PDF-ikonPrintikon

Publications

Here are the scientific works from the Bandim Health Project.  

2017 – articles – published and in press

Nissen TN, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination at birth and antibody response to childhood vaccines. A randomised clinical trial. Vaccine JVAC 18423

Thøstesen LM, Stensballe LG, Pihl GT, Kjærgaard J, Birk NM, Nissen TN, Jensen AKG, Aaby P, Olesen AW, Jeppesen DL, Benn CS, Kofoed PE. Neonatal BCG-vaccination has no effect on recurrent wheeze in the first year of life. A randomized clinical trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol (in press)

Do VA , Biering-Sørensen S, Fisker AB , Balé C, Rasmussen SM, Christensen LD, Jensen KJ, Martins C, Aaby P, Benn CS. Effect of an Early Dose of Measles Vaccine on Morbidity Between 18 Weeks and 9 Months of Age: A Randomized, Controlled Trial in Guinea-Bissau. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 10. pii: jiw512. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw512. [Epub ahead of print]

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jiw512?ijkey=73pL7y6M81qNQMF&keytype=ref

Marks F, von Kalckreuth V, Aaby P, Adu-Sarkodie Y, El Tayeb MA, Ali M, Aseffa A, Baker S, Biggs HM, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Breiman RF, Campbell JI, Cosmas L, Crump JA, Espinoza LMC, Deerin JF, Dekker DM, Fields B, Gasmelseed N, Hertz JT, Hoang NVM, Im J, Jaeger A, Jeon H, Kabore LP, Keddy KH, Konings F, Krumkamp R, Ley B, Løfberg SV, May J, Meyer CG, Mintz ED, Montgomery JM, Niang A, Nichols C, Olack B, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park JK, Park SE, Rabezanahary H, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Raminosoa TM, Razafindrabe TJL, Sampo E, Schütt-Gerowitt H, Sow AG, Sarpong N, Seo HJ, Sooka A, Soura AB, Tall A, Teferi M, Thriemer K, Warren MR, Yeshitela B, Clemens JD, Wierzba TF. Incidence of invasive salmonella disease in sub-Saharan Africa: a multicentre population-based surveillance study. Lancet Global Health 2017. (in press)

Rudolf F, Wagner A-J, Back FM, Gomes VF, Aaby P, Østergaard L, Eugen-Olsen J, Wejse C. Tuberculosis case finding and mortality prediction: added value of the clinical TBscore and biomarker suPAR. INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 21(1):67–72 Q 2017 The Union

http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.16.0404

 

2016 – articles – published and in press

Aaby P, Andersen A, Martins CL, Fisker AB, Rodrigues A, Whittle HC, Benn CS. Does oral polio vaccine have non-specific effects on all-cause mortality? Natural experiments within a randomised controlled trial of early measles vaccine. BMJ Open. 2016 Dec 23;6(12):e013335. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013335

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28011813

Aaby P, Ravn H, Benn CS. The WHO Review of the Possible Nonspecific Effects of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Nov;35(11):1247-1257

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27753772

Aaby P, Nielsen J, Benn CS, Trape JF. Sex-differential effects on mortality of BCG and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccines in a rural area with high vaccination coverage: observational study from Senegal. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Sep;110(9):527-533. Epub 2016 Oct 13.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27738283

Aaby P, Ravn H, Benn CS, Rodrigues A, Samb B, Ibrahim SA, Libman MD, Whittle HC. Randomized Trials Comparing Inactivated Vaccine After Medium- or High-titer Measles Vaccine With Standard Titer Measles Vaccine After Inactivated Vaccine: A Meta-analysis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Nov;35(11):1232-1241.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27753769

Aaby P, Ravn H, Fisker AB, Rodrigues A, Benn CS. Is diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) associated with increased female mortality? A meta-analysis testing the hypotheses of sex-differential non-specific effects of DTP vaccine. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec;110(10):570-581. Epub 2016 Nov 17.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27856947

Al-Emran HM, Eibach D, Krumkamp R, Ali M, Baker S, Biggs HM, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Breiman RF, Clemens JD, Crump JA, Cruz Espinoza LM, Deerin J, Dekker DM, Gassama Sow A, Hertz JT, Im J, Ibrango S, von Kalckreuth V, Kabore LP, Konings F, Løfberg SV, Meyer CG, Mintz ED, Montgomery JM, Olack B, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park SE, Razafindrabe JL, Rabezanahary H, Rakotondrainiarivelo JP, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Raminosoa TM, Schütt-Gerowitt H, Sampo E, Soura AB, Tall A, Warren M, Wierzba TF, May J, Marks F. A Multicountry Molecular Analysis of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi With Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15;62 Suppl 1:S42-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ788.

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/suppl_1/S42.full.pdf+html

Al-Emran HM, Krumkamp R, Dekker DM, Eibach D, Aaby P, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ali M, Rubach MP, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Crump JA, Cruz Espinoza LM, Løfberg SV, Gassama Sow A, Hertz JT, Im J, Jaeger A, Kabore LP, Konings F, Meyer CG, Niang A, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park SE, Rabezanahary H, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Raminosoa TM, Razafindrabe TJ, Sampo E, Schütt-Gerowitt H, Sarpong N, Soura AB, Tall A, von Kalckreuth V, Wierzba TF, May J, Marks F. Validation and Identification of Invasive Salmonella Serotypes in Sub-Saharan Africa by Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15;62 Suppl 1:S80-2. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ782.

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/suppl_1/S80.full.pdf+html

Andersen A, Rieckmann A. Using mi impute chained to estimate ANCOVA models in randomized trials with censored dependent and independent variables. The Stata Journal 2016 (in press).

Axboe MK, Christensen KS, Kofoed PE, Ammentorp J. Development and validation of a self-efficacy questionnaire (SE-12) measuring the clinical communication skills of health care professionals. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Oct 18;16(1):272.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27756291

Balestre E, Ekouevi DK, Tchounga B, Eholie SP, Messou E, Sawadogo A, Thiébaut R, May MT, Sterne JA, Dabis F; International Epidemiological Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) West Africa Collaboration. Immunologic response in treatment-naïve HIV-2-infected patients: the IeDEA West Africa cohort. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Feb 8;19(1):20044.

Benn CS et al. Campaigns with oral polio vaccine may lower mortality and create unexpected results. Vaccine 2016. (in press)

Benn CS, Fisker AB, Whittle HC, Aaby P. Revaccination with Live Attenuated Vaccines Confer Additional Beneficial Nonspecific Effects on Overall Survival: A Review. EBioMedicine. 2016 Aug;10:312-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.07.016. Epub 2016 Jul 15. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352396416303218

Benn CS, Sørup S. Commentary: BCG has no beneficial non-specific effects on Greenland. An answer to the wrong question? Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Nov 17. pii: dyw299. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27856606

Blaabjerg AS, Fenger-Grøn J, Møller JK, Kofoed PE. [Two cases of neonatal meningitis after new gentamicin dosing guidelines]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2016 Apr 4;178(14):V12151001. Danish.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27045892

Borggren M, Jensen SS, Heyndrickx L, Palm AA, Gerstoft J, Kronborg G, Hønge BL, Jespersen S, da Silva ZJ, Karlsson I, Fomsgaard A. Neutralizing Antibody Response and Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity in HIV-1-Infected Individuals from Guinea-Bissau and Denmark. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2016 May;32(5):434-42. doi: 10.1089/AID.2015.0118.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26621287

Byberg S, Fisker AB. Is introduction of IPV “Good news for billions of children”? Lancet Inf Dis. 2016 Apr; Vol. 16. Number 4. p409.

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(16)00147-X.pdf

Byberg S, Fisker AB, Rodrigues A, Balde I, Enemark U, Aaby P, Benn CS, Griffiths UK. Household experience and costs of seeking measles vaccination in rural Guinea-Bissau. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12793. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27717100

Byberg S, Thysen SM, Rodrigues A, Martins C, Cabral C, Careme M, Aaby P, Benn CS, Fisker AB. A general measles vaccination campaign in urban Guinea-Bissau: Comparing child mortality among participants and non-participants. Vaccine. 2017 Jan 3;35(1):33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.11.049. Epub 2016 Nov 24.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27890397

Charles MK, Lindegren ML, Wester CW, Blevins M, Sterling TR, Dung NT, Dusingize JC, Avit-Edi D, Durier N, Castelnuovo B, Nakigozi G, Cortes CP, Ballif M, Fenner L; International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Collaboration. Implementation of Tuberculosis Intensive Case Finding, Isoniazid Preventive Therapy, and Infection Control ("Three I's") and HIV-Tuberculosis Service Integration in Lower Income Countries. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 13;11(4):e0153243.

Dyrehave C, Rasmussen DN, Hønge BL, Jespersen S, Correia FG, Medina C, Wejse C, Rodkjaer L; Bissau HIV Cohort Study Group. Nonadherence is Associated with Lack of HIV-Related Knowledge: A Cross-Sectional Study among HIV-Infected Individuals in Guinea-Bissau. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 Jul;15(4):350-8. doi: 10.1177/2325957415599211.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26297492

Fisker AB. The question should be whether the timing of vaccination optimises the impact on child health. BMJ. 2016 Mar 31;352:i1713. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i1713

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27033250

Fisker AB, Biering-Sørensen S, Lund N, Djana A, Rodrigues A, Martins CL, Benn CS. Contrasting female-male mortality ratios after routine vaccinations with pentavalent versus measles and yellow fever vaccine. A cohort study from Guinea-Bissau. Vaccine. 2016 Aug 31;34(38):4551-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.034. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X1630617X

Frankel H, Byberg S, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Martins CL, Aaby P, Benn CS, Fisker AB. Different effects of BCG strains – A natural experiment evaluating the impact of the Danish and the Russian BCG strains on morbidity and scar formation in Guinea-Bissau. Vaccine. 2016 Aug 31;34(38):4586-93. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.022. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X16306053

Grønborg HL, Jespersen S, Hønge BL, Jensen-Fangel S, Wejse C. Review of cytomegalovirus coinfection in HIV-infected individuals in Africa. Rev Med Virol. 2016 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/rmv.1907. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27714898

Hennild DE, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Joaquím LC, Christensen K, Sodemann M, Beck-Nielsen H, Jensen DM. Prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and other types of dysglycaemia among young twins and singletons in Guinea-Bissau. BMC Endocr Disord. 2016 Aug 4;16(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s12902-016-0126-6.

https://bmcendocrdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12902-016-0126-6

Hønge BL, Andersen MN, Jespersen S, Medina C, Correira FG, Jakobsen MR, Laursen A, Erikstrup C, Møller HJ, Wejse C; Bissau HIV cohort study group. Brief Report: Macrophage Activation in HIV-2-Infected Patients Is Less Affected by Antiretroviral Treatment-sCD163 in HIV-1, HIV-2, and HIV-1/2 Dually Infected Patients. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jul 1;72(3):254-8. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000939.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26825178

Hønge BL, Jespersen S, Aunsborg J, Medina C, Té DS, da Silva ZJ, Laursen AL, Østergaard L, Erikstrup C, Wejse C. High prevalence and excess mortality of late presenters among HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dually infected patients in Guinea-Bissau - a cohort study from West Africa. Pan Afr Med J. 2016;88:203-4

Hønge BL, Jespersen S, Medina C, Wejse C, Erikstrup C. Comment on Lô et al.: Prevalence of hepatitis B markers in Senegalese HIV-1 infected patients. J Med Virol. 2016 Oct;88(10):1653-4. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24455.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26693949

Hønge BL, Jespersen S, Mendes DV, Wejse C, Erikstrup C. Comment on Gautheret-Dejean et al.: Performance of rapid tests for discrimination between HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 infections. J Med Virol. 2016 Mar;88(3):367-8. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24365. No abstract available.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26366875

Im J, Nichols C, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Sow AG, Løfberg S, Tall A, Pak GD, Aaby P, Baker S, Clemens JD, Espinoza LM, Konings F, May J, Monteiro M, Niang A, Panzner U, Park SE, Schütt-Gerowitt H, Wierzba TF, Marks F, von Kalckreuth V. Prevalence of Salmonella Excretion in Stool: A Community Survey in 2 Sites, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15;62 Suppl 1:S50-5. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ789.

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/suppl_1/S50.full.pdf+html

Jensen KJ, Benn CS, van Crevel R. Unravelling the nature of non-specific effects of vaccines-A challenge for innate immunologists. Semin Immunol. 2016 Aug;28(4):377-83. doi: 10.1016/j.smim.2016.05.005. Epub 2016 Jun 25.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044532316300446

Jensen KJ, Fisker AB, Andersen A, Sartono E, Yazdanbakhsh M, Aaby P, Erikstrup C, Benn CS. The effects of vitamin A supplementation with measles vaccine on leucocyte counts and in vitro cytokine production.Br J Nutr. 2016: 115:619-28.

Jensen AK, Ravn H, Sørup S, Andersen P. A marginal structural model for recurrent events in the presence of time-dependent confounding: non-specific effects of vaccines on child hospitalisations. Stat Med. Epub 2016 Aug 31. doi: 10.1002/sim.7060.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27582304

Jespersen S, Hønge BL, Esbjörnsson J, Medina C, da Silva Té D, Correira FG, Laursen AL, Østergaard L, Andersen A, Aaby P, Erikstrup C, Wejse C; Bissau HIV Cohort study group. Differential effects of sex in a West African cohort of HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dually infected patients: men are worse off. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Feb;21(2):253-62. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12646. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26616349

Jespersen S, Thorsteinsson K, David KP, Lebech AM, Storgaard M. HIV in elderly women after travelling abroad. Ugeskr Laeger. 2016 May 2;178(18)

von Kalckreuth V, Konings F, Aaby P, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ali M, Aseffa A, Baker S, Breiman RF, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Clemens JD, Crump JA, Cruz Espinoza LM, Deerin JF, Gasmelseed N, Sow AG, Im J, Keddy KH, Cosmas L, May J, Meyer CG, Mintz ED, Montgomery JM, Olack B, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park SE, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Schütt-Gerowitt H, Soura AB, Warren MR, Wierzba TF, Marks F. The Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP): Clinical, Diagnostic, and Epidemiological  Methodologies. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15;62 Suppl 1:S9-S16. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ693.

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/suppl_1/S9.full.pdf+html

Kiraly N, Aage S, Benn CS. Disparity between vitamin A-induced Th1-dependent oral tolerance in newborn mice and vitamin A-induced atopic sensitization in Guinean girls. Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Mar;9(2):564. doi: 10.1038/mi.2016.6. epub 2016 Feb 10.

Kjærgaard J, Birk NM, Nissen TN, Thøstesen LM, Pihl GT, Benn CS, Jeppesen DL, Pryds O, Kofoed PE, Aaby P, Greisen G, Stensballe LG. Nonspecific effect of BCG vaccination at birth on early childhood infections: a randomized, clinical multicenter trial. Pediatr Res. 2016 Nov;80(5):681-685. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.142. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27429204

Kjærgaard J, Stensballe LG, Birk NM, Nissen TN, Thøstesen LM, Pihl GT, Nielsen AV, Kofoed P-E, Aaby P, Pryds O, Greisen G. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination at birth: Effects on infant growth. A randomized clinical trial. Early Hum Dev. 2016 Sep;100:49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.05.015

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27394195

Kjærgaard J, Stensballe LG, Birk NM, Nissen TN, Foss KT, Thøstesen LM, Pihl GT, Andersen A, Kofoed PE, Pryds O, Greisen G. Lack of a Negative Effect of BCG-Vaccination on Child Psychomotor Development: Results from the Danish Calmette Study - A Randomised Clinical Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 28;11(4):e0154541. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154541.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27123570

Klein SL, Shann F, Moss WJ, Benn CS, Aaby P. RTS,S malaria vaccine and increased mortality in girls. mBio 7(2):e00514-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.00514-16.

http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00514-16.full.pdf+html

Marks F, von Kalckreuth V, Aaby P, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ahmed MET, Ali M, Aseffa A, Biggs H, Bjerregaard-Andersen M et al. Incidence of invasive Salmonella infections in 13 sites in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet Global Health 2016. (in press)

Mogensen SW, Aaby P, Smedman L, Martins CL, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Ravn H. Introduction of standard measles vaccination in an urban African community in 1979 and overall child survival: a reanalysis of data from a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2016 Dec 20;6(12):e011317. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011317

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27998896

Mutua MK, Kimani-Murage E, Ngomi N, Ravn H, Mwaniki P, Echoka E. Fully immunized child: Coverage, timing and sequencing of routine immunization in an urban poor settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Tropical Medicine & International Health (in press)

Nichols C, Cruz Espinoza LM, von Kalckreuth V, Aaby P, Ahmed El Tayeb M, Ali M, Aseffa A, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Breiman RF, Cosmas L, Crump JA, Dekker DM, Gassama Sow A, Gasmelseed N, Hertz JT, Im J, Kabore LP, Keddy KH, Konings F, Valborg Løfberg S, Meyer CG, Montgomery JM, Niang A, Njariharinjakamampionona A, Olack B, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park JK, Park SE, Rabezanahary H, Rakotondrainiarivelo JP, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Raminosoa TM, Rubach MP, Teferi M, Seo HJ, Sooka A, Soura A, Tall A, Toy T, Yeshitela B, Clemens JD, Wierzba TF, Baker S, Marks F. Bloodstream Infections and Frequency of Pretreatment Associated With Age and Hospitalization Status in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 1;61 Suppl 4:S372-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ730. 

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/suppl_4/S372.full.pdf+html

Nissen TN, Birk NM, Kjærgaard J, Thøstesen LM, Pihl GT, Hoffmann T, Jeppesen DL, Kofoed PE, Greisen G, Benn CS, Aaby P, Pryds O, Stensballe LG. Adverse reactions to the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine in new-born infants-an evaluation of the Danish strain 1331 SSI in a randomized clinical trial. Vaccine. 2016 Apr 6. pii: S0264-410X(16)30097-4. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.100.

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0264410X16300974/1-s2.0-S0264410X16300974-main.pdf?_tid=76c7a930-0262-   11e6-bb33-00000aab0f27&acdnat=1460653440_ed076130d6276402d7365ccbfa0345ba

Noergaard B, Johannessen H, Fenger-Groen J, Kofoed P-E, Ammentorp J. Participatory action research – what works? Journal of Public Health Research. 2016;5:122-9.

Nordentoft PB, Engell-Sørensen T, Jespersen S, Correia FG, Medina C, da Silva Té D, Østergaard L, Laursen AL, Wejse C, Hønge BL; Bissau HIV Cohort study group. Assessing factors for loss to follow-up of HIV infected patients in Guinea-Bissau. Infection. 2016 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27743308

Panzner U, Pak GD, Aaby P, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ali M, Aseffa A, Baker S, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Crump JA, Deerin J, Cruz Espinoza LM, Gasmelseed N, Heriniaina JN, Hertz JT, Im J, von Kalckreuth V, Keddy KH, Lankoande B, Løfberg S, Meyer CG, Oresto MM, Park JK, Park SE, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Sarpong N, Soura AB, Gassama Sow A, Tall A, Teferi M, Worku A, Yeshitela B, Wierzba TF, Marks F. Utilization of Healthcare in the Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15;62 Suppl 1:S56-68. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ891.

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/suppl_1/S56.full.pdf+html

Park SE, Pak GD, Aaby P, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ali M, Aseffa A, Biggs HM, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Breiman RF, Crump JA, Cruz Espinoza LM, Eltayeb MA, Gasmelseed N, Hertz JT, Im J, Jaeger A, Parfait Kabore L, von Kalckreuth V, Keddy KH, Konings F, Krumkamp R, MacLennan CA, Meyer CG, Montgomery JM, Ahmet Niang A, Nichols C, Olack B, Panzner U, Park JK, Rabezanahary H, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Sampo E, Sarpong N, Schütt-Gerowitt H, Sooka A, Soura AB, Sow AG, Tall A, Teferi M, Yeshitela B, May J, Wierzba TF, Clemens JD, Baker S, Marks F. The Relationship Between Invasive Nontyphoidal Salmonella Disease, Other Bacterial Bloodstream Infections, and Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15;62 Suppl 1:S23-31. 

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/suppl_1/S23.full.pdf+html

Patsche CB, Rudolf F, Gomes V, Østergaard L, Aaby P, Byberg S, Wejse C. Low prevalence of malnourishment among household contacts to patients with tuberculosis in Guinea-Bissau. (Accepted IJTLD)

Pisani E, Aaby P, Breugelmans JG, Carr D, Groves T, Helinski M, Kamuya D, Kern S, Littler K, Marsh V, Mboup S, Merson L, Sankoh O, Serafini M, Schneider M, Schoenenberger V, Guerin PJ. Beyond open data: realising the health benefits of sharing data. BMJ. 2016 Oct 10;355:i5295. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i5295

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27758792

Rasmussen SM, Biering-Sørensen S, Byberg S, Andersen A, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Martins CL, Aaby P. The effect of early measles vaccination at 4.5 months of age on growth at 9 and 24 months of age in a randomized trial in Guinea-Bissau. BMC Pediatr. 2016 Dec 3;16(1):199

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27912735

Rasmussen DN, Wejse C, Larsen O, Da Silva Z, Aaby P, Sodemann M. The when and how of male circumcision and the risk of HIV: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of two HIV surveys from Guinea-Bissau. Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Feb 1;23:21. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.23.21.7797. eCollection 2016.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27200126

Rieckmann A, Villumsen M, Sørup S, Haugaard LK, Ravn H, Roth A, Baker JL, Benn CS, Aaby P. Vaccinations against smallpox and tuberculosis are associated with better long-term survival: a Danish case-cohort study 1971- 2010. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Jul 5. pii: dyw120. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27380797

Saadatian-Elahi M, Aaby P, Shann F, Netea MG, Levy O, Louis J, Picot V, Greenberg M, Warren W. Heterologous vaccine effects. Vaccine. 2016 Jul 25;34(34):3923-30. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.020. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27312214

Schaltz-Buchholzer F, Frankel HN, Benn CS. The real-life number of neonatal doses of Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine in a 20-dose vial. Glob Health Action (in press)

Seegert AB, Rudolf F, Wejse C, Neupane D. Tuberculosis and hypertension - a systematic review of the literature. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 24. pii: S1201-9712(16)31659-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.12.016. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28027993

Silventoinen K, Jelenkovic A, Sund R, Hur YM, Yokoyama Y, Honda C, Hjelmborg Jv, Möller S, Ooki S, Aaltonen S, Ji F, Ning F, Pang Z, Rebato E, Busjahn A, Kandler C, Saudino KJ, Jang KL, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, Gao W, Yu C, Li L, Corley RP, Huibregtse BM, Christensen K, Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Loos RJ, Heikkilä K, Wardle J, Llewellyn CH, Fisher A, McAdams TA, Eley TC, Gregory AM, He M, Ding X, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Beck-Nielsen H, Sodemann M, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Stazi MA, Fagnani C, D'Ippolito C, Knafo-Noam A, Mankuta D, Abramson L, Burt SA, Klump KL, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ, Maes HH, Krueger RF, McGue M, Pahlen S, Gatz M, Butler DA, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt TC, Craig JM, Saffery R, Freitas DL, Maia JA, Dubois L, Boivin M, Brendgen M, Dionne G, Vitaro F, Martin NG, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Chong Y, Swan GE, Krasnow R, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Tynelius P, Lichtenstein P, Haworth CM, Plomin R, Bayasgalan G, Narandalai D, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM, Öncel SY, Aliev F, Spector T, Mangino M, Lachance G, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Willemsen G, Rasmussen F, Goldberg JH, Sørensen TIa, Boomsma DI, Kaprio J. Genetic and environmental effects on body mass index from infancy to the onset of adulthood: an individual-based pooled analysis of 45 twin cohorts participating in the COllaborative project of Development of Anthropometrical measures in Twins (CODATwins) study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Aug;104(2):371-9. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.130252. Epub 2016 Jul 13.
(PR)(CO)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27413137 

Steiniche D, Jespersen S, Erikstrup C, Krarup H, Handberg A, Østergaard L, Haraldsdottir T, Medina C, Gomes Correira F, Laursen AL, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Wejse C, Hønge BL; Bissau HIV Cohort study group. Diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose in ART-naïve patients with HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dual infection in Guinea-Bissau: a cross-sectional study. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Apr;110(4):219-27. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trw017

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27076509

Stensballe LG, Sørup  S, Aaby P, Benn CS, Greisen G, Jeppesen DL, Birk NM, Kjærgaard J, Nissen TN, Pihl GT, Thøstesen LM, Kofoed PE, Pryds O, Ravn H. BCG-vaccination at birth and early childhood hospitalization. A randomized clinical multicenter trial. Arch Dis Child. 2016 Jul 21. pii: archdischild-2016-310760. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-310760. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2016/09/26/archdischild-2016-310760.full.pdf+html

Sørensen A, Jespersen S, Katzenstein TL, Medina C, Té Dda S, Correira FG, Hviid CJ, Laursen AL, Wejse C. Clinical presentation and opportunistic infections in HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dual seropositive patients in Guinea-Bissau. Infect Dis (Lond). 2016 Aug;48(8):604-11. doi: 10.1080/23744235.2016.1180708.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27163507

Sørup S, Benn CS, Poulsen A, Krause TG, Aaby P, Ravn H. Simultaneous vaccination with MMR and DTaP-IPV-Hib and rate of hospital admissions with any infections: A nationwide register based cohort study. Vaccine. 2016 Dec 7;34(50):6172-6180. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.11.005. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27840013

Sørup S, Stensballe LG, Krause TG, Aaby P, Benn CS, Ravn H. Oral Polio Vaccination and Hospital Admissions With Non-Polio Infections in Denmark: Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016;3:ofv204. [10.1093/ofid/ofv204]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4751340/

Tchounga BK, Hønge BL, Eholie SP, Coffie PA, Jespersen S, Wejse C, Dabis F, Geoffrey GS, Ekouevi DK; IeDEA West Africa collaboration. Effect of sex and age on outcomes among HIV-2-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy in West Africa. AIDS. 2016 Nov 13;30(17):2707-2714.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27536979

Thomsen D, Christiansen M, Medina C, Erikstrup C, Hønge BL. Discovery of a novel HLA-B*15 allele, HLA-B*15:379, in a patient from Guinea-Bissau. HLA. 2016 Oct;88(4):203-4. doi: 10.1111/tan.12873.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27593217

Ursing J, Rombo L, Rodrigues A, Kofoed PE. Artemether-Lumefantrine versus Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for Treatment of Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Children Aged Less than 15 Years in Guinea-Bissau - An Open-Label Non-Inferiority Randomised Clinical Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 20;11(9):e0161495. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161495.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27649561

Ursing J, Rombo L, Bergqvist Y, Rodrigues A, Kofoed PE. High-Dose Chloroquine for Treatment of Chloroquine-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria. J Infect Dis. 2016 Apr 15;213(8):1315-21. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv590.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26656124

Wolderslund M, Kofoed PE, Holst R, Axboe M, Ammentorp J. Digital audio recordings improve the outcomes of patient consultations: A randomised cluster trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Aug 29. pii: S0738-3991(16)30405-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.08.029. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27593087

Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) Gametocyte Study Group: Gametocyte carriage in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria following treatment with artemisinin combination therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data. BMC Med. 2016 May 24;14:79.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27221542

Yokoyama Y, Jelenkovic A, Sund R, Sung J, Hopper JL, Ooki S, Heikkilä K, Aaltonen S, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Willemsen G, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt TC, Saudino KJ, Cutler TL, Nelson TL, Whitfield KE, Wardle J, Llewellyn CH, Fisher A, He M, Ding X, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Beck-Nielsen H, Sodemann M, Song YM, Yang S, Lee K, Jeong HU, Knafo-Noam A, Mankuta D, Abramson L, Burt SA, Klump KL, Ordoñana JR, Sánchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Harris JR, Brandt I, Nilsen TS, Craig JM, Saffery R, Ji F, Ning F, Pang Z, Dubois L, Boivin M, Brendgen M, Dionne G, Vitaro F, Martin NG, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Aslan AK, Tynelius P, Haworth CM, Plomin R, Rebato E, Rose RJ, Goldberg JH, Rasmussen F, Hur YM, Sørensen TI, Boomsma DI, Kaprio J, Silventoinen K. Twin's Birth-Order Differences in Height and Body Mass Index From Birth to Old Age: A Pooled Study of 26 Twin Cohorts Participating in the CODATwins Project. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2016 Apr;19(2):112-24. doi: 10.1017/thg.2016.11

Yoshida S, Martines J, Lawn JE, Wall S, Souza JP, Rudan I, Cousens S; neonatal health research priority setting group, Aaby P, Adam I, Adhikari RK, Ambalavanan N, Arifeen SE, Aryal DR, Asiruddin S, Baqui A, Barros AJ, Benn CS, Bhandari V, Bhatnagar S, Bhattacharya S, Bhutta ZA, Black RE, Blencowe H, Bose C, Brown J, Bührer C, Carlo W, Cecatti JG, Cheung PY, Clark R, Colbourn T, Conde-Agudelo A, Corbett E, Czeizel AE, Das A, Day LT, Deal C, Deorari A, Dilmen U, English M, Engmann C, Esamai F, Fall C, Ferriero DM, Gisore P, Hazir T, Higgins RD, Homer CS, Hoque DE, Irgens L, Islam MT, de Graft-Johnson J, Joshua MA, Keenan W, Khatoon S, Kieler H, Kramer MS, Lackritz EM, Lavender T, Lawintono L, Luhanga R, Marsh D, McMillan D, McNamara PJ, Mol BW, Molyneux E, Mukasa GK, Mutabazi M, Nacul LC, Nakakeeto M, Narayanan I, Olusanya B, Osrin D, Paul V, Poets C, Reddy UM, Santosham M, Sayed R, Schlabritz-Loutsevitch NE, Singhal N, Smith MA, Smith PG, Soofi S, Spong CY, Sultana S, Tshefu A, van Bel F, Gray LV, Waiswa P, Wang W, Williams SL, Wright L, Zaidi A, Zhang Y, Zhong N, Zuniga I, Bahl R. Setting research priorities to improve global newborn health and prevent stillbirths by 2025. J Glob Health. 2016 Jun;6(1):010508. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.010508.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4576458/pdf/jogh-06-010508.pdf

2015

 

Thøstesen L.M., Nissen T.N., Kjærgaard J., Pihl G.T., Birk N.M., Benn C.S., Greisen G, Kofoed P., Pryds O., Ravn H., Jeppesen D.L., Aaby P., Stensballe L.G. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin immunisation at birth and morbidity among Danish children: A prospective, randomized, clinic trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 May;42:213-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.04.006. Epub 2015 Apr 18.

Full text

Fryer HR, Van Tienen C, Van Der Loeff MS, Aaby P, Da Silva ZJ, Whittle H, Rowland-Jones SL, de Silva TI. Predicting the extinction of HIV-2 in rural Guinea-Bissau. AIDS. 2015 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

Aaby P, Rodrigues A, Kofoed PE, Benn CS. RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine and child mortality. Lancet. 2015 Oct 31;386(10005):1735-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00693-5.

Abstract

Mutua MK, Ochako R, Ettarh R, Ravn H, Echoka E, Mwaniki P. Effects of low birth weight on time to BCG vaccination in an urban poor settlement in Nairobi, Kenya: an observational cohort study. BMC Pediatr. 2015 Apr 18;15:45. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0360-5

Abstract, Full text  

Storgaard L, Rodrigues A, Martins C, Nielsen BU, Ravn H, Benn CS, Aaby P, Fisker AB. Development of BCG scar and subsequent morbidity and mortality in rural Guinea-Bissau. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15;61(6):950-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ452. Epub 2015 Jun 9.

Abstract, Full text

Lund N, Andersen A, Hansen AS, Jepsen FS, Barbosa A, Biering-Sørensen S, Rodrigues A, Ravn H, Aaby P, Benn CS. The Effect of Oral Polio Vaccine at Birth on Infant Mortality: A Randomized Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 15;61(10):1504-11. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ617. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

Abstract, Full text

Benn CS, Aaby P, Arts RJ, Jensen KJ, Netea MG, Fisker AB. An enigma: why vitamin A supplementation does not always reduce mortality even though vitamin A deficiency is associated with increased mortality. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;44(3):906-18. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv117. Epub 2015 Jul 2.

Abstract, Full text, PDF

Biering-Sørensen S, Andersen A, Ravn H, Monterio I, Aaby P, Benn CS. Early BCG vaccine to low-birth-weight infants and the effects on growth in the first year of life: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pediatr. 2015 Sep 28;15:137. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0452-2

Abstract, Full text, PDF

Fisker AB, Rodrigues A, Martins C, Ravn H, Byberg S, Thysen S, Storgaard L, Pedersen M, Fernandes M, Benn CS, Aaby P. Reduced All-Cause Child Mortality After General Measles Vaccination Campaign in Rural Guinea-Bissau. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Timmermann CA, Biering-Sørensen S, Aaby P, Fisker AB, Monteiro I, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Ravn H. Tuberculin reaction and BCG scar: association with infant mortality. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Oct 1. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12614. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Dyrehave C, Rasmussen DN, Hønge BL, Jespersen S, Correia FG, Medina C, Wejse C, Rodkjaer L; Bissau HIV Cohort Study Group. Nonadherence is Associated with Lack of HIV-Related Knowledge: A Cross-Sectional Study among HIV-Infected Individuals in Guinea-Bissau. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2015 Aug 21. pii: 2325957415599211. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text, PDF

Aaby P, Martins CL, Ravn H, Rodrigues A, Whittle HC, Benn CS. Is early measles vaccination better than later measles vaccination? Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;109(1):16-28. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru174.

Abstract, Full text

Jensen KJ, Ndure J, Plebanski M, Flanagan KL. Heterologous and sex differential effects of administering vitamin A supplementation with vaccines. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;109(1):36-45. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru184. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

AbstractFull text  

Aaby P, Nielsen J, Benn CS, Trape JF. Sex-differential and non-specific effects of routine vaccinations in a rural area with low vaccination coverage: an observational study from Senegal. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;109(1):77-84. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru186

Abstract, Full text

 

2014

 

 

Depledge DP, Gray ER, Kundu S, Cooray S, Poulsen A, Aaby P, Breuer J. Evolution of cocirculating varicella-zoster virus genotypes during a chickenpox outbreak in Guinea-Bissau. J Virol. 2014 Dec;88(24):13936-46. doi: 10.1128/JVI.02337-14. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

Abstract

 

Lemvik G1, Rudolf F, Vieira F, Sodemann M, Østergaard L, Rodrigues A, Gomes V, Aaby P, Wejse C. Decline in overall, smear-negative and HIV-positive TB incidence while smear-positive incidence stays stable in Guinea-Bissau 2004-2011. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Nov;19(11):1367-76. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12378. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

Abstract

Aaby P, Kollmann TR, Benn CS. Nonspecific effects of neonatal and infant vaccination: public-health, immunological and conceptual challenges. Nat Immunol 2014 Oct;15(10):895-9. doi: 10.1038/ni.2961.

Abstract, Full text 

Aaby P, Martins CL, Garly ML, Andersen A, Fisker AB, Claesson MH, Ravn H, Rodrigues A, Whittle HC, Benn CS. Measles vaccination in the presence or absence of maternal measles antibody: impact on child survival. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 15;59(4):484-92. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu354. Epub 2014 May 14.

Abstract, Full text

Andersen A, Jensen KJ, Erikstrup C, Ravn H, Fisker AB, Lisse IM, Sartono E, Aaby P, Yazdanbakhsh M, Benn CS. Both very low- and very high in vitro cytokine responses were associated with infant death in low-birth-weight children from Guinea Bissau. Plos One, 2014 Apr 8;9(4):e93562. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093562. eCollection 2

Abstract, Full text

Bärnighausen T, Berkley S, Bhutta ZA, Bishai DM, Black MM, Bloom DE, Constenla D, Driessen J, Edmunds J, Evans D, Griffiths U, Hansen P, Hashmani FN,  Hutubessy R, Jamison DT, Jha P, Jit M, Johnson H, Laxminarayan R, Lee BY, Mhatre S, Mills A, Nordström A, Ozawa S, Prosser L, Silver K, Benn CS, Standaert B, Walker D. Reassessing the value of vaccines. Lancet Glob Health. 2014 May;2(5):e251-2. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70170-0.

Full text

Benn CS, Martins CL, Fisker AB, Diness BR, Garly ML, Balde I, Rodrigues A, Whittle H, Aaby P. Interaction between neonatal vitamin A supplementation and timing of measles vaccination: a retrospective analysis of three randomized trials from Guinea-Bissau. Vaccine. 2014 Sep 22;32(42):5468-74. doi: 0.1016/j.vaccine.2014.07.090 Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Abstract, Full text

Benn CS, Diness BR, Balde I, Rodrigues A, Lausch KR, Martins CL, Fisker AB, Aaby P. Two different doses of supplemental vitamin A did not affect mortality of normal-birth-weight neonates in Guinea-Bissau in a randomized controlled trial. J Nutr. 2014 Sep;144(9):1474-9. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.192674. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Abstract, Full text

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Biering-Sørensen S, Gomes GM, Bidonga A, Jensen DM, Rodrigues A, Christensen K, Aaby P, Beck-Nielsen H, Benn CS, Sodemann M. Infant twin mortality and hospitalisations after the perinatal period - a prospective cohort study from Guinea-Bissau. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Dec;19(12):1477-87. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12388. Epub 2014 Sep 22.

Abstract, Full text

Christensen LD, Eriksen HB, Biering-Sørensen S, Balé C, Do VA, Andersen A, Martins CL, Sodemann M, Aaby P, Benn CS. The effect of early measles vaccination on thymic size. A randomized study from Guinea-Bissau. Vaccine. 2014 Mar 26;32(15):1641-4. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.01.034. Epub 2014 Feb 9.

Abstract, Full text

Eriksen HB, Lund N, Biering-Sørensen S, Correia C, Barbosa A, Andersen A, Aaby P, Jeppesen DL, Benn CS. Does oral polio vaccine at birth affect the size of the thymus? Observations within a randomized trial. Vaccine. 2014 Apr 8. pii: S0264-410X(14)00473-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.03.082. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Eriksen HB, Biering-Sørensen S, Lund N, Correia C, Rodrigues A, Andersen A, Ravn H, Aaby P, Jeppesen DL, Benn CS. Factors associated with thymic size at birth among low and normal birth-weight infants. J Pediatr. 2014 Oct;165(4):713-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.06.051. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

Abstract, Full text

Fisker AB, Benn CS, Ravn H, Aaby P. Reply to Dr Schmid et al. Vaccine. 2014 May  13;32(23):2668-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.03.060. Epub 2014 Apr 1.

Abstract, Full text

Fisker AB, Bale C, Rodrigues A, Balde I, Fernandes M, Jørgensen MJ, Danneskiold-Samsøe N, Hornshøj L, Rasmussen J, Christensen ED, Bibby BM, Aaby P, Benn CS. High-dose vitamin A with vaccination after 6 months of age: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep;134(3):e739-48. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0550.

Abstract, Full text

Fisker AB, Hornshøj L, Rodrigues A, Balde I, Fernandes M, Benn CS, Aaby P. Effects of the introduction of new vaccines in Guinea-Bissau on vaccine coverage, vaccine timeliness, and child survival: an observational study. Lancet Glob Health. 2014 Aug;2(8):e478-87. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70274-8. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

Abstract, Full text

Fisker AB, Ravn H, Rodrigues A, Østergaard MD, Bale C, Benn CS, Aaby P. Co-administration of live measles and yellow fever vaccines and inactivated pentavalent vaccines is associated with increased mortality compared with measles and yellow fever vaccines only. An observational study from Guinea-Bissau. Vaccine. 2014 Jan 23;32(5):598-605. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.11.074. Epub 2013 Dec 8.

Abstract, Full text

Hansen AS, Lund N, Flanagan KL, Rodrigues A, Njie-Jobe J, Sanyang LC, Salanti A, Andersen A, Aaby P, Benn CS, Whittle H. Randomized trial: The effect of oral polio vaccine at birth on polio antibody titers at 6 weeks and 6 months of age. Trials in Vaccinology 2014;3:33-39

Abstract

Hønge BL, Bjarnason Obinah MP, Jespersen S, Medina C, da Silva Té D, José da Silva Z, Ostergaard L, Laursen AL, Wejse C, Erikstrup C. Performance of 3 rapid tests for discrimination between HIV-1 and HIV-2 in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr.2014 Jan 1;65(1):87-90.doi:10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182a97b81

Abstract, Full text

Jensen KJ, Sondergaard M, Andersen A, Sartono E, Martins C, et al.  A Randomized Trial of an Early Measles Vaccine at 4(1/2) Months of Age in Guinea-Bissau: Sex-Differential Immunological Effects. PLoS One, 2014 May 16;9(5):e97536. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097536. eCollection 2014.

Abstract, Full text

Jensen KJ, Larsen N, Biering-Sørensen S, Andersen A, Eriksen HB, Monteiro I,  Hougaard D, Aaby P, Netea MG, Flanagan KL, Benn CS. Heterologous Immunological Effects of Early BCG Vaccination in Low-Birth-Weight Infants in Guinea-Bissau: A  Randomized-controlled Trial. J Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 15;211(6):956-67. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu508.0 Epub 2014 Sep 9.

Abstract, Full text

Jensen KJ, Karkov HS, Lund N, Andersen A, Eriksen HB, Barbosa AG, Kantsø B, Aaby P, Benn CS. The immunological effects of oral polio vaccine provided with BCG vaccine at birth: a randomised trial. Vaccine. 2014 Oct 14;32(45):5949-56. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.08.062.

Full text

Kleinnijenhuis J, Quintin J, Preijers F, Benn CS, Joosten LA, Jacobs C, van Loenhout J, Xavier RJ, Aaby P, van der Meer JW, van Crevel R, Netea MG. Long-lasting effects of BCG vaccination on both heterologous Th1/Th17 responses and innate trained immunity. J Innate Immun. 2014;6(2):152-8. doi: 10.1159/000355628. Epub 2013 Oct 30.

Full text

Kruse AY, Phuong CN, Ho BT, Stensballe LG, Pedersen FK, Greisen G. Identification of important and potentially avoidable risk factors in a prospective audit study of neonatal deaths in a paediatric hospital in Vietnam. Acta Paediatr. 2014 Feb;103(2):139-44. doi: 10.1111/apa.12423. Epub 2013 Oct 31

Full text

Lund N, Biering-Sørensen S, Andersen A, Monteiro I, Camala L, Jørgensen MJ, Aaby P, Benn CS. Neonatal vitamin A supplementation associated with a cluster of deaths and poor early growth in a randomised trial among low-birth-weight boys of vitamin A versus oral polio vaccine at birth. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Aug 28;14:214. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-214.

Full text 

Martins CL, Benn CS, Andersen A, Balé C, Schaltz-Buchholzer F, Do VA, Rodrigues A, Aaby P, Ravn H, Whittle H, Garly ML. A randomized trial of a standard dose of Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine given at 4.5 months of age: effect on total hospital admissions. J Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 1;209(11):1731-8. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit804. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Full text

Martins C, Garly ML, Bale C, Rodrigues A, Njie-Jobe J, Benn CS, Whittle H, Aaby P. Measles virus antibody responses in children randomly assigned to receive standard-titer edmonston-zagreb measles vaccine at 4.5 and 9 months of age, 9 months of age, or 9 and 18 months of age. J Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1;210(5):693-700. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu117. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Full text

Meinich Petersen S, Zoffmann V, Kjærgaard J, Graff Stensballe L, Greisen G. Disappointment and adherence among parents of newborns allocated to the control group: a qualitative study of a randomized clinical trial. Trials, 2014 Apr 15;15:126. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-126.

Abstract, Full text

Nissen TN, Thøstesen LM, Birk NM, Pihl G, Kjærgaard J, Stensballe LG. [The bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine may reduce the general child morbidity.]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Apr 28;176(9). pii: V12120700. Danish.

Rudolf F, Haralsdottir TL, Mendes MS, Wagner AJ, Gomes VF, Aaby P, Ostergaard L, Eugen-Olsen J, Wejse C. Can tuberculosis case finding among health-care seeking adults be improved? Observations from Bissau. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Mar;18(3):277-85. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0517

Full text

Sankoh O, Welaga P, Debpuur C, Zandoh C, Gyaase S, Poma MA, Mutua MK, Hanifi SM, Martins C, Nebie E, Kagoné M, Emina JB, Aaby P. The non-specific effects of vaccines and other childhood interventions: the contribution of INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems. Int J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun;43(3):645-53. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu101. Epub 2014 May 30. Review.

Full text

Sørup S, Benn CS, Poulsen A, Krause TG, Aaby P, Ravn H. Live vaccine against  measles, mumps, and rubella and the risk of hospital admissions for nontargeted infections. JAMA. 2014 Feb 26;311(8):826-35. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.470.

Sørup S, Benn CS, Stensballe LG, Aaby P, Ravn H. Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and respiratory syncytial virus-associated hospital contact. Vaccine. 2015 Jan 1;33(1):237-45. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.07.110. Epub 2014 Nov 1

Full text

Thysen SM, Byberg S, Pedersen M, Rodrigues A, Ravn H, Martins C, Benn CS, Aaby P, Fisker AB. BCG coverage and barriers to BCG vaccination in Guinea-Bissau: an observational study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Oct 4;14:1037. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1037.

Abstract, Full text

Yoshida S, Rudan I, Lawn JE, Wall S, Souza JP, Martines J, Bahl R; neonatal health research priority setting group. Newborn health research priorities beyond 2015. Lancet. 2014 Jul 12;384(9938):e27-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60263-4.

 

 Bandim Health Project articles published during 2013

Andersen A, Benn CS, Jørgensen MJ, Ravn H. 2013. Censored correlated cytokine concentrations: multivariate Tobit regression using clustered variance estimation. Stat Med, Jul 20; 32 (16): 2859-74. doi: 10.1002/sim.5696

Abstract, Full text

Andersen A, Roth A, Jensen KJ, Erikstrup C, Lisse IM, Whittle H, Sartono E, Yazdanbakhsh M, Aaby P, Benn CS. 2013. The immunological effect of revaccination with Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine at 19 months of age. Vaccine. Mar 6. pii: S0264-410X(13)00239-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.02.050

Abstract, Full text

Benn CS, Fisker AB, Aaby P. 2013. Vitamin A supplementation in Indian children. Lancet.2013 Aug 17; 382(9892):593. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61737-7

Full text

Benn CS, Netea MG, Selin LK, Aaby P. 2013. A small jab – a big effect: nonspecific immunomodulation by vaccines. Trends Immunol, May 13. pii: S1471-4906(13)00058-6. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2013.04.004

Abstract, Full text

Biering-Sørensen S, Fisker AB, Ravn H, Camala L, Monteiro I, Aaby P, Benn CS. 2013. The effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on growth in the first year of life among low-birth-weight infants in Guinea-Bissau: two by two factorial randomised controlled trial. BMC Pediatr, May 23;13(1):87

Abstract, Full text

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Hansen L, Silva LI, Joaquim LC, Hennild DE, Christiansen L, Benn CS, Aaby P, Christensen K, Møller-Jensen D, Sodemann M, Beck-Nielsen H. 2013. Risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus among young twins and singletons in Guinea-Bissau. Diabetes Care  Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Gomes MA,  Joaquim LC, Rodrigues A, Jensen DM, Christensen K, Benn CS, Aaby P,  Beck-Nielsen H, Sodemann M. Establishing a twin registry in Guinea-Bissau. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2013 Feb; 16(1): 179-84. doi: 10.1017/thg.2012.90. Epub 2012 Oct 22.

Collins R, Hu T, Wejse C, Sirugo C, Williams S and Moore J. 2013. Multifactor dimensionality reduction reveals a three-locus epistatic interaction associated with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis. BioData Mining, 6(1): 4.

Full text

Danneskiold-Samsøe N, Fisker AB, Jørgensen MJ, Ravn H, Andersen A, Balde ID, Leo-Hansen C, Rodrigues A, Aaby P, Benn CS. 2013. Determinants of vitamin A deficiency in children between 6 months and 2 years of age in Guinea-Bissau. BMC Public Health,13:172. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-172.         

Abstract, Full text

Ekouevi DK, Balestre E, Coffie PA, Minta D, Messou E, Sawadogo A, Minga A, Sow PS, Bissagnene E, Eholie SP, Gottlieb GS, Dabis F; IeDEA West Africa collaboration, Zannou DM, Ahouada C, Akakpo J, Ahomadegbé C, Bashi J, Gougounon-Houéto A, Azon-Kouanou A, Houngbé F, Koumakpaï S, Alihonou F, d'Almeida M, Hodonou I, Hounhoui G, Sagbo G, Tossa-Bagnan L, Adjide H, Drabo J, Bognounou R, Dienderé A, Traore E, Zoungrana L, Zerbo B, Sawadogo AB, Zoungrana J, Héma A, Soré I, Bado G, Tapsoba A, Yé D, Kouéta F, Ouedraogo S, Ouédraogo R, Hiembo W, Gansonré M, Messou E, Gnokoro JC, Koné M, Kouakou GM, Bosse CA, Brou K, Assi AI, Chenal H, Hawerlander D, Soppi F, Minga A, Abo Y, Bomisso G, Eholié SP, Amego MD, Andavi V, Diallo Z, Ello F, Tanon AK, Koule SO, Anzan KC, Guehi C, Aka EA, Issouf KL, Kouakou JC, N'gbeche MS, Touré P, Avit-Edi D, Kouakou K, Moh M, Yao VA, Folquet MA, Dainguy ME, Kouakou C, Méa-Assande VT, Oka-Berete G, Zobo N, Acquah P, Kokora MB, Eboua TF, Timité-Konan M, Ahoussou LD, Assouan JK, Sami MF, Kouadio C, Renner L, Goka B, Welbeck J, Sackey A, Owiafe SN, Wejse C, Silva ZJ, Paulo J, Rodrigues A, da Silva D, Medina C, Oliviera-Souto I, Ostergaard L, Laursen A, Sodemann M, Aaby P, Fomsgaard A, Erikstrup C, Eugen-Olsen J, Maïga MY, Diakité FF, Kalle A, Katile D, Traore HA, Minta D, Cissé T, Dembelé M, Doumbia M, Fomba M, Kaya AS, Traoré AM, Traoré H, Toure AA, Dicko F, Sylla M, Berthé A, Traoré HC, Koïta A, Koné N, N'diaye C, Coulibaly ST, Traoré M, Traoré N, Charurat M, Ajayi S, Dapiap S, Otu, Igbinoba F, Benson O, Adebamowo C, James J, Obaseki, Osakede P, Olasode J, Sow PS, Diop B, Manga NM, Tine JM, Signate Sy H, Ba A, Diagne A, Dior H, Faye M, Gueye RD, Mbaye AD, Patassi A, Kotosso A, Kariyare BG, Gbadamassi G, Komi A, Mensah-Zukong KE, Pakpame P, Lawson-Evi AK, Atakouma Y, Takassi E, Djeha A, Ephoévi-Gah A, Djibril SE, Dabis F, Bissagnene E, Arrivé E, Coffie P, Ekouevi D, Jaquet A, Leroy V, Lewden C, Sasco A, Azani JC, Allou G, Balestre E, Bohossou F, Karcher S, Gonsan JM, Carrou JL, Lenaud S, Nchot C, Malateste K, Yao AR, Siloué B, Clouet G, Djetouan H, Doring A, Kouakou A, Rabourdin E, Rivenc J, Anglaret X, Ba B, Essanin JB, Ciaranello A, Datté S, Desmonde S, Diby JS, Gottlieb GS, Horo AG, Kangah SN, Malvy D, Meless D, Mounkaila-Harouna A, Ndondoki C, Shiboski C, Thiébaut R, Pac-Ci, Abidjan. 2013. Characteristics of HIV-2 and HIV-1/HIV-2 Dually Seropositive Adults in West Africa Presenting for Care and Antiretroviral Therapy: The IeDEA-West Africa HIV-2 Cohort Study. PloS One. 2013 Jun 18;8(6):e66135. Print 2013.

Abstract, Full text

Fenner L, Ballif M, Graber C, Nhandu V, Dusingize JC, Cortes CP, Carriquiry G, Anastos K, Garone D, Jong E, Gnokoro JC, Sued O, Ajayi S, Diero L, Wools-Kaloustian K, Kiertiburanakul S, Castelnuovo B, Lewden C, Durier N, Sterling TR, Egger M. 2013. Tuberculosis in antiretroviral treatment programs in lower income countries: availability and use of diagnostics and screening. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 17;8(10):e77697. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077697.

Full text

Fisker AB, Bale C, Jørgensen MJ, Balde I, Hornshøj L, Bibby BM, Aaby P, Benn CS. 2013. High-dose vitamin A supplementation administered with vaccinations after 6 months of age: sex-differential adverse reactions and morbidity. Vaccine, 31(31):3191-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.072. Epub 2013 May 14

Abstract, Full text

Fisker AB, Ravn H, Rodrigues A, Østergaard MD, Bale C, Benn CS, Aaby P. 2013. Co-administration of live measles and yellow fever vaccines and inactivated pentavalent vaccines is associated with increased mortality compared with measles and yellow fever vaccines only. An observational study from Guinea-Bissau. Vaccine. 2014 Jan 23;32(5):598-605. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.11.074. Epub 2013 Dec 8.

Abstract, Full text

Flanagan KL, van Crevel R, Curtis N, Shann F, Levy O. 2013 Heterologous ("Non-specific") and Sex-differential Effects of Vaccines: Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, and Emerging Immunological Mechanisms. 
Clinical Infectious Diseases, doi: 10.1093/cid/cit209

Abstract, Full text

Gomez R, V. R., Jensen KJ, Jensen SS, Leo-Hansen C,  Jespersen S, Te D da S, Rodrigues CM, Janitzek CM, Vinner L, Katzenstein TL, Andersen PL, Kromann I,  Andreasen LV, Karlsson I, Fomsgaard A. 2013. Therapeutic vaccination using cationic liposome-adjuvanted HIV-1 peptides representing HLA-supertype-restricted subdominant T cell epitopes: Safety, immunogenicity and feasibility in Guinea-Bissau. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 2013;epub

Gomes VF, Andersen A, Lemvik G, Wejse C, Oliveira I, Vieira FJ, Carlos LJ, Vieira Cda S, Aaby P, Gustafson P. 2013. Impact of isoniazid preventive therapy on mortality among children less than 5 years old following exposure to tuberculosis at home in Guinea-Bissau: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 2013 Mar 26;3(3). pii: e001545. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001545

Abstract, Full text

Harpsøe  MC, Basit S, Bager P, Wohlfahrt J, Benn CS, E. Nøhr EA, Linneberg A, Jess T. Maternal obesity, gestational weight gain, and risk of asthma and atopic disease in offspring: A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr; 131(4):1033-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Nov 2

Hønge BL, Jespersen S, Nordentoft PB, Medina C, Té DS, da Silva ZJ, Østergaard L, Laursen AL, Wejse C. 2013. Loss to follow-up occurs at all stages in the diagnostic and follow-up period among HIV- infected patients in Guinea-Bissau: a 7-year retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2013 Oct 25;3(10):e003499. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003499.

Full text

Jørgensen MJ, Fisker AB, Sartono E, Andersen A, Erikstrup C, Lisse IM, Yazdanbakhsh M,  Aaby P, Benn CS. The effect of at-birth vitamin A supplementation on differential leucocyte counts and in vitro cytokine production: an immunological study nested within a randomised trial in Guinea-Bissau.  Br J Nutr. 2013 Feb; 109 (3):467-77. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512001304. Epub 2012 Jul 11.

Kiraly N, Balde A, Lisse IM, Eriksen HB, Aaby P, Benn CS. 2013. Vitamin A supplementation and risk of atopy: long-term follow-up of a randomized trial of vitamin A supplementation at six and nine months of age. BMC Pediatr. 2013 Nov 19;13(1):190. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Kiraly N, Benn CS, Biering-Sørensen S, Rodrigues A, Jensen KJ, Ravn H, Allen KJ, Aaby P. 2013. Vitamin A supplementation and BCG vaccination at birth may affect atopy in childhood: long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Allergy. 2013 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/all.12216. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Kjærgaard J, Stensballe LG. Bedre sundhed gennem Calmettevaccination? Best Practice nr. 6, maj 2013

Kleinnijenhuis J, Quintin J, Preijers F, Benn CS, Joosten LA, Jacobs C, van Loenhout J, Xavier RJ, Aaby P, van der Meer JW, van Crevel R, Netea MG. 2013. Long-Lasting Effects of BCG Vaccination on Both Heterologous Th1/Th17 Responses and Innate Trained Immunity. J Innate Immun. 2013 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Kruse AY, Chuong DHT, Phuong CN, Duc T, Stensballe LG, Prag J, Kurtzhals J, Greisen G, Pedersen FK. Neonatal bloodstream infections in a pediatric hospital in Vietnam: a cohort study. J Trop Pediatr. 2013 Jul 18. Doi 10.1093/tropej/fmt056.

Kruse AY, Ho BT, Phuong CN, Stensballe LG, Greisen G, Pedersen FK. Prematurity, asphyxia and congenital malformations underrepresented among neonates in a tertiary pediatric hospital in Vietnam. BMC Pediatr. 2012 Dec 29;12:199. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-199.

Full text

Kruse AY, Phuong CN, Ho BT, Stensballe LG, Pedersen FK, Greisen G. Identification of important and potentially avoidable risk factors in a prospective audit study of neonatal deaths in a paediatric hospital in Vietnam. Acta Paediatr. 2013 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/apa.12423.

Mane M, Fisker AB, Ravn H, Aaby P, Rodrigues A. Trends and determinants of mortality in women of reproductive age in rural Guinea-Bissau, West Africa-a cohort study. BMC Womens Health. 2013 Dec 5;13:48. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-13-48

Full text

Martins C, Garly ML, Bale C, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Whittle H, Aaby P. Measles antibody levels after vaccination with Edmonston-Zagreb and Schwarz measles vaccine at 9 months or at 9 and 18 months of age: A serological study within a randomised trial of different measles vaccines. Vaccine. 2013 Aug 27. doi:pii: S0264-410X(13)01135-3. 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.08.044. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract, Full text

Naeser V, Kahr N, Stensballe LG, Kyvik KO, Skytthe A, Backer V, Carson CG, Thomsen SF. Apgar score is related to development of atopic dermatitis: cotwin control study. J Allergy 2013;2013:712090. doi: 10.1155/2013/712090.

Full text

Nissen TNN, Thøstesen LM, Birk NM, Pihl G, Kjærgaard J, Stensballe LG. Bacille Calmette-Guerin kan muligvis sænke den generelle sygelighed hos børn. Ugeskr Laeger. 2013 Jul 5.

Ozkaya Sahin G, Holmgren B, Sheik-Khalil E, da Silva Z, Nielsen J, Nowroozalizadeh S, Månsson F, Norrgren H,  Aaby P, Fenyö EM, Jansson M. Effect of complement on HIV-2 plasma antiviral activity is intratype specific and potent. J Virol. 2013 Jan; 87(1):273-81. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01640-12. Epub 2012 Oct 17.

Full text

Rasmussen DN, Té DT, Rodkjaer L, Oliveira I, Medina C, Barfod T, Laursen AL, Aaby P, Sodemann M, Wejse C. Barriers and facilitators to antiretroviral therapy adherence among patients with HIV in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: a qualitative study. African Journal of AIDS Research 2013;1-8

Renner LA, Dicko F, Kouéta F, Malateste K, Gueye RD, Aka E, Eboua TK, Azondékon A, Okomo U, Touré P, Ekouévi D, Leroy V. 2013. Anaemia and zidovudine-containing antiretroviral therapy in paediatric antiretroviral programmes in the IeDEA Paediatric West African Database to evaluate AIDS. J Int AIDS Soc. 2013 Sep 17;16(1):18024. doi: 10.7448/IAS.16.1.18024.

Full text

Román VR, Jensen KJ, Jensen SS, Leo-Hansen C,  Jespersen S, da Silva Té D, Rodrigues CM, Janitzek CM, Vinner L, Katzenstein TL, Andersen P, Kromann I,  Andreasen LV, Karlsson I, Fomsgaard A. Therapeutic vaccination using cationic liposome-adjuvanted HIV type 1 peptides representing HLA-supertype-restricted subdominant T cell epitopes: safety, immunogenicity, and feasibility in Guinea-Bissau. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Nov; 29 (11): 1504-12.doi: 10.1089/AID.2013.0076.Epub 2013 Jun 21.

Rudolf F, Lemvik G, Abate E, Verkuilen J, Schön T, Gomes VF, Eugen-Olsen J, Østergaard L, Wejse C. 2013. TBscore II: refining and validating a simple clinical score for treatment monitoring of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Scand J Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;45(11):825-36. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2013.826876. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Full text

Stensballe LG, Simonsen J, Jensen SM, Bønnelykke K,  Bisgaard H. Use of antibiotics during pregnancy increases the risk of asthma in early childhood. J Pediatr.  2013 Apr; 162 (4):832-838.e3.doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.09.049. Epub 2012 Nov 6

Sørup S, Benn CS, Poulsen A, Krause TG, Aaby P, Ravn H. 2014. Live Vaccine Against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and the Risk of Hospital Admissions for Nontargeted Infections. JAMA. 2014;311(8):826-835. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.470

Abstract, Full text

Villumsen M, Jess T, Sørup S, Ravn H, Sturegård E, Benn CS, Aaby P, Roth A. 2013. Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease following Bacille Calmette-Guérin and Smallpox Vaccination: A Population-based Danish Case-Cohort Study, Inflamm Bowel Dis, 19(8): 1717-1724

Abstract, Full text

Wejse C. 2013. Point-of-care diagnostics for tuberculosis elimination? Lancet. 2013 Oct 25. pii: S0140-6736(13)62003-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62003-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Full text

Wejse C, Furtado A, Camara C, Lüneborg-Nielsen M, Sodemann M, Gerstoft J, Katzenstein TL. 2013. Impact of tuberculosis treatment on CD4 cell count, HIV RNA, and p24 antigen in patients with HIV and tuberculosis. Int J Infect Dis. 2013 Oct;17(10):e907-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.05.003. Epub 2013 Jun 28

Full text

Ørntoft NW, Thorsen K, Benn CS, Lemvik G, Nanque JR, Aaby P, Ostergaard L, Agergaard J. 2013. Leukocyte transcript alterations in West-African girls following a booster vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine. Scand J Clin Lab Invest

Abstract, Full text

 

 Bandim Health Project articles published during 2012

Aaby P, Whittle H and CS Benn. 2012. Vaccine programmes must consider their effect on general resistance. BMJ, 344:e3769.

Abstract, Full text

Aaby P, Benn CS, Nielsen J, Lisse IM, Rodrigues A, and H Ravn. 2012. Testing the hypothesis that diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis vaccine has negative non-specific and sex-differential effects on child survival in high-mortality countries. BMJ Open.

Abstract, Full text

Aaby P, Martins CL, Garly M-L, Rodrigues A, Benn CS and H Whittle. 2012. The optimal age of measles immunisation in low-income countries: a secondary analysis of the assumptions underlying the current policy. BMJ Open, 2(4).

Abstract, Full text

Aaby P and CS Benn. 2012. Saving lives by training innate immunity with bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America109(43): 17317-17318.

Abstract, Full text

Aaby P, Martins C, Benn CS, Whittle H. The new decade of vaccines. Lancet. 2012 Jan 7; 379(9810): 25-6; author reply 27. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60015-4.

Full text

Aaby P, Martins CL, Garly ML, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Whittle H. The optimal age of measles immunisation in low-income countries: a secondary analysis of the assumptions underlying the current policy. BMJ Open. 2012 Jul 19; 2(4). pii: e000761. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000761. Print 2012.

Full text

Aaby P, Ravn H, Roth A, Rodrigues A, Lisse IM, Diness BR, Lausch KR, Lund N, Rasmussen J, Biering-Sørensen S, Whittle H, Benn CS. Early diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination associated with higher female mortality and no difference in male mortality in a cohort of low birthweight children: an observational study within a randomised trial. Arch Dis Child. 2012 Aug; 97(8):685-91. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-300646. Epub 2012 Feb 13. 

Full text

Aaby P, Roth A, Biering-Sørensen S, Ravn H, Rodrigues A, Whittle H, Benn CS. No evidence of bias in trial showing BCG reduces neonatal mortality. J Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 1; 205(3):515-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jir761. Epub 2011 Dec 6.

Full text

Aaby P, Whittle H, Benn CS. Vaccine programmes must consider their effect on general resistance. BMJ. 2012 Jun 14; 344:e3769. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3769.

Aaby P, Benn C, Nielsen J, Lisse IM, Rodrigues A and Ravn H. 2012. Testing the hypothesis that diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine has negative non-specific and sex-differential effects on child survival in high-mortality countries. BMJ Open 2(3)

Full text

Andersen A, Benn CS, Jorgensen MJ and Ravn H. 2012. Censored correlated cytokine concentrations: multivariate Tobit regression using clustered variance estimation. Stat Med.

Full text

Benn CS. Combining vitamin A and vaccines: convenience or conflict? Dan Med J. 2012 Jan; 59 (1): B4378.

Benn CS and P Aaby. 2012. Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination administered after measles vaccine: increased female mortality? Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 31(10): 1095-1097.

Abstract, Full text

Benn CS and P Aaby. 2012. Does IPTi decrease malaria morbidity but not mortality? The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 30 July.

Abstract, Full text

Biering-Sørensen S, Søndergaard G, Vitting Andersen K, Andersen AM, Mortensen LH.  Time trends in socio-economic factors and risk of hospitalisation with infectious diseases in pre-school children 1985-2004: a Danish register-based study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2012 May; 26(3):226-35.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2011.01255.x. Epub 2012 Feb 20.

Biering-Sørensen S, Aaby P, Napirna BM, Roth A, Ravn H, Rodrigues A, Whittle H, Benn CS. Small randomized trial among low-birth-weight children receiving bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination at first health center contact. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Mar; 31(3): 306-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182458289.

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Gomes MA, Joaquim LC, Rodrigues A, Jensen DM, Christensen K, Benn CS, Aaby P, Beck-Nielsen H and M Sodemann. 2012. Establishing a Twin Registry in Guinea-Bissau. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22 October: 1-6.

Abstract, Full text

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Lund N, Jepsen FS, Camala L, Gomes MA, Christensen K, Christiansen L, Jensen DM, Aaby P, Beck-Nielsen H, Benn CS and M Sodemann. 2012. A prospective study of twinning and perinatal mortality in urban Guinea-Bissau. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 12: 140.

Abstract, Full text

de Silva TI, Aasa-Chapman M, Cotton M, Hué S, Robinson J, Bibollet-Ruche F, Sarge-Njie R, Berry N, Jaye A,  Aaby P, Whittle H, Rowland-Jones S,  Weiss R.  Potent autologous and heterologous neutralizing antibody responses occur in HIV-2 infection across a broad range of infection outcomes. J Virol. 2012 Jan; 86(2):930-46. doi: 10.1128/JVI.06126-11. Epub 2011 Nov 9.

Full text

Fisker AB, Aaby P, Bale C, Balde I, Biering-Sørensen S, Agergaard J, Martins C, Bibby BM, Benn CS. Does the effect of vitamin A supplements depend on vaccination status? An observational study from Guinea-Bissau. BMJ Open. 2012 Jan 12; 2(1): e000448. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000448. Print 2012.

Full text

Fisker AB, Aaby P, Benn CS . Re: There is no need for further placebo-controlled trials. BMJ Open 2.

Gomez Roman VR, Jensen SS, Leo-Hansen C, Jensen KJ, Janitzek CM, Rodrigues CM, Jespersen S, Katzenstein TL, Te Dda S and Fomsgaard A. 2012. Assessment of HIV-1 patient recruitability in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau using African versus North American hematology and biochemistry reference intervals. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 19(8): 1322-5

Full text

Harpsøe MC, Basit S, Bager P, Wohlfahrt J, Benn CS, Nohr EA, Linneberg A and T Jess. 2012. Maternal obesity, gestational weight gain, and risk of asthma and atopic disease in offspring: A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Nov 1. pii: S0091-6749(12)01502-3.

Abstract, Full text

Hirve S, Bavdekar A, Juvekar S, Benn CS, Nielsen J and P Aaby. 2012. Non-specific and sex-differential effects of vaccinations on child survival in rural western India. Vaccine, 30(50): 7300-7308.

Abstract, Full text

Hornshøj L, Benn CS, Fernandes M, Rodrigues A, Aaby P, Fisker AB. 2012. Vaccination Coverage and Out-of-Sequence Vaccinations in Rural Guinea-Bissau: An Observational Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 2(6).

Abstract, Full text

Jensen KJ, Gómez Román VR, Jensen SS, C. Leo-Hansen C, Karlsson I, Katzenstein TL, Rodrigues CM, Jespersen S,  Janitzek CM, Té Dda S, Hayes P, Fomsgaard A. Clade A HIV-1 Gag-specific T cell responses are frequent but do not correlate with viral loads in a cohort of treatment-naive HIV-infected individuals living in Guinea-Bissau. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 Dec; 19(12): 1999-2001. doi:10.1128/CVI.00399-12. Epub 2012 Oct 17.

Full text 

Jørgensen MJ, Fisker AB, Erikstrup C, Claesson MH, Benn CS.  SNP may modify the effect of vitamin A supplementation at birth on cytokine production in a whole blood culture assay. Br J Nutr. 2012 Mar; 107(5): 615-20. doi: 10.1017/S0007114511003515. Epub 2011 Jul 26.

Kaestel P, Martinussen T, Aaby P, Michaelsen KF, Friis H. Serum retinol is associated with stage of pregnancy and the acute phase response in pregnant women in Guinea-Bissau. J Nutr. 2012 May; 142(5): 942-7. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.155937. Epub 2012 Mar 21.

Full text

Karlsson I, Kløverpris H, Jensen KJ, Stryhn A, Buus S, Karlsson A, Vinner L, Goulder P, Fomsgaard A. Identification of conserved subdominant HIV Type 1 CD8(+) T Cell epitopes restricted within common HLA Supertypes for therapeutic HIV Type 1 vaccines. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2012 Nov; 28(11): 1434-43.  doi: 10.1089/AID.2012.0081. Epub 2012 Aug 14.

Kristensen K, Hjuler T, Ravn H, Simoes EA, Stensballe LG. Chronic diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, and congenital malformations as risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization: a population-based cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Mar; 54(6): 810-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir928. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

Full text

Kruse AY, Ho BT, Phuong CN, Stensballe LG, Greisen G, and FK Pedersen (2012). “Prematurity, asphyxia and congenital malformations underrepresented among neonates in a tertiary pediatric hospital in Vietnam.” BMC Pediatr. Dec 29;12:199. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-199.

Full text

Lassen J, Jensen AK, Bager P, Pedersen CB, Panum I, Nørgaard-Pedersen B, Aaby P, Wohlfahrt J, Melbye M. Parvovirus B19 infection in the first trimester of pregnancy and risk of fetal loss: a population-based case-control study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Nov 1; 176 (9): 803-7. doi: 10.1093/aje/kws177. Epub 2012 Oct 9.

Lund N, Andersen A, Monteiro I, Aaby P and CS Benn. 2012. No Effect of Oral Polio Vaccine administered at Birth on Mortality and Immune Response to BCG. A Natural Experiment. Vaccine, 60(47): 6694–6699

Abstract, Full text

Oliveira I, Andersen A, Furtado A, Medina C, da Silva D, da Silva ZJ, Aaby P, Laursen AL, Wejse C, Eugen-Olsen J,  Bissau HIV cohort study group.  Assessment of simple risk markers for early mortality among HIV-infected patients in Guinea-Bissau: a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2012 Nov 14; 2(6). pii: e001587. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001587. Print 2012.

Full text 

Ozkaya Sahin G, Holmgren B, da Silva Z, Nielsen J, Nowroozalizadeh S, Esbjörnsson J, Månsson F, Andersson S,  Norrgren H, Aaby P, Jansson M, Fenyö EM. Potent intratype neutralizing activity distinguishes human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) from HIV-1. J Virol. 2012 Jan; 86(2):961-71. doi: 10.1128/JVI.06315-11. Epub 2011 Nov 9.

Full text

Rabna P, Andersen A, Wejse C, Oliveira I, Gomes VF, Haaland MB, Aaby P, Eugen-Olsen J. Utility of the plasma level of suPAR in monitoring risk of mortality during TB treatment. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8): e43933. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0043933. Epub 2012 Aug 28.

Full text

Rasmussen J, Andersen A, Fisker AB, Ravn H, Sodemann M, Rodrigues A, Benn CS and P Aaby. 2012. Mid-upper-arm-circumference and mid-upper-arm circumference z-score: the best predictor of mortality? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18 July. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, advance online publication, 18 July 2012; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.95

Abstract, Full text

Richard SA, Black RE, Gilman RH, Guerrant RL, Kang G, Lanata CF, Mølbak K, Rasmussen ZA, Sack RB, Valentiner-Branth P, Checkley W, Childhood Infection and Malnutrition Network . Wasting is associated with stunting in early childhood. J Nutr . 2012 Jul; 142 (7): 1291-6. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.154922. Epub 2012 May 23.

Full text

Rudolf, F, Joaquim LC, Vieira C, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Andersen A, Erlandsen A, Sodemann M, Andersen PL and C Wejse. 2012. The Bandim tuberculosis score: Reliability and comparison with the Karnofsky performance score. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 31 October.

Abstract, Full text

Stensballe LG. Calmette kan mere? Positiv ikke-specifik effekt af den velkendte tuberkulose-vaccine. Månedsskrift Alm Praksis. Nov, 11:938

van Tienen C, de Silva TI, Alcantara LC, Onyango CO, Jarju S, Goncalves N, Vincent T, Aaby P, Whittle H, Schim van der Loeff M, Cotten M. Molecular epidemiology of endemic human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 in a rural community in Guinea-Bissau. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(6):e1690. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001690. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Full text

van Tienen C, McConkey SJ, de Silva TI, Cotton M, Kaye S, Sarge-Njie R, da Costa C, Goncalves N, Parker J, Vincent T, Jaye A, Aaby P, Whittle H, Schim van der Loeff M. Maternal proviral load and vertical transmission of human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 in Guinea-Bissau. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses . 2012 Jun; 28(6):584-90. doi: 10.1089/AID.2011.0219. Epub 2012 Mar 9.

Velez Edwards DR, Tacconelli A, Wejse C, Hill PC, Morris GA, Edwards TL, Gilbert JR, Myers JL, Park YS,  Stryjewski ME, Abbate E, Estevan R, Rabna P, Novelli G, Hamilton CD, Adegbola R, Østergaar L, Williams SM,  Scott WK, Sirugo G. MCP1 SNPs and pulmonary tuberculosis in cohorts from West Africa, the USA and Argentina: lack of association or epistasis with IL12B polymorphisms. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e32275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032275.Epub 2012 Feb 27

Full text

Vestergaard AL, Bentin H, Ladekarl M, Stensballe LG. Fagligt indstik: Calmette-studiet - BCG vaccination og sygelighed blandt danske småbørn. Tidsskrift for Jordemødre. 9. 2012

Villumsen M, Sørup S, Ravn H, Benn CS, Aaby P, Roth A and Jess T. 2012. P429 Risk of inflammatory bowel disease following bacille Calmette Guérin and smallpox vaccination: A population-based Danish base-cohort study. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 6, Supplement 1(0): S180. 

Full text

Welaga P, Nielsen J, Adjuik M, Debpuur C, Ross D, Ravn H, Benn CS and P Aaby. 2012. Non-specific effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles vaccinations? An analysis of surveillance data from Navrongo, Ghana. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 17(12): 1492-1505.

Abstract, Full text

Last revised 4 November 2015