Sivarathy Amarasinghe

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BACKGROUND The aim was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MS) among adults aged over 18 years in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. METHODS This study was carried out as a community based cross sectional descriptive study in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. Multistage stratified cluster sampling technique was employed. Total(More)
Two major types of DUH have been described, based on distribution of lesions: dyschromatosis universalis hereditaria (DUH), in which a mixture of hyper and hypopigmented macules occur all over the body presenting as a generalised leukomelanoderma with relative sparing of the face, palms, and soles and dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH), which is(More)
OBJECTIVES To ascertain if there has been a change in the pattern of thyroid cancer in Sri Lanka. If so, whether there is a correlation to the implementation of the programme of iodination. DESIGN Retrospective (1974-1986) and prospective (1987-2001). SETTING Kandy Hospital (1974-1982), Peradeniya Hospital (1982-2001) and private hospitals in Kandy(More)
AIM The prevalence and associated risk factors of metabolic syndrome (MS) among adults over 18 years old in Jaffna district. MATERIALS AND METHODS It was community-based cross-sectional descriptive study. Multistage stratified cluster sampling technique was employed. An interviewer administered questionnaire was used to obtain the relevant information.(More)
It is the belief of some that results of shunt surgery for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children are improved if the surgery is performed in high-volume centres. Currently in the UK paediatric neurosurgery is undergoing a service review. As part of this review a set of standards of care are being drafted which state that 1-year failure rates and(More)
A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out to determine the prevalence and risk factors of diabetes mellitus among adults in Jaffna District. Multistage stratified cluster sampling technique was employed to select 544 participants. An interviewer administrated questionnaire was used. Anthropometric and blood pressure (BP) measurements were recorded(More)
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