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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 19, Number 3, 1 March 2015

EDITORIALS

Free Content Jean-Antoine Villemin: ending an alpine divide
pp. 253-253(1)
Author: Rieder, Hans L.

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Free Content Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and Xpert® MTB/RIF: all about meta-analyses?
pp. 254-254(1)
Authors: O'Grady, Justin; Kik, Sandra V.; Ferrara, Giovanni

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Free Content To improve our tuberculosis burden estimates we need to learn from each other
pp. 255-255(1)
Authors: Houben, Rein M. G. J.; White, Richard G.

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FOUNDERS OF OUR KNOWLEDGE

Free Content On the virulence and specificity of tuberculosis
pp. 256-266(11)
Author: Villemin, Dr J. A.

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Free Content Jean-Antoine Villemin and the infectious nature of tuberculosis
pp. 267-268(2)
Author: Daniel, Thomas M.

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PERSPECTIVES

Free Content Tuberculosis contact investigation in low- and middle-income countries: standardized definitions and indicators
pp. 269-272(4)
Authors: Fair, E.; Miller, C. R.; Ottmani, S-E.; Fox, G. J.; Hopewell, P. C.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content The complexities of Xpert® MTB/RIF interpretation
pp. 273-275(3)
Authors: Lippincott, C. K.; Miller, M. B.; Van Rie, A.; Weber, D. J.; Sena, A. C.; Stout, J. E.

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Free Content Appropriate use of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay in suspected tuberculous meningitis
pp. 276-277(2)
Authors: Boyles, T. H.; Thwaites, G. E.

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Free Content Diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for extra-pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis
pp. 278-284(7)
Authors: Penz, E.; Boffa, J.; Roberts, D. J.; Fisher, D.; Cooper, R.; Ronksley, P. E.; James, M. T.

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Free Content The impact of Xpert® MTB/RIF depends on service coordination: experience in Burkina Faso
pp. 285-287(3)
Authors: Moyenga, I.; Roggi, A.; Sulis, G.; Diande, S.; Tamboura, D.; Tagliani, E.; Castelli, F.; Matteelli, A.

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Free Content An approach to estimating tuberculosis incidence and case detection rate from routine notification data
pp. 288-294(7)
Authors: Avilov, K. K.; Romanyukha, A. A.; Borisov, S. E.; Belilovsky, E. M.; Nechaeva, O. B.; Karkach, A. S.

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Free Content Six- vs. eight-month anti-tuberculosis regimen for pulmonary tuberculosis under programme conditions
pp. 295-301(7)
Authors: Ukwaja, K. N.; Oshi, S. N.; Alobu, I.; Oshi, D. C.

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Free Content Vitamin D deficiency and risk of postpartum tuberculosis among HIV-infected breastfeeding mothers in India
pp. 302-304(3)
Authors: Mave, V.; Chandanwale, A.; Bhosale, R.; Shere, D.; Gupte, N.; Suryavanshi, N.; Kulkarni, V.; Kagal, A.; Bharadwaj, R.; Joshi, S.; Bollinger, R. C.; Gupta, A.; for the SWEN (Six Weeks Extended Nevirapine India) and Byramjee-Jeejeebhoy Medical College Clinical Trials Unit Study team

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Free Content Risk of cataract for people with tuberculosis: results from a population-based cohort study
pp. 305-311(7)
Authors: Hsia, N-Y.; Ho, Y-H.; Shen, T-C.; Lin, C-L.; Huang, K-Y.; Chen, C-H.; Tu, C-Y.; Shih, C-M.; Hsu, W-H.; Sung, F-C.

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Free Content Permanent employment or public assistance may increase tuberculosis survival among working-age patients in Japan
pp. 312-318(7)
Authors: Uchimura, K.; Ngamvithayapong-Yanai, J.; Kawatsu, L.; Ohkado, A.; Yoshiyama, T.; Ito, K.; Ishikawa, N.

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Free Content MTBDRplus results correlate with treatment outcome in previously treated tuberculosis patients
pp. 319-325(7)
Authors: Huang, F-L.; Jin, J-L.; Chen, S.; Zhou, Z.; Diao, N.; Huang, H-Q.; Liu, W.; Wang, Q.; Weng, X-H.; Chaisson, R. E.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, W-H.

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Free Content A randomized trial comparing standard outcomes in two treatment models for substance users with tuberculosis
pp. 326-332(7)
Authors: Ricks, P. M.; Hershow, R. C.; Rahimian, A.; Huo, D.; Johnson, W.; Prachand, N.; Jimenez, A.; Wiebel, W.; Paul, W.

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Free Content Bioequivalence of fixed-dose combination RIN®-150 to each reference drug in loose combination
pp. 333-338(6)
Authors: Wang, H. F.; Wang, R.; O'Gorman, M.; Crownover, P.; Damle, B.

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Free Content Concordance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis fluoroquinolone resistance testing: implications for treatment
pp. 339-341(3)
Authors: Farhat, M. R.; Mitnick, C. D.; Franke, M. F.; Kaur, D.; Sloutsky, A.; Murray, M.; Jacobson, K. R.

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Free Content Comparison of LTBI treatment regimens for patients receiving anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy
pp. 342-348(7)
Authors: Park, S-J.; Jo, K-W.; Yoo, B.; Lee, C-K.; Kim, Y-G.; Yang, S-K.; Byeon, J-S.; Kim, K-J.; Ye, B. D.; Park, S-H.; Shim, T. S.

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Free Content The effect of exposure to wood smoke on outcomes of childhood pneumonia in Botswana
pp. 349-355(7)
Authors: Kelly, M. S.; Wirth, K. E.; Madrigano, J.; Feemster, K. A.; Cunningham, C. K.; Arscott-Mills, T.; Boiditswe, S.; Shah, S. S.; Finalle, R.; Steenhoff, A. P.

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Free Content Bronchoscope insertion route and patient comfort during flexible bronchoscopy
pp. 356-361(6)
Authors: González Aguirre, J. E.; Chavarría Martínez, U.; Rodríguez Mier, D.; Acosta Moreno, M.; Mercado Longoria, R.

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CASE STUDY

Free Content Two case reports of Castleman disease with pulmonary involvement
pp. 362-365(4)
Authors: Zhang, H.; Zhang, J-Q.; Zhong, X-N.; Liu, G-N.; Li, M-H.; Bai, J.; He, Z-Y.; Deng, J-M.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content In reply to ‘False-positive Xpert® MTB/RIF assays in previously treated patients'
pp. 366-367(2)
Authors: Steingart, Karen R.; Schiller, Ian; Dendukuri, Nandini

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Free Content Regarding the effect of cured tuberculosis disease on longevity
pp. 367-367(1)
Authors: Lalli, Marek; Houben, Rein; Churchyard, Gavin; White, Richard G.

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Free Content In reply
pp. 367-368(2)
Authors: Hoger, Sally; Lykens, Kristine; Beavers, Suzanne; Katz, Dolly; Miller, Thaddeus

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Free Content Dual infection with pulmonary tuberculosis and Lophomonas blattarum in India
pp. 368-369(2)
Authors: Verma, Santwana; Verma, Ghanshyam; Singh, Dig Vijay; Mokta, Jitender; Negi, Rameshwar Singh; Jhobta, Anupama; Kanga, Anil

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Free Content Cavitary tuberculosis and tracheal stenosis simulating granulomatosis with polyangiitis
pp. 369-370(2)
Authors: Flores-Suárez, Luis Felipe; Saldarriaga Rivera, Lina María; Rivera Rosales, Rosa María; Ruiz, Natllely; Báez Saldaña, Renata

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