Madura Adikari

Madura Adikari
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust · Department of Rheumatology

MBBS, MD

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Additional affiliations
July 2014 - November 2015
The National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Position
  • Registrar in Medicine
Education
March 2016 - September 2017
Royal College of Physicians
Field of study
  • General Medicine
January 2013 - October 2015
University of Colombo, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine
Field of study
  • General (Internal) Medicine
May 2002 - July 2008
University of Colombo
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (21)
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We evaluated the effectiveness of MEWS and biochemical parameters in predicting outcomes for acute medical admissions. Data from consecutive admissions to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) of National Hospital of Sri Lanka were collected. C-reactive protein (CRP), albumin, white cell count, platelet count and haemoglobin values were collected. Adverse e...
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Background: Identification of autoantibodies has defined distinct clinico-immuno-pathological subtypes of myasthenia gravis (MG) such as AChR-antibody-positive-MG and MuSK-antibody-positive-MG. The use of more sensitive assays such as the cell-based assay (CBA) is expected to reduce the proportion of seronegative-MG. We studied the seroprevalence...
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Background Avascular necrosis occur as a result of diverse etiology. Chronic inflammatory conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus considered as a recognize cause. Many cases were reported in systemic lupus erythematosus after treating with corticosteroids. We report a case of a corticosteroid naïve patient presented as bilateral avascular n...
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Background Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a rare multisystem inflammatory disease of childhood associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Sri Lanka is a country situated in south Asia. Disease characteristics of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not well studied in this geographical region. Sri Lanka offers...
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Background/Aims Ultrasound (US) imaging has become established in clinical Rheumatology practice to aid diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory arthritis (IA). We firstly wanted to explore the utility of US in the assessment for active synovitis in subjects with known IA, but clinically uncertain disease control. Secondly we set out to compare thi...
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Objectives Dengue viral infection is an ongoing epidemic in Sri Lanka, causing significant mortality and morbidity. A descriptive-analytical study was carried out using serologically confirmed Dengue patients during a 6 month period. The relationship between the elevation of hepatic enzymes and severity of Dengue was assessed after stratifying reco...
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Introduction Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) is a multi-system autoimmune connective tissue disorder characterized by diverse clinical manifestations. Irreversible organ damage is a primary outcome in SLE; damage is accrued during the disease course as a consequence of both the disease itself and treatment. Methodology A descriptive cross sectio...
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Background: Dengue infection is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries including Sri Lanka, leading to significant morbidity and mortality. In severe dengue infection, plasma leakage is observed leading to numerous biochemical derangements including hypocalcemia. We studied the prevalence of hypocalcemia in a population...
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Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem especially in developing countries. Around 10% of patients with extra pulmonary tuberculosis may have bone and joint involvement and half of them will have tuberculosis of spine. Paraplegia is the most dreaded complication of spinal tuberculosis. Infective thrombosis or endarteritis of spinal vesse...
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Background Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a clinical radiographic syndrome of heterogeneous etiologies. Developing hypertensive encephalopathy following post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is a known but uncommon manifestation and developing posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in such a situation is very rare. We report...
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Background Patients’ knowledge on prescribed medications play a key role in the long term management of cardiac diseases and in determining their outcome. The present study evaluates the knowledge about prescribed medication among cardiac patients and aim to identify factors influencing knowledge. Methods A descriptive-cross-sectional study was co...
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Sri Lankan inpatients receive a discharge summary in English known as a diagnosis card. The authors investigated whether supplementing the diagnosis summary with native language improved patients' knowledge of illness and medication. Participants were 130 newly diagnosed patients with noncommunicable chronic diseases (92 men, 70.8%; 38 women, 29.2%...
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OBJECTIVES: 1. To describe the prevalence of resistant hypertension among hypertensive patients attending to Cardiology clinic at a tertiary care hospital. 2. To describe the co morbid conditions and use of antihypertensive drugs among hypertensive patients. METHODS: A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out among hypertensive patients...

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Clinical and Laboratory study of Sri Lankan SLE patients