Priyanga Ranasinghe

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Neurophobia among medical students and non-specialist doctors in Sri Lanka
    Anne Thushara Matthias
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Med Educ 13:164. 2013
  2. pmc Medicinal properties of 'true' cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a systematic review
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:275. 2013
  3. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for resistant hypertension among hypertensive patients from a developing country
    W A Nuwan Kumara
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 6:373. 2013
  4. pmc Prevalence and trends of the diabetes epidemic in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:380. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Diabetes mellitus in South Asia: scientific evaluation of the research output
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    J Diabetes 5:34-42. 2013
  6. pmc Zinc supplementation in pre-diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Trials 14:52. 2013
  7. pmc Non-cognitive characteristics predicting academic success among medical students in Sri Lanka
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka
    BMC Med Educ 12:66. 2012
  8. pmc Computer literacy among first year medical students in a developing country: a cross sectional study
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 5:504. 2012
  9. pmc Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Jayawardena
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 4:13. 2012
  10. pmc Sri Lanka in global medical research: a scientific analysis of the Sri Lankan research output during 2000-2009
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 5:121. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Neurophobia among medical students and non-specialist doctors in Sri Lanka
    Anne Thushara Matthias
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Med Educ 13:164. 2013
    ..The present study aims to identify whether Neurology is considered a difficult subject by medical students and non-specialist doctors from Sri Lanka and evaluate reasons for such perceived difficulties...
  2. pmc Medicinal properties of 'true' cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a systematic review
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:275. 2013
    ..This paper aims to systematically review the scientific literature and provide a comprehensive summary on the potential medicinal benefits of CZ...
  3. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for resistant hypertension among hypertensive patients from a developing country
    W A Nuwan Kumara
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 6:373. 2013
    ..To study the prevalence and define deferential risk factors for 'Resistant' hypertension (RHT) in a hypertensive population of South Asian origin...
  4. pmc Prevalence and trends of the diabetes epidemic in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:380. 2012
    ..We discuss the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes in South Asia and explore the differential risk factors reported...
  5. doi request reprint Diabetes mellitus in South Asia: scientific evaluation of the research output
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    J Diabetes 5:34-42. 2013
    ..Diabetes in South Asia represents a different disease entity in terms of its onset, progression, and complications. In the present study, we systematically analyzed the medical research output on diabetes in South Asia...
  6. pmc Zinc supplementation in pre-diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Trials 14:52. 2013
    ..The present study is designed to evaluate the effects of zinc supplementation on glycemic control and other metabolic parameters in those with pre-diabetes...
  7. pmc Non-cognitive characteristics predicting academic success among medical students in Sri Lanka
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka
    BMC Med Educ 12:66. 2012
    ..To identify non-cognitive and socio-demographic characteristics determining academic success of Sri Lankan medical undergraduates...
  8. pmc Computer literacy among first year medical students in a developing country: a cross sectional study
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 5:504. 2012
    ..CAL improves performance at examinations, develops problem solving skills and increases student satisfaction. The study evaluates computer literacy among first year medical students in Sri Lanka...
  9. pmc Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Jayawardena
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 4:13. 2012
    ..Further studies are required to identify the exact biological mechanisms responsible for these results...
  10. pmc Sri Lanka in global medical research: a scientific analysis of the Sri Lankan research output during 2000-2009
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 5:121. 2012
    ..The present study evaluated the Sri Lankan research performance in medicine as reflected by the research publications output between years 2000-2009...
  11. pmc Work related complaints of neck, shoulder and arm among computer office workers: a cross-sectional evaluation of prevalence and risk factors in a developing country
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Environ Health 10:70. 2011
    ..Complaints of arms, neck and shoulders (CANS) is common among computer office workers. We evaluated an aetiological model with physical/psychosocial risk-factors...
  12. pmc The students' voice: Strengths and weaknesses of an undergraduate medical curriculum in a developing country, a qualitative study
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 4:256. 2011
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  13. pmc Work-related complaints of arm, neck and shoulder among computer office workers in an Asian country: prevalence and validation of a risk-factor questionnaire
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:68. 2011
    ..We evaluated the 1-year prevalence of CANS among computer office workers in Sri Lanka and tested the psychometric properties of a translated risk factor questionnaire...
  14. doi request reprint Physical activity patterns and correlates among adults from a developing country: the Sri Lanka Diabetes and Cardiovascular Study
    Prasad Katulanda
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Public Health Nutr 16:1684-92. 2013
    ..To evaluate patterns of physical activity (PA), the prevalence of physical inactivity and the relationships between PA and sociodemographic, clinical and biochemical parameters among Sri Lankan adults...
  15. pmc The prevalence, patterns and predictors of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a developing country
    Prasad Katulanda
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 4:21. 2012
    ..The study defines the impact of previously known risk factors for development of DPN and identifies several new potential risk factors in an ethnically different large subpopulation with DM...
  16. pmc In vitro erythrocyte membrane stabilization properties of Carica papaya L. leaf extracts
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Pharmacognosy Res 4:196-202. 2012
    ..papaya L. leaf juice in treating patients with dengue viral infections. This study aims to evaluate the membrane stabilization potential of C. papaya L. leaf extracts using an in vitro hemolytic assay...
  17. doi request reprint Medium of language in discharge summaries: would the use of native language improve patients' knowledge of their illness and medications?
    K Y S Perera
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    J Health Commun 17:141-8. 2012
    ..This simple model may be useful to improve patient knowledge relating to illness in countries that predominantly use another language for medical communications, rather than a native language...
  18. pmc Knowledge of prescribed medication information among patients with limited English proficiency in Sri Lanka
    Thisara Perera
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    BMC Res Notes 5:658. 2012
    ..The present study evaluates the knowledge about prescribed medication among cardiac patients and aim to identify factors influencing knowledge...
  19. pmc Metabolic syndrome among Sri Lankan adults: prevalence, patterns and correlates
    Prasad Katulanda
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 4:24. 2012
    ..MS is common among Sri Lankan adults affecting nearly one-fourth of the population. Female gender, increasing age, urban living, higher socio-economical status and physical inactivity were important associated factors...
  20. doi request reprint Patterns and correlates of adult height in Sri Lanka
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Econ Hum Biol 9:23-9. 2011
    ..106), HDL cholesterol (r=-0.142) and LDL cholesterol (r=-0.104). Height was associated with household income and level of education in Sri Lanka and demonstrated a distinct increasing trend over successive generations...
  21. pmc The costs in provision of haemodialysis in a developing country: a multi-centered study
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka
    BMC Nephrol 12:42. 2011
    ..We aimed to provide a detailed analysis of the processes and costs of haemodialysis in Sri Lanka and provide a framework for modeling similar financial audits...
  22. pmc Physical activity patterns among South-Asian adults: a systematic review
    Chathuranga D Ranasinghe
    Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:116. 2013
    ..Majority of South Asian adults were inactive during their leisure time. These Factors need to be considered when planning future interventions and research aimed at improving PA in the region. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint The value of the Modified Early Warning Score and biochemical parameters as predictors of patient outcome in acute medical admissions a prospective study
    Yashasvi Sanja Perera
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Acute Med 10:126-32. 2011
    ..A combined scoring system improved the sensitivity of prediction...
  24. pmc Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) on blood glucose and lipids in a diabetic and healthy rat model
    Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Pharmacognosy Res 4:73-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate short- and long-term effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum on food consumption, body weight, glycemic control, and lipids in healthy and diabetes-induced rats...