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Volume 13, Number 1, January 2009

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Editorial

Free Content A bigger and better International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [Editorial]
pp. 3-3(1)
Authors: Beyers, Nulda; Chan-Yeung, Moira; Pierard, Clare

Invited paper

Review article

Free Content Risk factors associated with recent transmission of tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis [Review article]
pp. 17-26(10)
Authors: Nava-Aguilera, E.; Andersson, N.; Harris, E.; Mitchell, S.; Hamel, C.; Shea, B.; López-Vidal, Y.; Villegas-Arrizón, A.; Morales-Pérez, A.

Invited paper

Regular Papers

Free Content Annual risks of tuberculous infection in East Nusa Tenggara and Central Java Provinces, Indonesia
pp. 32-38(7)
Authors: Bachtiar, A.; Miko, T. Y.; Machmud, R.; Besral, B.; Yudarini, P.; Mehta, F.; Chadha, V. K.; Basri, C.; Loprang, F.; Jitendra, R.

Free Content Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among gold miners in South Africa
pp. 39-46(8)
Authors: Hanifa, Y.; Grant, A. D.; Lewis, J.; Corbett, E. L.; Fielding, K.; Churchyard, G.

Free Content A simple screening tool for active tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral treatment in Uganda
pp. 47-53(7)
Authors: Were, W.; Moore, D.; Ekwaru, P.; Mwima, G.; Bunnell, R.; Kaharuza, F.; Rutherford, G.; Mermin, J.

Free Content Prevalence of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in an HIV/AIDS reference hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
pp. 54-61(8)
Authors: Aguiar, F.; Vieira, M. A.; Staviack, A.; Buarque, C.; Marsico, A.; Fonseca, L.; Chaisson, R.; Kristski, A.; Werneck, G.; Mello, F.

Free Content Evolution in the resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to anti-tuberculosis drugs in Nicaragua
pp. 62-67(6)
Authors: Chacón, L.; Lainez, M.; Rosales, E.; Mercado, M.; Caminero, J. A.

Free Content Prevalence and risk factors for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the Republic of Georgia: a population-based study
pp. 68-73(6)
Authors: Lomtadze, N.; Aspindzelashvili, R.; Janjgava, M.; Mirtskhulava, V.; Wright, A.; Blumberg, H. M.; Salakaia, A.

Free Content Increasing incidence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Mumbai, India
pp. 79-83(5)
Authors: Agrawal, D.; Udwadia, Z. F.; Rodriguez, C.; Mehta, A.

Free Content T-cell assay conversions and reversions among household contacts of tuberculosis patients in rural India
pp. 84-92(9)
Authors: Pai, M.; Joshi, R.; Dogra, S.; Zwerling, A. A.; Gajalakshmi, D.; Goswami, K.; Reddy, M. V. R.; Kalantri, A.; Hill, P. C.; Menzies, D.; Hopewell, P. C.

Free Content Risk of active tuberculosis in adult household contacts of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis cases
pp. 93-98(6)
Authors: Kilicaslan, Z.; Kiyan, E.; Kucuk, C.; Kumbetli, S.; Sarimurat, N.; Ozturk, F.; Yapici, D.; Al, S.; Erboran, T.; Iliksu, N.

Free Content Simple measures are as effective as invasive techniques in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Malawi
pp. 99-104(6)
Authors: Bell, D. J.; Dacombe, R.; Graham, S. M.; Hicks, A.; Cohen, D.; Chikaonda, T.; French, N.; Molyneux, M. E.; Zijlstra, E. E.; Squire, S. B.; Gordon, S. B.

Free Content Tuberculosis outcomes in Taipei: factors associated with treatment interruption for 2 months and death
pp. 105-111(7)
Authors: Chiang, C-Y.; Lee, J-J.; Yu, M-C.; Enarson, D. A.; Lin, T-P.; Luh, K-T.

Free Content Impact of advocacy on the tuberculosis management practices of private practitioners in Chennai City, India
pp. 112-118(7)
Authors: Krishnan, N.; Ananthakrishnan, R.; Augustine, S.; Vijayalakshmi, N. K.; Gopi, P. G.; Kumaraswami, V.; Narayanan, P. R.

Free Content Influence of a single oral dose of vitamin D2 on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in tuberculosis patients
pp. 119-125(7)
Authors: Martineau, A. R.; Nanzer, A. M.; Satkunam, K. R.; Packe, G. E.; Rainbow, S. J.; Maunsell, Z. J.; Timms, P. M.; Venton, T. R.; Eldridge, S. M.; Davidson, R. N.; Wilkinson, R. J.; Griffiths, C. J.

Free Content Variations in quality of carbol fuchsin stains collected from routine tuberculosis laboratories
pp. 126-129(4)
Authors: Zhao, Y. L.; Liu, Y. H.; Jiang, G. L.; Chan, W. Y.; Yip, C. W.; Kam, K. M.

Free Content Evaluating the performance of basic fuchsin for the Ziehl-Neelsen stain
pp. 130-135(6)
Authors: Gordon, C.; Van Deun, A.; Lumb, R.

Free Content Validation of bleach-treated smears for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 136-141(6)
Authors: Merid, Y.; Yassin, M. A.; Yamuah, L.; Kumar, R.; Engers, H.; Aseffa, A.

Free Content Reduction in asthma morbidity following a community-based asthma self-management programme in Tonga
pp. 142-147(6)
Authors: Foliaki, S.; Fakakovikaetau, T.; D'Souza, W.; Latu, S.; Tutone, V.; Cheng, S.; Pearce, N.

Letter paper

Free Content Normal chest radiographs in sputum culture-positive pulmonary tuberculosis [Correspondence]
pp. 148-149(2)
Authors: Mullerpattan, Jai B.; Udwadia, Z. F.; Pepper, Tracy; McKee, Guat-Siew; Gibbs, Vicki; Joseph, Patrice; Haushalter, Alisa; Warkentin, Jon; Haas, David W.; Sterling, Timothy R.

Free Content Induced sputum for diagnosis of cryptococcal pneumonia in Botswana [Correspondence]
pp. 149-150(2)
Authors: Morse, Michelle; Kessler, Jason; Albrecht, Svenja; Kim, Rose; Thakur, Rameshwari; Nthobatsang, Rudo; Radisowa, Koobiditse; Maunatlala, Collonel; MacGregor, Rob Roy; Friedman, Harvey

Erratum

Free Content Errata
pp. 150-150(1)

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