prof-c.a. wanigatunge

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  C.A. Wanigatunge

Prof. C.A. Wanigatunge MBBS (NCMC), MD(Col), FCCP, FRCP Edin

Professor of Pharmacology and Head
Department of Pharmacology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758671, +94 11 2758675     Mobile : +94 77 7616752
E-mail : caw@sjp.ac.lk, chandanie.wanigatunge@gmail.com

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RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS


 

Publications - Journal Articles

 

  1. Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH. Prescribing in renal insufficiency. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2001; 9(1) : 7
  2. Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH. Prescribing in liver disease. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2001; 9(3) : 3-4
  3. Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH. Anticoagulants in therapy. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2004; 12(3) : 5-7
  4. Wijesiriwardene B, Wijesiriwardene I, Wanigatunge C. Deep venous thrombosis. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians, 2005; 38, 9-21
  5. Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: friend or foe? The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2007; 15(1) : 4-5
  6. Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH. Antiplatelet medications in treatment: The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2011; 19(2) : 1-3
  7. Jayasuriya WJABN, Suresh TS, Abeytunga DTU, Fernando GH, Wanigatunga CA. Oral Hypoglycemic Activity of Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus (Higher Basidiomycetes) in Normal and Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Wistar Rats: Int J Med Mushrooms 2012; 14(4): 347-355
  8. Ranawaka UK, Wanigatunga C, de Abrew A, Wimalachandra M, Goonaratna C. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry - five years young, and growing: Ceylon Med J. 2012 Jun;57(2):95-6
  9. Samaranayake NR, Dabare PR, Wanigatunge CA, Cheung BM. The Pattern of Abbreviation Use in Prescriptions: a Way Forward in Eliminating Error-Prone Abbreviations and Standardisation of Prescriptions: Curr Drug Saf. 2013 Dec 23
  10. Wanigatunge CA. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of antibiotics: relevance in clinical practice. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2013; 21: 1-3
  11. Senadheera SPAS, Ekanayake S, Wanigatunge C. Antioxidant potential of green leafy porridges: Ceylon Med J. 2014 Jan; 59 (1): 4-8
  12. SPA Subhashinie Senadheera, Sagarika Ekanayake and Chandanie Wanigatunge. Anti-Diabetic Properties of Rice-Based Herbal Porridges in Diabetic Wistar Rats: Phytother. Res. 1014 Oct; 28 (10) : 1567-1572
  13. Dabare PRL, Wanigatunge CA, Benaragama BVSH. A national survey on availability, price and affordability of selected essential medicines for non communicable diseases in Sri Lanka: BMC Public Health.2014, 14:817. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-817
    URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/817
  14. Chandanie Wanigatunge, Uchitha Hewahetawatta, Sameera Dissanayake. Non Communicable Diseases and Medicines Use in Elderly Attending Public Sector Hospitals in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2321 - 3639). 2014 Oct. 2 (5): 99-106
    URL: http://www.ajouronline.com/index.php?journal=AJPNMS&page=article&op=view&path[]=1616
  15. WJABN Jayasuriya, CA Wanigatunga, GH Fernando, DTU Abeytunga and TS Suresh. Hypoglycaemic activity of culinary Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus mushrooms in healthy volunteers and Type 2 diabetic patients on diet control and the possible mechanisms of action. Phytotherapy Research 2015. 29: 303-309

 

 

Publications - Books / Chapters in Books

 

  1. Wijesiriwardene B, Wanigatunge C, Wijesiriwardene I. National Guidelines on Management of Antithrombotic therapy. Published under the Health Sector Development Project of the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition (2007) ISBN No: 978-955-9093-51-0
  2. Wanigatunge C, Ng JH, Seong SH. Models of Care of the Anticoagulated Patient In: Warfarin Management: A Practical Approach. Editors: Seong SH, Luan LCS, Leong LB, Yan HX ISBN No: 978-981-08-6958-8
  3. Wanigatunge CA. Prescribing in Elderly. In: A Primer in Geriatrics. Editors: Gooneratna C, Balasuriya A ISBN No: 978-955-53646-0-7
  4. Wanigatunge C, Fernando G, Goonaratna C, Sri Ranganathan S - Patient information booklet on "General information about taking Western Medicines" - Published by the Ministry of Health and the Sri Lanka Medical Association
  5. Wanigatunge CA. Correct use of Inhalers in Bronchial Asthma - Manual on correct use of inhalers - Published by the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition and the Ceylon College of Physicians
  6. Co-author - Guidelines on the use of antimicrobial agents for common bacterial infections - Published by the Ministry of Health
  7. Wanigatunge C, Jayasuriya V, Perera R. FMS USJ ERC Standard Operating Procedures (version 2.0) September 2012 ISBN 978-955-9054-95-5
  8. Wanigatunge C, Jayasuriya V, Perera R. FMS USJ ERC Terms of Reference (version 2.0) 01.09. 2012 ISBN 978-955-9054-94-8

 

 

Published Abstracts

 

  1. Wijesundera A, Subasinghe C, Keerthy M. Pyrexia of unknown origin - the first seventy five. 14thAnnual Scientific Sessions, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Clinical Society, April 1999
  2. Wijesundera A, Subasinghe C. High prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis among patients with goitres. 14thAnnual Scientific Sessions, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Clinical Society, April 1999. Awarded 3rd prize
  3. Wanigatunge CA, Wijesiriwardene IS, Wijesena HPM, Subasinghe LT, Gamage CI, Balasooriya BVC, Alwis KTW. An audit on the use of heparin in medical patients. 121st Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2008 - The Ceylon Medical Journal 2008; 53 (Suppl. 1)
  4. Wanigatunge CA, Wijesiriwardene IS, Wijesena HPM, Subasinghe LT, Gamage CI, Balasooriya BVC, Alwis KTW. An audit on the use of heparin in medical patients. 40th Annual Scientific Sessions, Ceylon College of Physicians, September 2007
  5. Wijesiriwardene IS, Wanigatunge CA, Fernando MH, Senanayake MGB, Wimalachandra WSB, Fernando AAP, Fawaz AAM. An audit on the warfarin therapy in the university anticoagulation clinic. 40thAnnual Scientific Sessions, Ceylon College of Physicians, September 2007
  6. Wanigatunge CA, Jayewardene P, Fernando GH. Effectiveness, acceptance and limitations in using e-learning material among medical undergraduates. Annual Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP, November 2010
  7. Wijesundere CR, Uduwela CD, Hapuarchchi RB, weerawarna NASS, Lamahewa BT, Fazla AFF, Weerasinghe Y, Velivita IV, Athukorala KM, Seneviratne CMTS, Siriwardhana DJU, Wanigatunge CA. The effect of awareness about complications of diabetes mellitus on compliance to therapy among clinic attendees at Colombo South Teaching Hospital. 30thAnniversary Academic Sessions, PGIM, April 2011
  8. WJABN Jayasuriya, TS Suresh, DTU Abeytunga, GH Fernando, C.A.Wanigatunga. Oral hypoglycaemic properties of Pleurotus cystidiosus in alloxan induced diabetic Wistar rats. Global forum of Sri Lankan Scientists, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-15, Dec. 2011
  9. WJABN Jayasuriya, TS Suresh, DTU Abeytunga, GH Fernando, C.A.Wanigatunga. Oral hypoglycaemic activity of Pleurotus ostreatus in alloxan induced diabetic Wistar rats. Proceedings of the 3rd International conference on Medicinal plants and Herbal products, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011; 76.
  10. WJABN Jayasuriya, TS Suresh, DTU Abeytunga, S. Handunnetti, GH Fernando, C.A.Wanigatunga. Anti-inflammatory potential of different fractions of acetone extract of Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom in Wistar rats. Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Medicinal plants and Herbal products, USA, 2012; 46-47.
  11. WJABN Jayasuriya, TS Suresh, DTU Abeytunga, S. Handunnetti, GH Fernando, C.A.Wanigatunga. Anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus ostreatus in Wistar rats. Mushroom Science XVIII. Abstracts of the 18th Congress of the International Society for Mushroom Science. Beijing, China 2012; 118.
  12. WJABN Jayasuriya, TS Suresh, DTU Abeytunga, GH Fernando, C.A.Wanigatunga. Effects of Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus mushrooms on glycosylated haemoglobin(HbA1c ) levels on normal and diabetic male Wistar rats. Planta Medica, Journal of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research, 11th Annual Oxford International conference on the Science of Botanicals, USA, 2012. 540-41
  13. Wimalachandra BMC, Ranawake UK, de Abrew KAG, Wanigatunge CA, Rajapaksa LC, Goonaratna C. Awareness of clinical trial registration. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, , Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2012 - The Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57 (Suppl. 1)
  14. de Abrew KAG, Ranawake UK, Wanigatunge CA, Wimalachandra M, Goonaratna C. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry - a 5 year audit. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, , Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2012 - The Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57 (Suppl. 1)
  15. Wanigatunge CA, Dissanayake DS, Hewahetawatta UN. Medicinal drug use in the elderly. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2012 - The Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57 (Suppl. 1)
  16. de Abrew KAG, Ranawake UK, Wanigatunge CA, Wimalachandra BMC, Goonaratna C. The Sri Lanka Clinical Trial Registry - a 5 year audit. 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress, , Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2012 - The Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57 (Suppl. 1)
  17. Wanigatunge CA et al. Addressing ethical issues related to TAC medicines, herbs and food items in a University Ethics Review Committee in Sri Lanka. 12th FERCAP International Conference, November 2012
  18. Wimalachandra K, Ranawaka UK, de Abrew A, Wanigatunge CA, Rajapakse L, Goonaratna C. Utilization of Clinical Trial Registry for Better Health Research. 12th FERCAP International Conference, November 2012
  19. Wanigatunge CA, Dissanayake DS, Hewahetawatta UN. Appropriateness of medicinal drugs in the elderly. 45th Annual Academic Sessions. Ceylon College of Physicians. September 2012
  20. P Karunaratne, C Premasiri, S Halangoda, I Chulika, L Haputota, S Karunarathne, K Jayakody, U Epasinghe, R Dissanayake, L Gunasekera, S Gunawardane, C Wanigatunge. Knowledge of osteoporosis among females between 30-50 years of age in selected areas of Colombo district. 44th APACPH Conference October 2012
  21. Premasiri CC, Karunaratne KSPN, Karunarathne SHPE, Jayakody KS, S Halangoda, I Chulika, L Haputota, U Epasinghe, R Dissanayake, L Gunasekera, S Gunawardane, C Wanigatunge. Knowledge of osteoporosis among females between 30-50 years of age in selected areas of Colombo district. 3rd Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP-3), November 2012
  22. WJABN Jayasuriya, CA Wanigatunga, GH Fernando, DTU Abeytunga, TS Suresh. Effects of long term administration of Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus mushrooms on serum glucose levels of diabetic Wistar rats. 4th International Syposium-cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research. Karachchi, Pakistan. January 2013
  23. Samaranayake NR, Dabare PRL, Wanigatunge CA, Heung BMY. The use of inappropriate abbreviations in prescriptions. 126th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress, , Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2013
  24. Bandara EM, Ekanayake S, Kapuruge AD, Wanigatunge CA. correlation between thyroid profile and lipid profile of patients awaiting Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): A preliminary study. 39th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, November 2013
  25. Jayasuriya WJABN, Wanigatunga CA, Fernando GH, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Activity-guided fractionation of aqueous fraction of acetone extract of Pleurotus ostreatus in the search of hypoglycaemic agents. 1st International Conference on Unani, Ayurveda, Siddha and Traditional Medicine. 2013
  26. Jayasuriya WJABN, Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Oral hypoglycaemic activity of Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus cystidiosus muchrooms in diabetic female Wistar rats at different stages of estrous cycle. World congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Technology, 2013
  27. Senadheera SA, Ekanayake S, Wanigatunge C. Anti-diabetic and toxic effects of herbal porridge made of Scoparia dulcis leaf extract. 5th Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (GOSMAP -5), December 2013
  28. Senadheera SA, Ekanayake S, Wanigatunge C. Consumption of green leafy preparations by type 2 diabetic patients. 5th Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (GOSMAP -5), December 2013
  29. Senadheera SPAA, Ekanayake S, Wanigatunge CA. Effects of ingestion of Scoparia dulcis leafy porridge on type 2 diabetics: A preliminary study. 69th Annual Sessions of the SLAAS, December 2013
  30. Bandara EMS, Senadheera SPAS, Ekanayake E, Wanigatunge CA, Kapuruge AD. Anthropometric parameters of patients with type 2 diabetes and ischaemic heart diseases: A preliminary study. 69th Annual Sessions of the SLAAS, December 2013
  31. Jayasuriya WJABN, Fernando GH, Wanigatunge CA, Handunhetti S, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Antiinflammatory activity of Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom in diabetic Wistar rats. 69th Annual Sessions of the SLAAS, December 2013
  32. Jayasuriya WJABN, Fernando GH, Wanigatunge CA, Handunhetti S, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Oral hypoglycaemic activity of acetone extract of the Pleurotus ostreatus and its fractions in normal and diabetic Wistar rats. Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science, January 2014
  33. Jayasuriya WJABN, Handunhetti SM, Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Evaluation of anti-histamine and membrane stabilization potentials of red blood cells of acetone extract of Pleurotus ostreatus. 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference (RISTCON 2014), January 2014
  34. Senadheera S.A., Ekanayake S, Wanigatunga C. Pattern of consumption of sweetened foods/drinks by type 2 diabetic patients in a selected study centre. 1st Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON). January 2014.
  35. Senadheera S.A., Ekanayake S, Wanigatunga C. The effect of herbal porridge made with Scoparia dulcis on lipid parameters of type 2 diabetics. 1st Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON). January 2014.
  36. EMS Bandara, Ekanayake S, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Association of C-reactive protein concentration with the weight of patients awaiting Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference (RISTCON 2014), January 2014
  37. Senadheera SPAS, Ekanayake S and Wanigatunge CA. Dietary patterns of type 2 diabetics of a selected study center. Proceedings of the Young Scientist Forum Symposium 2013. February, 2014. 169-171.
  38. Dabare PRL, Wanigatunge CA, Benaragama BVSH. The availability and affordability of essential medicines for non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka. 127th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress, , Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2014
  39. Kumara VGD, Raveendra KAV, Jayasuriya MVF, Wanigatunge CA. Antibiotic use in a semi-urban community. 127th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2014
  40. Jayasuriya WJABN, Fernando GH, Wanigatunga CA, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. The possible mechanisms of oral hypoglycaemic activity of Pleurotus ostreatus and P.cystidiosus. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 2014
  41. EMS Bandara, Ekanayake S, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Correlation of risk of operative mortality and anthropometric measuremenst of patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery: A preliminary study. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE)2014
  42. WJABN Jayasuriya, Handunhetti SM, Wanigatunge CA, Fernando GH, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Effects of acetone extract of culinary mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus on carrageenan induced phagocytic cell infiltration and nitric oxide production by rat peritoneal cells. 5th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty (NATPRO 5). Thailand. May 2014
  43. EMS Bandara, Ekanayake S, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Association of selected risk factors and the number of grafts at Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery: A preliminary study. International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches (iCMA) USJ August 2014
  44. Dabare PRL, Samaranayake NR, Wanigatunge CA, Heung BMY. Interpreting abbreviations in prescriptions by pharmacists: A direct observational study. 127th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2014
  45. Dabare PRL, Wanigatunge CA, Benaragama BVSH. The availability and affordability of essential medicines for non communicable diseases in Sri Lanka. 74th World Congress of FIP Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Thailand. September 2014
  46. EMS Bandara, Ekanayake S, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Association of antioxidant potential and severity of Coronary Artery Disease in diabetics and non diabetics. Indo Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014
  47. EMS Bandara, S Ekanayake, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Lipoprotein (a) and its association with severity of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) of patients awaiting Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): a preliminary study. 47th Annual Academic Sessions CCP October 2014
  48. EMS Bandara, S Ekanayake, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Statins and liver toxicity among patient awaiting Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery: A preliminary observation. 47th Annual Academic Sessions CCP October 2014
  49. Jayasuriya WJABN, Wanigatunga CA, Fernando GH, Abeytunga DTU, Suresh TS. Effect of culinary medicinal mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus on fasting and postprandial glycaemia in healthy volunteers. 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products (ICMBMP8), India. November 2014
  50. Bandara EM, Ekanayake S, Kapuruge AD, Wanigatunge CA. C-reactive protein and fibrinogen levels in smokers with coronary artery disease. Proceedings of the Young Scientist Forum Symposium 2014
  51. EMS Bandara, Ekanayake S, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Relationship between pre and post-operative albumin concentration and development of post-operative complications in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) patients. 2nd Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference (RISTCON) 2015
  52. EMS Bandara, Ekanayake S, AD Kapuruge, CA Wanigatunge. Consumption patterns of animal and high fat food items by patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). 2nd Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference (RISTCON) 2015
  53. Dabare PRL, Wanigatunge CA, Benaragama BVSH. The access to essential medicines for selected non communicable diseases in Sri Lanka. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJ, April 2015
  54. Premadasa SPK, Siripala UGS, Samaranayake NR, Wanigatunge CA. Appropriateness of medication used among the elderly in the community setting to improve medication safety. Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJ, April 2015