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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 16, Number 3, 1 March 2012

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Free Content Recommendations on modern contact investigation methods for enhancing tuberculosis control [Review article]
pp. 297-305(9)
Authors: Cook, V. J.; Shah, L.; Gardy, J.; Bourgeois, A-C.

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Free Content Recent transmission of W-Beijing family Mycobacterium tuberculosis in rural eastern China
pp. 306-311(6)
Authors: Wang, W.; Hu, Y.; Mathema, B.; Jiang, W.; Kreiswirth, B.; Xu, B.

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Free Content Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission over an 11-year period in a low-incidence, urban setting
pp. 312-318(7)
Authors: Rossi, C.; Zwerling, A.; Thibert, L.; Rivest, P.; McIntosh, F.; Behr, M. A.; Benedetti, A.; Menzies, D.; Schwartzman, K.

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Free Content Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in rural Matlab, Bangladesh
pp. 319-326(8)
Authors: Banu, S.; Uddin, M. K. M.; Islam, M. R.; Zaman, K.; Ahmed, T.; Talukder, A. H.; Rahman, M. T.; Rahim, Z.; Akter, N.; Khatun, R.; Brosch, R.; Endtz, H. P.

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Free Content Reduction of tuberculosis burden among prisoners in Mongolia: review of case notification, 2001–2010 [Notes from the field]
pp. 327-329(3)
Authors: Yanjindulam, P.; Oyuntsetseg, P.; Sarantsetseg, B.; Ganzaya, S.; Amgalan, B.; Narantuya, J.; Nishikiori, N.; Lambregts-van Weezenbeek, C.

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Free Content Knowledge, attitudes and practice concerning tuberculosis in a growing industrialised area in Myanmar
pp. 330-335(6)
Authors: Thu, A.; Ohnmar; Win, H.; Nyunt, M-T.; Lwin, T.

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Free Content Isoniazid preventive therapy and 4-year incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis among HIV-infected Thai patients
pp. 336-341(6)
Authors: Khawcharoenporn, T.; Apisarnthanarak, A.; Manosuthi, W.; Sungkanuparph, S.; Mundy, L. M.

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Free Content Social inequalities in HIV-TB and non-HIV-TB patients in two urban areas in southern Spain: multilevel analysis
pp. 342-347(6)
Authors: Córdoba-Doña, J. A.; Novalbos-Ruiz, J. P.; Suárez-Farfante, J.; Andérica-Frías, G.; Escolar-Pujolar, A.

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Free Content HIV-positive patients treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: clinical outcomes in the HAART era
pp. 348-354(7)
Authors: Palacios, E.; Franke, M.; Muñoz, M.; Hurtado, R.; Dallman, R.; Chalco, K.; Guerra, D.; Mestanza, L.; LLaro, K.; Bonilla, C.; Sebastian, J.; Bayona, J.; Lygizos, M.; Anger, H.; Shin, S.

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Free Content Rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis: susceptibility to isoniazid and other anti-tuberculosis drugs [Short communication]
pp. 355-357(3)
Authors: Kurbatova, E. V.; Cavanaugh, J. S.; Shah, N. S.; Wright, A.; Kim, H.; Metchock, B.; Van Deun, A.; Barrera, L.; Boulahbal, F.; Richter, E.; Martín-Casabona, N.; Arias, F.; Zemanova, I.; Drobniewski, F.; Santos Silva, A.; Coulter, C.; Lumb, R.; Cegielski, J. P.

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Free Content Linezolid in the treatment of MDR-TB: a retrospective clinical study
pp. 358-363(6)
Authors: Xu, H-B.; Jiang, R-H.; Li, L.; Xiao, H-P.

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Free Content Concordance of programmatic and laboratory-based multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Peru
pp. 364-369(6)
Authors: Alexy, E. R.; Podewils, L. J.; Mitnick, C. D.; Becerra, M. C.; Laserson, K. F.; Bonilla, C.

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Free Content Host susceptibility to tuberculosis: insights from a longitudinal study of gene expression in diabetes [Short communication]
pp. 370-372(3)
Authors: Qu, H-Q.; Rentfro, A. R.; Lu, Y.; Nair, S.; Hanis, C. L.; McCormick, J. B.; Fisher-Hoch, S. P.

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Free Content Risk factors for prolonged treatment of lymph node tuberculosis [Short communication]
pp. 373-375(3)
Authors: Lanoix, J-P.; Guimard, T.; Ettahar, N.; Grannec, A.; Flateau, C.; Chapuzet, C.; Bentayeb, H.; Tattevin, P.; Schmit, J-L.

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Free Content UGT1A1 polymorphisms associated with risk of induced liver disorders by anti-tuberculosis medications [Short communication]
pp. 376-378(3)
Authors: Chang, J-C.; Liu, E. H.; Lee, C-N.; Lin, Y-C.; Yu, M-C.; Bai, K-J.; Chen, H-Y.

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Free Content Effectiveness of a training course on the quality assurance of chest radiography in the Philippines
pp. 379-383(5)
Authors: Ohkado, A.; Poblete, R.; Mercader, M.; Querri, A.; Agujo, P.; Tang, F.; Medina, A.; Vianzon, L.; Lagahid, J.; Date, T.

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Free Content Impact of the Gen-Probe Amplified MTD® Test on tuberculosis diagnosis in children
pp. 384-390(7)
Authors: Papaventsis, D.; Ioannidis, P.; Karabela, S.; Nikolaou, S.; Syridou, G.; Marinou, I.; Konstantinidou, E.; Amanatidou, V.; Spyridis, N.; Kanavaki, S.; Tsolia, M.

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Free Content Assessment of panel slides prepared by phenol ammonium sulphate and NALC methods for proficiency testing
pp. 394-397(4)
Authors: Radhakrishnan, R.; Kumar, M. M. P.; Prabuseenivasan, S.; Anbarasu, S.; Nagarajan, P.; Devisangamithirai, M.; Sivagamasundari, S.; Ponnuraja, C.; Kumar, V.; Selvakumar, N.

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Free Content Random blinded rechecking of sputum acid-fast bacilli smear using fluorescence microscopy: 8 years' experience
pp. 398-401(4)
Authors: Yip, C. W.; Chan, M. Y.; Cheung, W. F.; Yu, K. W.; Tang, H. S.; Kam, K. M.

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Free Content Light-emitting diode with various sputum smear preparation techniques to diagnose tuberculosis
pp. 402-407(6)
Authors: Habtamu, M.; van den Boogaard, J.; Ndaro, A.; Buretta, R.; Irongo, C. F.; Lega, D. A.; Nyombi, B. M.; Kibiki, G. S.

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Free Content Predictors of 5-year mortality in pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex disease
pp. 408-414(7)
Authors: Ito, Y.; Hirai, T.; Maekawa, K.; Fujita, K.; Imai, S.; Tatsumi, S.; Handa, T.; Matsumoto, H.; Muro, S.; Niimi, A.; Mishima, M.

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Free Content Human Mycobacterium bovis infection in Buenos Aires: epidemiology, microbiology and clinical presentation [Short communication]
pp. 415-417(3)
Authors: Cordova, E.; Gonzalo, X.; Boschi, A.; Lossa, M.; Robles, M.; Poggi, S.; Ambroggi, M.

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Free Content Distribution of adult respiratory illnesses at a primary health centre in Lesotho
pp. 418-422(5)
Authors: Seung, K. J.; Rigodon, J.; Finch, M.; Gove, S.; Vasan, A.; Satti, H.

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Free Content Even partial reduction of biomass fuel use may improve the respiratory health of rural women in Central India [Short communication]
pp. 423-425(3)
Authors: Sukhsohale, N. D.; Narlawar, U. W.; Ughade, S. N.; Kulkarni, H.

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Open Access Management of contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients in the European Union and European Economic Area [Correspondence]
pp. 426-426(1)
Authors: van der Werf, Marieke J.; Sandgren, Andreas; Manissero, Davide

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