miss-l.g.t. shanika

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Miss.  L.G.T. Shanika

Miss. L.G.T. Shanika B.Pharm (USJP), M.Phil (Clinical Pharmacy) (UoK)

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Telephone - Office : +94 11 3182366     Mobile : +94 77 4449633
E-mail : thushani85@gmail.com


 

AWARDS


 

  • Best Oral Paper Award at International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), 2017 for the research paper on "Could a ward-based clinicalpharmacist service improve patients' perception on medication information exchanged between healthcare professionals duringhospitalization?" Shanika LGT, Wijekoon CN Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Coombes I, De Silva A, Dawson A.
  • Annual Research Awards Ceremony of University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2016
  • Awarded a Fellowship of attendance at the 13th European Association for Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Congress, Prague, Czech Republic; June 24-27, 2017
  • Best Oral Paper Award at the WONCA SAR Conference 2016, Colombo Sri Lanka for the research paper on "Clinical pharmacy service improves medication adherence in patients with non-communicable chronic diseases: evidence from a controlled trial" by Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Coombes I, Perera D, Dawson A, De Silva H
  • Travel grant from the National Science Foundation to present one abstracts at the 77th FIP World Congress for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 10-14, 2017
  • Overseas Travel grant from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura to present one abstract at the 13th European Association for Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Congress, Prague, Czech Republic; June 24-27, 2017
  • SLMA Prize for the Best Poster Award at the 128th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Medical Association 2015 for the research paper on "Impact of a ward-based clinical pharmacist on improving medication knowledge and adherence in patients with chronic non-communicable diseases" by Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Perera D, Dawson A, De Silva H A
  • Merit award at 4th YSF Symposium, National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) for the research paper on "Acceptance of a clinical pharmacy service by other members in the healthcare team: experience in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka" by LGT Shanika, N Wijekoon, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, I Coombes, DPerera, A Dawson, H A De Silva
  • Second place for the oral presentation at Annual Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of MedicalSciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura for the research paper on "Doctors' and nurses' perceptions towards the introduction of clinical pharmacy service to the Sri Lankan heathcare system - experience from a tertiary care hospital" by Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Dawson A, De Silva H A
  • Young Chemist Award at the International conference on Chemical Sciences 2012 for the research paper on "A kinetic study of photodegradation of beta carotene in water/ethanol solutions" by TS Guruge, LA Jayaweera, UG Chandrika, PM Jayaweera

 

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES


 

  • LGT Shanika, S Jayamanne, N Wijekoon, J Coombes, D Perera, F Mohamed, I Coombes, H A De Silva, A HDawson. A controlled clinical trial of the effect of ward based clinical pharmacists on tertiary hospital readmission for non-communicable chronic diseases in Sri Lanka - Accepted for publication in WHO Bulletin
  • LGT Shanika, N Wijekoon, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, I Coombes, N Mamunuwa, A H Dawson, H A De Silva. Acceptance and attitudes of healthcare staff towards the introduction clinical pharmacy service: a descriptive cross-sectional study from a tertiary carehospital in Sri Lanka. BMC Health Services Research; Volume 17, Issue 46; 2017
  • DMP Perera, JA Coombes, LGT Shanika, A Dawson, C Lynch, FMohamed, HA De Silva, SF Jayamanne, NB Peters, B Myers, I DCoombes. Opportunities for pharmacists to optimise quality use of medicines ina Sri Lankan hospital: An observational, prospective, cohort study. Journal ofPharmacy Practice and Research (2017).
  • LGT Shanika, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, I Coombes, NWijekoon. Adverse drug reactions and associated factorsin a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with non-communicable chronic diseases. The PharmaceuticalJournal of Sri Lanka; Volume 6, Issue I; 2016

 

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS


 

  • Shanika LGT, Wijekoon CN, Sufar S. Availability of adrenaline in community pharmacies in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Medical Journal, Volume 62, Supplement 1, Page 173; July 2017
  • Samaranayake NR, Shanika LGT, Balasuriya BMAC, Samaraweera DN, Wijekoon CN, Wanigasuriya JKP, Fernando GH, Wanigatunge CA. Modified STOPP-START criteria for Sri Lanka - A Delphi study. The Ceylon Medical Journal, Volume 62, Supplement 1, Page 88; July 2017
  • CN Wijekoon, LGT Shanika, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, A Dawson. Adverse drug reactions in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with non-communicable chronic diseases. Clinical Therapeutics, Volume 39, Issue 8, Supplement, Page e80; August 2017

 

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS


 

  1. Shanika LGT, Prasanna S, Shiraz C, Samaranayake NR. Appropriateness of medicines prescribed to geriatric inmates of selected elderly care homes: Evidence from a cohort of Sri Lanka. Presented at Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (SLACPT), Colombo, 13th-14th October 2017 (Oral)
  2. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon CN Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Coombes I, De Silva A, Dawson A. Could a ward-based clinical pharmacist service improve patients' perception on medication information exchanged between healthcare professionals during hospitalization? Presented at International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), Hikkaduwa, 20th-22nd September 2017 (Oral - Received Best Oral Award
  3. LGT Shanika, N Wijekoon, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, I Coombes, D Perera, C Lynch, A de Silva, A Dawson. Does clinical pharmacy service improves quality use of medicines in patients with chronic non communicable diseases? Evidence from a controlled trial in Sri Lanka. Presented at 77th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017, Seoul, South Korea; 10-14 September 2017 (Oral)
  4. S Cader, S Prasanna, LGT Shanika, NR Samaranayake. Appropriateness of dispensing practices of medicines to inmates in elderly care homes - evidence from a cohort of Sri Lanka. Presented at 77th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017, Seoul, South Korea; 10-14 September 2017 (Oral)
  5. CN Wijekoon, LGT Shanika, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, A Dawson. Adverse drug reactions in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with non-communicable chronic diseases. Presented at 13th Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT), Prague, Czech Republic, June 24-27, 2017 (Poster)
  6. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon CN, Sufar S. Availability of adrenaline in community pharmacies in Sri Lanka. Presented at 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2017, Sri Lanka Medical Association (Poster)
  7. Samaranayake NR, Shanika LGT, Balasuriya BMAC, Samaraweera DN, Wijekoon CN, Wanigasuriya JKP, Fernando GH, Wanigatunge CA. Modified STOPP-START criteria for Sri Lanka - A Delphi study. Presented at 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2017, Sri Lanka Medical Association (Oral)
  8. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon CN, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, De Silva H A, Dawson A. Factors associated with adverse drug reactions in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients with non-communicable chronic diseases. Presented at Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Colombo, June 2016 (Oral)
  9. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Coombes I, Perera D, Dawson A, De Silva H. Clinical pharmacy service improves medication adherence in patients with non-communicable chronic diseases: evidence from a controlled trial. Presented at WONCA SAR Conference 2016, Colombo Sri Lanka (Oral)
  10. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Perera D, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Impact of a ward-based clinical pharmacist on improving medication knowledge and adherence in patients with chronic non-communicable diseases. Presented at 128th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, July 2015 (Poster)- Received the Best Poster Award
  11. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Mamunuwa N, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Impact of a ward-based clinical pharmacy service in reducing drug-related hospital re-admissions in patients with chronic non-communicable diseases: evidence from a controlled trial in Sri Lanka. Presented at 128th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, July 2015 (Poster)
  12. Mamunuwa AMVGN, Jayamanne SF, Coombes J, Lynch CB, Perera DMP, Pathiraja VM, Shanika LGT, Mohamed F, Dawson AH. A case series of duplication errors due to brand name confusion - experience from a Sri Lankan Teaching Hospital. Presented at 128th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, July 2015 (Poster)
  13. Pathiraja VM, Jayamanne SF, Lynch CB, Coombes J, Perera DMP, Mamunuwa AMVGN1, Shanika LGT, Mohamed F, Dawson AH. Importance of communicating medication changes to patients at discharge -a prospective case study. Presented at 128th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, July 2015 (Poster)
  14. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Doctors' and nurses' perceptions towards the introduction of clinical pharmacy service to the Sri Lankan healthcare system - experience from a tertiary care hospital. Presented in Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2nd of April 2015 (Oral-Received the 2nd Place)
  15. Shanika LGT, Wijekoon N, Jayamanne S, Coombes J, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Impact of a ward based clinical pharmacy service on drug related hospital re-admissions evidence from a controlled clinical trial in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Presented in Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2nd of April 2015 (Oral)
  16. LGT Shanika, N Wijekoon, S Jayamanne, J Coombes, I Coombes, D Perera, A Dawson, H A De Silva. Acceptance of a clinical pharmacy service by other members in the healthcare team: experience in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Presented on 23rd January 2015 at Fourth YSF Symposium, National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC). (Oral) - Received a merit award
  17. Shanika LGT, Jayamanne S, Wijekoon N, Coombes J, Coombes I, Perera D, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Impact of a ward based clinical pharmacist intervention on improving the quality use of medicines in patients with chronic non-communicable diseases in a tertiary hospital. Presented at 127th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, July 2014 (Oral)
  18. Shanika LGT, Jayamanne S, Wijekoon N, Coombes J, Coombes I, Perera D, Mamunuwa N, Pathiraja V, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Usefulness of a ward- based clinical pharmacist in detecting and managing drug related problems: experience from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Presented at 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2014 (Poster)
  19. Shanika LGT, Jayamanne S, Wijekoon N, Coombes J, Coombes I, Perera D, Mohamed F, Lynch C, Peters N, Dawson A, De Silva H A. Impact of a ward based clinical pharmacist intervention on improving the quality use of medicines in patients with chronic non-communicable diseases in a tertiary hospital. Presented at 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2014 (Poster)
  20. Shanika LGT, Jayamanne S, Wijekoon N, Coombes J, Coombes I, Perera D, Dawson A, De Silva H A. The impact of a clinical pharmacist on detecting and managing drug-related problems - experience from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. One Health International Conference, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September 2014 (Oral-Could not present)
  21. Judith Coombes, Lelwala Shanika, Cathy Lynch, Dhineli Perera, Ian Coombes, Shaluka Jayamanne, Andrew Dawson, Nirmala Wijekoon, Nimali Peters, Brook Myers. The impact of a clinical pharmacist on medication use in a Sri Lankan tertiary hospital. Presented at Medicines Management 2014, the 40th SHPA National Conference, Australia. (Oral)
  22. Guruge TS, Jayamanne S, Wijekoon N, Perera D, Coombes J, Coombes I, Mohamed F, Dawson A, De Silva A. Scientific evaluation of drug related problems in patients admitted to a medical unit of a tertiary care institute in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 126th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, July 2013:pg137. (Poster)
  23. Perera D, Coombes J, Coombes I, Dawson A, Jayamanne S, Lynch C, Peters N, Myers B, Guruge T, Mohamed F, Lum E, De Silva A. Opportunities for a clinical pharmacist to impact on appropriate medication use in Sri Lankan hospitals. 38th SHPA National Conference on Medicines Management 2012, Canberra, Australia. (Poster)