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Dr Birkneh Tadesse

TitleResearch Scientist
InstitutionInternational Vaccine Institute
DepartmentClinical Development and Regulatory
AddressSeoul
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    Dr Birkneh Tadesse is an Ethiopian medical doctor specializing in pediatrics and child health. He holds the position of associate professor of pediatrics at Hawassa University in Ethiopia. His research area focuses on pediatric infectious diseases specifically, HIV care and treatment and opportunistic infections. He runs several collaborative projects in southern Ethiopia.


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    1. Medhanyie AA, Alemu H, Asefa A, Beyene SA, Gebregizabher FA, Aziz K, Bhandari N, Beyene H, Brune T, Chan G, Cranmer JN, Darmstadt G, Duguma D, Fikre A, Andualem BG, Gobezayehu AG, Mariam DH, Abay TH, Mohan HL, Jadaun A, Jayanna K, Kajal FNU, Kar A, Krishna R, Kumar A, Kumar V, Madhur TK, Belew ML, M R, Martines J, Mazumder S, Amin H, Mony PK, Muleta M, Pileggi-Castro C, Pn Rao S, Estifanos AS, Sibley LM, Singhal N, Tadele H, Tariku A, Lemango ET, Tadesse BT, Upadhyay R, Worku B, Hadush MY, Bahl R. Kangaroo Mother Care implementation research to develop models for accelerating scale-up in India and Ethiopia: study protocol for an adequacy evaluation. BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 21; 9(11):e025879. PMID: 31753865.
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    2. Gebre B, Alemayehu T, Girma M, Ayalew F, Tadesse BT, Shemelis T. Cryptosporidiosis And Other Intestinal Parasitic Infections And Concomitant Threats Among HIV-Infected Children In Southern Ethiopia Receiving First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2019; 11:299-306. PMID: 31814775.
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    3. Tadesse BT, Chala A, Mukonzo J, Chaka TE, Tadesse S, Makonnen E, Brumme ZL, Brumme CJ, Aklillu E. Rates and Correlates of Short Term Virologic Response among Treatment-Naïve HIV-Infected Children Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Ethiopia: A Multi-Center Prospective Cohort Study. Pathogens. 2019 Sep 24; 8(4). PMID: 31554200.
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    4. Tadesse BT, Tsai O, Chala A, Chaka TE, Eromo T, Lapointe HR, Baraki B, Shahid A, Tadesse S, Makonnen E, Brumme ZL, Aklillu E, Brumme CJ. Prevalence and Correlates of Pre-Treatment HIV Drug Resistance among HIV-Infected Children in Ethiopia. Viruses. 2019 Sep 19; 11(9). PMID: 31546824.
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    5. Ejigu K, Haji Y, Toma A, Tadesse BT. Factors associated with scabies outbreaks in primary schools in Ethiopia: a case-control study. Res Rep Trop Med. 2019; 10:119-127. PMID: 31695552.
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    6. Hussen S, Tadesse BT. Prevalence of Syphilis among Pregnant Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Biomed Res Int. 2019; 2019:4562385. PMID: 31392211.
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    7. Ali MM, Woldeamanuel Y, Woldetsadik DA, Chaka TE, Fenta DA, Dinberu MT, Weldetensaye EK, Ismael SJ, Tadesse BT. Prevalence of group B streptococcus among pregnant women and newborns at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 16; 19(1):325. PMID: 30991960.
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    8. Tadesse BT, Foster A, Aklillu E. Rebuttal: Response to the comments by Buck et al. on our published article: Hepatic and renal toxicity and associated factors among HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study; HIV Medicine (2019), 20, 147-156. HIV Med. 2019 08; 20(7):e13-e14. PMID: 30924590.
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    9. Tadesse BT, Foster BA, Chala A, Chaka TE, Bizuayehu T, Ayalew F, H/Meskel G, Tadesse S, Jerene D, Makonnen E, Aklillu E. HIV and cART-Associated Dyslipidemia Among HIV-Infected Children. J Clin Med. 2019 Mar 28; 8(4). PMID: 30925831.
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    10. Hassen M, Toma A, Tesfay M, Degafu E, Bekele S, Ayalew F, Gedefaw A, Tadesse BT. Radiologic Diagnosis and Hospitalization among Children with Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia: A Prospective Cohort Study. Biomed Res Int. 2019; 2019:6202405. PMID: 30729128.
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    11. Tadesse BT, Foster BA, Kabeta A, Ayalew F, H/Meskel G, Jerene D, Makonnen E, Aklillu E. Hepatic and renal toxicity and associated factors among HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study. HIV Med. 2019 02; 20(2):147-156. PMID: 30474906.
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    12. Gedefaw A, Teklu S, Tadesse BT. Magnitude of Neural Tube Defects and Associated Risk Factors at Three Teaching Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018:4829023. PMID: 29713643.
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    13. Tadesse BT, Kinloch NN, Baraki B, Lapointe HR, Cobarrubias KD, Brockman MA, Brumme CJ, Foster BA, Jerene D, Makonnen E, Aklillu E, Brumme ZL. High Levels of Dual-Class Drug Resistance in HIV-Infected Children Failing First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Southern Ethiopia. Viruses. 2018 02 01; 10(2). PMID: 29389912.
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    14. Shimelis T, Tassachew Y, Tadewos A, Hordofa MW, Amsalu A, Tadesse BT, Tadesse E. Coinfections with hepatitis B and C virus and syphilis among HIV-infected clients in Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2017; 9:203-210. PMID: 29238229.
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    15. Tadesse BT, Foster BA, Shibeshi MS, Dangiso HT. Empiric Treatment of Acute Meningitis Syndrome in a Resource-Limited Setting: Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Survival or Death. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Nov; 27(6):581-588. PMID: 29487467.
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    16. Tadesse BT, Ashley EA, Ongarello S, Havumaki J, Wijegoonewardena M, González IJ, Dittrich S. Antimicrobial resistance in Africa: a systematic review. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 09 11; 17(1):616. PMID: 28893183.
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    17. Tadesse BT, Foster BA, Jerene D, Ruff A. Cohort profile: improving treatment of HIV-infected Ethiopian children through better detection of treatment failure in southern Ethiopia. BMJ Open. 2017 02 28; 7(2):e013528. PMID: 28246135.
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    18. Tekleab AM, Tadesse BT, Giref AZ, Shimelis D, Gebre M. Anthropometric Improvement among HIV Infected Pre-School Children Following Initiation of First Line Anti-Retroviral Therapy: Implications for Follow Up. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167565. PMID: 28030557.
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    19. Olana T, Bacha T, Worku W, Tadesse BT. Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection using DNA-PCR at a referral center: an 8 years retrospective analysis. AIDS Res Ther. 2016; 13(1):29. PMID: 27617023.
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    20. Dittrich S, Tadesse BT, Moussy F, Chua A, Zorzet A, Tängdén T, Dolinger DL, Page AL, Crump JA, D'Acremont V, Bassat Q, Lubell Y, Newton PN, Heinrich N, Rodwell TJ, González IJ. Target Product Profile for a Diagnostic Assay to Differentiate between Bacterial and Non-Bacterial Infections and Reduce Antimicrobial Overuse in Resource-Limited Settings: An Expert Consensus. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0161721. PMID: 27559728.
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    21. Shibeshi MS, Fantahun B, Kebede T, Tilahun B. Pediatric diabetic retinopathy: experience of a tertiary hospital in Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Feb 22; 9:116. PMID: 26899627.
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    22. Tilahun B, Woldegebriel F, Wolde Z, Tadele H. Hydrometrocolpos Presenting as a Huge Abdominal Swelling and Obstructive Uropathy in a 4 Day Old Newborn: A Diagnostic Challenge. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2016 Jan; 26(1):89-91. PMID: 26949322.
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    23. Tadesse BT, Foster BA, Berhan Y. Cross Sectional Characterization of Factors Associated with Pediatric HIV Status Disclosure in Southern Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132691. PMID: 26167687.
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    24. Gedefaw A, Tilahun B, Asefa A. Predictors of self-reported academic performance among undergraduate medical students of Hawassa University, Ethiopia. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2015; 6:305-15. PMID: 25914564.
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    25. Bacha T, Tilahun B. A cross-sectional study of children with acute poisoning: A three-year retrospective analysis. World J Emerg Med. 2015; 6(4):265-9. PMID: 26693260.
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    26. Ayalew F, Tilahun B, Taye B. Performance evaluation of laboratory professionals on malaria microscopy in Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Nov 25; 7:839. PMID: 25422030.
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    27. Shimelis D, Tadesse A, Schneider J, Tilahun B. Adrenocortical carcinoma in a 3% years old girl with hetro-sexual precocity. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Apr; 52(2):91-4. PMID: 25588290.
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    28. Girgira T, Tilahun B, Bacha T. Time to presentation, pattern and immediate health effects of alleged child sexual abuse at two tertiary hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jan 30; 14:92. PMID: 24476414.
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    29. Tilahun B, Tefera E. Transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction following surgical closure of large patent ductus arteriosus among children and adolescents operated at the cardiac centre, Ethiopia. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 May 31; 8:139. PMID: 23721219.
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    30. Bacha T, Tilahun B, Worku A. Predictors of treatment failure and time to detection and switching in HIV-infected Ethiopian children receiving first line anti-retroviral therapy. BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Aug 24; 12:197. PMID: 22916836.
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    31. Tilahun B, Worku B, Tachbele E, Terefe S, Kloos H, Legesse W. High load of multi-drug resistant nosocomial neonatal pathogens carried by cockroaches in a neonatal intensive care unit at Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2012 Mar 16; 1(1):12. PMID: 22958880.
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