Asanga Ranasinghe

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This study tested the hypothesis that muscle related temporomandibular disorder patients with cervical muscle pain exhibit greater degree of psychological distress compared with patients without cervical muscle pain and controls. Thirty-eight muscle related temporomandibular disorder patients including 10 patients with cervical muscle pain and 41 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND The WHO recognises pesticide poisoning to be the single most important means of suicide globally. Pesticide self-poisoning is a major public health and clinical problem in rural Asia, where it has led to case fatality ratios 20-30 times higher than self-poisoning in the developed world. One approach to reducing access to pesticides is for(More)
The present study tested the hypothesis that the resting electromyographic (EMG) activities of sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles of myogenous temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients would be significantly greater than healthy individuals. Eight masticatory muscle pain patients without disc interference disorders (DID) and 30 patients with DID(More)
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