Thorkild Tylleskar

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Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. pmc The high burden of infant deaths in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study
    Abdoulaye Hama Diallo
    Centre MURAZ Research Institute, Ministry of Health Burkina Faso, PO Box 390, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    BMC Public Health 12:739. 2012
  2. pmc Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 12:105. 2012
  3. pmc Pregnant women's experiences of routine counselling and testing for HIV in Eastern Uganda: a qualitative study
    Joseph Rujumba
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:189. 2013
  4. pmc Listening to health workers: lessons from Eastern Uganda for strengthening the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
    Joseph Rujumba
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:3. 2012
  5. pmc Determinants of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey
    Robert Byamugisha
    Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PO Box 921, Mbale, Uganda
    Reprod Health 7:12. 2010
  6. pmc Multiple micronutrient supplementation improves vitamin B₁₂ and folate concentrations of HIV infected children in Uganda: a randomized controlled trial
    Grace Ndeezi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    Nutr J 10:56. 2011
  7. pmc Severe malnutrition with and without HIV-1 infection in hospitalised children in Kampala, Uganda: differences in clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ cell counts
    Hanifa Bachou
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University Medical School, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Nutr J 5:27. 2006
  8. pmc Male partner antenatal attendance and HIV testing in eastern Uganda: a randomized facility-based intervention trial
    Robert Byamugisha
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Mbale, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:43. 2011
  9. pmc Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on survival of HIV-infected children in Uganda: a randomized, controlled trial
    Grace Ndeezi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:18. 2010
  10. pmc Attitudes to routine HIV counselling and testing, and knowledge about prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey among antenatal attendees
    Robert Byamugisha
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, PO Box 921, Mbale, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:52. 2010

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  1. pmc The high burden of infant deaths in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study
    Abdoulaye Hama Diallo
    Centre MURAZ Research Institute, Ministry of Health Burkina Faso, PO Box 390, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    BMC Public Health 12:739. 2012
    ..We measured IMR and explored risk factors for infant death in a cohort of children born in Banfora Health District, a rural area in South-West Burkina Faso...
  2. pmc Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 12:105. 2012
    ..Early cessation of breastfeeding has been found to have negative effects on child morbidity and survival in several studies in Africa. This paper reports on determinants of early breastfeeding cessation among women in South Africa...
  3. pmc Pregnant women's experiences of routine counselling and testing for HIV in Eastern Uganda: a qualitative study
    Joseph Rujumba
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:189. 2013
    ..We explored pregnant HIV positive and negative women's experiences of routine counselling and testing in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda and formulated suggestions for improving service delivery...
  4. pmc Listening to health workers: lessons from Eastern Uganda for strengthening the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
    Joseph Rujumba
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:3. 2012
    ..We explored the lessons learnt by health workers involved in the provision of PMTCT services in eastern Uganda to better understand what more needs to be done to strengthen the PMTCT programme...
  5. pmc Determinants of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey
    Robert Byamugisha
    Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PO Box 921, Mbale, Uganda
    Reprod Health 7:12. 2010
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  6. pmc Multiple micronutrient supplementation improves vitamin B₁₂ and folate concentrations of HIV infected children in Uganda: a randomized controlled trial
    Grace Ndeezi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    Nutr J 10:56. 2011
    ..This paper describes vitamin B₁₂ and folate status of Ugandan HIV infected children aged 1-5 years and reports the effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on serum vitamin B12 and folate concentrations...
  7. pmc Severe malnutrition with and without HIV-1 infection in hospitalised children in Kampala, Uganda: differences in clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ cell counts
    Hanifa Bachou
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University Medical School, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Nutr J 5:27. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ and CD8+ cell counts of severely malnourished children in relation to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  8. pmc Male partner antenatal attendance and HIV testing in eastern Uganda: a randomized facility-based intervention trial
    Robert Byamugisha
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Mbale, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:43. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on survival of HIV-infected children in Uganda: a randomized, controlled trial
    Grace Ndeezi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:18. 2010
    ..Micronutrient deficiencies compromise the survival of HIV-infected children in low-income countries. We assessed the effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on the mortality of HIV-infected children in Uganda...
  10. pmc Attitudes to routine HIV counselling and testing, and knowledge about prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey among antenatal attendees
    Robert Byamugisha
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, PO Box 921, Mbale, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:52. 2010
    ..We also assessed their knowledge about mother to child transmission of HIV and infant feeding options for HIV-infected mothers...
  11. pmc Infant feeding modalities addressed in two different ways in Eastern Uganda
    Ingunn Ms Engebretsen
    University of Bergen, Centre for International Health, Bergen, Norway
    Int Breastfeed J 5:2. 2010
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was part of formative studies for the ongoing study PROMISE EBF registered at http://clinicaltrials.gov, NCT00397150...
  12. pmc "She would sit with me": mothers' experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda
    Jolly Nankunda
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, P, O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Int Breastfeed J 5:16. 2010
    ..In this paper we describe women's experiences of peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in an East African setting...
  13. pmc Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation
    Vincent D Assey
    Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Public Health 9:319. 2009
    ..In the early 1990s, Tanzania, a country that previously suffered from moderate to severe iodine deficiency, adopted universal salt iodation (USI) as an intervention strategy, but its impact remained unknown...
  14. pmc Improved salt iodation methods for small-scale salt producers in low-resource settings in Tanzania
    Vincent D Assey
    Food Science and Nutrition Department, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre TFNC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Public Health 9:187. 2009
    ..Since most producers in low-income countries are small-scale, we examined and improved the performance of hand and knapsack-sprayers used locally in Tanzania...
  15. pmc Intimate partner violence against women in eastern Uganda: implications for HIV prevention
    Charles A S Karamagi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Public Health 6:284. 2006
    ....
  16. pmc Perinatal mortality in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study
    Abdoulaye Hama Diallo
    Centre MURAZ Research Institute, Ministry of Health Burkina Faso, PO Box 390, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:45. 2010
    ..The PROMISE-EBF trial, during which we promoted exclusive breastfeeding, gave us the opportunity to describe the epidemiology of PNM in Banfora Health District, South-West in Burkina Faso...
  17. pmc Intimate partner violence and infant morbidity: evidence of an association from a population-based study in eastern Uganda in 2003
    Charles A S Karamagi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pediatr 7:34. 2007
    ..It is against this background that as a secondary objective, we set out to explore whether an association exists between intimate partner violence and illness in infants...
  18. pmc Zinc status in HIV infected Ugandan children aged 1-5 years: a cross sectional baseline survey
    Grace Ndeezi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pediatr 10:68. 2010
    ..Few studies have been conducted in HIV infected children in Africa. We determined serum zinc levels and factors associated with zinc deficiency in HIV infected Ugandan children...
  19. pmc Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda
    Hanifa Bachou
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, P O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pediatr 6:7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study has been to establish the risk factors for excess deaths among hospitalized severely malnourished children of below five years of age...
  20. pmc Growth, immune and viral responses in HIV infected African children receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study
    Philippa M Musoke
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pediatr 10:56. 2010
    ..We documented the weight and height responses in HIV infected Ugandan children on highly active antiretroviral therapy and determined clinical factors associated with successful treatment outcomes...
  21. pmc Maternal education is associated with vaccination status of infants less than 6 months in Eastern Uganda: a cohort study
    Victoria Nankabirwa
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pediatr 10:92. 2010
    ..This study compares women with some secondary schooling to those with only primary schooling with regard to their infants' vaccination status...
  22. pmc Audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) may avert socially desirable responses about infant feeding in the context of HIV
    Anthony K Waruru
    Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 5:24. 2005
    ..We compared ACASI with FTF interviewing and explored its feasibility, usability, and acceptability in a PMTCT program in Kenya...
  23. pmc Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda
    Hanifa Bachou
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Makerere University Medical School P O Box 7072, Kampala Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 6:160. 2006
    ..To establish the magnitude of bacteraemia in severely malnourished children, and describe the types of bacteria and antimicrobial sensitivity by HIV status...
  24. pmc Dramatic and sustained increase in HIV-testing rates among antenatal attendees in Eastern Uganda after a policy change from voluntary counselling and testing to routine counselling and testing for HIV: a retrospective analysis of hospital records, 2002-20
    Robert Byamugisha
    Referral Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Mbale, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:290. 2010
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial
    Thorkild Tylleskar
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, PO Box 7800, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Lancet 378:420-7. 2011
    ..Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is reported to be a life-saving intervention in low-income settings. The effect of breastfeeding counselling by peer counsellors was assessed in Africa...
  26. ncbi request reprint [The difficult choice of mothers]
    Thorkild Tylleskaer
    Senter for internasjonal helse, Universitetet i Bergen, Armauer Hansens Hus
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:73-4. 2004
  27. pmc Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey
    Elin Hestvik
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Arstadveien 21, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Pediatr 11:9. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the concentration of faecal calprotectin in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda...
  28. pmc Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in HIV-infected, HAART-naïve Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey
    Elin Hestvik
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:34. 2011
    ..The aim of this survey was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonization in HIV-infected, highly active antiretroviral therapy-naïve Ugandan children aged 0-12 years...
  29. pmc Need to optimise infant feeding counselling: a cross-sectional survey among HIV-positive mothers in Eastern Uganda
    Lars T Fadnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Pediatr 9:2. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate feeding practices, including breastfeeding, in the context of PMTCT for infants and children under two years of age born to HIV-positive mothers in Uganda...
  30. pmc Vaccination coverage and timeliness in three South African areas: a prospective study
    Lars T Fadnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 11:404. 2011
    ..Timely vaccination is important to induce adequate protective immunity. We measured vaccination timeliness and vaccination coverage in three geographical areas in South Africa...
  31. pmc Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study
    Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 8:418. 2008
    ....
  32. pmc Infant feeding counselling in Uganda in a changing environment with focus on the general population and HIV-positive mothers - a mixed method approach
    Lars T Fadnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:260. 2010
    ..This has implications for implementation of the new infant feeding guidelines from 2009...
  33. pmc The potential role of mother-in-law in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a mixed methods study from the Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania
    Eli Fjeld Falnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Postboks 7804, N 5020 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 11:551. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the role of the mothers-in-law in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) service utilization and adherence to infant feeding guidelines...
  34. pmc "It is her responsibility": partner involvement in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV programmes, northern Tanzania
    Eli Fjeld Falnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:21. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore acceptability of the PMTCT programme components and to identify structural and cultural challenges to male involvement...
  35. pmc Infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers and the general population mothers: comparison of two cross-sectional surveys in Eastern Uganda
    Lars T Fadnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 9:124. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare feeding practices, including breastfeeding, between infants and young children of HIV-positive mothers and infants of mothers in the general population of Uganda...
  36. doi request reprint Infant feeding survival and Markov transition probabilities among children under age 6 months in Uganda
    Lumbwe Chola
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 177:453-62. 2013
    ..This will enhance understanding of infant feeding practices and give policy-makers a better picture of the versatility of infant feeding...
  37. doi request reprint Is vaccination coverage a good indicator of age-appropriate vaccination? A prospective study from Uganda
    Lars T Fadnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Vaccine 29:3564-70. 2011
    ..Timely vaccination is important to protect children from common infectious diseases. We assessed vaccination timeliness and vaccination coverage as well as coverage of vitamin A supplementation in a Ugandan setting...
  38. pmc Mothers' knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania
    Eli Fjeld Falnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:36. 2010
    ....
  39. pmc Periodontal status, tooth loss and self-reported periodontal problems effects on oral impacts on daily performances, OIDP, in pregnant women in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
    Margaret N Wandera
    Institute of Clinical Odontology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:89. 2009
    ....
  40. pmc Helicobacter pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey
    Elin Hestvik
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    BMC Gastroenterol 10:62. 2010
    ..The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with Helicobacter pylori colonization in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Is information and communication technology harmful for the poor?]
    Thorkild Tylleskar
    Senter for internasjonal helse, Universitetet i Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 123:2750-1. 2003
  42. pmc Boys are more stunted than girls in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of 16 demographic and health surveys
    Henry Wamani
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Armauer Hansen Building, N 5021 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Pediatr 7:17. 2007
    ..This study examined whether there are systematic sex differences in stunting rates in children under-five years of age, and how the sex differences in stunting rates vary with household socio-economic status...
  43. pmc Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support
    Ingunn Ms Engebretsen
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int Breastfeed J 5:13. 2010
    ..But, even if EBF has been recommended for a decade, few mothers are practicing it. We set out to understand fathers' and mothers' infant feeding perceptions and the degree to which EBF and ERF were 'AFASS.'..
  44. pmc Low adherence to exclusive breastfeeding in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour recall
    Ingunn Marie S Engebretsen
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    BMC Pediatr 7:10. 2007
    ..It also seems to lower HIV-1 transmission compared to mixed feeding. We studied infant feeding practices comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour dietary recall...