Serosha Mandika Wijeyaratne

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Background. In Sri Lanka the ABPI has not been used as a screening tool to detect peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in epidemiological studies. This study was conducted to determine the best cutoff value of ABPI to detect PAD in Sri Lankan population. Methods. The ABPI measured by arterial Doppler to detect PAD was validated against colour duplex scan as(More)
BACKGROUND Management of peripheral vascular injuries often present critical challenges in resource limited settings of developing countries. The additional burden from a military conflict poses further challenges. Delays in presentation often result in the loss of limb and even life, in what is usually a young active population. The objective of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Although gastrointestinal haemorrhage from aortoduodenal fistulae secondary to previous aortic grafts are well known, a primary fistula from an aortic aneurysm is a rare consideration resulting in inappropriate management and poor outcomes. CASE PRESENTATION We report a previously fit 65-year-old Sri Lankan man who presented with severe(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an emerging problem in Sri Lanka, particularly with the ageing population. A considerable number of patients are detected at a late stage with severe limb ischemia or chronic non-healing leg ulceration. Public awareness about PAD is important in developing preventive strategies. METHODS A cross sectional(More)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an important global health problem and contributes to notable proportion of morbidity and mortality. This particular manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis is largely under diagnosed and undertreated. For sustainable preventive strategies in a country, it is mandatory to identify country-specific risk factors. We(More)
Objectives: The standard axillary crutch is known to cause general discomfort to the user and crutch palsy. Aim of this pilot study is to compare a modified axillary crutch with the standard aluminum crutch. The following modifications were made in the new design (patent – LK/P/15/866). 1. A single pole design 2. Improved axillary and back support 3. Shock(More)
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