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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 12, December 2011

Editorial

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Free Content Are Year-in-Review articles useful for the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease?
pp. 1565-1565(1)
Authors: Yew, Wing-Wai; Borgdorff, Martien W.; Enarson, Donald A.

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Free Content Contact tracing in low-incidence tuberculosis settings
pp. 1566-1566(1)
Authors: van Leth, Frank; Borgdorff, Martien

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Perspectives

Free Content Xpert® MTB/RIF for national tuberculosis programmes in low-income countries: when, where and how?
pp. 1567-1572(6)
Authors: Trébucq, A.; Enarson, D.A.; Chiang, C.Y.; Van Deun, A.; Harries, A.D.; Boillot, F.; Detjen, A.; Fujiwara, P.I.; Graham, S.M.; Monedero, I.; Rusen, I.D.; Rieder, H.L.

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Founders of our Knowledge

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Review Articles

Free Content Asthma programmes in diverse regions of the world: challenges, successes and lessons learnt
pp. 1574-1587(14)
Authors: Lalloo, U.G.; Walters, R.D.; Adachi, M.; de Guia, T.; Emelyanov, A.; Fritscher, C.C.; Hong, J.; Jimenez, C.; King, G.G.; Lin, J.; Loaiza, A.; Nadeau, G.; Neffen, H.; Sekerel, B.E.; Yorgancıoğlu, A.; Zar, H.J.

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Free Content A systematic review of economic evaluation studies of tuberculosis control in high-income countries
pp. 1587-1598(12)
Authors: Verdier, J.E.; de Vlas, S.J.; Baltussen, R.; Richardus, J.H.

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Year in Review 2010

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Original Articles

Free Content Tuberculosis mortality differentials in Indonesia during 2007–2008: evidence for health policy and monitoring
pp. 1608-1614(7)
Authors: Rao, C.; Kosen, S.; Bisara, D.; Usman, Y.; Adair, T.; Djaja, S.; Suhardi, S.; Soemantri, S.; Lopez, A.D.

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Free Content Programmatic impact of using QuantiFERON® -TB Gold in routine contact investigation activities
pp. 1614-1620(7)
Authors: Grinsdale, J.A.; Ho, C.S.; Banouvong, H.; Kawamura, L.M.

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Free Content A rapid assessment of prevailing policies on tuberculosis contact investigation
pp. 1620-1623(4)
Authors: Hwang, T.J.; Ottmani, S.; Uplekar, M.

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Free Content Indeterminate QuantiFERON® -TB Gold results in a public health clinic setting
pp. 1623-1630(8)
Authors: Banach, D.B.; Harris, T.G.

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Free Content Coverage and yield of tuberculosis contact investigations in the Netherlands
pp. 1630-1637(8)
Authors: Mulder, C.; van Deutekom, H.; Huisman, E.M.; Meijer-Veldman, W.; Erkens, C.G.M.; van Rest, J.; Borgdorff, M.W.; van Leth, F.

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Free Content Adherence to isoniazid preventive therapy in children exposed to tuberculosis: a prospective study from Guinea-Bissau
pp. 1637-1643(7)
Authors: Gomes, V.F.; Wejse, C.; Oliveira, I.; Andersen, A.; Vieira, F.J.; Carlos, L.J.; Vieira, C.S.; Aaby, P.; Gustafson, P.

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Free Content Prevalence and risk factors for tuberculosis infection among personnel in two hospitals in Viet Nam
pp. 1643-1649(7)
Authors: Powell, K.; Han, D.; Hung, N.V.; Vu, T.; Sy, D.N.; Trinh, T.T.; Le, T.C.; Do, K.; Oeltmann, J.E.; Whitehead, S.

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Free Content Outcomes of reintroducing anti-tuberculosis drugs following cutaneous adverse drug reactions
pp. 1649-1657(9)
Authors: Lehloenya, R.J.; Todd, G.; Badri, M.; Dheda, K.

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Free Content Impact of smear microscopy results and observed therapy on tuberculosis treatment in Mombasa, Kenya
pp. 1656-1663(8)
Authors: Arentz, M.; Narita, M.; Sangaré, L.; Kah, J.F.; Low, D.; Mandaliya, K.; Amukoye, E.; Sitienei, J.; Walson, J.L.

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Free Content Reasons for accepting or refusing HIV services among tuberculosis patients at a TB-HIV integration clinic in Malawi
pp. 1663-1669(7)
Authors: Kumwenda, M.; Tom, S.; Chan, A.K.; Mwinjiwa, E.; Sodhi, S.; Joshua, M.; van Lettow, M.

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Free Content Mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolates from HIV-infected patients in Guangxi, China
pp. 1669-1675(7)
Authors: Lan, R.; Yang, C.; Lan, L.; Ou, J.; Qiao, K.; Liu, F.; Gao, Q.

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Free Content Neuromyelitis optica and pulmonary tuberculosis: a case-control study
pp. 1675-1680(6)
Authors: Zatjirua, V.; Butler, J.; Carr, J.; Henning, F.

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Free Content Rapid molecular identification of mycobacterial species in positive culture isolates using the biochip test
pp. 1680-1685(6)
Authors: Pang, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, S.; Tan, Y.; Yue, J.; Zhao, B.; Wang, L.; Zhao, Y.; Kam, K.M.

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Technical Note

Free Content Molecular characterisation of isoniazid- and rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Central Tunisia
pp. 1685-1688(4)
Authors: Kahla, I. Ben; Marzouk, M.; Henry, M.; Bedotto, M.; Cohen-Bacrie, S.; Selma, W. Ben; Boukadida, J.; Drancourt, M.

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Short Communications

Free Content Study of KIR genes in Lebanese patients with tuberculosis
pp. 1688-1691(4)
Authors: Mahfouz, R.; Halas, H.; Hoteit, R.; Saadeh, M.; Shamseddeen, W.; Charafeddine, K.; Itani, L.; Araj, G.F.

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Free Content Can age and sex explain the variation in COPD rates across large urban cities? A population study in Canada
pp. 1691-1698(8)
Authors: Tan, W.C.; Bourbeau, J.; FitzGerald, J.M.; Cowie, R.; Chapman, K.; Hernandez, P.; Buist, S.A.; Sin, D.D.

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Free Content Compliance with the CURB-65 score and the consequences of non-implementation
pp. 1697-1702(6)
Authors: Guo, Q.; Li, H-Y.; Zhou, Y-P.; Li, M.; Chen, X-K.; Liu, H.; Peng, H-L.; Yu, H-Q.; Chen, X.; Liu, N.; Liang, L-H.; Zhao, Q-Z.; Jiang, M.

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Free Content Costs of admission for paediatric pneumonia in a setting of human immunodeficiency virus infection
pp. 1702-1707(6)
Authors: Kitchin, O.P.; Wessels, F.; Masekela, R.; Becker, P.; Green, R.J.

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Free Content Pulmonary nodules detected by thoracic computed tomography scan after exposure to asbestos: diagnostic significance
pp. 1707-1714(8)
Authors: Clin, B.; Luc, A.; Morlais, F.; Paris, C.; Ameille, J.; Brochard, P.; De Girolamo, J.; Gislard, A.; Laurent, F.; Letourneux, M.; Schorle, E.; Launoy, G.; Pairon, J-C.

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Correspondence

Free Content The impact of antiretroviral treatment programs on tuberculosis notification rates
pp. 1714-1715(2)
Authors: Middelkoop, Keren; Wood, Robin; Bekker, Linda-Gail

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Free Content In reply
pp. 1714-1715(2)
Authors: Zachariah, R; Gomani, P; Massaquoi, M; Harries, A.D.

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