Effects of Acute Organophosphorus Poisoning on Function of Peripheral Nerves: A Cohort Study

Jayasinghe, Sudheera S., Kithsiri D. Pathirana, and Nick A. Buckley. “Effects of acute organophosphorus poisoning on function of peripheral nerves: a cohort study.” PloS one 7, no. 11 (2012): e49405. abstract: Background Following acute organophosphorus (OP) poisoning patients complain of numbness without objective sensory abnormalities or other features of OP induced delayed polyneuropathy. The aim of … Continue Reading »

Acceptability and effect of a community based alcohol education program in rural Sri Lanka

Siriwardhana, P., A. H. Dawson, and R. Abeyasinge. “Acceptability and effect of a community-based alcohol education program in rural Sri Lanka.” Alcohol and alcoholism 48, no. 2 (2013): 250-256. abstract: Aims: To assess the effectiveness and acceptability of a brief community-based educational program on changing the drinking pattern of alcohol in a rural community. Methods: … Continue Reading »

Effects of acute organophosphate ingestion on cognitive function, assessed with the mini mental state examination

Jayasinghe, Sudheera S. “Effects of acute organophosphate ingestion on cognitive function, assessed with the mini mental state examination.” Journal of postgraduate medicine 58, no. 3 (2012): 171. abstract: Background : Chronic damage to the central nervous system resulting in cognitive impairment has been shown with repeated, low doses of organophosphorus (OP) exposure over month or … Continue Reading »

Comparative in-vivo toxicity of venoms from South Asian hump-nosed pit vipers (Viperidae: Crotalinae: Hypnale)

Silva, Anjana, Panduka Gunawardena, Danister Weilgama, Kalana Maduwage, and Indika Gawarammana. “Comparative in-vivo toxicity of venoms from South Asian hump-nosed pit vipers (Viperidae: Crotalinae: Hypnale).” BMC research notes 5, no. 1 (2012): 471. abstract: Background Envenoming by south Asian hump-nosed pit vipers (Genus: Hypnale) is a significant health issue in Sri Lanka and in peninsular India. … Continue Reading »

The development and validation of the Peradeniya Depression Scale (PDS) A culturally relevant tool for screening of depression in Sri Lanka

Abeyasinghe, D. R. R., S. Tennakoon, and T. N. Rajapakse. “The development and validation of the Peradeniya Depression Scale (PDS)—A culturally relevant tool for screening of depression in Sri Lanka.” Journal of affective disorders142, no. 1 (2012): 143-149. abstract: Background Cultural factors may influence the manner in which a given population interprets and conceptualizes their experience … Continue Reading »

Changing epidemiologic patterns of deliberate self poisoning in a rural district of Sri Lanka

Senarathna, Lalith, Shaluka F. Jayamanna, Patrick J. Kelly, Nick A. Buckley, Michael J. Dibley, and Andrew H. Dawson. “Changing epidemiologic patterns of deliberate self poisoning in a rural district of Sri Lanka.” BMC Public Health 12, no. 1 (2012): 593. abstract: Background Acute poisoning is a major public health issue in many parts of the world. … Continue Reading »

A quick inexpensive laboratory method in acute paracetamol poisoning could improve risk assessment, management and resource utilization

Senarathna, SMDK Ganga, Shalini S. Ranganathan, Nick Buckley, SSSBD Preethi Soysa, and BM Rohini Fernandopulle. “A quick inexpensive laboratory method in acute paracetamol poisoning could improve risk assessment, management and resource utilization.” Indian journal of pharmacology 44, no. 4 (2012): 463. abstract: Objectives Acute paracetamol poisoning is an emerging problem in Sri Lanka. Management guidelines recommend … Continue Reading »

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Two Infusion Rates to Decrease Reactions to Antivenom

Isbister, Geoffrey K., Seyed Shahmy, Fahim Mohamed, Chandana Abeysinghe, Harendra Karunathilake, and Ariaranee Ariaratnam. “A randomised controlled trial of two infusion rates to decrease reactions to antivenom.” PloS one 7, no. 6 (2012): e38739. abstract: Background Snake envenoming is a major clinical problem in Sri Lanka, with an estimated 40,000 bites annually. Antivenom is only available … Continue Reading »

Autonomic Function following Acute Organophosphorus Poisoning: A Cohort Study

Jayasinghe, Sudheera S., and Kithsiri D. Pathirana. “Autonomic function following acute organophosphorus poisoning: a cohort study.” PloS one 7, no. 5 (2012): e37987. abstract: Autonomic dysfunction after chronic low level exposure to organophosphorus (OP) pesticides has been consistently reported in the literature, but not following a single acute overdose. In order to study autonomic function … Continue Reading »

Triage and clinical management of patients with acute pesticide self-poisoning presenting to small rural hospitals

Eddleston, Michael, and Andrew H. Dawson. “Triage and clinical management of patients with acute pesticide self-poisoning presenting to small rural hospitals.” Clinical Toxicology 50, no. 6 (2012): 455-457. abstract: Acute pesticide self-poisoning is the single most important cause of fatal self-harm worldwide, killing at least 250,000 people every year, the vast majority in rural Asia. … Continue Reading »