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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 9, September 2011

Editorial

Free Content Management of MDR-TB household contacts: how difficult is it to climb the mountain? [Editorial]
pp. 1137-1138(2)
Authors: Pontali, Emanuele; Sotgiu, Giovanni; Battista Migliori, Giovanni

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Free Content Induced sputum microbiology in confirming pulmonary tuberculosis in children [Editorial]
pp. 1139-1139(1)
Authors: Schaaf, H. Simon; Hesseling, Anneke C.

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Review article

Free Content 2010: The year in review, Part I [Year in review 2010]
pp. 1149-1153(5)
Authors: Lalloo, U. G.; Nyamande, K.; Dheda, K.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Attributable mortality of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a meta-analysis
pp. 1154-1163(10)
Authors: Agrafiotis, M.; Siempos, I. I.; Ntaidou, T. K.; Falagas, M. E.

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Free Content Tuberculosis in household contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients
pp. 1164-1169(6)
Authors: Grandjean, L.; Crossa, A.; Gilman, R. H.; Herrera, C.; Bonilla, C.; Jave, O.; Cabrera, J. L.; Martin, L.; Escombe, A. R.; Moore, D. A. J.

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Free Content Household contact investigation of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting
pp. 1170-1175(6)
Authors: Vella, V.; Racalbuto, V.; Guerra, R.; Marra, C.; Moll, A.; Mhlanga, Z.; Maluleke, M.; Mhlope, H.; Margot, B.; Friedland, G.; Shah, N. S.; Gandhi, N. R.

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Free Content Tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON® assay in young children investigated for tuberculosis in South Africa
pp. 1176-1181(6)
Authors: Moyo, S.; Isaacs, F.; Gelderbloem, S.; Verver, S.; Hawkridge, A. J.; Hatherill, M.; Tameris, M.; Geldenhuys, H.; Workman, L.; Pai, M.; Hussey, G.; Hanekom, W. A.; Mahomed, H.

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Short communication

Free Content Tuberculosis infection in foreign-born children: a screening survey based on skin and blood testing [Short communication]
pp. 1182-1184(3)
Authors: Losi, M.; Bergamini, B. M.; Venturelli, C.; Del Giovane, C.; Sighinolfi, G.; Rumpaneisi, F.; Richeldi, L.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Sputum induction for microbiological diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis in a community setting
pp. 1185-1190(6)
Authors: Moore, H. A.; Apolles, P.; de Villiers, P. J. T.; Zar, H. J.

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Short communication

Free Content Abnormal thyroid function tests in children on ethionamide treatment [Short communication]
pp. 1191-1193(3)
Authors: Thee, S.; Zöllner, E. W.; Willemse, M.; Hesseling, A. C.; Magdorf, K.; Schaaf, H. S.

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Regular Papers

Free Content Early antiretroviral treatment reduces risk of bacille Calmette-Guérin immune reconstitution adenitis
pp. 1194-1200(7)
Authors: Rabie, H.; Violari, A.; Duong, T.; Madhi, S. A.; Josipovic, D.; Innes, S.; Dobbels, E.; Lazarus, E.; Panchia, R.; Babiker, A. G.; Gibb, D. M.; Cotton, M. F.; CHER team

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Free Content Nationwide survey of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in Mongolia
pp. 1201-1205(5)
Authors: Buyankhishig, B.; Naranbat, N.; Mitarai, S.; Rieder, H. L.

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Free Content Field assessment of the direct nitrate reductase assay for rapid detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Honduras
pp. 1206-1210(5)
Authors: Rosales, S.; Almendarez, N.; Membreño, H.; Hoffner, S. E.; Pineda-Garcia, L.

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Free Content Evaluation of a simple loop-mediated isothermal amplification test kit for the diagnosis of tuberculosis
pp. 1211-1217(7)
Authors: Mitarai, S.; Okumura, M.; Toyota, E.; Yoshiyama, T.; Aono, A.; Sejimo, A.; Azuma, Y.; Sugahara, K.; Nagasawa, T.; Nagayama, N.; Yamane, A.; Yano, R.; Kokuto, H.; Morimoto, K.; Ueyama, M.; Kubota, M.; Yi, R.; Ogata, H.; Kudoh, S.; Mori, T.

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Free Content Mycobacterium tuberculosis testing practices in hospital, commercial and state laboratories in the New England states
pp. 1218-1222(5)
Authors: Livingston, K. A.; Lobato, M. N.; Sosa, L. E.; Budnick, G. E.; Bernardo, J.; New England Laboratory Study Group

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Free Content Cost-effectiveness analysis of targeted and sequential screening strategies for latent tuberculosis
pp. 1223-1230(8)
Authors: Mancuso, J. D.; Niebuhr, D. W.; Frick, K. D.; Keep, L. W.; Anderson, K. M.

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Free Content Delays in seeking treatment for symptomatic tuberculosis in Sabah, East Malaysia: factors for patient delay
pp. 1231-1238(8)
Authors: Rundi, C.; Fielding, K.; Godfrey-Faussett, P.; Rodrigues, L. C.; Mangtani, P.

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Free Content Serum trace metal and ceruloplasmin variability in individuals treated for pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 1239-1245(7)
Authors: Cernat, R. I.; Mihaescu, T.; Vornicu, M.; Vione, D.; Olariu, R. I.; Arsene, C.

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Free Content Association between the interleukin-18 promoter polymorphism and pulmonary tuberculosis in a Korean population
pp. 1246-1251(6)
Authors: Lee, S. H.; Choi, I-H.; Jeon, Y-K.; Park, S. J.; Lee, H-K.; Lee, Y. M.; Chang, C. L.; Kim, Y. S.; Lee, M. K.; Park, S. K.

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Free Content Epidemiological analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated in Lodz, Poland
pp. 1252-1258(7)
Authors: Krawczyk, M.; Brzostek, A.; Gorna, A.; Knapska, K.; Ziolkiewicz, M.; Wojtasik, A.; Dziadek, J.

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Free Content Paid employment in subjects with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in five Latin American cities: the PLATINO study
pp. 1259-1264(6)
Authors: Montes de Oca, M.; Halbert, R. J.; Talamo, C.; Perez-Padilla, R.; Lopez, M. V.; Muiño, A.; Jardim, J.R.B.; Valdivia, G.; Pertuzé, J.; Moreno, D.; Menezes, A. M. B.; PLATINO team

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Free Content Carotid atherosclerosis in patients with untreated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pp. 1265-1270(6)
Authors: Kim, S. J.; Yoon, D. W.; Lee, E. J.; Hur, G. Y.; Jung, K. H.; Lee, S. Y.; Lee, S. Y.; Shin, C.; Shim, J. J.; In, K. H.; Kang, K. H.; Yoo, S. H.; Kim, J. H.

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Letter paper

Free Content Reactivation or re-infection? [Correspondence]
pp. 1271-1271(1)
Author: Esmail, Hanif

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Free Content In reply to ‘Reactivation or re-infection?’ [Correspondence]
pp. 1271-1272(2)
Authors: Houben, Rein; Glynn, Judith R.

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Free Content No rebound in tuberculosis in the United States in 2010 [Correspondence]
pp. 1272-1272(1)
Authors: Winston, Carla A.; Navin, Thomas R.; Becerra, José E.; LoBue, Philip A.

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Free Content GeneXpert® MTB/RIF for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pulmonary and extra-pulmonary samples [Correspondence]
pp. 1274-1275(2)
Authors: Hanif, Shumaila N. M.; Eldeen, Hana S.; Ahmad, Suhail; Mokaddas, Eiman

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Free Content Hepatotoxicity in the treatment of tuberculosis using moxifloxacin-containing regimens [Correspondence]
pp. 1275-1276(2)
Authors: Roberts, Catherine H.; Smith, Colette; Breen, Ronan; Gadhok, Radha; Murphy, Michael; Aryee, Anna; Cropley, Ian; Bhagani, Sanjay; Hopkins, Susan; Lipman, Marc

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Free Content No time to be complacent with the performance of tuberculosis control activities in tribal areas of India [Correspondence]
pp. 1276-1277(2)
Authors: Rao, V. G.; Bhat, J.; Yadav, R.; Gopi, P. G.; Selvakumar, N.; Wares, D. F.

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