Rushika Dinal Lanerolle

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CONTEXT Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by progressive destruction of renal mass with irreversible sclerosis and loss of nephrons over a period of months to years, depending on the underlying etiology. AIM To describe demographic patterns and identify common causes of CKD in patients admitted to ward 41 and 48B, National Hospital of Sri(More)
Renal disease in the elderly in Sri Lanka is a largely neglected area in the literature with hardly any publications. We carried out a hospital-based survey of elderly patients (elderly is defined in this article as patients aged 65 years or above) with renal disease. This prospective study included all patients aged 65 years or above admitted to the(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of thickened carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in a Sri Lankan cohort of lupus nephritis (LN) patients and to identify associations between traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) and LN-related risk factors with increased CIMT. Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven LN were evaluated for(More)
INTRODUCTION Improved glycaemic control is possible with the use of multiple injections of premixed insulin. These are expensive, and not available in state hospitals. OBJECTIVES To study the cost, patient acceptance and efficacy of a patient mixed and administered combination of soluble and lente (biphasic) insulin administered twice a day. PATIENTS A(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), a term coined in 1996, describes a clinico-radiologic entity characterised by headache, seizures, decreased vision, impaired consciousness and white matter oedema in bilateral occipito-parietal regions [1]. Hypertensive encephalopathy, eclampsia, immunosuppressive/cytotoxic drugs, organ transplantation,(More)