Upali Illangasekera

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In developing countries the prevalence of diabetes mellitus is reported to be lower in rural areas compared to urban areas. This difference has been attributed to lifestyle factors associated with the higher socio-economic status of those living in urban areas. However, recent clinical observations indicate that the prevalence of diabetes is on the increase(More)
The aim was to study the quality of care at a diabetic clinic of a large hospital in Sri Lanka; a sample of 200 patients was randomly selected. A questionnaire was designed to assess patient knowledge of diabetic management and service provision. Clinic attendance records were also used. Measures of outcome were taken to be (i) the patient's level of(More)
AIMS The prevalence of islet cell, thyroid, adrenal and celiac disease related autoantibodies in patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (Type 1 DM) from Sri Lanka is described. DESIGN AND METHODS Autoantibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD65Ab), protein tyrosine phosphatase IA-2 (IA-2Ab), insulin (IAAb), thyroglobulin (TgAb), thyroid peroxidase(More)
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in a rural Sri Lankan community adopting the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria were 2.5% and 8% respectively. The low socioeconomic status, adequate physical exercise and the low prevalence of obesity appear to have not only contributed to the low prevalence of diabetes but also(More)
Mild hepatic dysfunction in dengue haemorrhagic fever is not unusual. However, acute liver failure (ALF) is rare. When present, its management according to most current guidelines is supportive and carries a poor prognosis. We present a patient with dengue haemorrhagic fever complicated acute liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy who was successfully(More)
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