Medical

    Library of USJ informs that Scholars of University of Sri Jayewardenepura can access British Medical Journals (aka BMJ) through university library’s website under “E-resources” from any of the computer terminals at the university premises. This is a trial access and it’s valid through April 27, 2023. This will give an opportunity for the USJ...
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The USJ Medical Centre conducted a First Aid Training programme for the pharmacists, minor staff and the labourers working at the Medical Center. It was held at the Skills Lab of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The University Medical Centre caters to the University community, including the students, staff and their families,...
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Fatty acid profile of vessels that are implanted during coronary artery bypass graft (also known as “bypass surgery in heart”) can impact long term stability after the implant. A comparative study on Fatty acid profile in selected vessels of coronary artery bypass graft conducted by researchers attached to Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of the...
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The medical center of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ) becomes the first-ever medical center in a higher education institute of Sri Lanka to benefit from the Hospital Health Management Cloud Service adoption. HHIMS is yet another product from the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka, that was deployed at the Medical...
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In the backdrop of the massive resurgence of COVID-19 in several parts of the world, a new more infectious and potent strain of SARS-CoV-2 has been discovered in Sri Lanka. Expert scientists at Sri Jayewardenepura University have said that the new strain of COVID-19 is airborne and its droplets can remain in the air for...
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COVID-19 patients detected post-New Year season are showing severe symptoms as opposed to the patients reported before implied by Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, the Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dr. Jeewandara quoted “At present severe complications are being reported among young individuals infected with the virus,...
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A METHOD TO PRESERVE HUMAN TISSUES BY ROOM TEMPERATURE RESIN CASTING: AN EFFECTIVE TEACHING TOOL IN HUMAN ANATOMY. A novel method of human tissue preservation invented as a result of extensive research conducted by Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe and Senior Prof S.G. Yasawardene managed to obtain the local patent (Patent No – 17967) for the process...
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The Ministry of Health has been sending samples of SARS-CoV2 patients to the laboratory at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura which has been carrying out sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 viruses since the onset of the epidemic in Sri Lanka. Several samples from those...
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COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019,” is the official name given by the World Health Organization to the disease caused by this newly identified coronavirus. According to recent estimates, about 1 in 6 patients will have complications, including some that are life-threatening. The complications of the respiratory tract need multidisciplinary treatment modalities. Out of which...
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The Centre for Dengue Research at the very onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, initiated PCR testing for the SARS-CoV2 as it was of national importance to do so. Since identification of the first Sri Lankan patient on the 10th of March, they have currently carried out approximately 5000 PCR tests. Dedicated team of scientists have...
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