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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 15, Number 4, April 2011

Editorial

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Free Content Harnessing the full sterilising activity of rifamycins [Editorial]
pp. 429-430(2)
Authors: Leung, Chi Chiu; Yew, Wing Wai; Grosset, Jacques

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Free Content Tuberculosis and poverty: what is being done [Counterpoint]
pp. 431-432(2)
Authors: Creswell, J.; Jaramillo, E.; Lönnroth, K.; Weil, D.; Raviglione, M.

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Invited paper

Review article

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Free Content A review of smoke-free health care in mainland China [Review article]
pp. 453-458(6)
Authors: Lin, Y.; Fraser, T.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Enhanced tuberculosis identification through 1-month follow-up of smear-negative tuberculosis suspects
pp. 459-464(6)
Authors: Porskrog, A.; Bjerregaard-Andersen, M.; Oliveira, I.; Joaquím, L. C.; Camara, C.; Andersen, P. L.; Rabna, P.; Aaby, P.; Wejse, C.

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Free Content Burden of tuberculosis among aboriginal and non-aboriginal Taiwanese, 1996–2006
pp. 471-477(7)
Authors: Chang, Y-M.; Shen, C-K.; Chiu, C-H.; Chiang, H-J.; Lu, L-C.; Liou, S-H.

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Free Content Yield of culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in sputum samples transported from tribal areas
pp. 478-482(5)
Authors: Bhat, J.; Selvakumar, N.; Rao, V. G.; Gopi, P. G.; Yadav, R.; Wares, D. F.

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Free Content Evaluation of light emitting diode-based fluorescence microscopy for the detection of mycobacteria in a tuberculosis-endemic region
pp. 483-488(6)
Authors: Shenai, S.; Minion, J.; Vadwai, V.; Tipnis, T.; Shetty, S.; Salvi, A.; Udwadia, Z.; Pai, M.; Rodrigues, C.

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Free Content Drug resistance among tuberculosis patients attending diagnostic and treatment centres in Makassar, Indonesia
pp. 489-495(7)
Authors: Massi, M. N.; Wahyuni, S.; Halik, H.; Anita; Yusuf, I.; Leong, F. J.; Dick, T.; Phyu, S.

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Free Content Wild-type distributions of seven oral second-line drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 502-509(8)
Authors: Schön, T.; Juréen, P.; Chryssanthou, E.; Giske, C. G.; Sturegård, E.; Kahlmeter, G.; Hoffner, S.; Ängeby, K. A.

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Free Content The impact of previous tuberculosis history on T-SPOT.TB® interferon-gamma release assay results
pp. 510-516(7)
Authors: Kim, H-J.; Yoon, H. I.; Park, K. U.; Lee, C-T.; Lee, J. H.

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Free Content Molecular genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Xi'an, China, using MIRU-VNTR typing
pp. 517-522(6)
Authors: Zhou, A.; Nawaz, M.; Xue, X.; Karakousis, P. C.; Yao, Y.; Xu, J.

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Free Content Early detection of central airway lung cancer in smokers with silicosis
pp. 523-527(5)
Authors: Lo, A. I. L.; Huang, Y.; Lam, S. Y.; Cheung, A. H. K.; Au, R.; Leung, C. C.; Lam, W. K.; Ip, M. S. M.; Chan-Yeung, M.; Lam, B.

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Free Content Impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on postbronchoscopy fever: a randomised controlled study
pp. 528-535(8)
Authors: Park, J. S.; Lee, C-H.; Yim, J-J.; Yang, S-C.; Yoo, C-G.; Chung, H. S.; Kim, Y. W.; Han, S. K.; Shim, Y-S.; Kim, D. K.

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Free Content High prevalence of asthma and atopy in the Canary Islands, Spain
pp. 536-541(6)
Authors: Juliá-Serdá, G.; Cabrera-Navarro, P.; Acosta-Fernández, O.; Martín-Pérez, P.; Losada-Cabrera, P.; García-Bello, M. A.; Carrillo-Díaz, T.; Antó-Boqué, J.

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Free Content Predicting mortality in hospitalized patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza pneumonia
pp. 542-546(5)
Authors: Riquelme, R.; Jiménez, P.; Videla, A. J.; Lopez, H.; Chalmers, J.; Singanayagam, A.; Riquelme, M.; Peyrani, P.; Wiemken, T.; Arbo, G.; Benchetrit, G.; Rioseco, M. L.; Ayesu, K.; Klotchko, A.; Marzoratti, L.; Raya, M.; Figueroa, S.; Saavedra, F.; Pryluka, D.; Inzunza, C.; Torres, A.; Alvare, P.; Fernandez, P.; Barros, M.; Gomez, Y.; Contreras, C.; Rello, J.; Bordon, J.; Feldman, C.; Arnold, F.; Nakamatsu, R.; Riquelme, J.; Blasi, F.; Aliberti, S.; Cosentini, R.; Lopardo, G.; Gnoni, M.; Welte, T.; Saad, M.; Guardiola, J.; Ramirez, J.

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Short communication

Free Content Standardised second-line treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis during pregnancy [Short communication]
pp. 547-550(4)
Authors: Tabarsi, P.; Moradi, A.; Baghaei, P.; Marjani, M.; Shamaei, M.; Mansouri, N.; Chitsaz, E.; Farnia, P.; Mansouri, D.; Masjedi, M.; Velayati, A.

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Free Content Resistance patterns of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Western Province, Papua New Guinea [Notes from the field]
pp. 551-552(2)
Authors: Simpson, G.; Coulter, C.; Weston, J.; Knight, T.; Carter, R.; Vincent, S.; Robertus, L.; Konstantinos, A.

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Free Content Rapid and efficient detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respiratory and non-respiratory samples [Technical note]
pp. 553-555(3)
Authors: Malbruny, B.; Le Marrec, G.; Courageux, K.; Leclercq, R.; Cattoir, V.

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Free Content Tuberculosis case finding in twenty-two countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region [Notes from the field]
pp. 556-561(6)
Authors: Bassili, A.; Seita, A.; Baghdadi, S.; Enarson, D.

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Letter paper

Free Content In reply to ‘Prescriptions for tuberculosis treatment: get it right the first time’ [Correspondence]
pp. 567-568(2)
Authors: Chiang, Chen-Yuan; Bai, Kuan-Jen; Enarson, Donald A.; Suo, Jen; Luh, Kwen-Tay

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Free Content Prescriptions for tuberculosis treatment: get it right the first time [Correspondence]
pp. 567-567(1)
Authors: Pinto, Lancelot; Udwadia, Zarir

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