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2017 - artivcles- published and in press

Benn CS. We Need Studies of the Mortality Effect of Vitamin A supplementation, Not Surveys of Vitamin A Deficiency. Nutrients. 2017 Mar 15;9(3) (PR)(OA)

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/3/280

Birk NM, Nissen TN, Zingmark V, Kjærgaard J, Thøstesen LM, Kofoed PE, Stensballe LG, Andersen A, Nielsen SD, Benn CS, Pryds O, Jeppesen DL. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination, thymic size and thymic output in healthy newborns. Pediatr Res. 2017 Feb 3. doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.27. (PR)(CO)

Brønd M, Martins C, Byberg S, Benn CS, Whittle H, Garly ML, Aaby P, Fisker AB. A randomised trial of two doses versus one dose of measles vaccine: Effect on hospital admissions after 9 months of age. (JPIDS, in press)

Byberg S, Østergaard MD, Rodrigues A, Martins C, Benn CS, Aaby P, Fisker AB. Analysis of risk factors for infant mortality in the 1992-3 and 2002-3 birth cohorts in rural Guinea-Bissau. PloS ONE [Epub ahead of print]

Byberg S, Fisker AB, Thysen SM, Rodrigues A, Enemark U, Aaby P, Benn CS, Griffiths UK. Cost-effectiveness of providing measles vaccination to all children in Guinea-Bissau. Global Health Action [Epub ahead of print

Do VA, Biering-Sørensen S, Fisker AB, Balé C, Rasmussen SM, Christensen LD, Jensen KJ, Martins C, Aaby P, Benn CS. The effect of early measles vaccination on morbidity between 18 weeks and 9 months of age: A randomised controlled trial in Guinea-Bissau. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 10. pii: jiw512. (PR)(CO)(OA)

Hansen NS, Byberg S, Jacobsen LH, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Jensen AKG, Martins C, Aaby P, Jensen JS, Benn CS, Whittle H. Effect of early measles vaccine on pheumococcal colonization: A randomized trial from Guinea-Bissau

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 LM, Deerin JF, Dekker DM, Fields BS, Gasmelseed N, Hertz JT, Van Minh Hoang N, Im J, Jaeger A, Jeon HJ, Kabore LP, Keddy KH, Konings F, Krumkamp R, Ley B, Løfberg SV, May J, Meyer CG, Mintz ED, Montgomery JM, Niang AA, Nichols C, Olack B, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park JK, Park SE, Rabezanahary H, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Raminosoa TM, Razafindrabe TJ, 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 Glob Health. 2017 Mar;5(3):e310-e323. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30022-0

Mogensen SW, Andersen A, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Aaby P. The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment.  EBioMedicine. 2017 Mar;17:192-198.doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.01.041. (PR)(OA)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28188123

Nielsen BU, Byberg S, Aaby P, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Fisker AB. Seasonal Variation in Child Mortality in Rural Guinea-Bissau. TMIH 2017.

Nissen TN, Birk NM, Smits G, Jeppesen DL, Stensballe LG, Netea MG, van der Klis F, Benn CS, Pryds O; Calmette Study Group. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination at birth and antibody responses to childhood vaccines. A randomised clinical trial. Vaccine. 2017 Mar 15. pii: S0264-410X(17)30251-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.02.048. [Epub ahead of print] (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0264410X17302517/1-s2.0-S0264410X17302517-main.pdf?_tid=e80c8110-1472-11e7-a227-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1490787121_eff71dc4feb26f7e532f831bb05142ea

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.2017;10(1):1-4. (PR)(OA). doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1267964.

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) 

Welaga P, Hodgson A, Debpuur C, Aaby P, Ravn H, Binka F, Oduro A. Measles vaccination and MDG4: Reducing out-of-sequence vaccinations and reducing child mortality in Northern Ghana. Vaccine 2017 (in press). (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(OA)

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 M, Whittle HC. Child mortality after inactivated vaccines versus standard measles vaccine at nine months of age: a combined analysis of five cross-over randomised trials. Pediatr Inf Dis J 2016 (in press).

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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).

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

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

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

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

Do VA. The effect of early measles vaccination on morbidity between 18 weeks and 9 months of age: A randomised controlled trial in Guinea-Bissau. J Infect Dis (in press).

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 (PR)

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. (OA)(PR)

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. (PR)

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

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973540/

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)

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

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)

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 (PR)

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 (in press). (PR)(CO)(OA) 

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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

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) (CO)(PR)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA) 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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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

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

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] (PR)(CO)(OA)

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)

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.















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

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. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27443836

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. 2015 Dec 17;3(1):ofv204. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv204. eCollection 2016. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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

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 (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

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

 

2015 – articles

 

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 (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://trstmh.oxfordjournals.org/content/109/1/77.full.pdf

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)00693-5/fulltext

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. (PR)(CO)

Aage S, Kiraly N, Da Costa K, Byberg S, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Fisker AB, Aaby P, Benn CS. Neonatal vitamin A supplementation associated with increased atopy in girls. Allergy. 2015 Aug;70(8):985-94. doi: 10.1111/all.12641. epub 2015 May 18. (PR)(CO)

Arts RJ, Benn CS. Vitamin A Induces Long-Term Epigenetic Modifications in the Innate Immune System.  SIGHT AND LIFE 2015; VOL. 29(2), 17-20. (OA)

http://www.sightandlife.org/fileadmin/data/Magazine/2015/29_2_2015/4_Vitamin_a_induces_longterm_epigenetic_modifications_in_the_innate_immune_system.pdf

Arts RJ, Blok BA, Aaby P, Joosten LA, de Jong D, van der Meer JW, Benn CS, van Crevel R, Netea MG. Long-term in vitro and in vivo effects of γ-irradiated BCG on innate and adaptive immunity. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Dec;98(6):995-1001. doi: 10.1189/jlb.4MA0215-059R. epub 2015 Jun 16. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.jleukbio.org/content/98/6/995.long

Arts RJ, Blok BA, van Crevel R, Joosten LA, Aaby P, Benn CS, Netea MG. Vitamin A induces inhibitory histone methylation modifications and down-regulates trained immunity in human monocytes. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Jul;98(1):129-36. doi: 10.1189/jlb.6AB0914-416R. epub 2015 May 1. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.jleukbio.org/content/98/1/129.long

Benn CS, Fisker AB, Aaby P. Response to: J Mason et al. Vitamin A policies need rethinking. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb;44(1):366-7. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu279. epub 2015 Jan 23. (PR)(OA)

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/44/1/366.long

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/44/3/906.long

Benn CS, Aaby P, Fisker A. Vitamin A: The immunomodulator. World Nutrition Volume 6, Number 4, April 2015, page 318-321. (OA)

http://wphna.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/WN-2015-06-04-317-332-Feedback-Vitamin-A1.pdf

Benn CS, Aaby P, Fisker AB. Neonatal vitamin A: time to move on? Lancet. 2015 Jul 11;386(9989):132-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61235-1. (PR)(OA)

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)61235-1/fulltext

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 (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-015-0452-2

Biering-Sørensen S, Jensen KJ, Aamand SH, Blok B, Andersen A, Monteiro I, Netea MG, Aaby P, Benn CS, Hasløv KR. Variation of growth in the production of the BCG vaccine and the association with the immune response. An observational study within a randomised trial. Vaccine. 2015 Apr 21;33(17):2056-65. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.02.056. epub 2015 Mar 10. (PR)(CO)

Blok BA, Arts RJ, van Crevel R, Benn CS, Netea MG. Trained innate immunity as underlying mechanism for the long-term, nonspecific effects of vaccines. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Sep;98(3):347-56. doi: 10.1189/jlb.5RI0315-096R. epub 2015 Jul 6. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.jleukbio.org/content/98/3/347.long

Byberg S, Benn CS. Placebo use in vaccine trials: Caution when using active vaccines as placebo. Vaccine. 2015 Mar 21. pii: S0264-410X(15)00323-0. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.03.024. (PR)

Clarke MS, Benn CS. Unusual positive effects from vaccines need to be reported - They represent a resource that could lead to new treatment strategies. Vaccine. 2015 Jun 22;33(28):3162-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.076. epub 2015 May 1. (PR)(CO)

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 Dec;34(12):1369-76. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000896. (PR)(CO)

Fisker AB, Aaby P, Benn CS. Neonatal vitamin A: time to move on? Lancet. 2015 Jul 11;386(9989):134-5. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61237-5. (PR)(OA)

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)61237-5/fulltext 

Haraldsdottir TL, Rudolf F, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Joaquím LC, Stochholm K, Gomes VF, Beck-Nielsen H, Ostergaard L, Aaby P, Wejse C. Diabetes mellitus prevalence in tuberculosis patients and the background population in Guinea-Bissau: A disease burden study from the capital Bissau. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun;109(6):400-7. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv030. epub 2015 Apr 26. (PR)(CO)(OA)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275586295_Diabetes_mellitus_prevalence_in_tuberculosis_patients_and_the_background_population_in_Guinea-Bissau_A_disease_burden_study_from_the_capital_Bissau

Jelenkovic A, Yokoyama Y, Sund R, Honda C, Bogl LH, Aaltonen S, Ji F, Ning F, Pang Z, Ordoñana JR, Sánchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Burt SA, Klump KL, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Kandler C, McAdams TA, Eley TC, Gregory AM, Saudino KJ, Dubois L, Boivin M, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Haworth CM, Plomin R, Öncel SY, Aliev F, Stazi MA, Fagnani C, D'Ippolito C, Craig JM, Saffery R, Siribaddana SH, Hotopf M, Sumathipala A, Rijsdijk F, Spector T, Mangino M, Lachance G, Gatz M, Butler DA, Bayasgalan G, Narandalai D, Freitas DL, Maia JA, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM, Kim B, Chong Y, Hong C, Shin HJ, Christensen K, Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Loos RJ, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, He M, Ding X, Chang B, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ, Maes HH, Cutler TL, Hopper JL, Aujard K, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Aslan AK, Song YM, Yang S, Lee K, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Beck-Nielsen H, Sodemann M, Heikkilä K, Tan Q, Zhang D, Swan GE, Krasnow R, Jang KL, Knafo-Noam A, Mankuta D, Abramson L, Lichtenstein P, Krueger RF, McGue M, Pahlen S, Tynelius P, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Corley RP, Huibregtse BM, Nelson TL, Whitfield KE, Franz CE, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ, Ooki S, Brandt I, Nilsen TS, Inui F, Watanabe M, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt TC, Wardle J, Llewellyn CH, Fisher A, Rebato E, Martin NG, Iwatani Y, Hayakawa K, Sung J, Harris JR, Willemsen G, Busjahn A, Goldberg JH, Rasmussen F, Hur YM, Boomsma DI, Sørensen TI, Kaprio J, Silventoinen K. Zygosity Differences in Height and Body Mass Index of Twins From Infancy to Old Age: A Study of the CODATwins Project. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2015 Oct;18(5):557-70. doi: 10.1017/thg.2015.57. epub 2015 Sep 4. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=6&fid=9963060&jid=THG&volumeId=18&issueId=05&aid=9963019&bodyId=&membershipNumber=&societyETOCSession=&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1832427415000572

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4288298/

Jensen KJ, Fisker AB, Andersen A, Sartono E, Yazdanbakhsh M, Aaby P, Erikstrup C, Benn C. The effects of vitamin A supplementation with measles vaccine on leucocyte counts and in vitro cytokine production. Br J Nutr. 2016 Feb;115(4):619-28. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515004869. epub 2015 Dec 18. (PR)(CO)

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. epub 2014 Sep 9. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4340366/

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. (PR)(CO)

Kotzé SR, Zinyama-Gutsire R, Kallestrup P, Benn CS, Gomo E, Gerstoft J, van Dam G, Mortensen OH, Ullum H, Erikstrup C. HIV and schistosomiasis in rural Zimbabwe: the association of retinol-binding protein with disease progression, inflammation and mortality. Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Apr;33:159-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2015.01.015. epub 2015 Jan 22. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(15)00021-1/fulltext

Kæstel P, Aaby P, Ritz C, Friis H. Markers of iron status are associated with stage of pregnancy and acute-phase response, but not with parity among pregnant women in Guinea-Bissau. Br J Nutr. 2015 Oct 14;114(7):1072-9. doi:10.1017/S0007114515001993. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4614411/

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 (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4405915/

Rieckmann A, Benn CS. Making the most of measles vaccination, Archives of Disease in Childhood, eLetter at http://adc.bmj.com/content/100/Suppl_1/S34.full/reply#archdischild_el_19925 (PR)(OA)

Silventoinen K, Jelenkovic A, Sund R, Honda C, Aaltonen S, Yokoyama Y, Tarnoki AD, Tarnoki DL, Ning F, Ji F, Pang Z, Ordoñana JR, Sánchez-Romera JF, Colodro-Conde L, Burt SA, Klump KL, Medland SE, Montgomery GW, Kandler C, McAdams TA, Eley TC, Gregory AM, Saudino KJ, Dubois L, Boivin M, Haworth CM, Plomin R, Öncel SY, Aliev F, Stazi MA, Fagnani C, D'Ippolito C, Craig JM, Saffery R, Siribaddana SH, Hotopf M, Sumathipala A, Spector T, Mangino M, Lachance G, Gatz M, Butler DA, Bayasgalan G, Narandalai D, Freitas DL, Maia JA, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM, Christensen K, Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Hong C, Chong Y, Derom CA, Vlietinck RF, Loos RJ, Cozen W, Hwang AE, Mack TM, He M, Ding X, Chang B, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ, Maes HH, Cutler TL, Hopper JL, Aujard K, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Aslan AK, Song YM, Yang S, Lee K, Baker LA, Tuvblad C, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Beck-Nielsen H, Sodemann M, Heikkilä K, Tan Q, Zhang D, Swan GE, Krasnow R, Jang KL, Knafo-Noam A, Mankuta D, Abramson L, Lichtenstein P, Krueger RF, McGue M, Pahlen S, Tynelius P, Duncan GE, Buchwald D, Corley RP, Huibregtse BM, Nelson TL, Whitfield KE, Franz CE, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ, Ooki S, Brandt I, Nilsen TS, Inui F, Watanabe M, Bartels M, van Beijsterveldt TC, Wardle J, Llewellyn CH, Fisher A, Rebato E, Martin NG, Iwatani Y, Hayakawa K, Rasmussen F, Sung J, Harris JR, Willemsen G, Busjahn A, Goldberg JH, Boomsma DI, Hur YM, Sørensen TI, Kaprio J. The CODATwins Project: The Cohort Description of Collaborative Project of Development of Anthropometrical Measures in Twins to Study Macro-Environmental Variation in Genetic and Environmental Effects on Anthropometric Traits. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2015 Aug;18(4):348-60. doi: 10.1017/thg.2015.29. epub 2015 May 27. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4696543/

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270443/

Thysen SM, Aaby P, Benn CS, Fisker AB. Changes in BCG Vaccination Policy Should Consider the Effect on Child Health. J Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 15;212(8):1341-2. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv198. epub 2015 Mar 27. (PR)

Thøstesen LM, Nissen TN, Kjærgaard J, Pihl GT, Birk NM, Benn CS, Greisen G, Kofoed P, Pryds O, Ravn H, Jeppesen DL, Aaby P, Stensballe LG. 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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.contemporaryclinicaltrials.com/article/S1551-7144(15)00077-4/fulltext

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 Dec;20(12):1733-44. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12614. epub 2015 Oct 22. (PR)(CO)

 

2014 – articles

 

Aaby P, Benn CS. Should we introduce a malaria vaccine which may increase child mortality? PLoS Medicine online reader comments 23 September 2014. (PR)(OA)

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/comment?id=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fannotation%2Fb0284188-8d8c-4ffe-9707-e9425320b050

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/59/4/484.full.pdf+html

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 2014. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979682/pdf/pone.0093562.pdf

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X1401072X

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)

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 May 30;32(26):3293-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.03.082. epub 2014 Apr 14. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ssi.dk/~/media/Publikationer/2014/AAM_Fisker_Vaccine2014.ashx

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 (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1879437814000023/1-s2.0-S1879437814000023-main.pdf?_tid=c7607f06-d46a-11e4-8235-00000aab0f01&acdnat=1427451760_0d46347225cd80b6610edd508578082a

Jensen KJ, Søndergaard M, Andersen A, Sartono E, Martins C, Garly ML, Eugen-Olsen J, Ullum H, Yazdanbakhsh M, Aaby P, Benn CS, Erikstrup C. A randomized trial of an early measles vaccine at 4½ 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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0097536

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X14012201

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/355628

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/14/214

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/210/5/693.long

Petersen SM, Zoffmann V, Kjærgaard J, Steensballe LG, 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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4359529/pdf/13063_2015_Article_616.pdf

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. (PR)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4052142/pdf/dyu101.pdf

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1832541

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4195857/pdf/12889_2014_Article_7145.pdf

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. (PR)(CO)

 

2013– articles

 

Andersen A, Benn CS, Jørgensen MJ, Ravn H. Censored correlated cytokine concentrations: multivariate Tobit regression using clustered variance estimation. Stat Med. 2013 Jul 20; 32(16):2859-74. doi: 10.1002/sim.5696. epub 2012 Dec 5. (PR)

Andersen A, Roth A, Jensen KJ, Erikstrup C, Lisse IM, Whittle H, Sartono E, Yazdanbakhsh M, Aaby P, Benn CS. The immunological effect of revaccination with Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine at 19 months of age. Vaccine. 2013 Apr 19;31 (17):2137-44. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.02.050. epub 2013 Mar 6. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X13002399?via=ihub

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

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61737-7/fulltext

Benn CS, Netea MG, Selin LK, Aaby P. A small jab – a big effect: nonspecific immunomodulation by vaccines. Trends Immunol. 2013 Sep;34(9):431-9.doi: 10.1016/j.it.2013.04.004.epub 2013 May 14.(PR)(CO)

Biering-Sørensen S, Fisker AB, Ravn H, Camala L, Monteiro I, Aaby P, Benn CS. 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. 2013 May 23;13:87. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-87. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/13/87

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. (PR)(CO)

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Hansen L, da Silva LI, Joaquim LC, Hennild DE, Christiansen L, Aaby P, Benn CS,  Christensen K, Sodemann M, Jensen DM, Beck-Nielsen H. Risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes among young twins and singletons in Guinea-Bissau. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov; 36 (11):3549-56. doi: 10.2337/dc12-2653. epub 2013 Aug 15. (PR)(CO)

Danneskiold-Samsøe N, Fisker AB, Jørgensen MJ, Ravn H, Andersen A, Balde ID, Leo-Hansen C, Rodrigues A, Aaby P, Benn CS. Determinants of vitamin A deficiency in children between 6 months and 2 years of age in Guinea-Bissau. BMC Public Health. 2013 Feb 25; 13:172. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-172. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/172

Fisker AB, Bale C, Jørgensen MJ, Balde I, Hornshøj L, Bibby BM, Aaby P, Benn CS. High-dose vitamin A supplementation administered with vaccinations after 6 months of age: sex-differential adverse reactions and morbidity. Vaccine. 2013 Jun 28; 31(31):3191-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.072. epub 2013 May 14. (PR)(CO)

Flanagan KL, van Crevel R, Curtis N, Shann F, Levy O. Heterologous ("non-specific") and sex-differential effects of vaccines: epidemiology, clinical trials, and emerging immunologic mechanisms. Clin Inf Dis. 2013 Jul; 57(2):283-9. doi:10.1093/cid/cit209. epub 2013 Apr 9. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/57/2/283.long

Gomes VF, Andersen A, Lemvik G, Wejse C, Oliveira I, Vieira FJ, Carlos LJ, Vieira Cda S, Aaby P, Gustafson P. 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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/3/e001545.long

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)

Kiraly N, Balde A, Lisse IM, Eriksen HB, Aaby P, Benn CS. 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;13:190. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-190. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/13/190

Kiraly N, Benn CS, Biering-Sørensen S, Rodrigues A, Jensen KJ, Ravn H, Allen KJ, Aaby P. Vitamin A supplementation and BCG vaccination at birth may affect atopy in childhood: long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Allergy. 2013 Sep; 68 (9): 1168-76. doi: 10.1111/all.12216. epub 2013  Aug 31.(PR)(CO)

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

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.(PR)(OA)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/13/48

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 Nov 19; 31 (48): 5766-71. doi:10.1016/ j.vaccine.2013.08.044. epub 2013 Aug 28. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X13011353?via=ihub

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ja/2013/712090/

Nissen TN, 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.

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. (PR)(CO)

Villumsen M, Jess T, Sørup S, Ravn H, Sturegård E, Benn CS, Aaby P, Roth A. Risk of inflammatory bowel disease following Bacille Calmette-Guérin and smallpox vaccination: a population-based Danish case-cohort study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jul;19(8):1717-24. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0b013e318281f34e. (PR)(CO)

Ørntoft NW, Thorsen K, Benn CS, Lemvik G, Nanque JR, Aaby P, Ostergaard L, Agergaard J. Leukocyte transcript alterations in West-African girls following a booster vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2013 Jun;73(4):349-54. doi: 10.3109/00365513.2013.783229. epub 2013 May 13. (PR)(CO)

 

2012 – articles

 

Aaby P, Benn CS. Saving lives by training innate immunity with bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 23; 109(43):17317-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas. 1215761109. epub 2012 Oct 15.(PR)(OA)

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/43/17317.long

Aaby P, Benn C, Nielsen J, Lisse IM, Rodrigues A, Ravn H. 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. 2012 May 22; 2(3).pii:e000707. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000707. Print 2012 (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/3/e000707.full.pdf

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. (PR)(OA)

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60015-4/fulltext

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. (PR)(OA)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/4/e000761.full.pdf

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. (PR)(OA)

http://adc.bmj.com/content/97/8/685.full.pdf

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. (PR)(OA)

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/205/3/515.2.long

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. (PR)

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

Benn CS, Aaby P. Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination administered after measles vaccine: increased female mortality? Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Oct; 31(10): 1095-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318263135e. (PR)

Benn CS, Aaby P. Does IPTi decrease malaria morbidity but not mortality? Lancet. 2012 Sep 15; 380(9846): 958-60. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61184-2. epub 2012 Jul 30. (PR)

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)

Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Lund N, Jepsen FS, Camala L, Gomes MA, Christensen K, Christiansen L, Jensen DM,  Aaby P, Beck-Nielsen H, Benn CS, Sodemann M. A prospective study of twinning and perinatal mortality in urban Guinea-Bissau. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012 Dec 5; 12: 140.doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-140. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-12-140.pdf

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000448.full.pdf

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

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000448.long/reply

Hirve S, Bavdekar A, Juvekar S, Benn CS, Nielsen J, Aaby P. Non-specific and sex-differential effects of vaccinations on child survival in rural western India. Vaccine. 2012 Nov 26;30(50):7300-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.09.035. epub 2012 Sep 26.(PR)(CO)

Hornshoj L, Benn CS, Fernandes M, Rodrigues A,  Aaby P, Fisker AB. Vaccination coverage and out-of-sequence vaccinations in rural Guinea-Bissau: an observational cohort study. BMJ Open 2(6): pii: e001509. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/6/e001509.full.pdf

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. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/142/5/942.long

Lund N, Andersen A, Monteiro I, Aaby P, Benn CS. No effect of oral polio vaccine administered at birth on mortality and immune response to BCG. A natural experiment. Vaccine. 2012 Oct 19; 30 (47): 6694-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine. 2012. 08.055. epub 2012 Sep 6. (PR)(CO)

Rasmussen J, Andersen A. Fisker AB, Ravn H, Sodemann M, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Aaby P. Mid-upper-arm-circumference and mid-upper-arm circumference z-score: the best predictor of mortality.  Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep; 66(9): 998-1003. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2012.95. epub 2012 Jul 18. (PR)(CO)

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. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/142/7/1291.long

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

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

Welaga P, Nielsen J, Adjuik M, Debpuur C, Ross DA, Ravn H, Benn CS, Aaby P. Non-specific effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles vaccinations? An analysis of surveillance data from Navrongo, Ghana.  Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Dec; 17(12): 1492-505. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03093.x. epub 2012 Sep 24. (PR)(CO)(OA)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03093.x/full

PhD theses  

2017 – PhD theses – anticipated submitted in 2017

 

Blok B. Investigating the innate training effects of BCG vaccine and it's potential effect modifiers. University of Southern Denmark.

Thøstesen LM. The effect of BCG vaccination at birth on risk of allergic diseases. University of Southern Denmark.

 

2016 – PhD theses

 

Biering-Sørensen S. Non-specific effects of early BCG to low-birth-weight infants. University of Copenhagen.

Byberg S. Evaluation of the measles vaccination policy in Guinea-Bissau – filling the gaps. University of Southern Denmark.

Eriksen NB. Immune modulating effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination at birth – Effect on cell populations and thymus size. University of Copenhagen.

Kjærgaard J. BCG Vaccination at Birth: Effects on Early Childhood Infections, Growth, and Development. University of Copenhagen.

Mutua M. Childhood Vaccination Delays: Prevalence, Determinants   and Association with Childhood Morbidity and Growth in Korogocho and Viwandani Informal Settlements, Nairobi, Kenya. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Nissen TN. Immune modulating effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination at birth – Effect on vaccine specific antibody responses and in vitro cytokine production. University of Copenhagen.

Pihl G. For eller imod vaccination? Om forældres beslutningstagen i forbindelse med Calmette-vaccination af deres nyfødte barn. University of Southern Denmark.

 

2015 – PhD theses

 

Jensen AKG. Causal inference for vaccine effects using propensity scores. University of Copenhagen.

Jensen KJ. Sex-differential non-specific immunological effects of childhood vaccines. University of Southern Denmark.

 

2014 – PhD theses

 

Maram M. Mortality in Women of Reproductive Age and Maternal Mortality. Trends, Determinants and Causes in a Community Cohort in Guinea-Bissau from 1996-2007. University of Copenhagen.

Sørup S. Non-specific beneficial effects of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in Danish children. University of Copenhagen.

Villumsen M. Possible non-targeted protection against infections and inflammatory diseases by smallpox vaccination. University of Copenhagen.

 

2013 – PhD theses

 

Bjerregaard-Andersen M. Establishing a twin cohort in Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark. Odense University Hospital.

Eriksen HB. Determinants of thymic size in Guinea-Bissau and the impact of routine vaccinations. University of Copenhagen.

Lund N. Investigating the non-specific mortality and morbidity impact of oral polio vaccine at birth. Bandim Health Project, INDEPTH Network. University of Copenhagen.

 

2012 – PhD theses

 

Andersen AN. Statistical analysis of population-based immunological studies. University of Copenhagen.

Master theses

 

2016 – Master theses

 

Funch, KM. Determinants of BCG scarification among children in rural Guinea-Bissau: An observational study. University of Copenhagen.

Hansen NS. The effect of Early Measles Vaccine on Pneumococcal Colonization. University of Copenhagen.

Holck ME. Doctors’ choice: Vaccination practises in Denmark when the third dose of the pentavalent vaccine is delayed. University of Southern Denmark (with Pedersen KB).

Pedersen KB. Doctors’ choice: Vaccination practises in Denmark when the third dose of the pentavalent vaccine is delayed. University of Southern Denmark (with Holck ME).

 

2015 – Master theses

 

Frankel H. 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. University of Copenhagen.

Jensen SK. The Effect of BCG Vaccination on Differential White Blood Cell Count in Infancy. University of Copenhagen.

Jensen TM. Determinants of BCG scarification and BCG scar size in Danish children. University of Copenhagen.

Jørgensen ASP. Maternal and perinatal mortality according to place of delivery in rural Guinea-Bissau. University of Copenhagen.

Larsen MT. Vaccines, hospitalization and mortality in Urban Guinea-Bissau. University of Copenhagen.

Wysocka-Korzun H. Non-specific effects of BCG vaccination in piglets. Technical University of Denmark.

 

2014 – Master theses

 

Aage S. The effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on the risk of atopy: long-term follow-up on a randomised controlled trial in Guinea-Bissau. University of Copenhagen.

Bundesen C. Diabetes burden in Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark.

Bæk O. Seasonal and sex specific variation in hematological parameters in 4-5-month-old children in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. University of Copenhagen.

Nielsen SF. Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and prescribed antiinfective drugs among Danish children. University of Southern Denmark.

Rasmussen SM. The effect of early measles vaccination at 4.5 months of age on growth to 9 and 24 months of age in a randomized trial in Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark.

Rieckmann A. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella-Vaccination and Severe Asthma-like Diseases in Early Childhood. University of Copenhagen.

Schaltz-Buchholzer F. The effect on hospital admissions of providing BCG vaccine at birth to low-birth-weight infants: Randomised trial in Guinea-Bissau. University of Copenhagen.

Storgaard L. Development of BCG scar and subsequent morbidity and mortality in rural Guinea-Bissau. University of Copenhagen.

Zingmark V. Caesarean section and development of atopic dermatitis in the 3-month-old infant. University of Copenhagen.

 

2013 – Master theses

 

Christensen LD. The effect of early measles vaccination on thymic size A randomised study from Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark (with Sjøholtstrand MB).

Damm MIK. Vaccination and overweight in Childhood - A register based study of the association between smallpox vaccination in childhood and body mass index and overweight later in childhood. University of Copenhagen.

Do VA. The effect of early measles vaccination on morbidity between 18 weeks and 9 months of age: A randomised controlled trial in Guinea-Bissau. University of Copenhagen.

Løfberg SV. Health Care Utilization Survey in Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark.

Pedersen M. Health Centre Consultations. A valid measure of Child health in Guinea-Bissau? University of Aarhus.

Post S. Determinants for developing a BCG scar and effects of BCG vaccine on early infant growth and morbidity. Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen.

Simonsen S. Clinical characteristics and risk factors of admission and in-hospital death among children presenting at the main pediatric ward in Guinea-Bissau: A four year hospital-based study. University of Southern Denmark.

Sjøholtstrand MB. The effect of early measles vaccination on thymic size A randomised study from Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark (with Christensen LD).

Thysen S. Effects of BCG vaccine on early infant morbidity. University of Aarhus.  

 

2012 – Master theses

 

Hennild DE. Impaired glucose tolerance among twins and singletons in Guinea-Bissau. University of Southern Denmark.

Østergaard M. Changing risk factors for mortality in a situation with declining infant mortality. University of Copenhagen.

Reviews, book chapters, conference proceedings etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

2015 – Book chapters

 

Flanagan KL, Jensen KJ. Sex Differences in Outcomes of Infections and Vaccinations in Under Five Year Old Children. In Craig W. Roberts and Sabra L. Klein, editors, ʻSex and Gender Differences in Infection and Treatments for Infectious Diseases’, Chapter X, Springer Verlag, 2015.

 

2015 – Reports

 

Mutua M, Welaga P, Zandoh C, Kagoné M, Hanifi MA, Ravn H, Fisker A, Andersen A, Benn C, Thysen S, Martins C, Aaby P. Analysis of Coverage of Fully Immunized Child (FIC), Associated Factors, Outcomes, and Impact Using Routinely Collected Population Cohort Data 2001-2014.

 

2015 – Book reviews

 

Benn, CS. Book Review: The Vitamin A Story: Lifting the Shadow of Death. Perspectives in Public Health. 2015;

135:  5: 264. doi: 10.1177/1757913915597817a

 

Letters to WHO/SAGE

 

Aaby P, Benn CS. WHO-Letter I: Non-specific beneficial effects of oral polio vaccine (OPV) – September-8-2015

Aaby P, Benn CS. WHO-Letter II: RTS,S malaria vaccine and child mortality – October-10-2015

Aaby P, Benn CS. WHO-Letter III: RTS,S malaria vaccine and potential sex-differential effects – October-26-2015

Aaby P, Benn CS. WHO-Letter IV: RTS,S malaria vaccine: Non-live vaccines are associated with increased female mortality – March-6-2016

Aaby P, Benn CS. WHO-Letter V: The SAGE review of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine: Follow-up on the potential deleterious non-specific and sex-differential effects of DTP – april-7-2016

Last revised 27 September 2016