N R de Silva

Summary

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine
Country: Sri Lanka

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Monitoring drug efficacy and early detection of drug resistance in human soil-transmitted nematodes: a pressing public health agenda for helminth control
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 34:1205-10. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe hepatic dysfunction associated with falciparum malaria
    R Premaratna
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 32:70-2. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture
    Nilanthi R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Trends Parasitol 19:547-51. 2003
  4. pmc What clinicians who practice in countries reaching malaria elimination should be aware of: lessons learnt from recent experience in Sri Lanka
    Ranjan Premaratna
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Malar J 10:302. 2011
  5. pmc Using the prevalence of individual species of intestinal nematode worms to estimate the combined prevalence of any species
    Nilanthi de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e655. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Selection of students to medical school
    N R de Silva
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 51:51-2. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Admission to medical schools in Sri Lanka: predictive validity of selection criteria
    N R de Silva
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 51:17-21. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Selection of students for admission to a medical school in Sri Lanka
    N R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 49:81-5. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of mass chemotherapy on the morbidity due to soil-transmitted nematodes
    N R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Talagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Acta Trop 86:197-214. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of repeated mass chemotherapy for filariasis control on soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka
    N K Gunawardena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 53:13-6. 2008

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Monitoring drug efficacy and early detection of drug resistance in human soil-transmitted nematodes: a pressing public health agenda for helminth control
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 34:1205-10. 2004
    ..A concerted action with international partners and the creation of a network of scientists to address this issue is the next pressing public health issue for helminth control...
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe hepatic dysfunction associated with falciparum malaria
    R Premaratna
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 32:70-2. 2001
    ..We describe severe hepatic dysfunction associated with an attack of falciparum malaria in six Sri Lankan patients. Clinicians working in areas endemic for malaria should be made aware of this unusual complication...
  3. ncbi request reprint Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture
    Nilanthi R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Trends Parasitol 19:547-51. 2003
  4. pmc What clinicians who practice in countries reaching malaria elimination should be aware of: lessons learnt from recent experience in Sri Lanka
    Ranjan Premaratna
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Malar J 10:302. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Using the prevalence of individual species of intestinal nematode worms to estimate the combined prevalence of any species
    Nilanthi de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e655. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Selection of students to medical school
    N R de Silva
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 51:51-2. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Admission to medical schools in Sri Lanka: predictive validity of selection criteria
    N R de Silva
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 51:17-21. 2006
    ..To assess the extent to which current selection criteria predict success in Sri Lanka's medical schools...
  8. ncbi request reprint Selection of students for admission to a medical school in Sri Lanka
    N R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 49:81-5. 2004
    ..To assess the extent to which selected entry point factors predicted success in a Sri Lankan medical school...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of mass chemotherapy on the morbidity due to soil-transmitted nematodes
    N R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Talagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Acta Trop 86:197-214. 2003
    ..In general, children should be treated as early as possible, and in areas of very high prevalence, thrice-yearly mass chemotherapy probably improves health better than twice-yearly treatment...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of repeated mass chemotherapy for filariasis control on soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka
    N K Gunawardena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 53:13-6. 2008
    ..Albendazole is highly effective against soil-transmitted helminths (STH). This study was carried out to assess the effect of repeated annual MDA on STH infections in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, an area co-endemic for LF and STH...
  11. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasites and the growth status of internally displaced children in Sri Lanka
    T G A N Chandrasena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Trop Doct 37:163-5. 2007
    ..9%, respectively) and intestinal parasitic infections (40.2%) among the study population. Provision of adequate food, purified drinking water, sanitation and broad-spectrum anthelmintics is recommended...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of mass chemotherapy for the control of filariasis on geohelminth infections in Sri Lanka
    N R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 97:421-5. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint Compliance with the mass chemotherapy program for lymphatic filariasis
    K T Kasturiratne
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 46:126-9. 2001
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasitoses and the nutritional status of Veddah children in Sri Lanka
    T G A N Chandrasena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 35:255-9. 2004
    ..05). Other geohelminth infections were scarce in both communities. A greater proportion of boys than girls were underweight and stunted in both communities. Wasting and anemia was significantly high among the Veddah children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Health status of primary schoolchildren in Sri Lanka
    A Pathmeswaran
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 50:46-50. 2005
    ..To assess health status of 9-10-year old school children in Sri Lanka...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of mebendazole therapy during pregnancy on birth outcome
    N R de Silva
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Lancet 353:1145-9. 1999
    ..At present, however, this is not a widely accepted control strategy because of a lack of data on the safety of the drug. We assessed the effect of mebendazole therapy during pregnancy on birth outcome...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of childhood atopic diseases in the Western Province of Sri Lanka
    N D D M Amarasekera
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 55:5-8. 2010
    ..Atopic diseases in children are major public health problems around the world and the prevalence is increasing. Our objective was to assess the prevalence of atopic diseases in schoolchildren in the Western Province of Sri Lanka...
  18. ncbi request reprint A case of imported malaria: the first report of a Plasmodium malariae infection in Sri Lanka after 37 years
    H A C Hapuarachchi
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, PO Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 53:53-4. 2008
    ..The history strongly indicated that the infection had been acquired from Malawi. The patient had liver dysfunction and a transient glomerulonephritis, both of which subsided with antimalarial treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Modified Dermatology Life Quality Index as a measure of quality of life in patients with filarial lymphoedema
    T G A N Chandrasena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:245-9. 2007
    ..Disease severity and early onset lymphoedema were found to be significantly associated with poorer QoL in filarial lymphoedema...
  20. ncbi request reprint Selection of medical students in Sri Lanka: time to re-think criteria?
    S N Hewage
    Medical Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 56:22-8. 2011
    ..To examine the validity of selected entry level characteristics in relation to the GCE A/L examination as independent predictors of performance of students in medical school...
  21. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and productivity of Sri Lankan tea pluckers
    R R Selvaratnam
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 48:114-8. 2003
    ..To assess the impact of nutritional status on productivity of tea pluckers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria among security forces personnel in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka
    H A C Hapuarachchi
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Med J 49:47-51. 2004
    ..To determine the occurrence and species distribution of malaria and the extent of chloroquine resistance among security forces personnel in a selected region of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in undergraduate medical examination results in Sri Lanka
    N R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
    Ceylon Med J 45:119-22. 2000
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Women appear to do marginally better than men in undergraduate medical examinations in Sri Lanka...
  24. doi request reprint Emergence of inflammatory bowel disease 'beyond the West': do prosperity and improved hygiene have a role?
    H J de Silva
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, P O Box 6, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:857-60. 2008
    ..Investigating the early stages of IBD as it emerges in new populations may provide new clues to its pathophysiology...
  25. ncbi request reprint Red blood cell antioxidant levels in Wuchereria bancrofti infection
    R Premaratna
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, P O Box 6, Thalagolla Rd, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Exp Parasitol 102:81-8. 2002
    ..58, p=0.6 x 10(-5)). Our results may suggest a role for GPX related oxidant species in the elimination of microfilariae...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the ICT whole-blood antigen card test to detect infection due to Wuchereria bancrofti in Sri Lanka
    T G A N Chandrasena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:60-3. 2002
    ..The direct unit recurrent costs of the 2 survey tools, TBF and ICT, were US$ 0.30 (Rs. 27/=) and US$ 2.75 (Rs. 248/=), respectively. The high cost of the ICT may be offset by other factors that are difficult to cost...
  27. ncbi request reprint Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections: forging control efforts
    Lorenzo Savioli
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:577-9. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Quantification of clinical morbidity associated with schistosome infection in sub-Saharan Africa
    Marieke J van der Werf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Trop 86:125-39. 2003
    ..mansoni) at 150000 and 130000 per year. Given the overall high number of cases with schistosomiasis-related disease and associated death, we conclude that schistosomiasis remains an important public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa...
  29. ncbi request reprint Drugs for the control of parasitic diseases: current status and development in schistosomiasis
    Alan Fenwick
    Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, St Mary s Campus, Imperial College, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Trends Parasitol 19:509-15. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Hyperendemic fascioliasis associated with schistosomiasis in villages in the Nile Delta of Egypt
    Jose Guillermo Esteban
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:429-37. 2003
    ..Interestingly, the relationships of schistosomiasis prevalences and intensities with sex and age follow patterns similar to those found in fascioliasis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Associating community prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni infection with prevalence of signs and symptoms
    Marieke J van der Werf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Trop 82:127-37. 2002
    ..An influence on hepatosplenic morbidity is already present at low community prevalence of infection. For the aspecific symptom abdominal pain we did not find an association...
  32. ncbi request reprint Determination of ED50 values for praziquantel in praziquantel-resistant and -susceptible Schistosoma mansoni isolates
    Donato Cioli
    Institute of Cell Biology, 32 Via Ramarini, 00016 Monterotondo, Rome, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 34:979-87. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the underestimated burden caused by neglected tropical diseases
    Dirk Engels
    Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Trends Parasitol 22:363-6. 2006
    ..Measuring the effect of such integrated control is likely to reveal the real impact of tropical diseases on human health and wellbeing...
  34. ncbi request reprint Morbidity control of schistosomiasis in China
    Jiang Qing-Wu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Lu, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Acta Trop 82:115-25. 2002
    ..Therefore, the strategies in different (high, medium, and low) transmission areas during the maintenance stage were put forward in consideration of challenges in national control program in the future...
  35. ncbi request reprint Control of Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniosis
    Arve Lee Willingham
    WHO FAO Collaborating Center for Parasitic Zoonoses, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Adv Parasitol 61:509-66. 2006
    ....
  36. pmc Response from Savioli and colleagues from the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
    Lorenzo Savioli
    World Health Organization Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 3:e283. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Deworming: adding public health education to the equation
    Albis Francesco Gabrielli
    Trends Parasitol 22:455-6. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Triclabendazole for the treatment of fascioliasis and paragonimiasis
    Jennifer Keiser
    Swiss Tropical Institute, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 14:1513-26. 2005
    ....