabetics.
    Wanigasuriya J.K.P., Fernando D.J.S.
    Poster presentation, Diabetes in Asia 2001.

 

Dr. S Kamaladasa

  • Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy controls
    Gomes PLR, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Fernando SSN, Mahendra MHR, Kamaladasa SD, Jayamini Seneviratne, Graham S Ogg
    Presented at the Sri Lanka Medical Association sessions, 2010.
  • Obesity related Skin Disorders
    Kamaladasa SD, Dedigama M, Wanigasuriya H
    Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College Of Dermatologists, March 2009.
  • Natural killer cells during primary Varicella zoster virus infection.
    Malavige GN, Jones L, Kamaladasa SD, Wijewickrama A, Seneviratne SN, Fernando, Black AP, Ogg GS
    Presented at the Sri Lanka Medical Association sessions, 2009.
  • Viral Loads, Clinical Disease severity & cellular immune responses in Primary Varicella Zoster virus infection
    Malavige G. N., Jones L., Kamaladasa S. D., Wijewickrama A., Senevirathne S. L. , Ogg G. S., Black A. P.
    Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Medical Association - March 2008 Won the H.K.T. Fernando Prize at the 121st Annual Academic Sessions.
  • Phenotypic analysis of VZ infection & characterization of CD4 & T cell response
    Malavige G. N., Kamaladasa S. D., Wijewickrama A., Graham Ogg, Anthony Black
    Poster Presentation – Annual Academic Sessions SLMA -2008 March
  • Skin Disorders presenting to Professorial Medical Unit Colombo South Teaching Hospital
    Presented at the Annual Academic Session –University of Sri Jayewardenepura January 2008.
  • Are we detecting the underlying causes of recurrent Cellulitis?
    Kamaladasa S. D., Dedigama M.
    Presented at the Annual Sessions of College of Dermatologists March 2008.
  • IgA Pemphigus – a rare variant
    Poster presentation at the Annual Sessions of College of Dermatologists – March 2008.
  • Phenotypic analysis of VZ infection & characterization of CD4 & T cell response
    Malavige G. N., Kamaladasa S.D., Wijewickrama A., Graham Ogg, Anthony Black
    Poster Presentation – Annual Academic Session SLMA -2008 March.
  • Assessment of Dermatology Life quality index (DLQI)
    Presented at The Annual Scientific sessions of The College of Dermatology March 2007.
  • Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disorders
    Presented at the International German Dermatological Sessions-Dresden Germany- 2007 April.
  • Awareness of common skin diseases among patients attending skin clinics of Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
    Kamaladasa S. D., Ranaweera C. B, Sathgurunadan K., Ariyawansa D. S.
    Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of Dermatology Association 2006.
  • Skin Disorders presenting to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital
    Presented at the Mini International Symposium of Dermatology USJP Dec 2006
    Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists & German Dermatological Association.
  • Medical Disorders in the oral cavity –Combined clinical Meeting (Medical & Dental)
    Satheeka D.Kamaladasa, Prof. Peter Haesman, Philip Preshaw
    Sri Lanka Association of Dermatologists & Sri Lanka Dental Association 2004 Aug.
  • Histoid Leprosy - A diagnosis often missed
    Satheeka D Kamaladasa, W. D. H. Perera
    Presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka Association of Dermatology- 2000.

 

Prof. J Indrakumar

  • Glutathione peroxidase and severity of ischaemic heart disease in a cohort of Sri Lankan people.
    Perera PPR, Chandrasena LG, Indrakumar J, Peiris H
    Awarded a special prize in cardiology at the Sri Lanka Medical Association Academic Sessions, October 2010.
  • Clinical factors associated with mortality in dengue infection at a tertiary care centre
    Gurugama P., Wanigasuriya K., Indrakumar J., Bhishman S., Gunatilake S.B.
    Poster presentation - Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Case reports
    Gunatilaka SB, Indrakumar J, Arasalingam A, Siriwardena PDP
    Poster presentation - 3rd Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, November 2009.
  • Carotid artery diseases in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
    Wijewickrema E. S., Indrakumar J.
    Sri Lanka Medical Association academic sessions 2006.
  • Pre hospital and early hospital delays in the Management of ST elevation Myocardial infarction STEMI; an observational study.
    Dissanayake A. S., Indrakumar J., Dedigama M., Jayaratne S. D.
    Ceylon College of Physicians annual academic sessions 2005.
  • Relation of blood groups to dengue haemorrhagic fever susceptibility.
    Ponnamperuma C. J. P., Wijesuriya N., Indrakumar J., Ratnayake S.C. P., Fernando D.J.S.
    Sri Lanka Medical Association Academic Sessions 2002.
  • Calcium channel blockers causing lower limb oedema. Is it common?
    Indrakumar J., Jayamaha C. J. S., Hewamadduma C. A. A., de Alwis N.M.W, Weerasooriya N., Jayawarne C., Edirisinghe K.
    Sri Lanka Medical Association Academic Sessions 2002.
  • An Unusual Presentation of a case of Thrombocytopenic purpura.
    Kariyawasam C. C., Indrakumar J., Wijesiriwardena I. S.
    25th anniversary academic sessions Postgraduate institute of Medicine.
  • Unstable angina /Non ST elevation myocardial infarction: experience in a general medical unit.
    M. H. De S. Jayawardena, C. Jayawardena, S. Skanthan, N. M. De Alwis, J. Indrakumar.
    Sri Lanka Medical Association 2002.
  • Risk factor awareness among patients with ischaemic heart disease.
    T. S. P. Samaranayaka, J. Indrakumar, D. H. Gunawardena, D. J. S. Fernando
    Sri Lanka Medical Association 2002.


Ongoing Research

Histopathological & SIAScopic correlation of Pigmented Skin Lesions
Spectrophotometric Intracutaneous Analysis of Pigmented lesions
New South Wales, Australia 2010

Knowledge regarding chickenpox and its prevention in the community
Malavige G.N., Wijewardena K., Kamaladasa S.D.

Investigation of risk factors for leprosy
Malavige G.N., Gajadeera S., Kamaladasa S.D.

Carotid artery disease in patients with ischaemic stroke – a hospital based study
Gunatilake S.B.

Deep vein thrombosis in the paralyzed leg in stroke patients
Gunatilake S.B.

Participating centre for the ENOS trial – Multicentre international trial coordinated by the University of Nottingham, UK
Gunatilake S.B.

Changing trends in self ingestion of poisons – a retrospective study
Gunatilake S.B.

 

Publications / oral presentations / other communications

2010

Prof. Saman Gunatilake

Dr. Kamani Wanigasuriya

Dr. S Kamaladasa

Prof. J Indrakumar

Enterotoxin B production by Staphylococcus aureus in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis.
Abstract submitted to Allergy and Immunology sessions 2010.

Clinical Profile and Psychological effects of Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Suburban teaching hospital in Sri Lanka.
Indrakumar J., Sandakumari N., Perera P. P. R, Kathriarachchi S.
(Accepted for publication for the next issue of Sri Lankan Family Physician).

“The role of a clinical teacher in the context of changing medical education in Sri Lanka”.
Indrakumar J., Gunatilake S. B.
Galle Medical Journal Vol. 15(1) 2010 pp.25-27

Hyperdense middle artery sign.
Gunatillake S. B., Ekanayake M., Indrakumar J.
The Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55, 2:58-59

 

2009

Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in patients with atopic dermatitis in Sri Lanka
Gomes P. L. R. , Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Neluka Fernando, Mahendra M. H. R., Kamaladasa S. D., Seneviratne J. K. K, Karunatilaka D. H., Graham S. Ogg
Submitted to Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Natural killer cells during primary varicella zoster virus infection
Gomes P. L. R., Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige, Neluka Fernando, Mahendra M. H. R., Kamaladasa S. D., Seneviratne J. K. K., Graham S. Ogg.
Journal of Infection: 2010 Jul; 61(2):190-2

“Glycaemic status of patients with acute coronary syndrome on admission"
M. G. C. P. Marasinghe, Indrakumar J.
Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care.2009, Volume 1.

An unusual initial presentation of a patient with atrial myxoma.
Indrakumar J., Rushdie M. N. M., Gunatilake S. B.
(Accepted for publication for the next issue of Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine).

Uncommon presentation of hypereosinophilic syndrome.
Rajkanna J., Indrakumar J., Kamaladasa S., C. C. Kariyawasam.
The Ceylon Medical Journal 2009; 54, 3:96-97

An Uncommon complication of Salmonella A Infection.
Subasinghe S., Indrakumar J.
The Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55, 2:56-57 November 2009 for the Ceylon Medical Journal.

An unusual presentation of hypothyroidism.
Indrakumar J., Marasinghe M. G. C. P., Ekanayake M., Gunatilake S. B.
Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2008/2009 Volume 40; 27-28

Spontaneous resolution of a chronic subdural haematoma
Bheeshman S., Rajkhanna J., Gunatilake S. B.
Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2008/2009 Volume 40; 27-28

Cervical spondylosis
Gunatilake S. B.
Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2008/2009 Volume 40; 1:1

2008

Prevalence of anemia among patients with heart failure in University Medical Unit Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
J. Indrakumar. M. C. Dedigama.
Accepted for publication in Sri Lanka Family Physician.2008

Management of severe sepsis.
T. Kumanan, J. Indrakumar.
Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2008/09, 40, 22-24.

Could ochratoxin A in food commodities be the cause of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka?
Kamani P Wanigasuriya, Hemantha Peiris, Nalaka Ileperuma, Roshini J Peiris-John, Rajitha Wickremasinghe.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2008) 102, 726—728

2007

Use of Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular complications among diabetic patients.
Indrakumar J., Dedigama M. C., Jayaratne S.D.
Sri Lanka Family Physician.2007, 28.65-66.

Pre-hospital management of Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Indrakumar J. Dedigama M. C. Dissanayake A. S.
Sri Lanka Family Physician. 2007, 27, 90-91.

Chronic Renal Failure in North Central Province of Sri Lanka, an environmentally induced disease.
Kamani P Wanigasuriya, Roshini Peiris-John, Rajitha Wickramasingha, Hittarage A.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007 101, 1013-1017

Lower urinary tract symptoms: an undetected cause for morbidity in adults.
Wanigasuriya J. K. P., Wijewickrama E. S., Jayasekara W. M. C, Gunarathna N.
The Ceylon Medical Journal, Volume 52, No3, September 2007 86-89.

An audit of standards of care at a Sri Lankan diabetic clinic
De S. Jayawardena M. H., Idampitiya C., Jayawarna C., Wanigasuriya K., Thomson G. A., Fernando D. J. S.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice February 2007 (Vol. 75, Issue 2, Pages 249-251)

2006

Two patients with co-infection of chikungunya and dengue.
Indrakumar J., Kumanan T.
Sri Lanka Family Physician2006; 27.1:45-46

Exposure to acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor pesticides and chronic renal failure
Peiris-John R. J., Wanigasuriya J. K. P., Wickramasingha A. R., Dissanayake W. P., Hittarage A.
The Ceylon Medical Journal Volume 51, No 1, March 2006 42-43

2005

Prevalence of hirsutism in Sri Lankan female university entrants
Somasundaram G. N., Malavige G. N., Kamaladasa S. D.
Published in the Sri Lanka Journal of Dermatology 2005

2004

Prevalence of skin diseases among new entrants to the medical faculty
Kamaladasa S. D., Malavige G. N., Ariyarathne C. V.
Sri Lanka Journal of Dermatology 2004
A Modified HPLC method for routine laboratory measurement of total homocysteine.
Perera P. P. R., Indrakumar J.
Vidyo. J. Sc Volume 12. No 1, 2004

2002

Prevalence of Skin Manifestations among 300 patients attending to a diabetic clinic
Karunaratne N., Satheeka D Kamaladasa, Fernando D. J. S.
The Sri Lanka Journal of Dermatology vol. 6, 2002

Nosocmial infections in Intensive Care Units in National Hospital Sri Lanka;
Wanigasuriya J. K. P.
Research Highlights, National Science Foundation 2002

Management of Infective Endocarditis
Indrakumar J.
Sri Lanka Prescriber, September-December 2002, Volume 10, No 3 and 4

Nosocomial infective endocarditis due to retained guide wire.
Weerasuriya N., Indrakumar J., Kamaladasa K. V., Hewage U. C. L.
Ceylon Medical Journal 2002; 47.4:141-142

2001

Management of Acute renal Failure
Wanigasuriya J. K. P.
Sri Lanka Prescriber 2001 June: volume 9, No 2

2000

Teaching communication skills to medical undergraduates at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Kathriarachi S. T., Wimalaratne I. K., Perera M. S. A., Indrakumar J.
Sri Lanka Family Physician 2000; Vol 23:1:26-31.


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