Nimalie Jacintha Perera

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BACKGROUND   Thalassaemia major is a common and serious medical problem worldwide that is associated with a range of complications, including effects on multiple endocrine pathways. Minimizing or preventing comorbidities is important for these individuals who need life-long multidisciplinary care and treatment. However, there are limited overviews of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is rising. There is little evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of one dietary therapy over another. We aimed to investigate the effect of a low-glycemic index (LGI) versus a conventional high-fiber diet on pregnancy outcomes, neonatal anthropometry, and maternal metabolic profile in GDM.(More)
Refsum's Disease is an inherited metabolic disorder in which a metabolite of branched chain fatty acids accumulates due to lack of appropriate oxidative enzymes. Patients have elevated plasma phytanic acid levels and high concentrations of phytanic acid in a variety of tissues leading to progressive tissue damage. Besides retinal degeneration or retinal(More)
CONTEXT The harmful consequences of abuse of performance-enhancing substances (PESs), stimulants, and masking agents among athletes, recreational weight lifters, and physical trainers are common. However, the adverse health outcomes with severe unexpected and dramatic consequences are unrecognized or under-reported at the expense of short-term glory or(More)
BACKGROUND Low plasma levels of high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and high triglyceride (TG) are strongly associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Clinical recognition of this high-risk population demands accurate measurement of HDL-C, whereas cost and clinical demand dictate that optimal HDL-C measurement requires fully automated methods(More)
AIMS Icodextrin is a glucose polymer used to maintain an osmotic gradient in peritoneal dialysis. Metabolites of icodextrin are known to cause overestimation of blood glucose in glucose meters using glucose dehydrogenase/pyrroloquinolinequinone systems. The aim of this study is to determine the extent of icodextrin interference in glucose meters using the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of blood glucose meters in diabetes associated with pregnancy (DP). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Finger-prick blood glucose levels measured using six different glucose meters on 102 patients with DP attending an antenatal clinic were compared with laboratory plasma glucose results.(More)
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