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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 5, 1 May 2015

EDITORIALS

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Free Content Are pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria of concern in the Western Pacific Region?
pp. 499-500(2)
Authors: Yew, Wing-Wai; Chiang, Chen-Yuan; Lumb, Richard; Islam, Tauhid

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Free Content World Asthma Day, 5 May 2015
pp. 501-501(1)
Author: Marks, Guy B.

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FOUNDERS OF OUR KNOWLEDGE

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STATE OF THE ART

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content High effectiveness of a 12-month regimen for MDR-TB patients in Cameroon
pp. 517-524(8)
Authors: Kuaban, C.; Noeske, J.; Rieder, H. L.; Aït-Khaled, N.; Abena Foe, J. L.; Trébucq, A.

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Free Content Changes in treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 525-530(6)
Authors: Kwak, N.; Kim, H-R.; Yoo, C-G.; Kim, Y. W.; Han, S. K.; Yim, J-J.

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Free Content Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the Amazonas State, Brazil, 2000–2011
pp. 531-536(6)
Authors: da S. Garrido, M.; Bührer-Sékula, S.; Souza, A. B.; de Oliveira, G. P.; Antunes, I. A.; Mendes, J. M.; Saraceni, V.; Martinez-Espinosa, F. E.; Ramasawmy, R.

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Free Content The impact of sputum quality on tuberculosis diagnosis: a systematic review
pp. 537-544(8)
Authors: Ho, J.; Marks, G. B.; Fox, G. J.

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Free Content Introducing new tuberculosis diagnostics: the impact of Xpert® MTB/RIF testing on case notifications in Nepal
pp. 545-551(7)
Authors: Creswell, J.; Rai, B.; Wali, R.; Sudrungrot, S.; Adhikari, L. M.; Pant, R.; Pyakurel, S.; Uranw, D.; Codlin, A. J.

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Free Content Molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum transported in PrimeStore® from rural settings
pp. 552-557(6)
Authors: Daum, L. T.; Peters, R. P. H.; Fourie, P. B.; Jonkman, K.; Worthy, S. A.; Rodriguez, J. D.; Ismail, N. A.; Omar, S. V.; Fischer, G. W.

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Free Content Intra-gastric string test: an effective tool for diagnosing tuberculosis in adults unable to produce sputum
pp. 558-564(7)
Authors: Atwine, D.; Nansumba, M.; Orikiriza, P.; Riera, M.; Nackers, F.; Kamara, N.; Debeaudrap, P.; II, Y. Boum; Bonnet, M.

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Free Content Evaluation of latent tuberculous infection and treatment completion for refugees in Philadelphia, PA, 2010–2012
pp. 565-569(5)
Authors: Subedi, P.; Drezner, K. A.; Dogbey, M. C.; Newbern, E. C.; Yun, K.; Scott, K. C.; Garland, J. M.; Altshuler, M. J.; Johnson, C. C.

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Free Content Analysis of risk factors for tuberculous infection following exposure at a homeless shelter
pp. 570-575(6)
Authors: Munn, M. S.; Duchin, J. S.; Kay, M.; Pecha, M.; Thibault, C. S.; Narita, M.

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Free Content Role of confirmatory interferon-gamma release assays in school outbreaks of tuberculosis in South Korea
pp. 576-581(6)
Authors: Kim, H. J.; Lee, G-H.; Ryoo, S.; Oh, S-Y.; Lee, J-B.; Kim, J. H.; Shin, C.; Lee, S. H.

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Free Content Reduced sensitivity of the QuantiFERON® test in diabetic patients with smear-negative tuberculosis
pp. 582-588(7)
Authors: Choi, J. C.; Jarlsberg, L. G.; Grinsdale, J. A.; Osmond, D. H.; Higashi, J.; Hopewell, P. C.; Kato-Maeda, M.

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Free Content Changes in lung function according to disease extent before and after pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 589-595(7)
Authors: Ko, Y.; Lee, Y-M.; Lee, H-Y.; Lee, Y. S.; Song, J-W.; Hong, G-Y.; Kim, M-Y.; Lee, H-K.; Choi, S. J.; Shim, E-J.

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Free Content Childhood tuberculosis and exposure to indoor air pollution: a systematic review and meta-analysis
pp. 596-602(7)
Authors: Jafta, N.; Jeena, P. M.; Barregard, L.; Naidoo, R. N.

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Free Content Vertebral compression fractures may increase mortality in male patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pp. 603-609(7)
Authors: Kim, G-W.; Joo, H-J.; Park, T. S.; Lee, J. S.; Lee, S. W.; Jung, Y. J.; Lee, S-D.; Oh, Y-M.

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Free Content Sputum bacteriology in steady-state bronchiectasis in Guangzhou, China
pp. 610-619(10)
Authors: Guan, W-J.; Gao, Y-H.; Xu, G.; Lin, Z-Y.; Tang, Y.; Li, H-M.; Lin, Z-M.; Zheng, J-P.; Chen, R-C.; Zhong, N-S.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content A prospective study of mycobacterial viability in refrigerated, unpreserved sputum batched for up to 8 weeks
pp. 620-621(2)
Authors: Rashid Ali, Muhammad Redzwan S.; Parameswaran, Uma; William, Timothy; Bird, Elspeth; Wilkes, Christopher S.; Lee, Wai Khew; Yeo, Tsin Wen; Anstey, Nicholas M.; Ralph, Anna P.

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Free Content Adverse drug reactions in tuberculosis patients: consequences for TB control
pp. 621-622(2)
Authors: Naik, Balaji R.; Shastri, Suresh G.; Vishwanath, N. S.; Suryakanth, M. D.; Sigarajipur, Anil; Nair, Sreenivas A.

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pp. 622-622(1)

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