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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 7, July 2009

Editorial

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Free Content Scaling up tuberculosis culture services: a precautionary note [Counterpoint]
pp. 799-800(2)
Authors: Urbanczik, R.; Rieder, H. L.

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Free Content Registering initial defaulters and reporting on their treatment outcomes [Unresolved issues]
pp. 801-803(3)
Authors: Harries, A. D.; Rusen, I. D.; Chiang, C-Y.; Hinderaker, S. G.; Enarson, D. A.

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Review article

Free Content Health systems that serve: what’s the bottom line? [The Eero Tala Lecture]
pp. 804-809(6)
Authors: Enarson, D. A.; Rusen, I. D.; Chiang, C-Y.; Harries, A. D.; Billo, N. E.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Interferon-gamma release assays in immigrant contacts and effect of remote exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 820-828(9)
Authors: Kik, S. V.; Franken, W. P. J.; Arend, S. M.; Mensen, M.; Cobelens, F. G. J.; Kamphorst, M.; van Dissel, J. T.; Borgdorff, M. W.; Verver, S.

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Free Content Factors associated with positive tuberculin skin test results among HIV-infected persons in Orel Oblast, Russia
pp. 829-835(7)
Authors: Vitek, E.; Gusseinova, N.; Laricheva, N.; Vasiliev, S.; Molotilov, V.; Sofronova, R.; Kazionny, B.; Cegielski, P.; Nguyen, M. L.; Nelson, L.; Agerton, T.; Wells, C.

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Free Content Comparison of Lumin™ LED fluorescent attachment, fluorescent microscopy and Ziehl-Neelsen for AFB diagnosis
pp. 836-841(6)
Authors: Trusov, A.; Bumgarner, R.; Valijev, R.; Chestnova, R.; Talevski, S.; Vragoterova, C.; Neeley, E. S.

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Free Content Two vs. three sputum samples for microscopic detection of tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence population
pp. 842-847(6)
Authors: Noeske, J.; Dopico, E.; Torrea, G.; Wang, H.; Van Deun, A.

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Free Content Evaluation of a multi-antigen test based on B-cell epitope peptides for the serodiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 848-854(7)
Authors: Baassi, L.; Sadki, K.; Seghrouchni, F.; Contini, S.; Cherki, W.; Nagelkerke, N.; Benjouad, A.; Saltini, C.; Colizzi, V.; El Aouad, R.; Amicosante, M.

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Free Content Improved early results for patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV in South Africa
pp. 855-861(7)
Authors: O'Donnell, M. R.; Padayatchi, N.; Master, I.; Osburn, G.; Horsburgh, C. R.

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Free Content HAART and risk of tuberculosis in HIV-infected South African children: a multi-site retrospective cohort
pp. 862-867(6)
Authors: Martinson, N. A.; Moultrie, H.; van Niekerk, R.; Barry, G.; Coovadia, A.; Cotton, M.; Violari, A.; Gray, G. E.; Chaisson, R. E.; McIntyre, J. A.; Meyers, T.

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Free Content High prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
pp. 868-874(7)
Authors: Webb, E. A.; Hesseling, A. C.; Schaaf, H. S.; Gie, R. P.; Lombard, C. J.; Spitaels, A.; Delport, S.; Marais, B. J.; Donald, K.; Hindmarsh, P.; Beyers, N.

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Free Content Management of life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis incidence
pp. 875-880(6)
Authors: Gross, A. M.; Diacon, A. H.; van den Heuvel, M. M.; van Rensburg, J.; Harris, D.; Bolliger, C. T.

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Free Content Management and treatment outcomes of tuberculous patients, eastern Paris, France, 2004
pp. 881-887(7)
Authors: Valin, N.; Hejblum, G.; Borget, I.; Mallet, H. P.; Antoun, F.; Che, D.; Chouaid, C.

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Free Content Tuberculosis services and treatment outcomes in private and public health care facilities in Thailand, 2004–2006
pp. 888-894(7)
Authors: Chengsorn, N.; Bloss, E.; Anekvorapong, R.; Anuwatnonthakate, A.; Wattanaamornkiat, W.; Komsakorn, S.; Moolphate, S.; Limsomboon, P.; Kaewsa-ard, S.; Nateniyom, S.; Kanphukiew, A.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Factors influencing tuberculosis management in rural south-west Kenya
pp. 895-899(5)
Authors: Mochache, L. N.; Nyamongo, I. K.

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Free Content The Beijing genotype is associated with young age and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in rural Vietnam
pp. 900-906(7)
Authors: Buu, T. N.; Huyen, M. N.; Lan, N. T. N.; Quy, H. T.; Hen, N. V.; Zignol, M.; Borgdorff, M. W.; Cobelens, F. G. J.; van Soolingen, D.

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Free Content Radiometric vs. agar proportion methods for assessing ethionamide resistance and its clinical effects in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 907-913(7)
Authors: Cimen, N. O.; Arslan, Z.; Saygı, A.; Ocak, K.; Babacan, F.; Kurutepe, M.

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Free Content Rapid, accurate determination of multidrug resistance in M. tuberculosis isolates and sputum using a biochip system
pp. 914-920(7)
Authors: Guo, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, C.; Zhu, L.; Wang, S.; Li, Q.; Jiang, G.; Zhao, B.; Huang, H.; Yu, H.; Xing, W.; Mitchelson, K.; Cheng, J.; Zhao, Y.

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Erratum

Free Content Erratum
pp. 921-921(1)

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Letter paper

Free Content Exacerbation of latent genital tuberculosis during in vitro fertilisation and pregnancy [Correspondence]
pp. 921-921(1)
Authors: Hai-jun, Huang; Dai-rong, Xiang; Ji-Fang, Sheng

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