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https://read.qxmd.com/read/37610975/health-financing-options-for-sri-lanka-what-and-why
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sundararajan S Gopalan
The purpose of this paper is to renew and stimulate the national discourse on how to further Sri Lanka's aspirational goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC [1]) in line with the global sustainable development goals (SDG) to which Sri Lanka is a signatory. After a brief status update about UHC in Sri Lanka, the paper focuses on the financing function, justified on the basis of its central role in addressing the problems confronting the health system, in terms of its inherent inefficiencies as well as the specific context of the economic crisis which the country is currently facing...
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37610969/perinatal-mental-health-in-sri-lanka-current-status-programmes-gaps-and-recommendations
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Thilini Agampodi, Suneth Agampodi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37610968/maternal-health-in-sri-lanka-75-years-of-national-commitment-towards-excellence
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Lakshmen Senanayake, Ananda Ranathunga, Athula Kaluarachchi
Sri Lanka has a legacy of religious and cultural practices promoting health, and its rulers have been responsive to health needs of the populace. The healthcare milieu that prevailed in the pre-colonial and colonial periods favorably influenced the evolution of maternal health in the last 75 years. Since independence, maternal health in the country improved in many dimensions and directions, in the backdrop of multiple sociodemographic changes and geopolitical fluxes, while far-reaching advances in the medico-technological and communication fields were taking place at global level...
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37610920/elimination-of-malaria-from-sri-lanka-and-beyond-lessons-for-other-countries-in-elimination-phase
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
A R Wickremasinghe
Elimination of malaria in 2012 was a major achievement in post-independent Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka missed a golden opportunity in 1963 when only 17 cases of malaria were reported in the country, but could not sustain the momentum resulting in a major resurgence in 1967/69. With the resurgence, the then malaria eradication programme was reverted back to a control programme that lasted for another 30 years. The WHO's Roll Back Malaria Initiative launched in 1998 provided a renewed interest in malaria control and subsequent elimination...
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37610919/-human-resources-for-health-in-sri-lanka-over-the-post-independence-period-key-issues
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Dileep De Silva, Madawa Chandrathilake, Nilanthi De Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609954/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-health-care-accessibility-and-financial-risk-protection-in-sri-lanka
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sumal Nandasena, A U Gamage, Nithershini Periyasamy, Mohammad Rismy, Kumarendran Balachandran, Kasturiratne Anuradhani
INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the global economy, disrupted essential health services, and distorted social determinants of health, reducing healthcare accessibility and increasing financial risk. AIM: we aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare accessibility and financial risk protection in Sri Lanka. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a cross-sectional study on a representative sample (multi-stage sampling process) of 3151 households in 105 clusters representing all the districts of Sri Lanka...
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609912/survey-on-the-psychosocial-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-sri-lankan-mental-healthcare-system-and-the-needs-of-frontline-healthcare-workers-in-the-post-covid-era
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Chamara Wijesinghe, Miyuru Chandradasa, Piyumi Ranwella, Achini Samaranayake, Prabath Wickrama, Nilanga Gamage, Gayani Siriwardane, Narmada Goonathilake, Sayuri Perera, Dulangi Dahanayake, Jayan Mendis, Ranasinghe Kapila
INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic severely strained the health care in Sri Lanka. The subsequent economic crisis compounded this issue. Priority was given to treating those afflicted with COVID-19 and preventing its spread, and healthcare staff faced immense difficulties dealing with the situation. The psychosocial impact of COVID on health care staff has not been properly assessed or addressed. OBJECTIVES: A study was conducted to identify the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 among four different categories of health care workers, and perform a needs assessment among these groups...
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609911/nutritional-status-and-dietary-intake-of-the-population-aged-1-60-years-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-sri-lanka
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Renuka Jayatissa, Ranbanda Jayawardana, Amila Perera, Nawamali De Alwis, Devisri Abeysingha, K H De Silva, Wasana Marasinghe
BACKGROUND: There is a co-existence of different forms of malnutrition leading to a Triple Burden of Malnutrition (TBM) in Sri Lanka. Accessing basic needs and services was a challenge during COVID-19 pandemic, which led to issues in food security with an effect on nutrition status of the population. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of malnutrition and dietary intakes of the population aged 1 to 60 years. Methods: This study was conducted in 2021. A multistage cluster sample was drawn to represent households at national level using 75 clusters, and 24-hour dietary recalls were compared with estimated average requirements of different age groups...
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609910/lessons-of-the-covid-19-pandemic
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Malik Peiris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609903/sri-lanka-has-been-a-success-story-for-who-s-engagement-in-global-public-health
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Alaka Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609900/health-in-sri-lanka-building-on-a-success-story
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Michael Marmot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37609885/who-and-sri-lanka-celebrating-75-years-of-partnership-for-public-health-and-well-being
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Poonam Khetrapal Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2023: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37934020/blindness-and-autonomic-instability-following-russell-s-viper-bite-a-case-report
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Kingsley Rajivasan Francis, Shaluka Jayamanne, Anuja Premawardhena
Autonomic instability is a rare complication following elapid bites. Blindness too is a rare complication following Russell's viper bite and is most likely due to cerebral infarction or direct ocular toxicity. We report a case of a young male from Sri Lanka who developed both transient blindness and autonomic instability following severe envenomation by a Russell's viper bite.
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37933995/effect-of-intra-dialytic-parenteral-nutrition-idpn-on-malnourished-maintenance-haemodialysis-patients-case-series
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Amarathunga Hashan Kawshalya, Jayamini Kumari Pathiraja, Duminda Basnayaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37933994/awareness-attitude-and-willingness-regards-cadaveric-organ-donation-and-awaness-of-brain-death-among-sarawakians-in-kuching-malaysia
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Kean Ghee Lim, Aaron Sk Tan, Sai Chin Wong, Elaine Gk Tee, Ismail As Burud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37933880/association-between-mammographic-breast-density-and-breast-carcinoma
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Dilini Nanayakkara, Chathurika Batuwitage, Pubudu Chulasiri, Dilupani Abeywardhana, Subhashini Samaraweera
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer has a high incidence and is showing a rising trend in Sri Lanka. Mammographic breast density is a radiologically measurable risk factor which has been found to be significantly associated with breast cancer risk in women with minor variations between ethnicities. However, the Asian populations studied in previous international studies were of Japanese, Chinese and Filipino ethnicities and not Sri Lankan or other South Asian ethnicities. Also, a previous Sri Lankan study found no significant association between breast density and breast cancer...
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37933633/-a-quantitative-approach-to-assess-the-correlation-of-mammographic-breast-density-with-selected-affecting-factors
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Lakmini Chandrasiri, Badra Hewavithana, Ayesh Jayasinghe, Weerakoon Bimali, Prabhath Gunathilake, Sachith Abeysundara
INTRODUCTION: Breast density plays a significant role in increasing an individual's risk of breast cancer and its mortality rate. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the correlations of mammographic breast density with age, body mass index, weight, height and parity for the first time in Sri Lankan women. METHODS: 52 participants who underwent diagnostic mammographic examinations at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka were selected for the study...
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37933632/a-descriptive-study-of-anaemia-in-the-elderly-at-a-tertiary-care-institute-in-sri-lanka
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Chethana Chathurangani, Thamal Darshana, Rusiru Premathilaka, Yasintha Costa, Deepa Amarasekara, Anuja Premawardhena
INTRODUCTION: Anaemia is a commonly encountered condition among the elderly population which calls for further evaluation to identify the cause and to prevent complications. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, causes and complications related to anaemia among elderly patients admitted to two medical wards (15/16) of Colombo North (Teaching) Hospital, Ragama, Sri Lanka. METHODS: Patients aged over>65 years admitted to the above wards between April -Sep 2020 and who had anaemia were included in the study...
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37933631/the-long-term-quality-of-life-following-liver-transplantation-in-a-developing-country-with-a-free-health-care-system
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
R Siriwardana, B Gunetilleke, S Jayatunge, A Weerasooriya, M Niriella, A Dassanayake, S Ranaweera, S Tillakaratne
INTRODUCTION: Developing countries with limited resources are yet to establish universal liver transplant (LT) services to cater to their population free of charge. In this unique setting, no data are published on the long-term Quality of life (QOL) of LT survivors. OBJECTIVES: Compare the long-term quality of life of post-liver transplant patients with a matching cohort of pretransplant cirrhotic patients and a matching non cirrhotic control group. Methods: Of the 45 liver transplants that were performed there were 24 patients who completed over 6 months of follow-up...
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37932215/demographics-pathological-characteristics-and-survival-in-urothelial-bladder-cancer-in-a-cohort-of-sri-lankan-patients
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ajith Peiris Malalasekera, Dileepa Ediriweera, Serozsha Goonewardena, Neville Perera, Anuruddha Abeygunasekara, Rohan Jayasekara, Kalum Wettasinghe, Vajira Dissanayake, Dilani Lokuhetty
INTRODUCTION: Bladder cancer has the 9th highest incidence among Sri Lankan males. This study describes the demographic profiles and survival in bladder cancer patients at two tertiary care centres in Sri Lanka. METHODS: A group of patients with urothelial bladder cancer, presenting for the first time for definitive treatment, were prospectively enrolled from 2013 to 2017. RESULTS: There were sixty-six patients, with median age of 65 years and male to female ratio of 7:1...
November 30, 2022: Ceylon Medical Journal
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