DR. RANJIV SHENAL THALGAHAGODA
Senior Lecturer
Office Address Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Email shenalthalgahagoda@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone 0094-81-2396410
 
 
 
Educational Qualifications
MBBS, DCH, MD(PAED), MRCPCH(UK)
 
Other Positions
  • Director, Center for Education, Research and Training in Kidney Diseases(CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  • Senior Student Councilor
 
Positions Held
  • Head, Works Unit, Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya
  • Joint Editor -The Kandy Society of Medicine
 
Research interests
Nephrotic syndrome, tubular disorders, chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation
 
Achievements/ Awards
  • Presidential award for excellence in research 2015
  • Gold medal for the best paper at the 2nd South Asia Paediatric Association Conference 2015
  • Best paper of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 17th annual scientific congress 2014
  • Best poster presentation at the International Congress of the Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2013
  • Best oral presentation at the International Paediatric Nephrology Association Scientific Congress, Adelaide, Australia 2004
 
Orations
Professor CC De Silva Memorial Oration of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, 2018: 'Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - Beyond ISKDC'
 
Research and Publications
Publications in international journals
 
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Shenoy M. Physiology and treatment of hypertension. Paediatrics and Child Health 23(2):53-58, 2013
  • Gbadegesin RA, Adeyemo A, Webb NJ, Greenbaum LA, Abeyagunawardena A, Thalgahagoda S, Kale A, Gipson D, Srivastava T, Lin JJ, Chand D, Hunley TE, Brophy PD, Bagga A, Sinha A, Rheault MN, Ghali J, Nicholls K, Abraham E, Halima J, Omoloja A, Barletta GM, Cai Y, Milford DD, O'Brien C, Awan A, Belostotsky V, Smoyer WE, Homstad A, Hall G, Wu G, Nagaraj S, Wigfall D, Foreman J, Winn MP; Members of the Mid-West Pediatric Nephrology Consortium. HLA-DQA1 and PLCG2 Are Candidate Risk Loci for Childhood-Onset Steroid-Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Oct 27. Pii ASN.2014030247
  • Sirisena ND, Thalgahagoda RS, Abeyagunawardena AS, Neuman M, Schmudlach  H-O, Jayasekera RW, Dissanayake VHW. Novel COL4A3 gene mutation in a consanguineous family with autosomal recessive Alport syndrome. Nephrology 20: 580,2015
  • Abeyagunawardena A, Karunadasa U, Jayaweera H, Thalgahagoda S, Tennakoon S, Abeyagunawardena S. Efficacy of higher-dose levamisole in maintaining remission in steroid-dependant nephrotic syndrome. Pediatric Nephrology. 2017;32(8):1363-1367.
  • Abeyagunawardena A, Thalgahagoda R, Dissanayake P, Abeyagunawardena S, Illangasekera Y, Karunadasa U et al. Short courses of daily prednisolone during upper respiratory tract infections reduce relapse frequency in childhood nephrotic syndrome. Pediatric Nephrology. 2017;32(8):1377-1382
  • Thalgahagoda S, Abeyagunawardena S, Jayaweera H, Karunadasa U, Abeyagunawardena A. Pulsed Vincristine Therapy in Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. BioMed Research International. 2017;2017:1-4
  • Thalgahagoda S, Jayaweera A, Abeyagunawardena S, Karunadasa U, Abeyagunawardena A. Slow Infusion Vs Bolus Injection of Frusemide in Treating Oedema in Nephrotic Syndrome: A Randomised Controlled Trial. International Journal of Scientific Progress and Research (IJSPR). 2017;33(92):7-9
  • Thalgahagoda R, Abeyagunawardena S, Jayaweera A, Kudagammana S, Karunadasa U, Abeyagunawardena A. Intravenous Pulsed Cyclophosphamide versus Intravenous Vincristine Therapy in Steroid Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome: A Randomised Controlled Trial. International Journal of Scientific Progress and Research (IJSPR) 2017;33(92):10-12
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Shenoy M. Paediatric hypertension - Evaluation and management. Paediatrics and Child Health 28(7):331-336, 2018
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Jayaweera AH, Karunadasa UI, Abeyagunawardena AS. Therapies for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome. Asian Journal of Pediatric Nephrology 1:56-61, 2018
 
Publications in national journals
 
  • Abeyagunawardena AS, Thalgahagoda RS, Pathinayake C, Abeysekera CK. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern in childhood urinary tract infections. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 2006;35(2):55-60
  • Kudagammana S, Thalgahagoda S, Abeyagunawardena S, Karunadasa U, Abeyagunawardena A. Efficacy of Levamisole as a single agent in maintaining remission in steroid dependant nephrotic syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 2017;26(1):13.
  • Thalgahagoda S, Abeyagunawardena S, Karunadasa U, Abeyagunawardena A. Managing a child with nephrotic syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 2017;46(3):267-272.
  • Abeyagunawardena S, Jayaweera A, Thalgahagoda S, Karunadasa U.   Abeyagunawardena A (2017). Intravenous pulsed vs oral cyclophosphamide therapy in steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health (in press
  • Thalgahagoda S, Karunadasa U, Kudagammana S, Abeyagunawardena S, Jayaweera H, Abeyagunawardena A (2017). Long-term tapering regimen of prednisolone for the initial episode of nephrotic syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health (in press)
  • Thalgahagoda S, Jayaweera A, Abeyagunawardena S, Karunadasa U.   Abeyagunawardena A (2017). Disseminated Tuberculosis Following Immunosuppressive Therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health (in press
  • Thalgahagoda S, Ranawaka R, Abeyagunawardena S, Karunadasa UI, Abeyagunawardena A. Levamisole induced pauci-immune focal necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2017 (in press)
 
Abstracts - Internationa
 
  • Jayaweera AHHM, Thalgahagoda RS, Ranaweera RMSN, Tennakoon S, Abeyagunawardena AS. Efficacy of higher dose of Levamisole in maintaining remission in steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome. Proceedings of the 2nd South Asia Paediatric Association, 2015
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Illangasekera YA, Abeyagunawardena AS. The effect of alternate day corticosteroids on linear growth in childhood nephrotic syndrome. Proceedings of the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology, 2014
  • Abeyagunawardena AS, Thalgahagoda RS, Illangasekera YA, Trompeter R. Short courses of daily prednisolone during upper respiratory tract infection reduce relapse frequency in childhood nephrotic syndrome. Proceedings of the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology, 2014
  • Abeygunawardena A, Abeysekera C, Thalgahagoda S, Dillon MJ. Pulsed Vincristine therapy in steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome: Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association Pediatric Nephrology 2004;19:C66
 
Abstracts - National
 
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Ranawaka R, Weerasinghe WMCL, Tennakoon S, Tennakoon TMNM, Abeyagunawardena AS. Efficacy of Rituximab in steroid dependent and steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 2016
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Jayaweera AHHM, Madurika R, Abeyagunawardena AS. Slow infusion vs bolus injection of frusemide in treating oedema in nephrotic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2015
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Illangasekera YA, Abeyagunawardena AS. The effect of alternate day corticosteroids on linear growth in childhood nephrotic syndrome. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2015
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Atapattu M, Abeysekera CK, Abeyagunawardena AS. Antibiotic Sensitivity patterns in childhood urinary tract infections. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2004; 26:7
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Pathinayake CA, Abeysekera CK, Abeyagunawardena AS. Vincristine in corticosteroid resistant nephrotic syndrome – A comparison with Cyclophosphomide. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2004; 26:23
  • Thalgahagoda RS, Atapattu M, Pathinayake CA, Abeysekera CK, Wijekoon ASB. The performance of Peradeniya graduates at post graduate examinations- A comparative analysis. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2004;26:26Pathinayake CA, Atapattu M, Thalgahagoda RS, Athureliya TNC, Abeysekera CK. Prevalence of renal disease among children of the North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2004;26:10
 

Contributions to chapters in books and manuals

 
  • Edited the chapter on renal emergencies of the Central Province Paediatric Emergencies and Life-support course manual 2013
  • Author of the book chapter on Communication in Transplant Medicine in the book ‘A primer for communication with patients’
 

 

   
 
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