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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 11, 1 November 2012

editorial

Free Content Chest radiography for tuberculosis screening is back on the agenda [Editorial]
pp. 1421-1422(2)
Authors: Iademarco, Michael F.; O'Grady, Justin; Lönnroth, Knut

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Free Content Antioxidants and asthma: will the patient benefit? [Editorial]
pp. 1423-1423(1)
Author: Fogarty, Andrew W.

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review-article

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Free Content Implementation and community involvement in DOTS strategy: a systematic review of studies in China [Review article]
pp. 1433-1440(8)
Authors: Hou, W-L.; Song, F-J.; Zhang, N-X.; Dong, X-X.; Cao, S-Y.; Yin, X-X.; Liu, J-N.; Lu, Z-X.

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research-article

Free Content Heterogeneity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in Makassar, Indonesia
pp. 1441-1448(8)
Authors: Sasmono, R. T.; Massi, M. N.; Setianingsih, T. Y.; Wahyuni, S.; Anita; Halik, H.; Yusuf, I.; Dick, T.; Sola, C.; Bifani, P. J.; Phyu, S.

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Free Content Quantifying errors in the estimation of tuberculosis mortality in a population of South African miners
pp. 1449-1454(6)
Authors: Sonnenberg, P.; Lim, M. S. C.; Dowdeswell, R. J.; Field, N.; Glynn, J. R.; Murray, J.

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Free Content Early childhood tuberculosis in northwestern Tanzania
pp. 1455-1460(6)
Authors: PrayGod, G.; Todd, J.; McDermid, J. M.

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Free Content Active case finding for pulmonary tuberculosis using mobile digital chest radiography: an observational study
pp. 1461-1467(7)
Authors: Story, A.; Aldridge, R. W.; Abubakar, I.; Stagg, H. R.; Lipman, M.; Watson, J. M.; Hayward, A. C.

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Free Content Performance of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay in an active case-finding strategy: a pilot study from Tanzania [Short communication]
pp. 1468-1470(3)
Authors: Ntinginya, E. N.; Squire, S. B.; Millington, K. A.; Mtafya, B.; Saathoff, E.; Heinrich, N.; Rojas-Ponce, G.; Kowuor, D.; Maboko, L.; Reither, K.; Clowes, P.; Hoelscher, M.; Rachow, A.

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Free Content The Xpert® MTB/RIF assay evaluation in South Korea, a country with an intermediate tuberculosis burden
pp. 1471-1476(6)
Authors: Kim, S. Y.; Kim, H.; Kim, S. Y.; Ra, E. K.; Joo, S-I.; Shin, S.; Seong, M-W.; Yoo, C-G.; Kim, E-C.; Park, S. S.

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Free Content Grading of a positive sputum smear and the risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission
pp. 1477-1484(8)
Authors: Lohmann, E. M.; Koster, B. F. P. J.; le Cessie, S.; Kamst-van Agterveld, M. P.; van Soolingen, D.; Arend, S. M.

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Free Content Risk factors associated with tuberculosis infection among health care workers in Inner Mongolia, China
pp. 1485-1491(7)
Authors: He, G. X.; Wang, L. X.; Chai, S. J.; Klena, J. D.; Cheng, S. M.; Ren, Y. L.; Ren, L. P.; Gao, F.; Li, Y. Y.; He, G. M.; Li, J. B.; Wang, Y.; Rao, C.; Varma, J. K.

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Free Content Evaluation of lay health workers' needs to effectively support anti-tuberculosis treatment adherence in Malawi
pp. 1492-1497(6)
Authors: Puchalski Ritchie, L. M.; van Lettow, M.; Barnsley, J.; Chan, A. K.; Joshua, M.; Martiniuk, A. L. C.; Schull, M. J.; Zwarenstein, M.

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Free Content Outcomes of Category III DOTS treatment in immunocompetent patients with tuberculosis pleural effusion
pp. 1505-1509(5)
Authors: Sharma, S. K.; Solanki, R.; Mohan, A.; Jain, N. K.; Chauhan, L. S.; Pleural Effusion Study Group

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Free Content Retreatment tuberculosis in a South African community: the role of re-infection, HIV and antiretroviral treatment
pp. 1510-1516(7)
Authors: Middelkoop, K.; Bekker, L-G.; Shashkina, E.; Kreiswirth, B.; Wood, R.

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Free Content Low prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Ugandan HIV-infected patients with and without tuberculosis
pp. 1517-1521(5)
Authors: Conesa-Botella, A.; Goovaerts, O.; Massinga-Loembé, M.; Worodria, W.; Mazakpwe, D.; Luzinda, K.; Mayanja-Kizza, H.; Colebunders, R.; Kestens, L.; TB IRIS Study Group

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Free Content Risk and outcome of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and serum 25(OH)D
pp. 1522-1528(7)
Authors: Rathored, J.; Sharma, S. K.; Singh, B.; Banavaliker, J. N.; Sreenivas, V.; Srivastava, A. K.; Mohan, A.; Sachan, A.; Harinarayan, C. V.; Goswami, R.

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Free Content Alcohol use and abuse among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Botswana
pp. 1529-1534(6)
Authors: Zetola, N. M.; Modongo, C.; Kip, E. C.; Gross, R.; Bisson, G. P.; Collman, R. G.

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Free Content Tuberculosis diagnosis after bleach processing for early stage tuberculosis laboratory capacity building [Short communication]
pp. 1535-1537(3)
Authors: David, S.; Sutre, A. F.; Sanca, A.; Mané, A.; Henriques, V.; Portugal, C.; Sancho, L.; Cardoso, A.; Paixão, E.; Duarte, E. L.; Leite, C. Q. F.; Salem, J. I.; Antunes, A.

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Free Content Impact of rapid drug susceptibility testing for tuberculosis: program experience in Lima, Peru
pp. 1538-1543(6)
Authors: Shin, S. S.; Asencios, L.; Yagui, M.; Yale, G.; Suárez, C.; Bayona, J.; Bonilla, C.; Jave, O.; Contreras, C. C.; Atwood, S.; Blaya, J. A.; Ershova, J.; Cegielski, J. P.

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Free Content The impact of total antioxidant capacity on pulmonary function in asthma patients
pp. 1544-1550(7)
Authors: Yoon, S. Y.; Kim, T-B.; Baek, S.; Kim, S.; Kwon, H-S.; Lee, Y. S.; Lee, T.; Jang, A-S.; Chang, Y-S.; Cho, S-H.; Choi, B. W.; Park, J. W.; Nham, D-H.; Yoon, H-J.; Cho, Y-J.; Park, C-S.; Moon, H-B.; Cho, Y. S.; COREA Study Group

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Free Content Ethnicity and waterpipe smoking among US students
pp. 1551-1557(7)
Authors: Abughosh, S.; Wu, I-H.; Peters, R. J.; Hawari, F.; Essien, E. J.

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letter

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reply

Free Content In reply to ‘Can LED fluorescence microscopy replace Ziehl-Neelsen microscopy in tuberculosis detection?’ [Correspondence]
pp. 1558-1559(2)
Authors: Van Deun, Armand; Cattamanchi, Adithya; Davis, J. Lucian; Ridderhof, John

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letter

Free Content Change to patient-centred terminology in tuberculosis: an important step, but what about the treatment strategies? [Correspondence]
pp. 1559-1560(2)
Authors: Biot, M.; Saranchuk, P.; Ellman, T.; Bygrave, H.; Bemelmans, M.

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Free Content Xpert® MTB/RIF diagnosed disseminated smear-negative MDR-TB in a sub-district hospital in India [Correspondence]
pp. 1560-1561(2)
Authors: Dorjee, Kunchok; Salvo, Fulvio; Dierberg, Kerry L.

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Free Content Prevalence of hypothyroidism among MDR-TB patients in Botswana [Correspondence]
pp. 1561-1562(2)
Authors: Modongo, Chawangwa; Zetola, Nicola M.

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Free Content In vitro susceptibility of Mycobacterium bovis against moxifloxacin [Correspondence]
pp. 1562-1562(1)
Authors: Weiss, Timo; Schönfeld, Nicolas; Bettermann, Gudrun; Blum, Torsten Gerriet; Kollmeier, Jens; Mauch, Harald; Bauer, Torsten Thomas; Rüssmann, Holger

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