Publications

Vendor-based restrictions on pesticide sales to prevent pesticide self-poisoning – a pilot study

Weerasinghe, M., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M., Pearson, M., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Hawton, K. and Agampodi, S., 2018. Vendor-based restrictions on pesticide sales to prevent pesticide self-poisoning-a pilot study. BMC Public Health, 18(1), p.272. Abstract Background: In South Asia, up to 20% of people ingesting pesticides for self-poisoning ...

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Attempted suicide in Sri Lanka –An epidemiological study of household and community factors

Knipe, D.W., Gunnell, D., Pearson, M., Jayamanne, S., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Weerasinghe, M., Hawton, K., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M. and Metcalfe, C., 2018. Attempted suicide in Sri Lanka–An epidemiological study of household and community factors. Journal of Affective Disorders. Abstract Background: An individual’s suicide risk ...

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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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