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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 5, May 2011

Editorial

Free Content World Asthma Day: reflections on ISAAC [Editorial]
pp. 569-569(1)
Author: Asher, Innes

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Free Content World No Tobacco Day: from an international treaty to country-level action [Editorial]
pp. 570-570(1)
Authors: Bissell, Karen; Fraser, Trish; Bam, Tara

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Invited paper

Free Content Antiretroviral therapy and the control of HIV-associated tuberculosis. Will ART do it? [Unresolved issues]
pp. 571-581(11)
Authors: Lawn, S. D.; Harries, A. D.; Williams, B. G.; Chaisson, R. E.; Losina, E.; De Cock, K. M.; Wood, R.

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Review article

Free Content Interleukin-10 polymorphisms and tuberculosis susceptibility: a meta-analysis [Review article]
pp. 594-601(8)
Authors: Zhang, J.; Chen, Y.; Nie, X-B.; Wu, W-H.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, M.; He, X-M.; Lu, J-X.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Global survey of national tuberculosis drug policies
pp. 613-619(7)
Authors: Paydar, A.; Mak, A.; Al Jahdali, H.; del Granado, M.; Zaleskis, R.; Mouzafarova, N.; Walters, L.; Menzies, D.

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Free Content Tuberculosis in HIV programmes in lower-income countries: practices and risk factors
pp. 620-627(8)
Authors: Fenner, L.; Forster, M.; Boulle, A.; Phiri, S.; Braitstein, P.; Lewden, C.; Schechter, M.; Kumarasamy, N.; Pascoe, M.; Sprinz, E.; Bangsberg, D. R.; Sow, P. S.; Dickinson, D.; Fox, M. P.; McIntyre, J.; Khongphatthanayothin, M.; Dabis, F.; Brinkhof, M. W. G.; Wood, R.; Egger, M.; ART-LINC of IeDEA

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Free Content QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children with household tuberculosis contact
pp. 628-634(7)
Authors: Kasambira, T. S.; Shah, M.; Adrian, P. V.; Holshouser, M.; Madhi, S. A.; Chaisson, R. E.; Martinson, N. A.; Dorman, S. E.

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Free Content Distinguishing tuberculosis from Mycobacterium avium complex disease using an interferon-gamma release assay
pp. 635-640(6)
Authors: Ra, S. W.; Lyu, J.; Choi, C-M.; Oh, Y-M.; Lee, S-D.; Kim, W. S.; Kim, D. S.; Shim, T. S.

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Free Content Does solid culture for tuberculosis influence clinical decision making in India?
pp. 641-646(6)
Authors: Stall, N.; Rubin, T.; Michael, J. S.; Mathai, D.; Abraham, O. C.; Mathews, P.; Thomas, K.; John, M.; Daley, P.

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Free Content Why are tuberculosis patients not treated earlier? A study of informal health practitioners in Bangladesh
pp. 647-651(5)
Authors: Rifat, M.; Rusen, I. D.; Islam, Md. A.; Enarson, D. A.; Ahmed, F.; Ahmed, S. M.; Karim, F.

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Free Content Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among previously treated patients in the Philippines
pp. 652-656(5)
Authors: Gler, M. T.; Macalintal, L. E.; Raymond, L.; Guilatco, R.; Quelapio, M. I. D.; Tupasi, T. E.

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Free Content Relatively low primary resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs in Bangui and Bimbo, Central African Republic
pp. 657-661(5)
Authors: Minime-Lingoupou, F.; Manirakiza, A.; Yango, F.; Zandanga, G.; Le Faou, A.; Rigouts, L.

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Free Content Methodological issues in quantifying the magnitude of the tuberculosis problem in a prison population
pp. 662-667(6)
Authors: Rieder, H. L.; Anderson, C.; Dara, M.; Hauer, B.; Helbling, P.; Kam, K. M.; Zwahlen, M.

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Free Content Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors in Eastern Ethiopian prisons
pp. 668-673(6)
Authors: Abebe, D. S.; Bjune, G.; Ameni, G.; Biffa, D.; Abebe, F.

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Free Content Pulmonary paragonimiasis mimicking lung cancer in a tertiary referral centre in Korea
pp. 674-679(6)
Authors: Song, J-U.; Um, S-W.; Koh, W-J.; Suh, G. Y.; Chung, M. P.; Kim, H.; Kwon, O. J.; Jeon, K.

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Free Content Explicit criteria for hospital admission in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pp. 680-686(7)
Authors: Garcia-Gutierrez, S.; Quintana, J. M.; Aguirre, U.; Esteban, C.; Bilbao, A.; Escobar, A.; Vidal, S.; Bare, M.; Aizpuru, F.; Blasco, J. A.; Investigación en Resultados y Servicios Sanitarios (IRYSS) COPD Group

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Free Content The functioning of oxygen concentrators in resource-limited settings: a situation assessment in two countries
pp. 693-699(7)
Authors: La Vincente, S. F.; Peel, D.; Carai, S.; Weber, M. W.; Enarson, P.; Maganga, E.; Soyolgerel, G.; Duke, T.

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Short communication

Free Content Did the ‘Great Recession’ produce a depression in tuberculosis incidence? [Short communication]
pp. 700-702(3)
Authors: Holland, D. P.; Person, A. K.; Stout, J. E.

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Free Content Evaluation of the TB Ag MPT64 Rapid test for the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex [Technical note]
pp. 703-705(3)
Authors: Martin, A.; Bombeeck, D.; Mulders, W.; Fissette, K.; De Rijk, P.; Palomino, J. C.

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Letter paper

Free Content BCG vaccination of young adults at risk of tuberculosis: a meaningful precaution in low-prevalence settings? [Correspondence]
pp. 709-709(1)
Authors: Larsson, Lars-Olof; Fjällbrant, Harald; Widström, Olle; Ridell, Malin

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Invited paper

Free Content Dr Kjell Bjartveit, 1927–2011 [Obituary]
pp. 710-710(1)
Authors: Tverdal, Aage; Waaler, Hans Th.; Wilberg, Vidar G.; Heldal, Einar

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