prof-priyadarshika hettiarachchi

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi

Prof. Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi MBBS, MPhil, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4535     Mobile : +94 71 8432344
E-mail : priyadarshikahett@gmail.com


 

SPECIAL AWARDS


 

  1. Common Wealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Commission, UK (Ref:LKCN-2002-93). - for the project proposal. The role of large bowel fermentation in gut homone release and appetite control. 2002.
  2. Travel Grant, Physiological Society of Japan.The role of large bowel fermentation in appetite control P. Hettiarachchi, A.R.Wickremasinghe, S.D.Jayaratne, G. Frost..83rd annual meeting of the Physiological Society.
  3. Award Best poster presentation. Respiratory symptoms and lung functions among gem cutters in Ratnapura MOH area. Poster presentation Scientific Sessions at University of Sri Jayewardenapura.10th December 2009.
  4. Travel Grant awarded by Kothalawala Defense University, to attend the 12thInter-Medical School Physiology Quiz (IMS PQ) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malasia on 20-21 August 2014.

 

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN PEAR REVIEW JOURNALS


 

  1. P. Hettiarachchi, M.T.M. Jiffry, E.R. Jansz, A.R. Wickramesinghe, D.J.S. Fernando. Glycaemic Indices of different varieties of rice grown in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2001; 46:11-14.
  2. P. Hettiarachchi, A.R. Wickremasinghe, S.D. Jayaratne, Gary Frost. The role of large bowel fermentation in appetite control. 83rd annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan. March 2006. Journal of Physiolgical Sciences. 56(Suppl.):S1-S258,2006.
  3. P. Hettiarachchi, A.R. Wickremasinghe, G.S. Frost, S.D. Jayaratne, K.I. Deen, A.A. Pathirana .- Role of the different parts of large bowel in influencing appetite. Ceylon Medical Journal. 52(Suppl.):1:2007
  4. S.Prathapan, P. Hettiarachchi, S.W. Wimalaekara. Respiratory illnesses and ventilatory function among gem cutters in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2013 Mar;58(1):29-31. doi: 10.4038/cmj.v58i1.5361.
  5. Sriyani, K.A., Wasalathanthri., S., Hettiarachchi., P., Prathapan, S. (2013). Predictors of diabetic foot and leg ulcers in a developing country with a rapid increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. PLOS ONE 8(11): e80856. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080856
  6. D. Vidanage, P. Hettiarachchi. Information Seeking Methods Used by the Undergraduates in University of Sri Jayewardenepura for Their Academic Studies. Research Forum: International Journal of Social Sciences; ISSN: 2348 4411 (Volume-1, Issue-1)ISSN: 2347-9272 (Volume-1, Issue -1).
  7. Wasalathanthri., S., Hettiarachchi., P., Prathapan, S. (2014). Sweet taste sensitivity in pre-diabetics, diabetics and normoglycemic controls: a comparative cross sectional study. BMC endocrine disorders. 14:67

 

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS OF ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS


 

  1. P. Hettiarachchi, M.T.M. Jiffry, E.R. Jansz, D.J.S. Fernando. Glycaemic Indices of Different Varieties of Rice Sri Lanka. Scientific Sessions in Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1999.
  2. P. Hettiarachchi, A.R. Wickremasinghe, G.S. Frost, S.D. Jayaratne, K.I. Deen, A.A. Pathirana The effect of bowel fermentation on GLP1 and PYY concentration. Annual General Meeting of the Physiological society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 16th November 2007.
  3. P. Hettiarachchi. “Teaching methods seminar - Lecturing” FAOPS/ PSSL sponsored Regional work shop on Teaching Physiology, December 2003. Annual Physiological Society sessions, November 2004
  4. W.P.N.G.W. Pathirana, S Pilapitiya, N. Kahawala, G. Illangasinghe, P. Hettiarachchi, S. Wimalasekera. Changes of Haematological indices in colectomy patients in Sri Lanka. Annual Physiological Society sessions of Sri Lanka 2004.
  5. P. Hettiarachchi, A.R. Wickremasinghe, S.D. Jayaratne, Gary Frost. Large bowel fermentation: its role in release of gut hormone and appetite control. Regional Meeting of the Physiological society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 24th June, 2005.
  6. P. Hettiarachchi, A.R. Wickremasinghe, S.D. Jayaratne, Gary Frost. The role of large bowel fermentation in appetite control. 83rd Annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan. 27th March 2006.
  7. P. Hettiarachchi, A.R. Wickremasinghe, G.S. Frost, S.D. Jayaratne, K.I. Deen, A.A. Pathirana The effect of bowel fermentation on GLP1 and PYY concentration.- Annual General Meeting of the Physiological society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 22nd November 2006.
  8. P. Hettiarachchi, A. R. Wickremasinghe, G.S. Frost, S.D. Jayaratne, K.I. Deen, A.A. Pathirana. Role of the different parts of large bowel in influencing appetite .120th Annual Scientific session, Sri Lanka Medical Association 22nd March 2007.
  9. R.A.D.U. Cosman, P. Hettiarachchi, J.K.P. Wanigasuriya, P.P.R. Perera. Effects of red raw rice on the glyceamic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Annual Scientific Sessions.Physiological of Sri Lanka 18. Nov 2011.
  10. P Hettiarachchi, S Wasalathanthri, S W Wimalasekera, D M S Fernando, C Hewage, H Waidyasekera, C Marasinghe and U P Rajapaksha. The estimation of taste thresholds for sucrose in healthy Sri Lankan adults- A preliminary study. 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian association of Physiologists (SAAP) held in Sri Lanka, from 7th to 10th November, 2012.
  11. P. Hettiarachchi. Bowel fermentation. Symposium lecture. 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian association of Physiologists (SAAP) held in Sri Lanka, from 7th to 10th November,2012.
    De Zoysa ARW, Hettiarachci P, Prathapan S, Wasalathanthri S. Comparison of Sweet Sensation in diabetic, per diabetic and individuals with normal glycaemic profiles. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Physiological society of Sri Lanka, 22nd November 2013 Colombo, Sri Lanka
  12. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., and Wasalathanthri., S. (2013). An overview of diabetic foot ulcer disease: preliminary study. Annual Proceedings, the Open University of Sri Lanka, November 27-28th 2013, 193-197.
  13. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., and Wasalathanthri., S. (2013). Detecting distal peripheral neuropathy (DPN) through simple screening tests in patients with diabetic ulcer disease. Annual Sessions of SLAAS, December 4th - 6th 2013, p-205.
  14. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P and Wasalathanthri, S. Knowledge and attitudes of nurses on diabetic leg and foot ulcer disease. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2014, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, November 13th &14th August 2014. p28.
  15. K.A. Sriyani, P. Hettiarachchi S. Wasalathanthri, D. Weerasekera Associations between ulcer characteristics and dressings type on healing of diabetic leg and foot ulcers. Annual Proceedings, the Open University of Sri Lanka, November 27-28th 2014.
  16. K.A. Sriyani, S. Wasalathanthri, P. Hettiarachchi, N. Gunawardena Health related quality of life of patients with diabetic leg and foot ulcers. 8th International Research Conference on Inculcating Professionalism for National Ddevelopment, General Sir John Defence University, Sri Lanka, 27th & 28th August 2015.
  17. K.A. Sriyani,,N.Gunawardena, S.Wasalathanthri, P. Hettiarachchi .Assessment of quality of life of patients with diabetic ulcers by Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS). 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2015, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, September 11th &12th 2015.
  18. T Sunarapperuma, P. Hettiarachchi S. Wasalathanthri, S. Sivayogan. Qualitative study on perception of mothers regarding dietary practices during postpartum period. 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2015, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, September 11th & 12th 2015.

 

 

Poster Presentation

 

  1. S.W. de Silva, R.J. Peiris John, S. Fernando, D.K. Ruberu, D.K. Ruberu, P. Hettiarachchi, H. Waidyasekera, C. Hewage. Evaluation of undergraduate teaching methods in Physiology by student examination performance. International Congress on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools.30th June - 3rd July 2002.
  2. N. Costa, N.A.D, Priyadarshani, W.G.D. Dimuthumali, A.A. Jeewani, K.L.M. Madhuka, HMN, Priyadarshani, BWTU. Kulathunga KMM Faheema. S. Prathapan. P. Hettiarachchi. Respiratory symptoms and lung functions among gem cutters in Ratnapura MOH area. Poster presentation Scientific Sessions at University of Sri Jayewardenapura.10th December 2009
  3. R. Wijesinghe, P. Hettiarachchi. Perception of patients with diabetes mellitus on nursing care received at Colombo South Teaching hospital. Poster presentation Scientific Sessions at University of Sri Jayewardenapura. 2010.
  4. Effect of consumption of red parboiled rice on lipid profile and the BMI. R.A.D.U Cosman, P. Hettiarachchi, J.K.P. Wanigasuriya, P.P.R. Perera. 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian association of Physiologists(SAAP) held in Sri Lanka, from 7th to 10th November,2012.
  5. Factors contributing to complications in diabetes mellitus patients; Results from diabetic clinic in Sri Lanka. Thamudi Sundarapperuma, Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi, Savithri Wimalasekera, Chandana Hewage. 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian association of Physiologists (SAAP) held in Sri Lanka, from 7th to 10th November, 2012.
  6. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., and Wasalathanthri., S. (2013). Detecting distal peripheral neuropathy (DPN) through simple screening tests in patients with diabetic ulcer disease. Annual Sessions of SLAAS, December 4th - 6th 2013, p-205.
  7. Sriyani, K.A., Gunawardena, N., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P. Quality of life in patients with diabetic ulcers: Validation of Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS) in a Sri Lankan hospital setting. International Conference on Health and Medicine. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17 - 18th March, 2015