Journal Articles

Sri Lankan Family Physician 2008 – A family physician’s perspective of the outbreak of Chikungunya like illness of 2006 K Chandrasekher

There is no specific treatment for Chikungunya. Before commencing having made sure there were no contraindications to treatment. I treated my patients symptomatically

Sri Lankan Family Physician 2008 – Salutary effects of carica papaya leaf extract in dengue fever patients – a pilot study – S Hettige

This pilot study has shown the effects of papaya leaf juice in dengue patients of elevating the total white cell counts, platelet counts and recovery without hospital

Sri Lankan Family Physician 2008 – Prevalence of anaemia among patients with heart failure in University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital J Indrakumar, M C Dedigama

Anaemia is frequently seen in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and reduced haemoglobin (Hb) is associated with an inverse relationship to disease severity,
more frequent hospitalisation and morbidity rates1

Sri Lankan Family Physician 2008 – Patient expectations – Chrissie Aloysius1

Patients are entitled to information on their illness, its complications, diagnosis and prognosis, investigations required, plan of management and treatment.

Sri Lankan Family Physician 2008 – Television viewing – B Desmond J S Fernando

There is a lot of good in television viewing. All the bad repercussions have been reported in persons who watch TV for two hours or more each day.

Sri Lankan Family Physician 2008 – From my side – Asoka Ratnajeewa

Report on Symposium on Patient Safety and Safety in Practice held on 21st March 2008 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel