B. M. Rohini Fernandopulle

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OBJECTIVES To compare the management of acute paracetamol poisoning with the best evidence available, and to determine the effect of plasma paracetamol level estimation on the management. DESIGN Descriptive study with an intervention. SETTING Medical wards of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. PATIENTS Patients admitted with a history of(More)
BACKGROUND No pricing formula has been implemented from November 2002 to date in Sri Lanka. Therefore, we initiated a study in 2003 to determine the prices, availability and affordability of medicines in the private sector of Sri Lanka in the absence of a price control. MATERIALS AND METHODS The World Health Organization/Health Action International(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute paracetamol poisoning is an emerging problem in Sri Lanka. Management guidelines recommend ingested dose and serum paracetamol concentrations to assess the risk. Our aim was to determine the usefulness of the patient's history of an ingested dose of >150 mg/kg and paracetamol concentration obtained by a simple colorimetric method to assess(More)
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