Research

Ongoing Collaborative Researches

  1. OSLEOPARD (Oxford Sri Lanka Effects of Polluted Air on Rheumatic Heart Disease) a collaborative research with Oxford University 
  2. Long term effects of the Indian Ocean Tsunami and civil war in Sri Lanka – UCL collaboration

MPhil Supervisions

  1. Prescribing dispensing and administering oral paediatric medicines to children; Development of indicators and current status in a tertiary healthcare facility in Sri Lanka Abarna   Nadeshkumar – M.Phil. in Nursing

 

  1. Physical outcome of premature babies born in a resource limited setting- Sasrubi  Srinanthanrajan  – M.Phil.in Paediatric Nursing

 

Post Graduate

Research projects

 Sathiadas M G, Pathmapriya T. Knowledge and attitude on weaning practices among parents or main care givers of children aged less than six months admitted to Paediatric wards at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna.

Audits performed in 2018

  • Efficiency of data recording on the admission form of the BHT in patients admitted to the paediatric ward
  • Recording and drug errors in drug prescription charts on patients admitted to paediatric wards
  • Quality intervention project to overcome the drug errors.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

ABSRACT PRESENTATION:

International

  1. Nadeshkumar A, Sathiadas G,Sri Ranganathan S. Extent of inappropriate prescribing of dose and dosage forms of oral medicines in children. Presented at 18th World Congress of the Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP 2018) Kyoto, Japan.1st – 6th July 2018 (Poster )
  2. Sathidas MG, Vinushiya GunaliniI.Q, Arooran K, Lukshika .S. Students’ perception of undergraduate educational environment in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna- periodical assessment using dreem.Proceedings of the Medical Education Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 16-17thMarch 2018. Page 13 http://www.ome.cuhk.edu.hk/cumec2018/doc/progbook.pdf

 

National

  1. Sathiadas M G, Pathmapriya T. Knowledge and attitude on weaning practices among parents or main care givers of children aged less than six months admitted to Paediatric wards at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Proceedings of the Annual scientific sessions of the Jaffna Medical Association, 2-4thAugust 2018. Pp48
  2. Sathiadas M G, Sasrubi S, Arasaratnam V, Surenthirakumran S. Association between risk factor and developmental outcomes of preterm babies at 12 and 18 months of age at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Proceedings of the Annual scientific sessions of the Jaffna Medical Association, 2-4thAugust 2018. Pp 49
  3. Sathiadas M G, Pribakar N. Knowledge and practices on home accidents in parents whose children were admitted to a single centre in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Proceedings of the Annual scientific sessions of the Jaffna Medical Association, 2-4thAugust 2018. Pp 50
  4. Sathiadas G,Annieston A, Vithuran S, Wickramasinghe VP; Screening for Metabolic Syndrome in among school children in Jaffna, District, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 6thGobal congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child health and 20thAnnual scientific congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 12-15 November 2017, ISSN :1391-2992 : Volume 5 : Number 1 :Page 130. Awarded the best paper
  5. Sathiadas G, Annieston A, Vithuran S, Wickramasinghe VP; Prevalence of Insulin Resisitance Thresholds and Prediabetes in Children in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 6thGobal congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child health and 20thAnnual scientific congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 12-15 November 2017, ISSN :1391-2992 : Volume 5 : Number 1 :Page 286
  6. Nadeshkumar A, Sathiadas G,Sri Ranganathan S. Extent of inappropriate prescribing of dose and dosage forms of oral medicines in children. Proceedings of the 6thGobal congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child health and 20thAnnual scientific congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 12-15 November 2017, ISSN :1391-2992 : Volume 5 : Number 1 :Page 131  
  7. Nadeshkumar A, Sathiadas G, Pathmeswaran ASri Ranganathan S. Developing and validating indicators to assess rational use of oral dosage forms of medicines in children. Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Association of Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2017; 13th-14thOctober 2017, Page 26
  8. Nadeshkumar A, Sathiadas G, Sri Ranganathan S. Administration practice of oral dosage forms of medicines to children. Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Association of Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2017; 13th -14thOctober 2017, Page 26 Received the Best research paper award
  9. Sathiadas MG, Vithuran S, Annieston A; Iron status and prevalence on anaemia among students in Jaffna District. Proceedings of the Jaffna Medical Association annual scientific sessions held on10th -12thAugust 2017, p 45
  10. Sathiadas M G, Nadeshakumar A, Sri Ranganathan S; dispensing practice of oral dosage forms of medicines to children in Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Proceedings of the Jaffna Medical Association annual scientific sessions held on10th -12thAugust 2017, p 34
  11. Sathiadas MG, Shubanki A, Annieston A, Arunath V; Perception of corporal punishment among GCE A/L students from Jaffna District.Proceedings of the Jaffna Medical Association annual scientific sessions held on 10th -12thAugust 2017, p 47
  12. Sathiadas MG, Sasrubi S, Arasaratnam V, Surenthirakumaran R; Neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm babies born at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna – A preliminary study. Proceedings of the Jaffna Medical Association annual scientific sessions held on 10th -12thAugust 2017, p 51
  13. Sathiadas MG, Annieston A, Wickramasinghe VP, Screening for metabolic syndrome among school children in Jaffna district – a preliminary survey; Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 19thannual scientific congress August 2016, p53 Awarded the Dr Gamini Karunarathne award for the best paper from the outstations
  14. Sathiadas MG, Annieston A; Use and advantages of Patient Management System in describing the pattern of respiratory diseases in children- a single centre experience, Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 19thannual scientific congress August 2016, p5
  15. Sathiadas MG, Arunath V, KarunyaV: Knowledge, attitude and experience regarding child abuse among medical proefessionals in the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 19thannual scientific congress August 2016, p43
  16. Sathiadas MG, Arunath V, Kasthuri T: Clinical and socio-demographic description of victims of child abuse admitted to teaching hospital Jaffna, Proceedings of the annual academic sessions July 2016, p65
  17. Sathiadas MG, Kasthuri T, Anneiston A, Arunath V, Luxiga S, Vithuran, S; Study on body fat percentage and body mass index as the predictor of obesity in school children of Jaffna disctrict. Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Jaffna Medical Association July 2016, p68
  18. Pratheepan P, Sribalakumaran R, Dinesh Coonghe, Sathiadas MG, The pattern of quality of life and the influence of socio-demongraphic factors among patients diagnosed with rheumatic fever following clinics at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Jaffna Medical Association July 2016, p71
  19. Sathiadas MG, Lukshiga S, Vinushya Gunalini Q, Arooran K, Students perception of undergraduate educational environment in the Faculty of Medicine, university of Jaffna-periodical assessment using DREEM, Proceedings of the annual academic sessions of Jaffna Medical Association July 2016, 79
  20. SriRanganthan S, Abeyawardene SP, Gunawardene N, Sathiadas MG, Balasubramanium N, Shirmindhi NHA, Rajapaksha JC: Effectiveness of salbutamol tablet versus salbutamol aerosol inhaler with spacer in the treatement of acute asthma exacerbation in children: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial, The proceedings of the 129thanniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association July 2016, p135
  21. Sathiadas MG, SriRanganathan S, Mayoorathy S, Varuni K: Clinical and socio-demographic description of victims of child abuse admitted to a teritay care centre, The proceedings of the 129thanniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association July 2016, p230-31
  22. Sathiadas MG, Quinters V, Mohammed Afsa, Nithyanandarajah N: A study to determine epidemiology, clinical profile & outcome of stings and bites in children admitted to a tertiary care hospital, The proceedings of the 18thannual scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, August 2015, p38.
  23. Sathiadas MG: Efficiency of a paediatric patient management system – a single centre pilot study, The proceedings of 128thAnniversary International medical congress of Sri Lanka Medical Association, July 2015, p138-9
  24. Sathiadas MG, Arooran K, Nishanthy K, Gunalini QV: Analysis of child mortality data in a tertiary care unit over a period of six years, The proceedings of the 17thannual scientific congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, July2014, p82
  25. Sathiadas MG, Arooran K, Nishanthy K, Gunalini QV: Maternal knowledge and awareness of new child health development record, The proceedings of the 17thannual scientific congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, July2014, p83
  26. Sathiadas MG; Current Curriculum and its challenges. Joint scientific sessions of the oversees and local alumni of the Jaffna medical faculty. July 2014, p37
  27. Sathiadas MG, Kalaventhan, P; Rheumatic fever on the rise an experience from Teaching Hosptial, Jaffna,The proceedings of the 126thscientific medical congress of the SriLanka Medical Association, July 2013
  28. Sathiadas MG, Tharshigan P, Balakumar, S; Obesity in Children an experience from Jaffna, The proceedings of the 126thscientific medical congress of the SriLanka Medical Association, July 2013
  29. Sathiadas MG, Mayoorathy S, Varuni K, Murugananthan K; study on recent outbreak of Typhus in Jaffna District; Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 16thannual scientific congress, August 2013
  30. Murugananthan K, Sathiadas MG, Ketheesan, N, Surenthirakumaran R, Noordeen F; Clinical, virological and immunological profiles of dengue fever in children hospitalised in the teaching hospital, Jaffna; Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 16thannual scientific congress, August 2013
  31. Sathiadas MG, Dinamithra P; Scorpion Sting in children an experience from Teaching Hospital, Jaffna; Proceedings of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 16thannual scientific congress, August 2013
  32. Sathiadas MG, Mayoorathy S, Varuni K, Child protection issues in the Northern region, Annual Scientific congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, September 2012
  33. Sathiadas MG, Raguraman S, Competencies and readiness for internship among Jaffna graduates, Annual scientific sessions of Jaffna Medical association, November 2011
  34. Sathiadas MG, Shivanee S, Mathuratha S, Regina N, A study to assess knowledge on newborn care among postnatal mothers attending Teaching Hospital, Jaffna,  Annual scientific sessions of Jaffna Medical association, November 2011
  35. Sathiadas MG, Bavatharani S, Mathuranjany J, Murali V, Selected factors associated with the knowledge of child abuse among GCE O/L students in AGA division Nallur, Annual scientific sessions of Jaffna Medical association, November 2011
  36. Sathiadas MG, Kalaventhan, A retrospective study on patients with rheumatic fever in paediatric clinics, Annual scientific sessions of Jaffna Medical association, November 2011 
  37. Wichramasinghe VP, Sathiadas G, Lamabadusuriya SP: Estimation of body surface area: Normogram vsmathematical equations, 11thannual scientific congress of Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians, June 2008
  38. Wichramasinghe VP, Sathiadas G, Lamabadusuriya SP: Body surface area estimation: Cross validation of several prediction equations, 11thannual scientific congress of Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians, June 2008
  39. Sathiadas MG, Sri Ranganathan S, Fernandopulle BMR, Lamabadusuriya SP: Drug utilisation study of antiemetics in clinical setup; 11thannual scientific congress of Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians, June 2008
  40. Wichramasinghe VP, Sathiadas G, Lamabadusuriya SP. Body surface area estimation: a comparison study. 3rdcongress of Asian Society for Paediatric Research, October 2007, Tokyo, Japan
  1. M Fernandopulle, BMR Fernandopulle, S Sri Ranganathan, MG Sathiadas , SSBDP Soysa, C Thalawattegedera, C Jambruthgoda.. Paracetamol hepatotoxicity in children. Proceedings of the 8th world congress on clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Brisbane, Australia, 2004 
  2. BMR Fernandopulle, S Sri Ranganathan, M G Sathiadas, S Sumanasena, S P Lamabadusuriya. A Case control study to predict the risk of hepatotoxicity with paracetamol in febrile children. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Brisbane, Australia, 2004
  3. Lamabadusuriya SP, Sathiadas MG: Adverse Drug Reactions in children leading to hospital admission, Proceedings of the 2ndscientific congress of SAARC countries and 7thannual scientific congress of Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians, Sept 2003
  4. Wickramasinghe VP, Lamabadusuriya SP, Atapattu N,     Sathiadas G, Kuruparananthan S, Karunarathna P: Nutritional status of school children in an urban area of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians 8thannual scientific congress, August 2004. Was awarded the best paper on tropical medicine
  5. Wickramasinghe VP, Lamabadusuriya SP, Atapattu N, Sathiadas G, Kuruparananthan S, Karunarathna P: Patterns of  obesity and  overweight in an urban area of Sri Lanka, IX Asian  Congress of  nutrition, New Delhi, India; February 2003
  6. Rodrigo I, Sathiadas G, Atapattu N: Pattern of breast feeding in  the first 6 months of life in term babies, Proceedings of the Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians 6thannual scientific congress: September 2002
  7. Fernandopulle BMR, Sathiadas G, Sumanasena S, Lamabadusuriya SP: Risk of fulminant hepatic failure with the use of paracetamol, Proceedings of the Sri Lanka college of Paediatricinas 6thannual scientific congress: September 2002

 

PUBLISHED IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:

  1. Nadeshkumar A,Sthiadas G,Pathmeswaran A,Ranganathan SS,Prescribing,dispensing and administration indicators to describe rational use of oral dosage forms of medicines given to children.WHO South-East Asia Public Health 2019;8:42-9
  2. MG, Arunath V, Karunya V. Child abuse and neglect in the Jaffna District of Sri Lanka – a study on knowledge, attitude, practices and behavior of health care professionals. BMCPaediatrics 2018.18:152. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1138-3
  3. Sathiadas MG, Quinters V, Ketheeswaran N, Mohamed Azmy A, Karunya V (2017) Epidemiology, Clinical Profile & Outcome of Stings and Bites in Children Admitted to A Tertiary Care Hospital. Arch Pediatr 2017: JPED-115. DOI:10.29011/2575-825X. 100015
  4. Manoji Gitanjali, Nirubaa Umashankar,Reginold Ragunathan,Kasthuri Thangarajah. et al., (2017). Kawasaki disease shock syndrome: three cases. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 46(4), pp.381–383. DOI:http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v46i4.8391
  5. Sathiadas MG, Childhood Obesity- Are we dealing with it appropriately; Jaffna Medical Journal; November 2016, 29;1; p33-7
  6. Sathiadas MG, Arunath V, Ginige A; Crohn’s disease in a child, Jaffna Medical Journal November 2016; 29;02;p53-4
  7. Sathiadas, M.G, Mubarak, F. & Arulmoli, S., (2016). Clinical manifestations and microbiology of Shigella diarrhoea in children admitted to Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 6(2), pp.94–100. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v6i2.8110
  8. S N Thiyahiny , M G Sathiadas , K Sanchayan, C Vamadevan, R Balasubramaniam, S Sri Ranganathan; Medicines use in hospitalised children: current status and outcome after an intervention, Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol. 61, No. 3, September 2016, p123-129
  9. Sathiadas MG,Mayoorathy SVaruni KRanganathan SS, Child Abuse in Northern Sri Lanka, Indian Journal of Paediatrics, 2016 Jul 18.DOI:10.1007/s12098-016-2193-0
  10. Umasankar, N, Sathiadas, M.G., (2016). Maternal stress level when a baby is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Teaching Hospital Jaffna and the influence of maternal and infant characteristics on this level. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. 45(2), pp.90–94. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v45i2.8003
  11. Sathiadas MG,The gut microbiota and potential importance in Paediatrics, The Jaffna Medical Journal 2016; 28(1