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The Diversity of Human Dirofilariasis in Western Sri Lanka.

Chandrasena TGAN, Premaratna R, Mallawaarachchi CH, Gunawardena NK, Gunathilaka PADHN, Abeyewickrama WY, de Silva NR.

Biomed Res Int. 2019 Apr 18;2019:9209240. doi: 10.1155/2019/9209240. eCollection 2019.


Liver Function and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Bidirectional Mendelian Randomization Study.

De Silva NMG, Borges MC, Hingorani A, Engmann J, Shah T, Zhang X, Luan J, Langenberg C, Wong A, Kuh D, Chambers JC, Zhang W, Jarvelin MR, Sebert S, Auvinen J; UCLEB consortium, Gaunt TR, Lawlor DA.

Diabetes. 2019 May 14. pii: db181048. doi: 10.2337/db18-1048. [Epub ahead of print]


Miller Fisher syndrome developing as a parainfectious manifestation of dengue fever: a case report and review of the literature.

de Silva NL, Weeratunga P, Umapathi T, Malavige N, Chang T.

J Med Case Rep. 2019 May 2;13(1):120. doi: 10.1186/s13256-019-2066-z.


Immunological detection of the Weligama coconut leaf wilt disease associated phytoplasma: Development and validation of a polyclonal antibody based indirect ELISA.

Kanatiwela-de Silva C, Damayanthi M, de Silva N, Wijesekera R, Dickinson M, Weerakoon D, Udagama P.

PLoS One. 2019 Apr 9;14(4):e0214983. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214983. eCollection 2019.


The N-Terminal Domain of cGAS Determines Preferential Association with Centromeric DNA and Innate Immune Activation in the Nucleus.

Gentili M, Lahaye X, Nadalin F, Nader GPF, Lombardi EP, Herve S, De Silva NS, Rookhuizen DC, Zueva E, Goudot C, Maurin M, Bochnakian A, Amigorena S, Piel M, Fachinetti D, Londoño-Vallejo A, Manel N.

Cell Rep. 2019 Mar 26;26(13):3798. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.03.049. No abstract available.


Evolution into Takayasu arteritis in a patient presenting with acute pulmonary oedema due to severe aortic regurgitation; a case report.

de Silva NL, Withana M, Weeratunga P, Priyadharshana P, Atukorala I.

BMC Rheumatol. 2018 Jul 12;2:20. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0028-5. eCollection 2018.


The N-Terminal Domain of cGAS Determines Preferential Association with Centromeric DNA and Innate Immune Activation in the Nucleus.

Gentili M, Lahaye X, Nadalin F, Nader GPF, Puig Lombardi E, Herve S, De Silva NS, Rookhuizen DC, Zueva E, Goudot C, Maurin M, Bochnakian A, Amigorena S, Piel M, Fachinetti D, Londoño-Vallejo A, Manel N.

Cell Rep. 2019 Feb 26;26(9):2377-2393.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.01.105. Erratum in: Cell Rep. 2019 Mar 26;26(13):3798.


The evolution of the serial transverse enteroplasty for pediatric short bowel syndrome at a single institution.

Fitzgerald K, Muto M, Belza C, De Silva N, Avitzur Y, Wales PW.

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May;54(5):993-998. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.051. Epub 2019 Feb 5.


Neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants with intestinal failure at 12 and 26 months corrected age.

So S, Patterson C, Gold A, Rogers A, Belza C, de Silva N, Avitzur Y, Wales PW.

Early Hum Dev. 2019 Mar;130:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2018.12.020. Epub 2019 Jan 16.


Evaluation of rapid extraction and isothermal amplification techniques for the detection of Leishmania donovani DNA from skin lesions of suspected cases at the point of need in Sri Lanka.

Gunaratna G, Manamperi A, Böhlken-Fascher S, Wickremasinge R, Gunawardena K, Yapa B, Pathirana N, Pathirana H, de Silva N, Sooriyaarachchi M, Deerasinghe T, Mondal D, Ranasinghe S, Abd El Wahed A.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Dec 22;11(1):665. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3238-1.


Aetiology of anaphylaxis in patients referred to an immunology clinic in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

de Silva NR, Dasanayake WMDK, Karunatilake C, Wickramasingha GD, De Silva BD, Malavige GN.

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2018 Nov 8;14:81. doi: 10.1186/s13223-018-0295-0. eCollection 2018.


A preliminary survey of filarial parasites in dogs and cats in Sri Lanka.

Mallawarachchi CH, Chandrasena NTGA, Wickramasinghe S, Premaratna R, Gunawardane NYIS, Mallawarachchi NSMSM, de Silva NR.

PLoS One. 2018 Nov 2;13(11):e0206633. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206633. eCollection 2018.


Application of a semi-empirical dispersion correction for modeling water clusters.

De Silva N, Adreance MA, Gordon MS.

J Comput Chem. 2019 Jan 15;40(2):310-315. doi: 10.1002/jcc.25596. Epub 2018 Oct 20.


First report of V1016G and S989P knockdown resistant (kdr) mutations in pyrethroid-resistant Sri Lankan Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Fernando SD, Hapugoda M, Perera R, Saavedra-Rodriguez K, Black WC 4th, De Silva NK.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Sep 26;11(1):526. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3113-0.


Preliminary study on chronic granulomatous disease in Sri Lanka.

Fernando SJA, Faiz NM, Handunnetti SM, De Silva AD, Dasanayake WMDK, Wickramasinghe GD, Karunatilake RMCH, de Silva NR.

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2018 Sep 17;14:37. doi: 10.1186/s13223-018-0264-7. eCollection 2018.


100 Years of Mass Deworming Programmes: A Policy Perspective From the World Bank's Disease Control Priorities Analyses.

Bundy DAP, Appleby LJ, Bradley M, Croke K, Hollingsworth TD, Pullan R, Turner HC, de Silva N.

Adv Parasitol. 2018;100:127-154. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2018.03.005. Epub 2018 Apr 27.


Morbidity management and disability prevention for lymphatic filariasis in Sri Lanka: Current status and future prospects.

Chandrasena N, Premaratna R, Gunaratna IE, de Silva NR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 May 10;12(5):e0006472. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006472. eCollection 2018 May.


Acute waterborne cadmium toxicity in the estuarine pulmonate mud snail, Amphibola crenata.

De Silva NAL, Marsden ID, Gaw S, Glover CN.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018 Aug 30;158:274-283. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.04.041. Epub 2018 Apr 30.


Sono-photocatalytic production of hydrogen by interface modified metal oxide insulators.

Senevirathne RD, Abeykoon LK, De Silva NL, Yan CF, Bandara J.

Ultrason Sonochem. 2018 Jul;45:279-285. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.03.016. Epub 2018 Apr 5.


Evaluation of the feasibility and performance of early warning scores to identify patients at risk of adverse outcomes in a low-middle income country setting.

Beane A, De Silva AP, De Silva N, Sujeewa JA, Rathnayake RMD, Sigera PC, Athapattu PL, Mahipala PG, Rashan A, Munasinghe SB, Jayasinghe KSA, Dondorp AM, Haniffa R.

BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 27;8(4):e019387. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019387.


Clinicopathological Diversity of Canine Mammary Gland Tumors in Sri Lanka: A One-Year Survey on Cases Presented to Two Veterinary Practices.

Ariyarathna H, de Silva N, Aberdein D, Kodikara D, Jayasinghe M, Adikari R, Munday JS.

Vet Sci. 2018 Apr 27;5(2). pii: E46. doi: 10.3390/vetsci5020046.


Typhoid Fever due to Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Ahamed Riyaaz AA, Perera V, Sivakumaran S, de Silva N.

Case Rep Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 15;2018:4610246. doi: 10.1155/2018/4610246. eCollection 2018.


A manually annotated Actinidia chinensis var. chinensis (kiwifruit) genome highlights the challenges associated with draft genomes and gene prediction in plants.

Pilkington SM, Crowhurst R, Hilario E, Nardozza S, Fraser L, Peng Y, Gunaseelan K, Simpson R, Tahir J, Deroles SC, Templeton K, Luo Z, Davy M, Cheng C, McNeilage M, Scaglione D, Liu Y, Zhang Q, Datson P, De Silva N, Gardiner SE, Bassett H, Chagné D, McCallum J, Dzierzon H, Deng C, Wang YY, Barron L, Manako K, Bowen J, Foster TM, Erridge ZA, Tiffin H, Waite CN, Davies KM, Grierson EP, Laing WA, Kirk R, Chen X, Wood M, Montefiori M, Brummell DA, Schwinn KE, Catanach A, Fullerton C, Li D, Meiyalaghan S, Nieuwenhuizen N, Read N, Prakash R, Hunter D, Zhang H, McKenzie M, Knäbel M, Harris A, Allan AC, Gleave A, Chen A, Janssen BJ, Plunkett B, Ampomah-Dwamena C, Voogd C, Leif D, Lafferty D, Souleyre EJF, Varkonyi-Gasic E, Gambi F, Hanley J, Yao JL, Cheung J, David KM, Warren B, Marsh K, Snowden KC, Lin-Wang K, Brian L, Martinez-Sanchez M, Wang M, Ileperuma N, Macnee N, Campin R, McAtee P, Drummond RSM, Espley RV, Ireland HS, Wu R, Atkinson RG, Karunairetnam S, Bulley S, Chunkath S, Hanley Z, Storey R, Thrimawithana AH, Thomson S, David C, Testolin R, Huang H, Hellens RP, Schaffer RJ.

BMC Genomics. 2018 Apr 16;19(1):257. doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-4656-3.


Can findings on peripheral blood smear differentiate leptospirosis from other infections? A preliminary comparative study.

de Silva NL, Sivayoganathan S, Sivashangar A, Wickramasinghe W, Gooneratne L, Rajapakse S.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Feb 1;112(2):94-96. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/try024.


Effects of exosomes from LPS-activated macrophages on adipocyte gene expression, differentiation, and insulin-dependent glucose uptake.

De Silva N, Samblas M, Martínez JA, Milagro FI.

J Physiol Biochem. 2018 Nov;74(4):559-568. doi: 10.1007/s13105-018-0622-4. Epub 2018 Mar 20.


Effect of Antimicrobial Agents on Inflammatory Cytokines in Acute Leptospirosis.

Fernando N, de Silva R, Handunnetti SM, Karunanayake L, De Silva NL, de Silva HJ, Rajapakse S, Premawansa S.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Apr 26;62(5). pii: e02312-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02312-17. Print 2018 May.


Striving for the best: WONCA global standards for continuing professional development for family doctors.

Ng V, Walsh A, de Silva N, Politi E, Grusauskas H.

Educ Prim Care. 2018 May;29(3):124-131. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2018.1427511. Epub 2018 Feb 23.


The Alternative NF-κB Pathway in Regulatory T Cell Homeostasis and Suppressive Function.

Grinberg-Bleyer Y, Caron R, Seeley JJ, De Silva NS, Schindler CW, Hayden MS, Klein U, Ghosh S.

J Immunol. 2018 Apr 1;200(7):2362-2371. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800042. Epub 2018 Feb 19.


Metal and polymer-mediated synthesis of porous crystalline hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for environmental remediation.

Manatunga DC, de Silva RM, Nalin de Silva KM, de Silva N, Premalal EVA.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Jan 24;5(1):171557. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171557. eCollection 2018 Jan.


Prophylactic and therapeutic interventions for bleeding in dengue: a systematic review.

Rajapakse S, de Silva NL, Weeratunga P, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct 1;111(10):433-439. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trx079.


Human infection with sub-periodic Brugia spp. in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka: a threat to filariasis elimination status?

Mallawarachchi CH, Nilmini Chandrasena TGA, Premaratna R, Mallawarachchi SMNSM, de Silva NR.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Jan 29;11(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2649-3.


Epidemiology and factors associated with amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka.

Kannathasan S, Murugananthan A, Kumanan T, de Silva NR, Rajeshkannan N, Haque R, Iddawela D.

BMC Public Health. 2018 Jan 10;18(1):118. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5036-2.


Amplification of Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus Widespread Tumor Cell Killing by Sunitinib through Multiple Mechanisms.

Kim M, Nitschké M, Sennino B, Murer P, Schriver BJ, Bell A, Subramanian A, McDonald CE, Wang J, Cha H, Bourgeois-Daigneault MC, Kirn DH, Bell JC, De Silva N, Breitbach CJ, McDonald DM.

Cancer Res. 2018 Feb 15;78(4):922-937. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-3308. Epub 2017 Dec 19.


Predicting Intestinal Adaptation in Pediatric Intestinal Failure: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Belza C, Fitzgerald K, de Silva N, Avitzur Y, Steinberg K, Courtney-Martin G, Wales PW.

Ann Surg. 2019 May;269(5):988-993. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002602.


Development of effective tumor immunotherapy using a novel dendritic cell-targeting Toll-like receptor ligand.

De Silva NH, Akazawa T, Wijewardana V, Inoue N, Oyamada M, Ohta A, Tachibana Y, Wijesekera DPH, Kuwamura M, Nishizawa Y, Itoh K, Izawa T, Hatoya S, Hasegawa T, Yamate J, Inaba T, Sugiura K.

PLoS One. 2017 Nov 30;12(11):e0188738. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188738. eCollection 2017.


Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition.

Jamison DT, Alwan A, Mock CN, Nugent R, Watkins D, Adeyi O, Anand S, Atun R, Bertozzi S, Bhutta Z, Binagwaho A, Black R, Blecher M, Bloom BR, Brouwer E, Bundy DAP, Chisholm D, Cieza A, Cullen M, Danforth K, de Silva N, Debas HT, Donkor P, Dua T, Fleming KA, Gallivan M, Garcia PJ, Gawande A, Gaziano T, Gelband H, Glass R, Glassman A, Gray G, Habte D, Holmes KK, Horton S, Hutton G, Jha P, Knaul FM, Kobusingye O, Krakauer EL, Kruk ME, Lachmann P, Laxminarayan R, Levin C, Looi LM, Madhav N, Mahmoud A, Mbanya JC, Measham A, Medina-Mora ME, Medlin C, Mills A, Mills JA, Montoya J, Norheim O, Olson Z, Omokhodion F, Oppenheim B, Ord T, Patel V, Patton GC, Peabody J, Prabhakaran D, Qi J, Reynolds T, Ruacan S, Sankaranarayanan R, Sepúlveda J, Skolnik R, Smith KR, Temmerman M, Tollman S, Verguet S, Walker DG, Walker N, Wu Y, Zhao K.

Lancet. 2018 Mar 17;391(10125):1108-1120. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32906-9. Epub 2017 Nov 25. Review.


Investment in child and adolescent health and development: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition.

Bundy DAP, de Silva N, Horton S, Patton GC, Schultz L, Jamison DT; Disease Control Priorities-3 Child and Adolescent Health and Development Authors Group.

Lancet. 2018 Feb 17;391(10121):687-699. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32417-0. Epub 2017 Nov 16. Review.


Peer assisted learning among Sri Lankan medical undergraduates: a cross sectional study.

de Silva NL, Parththipan B, Rodrigo C, Constantine G, Fernando SD, Rajapakse S.

BMC Res Notes. 2017 Nov 14;10(1):595. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2920-2.


Ensembl Genomes 2018: an integrated omics infrastructure for non-vertebrate species.

Kersey PJ, Allen JE, Allot A, Barba M, Boddu S, Bolt BJ, Carvalho-Silva D, Christensen M, Davis P, Grabmueller C, Kumar N, Liu Z, Maurel T, Moore B, McDowall MD, Maheswari U, Naamati G, Newman V, Ong CK, Paulini M, Pedro H, Perry E, Russell M, Sparrow H, Tapanari E, Taylor K, Vullo A, Williams G, Zadissia A, Olson A, Stein J, Wei S, Tello-Ruiz M, Ware D, Luciani A, Potter S, Finn RD, Urban M, Hammond-Kosack KE, Bolser DM, De Silva N, Howe KL, Langridge N, Maslen G, Staines DM, Yates A.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4;46(D1):D802-D808. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1011.


Acute myocardial infarction associated with thrombotic microangiopathy following a hump-nosed viper bite: a case report.

de Silva NL, Gooneratne L, Wijewickrama E.

J Med Case Rep. 2017 Oct 30;11(1):305. doi: 10.1186/s13256-017-1484-z.


Infections, resistance patterns and antibiotic use in patients at a regional cancer centre.

De Silva N, Jackson J, Steer C.

Intern Med J. 2018 Mar;48(3):323-329. doi: 10.1111/imj.13646.


Prophylaxis of human toxoplasmosis: a systematic review.

Rajapakse S, Weeratunga P, Rodrigo C, de Silva NL, Fernando SD.

Pathog Glob Health. 2017 Oct;111(7):333-342. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2017.1370528. Epub 2017 Sep 26. Review.


Breast development and disorders in the adolescent female.

De Silva NK.

Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Apr;48:40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Sep 5. Review.


Dubin-Johnson syndrome and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in a Sri Lankan family: a case report.

Kularatnam GAM, Warawitage D, Vidanapathirana DM, Jayasena S, Jasinge E, de Silva N, Liyanarachchi KLAMS, Wickramasinghe P, Devgun MS, Barbu V, Lascols O.

BMC Res Notes. 2017 Sep 18;10(1):487. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2811-6. Erratum in: BMC Res Notes. 2017 Oct 5;10(1):492.


Determination of 99Tc in fresh water using TRU resin by ICP-MS.

Guérin N, Riopel R, Kramer-Tremblay S, de Silva N, Cornett J, Dai X.

Anal Chim Acta. 2017 Oct 2;988:114-120. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2017.08.013. Epub 2017 Aug 18.


In-situ formation of supramolecular aggregates between chitin nanofibers and silver nanoparticles.

Wijesena RN, Tissera ND, Abeyratne C, Bangamuwa OM, Ludowyke N, Dahanayake D, Gunasekara S, de Silva N, de Silva RM, de Silva KMN.

Carbohydr Polym. 2017 Oct 1;173:295-304. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.05.065. Epub 2017 May 25.


The response to Typhi Vi vaccination is compromised in individuals with primary immunodeficiency.

Kumarage J, Seneviratne SL, Senaratne V, Fernando A, Gunasekera K, Gunasena B, Gurugama P, Peiris S, Parker AR, Harding S, de Silva NR.

Heliyon. 2017 Jun 23;3(6):e00333. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00333. eCollection 2017 Jun.


A Retrospective Study of Physiological Observation-reporting Practices and the Recognition, Response, and Outcomes Following Cardiopulmonary Arrest in a Low-to-middle-income Country.

De Silva AP, Sujeewa JA, De Silva N, Rathnayake RMD, Vithanage L, Sigera PC, Munasinghe S, Beane A, Stephens T, Athapattu PL, Jayasinghe KSA, Dondorp AM, Haniffa R.

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun;21(6):343-345. doi: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_136_17.


The development and testing of a modified natural rubber CR solid ankle-cushion heel prosthetic foot for developing countries.

Sasaki K, Pinitlertsakun J, Rattanakoch J, Sukthomya S, Guerra G, Latt T, De Silva N, Kanagarandnam B, Suntharalingam S.

J Rehabil Assist Technol Eng. 2017 Jun 1;4:2055668317712978. doi: 10.1177/2055668317712978. eCollection 2017 Jan-Dec.

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