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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 13, Number 2, February 2009

Editorial

Invited paper

Review article

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Invited paper

Free Content Annual meeting of the Tuberculosis Surveillance and Research Unit, 2008[Meeting report]
pp. 177-180(4)
Authors: Zellweger, J-P.; Verver, S.; van den Hof, S.; Hesseling, A.; Williams, B.; van Leth, F.; Rieder, H. L.; Borgdorff, M. W.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Validation and clinical interpretation of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire among COPD patients, China
pp. 181-189(9)
Authors: Xu, W.; Collet, J-P.; Shapiro, S.; Lin, Y.; Yang, T.; Wang, C.; Bourbeau, J.

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Free Content Tuberculosis incidence among contacts of active pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 190-195(6)
Authors: Cailleaux-Cezar, M.; de A. Melo, D.; Xavier, G. M.; de Salles, C. L. G.; de Mello, F. C. Q.; Ruffino-Netto, A.; Golub, J. E.; Efron, A.; Chaisson, R. E.; Conde, M. B.

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Free Content Interpretation of a serial Mantoux test taking into account the annual risk of tuberculous infection
pp. 196-200(5)
Authors: del Río Camacho, G.; Perea-Milla, E.; Romero González, J.; Pérez Frías, J.

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Free Content Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in England, 1998
pp. 201-207(7)
Authors: Love, J.; Sonnenberg, P.; Glynn, J. R.; Gibson, A.; Gopaul, K.; Fang, Z.; Le Brun, F.; Pitman, R.; Hayward, A. C.; Innes, J.; Van den Bosch, C.; Delpech, V.; Drobniewski, F.; Watson, J. M.

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Free Content Think TB! Is the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis delayed by the use of antibiotics?
pp. 208-213(6)
Authors: Craig, S. E.; Bettinson, H.; Sabin, C. A.; Gillespie, S. H.; Lipman, M. C. I.

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Free Content The diagnostic utility of adenosine deaminase isoenzymes in tuberculous pleural effusions
pp. 214-220(7)
Authors: Zemlin, A. E.; Burgess, L. J.; Carstens, M. E.

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Free Content Cross-referral between HIV counselling and testing centres and smear microscopy centres in Tamil Nadu
pp. 221-225(5)
Authors: Ramachandran, R.; Chandrasekaran, V.; Muniyandi, M.; Jaggarajamma, K.; Bagchi, A.; Sahu, S.

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Free Content Association between distance to HIV testing site and uptake of HIV testing for tuberculosis patients in Cambodia
pp. 226-231(6)
Authors: Kanara, N.; Cain, K. P.; Chhum, V.; Eng, B.; Kim, S.; Keo, S.; Heller, T. A.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Directly observed treatment is associated with reduced default among foreign tuberculosis patients in Thailand
pp. 232-237(6)
Authors: Kapella, B. K.; Anuwatnonthakate, A.; Komsakorn, S.; Moolphate, S.; Charusuntonsri, P.; Limsomboon, P.; Wattanaamornkiat, W.; Nateniyom, S.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Management training in Vietnam's National Tuberculosis Program: an impact evaluation
pp. 238-246(9)
Authors: Umble, K. E.; Brooks, J.; Lowman, A.; Malison, M.; Huong, N. T.; Iademarco, M.; Laserson, K.

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Free Content Validation of the line-probe assay for rapid detection of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Vietnam
pp. 247-252(6)
Authors: Shah, N. S.; Lan, N. T. N.; Huyen, M. N. T.; Laserson, K.; Iademarco, M. F.; Binkin, N.; Wells, C.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Drug-resistant tuberculosis in Shanghai, China, 2000–2006: prevalence, trends and risk factors
pp. 253-259(7)
Authors: Shen, X.; DeRiemer, K.; Yuan, Z-An; Shen, M.; Xia, Z.; Gui, X.; Wang, L.; Gao, Q.; Mei, J.

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Free Content Performance of MTBDR plus for detecting high/low levels of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance to isoniazid
pp. 260-265(6)
Authors: Brossier, F.; Veziris, N.; Jarlier, V.; Sougakoff, W.

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Short communication

Free Content Fluorescence microscopy is less expensive than Ziehl-Neelsen microscopy in Thailand [Notes from the field]
pp. 266-268(3)
Authors: Sohn, H.; Sinthuwattanawibool, C.; Rienthong, S.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Tuberculous meningitis in HIV-infected and non-infected patients: comparison of cerebrospinal fluid findings [Short communication]
pp. 269-271(3)
Authors: Cecchini, D.; Ambrosioni, J.; Brezzo, C.; Corti, M.; Rybko, A.; Perez, M.; Poggi, S.; Ambroggi, M.

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Letter paper

Free Content Systematic review and analysis of population-based molecular epidemiological studies [Correspondence]
pp. 275-276(2)
Authors: Houben, R. M. G. J.; Glynn, J. R.; Fok, A.; Numata, Y.; Schulzer, M.; FitzGerald, J. M.

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