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Publications Derived From The Local Grants.

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Direct and indirect costs for hospitalized patients with dengue in Southern Sri Lanka; NP Weerasinghe, CK Bodinayake, WMDGB Wijayaratne, IV Devasiri, NJ Dahanayake, MRP Kurukulasooriya, M Premamali, T Sheng, BP Nicholson, HA Ubeysekera, AD de Silva, T Østbye, CW Woods, LG Tillekeratne and ADeS Nagahawatte.,2022. BMC Health Services Research; 1857771382204901

Outcomes among children and adults at risk of severe dengue in Sri Lanka: Opportunity for outpatient case management in countries with high disease burden; Bodinayake, C.K., Nagahawatte, A.D., Devasiri, V., Dahanayake, N.J., Wijayaratne, G.B., Weerasinghe, N.P., Premamali, M., Sheng, T., Nicholson, B.P., Ubeysekera, H.A. and Kurukulasooriya, R.M., 2021. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 15(12), p.e0010091.

 

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: prevalence of and risk factors associated with colonization of patients on admission to the Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya; Kurukulasooriya MRP, Tillekeratne LG, Wijayaratne WMDGB, Bodinayake CK, de Silva AD, Nicholson BP, Ostbye T, Woods CW, Nagahawatte A De S. Journal of the University of Ruhuna, 2018 Sep; 6(2): 70-75

Abstracts, Posters and Oral Presentations

Clinical outcomes of DENGUE virus infection in patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Sri Lanka; Bodinayake C., Nagahawatte A., Devasiri V., Dahanayake N., Wijayaratne G., Weerasinghe N., Mendis S., Woods C., Ostbye T. International Research and Innovation Symposium on Dengue Amidst the Pandemic. (March 2022)

Microbiological and molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in clinical cultures collected from two tertiary care hospitals in southern Sri Lanka. MRP Kurukulasooriya, MDGB Wijayaratne, LG Tillekeratne, CK Bodinayake, B Piyasiri, DP Abeywamaarachchi, AD de Silva, BP Nicholson, T Ostbye, CW Woods, ADeS Nagahawatt. 19th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna in March 2022.

Dengue virus serotype prevalence based on molecular evidence in patients admitted with dengue in Galle district, Sri Lanka; Weerasinghe NP, Wijayaratne WMDGB, Tillekaratne LG, Devasiri IV, Udesekara H, Nicholson BP, Kurukulasooriya MRP, Sheng T, Mahaliyanage D, Premamali M, Gunasekara NCA, Padmini JL, Dharmasiri GNJ, Rajakaruna HTM, Fonseka CL, Dahanayaka NJ, De Silva AD, Ostbye T, Woods CW,  Bodinayake CK, Nagahawatte ADeS.Faculty of Medicine Academic Sessions (FMAS) 2021.

Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus in humans, animals and livestock products in southern Sri Lanka. MRP Kurukulasooriya, WMDB Wijayaratne, Tillekeratne LG, CK Bodinayake, AD De Silva, BP Nicholson, T Ostbye, CW Woods, ADeS Nagahawatte. Oral presentation at the Faculty of Medicine Sessions, University of Ruhuna, December 2021.

A One Health approach to describe the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonizing livestock farmers, livestock and livestock products in southern Sri Lanka. MRP Kurukulasooriya, Tillekeratne LG, WMDGB Wijayaratne, CK Bodinayake, UHBY Dilshan, AD De Silva, BP Nicholson, T Østbye, CW Woods, ADeS Nagahawatte. Poster presentation at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2021

One-Health approach: Colonization prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA in farm personnel, livestock and livestock products in southern Sri Lanka. MRP Kurukulasooriya, Tillekeratne LG, WMDGB Wijayaratne, CK Bodinayake, UHBY Dilshan, AD De Silva, BP Nicholson, T Østbye, CW Woods, ADeS Nagahawatte. Oral presentation at the Young Scientists’ Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, YSCMR_October 2021

High prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in patients infected with Staphylococcus aureus at a tertiary care centre; Kurukulasooriya, M.R.P., Piyasiri, B., Wijayaratne, W.M.D.G.B., Tillekeratne, L.G., Bodinayake, C.K., De Silva, A.D., Nicholson, B.P., Østbye, T., Woods, C.W., Nagahawatte, A.De.S. The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists-Annual Academic Sessions, Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 2020).

 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: high prevalence of community-associated types in patients hospitalized at a tertiary care hospital in Southern Sri Lanka. Ruvini Kurukulasooriya1, BhagyaPiyasiri2, Weerasinghe M. D. G. B. Wijayaratne1, GayaniTillekeratne3, ChampikaBodinayake1, A Dharshande Silva4, Bradly Nicholson3, TrulsØstbye3, Christopher Woods3, AjithNagahawatte1. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2020.

Features associated with progression to severe dengue among potentially high-risk patients hospitalized in southern Sri Lanka; Fonseka CL, Wijayaratne WMDGB, Nagahawatte A de S, Bodinayake C, Weerasinghe NP, Kurukulasoriya MRP, Anuradha KVT 

Community-Associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the predominant type of colonizing MRSA among patients admitted to Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya (THK); Kurukulasooriya, M.R.P.1, Wijayaratne, W.M.D.G.B.1, Tillekeratne, L.G.2, Bodinayake, C.K.1, De Silva, A.D.3, Nicholson, B.P.2, Østbye, T.2, Woods, C.W.2, Nagahawatte, A.De.S.1 The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists-Annual Academic Sessions, Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 2019).

Predictors of severity of guide management of acute dengue in Southern Province, Sri Lanka 2019; Weerasinghe NP., Wijayaratne W. M. D. G. B., Fonseka CL., Bodinayake, C. K., Dahanayake N.J., NagahawatteA., Devasiri V., Ubesekara H., Munugoda Hewage M.P., Kurukulasoriya M.P.R., De Silva A.D., Nicholson BP., Ostbye T., Woods C.W., Sheng T., Tillekeratne L.G.,  Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka Oral Presentation; Collage of Microbiologists.

Economic burden of dengue over Southern Sri Lankan community 2019 Annual Scientific Session of Sri Lanka; Weerasinghe NP., Kurukulasoriya M.P.R., Tillekeratne L.G., Wijayaratne W. M. D. G. B., Bodinayake, C. K., Devasiri V., Dahanayake N.J., Fonseka CL., Ubesekara H., Munugoda Hewage M.P., De Silva A.D., Nicholson BP., Ostbye T., Woods C.W., Nagahawatte A. de S., Poster; Collage of Microbiologists.

Economic impact of dengue on patients hospitalized in southern Sri Lanka; Weerasinghe NP, Kurukulasooriya MRP, Tillekeratne LG, Wijayaratne WMDGB, Bodinayake CK, Devasiri V, Dahanayake NJ, Fonseka CK, Ubesekera H, Anuradha KVT, De Silva AD, Nicholson BP, Ostbye T, Woods CW, Nagahawatte AD.- an analysis of direct and indirect costs. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, October 2018

Molecular epidemiology of colonizing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya; MRP Kurukulasooriya, WMDGB Wijayaratne, LG Tillekeratne, CK Bodinayake, MD Rajapakshe, BGJ Umesha, AD de Silva, BP Nicholson, T Østbye, CW Woods, ADeS Nagahawatte.The 15th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka (March 2018).

Economic Impact of Dengue on Patients Hospitalized in Southern Sri Lanka; Weerasinghe, N., Kurukulasooriya, M., Tillekeratne, L., Wijayaratne, W., Bodinayake, C., Devasiri, I., Dahanayake, N., Fonseka, C., Ubesekara, H., Anuradha, K. and de Silva, A., 2018, January.– An Analysis of Direct and In-Direct Costs. In American Journal Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Vol. 99, No. 4, pp. 438-439). 8000 Westpark DR, Site 130, Mclean, VA 22101 USA: AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE.

Clinical and Laboratory Features Associated with Progression to Severe Dengue among Potentially High-Risk Dengue Patients Hospitalized in Southern Sri Lanka; Wijayaratne, W., Fonseka, C., Nagahawatte, A., Bodinayake, C., Weerasinghe, N., Kurukulasooriya, M., Anuradha, K., Dahanayake, N., Devasiri, V., Ubeysekara, H. and De Silva, A., 2018, January. In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Vol. 99, No. 4, pp. 200-200). 8000 Westpark DR, Site 130, Mclean, VA 22101 USA: AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: prevalence of and risk factors associated with colonization of patients on admission to the Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya.; Kurukulasooriya MRP, Tillekeratne LG, Wijayaratne WMDGB, Bodinayake CK, de Silva AD, Nicholson BP, Ostbye T, Woods CW, Nagahawatte A De S.  Journal of the University of Ruhuna, 2018 Sep; 6(2): 70-75

Prevalence and characterization of the colonizing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from the patients admitted to Surgical, Medical and Orthopaedic units of Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya. Kurukulasooriya, M.R.P., Tillekeratne, L.G., Wijayaratne, W.M.D.B., Bodinayake, C.K., Rajapakshe, M.D., Umesha, B.G.J., De Silva, A.D., Nicholson, B.P., Østbye, T., Woods, C.W., Nagahawatte, A.De.S. Poster: 01st National Health Research Symposium, Sri Lanka, December 2017.

High prevalence of suspected nosocomial colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a tertiary care hospital in southern Sri Lanka. Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, L Gayani Tillekeratne, WMD GayaB Wijayaratne, Champica K Bodinayake, Malindu D Rajapakshe, BGJ Umesha, TDR Abewickrama, KV Thamali Anuradha, Aruna Dharshan de Silva, Bradly P Nicholson, Truls Østbye, Christopher W Woods, Ajith Nagahawatte. Poster: 66th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2017.

Characterization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from the patients admitted to Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya. Kurukulasooriya MRP, Tillekeratne LG, Wijayaratne WMDGB, Bodinayake CK, Rajapakshe MD, Umesha BGJ, De Silva AD, Nicholson BP, Østbye T, Woods CW, Nagahawatte ADeS. Oral presentation: 76th Annual Academic Sessions of the Galle Medical Association, 12th October 2017.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: high prevalence of suspected nosocomial colonization in the surgical and medical wards of Teaching Hospital Karapitiya; Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, WMD Gaya B Wijayaratne, L Gayani Tillekeratne, Champica K Bodinayake, Malindu D Rajapakshe, BGJ Umesha, TDR Abewickrama, KV Thamali Anuradha, Aruna Dharshan de Silva, Bradly P Nicholson, Truls Østbye, Christopher W Woods, Ajith Nagahawatte. Oral presentation: The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists-Annual Academic Sessions, August 2017.

Seroprevalence of Dengue among febrile patients presenting to a tertiary care centre; Bodinayake CK, Danthanrayana AS, Tillekeratne L G, Nagahawatte A, Devasiri IV, Kodikara-Arachchi W, Woods CW –Galle Medical Journal, Vol 21: suppliment1, Oct 2016.

Unrecognized epidemiological risk factors associated with dengue in southern Sri Lanka; CK Bodinayake, AP Liyanage, LG Tillekeratne, Vasantha Devasiri, Wasantha Kodikara Arachichi, Ajith Nagahawatta, CW Woods – Galle Medical Journal, Vol 21: suppliment1, Oct 2016.

Molecular and Epidemiologic Assessment of Dengue Fever in Southern Sri Lanka in 2012. Uehara A, Woods CW, Gubler DJ, Sessions OM, Tillekeratne LG, Reller ME, Bodinayake C, Nagahawatte A, De Silva D. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Nov 2014

Dengue as a cause of acute undifferentiated fever in southern Sri Lanka: A study conducted during dengue outbreak 2012-2013 Bodinayake C.K, Tillekeratne L.G, Nagahawatte A, Devasiri I.V, Kodikara Arachchi W, Ostbye T, Gubler D. J, Woods C.W, Reller M.E, Galle Medical Journal, Vol 19: No. 2, September 2014   

Dengue fever in a large cohort of febrile patients in Southern Sri Lanka. Bodinayake C.K, Devasiri I.V, Nagahawatte A, Kodikara -Arachchi W, Reller ME, Woods CW. Galle Medical Journal, Vol 16, No. 2, September 2011.