Gunnar Aksel Bjune

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Academic interests

  • Global health (emphasis on infectious diseases)
  • Health programs (control of infections, implementation research)
  • Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases (from molecules to arts)
  • Training of health personnel for research

Courses taught

Background

  • Professor, international health, UiO (1996 to present)
  • Professor, international health, University of Bergen (1992-96)
  • Prosjektleder for utvikling  av vaksine mot meningokokk-B-sjukdom, Folkehelsa (1986-92)
  • Specialist in medical microbiology and immunology
  • Associate Professor in immunology, UiO (1978-80)
  • Researcher, later Scientific Director of Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1973-76, -84-85)
  • Dr.med., UiO, 1980 (Immunology of leprosy)
  • Cand.med., UiO, 1970

Positions held

  • Boards: Several boards and task-forces in WHO (member/leader)
  • UiO’s North-South Council, NUFU/Norad Fellowship Programme (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Armauer Hansen Research Institute (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan (member)

Collaboration

Most important ones abroad:

  • National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
  • Amhara Regional State Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan

 

Tags: Global South

Publications

  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Solomon, Abebe Yimer (2017). Prevalence and associated factors of tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus comorbidity: A systematic review. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  12:e0175925(4), s 1- 25 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175925
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Patients' and health system's delays in the diagnosis and treatment of new pulmonary tuberculosis patients in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  16 . doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1995-z Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Total delay is associated with unfavorable treatment outcome among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  11(7) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159579 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2016). Qualitative Assessment of Challenges in Tuberculosis Control in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: Health Workers’ and Tuberculosis Control Program Coordinators’ Perspectives. Tuberculosis research and treatment.  ISSN 2090-150X.  2016 . doi: 10.1155/2016/2036234 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Legesse, Mengistu; Ottenhoff, Tom H.M.; Mihret, Adane; Franken, Kees L; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2016). IFN-γ and IgA against non-methylated heparin-binding hemagglutinin as markers of protective immunity and latent tuberculosis: Results of a longitudinal study from an endemic setting. Journal of Infection.  ISSN 0163-4453.  72(2), s 189- 200 . doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.09.040
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Assessment of health system challenges and opportunities for possible integration of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis services in South-Eastern Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  16(135) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1378-6
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased mortality during tuberculosis treatment: a prospective cohort study among tuberculosis patients in South-Eastern Amahra Region, Ethiopia. Infectious Diseases of Poverty.  ISSN 2049-9957.  5(1) . doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0115-z
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Diabetes Mellitus among Tuberculosis Patients in South-Eastern Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Study. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  11(1) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147621 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Larsson, Geir; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Moum, Bjørn; Shenoy, K.T. & Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova (2015). A Risk Matrix Model for the Prediction of Intestinal Tuberculosis and Differentiation from Crohn’s Disease. Austin Journal of Gastroenterology.  ISSN 2381-9219.  2(5)
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, Kotacherry Thrivikrama; Ramasubramanian, Ramalingom; Thayumanavan, Lakshmikanthan; Balakumaran, Leena Kondarappassery; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2015). High faecal calprotectin levels in intestinal tuberculosis are associated with granulomas in intestinal biopsies. Infectious diseases.  ISSN 2374-4243.  47(3), s 137- 143 . doi: 10.3109/00365548.2014.974206
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). Prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV, and TB-HIV co-infection among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects in a predominantly pastoralist area, northeast Ethiopia. Global health action.  ISSN 1654-9880.  8:27949(1), s 1- 8 . doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27949
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). Tuberculosis and HIV infection among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects in a predominantly pastoralist area, Northeast Ethiopia. Global health action.  ISSN 1654-9880.  8(27949), s 1- 7 . doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27949 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Legesse, Mengistu; Mihret, Adane; Bekele, Yonas; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). Lipoarabinomannan-specific TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma as markers of protective immunity against tuberculosis: a cohort study in an endemic setting. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS).  ISSN 0903-4641.  123(10), s 851- 857 . doi: 10.1111/apm.12423
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Legesse, Mengistu; Mihret, Adane; Ottenhoff, Tom HM; Franken, Kees Lumc; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). 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.  ISSN 1932-6203.  s 1- 13 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124134 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Ephrem Debebe; Kinander, Wibeke; Tonjum, Tone; Bekele, Shiferaw; Mannsåker, Turid; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Aseffa, Abraham & Holm-Hansen, Carol J C (2015). Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7 strains are associated with prolonged patient delay in seeking treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  ISSN 0095-1137.  53(4), s 1301- 1309 . doi: 10.1128/JCM.03566-14
  • Belay, Mulugeta; Ameni, Gobena; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Couvin, David; Rastogi, Nalin & Abebe, Fekadu (2014). Strain diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Afar pastoral Region of Ethiopia. BioMed Research International.  ISSN 2314-6133.  2014 . doi: 10.1155/2014/238532
  • Belay, Mulugeta; Dagne, Daniel; Legesse, Mengistu; Mihret, Adane; Bekele, Yonas; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2014). 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 Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  14:654 . doi: 10.1186/s12879-014-0654-5
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Mariandyshev, Andrey O.; Johansson, Eva & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). A comparison between passive and active case finding in TB control in the Arkhangelsk region. International Journal of Circumpolar Health.  ISSN 1239-9736.  73 . doi: 10.3402/ijch.v73.23515 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Mariandyshev, Andreyi O; Johansson, Eva & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Two vicious circles contributing to a diagnostic delay for tuberculosis patients in Arkhangelsk. Emerging Health Threats Jour.  ISSN 1752-8550.  7 . doi: 10.3402/ehtj.v7.24909 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Larsson, Geir; Koticherry Thrivikrama, Shenoy; Ramasubramanian, Ramalingom; Lakshmikanthan, Thayumanavan; Leena Kondarappassery, Balakumaran; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2014). Faecal calprotectin levels differentiate intestinal from pulmonary tuberculosis: An observational study from Southern India. United European Gastroenterology journal.  ISSN 2050-6406. . doi: 10.1177/2050640614546947
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, Thrivikrama; Ramasubramanian, Ramalingom; Balakumaran, Leena Kondarappassery; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2014). Routine diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn´s disease in Southern India. World Journal of Gastroenterology.  ISSN 1007-9327.  20(17), s 5017- 5024 . doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5017
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. (2014). Time to first consultation, diagnosis and treatment of TB among patients attending a referral hospital in Northwest, Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  14 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-19 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C; Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Tuberculosis management time: an alternative parameter for measuring the tuberculosis infectious pool. Tropical medicine & international health.  ISSN 1360-2276.  19(3), s 313- 320 . doi: 10.1111/tmi.12246
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Medhin, Girmay; Franken, Kees LMC; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Ottenhoff, Tom HM; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2013). IgA response to ESAT-6/CFP-10 and Rv2031 antigens varies in culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis patients, healthy Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected and non-infected individuals in a tuberculosis endemic setting, Ethiopia". Scandinavian Journal of Immunology.  ISSN 0300-9475.  78(3), s 266- 274 . doi: 10.1111/sji.12080
  • Kumbani, Lily C; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Chirwa, Ellen; Malata, Address & Odland, Jon Øyvind (2013). Why some women fail to give birth at health facilities: a qualitative study of women's perceptions of perinatal care from rural Southern Malawi. Reproductive Health.  ISSN 1742-4755.  10 . doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-10-9 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Mariandyshev, A.O.; Johansson, Eva; Enarson, Donald Arthus & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2013). Hopelessness as a basis for tuberculosis diagnostic delay in the Arkhangelsk region: a grounded theory study. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  13 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-712 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Frich, Jan C; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Porter, John DH (2013). Ethical aspects of directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a cross-cultural comparison. BMC Medical Ethics.  ISSN 1472-6939.  14 . doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-14-25 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Hailu, Elena; Derese, Yohannes; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. (2013). Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS).  ISSN 0903-4641.  121(9), s 878- 885 . doi: 10.1111/apm.12046
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2012). Association of the level of IFN-gamma 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. International Immunology.  ISSN 0953-8178.  24(2), s 71- 78 . doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxr102 Show summary
  • Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Abebe, Fekadu; Worku, Yalelet; Legesse, Mengistu; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Ameni, Gobena (2012). Tuberculosis in goats and sheep in Afar pastoral region of Ethiopia and isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from goat. Veterinary medicine international.  ISSN 2090-8113. . doi: 10.1155/2012/869146
  • Kumbani, Lily C; Chirwa, Ellen; Malata, Address; Odland, Jon Øyvind & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2012). 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. Reproductive Health.  ISSN 1742-4755.  9(30) Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Ameni, Gobena & Abebe, Fekadu (2012). Diagnostic and treatment delay among tuberculosis patients in Afar Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  12, s 369 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-369
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2012). Humiliation or care? A qualitative study of patients' and health professionals' experiences with tuberculosis treatment in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.  ISSN 0283-9318.  26(2), s 313- 323 . doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00935.x
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Agonafir, Mulualem; Derese, Yohannes; Sani, Yusuf; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. (2012). Primary drug resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs in major towns of Amhara region, Ethiopia. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS).  ISSN 0903-4641.  120(6), s 503- 509 . doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0463.2011.02861.x
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2012). Assessment of knowledge and practice of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis control in Ethiopia. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries.  ISSN 1972-2680.  6(1), s 13- 19 . doi: 10.3855/jidc.1927
  • Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Biffa, Demelash; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Ameni, Gobena & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Assessment of knowledge and practice about tuberculosis among eastern Ethiopian prisoners. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  ISSN 1027-3719.  15(2), s 228- 233
  • Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Ameni, Gobena; Biffa, Demelash & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors in Eastern Ethiopian prisons. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  ISSN 1027-3719.  15(5), s 668- 673 . doi: 10.5588/ijtld.10.0363
  • Belay, Mulugeta; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Serodiagnosis performance of R-ESAT-6-CFP-10 in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia. Mycobacterial Diseases.  ISSN 2161-1068.  1(2) . doi: dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-1068.1000103
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Community-based cross-sectional survey of latent tuberculosis infection in Afar pastoralists, Ethiopia, using QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and tuberculin skin test. BMC Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  11 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-89
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Knowledge of cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis and its treatment in pastoral communities of the Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  11(157) . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-157
  • Farah, Sameir Kamal Sayyed; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Damtew, Zufan Abera & Abdelaziz, Ali Omer (2011). Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating Primary Health Care Information System: Northern State, Sudan. Sudanese Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1990-7567.  6(3), s 105- 109 Show summary
  • Gebremariam, Mekdes; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2011). Lay beliefs of TB and TB/HIV co-infection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study. BMC Research Notes.  ISSN 1756-0500.  4
  • Hasle, Gunnar; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Midthjell, Liv; Røed, Knut H. & Leinaas, Hans Petter (2011). Transport of Ixodes ricinus infected with Borrelia species to Norway by northward-migrating passerine birds. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.  ISSN 1877-959X.  2(1), s 37- 43 . doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2010.10.004
  • Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Bayleyegn, Gizachew; Tessema, Tesfaye Sisay; Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Abebe, Fekadu & Ameni, Gobena (2011). Pathology of Camel Tuberculosis and Molecular Characterization of Its Causative Agents in Pastoral Regions of Ethiopia. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  6(1) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015862
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Maryandyshev, A O; Johansson, E & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). "I never go to doctors, as long as I can move": a narrative analysis of interview with a patient having Tuberculosis diagnostic delay experience. Human Ecology.  ISSN 0300-7839.  (11), s 54- 58
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). The perspective of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis case detection and treatment delay in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Research Notes.  ISSN 1756-0500.  4 . doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-285
  • Sandberg, Kristin Ingstad; Andresen, Steinar & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). A new approach to global health institutions? A case study of new vaccine introduction and the formation of the GAVI Alliance. Social Science and Medicine.  ISSN 0277-9536.  71(7), s 1349- 1356 . doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.06.017
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, G; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2010). Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFTGIT) for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection in Afar Pastoralists, Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  10 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-354
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Medhin, G.; Shawel, Dawit; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2010). Knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in pastoral communities in the middle and Lower Awash Valley of Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  10 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-187
  • Gebremariam, Mekdes; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2010). Barriers and facilitators of adherence to TB treatment in patients on concomitant TB and HIV treatment: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  10 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-651
  • Gele, Abdi Ali & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Armed conflicts have an impact on the spread of tuberculosis: the case of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. Conflict and Health.  ISSN 1752-1505.  4(1)
  • Gele, Abdikadir Ali; Sagbakken, Mette; Abebe, Fekadu & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes.  ISSN 1756-0500.  3(86) Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hasle, Gunnar; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Christensson, Dan; Røed, Knut H.; Whist, Anne Cathrine & Leinaas, Hans Petter (2010). Detection of Babesia divergens in southern Norway by using an immunofluorescence antibody test in cow sera. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica.  ISSN 1751-0147.  52 . doi: 10.1186/1751-0147-52-55
  • Legesse, Mengistu; Ameni, Gobena; Mamo, Gezahegne; Medhin, Girmay; Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2010). Knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in pastoral communities in the middle and Lower Awash Valley of Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  10(187) . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-187
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2010). Experiences of being diagnosed with tuberculosis among immigrants in Norway - Factors associated with diagnostic delay: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948.  38(3), s 283- 290 . doi: 10.1177/1403494809357101 Show summary
  • Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Can treatment delay be utilized as a key variable for monitoring the pool of infectious tuberculosis in a population?. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries.  ISSN 1972-2680.  4(2), s 083- 090
  • Wiker, Harald G; Mustafa, Tehmina; Bjune, Gunnar & Harboe, Morten (2010). Evidence for waning of latency in a cohort study of tuberculosis. BMC Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  10 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-37 Show summary
  • Abebe, Fekadu & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2009). The protective role of antibody responses during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Clinical and Experimental Immunology.  ISSN 0009-9104.  157(2), s 235- 243 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2009.03967.x
  • Baranov, AA; Mariandyshev, AO; Mannsåker, Turid; Dahle, Ulf R & Bjune, GA (2009). Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of widespread genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in northwestern Russia. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  ISSN 1027-3719.  13(10), s 1288- 1293
  • Eick, Frode; Maleta, K; Govasmark, Espen; Duttaroy, Asim K. & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2009). Food intake of selenium and sulphur amino acids in tuberculosis patients and healthy adults in Malawi. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  ISSN 1027-3719.  13(10), s 1313- 1315
  • Gele, Abdikadir Ali; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2009). Pastoralism and delay in diagnosis of TB in Ethiopia. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  9 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-5
  • Hasle, Gunnar; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Edvardsen, Erik; Jakobsen, Christer; Linnehol, Bjørn; Røer, Jan Erik; Mehl, Reidar; Røed, Knut H.; Pedersen, Jon & Leinaas, Hans Petter (2009). Transport of ticks by migratory passerine birds to Norway. Journal of Parasitology.  ISSN 0022-3395.  95(6), s 1342- 1351 . doi: 10.1645/GE-2146.1
  • Storla, Dag Gundersen; Kristiansen, Ingun; Oftung, Fredrik; Korsvold, Gro Ellen; Gaupset, Monica; Gran, Gerd; Øverby, Anne Kristin; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Margarita; Riise, Anne Ma Dyrhol & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2009). Use of interferon gamma-based assay to diagnose tuberculosis infection in health care workers after short term exposure. BMC Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1471-2334.  9 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-60
  • Yimer, S; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Yimaldu, T & Bjune, G (2009). Evaluating an active case-finding strategy to identify smear-positive tuberculosis in rural Ethiopia. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  ISSN 1027-3719.  13(11), s 1399- 1404
  • Yimer, Solomon; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Yimaldu, Tilahun & Bjune, Gunnar (2009). Health care seeking among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects and patients in rural Ethiopia: a community-based study. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  9 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-454
  • Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). Tuberkulose - en sosialpolitisk sjukdom, I: Øivind Larsen; Anne Alvik; Kristian Hagestad & Magne Nylenna (red.),  Samfunnsmedisin.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-34459-4.  Kapittel 21.  s 300 - 309
  • Jani, Jagrati V; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Mussá, Tufária; Zango, Arlinda; Manhica, Ivan; Bjune, Gunnar & Jani, Ilesh V (2008). Assessment of measles immunity among infants in Maputo City, Mozambique. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  8 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-386
  • Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati; De Schacht, C; Jani, IV & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). Risk factors for incomplete vaccination and missed opportunity for immunization in rural Mozambique. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  8 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-161
  • Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Mussá, Tufária; Zango, Arlinda; Manchica, Ivan; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Jani, Ilesh V. (2008). Assessment of measles immunity among infants in Maputo City, Mozambique. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  (8), s 386
  • Nyombi, Balthazar M; Kristiansen, Knut I; Bjune, Gunnar; Muller, Fredrik & Holm-Hansen, Carol (2008). Diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtypes in Kagera and Kilimanjaro regions, Tanzania. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  ISSN 0889-2229.  24(6), s 761- 769 . doi: 10.1089/aid.2007.0311
  • Nyombi, Balthazar M; Nkya, Watoky; Barongo, Longin; Bjune, Gunnar; Kristiansen, Knut I; Muller, Fredrik & Holm-Hansen, Carol (2008). Evolution of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 serotypes in northern Tanzania: a retrospective study. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS).  ISSN 0903-4641.  116(6), s 507- 514 . doi: 10.1089/088922200415054
  • Nyombi, Balthazar Melchior; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Kristiansen, Knut Ivan; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Muller, Fredrik (2008). Prevalence of reverse transcriptase and protease mutations associated with antiretroviral drug resistance among drug-naive HIV-1 infected pregnant women in Kagera and Kilimanjaro regions, Tanzania. AIDS research and therapy.  ISSN 1742-6405.  5(13)
  • Nyombi, Balthazar; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Kristiansen, Knut I; Bjune, Gunnar & Müller, Fredrik (2008). 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 research and therapy.  ISSN 1742-6405.  5 . doi: 10.1186/1742-6405-5-13
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Frich, Jan C & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). Barriers and enablers in the management of tuberculosis treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  8 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-11
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Frich, Jan C & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). Perception and management of tuberculosis symptoms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.  18(10), s 1356- 1366 . doi: 10.1177/1049732308322596
  • Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). A systematic review of delay in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  8 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-15
  • Abebe, F; Holm-Hansen, Carol; Wiker, HG & Bjune, G (2007). Progress in serodiagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology.  ISSN 0300-9475.  66(2-3), s 176- 191 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2007.01978.x

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  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Efrem; Kinander, Wibeke; Bekele, Shiferaw; Mannsåker, Turid; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Aseffa, Abraham & Holm-Hansen, Carol J C (2015). Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7 strains are associated with prolonged patient delay in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Oral presentation at the World TB Summit to be held in London, UK 24th-26th March/2015.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Ephrem Debebe; Kinander, Wibeke; Tonjum, Tone; Mannsåker, Turid; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J C (2015). Lineage 7 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains are associated with longer patient delay in pulmonary TB patients.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Wiker, Harald G; Harboe, Morten & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Mycobacterial antigens disappear from host tissue during latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
  • Shero, Kebede Chimdessa; Legesse, Mengistu; Medhin, Girmay; Belay, Mulugeta; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2014). Re-assessing tuberculin skin test (TST) for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) among African migrants in Western Europe and USA. Journal of Tuberculosis Research.  ISSN 2329-8448.  2(1), s 4- 15 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jtr.2014.21002
  • Yimer, Solomon; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C; Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Tuberculosis management time: an alternative parameter for measuring the tuberculosis infectious pool.
  • Legesse, Mengistu; Mamo, Gezahegne; Ameni, Gobena; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2013). Community-based prevalence of undiagnosed mycobacterial diseases in the Afar Region, north-east Ethiopia. International Journal of mycobacteriology.  ISSN 2212-5531.  2(2), s 94- 102 . doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imyco.2013.04.001
  • Mamo, Gezahegne; Abebe, Fekadu; Worku, Yalelet; Hussein, Nesredin; Legesse, Mengistu; Tilahun, Getachew; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Ameni, Gobena (2013). Bovine tuberculosis and its associated risk factors in pastoral and agro-pastoral cattle herds of Afar Region. northeast Ethiopia.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2013). En sammenligning av DOT-behandling i Etiopia og Norge.
  • Vogt, Yngve; Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2012, 14. februar). Manglende tillit til vaksinering i U-land. [Tidsskrift].
  • Arntsen, A.; Sakhi, Amrit Kaur; Kalfoss, Torill; Maleta, Kenneth M.; Blomhoff, Rune; Duttaroy, Asim K. & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). Lower plasma levels of selenium and glutathione in smear-positive tuberculosis patients in Malawi. Ethiopian Journal of Health Development.  ISSN 1021-6790.  25(3), s 230- 232
  • Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati; Christie, Vibeke & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). Transformasjon av vitenskapelig tanke,arbeids og-vurderingsformer i master utdanning: MPhil i samfunnsmedisin.
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, K.; Røseth, Arne; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2011). Diagnosis and differentiation of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease by use of faecal and serum calprotectin. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.  ISSN 1078-0998.  17, s S35- S35
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2011). Patients’ and health professionals’ views and experiences with tuberculosis treatment in Norway among immigrants from Ethiopia. Tropical medicine & international health.  ISSN 1360-2276.  16, s 52- 52
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2011). Tuberculosis - from the patients' perspective.
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, K.T.; Røseth, Arne; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2010). Evaluation of faecal and serum calprotectin in patients with intestinal tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.  ISSN 0036-5521.  45, s 72- 72
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Frich, Jan C & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Kampen mot tuberkulose. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  130, s 646- 648
  • Yimer, Solomon & Bjune, Gunnar (2010). Millennium development goal six and the lost indicator for case detection in tuberculosis control: Investigating diagnostic delay and the infectious pool in Ethiopia. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. 987.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2009). Diagnostic delay among immigrants with tuberculosis in a low-endemic context.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2009). Patients' and health professionals views and experiences with tuberculosis treatment in a low-endemic setting: a qualitative study.
  • Ymer, S; Holm-Hansen, C & Bjune, G (2009). Measuring the prevalence of sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in a rural district of Ethiopia: an active case finding.
  • Rahim, Z; Storla, D; Khan, M Shahzada; Mannsåker, Turid; Myrvang, B; Bjune, G; Dahle, UR; Sola, C; van Soolingen, D; Suzuki, Y & van der Zanden, Aldri GM (2008). Prevalence of different phylogenetic clades of Mycobaterium tuberculosis in urban and rural areas Bangladesh. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1201-9712.  12, s e341 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.05.910
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2008). TB - from the patients' perspective: A qualitative study.
  • Wiker, Harald G; Mustafa, Tehmina; Bjune, Gunnar & Harboe, Morten (2008). Estimating the half-life of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection based on the decline of tuberculosis in Norway.

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