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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 12, 1 December 2013

editorial

Free Content Cost-effectiveness of treating latent tuberculous infection: a step towards elimination? [Editorial]
pp. 1515-1515(1)
Authors: Diel, Roland; Loddenkemper, Robert; Sotgiu, Giovanni; Migliori, G. B.

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Free Content The world respiratory diseases report [Editorial]
pp. 1517-1517(1)
Author: Schraufnagel, Dean

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research-article

Free Content Towards the WHO target of zero childhood tuberculosis deaths: an analysis of mortality in 13 locations in Africa and Asia
pp. 1518-1523(6)
Authors: Russell, G. K.; Merle, C. S.; Cooke, G. S.; Casas, E. C.; Silveira da Fonseca, M.; du Cros, P.

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Free Content Epidemiology of tuberculosis in children in London, 2009–2011: are opportunities for prevention being missed?
pp. 1524-1530(7)
Authors: Le Polain de Waroux, O.; Pedrazzoli, D.; Shingadia, D.; Verlander, N. Q.; Jama, S.; Altass, L.; Maguire, H.

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Free Content Cost-effectiveness of a 12-dose regimen for treating latent tuberculous infection in the United States
pp. 1531-1537(7)
Authors: Shepardson, D.; Marks, S. M.; Chesson, H.; Kerrigan, A.; Holland, D. P.; Scott, N.; Tian, X.; Borisov, A. S.; Shang, N.; Heilig, C. M.; Sterling, T. R.; Villarino, M. E.; Mac Kenzie, W. R.

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Free Content Prevalence of tuberculosis symptoms and latent tuberculous infection among prisoners in northeastern Malaysia
pp. 1538-1544(7)
Authors: Margolis, B.; Al-Darraji, H. A. A.; Wickersham, J. A.; Kamarulzaman, A.; Altice, F. L.

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Free Content Incidence of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients in Spain: the impact of treatment for LTBI
pp. 1545-1551(7)
Authors: Martínez-Pino, I.; Sambeat, M. A.; Lacalle-Remigio, J. R.; Domingo, P.; VACH Cohort Study Group

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Free Content Predictive value of interferon-gamma release assays for postpartum active tuberculosis in HIV-1-infected women
pp. 1552-1557(6)
Authors: Jonnalagadda, S. R.; Brown, E.; Lohman-Payne, B.; Wamalwa, D.; Farquhar, C.; John-Stewart, G. C.

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Free Content Pharmacokinetics of rifabutin during atazanavir/ritonavir co-administration in HIV-infected TB patients in India
pp. 1564-1568(5)
Authors: Ramachandran, G.; Bhavani, P. K.; Hemanth Kumar, A. K.; Srinivasan, R.; Raja, K.; Sudha, V.; Venkatesh, S.; Chandrasekaran, C.; Swaminathan, S.

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Free Content Active contact investigation and treatment support: an integrated approach in rural and urban Sindh, Pakistan
pp. 1569-1574(6)
Authors: Shah, S. A.; Qayyum, S.; Abro, R.; Baig, S.; Creswell, J.

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Free Content Analysis of the economic burden of diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis patients in rural China
pp. 1575-1580(6)
Authors: Pan, H-Q.; Bele, S.; Feng, Y.; Qiu, S-S.; Lü, J-Q.; Tang, S-W.; Shen, H-B.; Wang, J-M.; Zhu, L-M.

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Free Content Tuberculosis control in a socially vulnerable area: a community intervention beyond DOT in a Brazilian favela
pp. 1581-1586(6)
Authors: Soares, E. C. C.; Vollmer, W. M.; Cavalcante, S. C.; Pacheco, A. G.; Saraceni, V.; Silva, J. S.; Neves, G. R.; Golub, J. E.; Efron, A. R.; Durovni, B.; Chaisson, R. E.

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Free Content The effectiveness of a brochure describing an acceptable method of sputum collection for tuberculosis testing [Short communication]
pp. 1587-1589(3)
Authors: Lee, Y. J.; Shin, S.; Roh, E. Y.; Yoon, J. H.; Kim, D. K.; Chung, H. S.; Lee, C-H.

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Free Content Risk of tuberculosis in rheumatoid arthritis patients on tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor treatment in Taiwan
pp. 1590-1595(6)
Authors: Ke, W-M.; Chen, L-S.; Parng, I-M.; Chen, W-W.; On, A. W. F.

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Free Content Bioequivalence of fixed-dose combination Myrin®-P Forte and reference drugs in loose combination
pp. 1596-1601(6)
Authors: Wang, H. F.; Wang, R.; O'Gorman, M.; Crownover, P.; Naqvi, A.; Jafri, I.

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Free Content Isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide plasma concentrations 2 and 6 h post dose in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 1602-1606(5)
Authors: Fahimi, F.; Tabarsi, P.; Kobarfard, F.; Bozorg, B. D.; Goodarzi, A.; Dastan, F.; Shahsavari, N.; Emami, S.; Habibi, M.; Salamzadeh, J.

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Free Content A continuously monitored colorimetric method for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in sputum
pp. 1607-1612(6)
Authors: Rojas-Ponce, G.; Rachow, A.; Guerra, H.; Mapamba, D.; Joseph, J.; Mlundi, R.; Marimoto, S.; Ntinginya, N. E.; Mangu, C.; Framhein, A.; Butler, A.; Kohlenberg, A.; Ngatemelela, D.; Froeschl, G.; Maboko, L.; Hoelscher, M.; Heinrich, N.

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Free Content Detection of tuberculosis using digital chest radiography: automated reading vs. interpretation by clinical officers
pp. 1613-1620(8)
Authors: Maduskar, P.; Muyoyeta, M.; Ayles, H.; Hogeweg, L.; Peters-Bax, L.; van Ginneken, B.

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Free Content Clinical and pathological features of adult pulmonary tuberculosis with reversed halo sign
pp. 1621-1625(5)
Authors: Zhan, X.; Wang, Z.; Zhang, L.; Jin, M-L.; Liu, M.; Chen, W-H.; Dai, H-P.

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Free Content Pulmonary tuberculosis among patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia in a tuberculosis-prevalent area
pp. 1626-1631(6)
Authors: Chon, S-B.; Kim, T. S.; Oh, W. S.; Lee, S-J.; Han, S. S.; Kim, W. J.

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Free Content Predictors of hospital admission in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pp. 1632-1637(6)
Authors: Vidal, S.; González, N.; Barrio, I.; Rivas-Ruiz, F.; Baré, M.; Blasco, J. A.; Ruíz-Frutos, C.; Quintana, J. M.; Investigación en Resultados y Servicios Sanitarios (IRYSS) COPD Group

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Free Content Comorbid pulmonary disease and risk of community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients
pp. 1638-1644(7)
Authors: Lin, S-H.; Ji, B-C.; Shih, Y-M.; Chen, C-H.; Chan, P-C.; Chang, Y-J.; Lin, Y-C.; Lin, C-H.

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Free Content Development and validation of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease screening questionnaire in China
pp. 1645-1651(7)
Authors: Zhou, Y-M.; Chen, S-Y.; Tian, J.; Cui, J-Y.; Li, X-C.; Hong, W.; Zhao, Z-X.; Hu, G-P.; He, F.; Qiu, R.; Wang, X-P.; Wang, D-L.; Zheng, J-P.; Zhong, N-S.; Ran, P-X.

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Free Content Smoking behaviours and attitudes toward tobacco control among assistant environmental health officer trainees [Short communication]
pp. 1652-1655(4)
Authors: Tee, G. H.; Gurpreet, K.; Hairi, N. N.; Zarihah, Z.; Fadzilah, K.

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letter

Free Content C-reactive protein and tuberculosis screening: a new trick for an old dog? [Correspondence]
pp. 1656-1656(1)
Authors: Yoon, Christina; Davis, J. Lucian; Cattamanchi, Adithya

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Free Content In reply to ‘C-reactive protein and tuberculosis screening: a new trick for an old dog?’ [Correspondence]
pp. 1657-1657(1)
Authors: Lawn, Stephen D.; Kerkhoff, Andrew D.; Wood, Robin

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