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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.

Certain IJTLD articles are selected for translation into French, Spanish, Chinese or Russian. They are available on the Union website

Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 11, Number 5, May 2007

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Editorial

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Free Content Response to a case of plagiarism in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [Editorial]
pp. 473-473(1)
Authors: Beyers, Nulda; Enarson, Donald A.; Pierard, Clare; Chan-Yeung, Moira

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Review article

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Free Content Yield of serial sputum specimen examinations in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review [Review Article]
pp. 485-495(11)
Authors: Mase, S. R.; Ramsay, A.; Ng, V.; Henry, M.; Hopewell, P. C.; Cunningham, J.; Urbanczik, R.; Perkins, M. D.; Aziz, M. A.; Pai, M.

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Free Content Determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Chinese patients in Hong Kong
pp. 502-507(6)
Authors: Chan-Yeung, M.; Ho, A. S. S.; Cheung, A. H. K.; Liu, R. W. T.; Yee, W. K. S.; Sin, K. M.; Wong, M. M. L.; Lam, C. W.; Chan, K. S.; Lam, W. K.; Hong Kong Thoracic Society COPD Study Group

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Free Content Polymorphisms of glutathione S-transferase genes and functional activity in smokers with or without COPD
pp. 508-514(7)
Authors: Chan-Yeung, M.; Ho, S. P.; Cheung, A. H. K.; So, L. K. Y.; Wong, P. C.; Chan, K. K.; Chan, J. W. M.; Ip, M. S. M.; Mak, J. C. W.

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Free Content Cerebral cortical dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: role of transcranial magnetic stimulation
pp. 515-521(7)
Authors: Mohamed-Hussein, A. A. R.; Hamed, S. A.; Abdel-Hakim, N.

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Free Content Effects of a generalised ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, Italy
pp. 522-527(6)
Authors: Binkin, N.; Perra, A.; Aprile, V.; D'Argenzio, A.; Lopresti, S.; Mingozzi, O.; Scondotto, S.

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Free Content Cryptococcal pneumonia in African miners at autopsy
pp. 528-533(6)
Authors: Wong, M. L.; Back, P.; Candy, G.; Nelson, G.; Murray, J.

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Free Content Outcomes of HIV-infected children with tuberculosis who are started on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi
pp. 534-538(5)
Authors: Bong, C-N.; Chen, S. C. C.; Jong, Y-J.; Tok, T-S.; Hsu, C-F.; Schouten, E. J.; Makombe, S. D.; Yu, J. K-L.; Harries, A. D.

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Free Content Identifying barriers to effective tuberculosis control in Senegal: an anthropological approach
pp. 539-543(5)
Authors: Hane, F.; Thiam, S.; Fall, A. S.; Vidal, L.; Diop, A. H.; Ndir, M.; Lienhardt, C.

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Free Content Community DOT for tuberculosis in a Brazilian favela: comparison with a clinic model
pp. 544-549(6)
Authors: Cavalcante, S. C.; Soares, E. C. C.; Pacheco, A. G. F.; Chaisson, R. E.; Durovni, B.; DOTS Expansion Team

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Free Content Pulmonary tuberculosis in an indigenous community in the mountains of Ecuador
pp. 550-555(6)
Authors: Romero-Sandoval, N. C.; Flores-Carrera, O. F.; Sánchez-Pérez, H. J.; Sánchez-Pérez, I.; Mateo, M. M.

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Free Content A prevalence survey for smear-positive tuberculosis in Thai prisons
pp. 556-561(6)
Authors: Jittimanee, S. X.; Ngamtrairai, N.; White, M. C.; Jittimanee, S.

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Free Content A survey of tuberculosis prevalence in Hanoi, Vietnam
pp. 562-566(5)
Authors: Horie, T.; Lien, L. T.; Tuan, L. A.; Tuan, P. L.; Sakurada, S.; Yanai, H.; Keicho, N.; Nakata, K.

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Free Content Steep increases in tuberculosis notification among young men in the industrialised districts of Danang, Vietnam
pp. 567-570(4)
Authors: Duc, L. V.; Vree, M.; Sy, D. N.; Co, N. V.; Borgdorff, M. W.; Cobelens, F. G. J.

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Free Content Trend of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in Korea, 1994–2004
pp. 571-576(6)
Authors: Bai, G-H.; Park, Y-K.; Choi, Y-W.; Bai, J-I.; Kim, H-J.; Chang, C. L.; Lee, J-K.; Kim, S. J.

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Free Content Tuberculosis in non-UK-born persons, England and Wales, 2001–2003
pp. 577-584(8)
Authors: French, C. E.; Antoine, D.; Gelb, D.; Jones, J. A.; Gilbert, R. L.; Watson, J. M.

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Free Content Treatment outcome cohort analysis in an integrated DOTS and DOTS-Plus TB program in Latvia [Short Communication]
pp. 585-587(3)
Authors: Riekstina, V.; Leimane, V.; Holtz, T. H.; Leimans, J.; Wells, C. D.

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Free Content Improving the quality of cohort analysis by incorporating treatment outcomes of ‘transferred in’ TB cases [Short Communication]
pp. 588-590(3)
Authors: Ottmani, S-E.; Zignol, M.; Blanc, L.; Bencheikh, N.; Laâsri, L.; Mahjour, J.

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