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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 12, Number 1, January 2008

Editorial

Free Content Reflections on the past year, the Impact Factor and e-publication [Editorial]
pp. 1-1(1)
Authors: Beyers, Nulda; Chan-Yeung, Moira; Pierard, Clare

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Free Content COPD: a new global challenge to lung health [Editorial]
pp. 2-2(1)
Authors: Marks, Guy; Chan-Yeung, Moira

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Regular Papers

Free Content A multinational study of treatment failures in asthma management
pp. 13-18(6)
Authors: Burney, P.; Potts, J.; Aït-Khaled, N.; Sepulveda, R. M. D.; Zidouni, N.; Benali, R.; Jerray, M.; Musa, O. A. A.; El-Sony, A.; Behbehani, N.; El-Sharif, N.; Mohammad, Y.; Khouri, A.; Paralija, B.; Eiser, N.; Fitzgerald, M.; Abu-Laban, R.

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Free Content Management of community-acquired pneumonia by trained family general practitioners
pp. 19-25(7)
Authors: Potena, A.; Simoni, M.; Cellini, M.; Cartabellotta, A.; Ballerin, L.; Piattella, M.; Putinati, S.

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Free Content Low levels of serum cholesterol and albumin and the risk of community-acquired pneumonia in young soldiers
pp. 26-32(7)
Authors: Kang, D. R.; Kim, Y. K.; Park, M. S.; Kim, Y. S.; Ko, D. H.; Kim, C.

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Free Content Detection of M. tuberculosis using DNA chips combined with an image analysis system
pp. 33-38(6)
Authors: Huang, T-S.; Liu, Y-C.; Bair, C-H.; Sy, C-L.; Chen, Y-S.; Tu, H-Z.; Chen, B-C.

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Free Content Evaluation of an acid-fast bacilli autostainer for concentrated sputum smears
pp. 39-43(5)
Authors: Kim, S. Y.; Kim, Y. J.; Hwang, S. H.; Kim, H. H.; Lee, E. Y.; Chang, C. L.

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Free Content How good are systemic symptoms and blood inflammatory markers at detecting individuals with tuberculosis?
pp. 44-49(6)
Authors: Breen, R. A. M.; Leonard, O.; Perrin, F. M. R.; Smith, C. J.; Bhagani, S.; Cropley, I.; Lipman, M. C. I.

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Free Content Evaluation of cut-off values of interferon-gamma-based assays in the diagnosis of M. tuberculosis infection
pp. 50-56(7)
Authors: Soysal, A.; Torun, T.; Efe, S.; Gencer, H.; Tahaoglu, K.; Bakir, M.

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Free Content Predictors of persistent airway stenosis in patients with endobronchial tuberculosis
pp. 57-62(6)
Authors: Um, S-W.; Yoon, Y. S.; Lee, S-M.; Yim, J-J.; Yoo, C-G.; Chung, H. S.; Kim, Y. W.; Han, S. K.; Shim, Y-S.; Kim, D. K.

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Free Content Delay in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in four provinces of Argentina
pp. 63-68(6)
Authors: Zerbini, E.; Chirico, M. C.; Salvadores, B.; Amigot, B.; Estrada, S.; Algorry, G.

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Free Content The DOTS strategy for treatment of paediatric pulmonary tuberculosis in South Delhi, India
pp. 74-80(7)
Authors: Sharma, S.; Sarin, R.; Khalid, U. K.; Singla, N.; Sharma, P. P.; Behera, D.

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Free Content Excess mortality and risk factors for mortality among a cohort of TB patients from rural south India
pp. 81-86(6)
Authors: Kolappan, C.; Subramani, R.; Kumaraswami, V.; Santha, T.; Narayanan, P. R.

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Free Content India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme: looking beyond detection and cure
pp. 87-92(6)
Authors: Kelkar-Khambete, A.; Kielmann, K.; Pawar, S.; Porter, J.; Inamdar, V.; Datye, A.; Rangan, S.

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Free Content TB surveillance in correctional institutions in Hong Kong, 1999–2005
pp. 93-98(6)
Authors: Wong, M. Y.; Leung, C. C.; Tam, C. M.; Kam, K. M.; Ma, C. H.; Au, K. F.

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Free Content Genotypic diversity of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in South Africa
pp. 99-104(6)
Authors: Mlambo, C. K.; Warren, R. M.; Poswa, X.; Victor, T. C.; Duse, A. G.; Marais, E.

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Short communication

Free Content Drug susceptibility profiling of tuberculous meningitis [Short Communication]
pp. 105-107(3)
Authors: Nagarathna, S.; Rafi, W.; Veenakumari, H. B.; Mani, R.; Satishchandra, P.; Chandramuki, A.

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Free Content Ziehl-Neelsen staining: theory and practice [Technical Note]
pp. 108-110(3)
Authors: Van Deun, A.; Hossain, M. A.; Gumusboga, M.; Rieder, H. L.

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