N. W. N. J. Nanayakkara

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OBJECTIVES The epsilon4 allele of apolipoprotein E (APOE) has been associated with Alzheimer' s disease and with milder forms of cognitive impairment. We investigated the possibility that the absence of the epsilon4 allele may predict the maintenance of high cognitive function among very old individuals. METHODS Our data are from the Nun Study, a(More)
Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) is commonly consumed as a herbal remedy for various ailments in tropical countries. However, the dangers associated with consumption of star fruit are not commonly known. Although star fruit induced oxalate nephrotoxicity in those with existing renal impairment is well documented, reports on its effect on those with normal(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the improvement in survival of patients with lupus nephritis (LN) globally, there is sparse data from Sri Lanka (SL). The current study aims to describe the clinicopathological findings, treatment response and predictors of long-term outcome of patients with WHO class III-IV LN in SL, managed according to the Euro-lupus regime. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary antiphospholipid syndrome can be a difficult diagnosis in the absence of typical clinical features. We describe an unusual presentation of primary antiphospholipid syndrome mimicking vasculitis for which the only diagnostic clue on initial presentation was antiphospholipid syndrome nephropathy. CASE PRESENTATION A 29-year-old Sri(More)
INTRODUCTION Kidney involvement in non-Hodgkin lymphoma is recognized but mostly diagnosed following a diagnosis of lymphoma. We describe a rare case of mantle cell lymphoma, a B-cell-type non-Hodgkin lymphoma, first presenting with immune complex glomerulonephritis. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 58-year-old Sri Lankan man who presented with(More)
Coconut oil has been reported as a potential alternative for mineral oil when used as the power transformer liquid insulation. However, the information on dielectric properties of coconut oil impregnated transformer solid insulation i.e. paper and pressboard are still lacking. This paper presents variations of capacitance and dielectric losses of coconut(More)
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