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Molecular studies of meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis patients in Ethiopia.

Mihret W, Sletbakk Brusletto B, Øvstebø R, Siebke Troseid AM, Norheim G, Merid Y, Kassu A, Abebe W, Ayele S, Silamsaw Asres M, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Petros B, Caugant DA, Brandtzaeg P.

Innate Immun. 2019 Apr;25(3):158-167. doi: 10.1177/1753425918806363.


Evaluation of SD BIOLINE H. pylori Ag rapid test against double ELISA with SD H. pylori Ag ELISA and EZ-STEP H. pylori Ag ELISA tests.

Negash M, Kassu A, Amare B, Yismaw G, Moges B.

BMC Clin Pathol. 2018 Mar 5;18:4. doi: 10.1186/s12907-018-0071-6. eCollection 2018.


Isolation of enterococci, their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated factors among patients attending at the University of Gondar Teaching Hospital.

Yilema A, Moges F, Tadele S, Endris M, Kassu A, Abebe W, Ayalew G.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 17;17(1):276. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2363-3.


Short Distance Standoff Raman Detection of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Adulterated with Canola and Grapeseed Oils.

Farley C 3rd, Kassu A, Bose N, Jackson-Davis A, Boateng J, Ruffin P, Sharma A.

Appl Spectrosc. 2017 Jun;71(6):1340-1347. doi: 10.1177/0003702816681796. Epub 2016 Dec 12.


Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of "Transfer-Out" Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Gondar, Ethiopia.

Belayneh T, Kassu A, Tigabu D, Asmare G, Tilaye S, Klinkenberg E.

Tuberc Res Treat. 2016;2016:1294876. doi: 10.1155/2016/1294876. Epub 2016 May 30.


Surveillance of Bacterial Meningitis, Ethiopia, 2012-2013.

Mihret W, Lema T, Merid Y, Kassu A, Abebe W, Moges B, Tenna A, Woldegebriel F, Yidnekachew M, Mekonnen W, Ahmed A, Yamuah L, Silamsaw M, Petros B, Oksnes J, Rosenqvist E, Ayele S, Aseffa A, Caugant DA, Norheim G.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jan;22(1):75-8. doi: 10.3201/eid2201.150432.


Effect of Pore Size and Film Thickness on Gold-Coated Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Substrates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Sensor.

Kassu A, Farley C 3rd, Sharma A, Kim W, Guo J.

Sensors (Basel). 2015 Nov 30;15(12):29924-37. doi: 10.3390/s151229778.


Prevalence and clinical correlates of Schistosoma mansoni co-infection among malaria infected patients, Northwest Ethiopia.

Getie S, Wondimeneh Y, Getnet G, Workineh M, Worku L, Kassu A, Moges B.

BMC Res Notes. 2015 Sep 28;8:480. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1468-2.


Determination of trace elements in Ethiopian, Vietnamese, and Japanese women using high-resolution IC-PMS.

Tekeste Z, Amare B, Asfaw F, Fantahun B, van Nguyen N, Nishikawa T, Yabutani T, Okayasu T, Ota F, Kassu A.

Nutrition. 2015 Oct;31(10):1243-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2015.04.021.


Effect of deworming on Th2 immune response during HIV-helminths co-infection.

Mulu A, Anagaw B, Gelaw A, Ota F, Kassu A, Yifru S.

J Transl Med. 2015 Jul 18;13:236. doi: 10.1186/s12967-015-0600-3.


Quadruple burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, chronic intestinal parasitoses, and multiple micronutrient deficiency in ethiopia: a summary of available findings.

Amare B, Moges B, Mulu A, Yifru S, Kassu A.

Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:598605. doi: 10.1155/2015/598605. Epub 2015 Feb 12. Review.


Bifidobacterium species lower serum glucose, increase expressions of insulin signaling proteins, and improve adipokine profile in diabetic mice.

Le TK, Hosaka T, Nguyen TT, Kassu A, Dang TO, Tran HB, Pham TP, Tran QB, Le TH, Pham XD.

Biomed Res. 2015;36(1):63-70. doi: 10.2220/biomedres.36.63.


Seroprevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Toxoplasma gondii in Pregnant Women Attending in Northwest Ethiopia.

Endris M, Belyhun Y, Moges F, Adefiris M, Tekeste Z, Mulu A, Kassu A.

Iran J Parasitol. 2014 Sep;9(3):407-14.


Prevalence of tuberculosis and treatment outcome among university students in Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective study.

Moges B, Amare B, Yismaw G, Workineh M, Alemu S, Mekonnen D, Diro E, Tesema B, Kassu A.

BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 21;15:15. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1378-1.


Does the practice of blood film microscopy for detection and quantification of malaria parasites in northwest Ethiopia fit the standard?

Biadglegne F, Belyhun Y, Ali J, Walle F, Gudeta N, Kassu A, Mulu A.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Nov 1;14:529. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0529-x.


The growing challenges of antibacterial drug resistance in Ethiopia.

Moges F, Endris M, Mulu A, Tessema B, Belyhun Y, Shiferaw Y, Huruy K, Unakal C, Kassu A.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2014 Sep;2(3):148-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2014.02.004. Epub 2014 Mar 5. Review.


HIV associated hypocalcaemia among diarrheic patients in northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study.

Moges B, Amare B, Yabutani T, Kassu A.

BMC Public Health. 2014 Jul 4;14:679. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-679.


Helminths and malaria co-infections are associated with elevated serum IgE.

Mulu A, Kassu A, Legesse M, Erko B, Nigussie D, Shimelis T, Belyhun Y, Moges B, Ota F, Elias D.

Parasit Vectors. 2014 May 23;7:240. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-240.


Comparison of Giemsa microscopy with nested PCR for the diagnosis of malaria in North Gondar, north-west Ethiopia.

Alemu A, Fuehrer HP, Getnet G, Kassu A, Getie S, Noedl H.

Malar J. 2014 May 7;13:174. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-174.


Current status of soil transmitted helminths and Schistosoma mansoni infection among children in two primary schools in North Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study.

Mathewos B, Alemu A, Woldeyohannes D, Alemu A, Addis Z, Tiruneh M, Aimero M, Kassu A.

BMC Res Notes. 2014 Feb 10;7:88. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-88.


Neisseria gonorrhoeae non-susceptible to cephalosporins and quinolones in Northwest Ethiopia.

Tibebu M, Shibabaw A, Medhin G, Kassu A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Sep 5;13:415. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-415.


Epidemiological and clinical correlates of malaria-helminth co-infections in Southern Ethiopia.

Mulu A, Legesse M, Erko B, Belyhun Y, Nugussie D, Shimelis T, Kassu A, Elias D, Moges B.

Malar J. 2013 Jul 3;12:227. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-227.


Sexually transmitted infections based on the syndromic approach in Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective study.

Moges B, Yismaw G, Kassu A, Megabiaw B, Alemu S, Amare B, Muluye D.

BMC Public Health. 2013 Feb 16;13:143. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-143.


Frequent detection of 'azole' resistant Candida species among late presenting AIDS patients in northwest Ethiopia.

Mulu A, Kassu A, Anagaw B, Moges B, Gelaw A, Alemayehu M, Belyhun Y, Biadglegne F, Hurissa Z, Moges F, Isogai E.

BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Feb 12;13:82. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-82.


Nutritional status, intestinal parasite infection and allergy among school children in northwest Ethiopia.

Amare B, Ali J, Moges B, Yismaw G, Belyhun Y, Gebretsadik S, Woldeyohannes D, Tafess K, Abate E, Endris M, Tegabu D, Mulu A, Ota F, Fantahun B, Kassu A.

BMC Pediatr. 2013 Jan 12;13:7. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-7.


Comparison of the Kato-Katz, Wet Mount, and Formol-Ether Concentration Diagnostic Techniques for Intestinal Helminth Infections in Ethiopia.

Endris M, Tekeste Z, Lemma W, Kassu A.

ISRN Parasitol. 2012 Oct 22;2013:180439. doi: 10.5402/2013/180439. eCollection 2013.


Prevalence of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis among prisoners in North Gondar Zone Prison, northwest Ethiopia.

Moges B, Amare B, Asfaw F, Tesfaye W, Tiruneh M, Belyhun Y, Mulu A, Kassu A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Dec 15;12:352. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-352.


Micronutrient levels and nutritional status of school children living in Northwest Ethiopia.

Amare B, Moges B, Fantahun B, Tafess K, Woldeyohannes D, Yismaw G, Ayane T, Yabutani T, Mulu A, Ota F, Kassu A.

Nutr J. 2012 Dec 13;11:108. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-108.


Significance of Tumor necrosis factor α-308 (G/A) gene polymorphism in the development of prostate cancer.

Berhane N, Sobti RC, Melesse S, Mahdi SA, Kassu A.

Mol Biol Rep. 2012 Dec;39(12):11125-30. doi: 10.1007/s11033-012-2020-2. Epub 2012 Oct 12.


Nutritional status and dietary intake of urban residents in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.

Amare B, Moges B, Moges F, Fantahun B, Admassu M, Mulu A, Kassu A.

BMC Public Health. 2012 Sep 7;12:752. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-752.


Comparison of CareStart™ HRP2/pLDH COMBO rapid malaria test with light microscopy in north-west Ethiopia.

Moges B, Amare B, Belyhun Y, Tekeste Z, Gizachew M, Workineh M, Gebrehiwot A, Woldeyohannes D, Mulu A, Kassu A.

Malar J. 2012 Jul 20;11:234. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-234.


Bacterial profile and drug susceptibility pattern of urinary tract infection in pregnant women at University of Gondar Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.

Alemu A, Moges F, Shiferaw Y, Tafess K, Kassu A, Anagaw B, Agegn A.

BMC Res Notes. 2012 Apr 25;5:197. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-197.


Intestinal parasitosis and shigellosis among diarrheal patients in Gondar teaching hospital, northwest Ethiopia.

Huruy K, Kassu A, Mulu A, Worku N, Fetene T, Gebretsadik S, Biadglegne F, Belyhun Y, Muche A, Gelaw A, Anagaw B, Yifru S, Wondie Y, Bekele A, Tiruneh M, Reissig D, Moges F.

BMC Res Notes. 2011 Oct 31;4:472. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-472.


Effects of a food supplement rich in arginine in patients with smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis--a randomised trial.

Schön T, Idh J, Westman A, Elias D, Abate E, Diro E, Moges F, Kassu A, Ayele B, Forslund T, Getachew A, Britton S, Stendahl O, Sundqvist T.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Sep;91(5):370-7. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2011 Aug 2.


Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy of HIV infected and non-infected women in tropical settings of Northwest Ethiopia.

Mulu A, Kassu A, Huruy K, Tegene B, Yitayaw G, Nakamori M, Van Nhien N, Bekele A, Wondimhun Y, Yamamoto S, Ota F.

BMC Public Health. 2011 Jul 15;11:569. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-569.


Humanized Rag1-/- γc-/- mice support multilineage hematopoiesis and are susceptible to HIV-1 infection via systemic and vaginal routes.

Akkina R, Berges BK, Palmer BE, Remling L, Neff CP, Kuruvilla J, Connick E, Folkvord J, Gagliardi K, Kassu A, Akkina SR.

PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e20169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020169. Epub 2011 Jun 14.


Photodegradation of melanin by an interferometric technique.

Farley CW, Kassu A, Sharma A.

Opt Lett. 2011 May 1;36(9):1734-6. doi: 10.1364/OL.36.001734.


Effect of Ethiopian multiflora honey on fluconazole-resistant Candida species isolated from the oral cavity of AIDS patients.

Mulu A, Diro E, Tekleselassie H, Belyhun Y, Anagaw B, Alemayehu M, Gelaw A, Biadglegne F, Desalegn K, Yifiru S, Tiruneh M, Kassu A, Nishikawa T, Isogai E.

Int J STD AIDS. 2010 Nov;21(11):741-5. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2010.010140.


Suppression of HIV replication by antiretroviral therapy reduces TIM-3 expression on HIV-specific CD8(+) T cells.

Kassu A, Marcus RA, D'Souza MB, Kelly-McKnight EA, Palmer BE.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2011 Jan;27(1):1-3. doi: 10.1089/aid.2010.0156. Epub 2010 Sep 23. No abstract available.


Regulation of virus-specific CD4+ T cell function by multiple costimulatory receptors during chronic HIV infection.

Kassu A, Marcus RA, D'Souza MB, Kelly-McKnight EA, Golden-Mason L, Akkina R, Fontenot AP, Wilson CC, Palmer BE.

J Immunol. 2010 Sep 1;185(5):3007-18. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1000156. Epub 2010 Jul 23.


Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis infections among blood donors at Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: declining trends over a period of five years.

Tessema B, Yismaw G, Kassu A, Amsalu A, Mulu A, Emmrich F, Sack U.

BMC Infect Dis. 2010 May 10;10:111. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-111.


The histone deacetylase inhibitor ITF2357 decreases surface CXCR4 and CCR5 expression on CD4(+) T-cells and monocytes and is superior to valproic acid for latent HIV-1 expression in vitro.

Matalon S, Palmer BE, Nold MF, Furlan A, Kassu A, Fossati G, Mascagni P, Dinarello CA.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 May 1;54(1):1-9. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181d3dca3.


Decreased 4-1BB expression on HIV-specific CD4+ T cells is associated with sustained viral replication and reduced IL-2 production.

Kassu A, D'Souza M, O'Connor BP, Kelly-McKnight E, Akkina R, Fontenot AP, Palmer BE.

Clin Immunol. 2009 Aug;132(2):234-45. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2009.03.531. Epub 2009 Apr 29.


Prevalence of bacteria and intestinal parasites among food-handlers in Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia.

Andargie G, Kassu A, Moges F, Tiruneh M, Huruy K.

J Health Popul Nutr. 2008 Dec;26(4):451-5.


Photochemically deposited surface relief gratings of an azo-dye-labeled phospholipid from the aqueous phase.

Kassu A, Taguenang JM, Sharma A.

Opt Lett. 2008 Aug 1;33(15):1656-8.


Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome among HIV/AIDS patients during highly active antiretroviral therapy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Huruy K, Mulu A, Mengistu G, Shewa-Amare A, Akalu A, Kassu A, Andargie G, Elias D, Torben W.

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2008 May;61(3):205-9.


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