Prof. S.A.M. Kularatne
Professor in Medicine
 
Telephone +94 81 2388369 Mobile: +773 420771  
Office Address

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

 

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Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS (University of Peradeniya)
  • MD
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCP (London)
  • FCCP
 

Academic positions held

  • Senior Professor in Medicine
  • Professor in Medicine, from 21st October 2004 to (Promoted to Professor in Medicine on merit)
  • Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya University of Peradeniya  and  Consultant Physician to General Hospital, Peradeniya
 

Other positions held

    Sri Lanka Medical Association

  • Council member of SLMA in 1995 and did key role in organization of joint academic sessions with Anuradhapura clinical society
  • Member of the subcommittee in Snake bite (from 2003)
  • Chairman of the subcommittee in Snake bite from 2012
  • Member of Hotline of management of snake bite

  • Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), Colombo

  • Member, Board of Study in Medicine (2009 to December 2012)
  • Member of Board of Study in Dermatology- PGIM (from 2003 to 2009)
  • Member of Specialty Board in Medical Toxicology- PGIM (from 2008)
  • Chairman of Specialty Board in Medical Toxicology- PGIM (from 2010- 2012)
  • Module coordinator – snakebite Medical Toxicology from 2008

  • Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya

  • Ethics – from October 2006 - to date
  • Research – from April 2012
  • Higher Degree – December 2009 - to date
  • Dean’s advisory – 2009 – 2012
  • Curriculum Development, 2009 - 2012
  • Faculty Board,- December- 1998- to date
  • Curriculum Coordinating, December 2010 to date
  • Z-committee, 2005 to date
  • Time Table, 2000 to date
  • Clinical Case Relevance – 2005 to 2007

  • Kandy Society of Medicine

  • Organizer of joint academic sessions of KSM and Anuradhapura clinical society in April 1998.
  • Council member of KSM in 2000, 2002. 2003,2004,2005,2006
  • Honorary secretary of KSM 1999

  • Life member of following professional associations

  • Kandy Society of Medicine(KSM)
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association(SLMA)
  • Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association ( PeMSAA)
  • Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka
  • Buddhist Publication Society
  • College of Physician of Sri Lanka
 

Awards

  • Price for the best clinical research paper;  on krait bite  at  the annual academic sessions of KSM  February  1998.
  • President research bonus and award for year 1999 international citation index
  • President research bonus and award for year 2000 international citation index
  • President research bonus and award for year 2001 international citation index
  • President research bonus and award for year 2002 international citation index
  • CNPTA award for best research paper published in 2002 by the SLMA
  • President research bonus and award for year 2003 international citation index
  • President research bonus and award for year 2004 international citation index
  • President research bonus and award for year 2005 international citation index
  • Sir Nicholas Attygalle Prize, SLMA 2007 for the paper “ dexmethazone vs dengue”
  • Sir Nicholas Attygalle Prize, SLMA 2008 for the paper “ Intra-aural ticks,.7th nerve palsy.
  • Wijerama award, SLMA 2009 for the paper Methylprednisilone for leptospirosis
  • Vocational Service Excellence Award 2009- Rotary International RI District 3220- Sri Lanka
  • SLMA – Ramachangran award 2010 for Snake bite / CRF
  • Recipient of Committee of Vice-chancellors and Directors (CVCD) excellence award for the  most outstanding researcher in health sciences including medicine, dental science, vetenerary  science and other allied sciences in 2010, awarded by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka   
  • Presidentís Research awards annually from 2005 to 2016
 

Academic Publications

    Refereed Journal articles - Snakes / Snake Bite

  1. Kularatne SAM. Unidentified snake bite with “Pure Nephrotoxicity” The Ceylon Medical journal1995; 40: 45.
  2. Kularatne SAM. Bungrus caeruleus envenoming: some postmortum findings.Lyriocephulus 1997; 3(2): 30.
  3. Kularatne SAM. Practical aspect of management of snake bite. The GMOA medical Journal 1997; 1: 35-37
  4. Kularatne SAM. Epidemiology, clinical features and management of common krait bite: a prospective study. The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 1998; 41(2):53-60.
  5. Kularatne SAM. De Silva A. A bite by a non-venomous colubrid snake (Elaphe helena) In: De Silva Anslem, ed. Biology and Conservation of the Amphibians, Reptiles and their Habitats in South Asia. Peradeniya: Amphibia and Reptile Research Organization of Sri Lanka 1998;pp331-338
  6. Kularatne SAM. Common krait bite in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: retrospective study-1995 In: De Silva Anslem, ed. Biology and Conservation of the Amphibians, Reptiles and their Habitats in South Asia. Peradeniya: Amphibia and Reptile Research Organization of Sri Lanka 1998;pp331-338
  7. Senanayake NS, Weerasinghe V, Kularatne SAM. A clinical and neurophysiological study of envenoming by common krait (Bungarus caeruleus).  In: De Silva Anslem, ed. Biology and Conservation of the Amphibians, Reptiles and their Habitats in South Asia. Peradeniya: Amphibia and Reptile Research Organization of Sri Lanka 1998;pp350.
  8. Kularatne SAM, Ratnatunge N. Severe systemic effects of Merrem’s hump nosed viper bite. The Ceylon Medical Journal 1999; 44(4): 169 –170.
  9. Ariaratnam CA, Mayar WP, Perera G, Eddleston M, Kularatne SAM, Attapattu W et al.A new monospecific ovine FAB fragment antivenom for treatment of envenoming by the Sri Lankan Russell’s viper (Daboia Russelli Russelli): A prelimenary dose finding study and pharmacokinetic study. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1999; 61(2): 259- 265.
  10. Kularatne SAM. Reactions to Snake Venom Antisera: Study of pattern, severity and management at General Hospital, Anuradhapura. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2000;9(1): 8-13
  11. Ariaratnam CA, Sjostrom L, Raziek Z, Kularatne SAM, Kodikara arachchi RWK, Sheriff MHR, et al. An open, randomized comparative  trial of two antivenoms for the treatment of envenoming by Sri Lankan Russell’s viper( Daboia Russelli Russelli). Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2001; 95, 74-80.
  12. Kularatne SAM, Clinical profile of snake envenoming: A study in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The 23rd Bibile Memorial Oration in 2001.Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine2001;10(1):4-12
  13. Kularatne SAM.  Common krait(Bungrus caeruleus) bite in Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka: a prospective  clinical study, 1996-98. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2002;78(919):276-280
  14. De Silva HJ, Fonseka MMD, Gunatilake SB, Kularatne SAM, Sellahewa KH. Anti-venom for snakebite in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2002; 47(2): 43-45
  15. Kularatne SAM, Gawarammana IB, PRV Kumarasiri, N Senanayake WP Dissanayake, H Ariyasesna. Safety and efficacy of subcutaneous adrenaline as a treatment   for anaphylactic reaction to polyvalent antivenom. Ceylon Medical Journal 2003; 48(4): 148- 149.
  16. Kularatne SAM. Epidemiology and clinical picture of the Russell’s  viper(Daboia Russelii Russelii) bite in Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka: A prospective study of 336 patients. The southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2003; 34(4):855-862.
  17. Indika Bandara Gawarammana, S Abeysinghe M Kularatne, Wasantha P Dissanayake, Ranjith PV Kumarasiri, Nimal Senanayake, H Ariyasesna. Parallel infusion of hydrocortisone ± chlorpheniramine bolus injection to prevent acute adverse reactions to antivenom for snake bites. A randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled study. The Medical Journal of Australia2004;180:20-23.
  18. Kularatne SAM, Gawarammana IB. Monosystemic effects of Russell’s viper envenomation in Sri Lanka: isolated nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity and haematotoxicity. In: De Silva Anslem, ed. The herpetology of Sri Lanka: Current Research ( including the proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, Sri Lankan papers and Nilgala expedition papers). Lyriocephalus special issue2004;5: 45.
  19. Kularatne SAM, Ratnatunga N. Autopsy study of common krait( Bungarus caeruleus) bit victims In: De Silva Anslem, ed. The herpetology of Sri Lanka: Current Research ( including the proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, Sri Lankan papers and Nilgala expedition papers). Lyriocephalus special issue2004;5: 48.
  20. O’shea, De silva A, Kularatne SAM. Daboia Russelii Russelii (Sri Lankan Russell’s viper) large prey. Herpetological Review 2004; 35:64
  21. Simon G A Brown, S Abeysinghe M Kularatne,  Indika Bandara Gawarammana, ValJ Gebski. Parallel  infusion of hydrocortisone ± chlorpheniramine bolus injection to prevent acute adverse reactions to antivenom for snake bites. A randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled study. The Medical Journal of Australia2004;180: 428 – 429
  22. Simon G A Brown, S Abeysinghe M Kularatne,  Indika Bandara Gawarammana, ValJ Gebski. Parallel  infusion of hydrocortisone ± chlorpheniramine bolus injection to prevent acute adverse reactions to antivenom for snake bites. A randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled study. The Medical Journal of Australia2004;180: 428 – 429
  23. Pushpakumara SKS, Kularatne SAM, Dissanayake WP, Ariyasena H. Lesson learnt from fatal snake bites: A five year audit of General Hospital,Anuradhapura. Sri Lanka Journal Kularatne SAM. The role of routine antibiotic therapy in the management of local inflammatory swelling in venomous snake bite. The  Bulletin, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya( ISBN 1800-0118) 2004; 1(1):of Medicine 2004; 13(2): 44- 46.
  24. Kularatne SAM, Pathirage M. Life threatening envenoming by green pit viper(Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) bite. Lyriocephalus Special issue 2005;6(1& 2):327-328.
  25. Kularatne SAM, Kumarasiri PRV, Pushpakumara SKC, Dissanayake WP, Ariyasena H, Gawarammana IB, Senanayake N. Routine antibiotic therapy in the management of the local inflammatory swelling in venomous snakebites: results of placebo-controlled study. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(4): 151-155.
  26. Kularatne SAM, Kumarasiri PRV, Pushpakumara SKC, Dissanayake WP, Ariyasena H, Gawarammana IB, Senanayake N. Routine antibiotic therapy in the management of the local inflammatory swelling in venomous snakebites: results of placebo-controlled study. The Ceylon Medical Journal 2005; 50(4): 151-155.Kularatne SAM. Synopsis of snakebite and the management. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka Society of Critical Care and Emergency medicine. 2007: 23-24.
  27. Ariaratnam CA, Thuraisingam V, Kularatne SAM, Sheriff MHR, Theakston RDG, de Silva A, Warrell DA. Frequent and potentially fatal envenoming by hump-nose pit vipers(Hypnale hypnale and H.nepa) in Sri Lanka: lack of effective antivenom. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102, 1120—1126
  28. Ariaratnam CA, Thuraisingam V, Kularatne SAM, Sheriff MHR, Theakston RDG, de Silva A, Warrell DA. Frequent and potentially fatal envenoming by hump-nose pit vipers(Hypnale hypnale and H.nepa) in Sri Lanka: lack of effective antivenom. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102, 1120—1126
  29. IB Gawarammana., SAM Kularatne,  K Kularatneγ, R Waduge, VS Weerasinghe, S Bowatta, N Senanayake.  Deep coma and hypokalaemia of unknown aetiology following Bungarus caeruleus bites: Exploration of pathophysiological mechanisms with two case studies. J Venom Res 2010;1: 71-75
  30. K Kularatne, S Budagoda, K Maduwage, K Naser, R Kumarasiri, SAM Kularatne. Parallels between Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) and hump-nosed (Hypnale species) bites in the central hills of Sri Lanka amidst the heavy burden of unidentified snake bites. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2011; 564-567
  31. Kularatne SAM, Sivansuthan S, Medagedara SC, Mauwage K, de Silva A. Revisiting saw-scaled viper( Echis carinatus ) bites in the Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka: distribution, epiemilogy and clinical manifestations. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2011;
  32. Herath HMN, Wazil AWM, Abeysekara DTD,Jeewani NDC, Weerakoon KGAD, Ratnatunga NVI, Bandara EHCK, Kularatne SAM. Chronic kidney disease in snake envenomed patients with acute kidney injury in Sri Lanka: a descriptive study. Post Grad Med J 2012;
  33. Herath N, Wazil A, Kularatne S, Ratnatunga N, Weerakoon K, Badurdeen S, Rajakrishna P, Nanayakkara N, Dharmagunawardane D. Thrombotic microangiopathy and acute kidney injury in hump-nosed viper (Hypnale species) envenoming: A descriptive study in Sri Lanka. Toxicon. 2012; 60(1): 61-65
  34. Kularatne SAM, Weerakoon KGAD, Rathnathilaka A, Kumarasiri PVR. Risk factors associated with bites due to two viperid snakes: A case control study. International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health. 2012;2(3): 225-230.
  35. Kularatne SAM, Hettiarachchi R, Dalpathadu J, Mendis ASV, Appuhamy PDSAN, Zoysa HDJ, Maduwage K, Weerasinghe VS, de Silva A. Enhydrina schistose (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) the most dangerous sea snake in Sri Lanka: Three case studies of sever envenoming. Toxicon. 2014;77: 78-85
  36. Kularatne SAM, Silva A, Maduwage K,  Rathnayake I, Walathara C, Rathnayake C, Mendis S, Paranagama R. Victims’ response to snakebite and socio- epidemiological factors of 1018 snakebites in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine .2014; 25:35-40.
  37. Kularatne SAM, Silva A, Weerakoon K, Maduwage K, Walathara C,  Mendis S, Paranagama R. Revisiting Russell’s viper (Daboiarusselii) bite in Sri Lanka: Is abdominal pain an early  feature  of sysytemic envenoming. PLOS one .2014; 9(2) e90198: 1-8.
  38. Kularatne SAM, Wimalasooriya S, Nazar K, Maduwage K. Thrombotic microangiopathy following Russell’s viper bite(Daboiaruselii) envenoming in Sri Lanka; a case report. Ceylon Medical journal. 2014; 59: 29-30.
  39. Fernando K, Kularatne SAM, Wathudura SPK, de Silva A, Mori A, Mahaulpatha D. First reported case of systemic envenoming by the Sri Lankan keelback (Balanophisceylonensis). Toxicon. 2015;91: 20-23.
  40. Rathnayaka RMMKN, Kularatne SAM, SugathapalaAGH ,Pathiraja PMCK, Ranathunga PEAN. A Cobra bite-uncommon site of bite. Sri Lankan journal of anaesthesiology.2015;23(2):89-90
  41. Kularatne SAM, Weerakoon K, Silva A,Maduwage K, Walathara C, RathnayakaI,medagedara S, et al.Efficacy of intravenous hydrocortisone administered 2-4 h prior to antivenom as prophylaxis against adverse drug reactions to snake antivenom in Sri Lanka:An open labeled randomized cotrolled trial.Toxicon.2016;120:159-165
  42. Rathnayaka  RMMKN, Kularatne SAM, Ranathunga AN, KumarasinghaM,Rajapaksha J, Ranasingha S. Prolong coagulopathy,ecchymoses,andmicroangiopathic hemolytic anemia following hump-nosed pit viper (hypnalehypnale) bite in srilanka.Wilderness and environmental medicine.2017;28(3):253-258
  43. Dissanayaka DA, Sosai CSP, Weerawardane MGL, priyadarshanie JWS, Rajapaksha RPVJ, Kularatne SAM, Description of the histological features in wounds of snake bite aetiology.Advances in surgical sciences.2017;5(7):57-60
  44. Rathnayaka RMMKN, Ranatunga PEAN, Kularatne SAM.Epidemiology and clinical features of green pit viper(trimeresurustrigonocephalus) envenoming in srilanka.Toxicon. 2017;137:99-105
  45. Rathnayaka  RMMKN, Kularatne SAM, Kumarasingha KDM, Jeganadan K, RanathungaPEAN.Two rare case reports of confirmed Ceylon krait (bungarusceylonicus) envenoming in sri lanka.Toxicon.2017;127:44-48
  46. Dissanayaka DSB, Thewarage LD, Rathnayaka RMPM, Kularatne SAM, RanasinghaJGS,RajapaksePVJ.Hematological and plasma biochemical parameters in a wild population of najanaja (Linnaeus,1758)in srilanka. Journal of venomous animals and toxins including tropical diseases.2017;23:8
  47. Rathnayaka  RMMKN, Ranathunga PEAN, Kularatne SAM, Jayathunga R, Kumarasingha KDM, Jeganadan K. Epidemiology and haematological menifestations following hump-nosed pit viper(Genus:hypnale)envenoming in the region of Ratnapura(Sabaragamuwa province-wet zone of srilanka).Ratnapura clinical society.2017
  48. Shahmy S, Kularatne SAM, Rathnayaka SS, Dawson AH. A prospective cohort study of the effectiveness of the primary hospital management of all snakebites in kurunegala district of srilanka.Neglected tropical diseases.2017;11(8)
  49. Rathnayaka  RMMKN, Kularatne SAM, Ranathunga PEAN. Coagulopathy and extensive local swelling following Green pit viper(Trimeresurustrigonocephalus) envenoming in Sri lanka.Toxicon.2017;129:95-99
  50. Rathnayaka  RMMKN, Kularatne SAM, Kumarasingha KDM, Ranaweera J, RanathungaPEAN.Ischemic brain infarcts and intracranial haemorrhages following russell’s viper(Daboiarusselii)bite in sri lanka.Toxicon.2017;125:70-73
  51. Rathnayaka RMMKN, Ranathunga ANPEA, RanaweeraJ,Jayasekara K, Kularatne SAM. Cardiac arrest and atrial fibrillation in a patient after hump-nosed pit viper(hypnalehypnale) bite.Toxicon.2018;148:33-39
  52. Rathnayaka  RMMKN, Ranathunga AN, Kularatne SAM, Rajapakse J, Ranasinghe S, JayathungaR.Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia following three different species of hump-nosed pit viper(genus:hypnale) envenoming in srilanka.Wilderness and environmental medicine.2018;29:94-101
  53. Dissanayake D.S.B, Thewarage L.D, Waduge R.N,Kularatne S.A.M et al. The venom of spectacled Cobra(Elapidae: Najanaja):In vitro study from distinct geographical origins in Sri lanka. Journal of Toxicology.2018;7358472

  54. Refereed Journal articles- Dengue Fever

  55. Kularatne SAM, Gawarammana IB, Kumarasiri PRV. Epidemiology, clinical features, Laboratory investigations and early diagnosis of dengue fever in adults: A descriptive study in Sri Lanka. The southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2005;36(3): 686-692.
  56. Kularatne SAM. Survey on the management of dengue infection in Sri Lanka: opinions of physicians and pediatricians. The southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2005;36(5): 1198- 1200.
  57. Kularatne SAM, Manoji MK Pathirage, UAB Medagama, Sunethra Gunasena, Maya B Gunasekara. Myocarditis in three patients with dengue virus type DEN 3 infection. Ceylon MJ 2006; 51: 75-76.
  58. Kularatne SAM, Seneviratne SL, G.N. Malavige GN, Fernando S, Velathanthiri VGNS, Ranatunga PK, E.S. Wijewickrama ES, P.N. Gurugama PN, Karunatilaka DH, Aaskov JG, Jayaratne SD. Synopsis of Findings from Studies on Dengue in Sri Lanka. Dengue Bulletin 2006; 30: 80-86.
  59. Kularatne SAM, Pathirage MMK, Kumarasiri PVR, Gunasena S, Mahindawanse SI. Cardiac complications of a dengue fever outbreak in Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007; 101, 804 - 808
  60. Kularatne SAM, Pathirage MMK, Gunasena S. A case series of dengue fever with altered consciousness and electroencephalogram changes in Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008; 102, 1053—1054.
  61. Kularatne SAM, Walathara C, Mahindawanse SI, Wijesinghe S, Pathirage MMK, Kumarasiri PVR, Dissanayake AMSDM. Efficacy of low dose dexamethasone in severe thrombocytopenia caused by dengue fever: a placebo controlled study. Postgrad. Med.J 2009;85:525-529
  62. Dominic Wichmann, Senanayake Kularatne, Stephan Ehrhardt, Sriyal Wijesinghe, Norbert W. Brattig, Walter Abel, Gerd D. Burchard. Cardiac involvement in dengue virus infections during   the 2004/2005 dengue fever season in Sri Lanka. The southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2009;40(4): 727-729.
  63. Weerakooon KGAD, Chandrasekaran S, Jayabahu JPSNK, Gunasena S, Kularatne SAM. Acute abdominal pain in dengue haemorrhagic fever: A study in Sri Lanka,2009.  Dengue Bulletin 2009;33:70-75.
  64. KGAD Weerakoon,  SAM Kularatne, DH Edussuriya, SKA Kodikara, LPG Gunathilaka, VG Pionto, AB Seneviratne, S Gunasena. Hitopathological diagnosis of myocarditis in a dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka, 2009. BMC Research Notes 2011; 4:268.
  65. Abeysekara RA, Illangasekara U, Jayalath T, Sandeepana AGW, Kularatne SAM. Successful use of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue haemorrhagic fever with acute liver failure. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2012;57:166-167.
  66. Kularatne SAM, Imbulpitiya IVB, Abeysekera RA, Waduge R, Rajapakse RPVJ, Weerakoon KGAD. Extensive haemorrhagic necrosis of liver is an unpredictable fatal complication in dengue infection Extensive haemorrhagic necrosis of liver is an unpredictable fatal complication in dengue infection a postmortem study. BMC Infectious Diseases.2014,14:141
  67. Dandeniya CL, Ralapanawa DMPUK, Jayalath WATA, Kularatne SAM. Atypical manifestation of dengue infection due to co-infection with either hepatitis A or leptospirosis: two case reports. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015,5(1); 36-40.
  68. Kularatne SAM, Weerakoon KGAD, Munasinghe R, Ralapanawa U, Pathirage M. Trends of fluid requirement in dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever: a single centre experience in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes. 2015;8: 130.
  69. Ralapanwa DMPUK, Kularatne SAM. Kounis syndrome secondary to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid administration: a case report and review of literature. BMC Research Notes. 2015; 8: 97.
  70. Ralapanawa DMPUK, Kularatne SAM. Current management of dengue in adults: a review. International Medical Journal of Malaysia.2015: 1;29-42.
  71. Ralapanawa DMPUK, Kularatne SAM, Jayalath WATA. Guillain-barre syndrome following dengue fever and literature review.BMS research notes.2015;8:729
  72. Ralapanawa DMPUK, Kularatne SAM. Current management of dengue in adults: a review. The international medical journal of Malaysia.2015;14(1):29-41
  73. Go YY, Rajapakse RPVJ, Kularatne SAM, Lee PYA, et al. A Pan-Dengue virus reverse transcription-insulated isothermal PCR assay intended for point-of-need diagnosis of dengue virus infection by use of the POCKIT nucleic acid analyzer. Journal of clinical microbiology.2016;54:6
  74. Kularatne SAM. Dengue fever a clinical review. 2015;351:h4661. Available from: doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4661

  75. Refereed Journal articles - Rickettisioses

  76. Kularatne SAM, Edirisingha JS, Gawarammana IB, Urakami H, Chenchittikul M, Kioho I. Emerging rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka: the pattern in the hilly Central Province. European Journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health 2003;8(9):803-811
  77. Kularatne SAM, Edirisingha JS. Historical note on Rickettioses in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Collage of Physicians College News 2008/1: 5 – 6
  78. Kularatne SAM, Gawarammana IB. Validity of the Weil-Felix test in the diagnosis of acute rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103: 423-424.
  79. Premaratne R, Williams HAS, Chandrasene TGAN, Rajapakse RPVJ, Kularatne SAM, de Silva HJ. Unusual pancytopenia secondary to haemophagocytosis syndrome in rickettsioses. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009:103; 961- 963.
  80. Premaratne R, Rajapakse RPVJ, Chandrasena TGAN, Nanayakkara DM, Bandara NKBKRGW, Kularatne SAM, Eremeewa ME, Dasch GA, de Silva HJ. Contribution of rickettsioses in Sri Lankan patients  with fever who responded to empirical doxycycline treatment.  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2010;104: 368-70.
  81. SAM. Kularatne, K.G.A.D. Weerakoon,  R.P.V.J. Rajapakse , S.C. Madagedara, D. Nanayakkara,  R. Premaratna. A case series of spotted fever rickettsiosis with neurological manifestations in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012; 16(7):e514-7. (Epub 2012 Apr 26.).
  82. Kularatne SAM, Weerakooon K. Management of rickettsial infections. The Sri Lanka Prescriber 2010;18: 4-6
  83. Kularatne SAM,.Rajapakse RPVJ, Wickramasinghe WMRS, Nanayakkara DM,.Budagodab SS, Weerakoon KGAD, Edirisinghe JS, Premaratna R. Rickettsioses in the central hills of Sri Lanka: serological evidence of increasing burden of spotted fever group, International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2013.05.014
  84. Nanayakkara DM, Rajapakse RPVJ, Wickramasinghe S, Kularatne SAM. Serological evidence for exposure of dogs to Rickettsia conorii Rickettsia typhi, Orientiatsutsugamushi in Sri Lanka. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases .2013;13: 1-5.
  85. Weerakoon K, Kularatne SAM, Rajapakse J, Adikari S, Waduge R. Cutaneous manifestations of spotted fever  rickettsial infections in the Central Province of Sri Lanka: A descriptive study. PLOS Neglected Tropical Disease.2014;8:93179.
  86. Weerakoon KG, Kularatne SAM, Rajapakse J, Adikari S, Udayawarna K. Revisiting clinic-epidemiological pattern of human rickettsial infections in the central region of Sri Lanka: a hospital based descriptive study.BMC Research Notes.2017;10:400
  87. Kularatne SAM, Fernando R, Selvaratnam S, Narampanawa C, Weerakon K, Wickramasinghe S, Pathirage M, Weerasinghe  , Bandara A, Rajapaksha J. Intra-aural tick bite causing unilateral facial nerve palsy in 29 cases over 16 years in Kandy, Sri Lanka: is rickettsialaetiologypossible.BMC infectious diseases.2018;18:418

  88. Refereed Journal articles - Poisoning

  89. Eddleston M, Ariyaratnam CA, Meyer WP, Perera G, Kularatne SAM, Attapattu W, Sheriff MHR, Warrell DA. Epedemiology of self poisoning with seeds of the yellow oleander tree (Thevetia peruviana ) in northern Sri Lanka. European Journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health 1999; 4(4): 266 – 274.
  90. Eddleston M, Ariyaratnam CA, Sjostrom L, Jayalath S, Rajakanthan K, Rajapakse S, Colbert D, Meyer WP, Perera G, Attapattu W, Kularatne SAM, Sheriff MHR, Warrell DA. Acute yellow oleander tree (Thevetia peruviana ) poisioing: cardiac arrhythmia, electrolyte disturbances, and serum
  91. Munidasa UADD, Gawarammana IB, Kularatne SAM, Kumarasiri PVR, Goonasekaera CAD. Survival pattern in patients with acute organophosphate poisoning receiving Intensive Care. Clinical Toxicology 2004; 42(4): 343-347.
  92. Ashanka ML Beligaswatte, Kularatne SAM, Asoka B Seneviratne, Padmini Wijenayake MS, Kularatne WKS, Pathirage LPMMK. An outbreak of fatal pneumonitis caused by contamination of illicit alcohol with paraquat. Clinical Toxicology 2008;  46, 768–770
  93. Fernando K, Jayasekare K, Warushahennadi J, Kumarasinghe I, Weerakoon K, Kularatne SAM. Intentional ingestion of strychnosnuxvomika seeds causing severe muscle spasm and cardiac arrest: A post-mortem report. Wilderness & Environmental   Medicine. 2015;26:101-108

  94. Refereed Journal articles- Rabies

  95. Kularatne SAM, Gihan MC, Jameel AM, Wimalaratne O. Outcome of skin sensitivity testing for predicting reactions to rabies equine immunoglobulin. Ceylon Medical Journal 52; 52: 149.
  96. SAM Kularatne, PVR Kumarasiri, MMK Pathirage, SKC Pushpakumara,S Wijesinghe, UK Bokalamulla,  O Wimalaratne. 8-site intradermal post-exposure antirabies vaccination for major animal bites. British Travel Health Association (BTHS) Journal 2008:XI; 52-54.
  97. Herath NJ, Kularatne SAM, Weerakoon K, Wazil A, Subasinghe N, Ratnatunga NVI. Long term outcome of acute kidney injury due to leptospirosis? A longitudinal study in Sri Lanka. BMC Research Notes.2014;7(1):398.
  98. Kularatne SAM, Ralapanawa DMPUK, et al. Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: A five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka.BMC infectious diseases.2016;16:62.

  99. Refereed Journal articles- Hunta Virus/ Leptospirosis

  100. Gawarammana IB, Kularatne SAM. Leptospirosis presenting as alveolar haemorrhage  and as acute pancreatitis: two case reports. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2003; 12: 16-18
  101. Harischandra YN, Kularatne SAM. Hanta viral infection presenting as Haemorrhagic fever with Renal Syndrome: a case report. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2005; 14(2): 43- 44
  102. Illangasekara VUL,  Kularatne SAM,  Kumarasiri PVR, Pussepitiya DMURK, Premaratne MDN. Is oral penicillin an effective chemoprophylaxis against leptospirosis ?  a placebo controlled field study in the Kandy District, Sri Lanka. The southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2008;39(5): 882-884
  103. Koizumi N, Gamage CD, Muto M, Kularatne SAM, Budagoda SBDS, Rajapakse JRVP, Tamashiro H, Watanabe H. Serological and Genetic Analysis of Leptospirosis in Patients with Acute Febrile Illness in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Jpn.J Infect.Dis 2009:62; 474-475.
  104. SAM Kularatne, BDSS Budagoda, VKD de Alwis et al. High efficacy of bolus methyl prednisolone in severe leptospirosis: a descriptive study in Sri Lanka. Postgrad Med J 2011;87:13e17. doi:10.1136/pgmj.2009.092734.
  105. Gamage CD, Yasuda SP, Nishio S, Kularatne SAM, Weerakoon K, Rajapakse J, Nwafor-Okoli C, Lee RB, Obayashi Y, Yoshimatsu K, Arkawa J, Tamashiro H. Serological evidence of Thiland hantavirus infection among suspected leptospirosis patients in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Jpn J Infect Dis 2011; 64: 72-75.
  106. Gamage CD, Koizumi N, Muto M, Nwafor-Okoli C, Kurukurusuriya S, Rajapakse JRPV, Kularatne SAM, Kanda K, Lee RB, Obayashi Y, Watanabe H, Tamashiro H. Prevalence and carrier status of leptospirosis in smallholder  dairy cattle and peridomestic rodents in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2011;11:1-7.
  107. Gamage CD, Koizumi N, Perera AKC, Muto M, Okoli N, Ranasinghe S, Kularatne SAM, Rajapakse RPVJ, Kande K, Lee RB, Obayasi Y, Ohnishi M, Tamashiro H.  Carrier status of leptospirosis among cattle in Sri Lanka. Transboundry  and Emerging disease. doic 10.1111/tbed 12014.
  108. Okali N, Koizumi N, Kularatne SAM, Rajapakse J, Gamage CD, Muto M, Suzuk M, Lee RB, Kande K, Obayasi Y, Tamashiro H. Leptospira infection at the University of Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka: clinical and laboratory investigations. Southeast Asian J Tropmed Public Health 2012;43(4): 943-50.
  109. Dandeniya CL, Ralapanawa DMPUK, Jayalath WATA, Kularatne SAM. Atypical manifestations of dengue infection due to co-infection with either hepatitis A or leptospirosis: two case reports. Sri Lankan journal of infectious diseases. 2015;5(1):36-40

  110. Refereed Journal articles- Chikungunya

  111. Panning N, Wichmann D,Grywna K,Annan A, Wijesinghe S, Kularatne SA, Drosten C. No evidence of chikungunya virus and antibodies shortly before the outbreak on Sri Lanka. Med Microbiol Immunol 2009; 198: 103-6
  112. Kularatne SAM, Gihan MC, Weerasinghe SC, Gunasena S. Concurrent outbreaks of Chikungunya and Dengue fever in Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2006-07: a comparative analysis of clinical and laboratory features. Postgrad. Med. J 2009;85: 342-346.
  113. Kularatne SAM, Weerasinghe SC, Gihan C, et al. Epidemilogy , clinical manifestations and long-term outcomes of a major outbreak of chikungunya in a hamlet in Sri Lanka, in 2007: A longitudinal cohort study, Journal of tropical  Medicine 2012, doi:10.1155/2012/639178.

  114. Refereed Journal article - Insect/Scorpion Sting

  115. Kularatne SAM, Gawarammana IB, De Silva PHJU. Severe multi-organ dysfunction following mutiple wasp (Vespa affinis) stings. Ceylon Medical Journal 2003; 48(4):146-147.
  116. Budagoda BDSS, Kodikara KAS, Kularatne WKS, Mudiyanse  RM, Edussuriya DH, Edirisinghe JP, Karunaratne IP, Weerakoon KGAD, Medagedara SC, Kularatne SAM. Giant Asian honeybee or Bambara stings causing myocardial infarction, bowel gangrene and fatal anaphylaxis in Sri Lanka: a case series. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine2010;3: 586-588.
  117. Kularatne SAM, Jayanthi P Edirisinghe. Management of hymenoptera stings. SLMA News 2011:4(4): 4-6.
  118. Ranawana KB, Dinamithra NP, Sivansuthan S, Nagasena II, Kovarik F, Kularatne SAM . First report on Hottentotta tumulus (Scopiones: Buthidae) from Sri Lanka, and its medical importance. Euscorpius. 2013;(155):1-8
  119. Kularatne K, Kannangara T, Jayasena A, Jayasekara A, Waduge R, Weerakoon K, Kularatne SAM. Fatal acute pulmonary, oedema and acute renal failure following multiple wasp/honet (Vespa affinis) stings in Sri Lanka: two case reports. Journal of medical Case report. 2014; 8:188
  120. Kularatne SAM, Dinamithra NP, Sivansuthan S, Weerakoon GAD, Thillaimpalam B, Kalyanasundram V, Ranawana KB. Clinico-epidemiology of stings and envenoming of Hottentota tumulus, the Indian red scorpion from Jaffna peninsula in Northern Sri Lanka. Toxicon. 2015; 93: 85-89.
  121. Ralapanawa DMPUK, Kularatne SAM. A case of Kounis syndrome after a hornet sting and literature review. BMC Research Notes .2014;7:867
  122. Kularatne SAM, Raveendran S, Edirisinghe J, Karunaratne I, Weerakoon K. First reported case of fatal stinging by the large carpenter bee xylocopatranquebarica. Wilderness and environmental medicine. 2016;27:262-265
  123. Kularatne SAM, Seyed S, Rathnayaka SS, Dawson AH. Clinico-epidemiology of arthropod stings and bites in primary hospitals of north western province of srilanka.Clinical toxicology.2018. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1447120.

  124. Refereed Journal article- Miscellaneous

  125. Kularatne SAM, Dewapura DS. Acute pulmonary embolism in a patients with Nephrotic syndrome. The Ceylon Medical Journal. 1993; 38: 90 - 91.
  126. Ratnatunga N, Muthumala M, Kularatne SAM, Castleman’s disease with endocrinopathy and parotid gland enlargement, The Ceylon Medical Journal. 1997; 42: 190.
  127. Kularatne SAM. Falciparum malaria presenting as dysentery and appendicitis: Sri Lankan experiences. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians. 2000; 33(2): 149 –150
  128. Balasuriya BMAC, Kularatne SAM, Ratnetunga N, Sosai CPS. Pulmonary opacities of a rare aetiology: Fungal pneumonia. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2002; 11(1):26-2.
  129. Madagame A, Ratnatunga C, Ratnatunga N, Kularatne SAM. Phaeochromocytoma: a man with malaise, wasting and hypertension. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2003; 12: 47-51.
  130. Kularatne SAM, Balasuriya BMAC, Ratnatunga. A case of   pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. Ceylon Medical Journal 2004:49; 91- 92
  131. Kularatne SAM, Pathirage LPMM. HIV and Tuberculosis. Phamacology newsletter, Department of Phamacology, Faculty of Medicine, peradeniya University 2005; 4 (3): 1-2.
  132. Kularatne SAM. Common health problem in primary care: an adult with fever and skin rash. Drug Information Bulletin, Department of Phamacology, Faculty of Medicine, peradeniya University2006;1(2): 4-6.
  133. Harishchandra YN, Pushpalatha KA, Beligaswatte AML, Ratnathunga NVI, Kularatne SAM. A case of Langerhans, cell histiocytosis associated with polyglandular failure mimicking an autoimmune polyglandular syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2006; 15(1): 28-31.
  134. Gurugama NP, Gunaratne PAKG, Kularatne WAI, Kularatne SAM. Attitude of Sri Lankan physicians towards end-of-life decisions. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2007;16(2):42- 49.
  135. Pathirage LPM, Kularatne SAM, Wijesinghe S, Rathnatunge N, Gawarammana IB. Fulminant colitis and toxic myocarditis: a unifying cause. Lancet 2009; 374(9706): 2026.
  136. Abeysekara RA, Imbulpitiya IVB, Ponnamperuma S, Kularatne SAM. Influenza B infection, an underestimated killer-an experience at a Tertiary care Hospital, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Infectious Diseases .2013:1;40-44.
  137. Abeysekara RA, Kularatne SAM, Waduge R, Sandeepana AG, Bandara JMRP, Imbulpitiya IVB. Kikuchi- Fujimoto’s disease: a case series from Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2013;58: 31-33.
  138. Abysekara RA, Kularatne SAM, Noordeen E, Ratnatunga NVI, Bandara JMRP. Fatal pulmonary haemorrhage following adenovirus infection. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2013; 58: 84-86.
  139. Kumarasiri PVR, Kularatne SAM, Tennakoon R, Gunawardana N, Perera U, Illeperuma S.  Among the risk factors of myocardial infarction, anthropometry has no association: A case control study in the central region of Sri Lanka. World Journal of Cardiovascular Disease. 2013:3,1-5.
  140. Dharmarathna SLCA, Wickramasinghe S, Waduge RN, RajapakseRPVJ,Kularatne SAM. Does Carica papaya leaf-extract increase the platelet count? An experimental study in a murine model. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2013;3:720-724.
  141. Kularatne SAM, Thanzeel Y. Achieving Excellence in Tropical Medicine. Hanthana Vision.2015;1(1):18-19.
  142. Kularatne SAM. National academy of science Sri lanka. Hanthana vision.2017;3(2):20-21
  143. Dalugma C, Pathirage M, Kularatne SAM. Delayed presentation of severe rhabdomyolysis leading to acute kidney injury following atorvastatin –gemfibrozil combination therapy: a case report. Journal of Medical case reports.2018;12:143 Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1685-0
  144. Dalugma C, Pathirage M, Kularatne SAM. Bartter syndrome-like phenotype in a patient with diabetes: a case report. Journal of Medical case reports.2018;12:222 Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1752-0.

 

Books

  1. Guideline for rational clinical practice
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Management of Snakebite 2004
  4. Snakes, Snakebite and envenoming in Sri Lanka 2013

  5. Chapters in Books

  6. Edirisinghe JS, Kularatne SAM. Rickettsioses in Sri Lanka. In: Akihiko Yano, Ho-Woo Nam eds. Asian Parasitology. Chiba, Japan: The Federation of Asian Parasitologists, 2005: 262- 276
  7. My health is my responsibility. Edited  by  MallikaIndran Sabanayagam in 2000,  Chapter 7-  Rabies , Chapter 8-  Dengue fever
  8. Pharmacology – Adverse Drug Interaction, respiratory drugs.A Handbook for Prescribers. Hodder Education and Hachette UK Company, 2009.
  9. BMJ Point of care and best practice 2012. Dengue Fever Monograph. BMJ Publishing Group. Updated annually, the last update June, 1015
  10. Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol 120 (3rd series); Neurological Aspect of systemic Diseases Part 11, Jose Biller and Jose M Ferro, Editors.  Chapter 66. Venomous snake bites, scorpions and spiders © 2014 Elsevier BV:
  11. Advances in Virus Research: Epidemiology, Clinical manifestations and long term outcome of a major outbreak of chikungunya: A South Asian Experience. 2012.
 

 

   
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