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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 12, Number 12, December 2008

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Editorial

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Free Content HIV/AIDS: the long haul ahead [Editorial]
pp. 1347-1348(2)
Author: Harries, Anthony D.

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Free Content Plagiarism policy of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [Editorial]
pp. 1350-1350(1)
Authors: Beyers, Nulda; Enarson, Donald A.; Pierard, Clare; Chan-Yeung, Moira

Invited paper

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Free Content Management of HIV-infected patients with MDR- and XDR-TB in resource-limited settings [Unresolved issues]
pp. 1370-1375(6)
Authors: Scano, F.; Vitoria, M.; Burman, W.; Harries, A. D.; Gilks, C. F.; Havlir, D.

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Regular Papers

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Free Content Incidence and risk factors for tuberculosis in HIV-positive subjects by HAART status
pp. 1393-1400(8)
Authors: Moreno, S.; Jarrin, I.; Iribarren, J. A.; Perez-Elías, M. J.; Viciana, P.; Parra, J.; Gomez-Sirvent, J. L.; Lopez-Aldeguer, J.; Gutierrez, F.; Blanco, J. R.; Vidal, F.; Leal, M.; Rodríguez Arenas, M. A.; del Amo, J.; CoRIS-MD

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Free Content Age-specific cut-offs for the tuberculin skin test to detect latent tuberculosis in BCG-vaccinated children
pp. 1401-1406(6)
Authors: Chan, P-C.; Chang, L-Y.; Wu, Y-C.; Lu, C-Yi; Kuo, H-S.; Lee, C-Y.; Huang, L-M.; Chen, C-J.

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Free Content Two-step tuberculin skin test and booster phenomenon prevalence among Brazilian medical students
pp. 1407-1413(7)
Authors: Teixeira, E. G.; Kritski, A.; Ruffino-Netto, A.; Steffen, R.; Lapa e Silva, J. R.; Belo, M.; Luiz, R. R.; Menzies, D.; Trajman, A.

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Free Content Cost-effectiveness of a new interferon-based blood assay, QuantiFERON®-TB Gold, in screening tuberculosis contacts
pp. 1414-1424(11)
Authors: Marra, F.; Marra, C. A.; Sadatsafavi, M.; Morán-Mendoza, O.; Cook, V.; Elwood, R. K.; Morshed, M.; Brunham, R. C.; FitzGerald, J. M.

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Free Content Tuberculosis in socio-economically deprived neighborhoods: missed opportunities for prevention
pp. 1425-1430(6)
Authors: Lopez De Fede, A.; Stewart, J. E.; Harris, M. J.; Mayfield-Smith, K.

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Free Content Increasing tuberculosis case detection through intensive referral and tracing in Hunan, China
pp. 1431-1435(5)
Authors: Bai, L. Q.; Yang, H. L.; Jian, X. W.; He, X. G.; Chen, Y. F.; Tang, Y.; Cheng, S. M.; Xiao, S. Y.

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Free Content Reducing the string test intra-gastric downtime for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 1436-1440(5)
Authors: Bae, W. H.; Salas, A.; Brady, M. F.; Coronel, J.; Colombo, C. G. L.; Castro, B.; Gilman, R. H.; Moore, D. A. J.

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Free Content Predicting tuberculosis treatment outcome in a low-incidence area
pp. 1441-1448(8)
Authors: Baussano, I.; Pivetta, E.; Vizzini, L.; Abbona, F.; Bugiani, M.

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Free Content Drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis against second-line drugs using the Bactec MGIT 960 System
pp. 1449-1455(7)
Authors: Rodrigues, C.; Jani, J.; Shenai, S.; Thakkar, P.; Siddiqi, S.; Mehta, A.

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Free Content Evaluation of new GenoType® MTBDRplus for detection of resistance in cultures and direct specimens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 1456-1460(5)
Authors: Causse, M.; Ruiz, P.; Gutierrez, J. B.; Zerolo, J.; Casal, M.

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Free Content A bibliometric analysis of tuberculosis research indexed in PubMed, 1997–2006
pp. 1461-1468(8)
Authors: Ramos, J. M.; Padilla, S.; Masiá, M.; Gutiérrez, F.

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Free Content Transmission of Mycobacterium pinnipedii to humans in a zoo with marine mammals
pp. 1469-1473(5)
Authors: Kiers, A.; Klarenbeek, A.; Mendelts, B.; Van Soolingen, D.; Koëter, G.

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Free Content Meta- and pooled analyses of the effect of glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 deficiency on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pp. 1474-1481(8)
Authors: Hu, G.; Yao, W.; Zhou, Y.; Hu, J.; Shi, Z.; Li, B.; Ran, P.

Short communication

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Free Content Polymorphism in CC-chemokine ligand 2 associated with tuberculosis in Zambia [Short communication]
pp. 1485-1488(4)
Authors: Buijtels, P. C. A. M.; van de Sande, W. W. J.; Parkinson, S.; Petit, P. L. C.; van der Sande, M. A. B.; van Soolingen, D.; Verbrugh, H. A.; van Belkum, A.

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