Prasanna Herath

Prasanna Herath
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University · Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy
Lecturer, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

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Introduction
Lecturer at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

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ABSTRACT Introduction: Tobacco smoking is the single most preventable cause of death worldwide and a major risk factor for several non-communicable diseases. Tobacco smoking has both acute and chronic effects on hematological parameters. The study aims to assess the effects of smoking intensity on exhaled breath carbon monoxide (eCO), carboxyhemogl...
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Study purpose The aim of this study was to determine the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels, exhaled breath carbon monoxide (eCO) levels, blood pressure, blood lipid levels between smokers and non-smokers and to determine the association of smoking intensity with the above parameters. Methods This descriptive study was conducted in sele...
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Secondhand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy is a well-known risk factor for adverse birth outcomes. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the level of SHS exposure and knowledge, attitude, and practices of SHS among pregnant mothers. 375 pregnant mothers (first trimester) were systematically selected from the selected peri-urba...
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Background: Smoking of tobacco products is the second major cause of morbidity and mortality in worldwide. The objective of this study was to evaluate the awareness of the harmful effects on tobacco smoking among adult male smokers and their spouses in Sri Lanka.Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among adult male smokers in Gampaha dist...
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A mixed method study was conducted at the Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura (THA) to describe the demographic characteristics of snake bites, determine the median time gap of administering anti-venom(AVS), to identify reasons for delaying administration of AVS and propose measures to be adopted to shorten the door to needle time gap. Ethical approval...
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A mix method study was conducted at the Teaching hospital, Anuradhapura (THA) to describe the demographic characteristics of snake bites, determine the median time gap of administering anti-venom, identify reasons for delaying administration of anti-venom serum and propose measures to be adopted in order to shorten the door to needle time gap. Ethi...
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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable mortality worldwide. Tobacco smoking builds up high levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in the blood which is exhaled in expired breath. Measurement of CO levels in expired air (BCO) helps to monitor the severity of tobacco smoking. The aims of the present study were to determine the level of smoking, the smok...
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6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA) 2019
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Background Tobacco smoking is considered as a major public health issue worldwide. Reduction of tobacco usage has been one of the main government policies in Sri Lanka and the price of cigarettes has been raised several times in the last few years. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the socioeconomic factors associated with tobacco smoking a...
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Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Smoking builds up high levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carboxyhaemglobin (COHb%) in the blood as well as smoking affects on blood lipid levels. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of tobacco smoking on CO levels, COHb% level, blood haemoglobin (Hb) level and serum lipid...
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Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the elite cause of global deaths. Nearly 67% of deaths occur in third world countries. Bankers are notable to have a sedentary lifestyle predisposing to CVDs. Aims: This study investigated the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for CVDs among government bankers. Using simple random sampling, 40...
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Foreign Body Aspiration (FBA) is a common cause of respiratory emergency in early childhood and is associated with a high rate of airway distress. FBA peaks at the age of 1-2 years. Many cases of FBA can be preventable yet one of the main risk factors for FBA is a lack of knowledge regarding FBA of caregivers of children. It has been emphasized tha...
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Snake bite is one of the most abandoned public health concerns in poor rural communities and the annual mortality rate due to snake bites in Sri Lanka is the highest in the world. In Sri Lanka highest prevalence of the incidents was reported in North Central Province (NCP) located in dry zone of the country. The objective of the study was to identi...
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Snake bite is one of the most neglected public health issues in rural communities and the annual death rate in Sri Lanka due to snake bite is the highest in the world. Following a snake bite, accurate first aid is essential to minimize life threatening effects. Common traditional first aid interventions, such as cutting flesh around bitten area, su...

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What is the relationship of FeNO with blood pressure? (cigarette smokers) Is there any correlation of FeNO with the vascular endothelial NO?

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To investigate health effects of tobacco smoking