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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Volume 14, Number 9, September 2010

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Editorial

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Free Content Why has zoonotic tuberculosis not received much attention? [Editorial]
pp. 1073-1074(2)
Authors: Thoen, Charles O.; LoBue, Philip A.; de Kantor, Isabel

Invited paper

Review article

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Free Content Respiratory health effects of indoor air pollution [Review article]
pp. 1079-1086(8)
Authors: Perez-Padilla, R.; Schilmann, A.; Riojas-Rodriguez, H.

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Free Content Laboratory tests focusing on sputum [Year in review 2009]
pp. 1087-1093(7)
Author: Urbanczik, R.

Regular Papers

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Free Content Surveillance for MDR-TB: is there an obligation to ensure treatment for individuals identified with MDR-TB? [Unresolved issues]
pp. 1094-1096(3)
Authors: Edginton, M. E.; Miller, D. L.; Burney, P.; El Sony, A. I.; Lwilla, F. I.; O'Brien, R.; Roldan, M. B.; Roldan, A.; Srinath, S.

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Free Content Factors influencing performance of Global Fund-supported tuberculosis grants
pp. 1097-1103(7)
Authors: Katz, I.; Aziz, M. A.; Olszak-Olszewski, M.; Komatsu, R.; Low-Beer, D.; Atun, R.

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Free Content Predictors of latent tuberculosis infection treatment completion in the United States: an inner city experience
pp. 1104-1111(8)
Authors: Hirsch-Moverman, Y.; Bethel, J.; Colson, P. W.; Franks, J.; El-Sadr, W.

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Free Content Risk factors for developing tuberculosis: a 12-year follow-up of contacts of tuberculosis cases
pp. 1112-1119(8)
Authors: Morán-Mendoza, O.; Marion, S. A.; Elwood, K.; Patrick, D.; FitzGerald, J. M.

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Free Content Tuberculosis transmission risk and infection control in a hospital emergency department in Lima, Peru
pp. 1120-1126(7)
Authors: Escombe, A. R.; Huaroto, L.; Ticona, E.; Burgos, M.; Sanchez, I.; Carrasco, L.; Farfán, E.; Flores, F.; Moore, D. A. J.

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Free Content Application of modern microbiological diagnostic methods for tuberculosis in Macha, Zambia
pp. 1127-1131(5)
Authors: Verweij, K. E.; Kamerik, A. R.; van Ingen, J.; van Dijk, J. H.; Sikwangala, P.; Thuma, P.; Nouwen, J. L.; van Soolingen, D.

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Free Content Why do tuberculosis patients default in Tashkent City, Uzbekistan? A qualitative study
pp. 1132-1139(8)
Authors: Hasker, E.; Khodjikhanov, M.; Sayfiddinova, S.; Rasulova, G.; Yuldashova, U.; Uzakova, G.; Butabekov, I.; Veen, J.; van der Werf, M. J.; Lefèvre, P.

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Free Content Piloting the use of personal digital assistants for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus surveillance, Kenya, 2007
pp. 1140-1146(7)
Authors: Auld, A. F.; Wambua, N.; Onyango, J.; Marston, B.; Namulanda, G.; Ackers, M.; Oluoch, T.; Karisa, A.; Hightower, A.; Shiraishi, R. W.; Nakashima, A.; Sitienei, J.

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Free Content Serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 concentrations increase during tuberculosis treatment in Tanzania
pp. 1147-1152(6)
Authors: Tostmann, A.; Wielders, J. P. M.; Kibiki, G. S.; Verhoef, H.; Boeree, M. J.; van der Ven, A. J. A. M.

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Free Content Pleural fluid cytokines correlate with tissue inflammatory expression in tuberculosis
pp. 1153-1158(6)
Authors: Seiscento, M.; Vargas, F. S.; Acencio, M. M. P.; Teixeira, L. R.; Capelozzi, V. L.; Sales, R. K. B.; Antonangelo, L.

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Free Content Association of P2X7 receptor +1513 (A→C) polymorphism with tuberculosis in a Punjabi population
pp. 1159-1163(5)
Authors: Sharma, S.; Kumar, V.; Khosla, R.; Kajal, N.; Sarin, B.; Sehajpal, P.

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Free Content Concentration of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum using ligand-coated magnetic beads
pp. 1164-1168(5)
Authors: Wilson, S.; Lane, A.; Rosedale, R.; Stanley, C.

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Free Content Evaluation of MGIT 960™ and the colorimetric-based method for tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing
pp. 1169-1175(7)
Authors: Morcillo, N.; Imperiale, B.; Di Giulio, B.

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Free Content The changing pattern of clinical Mycobacterium avium isolation in the Netherlands
pp. 1176-1180(5)
Authors: van Ingen, J.; Hoefsloot, W.; Dekhuijzen, P. N. R.; Boeree, M. J.; van Soolingen, D.

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Free Content The challenge of osteo-articular tuberculosis in the twenty-first century: a 15-year population-based study
pp. 1181-1186(6)
Authors: Lešić, A. R.; Pešut, D. P.; Marković-Denić, L.; Maksimović, J.; Čobeljić, G.; Milošević, I.; Atkinson, H. D. E.; Bumbaširević, M.

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Free Content Frequency of adverse events and mortality in patients with pleural empyema in a public referral hospital in Mexico City
pp. 1187-1192(6)
Authors: Herrera-Kiengelher, L.; Báez-Saldaña, R.; Salas-Hernández, J.; Avalos-Bracho, A.; Pérez-Padilla, R.; Torre-Bouscoulet, L.

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Free Content Elevated plasma adiponectin levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pp. 1193-1200(8)
Authors: Chan, K. H.; Yeung, S. C.; Yao, T. J.; Ip, M. S. M.; Cheung, A. H. K.; Chan-Yeung, M. M. W.; Mak, J. C. W.; COPD Study Group of the Hong Kong Thoracic Society

Short communication

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Free Content Beijing family Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from throughout Japan: phylogeny and genetic features [Short communication]
pp. 1201-1204(4)
Authors: Maeda, S.; Wada, T.; Iwamoto, T.; Murase, Y.; Mitarai, S.; Sugawara, I.; Kato, S.

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Free Content Predictive values of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold testing in screening for tuberculosis disease in asylum seekers [Short communication]
pp. 1209-1211(3)
Authors: Harstad, I.; Winje, B. A.; Heldal, E.; Oftung, F.; Jacobsen, G. W.

Letter paper

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Free Content Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in Dohuk, Iraq [Correspondence]
pp. 1213-1214(2)
Authors: Merza, Muayad A.; Farnia, Parissa; Masjedi, Mohammad Reza; Ridell, Malin

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