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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.

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Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 11, Number 9, September 2007

Editorial

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Review article

Free Content Exposure to cold and respiratory tract infections [Review Article]
pp. 938-943(6)
Authors: Mourtzoukou, E. G.; Falagas, M. E.

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Invited paper

Free Content Critical appraisal of current recommendations and practices for tuberculosis sputum smear microscopy [Workshop Report]
pp. 946-952(7)
Authors: Gilpin, C.; Kim, S. J.; Lumb, R.; Rieder, H. L.; Van Deun, A.; Working Group on Sputum Smear Microscopy

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Regular Papers

Free Content Reducing the number of sputum samples examined and thresholds for positivity: an opportunity to optimise smear microscopy
pp. 953-958(6)
Authors: Bonnet, M.; Ramsay, A.; Gagnidze, L.; Githui, W.; Guerin, P. J.; Varaine, F.

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Free Content Sputum smear-positive tuberculosis: empiric evidence challenges the need for confirmatory smears
pp. 959-964(6)
Authors: Mabaera, B.; Lauritsen, J. M.; Katamba, A.; Laticevschi, D.; Naranbat, N.; Rieder, H. L.

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Free Content Ethambutol in paediatric tuberculosis: aspects of ethambutol serum concentration, efficacy and toxicity in children
pp. 965-971(7)
Authors: Thee, S.; Detjen, A.; Quarcoo, D.; Wahn, U.; Magdorf, K.

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Free Content Low serum concentrations of anti-tuberculosis drugs and determinants of their serum levels
pp. 972-978(7)
Authors: Um, S-W.; Lee, S. W.; Kwon, S. Y.; Yoon, H. I.; Park, K. U.; Song, J.; Lee, C-T.; Lee, J-H.

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Free Content The role of surgery and fluoroquinolones in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 979-985(7)
Authors: Törün, T.; Tahaoğlu, K.; Özmen, İ.; Sevim, T.; Ataç, G.; Kır, A.; Güngör, G.; Bölükbaşı, Y.; Maden, E.

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Free Content Multicentre evaluation of an automated BACTEC 960 system for susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 986-991(6)
Authors: Giampaglia, C. M. S.; Martins, M. C.; de Oliveira Vieira, G. B.; Vinhas, S. A.; da Silva Telles, M. A.; Palaci, M.; Marsico, A. G.; Hadad, D. J.; Mello, F. C. Q.; de Souza Fonseca, L.; Kritski, A.

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Free Content Tuberculosis in European cities: establishment of a patient monitoring system over 10 years in Paris, France
pp. 992-998(7)
Authors: Farge, D.; Porcher, R.; Antoun, F.; Fain, O.; Keshtmand, H.; Rocher, G.; Mallet, H-P.; Rambeloarisoa, J.; Gerber, F.; De Castro, N.; Che, D.; Coulombier, D.; Zaleskis, R.; Herrmann, J-L.; Dye, C.; Members of theTB-INFO Association

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Free Content Selected biological and behavioural risk factors associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 999-1003(5)
Authors: Kolappan, C.; Gopi, P. G.; Subramani, R.; Narayanan, P. R.

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Free Content Increasing TB case detection through intensive referral of TB suspects by village doctors to county TB dispensaries
pp. 1004-1007(4)
Authors: Xiong, C. F.; Fang, Y.; Zhou, L. P.; Zhang, X. F.; Ye, J. J.; Li, G. M.; Liu, X.; Wang, X. J.; Yang, C. F.

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Free Content The epidemiology of HIV-associated tuberculosis in rural Cambodia
pp. 1008-1013(6)
Authors: Cain, K. P.; Kanara, N.; Laserson, K. F.; Vannarith, C.; Sameourn, K.; Samnang, K.; Qualls, M. L.; Wells, C. D.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Tuberculin skin test size and risk of tuberculosis development: a large population-based study in contacts
pp. 1014-1020(7)
Authors: Morán-Mendoza, O.; Marion, S. A.; Elwood, K.; Patrick, D. M.; FitzGerald, J. M.

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Free Content Waning of the specific interferon-gamma response after years of tuberculosis infection
pp. 1021-1025(5)
Authors: Mori, T.; Harada, N.; Higuchi, K.; Sekiya, Y.; Uchimura, K.; Shimao, T.

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Free Content Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is missed in asthmatics in specialty care in Trinidad, West Indies
pp. 1026-1032(7)
Authors: Pinto Pereira, L. M.; Bartholomew, L-A.; Brooks, H.; Lowe, D.; Rocke, K.; Rolle, S.; Smith, J.; Thekwini, O.; Seemungal, T. A. R.; Bekele, I.

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Free Content Tobacco policies in Austria during the Third Reich
pp. 1033-1037(5)
Authors: Bachinger, E.; McKee, M.

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Short communication

Free Content HIV-related mortality among tuberculosis patients in the Netherlands, 1993–2001 [Notes from the Field]
pp. 1038-1041(4)
Authors: Haar, C. H.; Cobelens, F. G. J.; Kalisvaart, N. A.; van Gerven, P. J. H. J.; van der Have, J. J.

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Free Content The prevalence of tuberculosis in different economic strata: a community survey from South India [Short Communication]
pp. 1042-1045(4)
Authors: Muniyandi, M.; Ramachandran, R.; Gopi, P. G.; Chandrasekaran, V.; Subramani, R.; Sadacharam, K.; Kumaran, P.; Santha, T.; Wares, F.; Narayanan, P. R.

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Invited paper

Free Content ReJoyce-ing TB [The Lighter Side]
pp. 1046-1046(1)
Author: Hayden, Chris

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