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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 6, June 2008

Editorial

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Free Content High risk of tuberculosis in health care workers in Romania
pp. 606-611(6)
Authors: Sotgiu, G.; Arbore, A. S.; Cojocariu, V.; Piana, A.; Ferrara, G.; Cirillo, D. M.; Matteelli, A.; Castiglia, P.; Ditiu, L.; Spanevello, A.; Zellweger, J-P.; Mihaescu, T.; Migliori, G. B.

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Free Content Assessment and evaluation of contact as a risk factor for tuberculosis in rural Africa
pp. 612-618(7)
Authors: Crampin, A. C.; Floyd, S.; Ngwira, B. M.; Mwinuka, V.; Mwaungulu, J. N.; Branson, K.; Fine, P. E. M.; Glynn, J. R.

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Free Content A clinical prediction rule for pulmonary tuberculosis in emergency departments
pp. 619-624(6)
Authors: Solari, L.; Acuna-Villaorduna, C.; Soto, A.; Agapito, J.; Perez, F.; Samalvides, F.; Zegarra, J.; Diaz, J.; Gotuzzo, E.; Van der Stuyft, P.

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Free Content DOT in rural China: experience from a case study in Shandong Province, China
pp. 625-630(6)
Authors: Sun, Q.; Meng, Q.; Yip, W.; Yin, X.; Li, H.

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Free Content Evaluation of drug resistance in pulmonary tuberculosis patients at Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
pp. 631-635(5)
Authors: Karagoz, T.; Pazarli, P.; Mocin, O. Y.; Duman, D.; Duman, G.; Salturk, C.; Unal, O.

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Free Content Rapid drug susceptibility testing of mycobacteria by culture on a highly porous ceramic support
pp. 645-650(6)
Authors: Ingham, C. J.; Ayad, A. B.; Nolsen, K.; Mulder, B.

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Free Content Rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis meningitis by enumeration of cerebrospinal fluid antigen-specific T-cells
pp. 651-657(7)
Authors: Thomas, M. M.; Hinks, T. S. C.; Raghuraman, S.; Ramalingam, N.; Ernst, M.; Nau, R.; Lange, C.; Kösters, K.; Gnanamuthu, C.; John, G. T.; Marshall, B.; Lalvani, A.

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Free Content Evaluation of the FluoreslenS™ and fluorescence microscopy blinded rechecking trial, Nairobi, Kenya
pp. 658-663(6)
Authors: Torrea, G.; Chakaya, J.; Mayabi, M.; Van Deun, A.

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Free Content Mycobacterium bovis Mce4E protein may play a role in modulating cytokine expression profile in alveolar macrophage
pp. 664-669(6)
Authors: Xu, G.; Li, Y.; Yang, J.; Yin, X.; Zhou, X.; Liu, M.; Zhao, D.

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Free Content General practitioners' knowledge of childhood asthma in Delhi, India
pp. 677-682(6)
Authors: Gautam, V. P.; Shah, A.; Malhotra, A.; Dewanwala, A.; Taneja, D. K.; Gupta, V. K.; Ingle, G. K.

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Short communication

Free Content Bulk staining of smears: no demonstrated risk of bacilli transfer from a positive to a negative smear [Short Communication]
pp. 683-685(3)
Authors: Affolabi, D.; Odoun, M.; Sanoussi, C. N.; Tanimomo-Kledjo, B.; Saïzonou, D.; Soumaïla, K.; Kestens, L.; Anagonou, S. Y.; Portaels, F.

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Free Content High tuberculosis prevalence in a psychiatric hospital in Vietnam [Short Communication]
pp. 686-688(3)
Authors: Van Duc, L.; Vree, M.; Cobelens, F. G.; Phuc, L. T.; Sy, D. N.

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Free Content Outbreak of tuberculosis in a correctional facility: consequences of missed opportunities [Short Communication]
pp. 689-691(3)
Authors: Sosa, L. E.; Lobato, M. N.; Condren, T.; Williams, M. N.; Hadler, J. L.

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Free Content Outcomes in HIV-infected patients who develop tuberculosis after starting antiretroviral treatment in Malawi [Short Communication]
pp. 692-694(3)
Authors: Yu, J. K-L.; Bong, C-N.; Chen, S. C-C.; Dzimadzi, R.; Lu, D-Y.; Makombe, S. D.; Schouten, E. J.; Kamoto, K.; Harries, A. D.

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Free Content Smoking, HIV and non-fatal tuberculosis in an urban African population [Short Communication]
pp. 695-697(3)
Authors: Ramin, B.; Kam, D.; Feleke, B.; Jacob, B.; Jha, P.

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Free Content Vitamin D-receptor polymorphisms and non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in Korean patients [Short Communication]
pp. 698-700(3)
Authors: Park, S.; Kim, E. J.; Lee, S-H.; Suh, G. Y.; Chung, M. P.; Kim, H.; Kwon, O. J.; Koh, W-J.

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