Suneth B Agampodi

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Maternal mortality revisited: the application of the new ICD-MM classification system in reference to maternal deaths in Sri Lanka
    Suneth Agampodi
    Maternal and Child Health Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka
    Reprod Health 11:17. 2014
  2. pmc Antenatal depression in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and the factor structure of the Sinhalese version of Edinburgh post partum depression scale among pregnant women
    Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Maternal and Child Health Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 8:e69708. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Factor structure and normative data of the Sinhalese version of self reported Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for adolescents
    S Perera
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 58:66-71. 2013
  4. pmc Minor ailments in pregnancy are not a minor concern for pregnant women: a morbidity assessment survey in rural Sri Lanka
    Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Maternal and Child Health Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliya pura, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 8:e64214. 2013
  5. pmc Utility and limitations of direct multi-locus sequence typing on qPCR-positive blood to determine infecting Leptospira strain
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:184-5. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Anaemia in pregnancy in the district of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka--need for updating prevalence data and screening strategies
    U Chathurani
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 57:101-6. 2012
  7. pmc Productivity cost due to maternal ill health in Sri Lanka
    Suneth Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 7:e42333. 2012
  8. pmc Predictors of the development of myocarditis or acute renal failure in patients with leptospirosis: an observational study
    Dinesh L B Dassanayake
    Registrar in Medicine, Teaching Hospital Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
    BMC Infect Dis 12:4. 2012
  9. pmc Evaluation of surveillance case definition in the diagnosis of leptospirosis, using the Microscopic Agglutination Test: a validation study
    Dinesh L B Dassanayake
    Teaching Hospital Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
    BMC Infect Dis 9:48. 2009
  10. pmc Duration of exclusive breastfeeding; validity of retrospective assessment at nine months of age
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    BMC Pediatr 11:80. 2011

Collaborators

  • Samath D Dharmaratne
  • Kolitha Wickramage
  • Scott B Craig
  • Janjira Thaipadungpanit
  • Sharon J Peacock
  • Dinesh L B Dassanayake
  • S Perera
  • T C Agampodi
  • U Chathurani
  • Harith Wimalaratna
  • G M P C P Kurukulasooriya
  • S H Chandrarathna
  • D B Nugegoda
  • E Thalagala
  • Champa N Ratnatunga
  • Damith Nandadewa
  • D Galgamuwa
  • I Dharshika
  • Asanka Nugaliyadda
  • N D Wickramasinghe
  • S P Amarasiri
  • K P C Goonasekera
  • V Thevanesam
  • A M S B Abeykoon
  • Veranja C Liyanapathirana
  • Thibbotumunuwe A C L Piyarathna
  • Bimba L Goonapienuwala

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Maternal mortality revisited: the application of the new ICD-MM classification system in reference to maternal deaths in Sri Lanka
    Suneth Agampodi
    Maternal and Child Health Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka
    Reprod Health 11:17. 2014
    ..At present, most developing countries do not include suicide as a maternal death...
  2. pmc Antenatal depression in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and the factor structure of the Sinhalese version of Edinburgh post partum depression scale among pregnant women
    Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Maternal and Child Health Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 8:e69708. 2013
    ..Purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of antenatal depression among pregnant women in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, and to explore the factor structure of EPDS...
  3. doi request reprint Factor structure and normative data of the Sinhalese version of self reported Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for adolescents
    S Perera
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 58:66-71. 2013
    ..To describe the normative data, factor structure and the internal consistency of the Sinhalese, self reported version of SDQ for adolescents...
  4. pmc Minor ailments in pregnancy are not a minor concern for pregnant women: a morbidity assessment survey in rural Sri Lanka
    Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Maternal and Child Health Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliya pura, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 8:e64214. 2013
    ..Although maternal mortality has become a major focus on global public health agenda, maternal morbidity is a neglected area of research. The purpose of this paper is to present the burden of acute maternal illness during pregnancy...
  5. pmc Utility and limitations of direct multi-locus sequence typing on qPCR-positive blood to determine infecting Leptospira strain
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:184-5. 2013
    ..MLST can be used to directly identify infecting Leptospira strains in blood samples obtained during acute illness without the need for culture isolation, but it shows important limitations related to bacterial load...
  6. doi request reprint Anaemia in pregnancy in the district of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka--need for updating prevalence data and screening strategies
    U Chathurani
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 57:101-6. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence of anaemia during pregnancy in Anuradhapura district and evaluate present screening methods for anaemia...
  7. pmc Productivity cost due to maternal ill health in Sri Lanka
    Suneth Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 7:e42333. 2012
    ..Purpose of our study was to determine the productivity cost due to maternal ill health during pregnancy in Sri Lanka...
  8. pmc Predictors of the development of myocarditis or acute renal failure in patients with leptospirosis: an observational study
    Dinesh L B Dassanayake
    Registrar in Medicine, Teaching Hospital Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
    BMC Infect Dis 12:4. 2012
    ..Therefore recognizing the early predictors of the complications of leptospirosis is important in patient management. This study was aimed at determining the clinical and laboratory predictors of myocarditis or acute renal failure...
  9. pmc Evaluation of surveillance case definition in the diagnosis of leptospirosis, using the Microscopic Agglutination Test: a validation study
    Dinesh L B Dassanayake
    Teaching Hospital Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
    BMC Infect Dis 9:48. 2009
    ..This study was aimed at validating the leptospirosis surveillance case definition, using the Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT)...
  10. pmc Duration of exclusive breastfeeding; validity of retrospective assessment at nine months of age
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    BMC Pediatr 11:80. 2011
    ..The purpose of the present paper is to assess the validity of maternal recall of EBF duration during infancy, after cessation of EBF and to evaluate the two methods to collect retrospective data on EBF...
  11. pmc Leptospirosis outbreak in Sri Lanka in 2008: lessons for assessing the global burden of disease
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:471-8. 2011
    ..3%. This report strengthens the urgent need for increasing laboratory diagnostic capabilities to determine the causes of epidemic and endemic infectious diseases in Sri Lanka, a finding relevant to other tropical regions...
  12. pmc Determinants of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: study protocol
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
    BMC Infect Dis 10:332. 2010
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the study protocol in detail prior to the publishing of the study results, so that the readership will be able to understand and interpret the study results effectively...
  13. pmc Breastfeeding practices in a public health field practice area in Sri Lanka: a survival analysis
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Additional Medical Officer of Health, MOH office, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
    Int Breastfeed J 2:13. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study was to collect data on exclusive breastfeeding up to six months and to describe the association between exclusive breastfeeding and selected socio-demographic factors...
  14. pmc Adolescents perception of reproductive health care services in Sri Lanka
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Medical officers of Health, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:98. 2008
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  15. doi request reprint Effect of low cost public health staff training on exclusive breastfeeding
    Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Srilanka, Sri Lanka
    Indian J Pediatr 75:1115-9. 2008
    ..To assess the effectiveness and feasibility of on the job staff training and supportive supervision to improve six months Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF)...
  16. pmc Incidence and predictors of onboard injuries among Sri Lankan flight attendants
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    BMC Public Health 9:227. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of onboard injury among Sri Lankan flight attendants and to describe the determinants of onboard injury...
  17. pmc Exclusive breastfeeding in Sri Lanka: problems of interpretation of reported rates
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Science, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    Int Breastfeed J 4:14. 2009
    ..We strongly recommend that interpretation of EBF rates should be done only after careful evaluation of the definitions and survey methods used...
  18. pmc Incidence and effects of Varicella Zoster Virus infection on academic activities of medical undergraduates--a five-year follow-up study from Sri Lanka
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
    BMC Infect Dis 10:117. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the incidence of VZV infection in medical undergraduates in Sri Lanka, and to describe the effects of VZV infection on their academic activities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Private sector contribution to childhood immunization: Sri Lankan experience
    S B Agampodi
    Medical Officer of Health, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
    Indian J Med Sci 61:192-200. 2007
    ..However, utilization of private sector for childhood immunization is increasing rapidly. Existing national immunization data does not routinely include statistics on private sector immunization delivery adequately...
  20. doi request reprint Is there a risk of yellow fever virus transmission in South Asian countries with hyperendemic dengue?
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
    Biomed Res Int 2013:905043. 2013
    ..This does not however exclude the future possibility of transmission in Asia, especially considering the rapid influx travelers from endemic areas, as we report, arriving in Sri Lanka. ..
  21. doi request reprint Regional differences of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: observations from a flood-associated outbreak in 2011
    Suneth B Agampodi
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2626. 2014
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Susceptibility of New Entrant University students in Sri Lanka to varicella zoster infection
    G M P C P Kurukulasooriya
    Departments of Microbiology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:219-24. 2010
    ..1% ( 25/247). The present study indicates that nearly half (222/436) of the study population (50.9%, 95% CI 46.2-55.6) was susceptible to VZV infection...