dr-d.m.b. thushari dissanayake

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  D.M.B. Thushari Dissanayake

Dr. D.M.B. Thushari Dissanayake MBBS, Diploma (Medical Microbiology), MD (Medical Microbiology)

Senior Lecturer Grade II
Department of Microbiology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758653     Mobile : +94 77 2988221
E-mail : dissanayakethushari@gmail.com


 

RESEARCH GRANTS


 

  1. Study of bacterial and fungal pathogens causing skin and soft tissue infections in immunosuppressed patients at National Cancer Institute Maharagama - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2016. Amount: Rs. 430,040.00 (Principle Investigator)
  2. Assessing the in-vitro efficacy of different brands of parenteral antibiotics, used for common infections in two patient populations - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2016. Amount: Rs. 1,690,000.00 (Co- Investigator)
  3. Detection of Group B Streptococci (GBS) carriage in pregnant women by real time PCR assay and antibiotic sensitivity pattern in Western Province in Sri Lanka - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2016. Amount: Rs. 2,050,000.00 (Co- Investigator)
  4. Microbiological and Clinical Profile of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Hospitalized Children - A prospective cohort study - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2016. Amount: Rs. 2,600,000.00 (Co- Investigator)
  5. 'Identification of bacterial aetiologies and assessment of factors associated with dento alveolar abscesses of increased severity: A study done in patients attending selected dental units, Sri Lanka'. - Grant received from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 2014. Amount: Rs. 105,000.00 (Co- Investigator)

 

 

AWARDS


 

  1. 1st prize in the poster presentations at the Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura for "The association between Z score in advanced level examination and position in common merit list in a selected group of students." Gamage MAMN, Dissanayake T, Chamil K, Yasawardena S.
  2. 2nd prize in the oral presentations at the Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura for "In-vitro antimicrobial efficacy of Sri Lankan bee honey against microorganisms causing chronic wounds." De silva VKDM, Erathna SS, Dissanayake DMBT.
  3. 2nd prize in oral presentation at the annual scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014 for "Evaluation of Bactericidal Effect of Three Antiseptics on Bacteria Isolated from Wounds." Kottahachchi J, Kumara DUA, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL, Fernando SSN,Pieris H, Pathirana AA.
  4. Research awards 2015 - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  5. Research awards 2016 - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

 

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS


 

  1. 'Identification of bacterial aetiologies and assessment of factors associated with dento alveolar abscesses of increased severity: A study done in patients attending  selected dental units, Sri Lanka'. Jayawardena MN, Kottahachchi J,Fernando PDC, Dissanayaka T, Athukorala D, Nalaka ABMJ, Samaraweera PCU, Weerasinghe CP, Kumbukage MP, Fernando N. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2016, Vol. 5(10); 99-110
  1. Evaluation of bactericidal effect of three antiseptics on bacteria isolated from wounds. DUA Kumara, J Kottahachchi, K Gunawardena, GIDDAD Athukorala, DMBT Dissanayake, KWN Damayanthi, SSN Fernando, MHCD DayaratneHettige, BG Jayawickrama, AA Pathirana, Kumara DUA, Fernando SSN, Kottahachchi J, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL, Pathirana AA. Journal of Wound Care. 2015 January; (24),No1,5-10
  2. Efficacy of some colloidal silver preparations and silver salts against Proteus bacteria, one possible cause of rheumatoid arthritis. Disaanayake DM, Faoagali J, Laroo H, Hancock G, Whitehouse M., 2014, Inflammopharmacology. 22(2):73-7. doi: 10.1007/s10787-013-0198-0
  3. Antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori: Recent insights. D Weerasekara, DMBT Dissanayake, GIDDAD Athukorala, MM Weerasekera, SSN Fernando. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2014 Vol.4(1):2-8
  4. Isolation of Neisseria meningitidis from cadaveric blood. DMBT Dissanayake, PCLS Waduge, NS Chandrasiri, RC Ediriweera. Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58: 35-36
  5. In vitro study to determine antimicrobial activity of selected Ayurvedic preparations against bacteria and fungi causing superficial skin infections. PLR Gomes, S Hewageegana, J Kottahachchi, GIDDAD Athukorala, MM Weerasekera, TDCP Gunasekera, DMBT Dissanayake, DFD Meedin, SSN Fernando. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013 Vol.3(1);32-39
  6. The distribution and characteristics of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species among urinary isolates in a tertiary care hospital. DMBT Dissanayake, SSN Fernando, NS Chandrasiri. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012 Vol.2(2);30-36
  7. Seroprevalence of Anti-dengue Virus Antibodies in Children in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. G.N. Malavige, Sirimali Fernando, John Aaskov, S. Sivayogan, Thushari Dissanayaka, Mallika K. Peelawattage, Mahesha Dabare. Dengue Bulletin. 2006. Vol. 30; 68-71
  8. 'The efficacy of surgical scrubs in reducing hand bacterial flora'. G.M.I. Dabare, D.M.B.T. Dissanayake, D. Weerasekara, R. Mahendra, N. Fernando. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 2004;47:1-6

 

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


 

  1. The association between Z score in advanced level examination and position in common merit list in a selected group of students. Gamage MAMN, Dissanayake T, Chamil K, Yasawardena S. Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura: p 99
  2. In-vitro antimicrobial efficacy of Sri Lankan bee honey against microorganisms causing chronic wounds. De silva VKDM, Erathna SS, Dissanayake DMBT. The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2017. Vol.15 (1):21
  3. Human, cattle and goat blood as substitute for sheep blood in blood-supplemented culture media. Dilrukshi GN, Sajidha MMF, Jayewardane JMUNB, Dissanayake DMBT. Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions 2017, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura: p 50
  4. Is Helicobacter pylori a problem in patients with dyspeptic symptoms in Sri Lanka? Athukorala DIDDAD, Ubayawardena N, Dissanayake DMBT, Weerasekera D, Gamage B, Fernando SSN, Samarasinghe K, Gayani GEGS, Bogahawaththa LABE. The bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2016. Vol.14 (1):24
  5. Analysis of data of urine culture isolates of 2014 sent from seven laboratories of National Laboratory Based Surveillance of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Jayatillake SK, Patabendige G, Karunaratne GKD, Perera J, Perera RRDP, Wijesooriya WRPLI, Sunil Chandra NP, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala D, Dissanayake T, Dasanayake M. Oral presentation at the annual scientific sessions. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2015.Vol. 13 (1):13-14
  6. Standardization and evaluation of antibacterial activity of Vipadikaharagritataila. Hewageegana HGSP, Arawwawala LADM, Fernando PIPK, Kottahachchi J, Athukorala GIDDAD, Weerasekara MM, Gunasekara TDCP, Dissanayake DMBT, Basnayake P, Dhammarathana I, Ariyawansa HAS, Tissera MHA, Fernando SSN. Presented in International Conference on Unani, Ayurveda, Siddha and Traditional Medicine, 2013, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
  7. 'Barberisceylanica Schneider: Quantification of berberine content and antimicrobial activity'. H.G.S.P. Hewageegana, Arawwala LADM,  J. Kottahachchi, G.I.D.D.A.D. Athukorala, M.M. Weerasekera, T.D.C.P. Gunasekera, Dissanayake DMBT, B.M.P.I. Basnayake, Dharmaratna I, Ariyawansa HAS, Tissera MHA, S.S.N. Fernando Poster presentation at 1st international conference on Unani, Aurveda, Siddha and Traditional medicine, 2013 on natural solution for health challenges, Institute of indigenous medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
  8. Evaluation of Bactericidal Effect of Three Antiseptics on Bacteria Isolated from Wounds.Kottahachchi J, Kumara DUA, Dissanayake DMBT, Athukorala GIDDAD, Chandrasiri NS, Damayanthi KWN, Hemarathne MHSL, Fernando SSN,Pieris H, Pathirana AA. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, 2014.Vol. 12 - Oral presentation
  9. 'Analysis of tracheal aspirate culture isolates in intensive care units at National Hospital of Sri Lanka'. Presented as a poster in annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2010