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Prevalence and predictors of new onset depression in the acute phase of stroke.

Asian J Psychiatr 2021 Apr 6;59:102636. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Medicine, University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.

Introduction: Post-stroke depression (PSD) is known to be associated with poor functional outcome and high mortality. There is limited data on the prevalence and associated factors of depression in the acute phase after stroke.

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of PSD in the acute phase and its correlates among patients with stroke in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Read More

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Noncompliance of treatment among tuberculosis patients in intensive phase at Kalutara District of Sri Lanka.

Indian J Tuberc 2021 Apr 28;68(2):266-271. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka.

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease and remains to be a public health problem all over the world. Noncompliance of treatment among TB patients affect the control of disease, leading to increased burden of the disease, mortality, drug resistant and relapse. Assessing the factors associated with noncompliance of TB treatment will be useful to reduce the noncompliance and burden. Read More

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Correlation among experience of person-centered maternity care, provision of care and women's satisfaction: Cross sectional study in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

PLoS One 2021 8;16(4):e0249265. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Institute for Maternal and Child Health-IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo"-Trieste, Italy.

Person-centered maternity care (PCMC) is defined as care which is respectful of and responsive to women's and families' preferences, needs, and values. In this cross-sectional study we aimed to evaluate the correlations among the degree of PCMC implementation, key indicators of provision of care, and women's satisfaction with maternity care in Sri Lanka. Degree of PCMC implementation was assessed using a validated questionnaire. Read More

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A pilot case-control study using a one health approach to evaluate behavioral, environmental, and occupational risk factors for chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka.

One Health Outlook 2021 23;3. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA.

Background: Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) was first recognized in Sri Lanka in the early 1990s, and since then it has reached epidemic levels in the North Central Province of the country. The prevalence of CKDu is reportedly highest among communities that engage in chena and paddy farming, which is most often practiced in the dry zone including the North Central and East Central Provinces of Sri Lanka. Previous studies have suggested varied hypotheses for the etiology of CKDu; however, there is not yet a consensus on the primary risk factors, possibly due to disparate study designs, sample populations, and methodologies. Read More

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February 2021

The Influence of Forest Activities in a University Campus Forest on Student's Psychological Effects.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Mar 2;18(5). Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Forest Sciences, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 28644, Korea.

This study aimed to examine the psychological effects of forest activities in a campus forest. A pre-test and post-test control group design was employed to evaluate the psychological effect of forest activities in a campus forest. A total of 38 participants participated in this study (19 in the forest activities group; 19 in the control group). Read More

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Emerging Herbal Cosmetic Production in Sri Lanka: Identifying Possible Interventions for the Development of the Herbal Cosmetic Industry.

Scientifica (Cairo) 2021 10;2021:6662404. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

ALBION Co., Ltd., Ginza 1-7-10, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan.

Although the herbal cosmetic industry has exponentially increased globally, manufacturing of herbal cosmetic products in Sri Lanka is still very limited. Therefore, objectives of the study were to recognize plants used in commercialized herbal cosmetic products and major constraints faced by herbal cosmetic manufacturers and to identify possible interventions for the development of herbal cosmetic industry of Sri Lanka. Information was gathered via a semistructured questionnaire by personal interviews with 11 large-scale multiple herbal cosmetic products manufacturers. Read More

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Validation of the Sinhala translations of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire in a Sri Lankan population.

Int Urogynecol J 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, P.O. Box 70, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Introduction And Hypothesis: This study was to translate and validate self-reported questionnaires, the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7) into Sinhala, the language spoken by the majority of Sri Lankans.

Methods: A total of 270 patients were enrolled in this study. Two groups were selected with pelvic organ prolapse (POP)-cases and without POP-controls in a ratio of 1:2 respectively. Read More

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Measuring the educational environment in a Sri Lankan medical school following curricular revision.

BMC Med Educ 2021 Mar 28;21(1):187. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Background: In 2007, the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura revised its medical curriculum from discipline-based to one that was student-centered and integrated. This study aimed to evaluate the perceptions of students regarding the educational environment and compare them to those prior to curricular revision.

Methods: The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire was administered to all volunteering students enrolled in the medical degree programme at the time of the study (n = 595). Read More

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Psychological experiences of healthcare professionals in Sri Lanka during COVID-19.

BMC Psychol 2021 Mar 24;9(1):49. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Background: The upsurge of COVID-19 has caused numerous psycho-social challenges for healthcare professionals because of its ability to spread rapidly in the community and high mortality rate. The seriousness of the disease has led many healthcare professionals plagued by stigma as well as discrimination. In this study, depressive symptomatology, levels of anxiety, and related psychosocial and occupational factors experienced by healthcare professionals in Sri Lanka during COVID -19 were investigated. Read More

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COVID-19 Pandemic Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression Among Health Care Workers in South Asia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2021 Mar 23:10105395211002324. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan.

Health care workers (HCW) are especially vulnerable to developing mental health problems in pandemic situations. The impact may be much devastating in developing countries due to fragmented health care system. Our study aims to explore the underlying burden of depression and its related factors among health care workers in South Asian countries. Read More

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Preparedness of pre-intern medical graduates of three universities in Sri Lanka to diagnose and manage anaphylaxis.

BMC Med Educ 2021 Mar 9;21(1):152. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Background: Early recognition and the optimal management of anaphylaxis saves lives but studies from different countries have demonstrated gaps in knowledge and practices between healthcare workers. There is a paucity of such data from Sri Lanka. We assessed knowledge, perception and self-confidence in the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis amongst pre-intern medical graduates who would soon become first-contact doctors attending emergencies. Read More

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A Clinical Study of Smell Disorders in COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Pondicherry: A Cross Sectional Study.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Mar 13:1-6. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Department of ENT, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry 607402 India.

Anosmia and ageusia are the first and maybe the only symptom in patients affected with COVID-19 especially if the patient is paucisymptomatic. This aim of this study was to determine the demographic details of patients with anosmia, prevalence of anosmia and the time taken for it to resolve in patients who are positive for COVID-19 and took treatment in our hospital. Cross Sectional Study. Read More

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Patients' Satisfaction with Nursing Care Quality in Medical Wards at Selected Hospital in Chennai, South India.

Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res 2020 Nov-Dec;25(6):471-475. Epub 2020 Nov 7.

Department of Nursing Foundation, Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: Patient satisfaction is currently accepted as an outcome criteria and standard instrument to gauge the quality of nursing care. The aim was to assess the level of patients' satisfaction with nursing care quality in medical wards.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with 124 samples in medical wards of a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India in 2016. Read More

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November 2020

Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders in infants and young children in China.

BMC Pediatr 2021 Mar 17;21(1):131. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, 1105, AZ, The Netherlands.

Background: The prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children, particularly from Asia, is largely unknown. There are not many studies done in Asia especially using the Rome IV criteria. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of FGIDs in infants and young children in a representative sample in China. Read More

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Awareness of COVID-19-related ocular symptoms in a tertiary health care hospital.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2021 Apr;69(4):1001-1002

Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India.

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Herbal supplement usage among cancer patients: A questionnaire-based survey.

J Cancer Res Ther 2021 Jan-Mar;17(1):136-141

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: Herbal supplements (HS) are one of the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicines in cancer. Reduced therapeutic efficacy of prescription anticancer agents through unwarranted herb-drug interactions is a major efficacy/safety concern. In view of the rising cancer prevalence in India along with a high degree of reliance and cultural acceptability in favor of traditional medicine drugs, prevalence data exclusively of HS usage during cancer treatment are of considerable epidemiological significance. Read More

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Ergonomics among Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in the Indian States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh - An Evaluative Study.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2020 Jul-Dec;10(2):325-329. Epub 2020 Dec 23.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Introduction: This study is designed to evaluate the work-related musculoskeletal disorders among oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Materials And Methods: This study was conducted to disclose the incidence, location, and intensity of musculoskeletal pain among oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A questionnaire study was designed. Read More

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December 2020

"Perceived stress" and its associated factors among diabetic patients receiving care from a rural tertiary health care center in South India.

J Educ Health Promot 2021 28;10:11. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Community Medicine, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

Background: "Stress" acts as both etiological link and also as an outcome in the case of diabetes mellitus. There is a paucity of literature regarding stress levels and also factors associated with it among diabetic patients in India.

Objective: To assess the perceived stress levels and their associated factors among diabetic inpatients in a rural tertiary health care center, South India. Read More

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January 2021

Assessment of Dental Caries, Periodontal Status, and Personality Trait among Population of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2020 Oct 1;21(10):1155-1158. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Department of Periodontics, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Aim And Objective: Assessment of dental caries, periodontitis, and personality trait among population of Dehradun.

Materials And Methods: This survey was conducted on 480 subjects age ranged 34-45 years of both genders (males-250, females-230). Decayed Missing, Filled Teeth (DMFT) index, periodontal status, and personality trait were recorded. Read More

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October 2020

Injury and its associated factors among residents of an urban slum during the festival month in South India: A community-based survey.

J Family Med Prim Care 2020 Dec 31;9(12):6041-6045. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.

Introduction: Injury morbidity and mortality have been steadily increasing in both developed and developing countries including India. The current study tried to assess the incidence of injury and identify the risk factors associated with injuries during the festival month in a selected urban area in Puducherry.

Methods: It is a community-based cross-sectional survey conducted among the residents in the urban field practice area of a medical college in Puducherry. Read More

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December 2020

Evaluation of Peripartum Hysterectomy in a Tertiary Care Unit and Its Effect on Patients' Long-Term Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Quest Is Not Over When You Save the Life.

Obstet Gynecol Int 2021 17;2021:5720264. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Objectives: Peripartum hysterectomy can be performed as an elective procedure or as a life-saving emergency procedure in obstetrics. It is associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. We report peripartum hysterectomies done during the study period in a tertiary referral centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read More

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February 2021

The association of health-related factors with quality of life among the elderly population in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka.

BMC Public Health 2021 Mar 6;21(1):464. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Background: The proportion of elderly individuals is increasing globally. They should be well cared for to enable them to enjoy their full lifespans. Good health is a vital component of one's overall quality of life. Read More

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Validation of psoriasis disability index (PDI) questionnaire Sinhala version.

Arch Dermatol Res 2021 Mar 6. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Introduction/objectives: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis with significant physical and psychological impact leading to negative influence on the quality of life among patients with psoriasis. Other than the disease characteristics many external factors could operate in South Asian context. Lack of a reliable disease-specific instrument prevents objective estimation and monitoring of disability in patients with psoriasis and hence we aim to validate assess the psychometric properties of the Sinhala version of PDI. Read More

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Household Air Pollution from Biomass Fuel for Cooking and Adverse Fetal Growth Outcomes in Rural Sri Lanka.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Feb 15;18(4). Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia.

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of biomass fuel for cooking on adverse fetal growth outcomes in Sri Lanka. A cross-sectional study of mothers recruited at maternity clinics in rural communities in Sri Lanka's Central Province was undertaken. Data pertaining to household air pollution and fetal growth parameters were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Read More

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February 2021

Prevalence of Eating Disorders and Its Associated Risk Factors in Students of a Medical College Hospital in South India.

Cureus 2021 Jan 26;13(1):e12926. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Community Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, IND.

Background and objectives Eating disorders are some of the most under-researched and difficult to diagnose psychiatric conditions, with a high mortality rate, especially among the adolescent age group. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and risk factors for eating disorders among students of a medical college hospital in South India. Materials and methods An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted among 332 students of four constituent colleges of a tertiary-care hospital selected by simple random sampling. Read More

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January 2021

The Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Application (SRI App): a pilot randomised controlled trial.

Thorax 2021 Mar 2. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Lung Clinic, Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH, Köln, Germany

An application (app) for the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI) has been designed and developed for mobile devices. In a randomised controlled trial comprising 60 patients with chronic respiratory failure, the app was compared with the classic paper SRI. Thereby, it was shown that the SRI app is a practical tool that is well accepted. Read More

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Is being a 'left-behind' child associated with an increased risk of self-poisoning in adulthood? Findings from a case-control study in Sri Lanka.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 Mar;6(3)

South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Purpose: The long-term consequences of parental emigration on offspring self-harm risk is unknown.

Methods: We investigated the association between experiencing parental emigration in childhood with hospital presentations for self-poisoning in adulthood using a hospital case-control study. Cases were adult self-poisoning patients (≥18 year olds) admitted to the medical toxicology ward Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Read More

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