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Browsing by Author "Sommerfelt, Halvor"

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Browsing by Author "Sommerfelt, Halvor"

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  • Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Sharma, Pushpa R.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Refsum, Helga; Strand, Tor A. (Journal article, PLOS, 2014-03-03)
    Background: Cobalamin and folate are essential micronutrients and are important in DNA and RNA synthesis, cell proliferation, growth, hematopoiesis, and cognitive function. However, data on cobalamin and folate status ...
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Nankunda, Jolly; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Ramokolo, Vundli; Meda, Nicolas; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Jackson, Debra; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K.; For the PROMISE-EBF study group (Journal article, BioMed Central, 2014-11-18)
    Background: Immediate and exclusive initiation of breastfeeding after delivery has been associated with better neonatal survival and child health and are recommended by the WHO. We report its impact on early infant ...
  • Rongsen-Chandola, Temsunaro; Strand, Tor A.; Goyal, Nidhi; Flem, Elmira; Singh Rathore, Sudeep; Arya, Alok; Winje, Brita Askeland; Lazarus, Robin; Shanmugasundaram, Elango; Babji, Sudhir; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Vainio, Kirsti; Kang, Gagandeep; Bhandari, Nita (Journal article, Elsevier, 2014-08-11)
    Interference from transplacental and breast milk antibodies may impede the performance of oral livevaccines. The effect of breastfeeding on the immunogenicity of Rotarix®, a two-dose oral monova-lent rotavirus vaccine, ...
  • Skrede, Steinar; Steinsland, Hans; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Aase, Audun; Brandtzaeg, Per; Langeland, Nina; Cox, Rebecca Jane; Sævik, Marianne; Wallevik, Marita; Skutlaberg, Dag Harald; Tellevik, Marit Gjerde; Sack, David A.; Nataro, James P.; Guttormsen, Anne Berit (Journal article, BioMed Central, 2014-09-04)
    Background: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important cause of childhood diarrhea in resource-limited regions. It is also an important cause of diarrhea in travellers to these areas. To evaluate the ...
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Jackson, Debra; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Lombard, Carl; Swanvelder, Sonja; Nankunda, Jolly; Ramokolo, Vundli; Sanders, David; Wamani, Henry; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Van de Perre, Philippe; Kankasa, Chipepo; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild; on behalf of the PROMISE EBF-study group (Journal article, BioMed Central, 2014-06-21)
    Background: In this multi-country cluster-randomized behavioural intervention trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Africa, we compared growth of infants up to 6 months of age living in communities where peer ...
  • Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Meda, Nicolas; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Traore, Germain S.; Cousens, Simon; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, BioMed Central, 2012-09-05)
    Background: Infant mortality rates (IMR) remain high in many sub-Saharan African countries, especially in rural settings where access to health services may be limited. Studies in such communities can provide relevant ...
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Nankunda, Jolly; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tumwine, James K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, Public Library of Science, 2011-07-07)
    Background: Malaria is the second highest contributor to the disease burden in Africa and there is a need to identify low cost prevention strategies. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of malaria ...
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; PROMISE-EBF Study group (Journal article, BioMed Central, 2010-12-15)
    Background: Despite provision of free childhood vaccinations, less than half of all Ugandan infants are fully vaccinated. This study compares women with some secondary schooling to those with only primary schooling ...
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Nankunda, Jolly; Sommerfelt, Halvor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, Public Library of Science, 2011-05-09)
    Background: To achieve a child mortality reduction according to millennium development goal 4, it is necessary to considerably reduce neonatal mortality. We report stillbirth and early neonatal mortality risks as well as ...
  • Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Meda, Nicolas; Zabsonré, Emmanuel; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Cousens, Simon; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, BioMed Central, 2010-08-17)
    Background: There is a scarcity of reliable data on perinatal mortality (PNM) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The PROMISEEBF trial, during which we promoted exclusive breastfeeding, gave us the opportunity to describe ...
  • Strand, Tor A.; Sharma, Pushpa R.; Gjessing, Håkon K.; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Sommerfelt, Halvor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, Public Library of Science, 2012-05-08)
    Objective and Background: We sought to identify predictors of extended duration of diarrhea in young children, which contributes substantially to the nearly 1 1/2 million annual diarrheal deaths globally. Methods: ...
  • Mathisen, Maria; Strand, Tor A.; Sharma, Biswa N.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Basnet, Sudha; Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Hvidsten, Dag; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, BioMed Central, 2009-07-27)
    Background: Pneumonia is among the main causes of illness and death in children
  • Fadnes, Lars Thore; Jackson, Debra; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Zembe, Wanga; Sanders, David; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, BioMed Central, 2011-05-27)
    Background: Timely vaccination is important to induce adequate protective immunity. We measured vaccination timeliness and vaccination coverage in three geographical areas in South Africa. Methods: This study used ...

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