The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 10, Number 8, August 2006

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Free Content Moving forward with evidence and controversies: the challenges of MDR-TB [Editorial]
pp. 827-827(1)
Authors: Chiang, Chen-Yuan; Van Deun, Armand; Caminero, Jose A.

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Free Content Children dying from pneumonia: are we doing enough? [Editorial]
pp. 828-828(1)
Authors: Gie, Robert P.; Enarson, Penny M.

Review article

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Free Content Timely diagnosis of MDR-TB under program conditions: is rapid drug susceptibility testing sufficient?
pp. 838-843(6)
Authors: Yagui, M.; Perales, M. T.; Asencios, L.; Vergara, L.; Suarez, C.; Yale, G.; Salazar, C.; Saavedra, M.; Shin, S.; Ferrousier, O.; Cegielski, P.

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Free Content Impact of country of origin on drug-resistant tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in British Columbia
pp. 844-850(7)
Authors: Moniruzzaman, A.; Elwood, R. K.; Schulzer, M.; FitzGerald, J. M.

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Free Content Causes of death during tuberculosis treatment in Tomsk Oblast, Russia
pp. 857-863(7)
Authors: Mathew, T. A.; Ovsyanikova, T. N.; Shin, S. S.; Gelmanova, I.; Balbuena, D. A.; Atwood, S.; Peremitin, G. G.; Strelis, A. K.; Murray, M. B.

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Free Content Tuberculosis treatment default among Brazilian children
pp. 864-869(6)
Authors: da Silva Oliveira, V. L.; da Cunha, A. J. L. A.; Alves, R.

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Free Content Situation analysis of TB microscopy centres in Ghana
pp. 870-875(6)
Authors: Addo, K. K.; Owusu-Darko, K.; Dan-Dzide, M.; Yeboah-Manu, D.; Ablordey, A.; Caulley, P.; Minamikawa, M.; Bonsu, F.; Lienhardt, C.; Akpedonu, P.; Ofori-Adjei, D.

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Free Content An evaluation of symptom and chest radiographic screening in tuberculosis prevalence surveys
pp. 876-882(7)
Authors: den Boon, S.; White, N. W.; van Lill, S. W. P.; Borgdorff, M. W.; Verver, S.; Lombard, C. J.; Bateman, E. D.; Irusen, E.; Enarson, D. A.; Beyers, N.

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Free Content Prevalence and determinants of positive tuberculin reactions of residents in old age homes in Hong Kong
pp. 892-898(7)
Authors: Chan-Yeung, M.; Cheung, A. H. K.; Dai, D. L. K.; Chan, F. H. W.; Kam, K. M.; Tam, C. M.; Leung, C. C.

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Free Content Preparation of mycobacteria-containing artificial sputum for TB panel testing and microscopy of sputum smears
pp. 899-905(7)
Authors: Yamada, H.; Mitarai, S.; Aguiman, L.; Matsumoto, H.; Fujiki, A.

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Free Content Method for efficient storage and transportation of sputum specimens for molecular testing of tuberculosis
pp. 906-910(5)
Authors: Guio, H.; Okayama, H.; Ashino, Y.; Saitoh, H.; Xiao, P.; Miki, M.; Yoshihara, N.; Nakanowatari, S.; Hattori, T.

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Free Content Treatment outcome of asthma after one year follow-up in health centres of several developing countries
pp. 911-916(6)
Authors: Aït-Khaled, N.; Enarson, D. A.; Bencharif, N.; Boulahdib, F.; Camara, L. M.; Dagli, E.; Koadag, B.; Ottmani, S. E.; Pham, D. L.; Sow, O.; Yousser, M.; Zidouni, N.

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Free Content Smoking patterns and predictors of smoking cessation in elderly populations in Lebanon
pp. 917-923(7)
Authors: Chaaya, M.; Mehio-Sibai, A.; El-Chemaly, S.

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Free Content Can WHO therapy failure criteria for non-severe pneumonia be improved in children aged 2–59 months?
pp. 924-931(8)
Authors: Hazir, T.; Qazi, S. A.; Bin Nisar, Y.; Maqbool, S.; Asghar, R.; Iqbal, I.; Khalid, S.; Randhawa, S.; Aslam, S.; Riaz, S.; Abbasi, S.

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Free Content Response to cotrimoxazole in the management of childhood pneumonia in first-level health care facilities
pp. 932-938(7)
Authors: Noorani, Q. A.; Qazi, S. A.; Rasmussen, Z. A.; Rehman, G. N.; Khan, S. S.; Muhammadullah, I.; Mohammad, Y. K.; Sher, G. A.; Munir, N. H.

Short communication

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Free Content Results of a tuberculosis-specific IFN-γ assay in children at high risk for tuberculosis infection [Short Communication]
pp. 939-941(3)
Authors: Tsiouris, S. J.; Austin, J.; Toro, P.; Coetzee, D.; Weyer, K.; Stein, Z.; El-Sadr, W. M.

Letter paper

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Free Content Correspondence
pp. 942-944(3)

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