Publications

Food spectrum of Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus): implications for snakebite prevention and snake conservation

Deb P. Pandey, Pranish Bhattarai, Ram C. Piya Objectives: To examine food contents in the gut of dead kraits involved or not involved in snakebite to determine their most favored prey animals. Methods: We examined the gut of 34 dead common kraits (Bungarus caeruleus) preserved in collections maintained in hospitals and museums during July 2016 ... ...

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Neuromuscular junction dysfunction in paraquat

Sudheera Jayasinghe, Kithsiri Pathirana, Andrew Dawson, Nick Buckley Objective: Paraquat is a non-selective, highly effective contact herbicide that has been widely used in many countries during the last 50 years. It has a very good safety profile if used properly. There are evidences that oxidative stress can cause neuromuscular dysfunction. Since...

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Getting better value out of smaller sized clinical trials

Nicholas A. Buckley There is a need for greater understanding of good clinical research practice, methodology and critical appraisal. There should be a commitment to provide more good quality evidence through RCTs. It is important for such trials to be registered and be reported using CONSORT guidelines. These are all well recognised principles wit...

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The clinical toxicity of Imidacloprid self-poisoning following the introduction of newer formulations

Varan Perananthan, Fahim Mohamed, Seyed Shahmy, Indika Gawarammana, Andrew Dawson, Nicholas Buckley Objective: Self-poisoning with Imidacloprid has been previously shown to have low toxicity in humans. Since 2007 newer formulations of Imidacloprid with unknown solvents have been introduced. Kohinoor Imidacloprid (2007), Provado Imidacloprid (2007) ...

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Association between co-ingested alcohol and deliberate self-poisonings

Jeevan Dhanarisi, Indika Gawarammana, Seyed Shahmy, Vindya Pathiraja, Fahim Mohamed, Michael Eddleston Objective: Sri Lanka has one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in the world. Acute use of alcohol is a potent risk factor for deliberate self-harm, though the nature of this risk is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to compare .....

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