Publications | Social Medicine, Infectious diseases and Migration (SIM)

Recent publications from the SIM research group at the Department of Global Public Health.


Antibody Supervised Training of a Deep Learning Based Algorithm for Leukocyte Segmentation in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.
Stenman S, Bychkov D, Kucukel H, Linder N, Haglund C, Arola J, Lundin J
IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2021 Feb;25(2):422-428

Nosocomial Coronavirus Disease Outbreak Containment, Hanoi, Vietnam, March-April 2020.
Duy C, Nong VM, Van Ngo A, Doan TT, Nguyen TQ, Truong PT, Olson L, Larsson M
Emerg Infect Dis 2021 Jan;27(1):

Metastatic uveal melanoma managed with best supportive care.
Rantala ES, Hernberg MM, Lundin M, Lundin J, Kivelä TT
Acta Oncol 2021 Jan;60(1):135-139

Hypothermic treatment for neonatal asphyxia in low-resource settings using phase-changing material-An easy to use and low-cost method.
Tran HTT, Le HTT, Tran HTP, Khu DTK, Lagercrantz H, Tran DM, Winbladh B, Hellström-Westas L, Alfvén T, Olson L
Acta Paediatr 2021 01;110(1):85-93

Biosocial Strategies to Address the Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of the TB and COVID-19 Pandemics.
Pedrazzoli D, Wingfield T
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 Jan;():


Medical expenditures: not the only source of financial hardship.
Lönnroth K
Lancet Glob Health 2020 03;8(3):e336

Income security during periods of ill health: a scoping review of policies, practice and coverage in low-income and middle-income countries.
Thorpe J, Viney K, Hensing G, Lönnroth K
BMJ Glob Health 2020 06;5(6):

Income security in times of ill health: the next frontier for the SDGs.
Lönnroth K, Tessier L, Hensing G, Behrendt C
BMJ Glob Health 2020 05;5(6):

Income security during public health emergencies: the COVID-19 poverty trap in Vietnam.
Tran PB, Hensing G, Wingfield T, Atkins S, Sidney Annerstedt K, Kazibwe J, Tomeny E, Biermann O, Thorpe J, Forse R, Lönnroth K
BMJ Glob Health 2020 06;5(6):

Tackling two pandemics: a plea on World Tuberculosis Day.
Wingfield T, Cuevas LE, MacPherson P, Millington KA, Squire SB
Lancet Respir Med 2020 06;8(6):536-538

What do people hospitalised with covid-19 think about the care they received?
Wu MS, Hayat F, Ratcliffe L, Beadsworth MBJ, Defres S, Wingfield T
BMJ 2020 09;370():m3496

Evaluating the yield of systematic screening for tuberculosis among three priority groups in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Vo LNQ, Codlin AJ, Forse RJ, Nguyen NT, Vu TN, Le GT, Van Truong V, Do GC, Dang HM, Nguyen LH, Nguyen HB, Nguyen NV, Levy J, Lonnroth K, Squire SB, Caws M
Infect Dis Poverty 2020 Dec;9(1):166

A comparative impact evaluation of two human resource models for community-based active tuberculosis case finding in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Vo LNQ, Forse RJ, Codlin AJ, Vu TN, Le GT, Do GC, Van Truong V, Dang HM, Nguyen LH, Nguyen HB, Nguyen NV, Levy J, Squire B, Lonnroth K, Caws M
BMC Public Health 2020 Jun;20(1):934

Active case-finding policy development, implementation and scale-up in high-burden countries: A mixed-methods survey with National Tuberculosis Programme managers and document review.
Biermann O, Tran PB, Viney K, Caws M, Lönnroth K, Sidney Annerstedt K
PLoS One 2020 ;15(10):e0240696

En ny chans för läkarspecialiteten socialmedicin. Holmer H, Hurtig AK, Irestig R, Kosidou K, Kristenson M, Lönnroth K, Lövestad S, Nejat S, Stafström M, Sarkadi A. Läkartidningen 2020.11.11

Build back stronger universal health coverage systems after the COVID-19 pandemic: the need for better governance and linkage with universal social protection.
Tediosi F, Lönnroth K, Pablos-Méndez A, Raviglione M
BMJ Glob Health 2020 10;5(10):

Enhanced Private Sector Engagement for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Reporting through an Intermediary Agency in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Vo LNQ, Codlin AJ, Huynh HB, Mai TDT, Forse RJ, Truong VV, Dang HMT, Nguyen BD, Nguyen LH, Nguyen TD, Nguyen HB, Nguyen NV, Caws M, Lonnroth K, Creswell J
Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Sep;5(3):

Early lessons from COVID-19 response and shifts in authority: public trust, policy legitimacy and political inclusion.
Bekker M, Ivankovic D, Biermann O
Eur J Public Health 2020 Oct;30(5):854-855

Research protocol for a mixed-methods study to characterise and address the socioeconomic impact of accessing TB diagnosis and care in Nepal [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. Dixit K, Rai B, Prasad Aryal T et al.
Wellcome Open Res 2020, 5:19

Indicators to evaluate organisational knowledge brokers: a scoping review.
Scarlett J, Forsberg BC, Biermann O, Kuchenmüller T, El-Khatib Z
Health Res Policy Syst 2020 Aug;18(1):93

Evaluation of the latent tuberculosis screening and treatment strategy for asylum seekers in Stockholm, Sweden 2015-2018 - a record linkage study of the care cascade.
Öhd JN, Hergens MP, Luksha Y, Buxbaum C, Shedrawy J, Jonsson J, Bruchfeld J, Lönnroth K
Eur Respir J 2020 Aug;():

'Power plays plus push': experts' insights into the development and implementation of active tuberculosis case-finding policies globally, a qualitative study.
Biermann O, Atkins S, Lönnroth K, Caws M, Viney K
BMJ Open 2020 Jun;10(6):e036285

Artificial intelligence, diagnostic imaging and neglected tropical diseases: ethical implications.
Vaisman A, Linder N, Lundin J, Orchanian-Cheff A, Coulibaly JT, Ephraim RK, et al
Bull. World Health Organ. 2020 Apr;98(4):288-289

Developing Feasible, Locally Appropriate Socioeconomic Support for TB-Affected Households in Nepal.
Rai B, Dixit K, Aryal TP, Mishra G, Siqueira-Filha NT, Paudel PR, Levy JW, Rest JV, Gurung SC, Dhital R, Lönnroth K, Squire SB, Caws M, Wingfield T
Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Jun;5(2):

Det var inte oväntat att covid-19 slog så ojämlikt. Sarkadi A, Kristensson M, Lönnroth K, Burström B, Sahlin Torp L. Dagens Medicin 2020-07-17.

Utan kraftfulla insatser riskerar covid-19 att öka hälsoklyftorna. Tao W, Bodin T, Burström B, Holmer H, Irestig R, Kristenson M, Kulane A, Lager A, Lönnroth K, Sahlin Torp L, Sarakadi A. Läkartidningen 2020.04.21

Association of Tuberculosis With Household Catastrophic Expenditure in South India.
Muniyandi M, Thomas BE, Karikalan N, Kannan T, Rajendran K, Saravanan B, Vohra V, Okorosobo T, Lönnroth K, Tripathy SP
JAMA Netw Open 2020 02;3(2):e1920973

​​​​​​Health-related quality of life among tuberculosis patient in Stockholm, Sweden. Shedrawy J, Jansson L, Bruchfeld J, Lönnroth K. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2020; 24: 461-63

Target prioritization and strategy selection for active case-finding of pulmonary tuberculosis: a tool to support country-level project planning.
Nishikiori N, Van Weezenbeek C
BMC Public Health 2013 Feb;13():97

Latent tuberculosis in pregnant women: a patient perspective.
Jansson L, Shedrawy J, Lönnroth K, Bruchfeld J, Kulane A
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2020 03;24(3):310-315

Research protocol for a mixed-methods study to characterise and address the socioeconomic impact of accessing TB diagnosis and care in Nepal.
Dixit K, Rai B, Prasad Aryal T, Mishra G, Teixeira de Siqueira-Filha N, Raj Paudel P, Levy JW, van Rest J, Chandra Gurung S, Dhital R, Biermann O, Viney K, Lonnroth K, Squire SB, Caws M, Wingfield T
Wellcome Open Res 2020 ;5():19

Experiences of conditional and unconditional cash transfers intended for improving health outcomes and health service use: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Atkins  S, Sidney-Annerstedt  K, Viney  K, Wingfield  T, Boccia  D, Lönnroth  K. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD013635. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013635.

Factors associated with willingness to pay for health insurance and pension scheme among informal economy workers in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Miti, J.J., Perkio, M., Metteri, A. and Atkins, S. (2020). International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 48 No. 1, pp. 17-37. 

COVID-19 pandemic in Finland - Preliminary analysis on health system response and economic consequences.
Tiirinki H, Tynkkynen LK, Sovala M, Atkins S, Koivusalo M, Rautiainen P, Jormanainen V, Keskimäki I
Health Policy Technol 2020 Dec;9(4):649-662

Frequent attenders at risk of disability pension: a longitudinal study combining routine and register data.
Reho TTM, Atkins SA, Talola N, Sumanen MPT, Viljamaa M, Uitti J
Scand J Public Health 2020 Mar;48(2):181-189

'Building on shaky ground'-challenges to and solutions for primary care guideline implementation in four provinces in South Africa: a qualitative study.
Kredo T, Cooper S, Abrams AL, Muller J, Schmidt BM, Volmink J, Atkins S
BMJ Open 2020 05;10(5):e031468

Improved recording of work relatedness during patient consultations in occupational primary health care: a cluster randomized controlled trial using routine data.
Atkins S, Reho T, Talola N, Sumanen M, Viljamaa M, Uitti J
Trials 2020 Mar;21(1):256

High cost or frequent attender - both spend resources, but are they linked to work disability? A cohort study from occupational health primary care in Finland.
Reho TTM, Atkins SA, Talola N, Sumanen MPT, Viljamaa M, Uitti J
BMC Health Serv Res 2020 May;20(1):456

Using a mHealth system to recall and refer existing clients and refer community members with health concerns to primary healthcare facilities in South Africa: a feasibility study.
Odendaal W, Lewin S, McKinstry B, Tomlinson M, Jordaan E, Mazinu M, Haig P, Thorson A, Atkins S
Glob Health Action 2020 ;13(1):1717410

Provider perspectives of the introduction and implementation of care for drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in district-level facilities in South Africa: a qualitative study.
Vanleeuw L, Atkins S, Zembe-Mkabile W, Loveday M
BMJ Open 2020 02;10(2):e032591

Assessment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae-plate formula and quality control procedure.
Tran TC, Pham BT, Pham VH, Ngo TA, Hanberger H, Larsson M, Olson L
Microbiologyopen 2020 Dec;9(12):e1130

Molecular genotypes of gag sequences in HIV-1 infected children treated with antiretroviral therapy in Vietnam.
Dang LVP, Pham HV, Dinh TT, Vu PT, Nguyen LV, Le HT, Larsson M, Olson L
Ther Adv Infect Dis ;7():2049936120958536

An exploratory assessment of the preference for eHealth interventions to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nguyen LH, Nguyen HLT, Larsson M, Tran BX, L Stein M, Rocha LEC, Strömdahl S
BMC Public Health 2020 Sep;20(1):1387

COVID-19 Pandemic Control: Lessons Learned From Hai Phong City, Vietnam.
Tran TC, Ngo TA, Nguyen TD, Olson L, Larsson M
Asia Pac J Public Health 2020 Nov;32(8):469-470

Fundraising Capacity of HIV/AIDS Community-Based Organizations in 3 Years (2017-2019) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tran Chi Thanh, Pham Duc Trinh, Nguyen Duc Thanh, Linus Olson, Mattias Larsson. World Journal of AIDS, Vol.10 No.3, September 2020

An exploratory assessment of the preference for eHealth interventions to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nguyen LH, Nguyen HLT, Larsson M, Tran BX, L Stein M, Rocha LEC, Strömdahl S
BMC Public Health 2020 Sep;20(1):1387

Prevalence of Opportunistic Infections and Associated Factors in HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men on Antiretroviral Therapy in Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam: A Case-Control Study.
Dang LVP, Nguyen QH, Ishizaki A, Larsson M, Vu NTP, Do Duy C, Olson L, Dinh TT
Am J Mens Health ;14(3):1557988320926743

Pertussis epidemiology and effect of vaccination among diagnosed children at Vietnam, 2015-2018.
Pham NTH, Le NDT, Le NK, Nguyen KD, Larsson M, Olson L, Tran DM
Acta Paediatr 2020 12;109(12):2685-2691

Characterization of envelope sequence of HIV virus in children infected with HIV in Vietnam.
Dang LVP, Pham HV, Dinh TT, Nguyen TH, Vu QTH, Vu NTP, Le PTB, Nguyen LV, Le HT, Vu PT, Olson L
SAGE Open Med 2020 ;8():2050312120937198

Tuberculosis, HIV, and viral hepatitis diagnostics in eastern Europe and central Asia: high time for integrated and people-centred services.
Dara M, Ehsani S, Mozalevskis A, Vovc E, Simões D, Avellon Calvo A, Casabona I Barbarà J, Chokoshvili O, Felker I, Hoffner S, Kalmambetova G, Noroc E, Shubladze N, Skrahina A, Tahirli R, Tsertsvadze T, Drobniewski F
Lancet Infect Dis 2020 02;20(2):e47-e53

Drug discovery targeting drug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacteria. Hoffner S, Chan MM, Chan ED, Ordway DJ. Drug Discovery Targeting Drug-Resistant Bacteria,  2020, 361-376. Academic Press.

Improved treatment outcome of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with the use of a rapid molecular test to detect drug resistance in China.
Shi W, Davies Forsman L, Hu Y, Zheng X, Gao Y, Li X, Jiang W, Bruchfeld J, Diwan VK, Hoffner S, Xu B
Int J Infect Dis 2020 Jul;96():390-397

Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance against fluoroquinolones in the northeast of Iran.
Sayadi M, Zare H, Jamedar SA, Hashemy SI, Meshkat Z, Soleimanpour S, Hoffner S, Ghazvini K
BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jun;20(1):390

Rising challenge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in China: a predictive study using Markov modeling.
Li BY, Shi WP, Zhou CM, Zhao Q, Diwan VK, Zheng XB, Li Y, Hoffner S, Xu B
Infect Dis Poverty 2020 Jun;9(1):65

Treatment quality and outcome for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients in four regions of China: a cohort study.
Zheng XB, Diwan VK, Zhao Q, Hu Y, Bruchfeld J, Jiang WL, Hoffner S, Xu B
Infect Dis Poverty 2020 Jul;9(1):97

Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 circulating among stray dogs and cats: Should we worry about our pets during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Farnia P, Aghajani J, Farnia P, Ayoubi S, Ghanavi J, Nadji SA, Hoffner S, Velayati AA. Biomed Biotechnol Res J. 2020 August, Volume 4: 49-55.

Dynamics of extensive drug resistance evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a single patient during 9 years of disease and treatment.
Hjort K, Jurén P, Toro JC, Hoffner S, Andersson DI, Sandegren L
J Infect Dis 2020 Oct;():

Drug exposure and minimum inhibitory concentration predict pulmonary tuberculosis treatment response.
Zheng X, Bao Z, Forsman LD, Hu Y, Ren W, Gao Y, Li X, Hoffner S, Bruchfeld J, Alffenaar JW
Clin Infect Dis 2020 Oct;():

Drivers and sites of diversity in the DNA adenine methylomes of 93 Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex clinical isolates.
Modlin SJ, Conkle-Gutierrez D, Kim C, Mitchell SN, Morrissey C, Weinrick BC, Jacobs WR, Ramirez-Busby SM, Hoffner SE, Valafar F
Elife 2020 10;9():

Suboptimal moxifloxacin and levofloxacin drug exposure during treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: results from a prospective study in China.
Davies Forsman L, Niward K, Kuhlin J, Zheng X, Zheng R, Ke R, Hong C, Werngren J, Paues J, Simonsson USH, Eliasson E, Hoffner S, Xu B, Alffenaar JW, Schön T, Hu Y, Bruchfeld J
Eur Respir J 2020 Nov;():

Implementation and evaluation of nonclinical interventions for appropriate use of cesarean section in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a multisite hybrid effectiveness-implementation type III trial.
Dumont A, Betrán AP, Kaboré C, de Loenzien M, Lumbiganon P, Bohren MA, Mac QNH, Opiyo N, Carroli G, Annerstedt KS, Ridde V, Escuriet R, Robson M, Hanson C,
Implement Sci 2020 09;15(1):72

Early detection of type 2 diabetes in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Stockholm - comparing reach of community and facility-based screening.
Timm L, Harcke K, Karlsson I, Sidney Annerstedt K, Alvesson HM, Stattin NS, Forsberg BC, Östenson CG, Daivadanam M
Glob Health Action 2020 12;13(1):1795439

Can Self-Determination Explain Dietary Patterns Among Adults at Risk of or with Type 2 Diabetes? A Cross-Sectional Study in Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Areas in Stockholm.
Oumrait NG, Daivadanam M, Absetz P, Guwatudde D, Berggreen-Clausen A, Alvesson HM, Man J, Sidney Annerstedt K
Nutrients 2020 Feb;12(3):

SMART2D-development and contextualization of community strategies to support self-management in prevention and control of type 2 diabetes in Uganda, South Africa, and Sweden.
Absetz P, Van Olmen J, Guwatudde D, Puoane T, Alvesson HM, Delobelle P, Mayega R, Kasujja F, Naggayi G, Timm L, Hassen M, Aweko J, De Man J, Álvarez Ahlgren J, Annerstedt KS, Daivadanam M
Transl Behav Med 2020 02;10(1):25-34

An Innovative Public-Private Mix Model for Improving Tuberculosis Care in Vietnam: How Well are We Doing?
Thu TD, Kumar AMV, Ramaswamy G, Htun T, Van HL, Quang LVN, Thu TDT, Codlin A, Forse R, Crewsell J, Thanh HN, Viet HN, Van HB, Binh HN, Viet NN
Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Feb;5(1):

Tuberculosis among economic migrants: a cross-sectional study of the risk of poor treatment outcomes and impact of a treatment adherence intervention among temporary residents in an urban district in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Vo LNQ, Codlin AJ, Forse RJ, Nguyen HT, Vu TN, Van Truong V, Do GC, Nguyen LH, Le GT, Caws M
BMC Infect Dis 2020 Feb;20(1):134

Optimizing Active Tuberculosis Case Finding: Evaluating the Impact of Community Referral for Chest X-ray Screening and Xpert Testing on Case Notifications in Two Cities in Viet Nam.
Mac TH, Phan TH, Nguyen VV, Dong TTT, Le HV, Nguyen QD, Nguyen TD, Codlin AJ, Mai TDT, Forse RJ, Nguyen LP, Luu THT, Nguyen HB, Nguyen NV, Pham XT, Tran PN, Khan A, Vo LNQ, Creswell J
Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Nov;5(4):

An Evaluation of Programmatic Community-Based Chest X-ray Screening for Tuberculosis in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Nguyen LH, Codlin AJ, Vo LNQ, Dao T, Tran D, Forse RJ, Vu TN, Le GT, Luu T, Do GC, Truong VV, Minh HDT, Nguyen HH, Creswell J, Caws M, Nguyen HB, Nguyen NV
Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Dec;5(4):

First national tuberculosis patient cost survey in Lao People's Democratic Republic: Assessment of the financial burden faced by TB-affected households and the comparisons by drug-resistance and HIV status.
Chittamany P, Yamanaka T, Suthepmany S, Sorsavanh T, Siphanthong P, Sebert J, Viney K, Vixaysouk T, Nagai M, Seevisay V, Izumi K, Morishita F, Nishikiori N
PLoS One 2020 ;15(11):e0241862

Retrospective analysis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis case notifications in Australia (1999-2018).
Camphor HS, Viney K, Polkinghorne B, Pennington K
Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2020 Aug;44():

Expert perspectives on outbreak investigation training: A quality improvement exercise. Forbes O, Davis S, Dyda A, Rosewell A, Williams S, Moffatt C, Viney K. Global Biosecurity. 2020. 1(4).

Ethics and benefits of systematic screening for active tuberculosis.
Hermanns S, Bhan A, Viney K
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2020 05;24(5):44-47

An evaluation of 1 year of advice calls to a tropical and infectious disease referral Centre.
Wingfield T, Beadsworth MB, Beeching NJ, Gould S, Mair L, Nsutebu E
Clin Med (Lond) 2020 07;20(4):424-429

Artificial intelligence, diagnostic imaging and neglected tropical diseases: ethical implications.
Vaisman A, Linder N, Lundin J, Orchanian-Cheff A, Coulibaly JT, Ephraim RK, Bogoch II
Bull World Health Organ 2020 Apr;98(4):288-289

Fetal HLA-G mediated immune tolerance and interferon response in preeclampsia.
Wedenoja S, Yoshihara M, Teder H, Sariola H, Gissler M, Katayama S, Wedenoja J, Häkkinen IM, Ezer S, Linder N, Lundin J, Skoog T, Sahlin E, Iwarsson E, Pettersson K, Kajantie E, Mokkonen M, Heinonen S, Laivuori H, Krjutškov K, Kere J
EBioMedicine 2020 Sep;59():102872

Osteoid Metaplasia in Femoral Artery Plaques Is Associated With the Clinical Severity of Lower Extremity Artery Disease in Men.
Laivuori M, Tolva J, Lokki AI, Linder N, Lundin J, Paakkanen R, Albäck A, Venermo M, Mäyränpää MI, Lokki ML, Sinisalo J
Front Cardiovasc Med 2020 ;7():594192

Deep Learning Algorithms for Corneal Amyloid Deposition Quantitation in Familial Amyloidosis.
Kessel K, Mattila J, Linder N, Kivelä T, Lundin J
Ocul Oncol Pathol 2020 Jan;6(1):58-65

A novel deep learning-based point-of-care diagnostic method for detecting Plasmodium falciparum with fluorescence digital microscopy.
Holmström O, Stenman S, Suutala A, Moilanen H, Kücükel H, Ngasala B, Mårtensson A, Mhamilawa L, Aydin-Schmidt B, Lundin M, Diwan V, Linder N, Lundin J
PLoS One 2020 ;15(11):e0242355

Machine-learning-driven biomarker discovery for the discrimination between allergic and irritant contact dermatitis.
Fortino V, Wisgrill L, Werner P, Suomela S, Linder N, Jalonen E, Suomalainen A, Marwah V, Kero M, Pesonen M, Lundin J, Lauerma A, Aalto-Korte K, Greco D, Alenius H, Fyhrquist N
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 12;117(52):33474-33485

Falls and Fall-Related Consequences among Older People Living in Long-Term Care Facilities in a Megacity of China.
Jiang Y, Xia Q, Zhou P, Jiang S, Diwan VK, Xu B
Gerontology 2020 ;66(6):523-531