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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 14, Number 8, August 2010

Editorial

Free Content Inequities in lung health: challenges and solutions [Editorial]
pp. 931-934(4)
Authors: Kumaresan, Jacob; Enarson, Donald A.

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Free Content Informed consent [Editorial]
pp. 938-938(1)
Authors: Edginton, Mary E.; O'Brien, Rick; El Sony, Asma; Roldan, Aurorita; Srinath, Satyanarayana

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Free Content Impact of age and sex on mycobacterial immunity in an area of high tuberculosis incidence
pp. 952-959(8)
Authors: Gallant, C. J.; Cobat, A.; Simkin, L.; Black, G. F.; Stanley, K.; Hughes, J.; Doherty, T. M.; Hanekom, W. A.; Eley, B.; Beyers, N.; Jaïs, J-P.; van Helden, P.; Abel, L.; Alcaïs, A.; Hoal, E. G.; Schurr, E.

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Free Content Case series of the long-term psychosocial impact of drug-resistant tuberculosis in HIV-negative medical doctors
pp. 960-966(7)
Authors: Padayatchi, N.; Daftary, A.; Moodley, T.; Madansein, R.; Ramjee, A.

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Free Content National anti-tuberculosis drug resistance study in Tanzania
pp. 967-972(6)
Authors: Chonde, T. M.; Basra, D.; Mfinanga, S. G. M.; Range, N.; Lwilla, F.; Shirima, R. P.; van Deun, A.; Zignol, M.; Cobelens, F. G.; Egwaga, S. M.; van Leth, F.

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Free Content Factors associated with poor tuberculosis treatment outcome in the Southern Region of Ethiopia
pp. 973-979(7)
Authors: Muñoz-Sellart, M.; Cuevas, L. E.; Tumato, M.; Merid, Y.; Yassin, M. A.

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Free Content Barriers to human immunodeficiency virus testing of tuberculosis patients in Thailand, 2004–2007
pp. 980-985(6)
Authors: Anuwatnonthakate, A.; Jittimanee, S. X.; Cain, J.; Nateniyom, S.; Wattanaamornkiat, W.; Komsakorn, S.; Moolphate, S.; Banyati, P.; Chiengsorn, N.; Limsomboon, P.; Kaewsa-ard, S.; Varma, J.K.

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Free Content HIV infection among tuberculosis patients in Vietnam: prevalence and impact on tuberculosis notification rates
pp. 986-993(8)
Authors: Thanh, D. H.; Sy, D. N.; Linh, N. D.; Hoan, T. M.; Dien, H. T.; Thuy, T. B.; Hoa, N. P.; Tung, L. B.; Cobelens, F.

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Free Content A snapshot of the biodiversity and clustering of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Oman using spoligotyping
pp. 994-1000(7)
Authors: Al-Maniri, A.; Singh, J. P. N.; Al-Rawas, O.; Al Busaidy, S.; Al Balushi, L.; Ahmed, I.; Al Mahruqi, S.; Haile, M.; Diwan, V. K.; Hoffner, S.

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Free Content Time to identify and define non-tuberculous mycobacteria in a tuberculosis-endemic region
pp. 1001-1008(8)
Authors: Shenai, S.; Rodrigues, C.; Mehta, A.

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Free Content Electronic laboratory system reduces errors in National Tuberculosis Program: a cluster randomized controlled trial
pp. 1009-1015(7)
Authors: Blaya, J. A.; Shin, S. S.; Yale, G.; Suarez, C.; Asencios, L.; Contreras, C.; Rodriguez, P.; Kim, J.; Cegielski, P.; Fraser, H. S. F.

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Free Content Use of simulated sputum specimens to estimate the specificity of laboratory-diagnosed tuberculosis
pp. 1016-1023(8)
Authors: Demers, A-M.; Boulle, A.; Warren, R.; Verver, S.; van Helden, P.; Behr, M. A.; Coetzee, D.

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Free Content Liquid vs. solid culture for tuberculosis: performance and cost in a resource-constrained setting
pp. 1024-1031(8)
Authors: Chihota, V. N.; Grant, A. D.; Fielding, K.; Ndibongo, B.; van Zyl, A.; Muirhead, D.; Churchyard, G. J.

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Free Content Determination of polymerase chain reaction efficiency for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis in Chelex-100® extracted DNA samples
pp. 1032-1038(7)
Authors: Nagdev, K. J.; Kashyap, R. S.; Deshpande, P. S.; Purohit, H. J.; Taori, G. M.; Daginawala, H. F.

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Free Content Living-donor liver transplantation in patients with concurrent active tuberculosis at transplantation
pp. 1039-1044(6)
Authors: Lee, Y. T.; Hwang, S.; Lee, S-G.; Kim, K-W.; Choi, N-K.; Park, G-C.; Yu, Y-D.; Yoo, J-W.; Kim, W. S.; Shim, T. S.

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Free Content Quality of tuberculosis guidelines: urgent need for improvement
pp. 1045-1051(7)
Authors: Gallardo, C. R.; Rigau, D.; Irfan, A.; Ferrer, A.; Caylà, J. A.; Bonfill, X.; Alonso-Coello, P.

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Free Content Chronic mucus hypersecretion: prevalence and risk factors inyounger individuals
pp. 1052-1058(7)
Authors: Harmsen; Thomsen, S. F.; Ingebrigtsen, T.; Steffensen, I. E.; Skadhauge, L. R.; Kyvik, K. O.; Backer, V.

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Free Content The impact of the method of consent on response rates in the ISAAC time trends study
pp. 1059-1065(7)
Authors: Ellwood, P.; Asher, M. I.; Stewart, A. W.; ISAAC Phase III Study Group

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Short communication

Free Content Large-scale public-private partnership for improving TB-HIV services for high-risk groups in India [Notes from the field]
pp. 1066-1068(3)
Authors: Kane, S.; Dewan, P. K.; Gupta, D.; Wi, T.; Das, A.; Singh, A.; Bitra, G.; Chauhan, L. S.; Dallabetta, G.

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Free Content Rapid increase of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung diseases at a tertiary referral hospital in South Korea [Short communication]
pp. 1069-1071(3)
Authors: Park, Y. S.; Lee, C-H.; Lee, S-M.; Yang, S-C.; Yoo, C-G.; Kim, Y. W.; Han, S. K.; Shim, Y-S.; Yim, J-J.

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Invited paper

Free Content Biggie Mabaera, 1970–2010 [Obituary]
pp. 1072-1072(1)
Authors: Rieder, Hans L.; Lauritsen, Jens M.

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