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Professor Gunnar Bjune

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    1. Belay M, Bjune G, Abebe F. Prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV, and TB-HIV co-infection among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects in a predominantly pastoralist area, northeast Ethiopia. Glob Health Action. 2015; 8:27949. PMID: 26689454.
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    2. Belay M, Legesse M, Mihret A, Bekele Y, Bjune G, Abebe F. Lipoarabinomannan-specific TNF-a and IFN-? as markers of protective immunity against tuberculosis: a cohort study in an endemic setting. APMIS. 2015 Oct; 123(10):851-7. PMID: 26200933.
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    3. Belay M, Legesse M, Mihret A, Bekele Y, Ottenhoff TH, Franken KL, Bjune G, Abebe F. Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines against Rv2031 are elevated during latent tuberculosis: a study in cohorts of tuberculosis patients, household contacts and community controls in an endemic setting. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0124134. PMID: 25897840.
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    4. Yimer SA, Norheim G, Namouchi A, Zegeye ED, Kinander W, Tønjum T, Bekele S, Mannsåker T, Bjune G, Aseffa A, Holm-Hansen C. Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7 strains are associated with prolonged patient delay in seeking treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 53(4):1301-9. PMID: 25673798.
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    5. Larsson G, Shenoy KT, Ramasubramanian R, Thayumanavan L, Balakumaran LK, Bjune GA, Moum BA. High faecal calprotectin levels in intestinal tuberculosis are associated with granulomas in intestinal biopsies. Infect Dis (Lond). 2015 Mar; 47(3):137-43. PMID: 25522183.
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    6. Belay M, Legesse M, Dagne D, Mihret A, Bekele Y, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F. QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test conversions and reversions among tuberculosis patients and their household contacts in Addis Ababa: a one year follow-up study. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 03; 14:654. PMID: 25466365.
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    7. Larsson G, Shenoy KT, Ramasubramanian R, Thayumanavan L, Balakumaran LK, Bjune GA, Moum BA. Faecal calprotectin levels differentiate intestinal from pulmonary tuberculosis: An observational study from Southern India. United European Gastroenterol J. 2014 Oct; 2(5):397-405. PMID: 25360318.
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    8. Kuznetsov VN, Grjibovski AM, Mariandyshev AO, Johansson E, Bjune GA. Two vicious circles contributing to a diagnostic delay for tuberculosis patients in Arkhangelsk. Emerg Health Threats J. 2014; 7:24909. PMID: 25163673.
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    9. Larsson G, Shenoy T, Ramasubramanian R, Balakumaran LK, Småstuen MC, Bjune GA, Moum BA. Routine diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease in Southern India. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 May 07; 20(17):5017-24. PMID: 24803814.
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    10. Belay M, Ameni G, Bjune G, Couvin D, Rastogi N, Abebe F. Strain diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Afar pastoral region of Ethiopia. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:238532. PMID: 24734230.
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    11. Kuznetsov VN, Grjibovski AM, Mariandyshev AO, Johansson E, Bjune GA. A comparison between passive and active case finding in TB control in the Arkhangelsk region. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2014; 73:23515. PMID: 24563859.
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    12. Yimer SA, Bjune GA, Holm-Hansen C. Time to first consultation, diagnosis and treatment of TB among patients attending a referral hospital in Northwest, Ethiopia. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 10; 14:19. PMID: 24410927.
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    13. Yimer SA, Holm-Hansen C, Storla DG, Bjune GA. Tuberculosis management time: an alternative parameter for measuring the tuberculosis infectious pool. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Mar; 19(3):313-320. PMID: 24393123.
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    14. Legesse M, Ameni G, Medhin G, Mamo G, Franken KL, Ottenhoff TH, Bjune G, Abebe F. IgA response to ESAT-6/CFP-10 and Rv2031 antigens varies in patients with culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis, healthy Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected and non-infected individuals in a tuberculosis endemic setting, Ethiopia. Scand J Immunol. 2013 Sep; 78(3):266-74. PMID: 23713613.
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    15. Kuznetsov VN, Grjibovski AM, Mariandyshev AO, Johansson E, Enarson DA, Bjune GA. Hopelessness as a basis for tuberculosis diagnostic delay in the Arkhangelsk region: a grounded theory study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Aug 02; 13:712. PMID: 23915339.
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    16. Sagbakken M, Frich JC, Bjune GA, Porter JD. Ethical aspects of directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a cross-cultural comparison. BMC Med Ethics. 2013 Jul 02; 14:25. PMID: 23819555.
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    17. Kuznetsov VN, Shelygin KV, Grjibovski AM, Mariandyshev AO, Johansson E, Bjune GA. Incidence of tuberculosis and associations with indicators of alcohol consumption in three regions of northwest Russia in 1975-2009: a time-series analysis. J Environ Public Health. 2013; 2013:693963. PMID: 23840232.
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    18. Legesse M, Mamo G, Ameni G, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F. Community-based prevalence of undiagnosed mycobacterial diseases in the Afar Region, north-east Ethiopia. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2013 Jun; 2(2):94-102. PMID: 26785896.
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    19. Kumbani L, Bjune G, Chirwa E, Malata A, Odland JØ. Why some women fail to give birth at health facilities: a qualitative study of women's perceptions of perinatal care from rural Southern Malawi. Reprod Health. 2013 Feb 08; 10:9. PMID: 23394229.
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    20. Yimer SA, Hailu E, Derese Y, Bjune GA, Holm-Hansen C. Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. APMIS. 2013 Sep; 121(9):878-85. PMID: 23336257.
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    21. Kumbani LC, Chirwa E, Malata A, Odland JØ, Bjune G. Do Malawian women critically assess the quality of care? A qualitative study on women's perceptions of perinatal care at a district hospital in Malawi. Reprod Health. 2012 Nov 16; 9:30. PMID: 23158672.
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    22. Kassa GM, Abebe F, Worku Y, Legesse M, Medhin G, Bjune G, Ameni G. Tuberculosis in Goats and Sheep in Afar Pastoral Region of Ethiopia and Isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Goat. Vet Med Int. 2012; 2012:869146. PMID: 22852105.
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    23. Belay M, Bjune G, Ameni G, Abebe F. Diagnostic and treatment delay among Tuberculosis patients in Afar Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2012 May 23; 12:369. PMID: 22621312.
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    24. Legesse M, Ameni G, Mamo G, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F. Association of the level of IFN-? produced by T cells in response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antigens with the size of skin test indurations among individuals with latent tuberculosis in a highly tuberculosis-endemic setting. Int Immunol. 2012 Feb; 24(2):71-8. PMID: 22298884.
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    25. Yimer SA, Agonafir M, Derese Y, Sani Y, Bjune GA, Holm-Hansen C. Primary drug resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs in major towns of Amhara region, Ethiopia. APMIS. 2012 Jun; 120(6):503-9. PMID: 22583363.
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    26. Yimer SA, Holm-Hansen C, Bjune G. Assessment of knowledge and practice of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis control in Ethiopia. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2012 Jan 12; 6(1):13-9. PMID: 22240422.
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    27. Sagbakken M, Bjune GA, Frich JC. Humiliation or care? A qualitative study of patients' and health professionals' experiences with tuberculosis treatment in Norway. Scand J Caring Sci. 2012 Jun; 26(2):313-23. PMID: 22043979.
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    28. Yimer SA, Hansen CH, Bjune GA. The perspective of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis case detection and treatment delay in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Aug 11; 4:285. PMID: 21835033.
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    29. Gebremariam MK, Bjune GA, Frich JC. Lay beliefs of TB and TB/HIV co-infection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Aug 03; 4:277. PMID: 21813004.
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    30. Abebe DS, Bjune G, Ameni G, Biffa D, Abebe F. Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors in Eastern Ethiopian prisons. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 May; 15(5):668-73. PMID: 21756520.
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    31. Legesse M, Ameni G, Mamo G, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F. Community-based cross-sectional survey of latent tuberculosis infection in Afar pastoralists, Ethiopia, using QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and tuberculin skin test. BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Apr 09; 11:89. PMID: 21477326.
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    32. Legesse M, Ameni G, Mamo G, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F. Knowledge of cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis and its treatment in pastoral communities of the Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 09; 11:157. PMID: 21385472.
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    33. Abebe DS, Biffa D, Bjune G, Ameni G, Abebe F. Assessment of knowledge and practice about tuberculosis among eastern Ethiopian prisoners. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 Feb; 15(2):228-33, i. PMID: 21219686.
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    34. Mamo G, Bayleyegn G, Sisay Tessema T, Legesse M, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F, Ameni G. Pathology of camel tuberculosis and molecular characterization of its causative agents in pastoral regions of Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 24; 6(1):e15862. PMID: 21283668.
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    35. Legesse M, Ameni G, Mamo G, Medhin G, Bjune G, Abebe F. Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFTGIT) for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection in Afar Pastoralists, Ethiopia. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Dec 17; 10:354. PMID: 21162756.
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    36. Hasle G, Bjune GA, Midthjell L, Røed KH, Leinaas HP. Transport of Ixodes ricinus infected with Borrelia species to Norway by northward-migrating passerine birds. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2011 Mar; 2(1):37-43. PMID: 21771535.
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    37. Gebremariam MK, Bjune GA, Frich JC. Barriers and facilitators of adherence to TB treatment in patients on concomitant TB and HIV treatment: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2010 Oct 28; 10:651. PMID: 21029405.
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    38. Hasle G, Bjune GA, Christensson D, Røed KH, Whist AC, Leinaas HP. Detection of Babesia divergens in southern Norway by using an immunofluorescence antibody test in cow sera. Acta Vet Scand. 2010 Oct 06; 52:55. PMID: 20925923.
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    39. Sandberg KI, Andresen S, Bjune G. A new approach to global health institutions? A case study of new vaccine introduction and the formation of the GAVI Alliance. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Oct; 71(7):1349-1356. PMID: 20692756.
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    40. Legesse M, Ameni G, Mamo G, Medhin G, Shawel D, Bjune G, Abebe F. Knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in pastoral communities in the middle and Lower Awash Valley of Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2010 Apr 12; 10:187. PMID: 20380747.
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    41. Gele AA, Sagbakken M, Abebe F, Bjune GA. Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2010 Mar 30; 3:86. PMID: 20353599.
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    42. Sagbakken M, Frich JC, Bjune GA. [The fight against tuberculosis]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2010 Mar 25; 130(6):646-8. PMID: 20349017.
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    43. Storla DG, Yimer S, Bjune GA. Can treatment delay be utilized as a key variable for monitoring the pool of infectious tuberculosis in a population? J Infect Dev Ctries. 2010 Mar 08; 4(2):83-90. PMID: 20212338.
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    44. Wiker HG, Mustafa T, Bjune GA, Harboe M. Evidence for waning of latency in a cohort study of tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Feb 23; 10:37. PMID: 20178619.
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    45. Gele AA, Bjune GA. Armed conflicts have an impact on the spread of tuberculosis: the case of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. Confl Health. 2010 Jan 28; 4:1. PMID: 20181042.
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    46. Sagbakken M, Bjune GA, Frich JC. Experiences of being diagnosed with tuberculosis among immigrants in Norway--factors associated with diagnostic delay: a qualitative study. Scand J Public Health. 2010 May; 38(3):283-90. PMID: 20056784.
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    47. Yimer S, Holm-Hansen C, Yimaldu T, Bjune G. Health care seeking among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects and patients in rural Ethiopia: a community-based study. BMC Public Health. 2009 Dec 09; 9:454. PMID: 20003219.
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    48. Hasle G, Bjune G, Edvardsen E, Jakobsen C, Linnehol B, Røer JE, Mehl R, Røed KH, Pedersen J, Leinaas HP. Transport of ticks by migratory passerine birds to Norway. J Parasitol. 2009 Dec; 95(6):1342-51. PMID: 19658452.
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    49. Yimer S, Holm-Hansen C, Yimaldu T, Bjune G. Evaluating an active case-finding strategy to identify smear-positive tuberculosis in rural Ethiopia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 Nov; 13(11):1399-404. PMID: 19861013.
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    50. Baranov AA, Mariandyshev AO, Mannsåker T, Dahle UR, Bjune GA. Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of widespread genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in northwestern Russia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 Oct; 13(10):1288-93. PMID: 19793435.
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    51. Abebe F, Bjune G. The protective role of antibody responses during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Clin Exp Immunol. 2009 Aug; 157(2):235-43. PMID: 19604263.
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    52. Storla DG, Kristiansen I, Oftung F, Korsvold GE, Gaupset M, Gran G, Øverby AK, Dyrhol-Riise AM, Bjune GA. Use of interferon gamma-based assay to diagnose tuberculosis infection in health care workers after short term exposure. BMC Infect Dis. 2009 May 11; 9:60. PMID: 19432995.
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    53. Gele AA, Bjune G, Abebe F. Pastoralism and delay in diagnosis of TB in Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2009 Jan 07; 9:5. PMID: 19128498.
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    54. Jani JV, Holm-Hansen C, Mussá T, Zango A, Manhiça I, Bjune G, Jani IV. Assessment of measles immunity among infants in Maputo City, Mozambique. BMC Public Health. 2008 Nov 12; 8:386. PMID: 19014485.
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    55. Sagbakken M, Frich JC, Bjune GA. Perception and management of tuberculosis symptoms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Qual Health Res. 2008 Oct; 18(10):1356-66. PMID: 18703818.
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    56. Nyombi BM, Holm-Hansen C, Kristiansen KI, Bjune G, Müller F. Prevalence of reverse transcriptase and protease mutations associated with antiretroviral drug resistance among drug-naïve HIV-1 infected pregnant women in Kagera and Kilimanjaro regions, Tanzania. AIDS Res Ther. 2008 Jun 21; 5:13. PMID: 18570675.
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    57. Nyombi BM, Nkya W, Barongo L, Bjune G, Kristiansen KI, Müller F, Holm-Hansen C. Evolution of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 serotypes in northern Tanzania: a retrospective study. APMIS. 2008 Jun; 116(6):507-14. PMID: 18754325.
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    58. Nyombi BM, Kristiansen KI, Bjune G, Müller F, Holm-Hansen C. Diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtypes in Kagera and Kilimanjaro regions, Tanzania. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Jun; 24(6):761-9. PMID: 18507522.
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    59. Jani JV, De Schacht C, Jani IV, Bjune G. Risk factors for incomplete vaccination and missed opportunity for immunization in rural Mozambique. BMC Public Health. 2008 May 16; 8:161. PMID: 18485194.
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    60. Storla DG, Yimer S, Bjune GA. A systematic review of delay in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. BMC Public Health. 2008 Jan 14; 8:15. PMID: 18194573.
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    61. Sagbakken M, Frich JC, Bjune G. Barriers and enablers in the management of tuberculosis treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2008 Jan 11; 8:11. PMID: 18186946.
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    62. Abebe F, Holm-Hansen C, Wiker HG, Bjune G. Progress in serodiagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Scand J Immunol. 2007 Aug-Sep; 66(2-3):176-91. PMID: 17635795.
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    63. Weill FX, Tran HH, Roumagnac P, Fabre L, Minh NB, Stavnes TL, Lassen J, Bjune G, Grimont PA, Guerin PJ. Clonal reconquest of antibiotic-susceptible Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi in Son La Province, Vietnam. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Jun; 76(6):1174-81. PMID: 17556632.
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    64. Storla DG, Rahim Z, Islam MA, Plettner S, Begum V, Myrvang B, Bjune G, Rønnild E, Dahle UR, Mannsåker T. Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Sunamganj District of Bangladesh. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007; 39(2):142-5. PMID: 17366031.
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    65. Wiker HG, Bjune G. [Tuberculosis vaccines]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2006 Oct 19; 126(20):2678-81. PMID: 17057769.
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    66. Abebe F, Bjune G. The emergence of Beijing family genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and low-level protection by bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccines: is there a link? Clin Exp Immunol. 2006 Sep; 145(3):389-97. PMID: 16907905.
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    67. Farah MG, Rygh JH, Steen TW, Selmer R, Heldal E, Bjune G. Patient and health care system delays in the start of tuberculosis treatment in Norway. BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Feb 24; 6:33. PMID: 16504113.
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    68. Jani JV, Jani IV, Araújo C, Sahay S, Barreto J, Bjune G. Assessment of routine surveillance data as a tool to investigate measles outbreaks in Mozambique. BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Feb 21; 6:29. PMID: 16504049.
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    69. Storla DG, Rahim Z, Islam MA, Plettner S, Begum V, Mannsaaker T, Myrvang B, Bjune G, Dahle UR. Heterogeneity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Sunamganj District, Bangladesh. Scand J Infect Dis. 2006; 38(8):593-6. PMID: 16857601.
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    70. Abebe F, Mustafa T, Nerland AH, Bjune GA. Cytokine profile during latent and slowly progressive primary tuberculosis: a possible role for interleukin-15 in mediating clinical disease. Clin Exp Immunol. 2006 Jan; 143(1):180-92. PMID: 16367949.
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    71. Yimer S, Bjune G, Alene G. Diagnostic and treatment delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Infect Dis. 2005 Dec 12; 5:112. PMID: 16343350.
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    72. Toungoussova OS, Bjune G, Caugant DA. Epidemic of tuberculosis in the former Soviet Union: social and biological reasons. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2006 Jan; 86(1):1-10. PMID: 16256436.
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    73. Mavimbe JC, Braa J, Bjune G. Assessing immunization data quality from routine reports in Mozambique. BMC Public Health. 2005 Oct 11; 5:108. PMID: 16219104.
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    74. Farah MG, Meyer HE, Selmer R, Heldal E, Bjune G. Long-term risk of tuberculosis among immigrants in Norway. Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Oct; 34(5):1005-11. PMID: 15802379.
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    75. Toungoussova OS, Mariandyshev AO, Bjune G, Caugant DA, Sandven P. Resistance of multidrug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the Archangel oblast, Russia, to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2005 Mar; 24(3):202-6. PMID: 15742171.
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    76. Farah MG, Tverdal A, Steen TW, Heldal E, Brantsaeter AB, Bjune G. Treatment outcome of new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Norway. BMC Public Health. 2005 Feb 07; 5:14. PMID: 15698472.
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    77. Tungusova OS, Nizovtseva NI, Toichkina TV, Mar'iandyshev AO, Kaugan DA, Sandven P, Bjune G. [Impact of drug resistance of the causative agent on the outcomes of treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in the Arkhangelsk Region]. Probl Tuberk Bolezn Legk. 2005; (9):38-43; discussion 43. PMID: 16279517.
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    78. Toungoussova OS, Caugant DA, Sandven P, Mariandyshev AO, Bjune G. Impact of drug resistance on fitness of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains of the W-Beijing genotype. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2004 Nov 01; 42(3):281-90. PMID: 15477041.
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    79. Toungoussova OS, Nizovtseva NI, Mariandyshev AO, Caugant DA, Sandven P, Bjune G. Impact of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis on treatment outcome of culture-positive cases of tuberculosis in the Archangel oblast, Russia, in 1999. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Mar; 23(3):174-9. PMID: 14735405.
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    80. Beyene D, Aseffa A, Harboe M, Kidane D, Macdonald M, Klatser PR, Bjune GA, Smith WC. Nasal carriage of Mycobacterium leprae DNA in healthy individuals in Lega Robi village, Ethiopia. Epidemiol Infect. 2003 Oct; 131(2):841-8. PMID: 14596524.
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    81. Toungoussova OS, Mariandyshev A, Bjune G, Sandven P, Caugant DA. Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in the Archangel prison in Russia: predominance of the W-Beijing clone family. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Sep 01; 37(5):665-72. PMID: 12942398.
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    82. El-Sony AI, Mustafa SA, Khamis AH, Sobhi S, Enarson DA, Baraka OZ, Bjune G. Symptoms in patients attending services for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Sudan. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2003 Jun; 7(6):550-5. PMID: 12797697.
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    83. El-Sony AI, Mustafa SA, Khamis AH, Enarson DA, Baraka OZ, Bjune G. The effect of decentralisation on tuberculosis services in three states of Sudan. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2003 May; 7(5):445-50. PMID: 12757045.
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    84. Farah MG, Tverdal A, Selmer R, Heldal E, Bjune G. Tuberculosis in Norway by country of birth, 1986-1999. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2003 Mar; 7(3):232-5. PMID: 12661836.
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    85. Taffa N, Sundby J, Bjune G. Reproductive health perceptions, beliefs and sexual risk-taking among youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Feb; 49(2):165-9. PMID: 12566211.
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    86. Haile Y, Bjune G, Wiker HG. Expression of the mceA, esat-6 and hspX genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their responses to aerobic conditions and to restricted oxygen supply. Microbiology. 2002 Dec; 148(Pt 12):3881-6. PMID: 12480892.
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    87. Taffa N, Bjune G, Sundby J, Gaustad P, Alestrøm A. Prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infections and sexual risk behavior among youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sex Transm Dis. 2002 Dec; 29(12):828-33. PMID: 12466727.
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    88. El-Sony AI, Khamis AH, Enarson DA, Baraka O, Mustafa SA, Bjune G. Treatment results of DOTS in 1797 Sudanese tuberculosis patients with or without HIV co-infection. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2002 Dec; 6(12):1058-66. PMID: 12546113.
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    89. Taffa N, Klepp KI, Sundby J, Bjune G. Psychosocial determinants of sexual activity and condom use intention among youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Int J STD AIDS. 2002 Oct; 13(10):714-9. PMID: 12396543.
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    90. Haile Y, Caugant DA, Bjune G, Wiker HG. Mycobacterium tuberculosis mammalian cell entry operon (mce) homologs in Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis (MOTT). FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2002 Jun 03; 33(2):125-32. PMID: 12052567.
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    91. Toungoussova OS, Sandven P, Mariandyshev AO, Nizovtseva NI, Bjune G, Caugant DA. Spread of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains of the Beijing genotype in the Archangel Oblast, Russia. J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Jun; 40(6):1930-7. PMID: 12037045.
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    92. Toungoussova S, Caugant DA, Sandven P, Mariandyshev AO, Bjune G. Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Archangels, Russia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2002 May; 6(5):406-14. PMID: 12019916.
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    93. El-Sony A, Enarson D, Khamis A, Baraka O, Bjune G. Relation of grading of sputum smears with clinical features of tuberculosis patients in routine practice in Sudan. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2002 Feb; 6(2):91-7. PMID: 11931422.
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    94. Tessema TA, Bjune G, Hamasur B, Svenson S, Syre H, Bjorvatn B. Circulating antibodies to lipoarabinomannan in relation to sputum microscopy, clinical features and urinary anti-lipoarabinomannan detection in pulmonary tuberculosis. Scand J Infect Dis. 2002; 34(2):97-103. PMID: 11928861.
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    95. Tessema TA, Bjune G, Assefa G, Svenson S, Hamasur B, Bjorvatn B. Clinical and radiological features in relation to urinary excretion of lipoarabinomannan in Ethiopian tuberculosis patients. Scand J Infect Dis. 2002; 34(3):167-71. PMID: 12030387.
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    96. Jadhav RS, Macdonald M, Bjune G, Oskam L. Simplified PCR detection method for nasal Mycobacterium leprae. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 2001 Dec; 69(4):299-307. PMID: 12035291.
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    97. Tessema TA, Bjune G, Assefa G, Bjorvat B. An evaluation of the diagnostic value of clinical and radiological manifestations in patients attending the addis ababa tuberculosis centre. Scand J Infect Dis. 2001; 33(5):355-61. PMID: 11440221.
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    98. Hernández-Pando R, Jeyanathan M, Mengistu G, Aguilar D, Orozco H, Harboe M, Rook GA, Bjune G. Persistence of DNA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in superficially normal lung tissue during latent infection. Lancet. 2000 Dec 23-30; 356(9248):2133-8. PMID: 11191539.
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    99. El Sony AI, Baraka O, Enarson DA, Bjune G. Tuberculosis control in Sudan against seemingly insurmountable odds. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2000 Jul; 4(7):657-64. PMID: 10907769.
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