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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 17, Number 5, 1 May 2013

editorial

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Free Content COPD in Africa: the coming storm [Editorial]
pp. 572-572(1)
Author: Mannino, David M.

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Free Content Active case finding for tuberculosis among high-risk groups in low-incidence countries [State of the art series. Case finding/screening. Number 3 in the series]
pp. 573-582(10)
Authors: Zenner, D.; Southern, J.; van Hest, R.; deVries, G.; Stagg, H. R.; Antoine, D.; Abubakar, I.

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Free Content Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review [Review article]
pp. 583-589(7)
Authors: Finney, L. J.; Feary, J. R.; Leonardi-Bee, J.; Gordon, S. B.; Mortimer, K.

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Free Content Cost-effectiveness of novel first-line treatment regimens for tuberculosis
pp. 590-596(7)
Authors: Owens, J. P.; Fofana, M. O.; Dowdy, D. W.

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Free Content Completing treatment for latent tuberculosis: patient background matters
pp. 597-602(6)
Authors: Kan, B.; Kalin, M.; Bruchfeld, J.

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Free Content Tuberculosis patients in primary care do not start treatment. What role do health system delays play?
pp. 603-607(5)
Authors: Claassens, M. M.; du Toit, E.; Dunbar, R.; Lombard, C.; Enarson, D. A.; Beyers, N.; Borgdorff, M. W.

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Free Content Tuberculosis cases missed in primary health care facilities: should we redefine case finding?
pp. 608-614(7)
Authors: Claassens, M. M.; Jacobs, E.; Cyster, E.; Jennings, K.; James, A.; Dunbar, R.; Enarson, D. A.; Borgdorff, M. W.; Beyers, N.

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Free Content Delays in care seeking, diagnosis and treatment among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Shenzhen, China
pp. 615-620(6)
Authors: Xu, X.; Liu, J-H.; Cao, S-Y.; Zhao, Y.; Dong, X-X.; Liang, Y.; Lu, Z-X.

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Free Content Sputum collection and disposal among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in coastal South India [Short communication]
pp. 621-623(3)
Authors: Rekha, T.; Singh, P.; Unnikrishnan, B.; Prasanna Mithra, P.; Kumar, N.; Prasad, K. D. V.; Raina, V.; Kumar Papanna, M.; Kulkarni, V.

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Free Content Outcomes of children treated for tuberculosis with second-line medications in Georgia, 2009–2011
pp. 624-629(6)
Authors: Gegia, M.; Jenkins, H. E.; Kalandadze, I.; Furin, J.

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Free Content Incidence of smear-positive tuberculosis in Dabat, northern Ethiopia
pp. 630-635(6)
Authors: Tadesse, T.; Demissie, M.; Berhane, Y.; Kebede, Y.; Abebe, M.

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Free Content Diagnostic and prognostic value of serum C-reactive protein for screening for HIV-associated tuberculosis
pp. 636-643(8)
Authors: Lawn, S. D.; Kerkhoff, A. D.; Vogt, M.; Wood, R.

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Free Content Can mycobacterial katG genetic changes in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis influence human disease features?
pp. 644-651(8)
Authors: Escalante, P.; McKean-Cowdin, R.; Ramaswamy, S. V.; Williams-Bouyer, N.; Teeter, L. D.; Jones, B. E.; Graviss, E. A.

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Free Content Human toll-like receptor 1 T1805G polymorphism and susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis in northern Spain [Short communication]
pp. 652-654(3)
Authors: Ocejo-Vinyals, J. G.; Puente de Mateo, E.; Ausín, F.; Agüero, R.; Arroyo, J. L.; Gutiérrez-Cuadra, M.; Fariñas, M. C.

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Free Content Genetic profile of tuberculosis among the migrant population in Fujian Province, China
pp. 655-661(7)
Authors: Liang, Q-F.; Pang, Y.; Chen, Q-Y.; Lin, S-F.; Lin, J.; Zhao, Y.; Wei, S-Z.; Zheng, J-F.; Zheng, S-H.

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Free Content Cytokine gene expression in intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease
pp. 662-668(7)
Authors: Pugazhendhi, S.; Jayakanthan, K.; Pulimood, A. B.; Ramakrishna, B. S.

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Free Content Genotyping of Mycobacterium intracellulare isolates and clinical characteristics of lung disease
pp. 669-675(7)
Authors: Kim, S-Y.; Lee, S-T.; Jeong, B-H.; Park, H. Y.; Jeon, K.; Kim, J-W.; Shin, S. J.; Koh, W-J.

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Free Content Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Ontario, Canada
pp. 676-681(6)
Authors: Damaraju, D.; Jamieson, F.; Chedore, P.; Marras, T. K.

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Free Content Artificial neural network models to support the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis in adult patients
pp. 682-686(5)
Authors: Seixas, J. M.; Faria, J.; Souza Filho, J. B. O.; Vieira, A. F. M.; Kritski, A.; Trajman, A.

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Free Content Tuberculosis is associated with increased lung cancer mortality
pp. 687-692(6)
Authors: Leung, C. C.; Hui, L.; Lee, R. S. Y.; Lam, T. H.; Yew, W. W.; Hui, D. S. C.; Chan, R. C. Y.; Mok, T. Y. W.; Law, W. S.; Chang, K. C.; Leung, E. C. C.; Tam, C. M.

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Free Content Pleural cancer antigen-125 levels in benign and malignant pleural effusions
pp. 693-697(5)
Authors: Choi, W-I.; Qama, D.; Lee, M. Y.; Kwon, K. Y.

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Free Content Reference equation for the 6-minute walk test in healthy North Indian adult males
pp. 698-703(6)
Authors: Vaish, H.; Ahmed, F.; Singla, R.; Shukla, D. K.

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Free Content Validation of a scoring tool to predict drug-resistant pathogens in hospitalised pneumonia patients
pp. 704-709(6)
Authors: Park, S. C.; Kim, E. Y.; Kang, Y. A.; Park, M. S.; Kim, Y. S.; Kim, S. K.; Chang, J.; Jung, J. Y.

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Free Content Surgery for MDR-TB? [Correspondence]
pp. 710-710(1)
Authors: Chan, Edward D.; Iseman, Michael D.

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