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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 9, 1 September 2015

EDITORIALS

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Free Content Tuberculosis preventive chemotherapy: the times they are a-changin'
pp. 1002-1002(1)
Authors: Dedicoat, Martin; Lange, Christoph

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PERSPECTIVES

Free Content Clearing the smoke around the TB-HIV syndemic: smoking as a critical issue for TB and HIV treatment and care
pp. 1003-1006(4)
Authors: Jackson-Morris, A.; Fujiwara, P. I.; Pevzner, E.

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Free Content Population-wide preventive interventions for reducing the burden of chronic respiratory disease
pp. 1007-1018(12)
Authors: Abramson, M. J.; Koplin, J.; Hoy, R.; Dharmage, S. C.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content Risk factors for lung function impairment among the general non-smoking Korean population
pp. 1019-1026(8)
Authors: Myong, J-P.; Yoon, H-K.; Rhee, C. K.; Kim, H-R.; Koo, J-W.

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Free Content Concomitant tuberculosis and lung cancer diagnosed by bronchoscopy
pp. 1027-1032(6)
Authors: Morales-García, C.; Parra-Ruiz, J.; Sánchez-Martínez, J. A.; Delgado-Martín, A. E.; Amzouz-Amzouz, A.; Hernández-Quero, J.

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Free Content Spatio-temporal analysis of tuberculous infection risk among clients of a homeless shelter during an outbreak
pp. 1033-1038(6)
Authors: Crisan, A.; Wong, H. Y.; Johnston, J. C.; Tang, P.; Colijn, C.; Otterstatter, M.; Hiscoe, L.; Parker, R.; Pollock, S. L.; Gardy, J. L.

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Free Content Three months of weekly rifapentine plus isoniazid is less hepatotoxic than nine months of daily isoniazid for LTBI
pp. 1039-1044(6)
Authors: Bliven-Sizemore, E. E.; Sterling, T. R.; Shang, N.; Benator, D.; Schwartzman, K.; Reves, R.; Drobeniuc, J.; Bock, N.; Villarino, M. E.; The TB Trials Consortium

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Free Content Evaluation of the national tuberculosis surveillance program in Haiti
pp. 1045-1050(6)
Authors: Salyer, S. J.; Fitter, D. L.; Milo, R.; Blanton, C.; Ho, J. L.; Geffrard, H.; Morose, W.; Marston, B. J.

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Free Content Correlates of default from anti-tuberculosis treatment: a case study using Kenya's electronic data system
pp. 1051-1056(6)
Authors: Sitienei, J.; Kipruto, H.; Mansour, O.; Ndisha, M.; Hanson, C.; Wambu, R.; Addona, V.

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Free Content Feasibility of tuberculosis treatment monitoring by video directly observed therapy: a binational pilot study
pp. 1057-1064(8)
Authors: Garfein, R. S.; Collins, K.; Muñoz, F.; Moser, K.; Cerecer-Callu, P.; Raab, F.; Rios, P.; Flick, A.; Zúñiga, M. L.; Cuevas-Mota, J.; Liang, K.; Rangel, G.; Burgos, J. L.; Rodwell, T. C.; Patrick, K.

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Free Content Investigating the quality of expectorated sputum for tuberculosis diagnosis in Bolivia
pp. 1065-1067(3)
Authors: Hernández, P.; Punchak, M.; Camacho, M.; Hepple, P.; McNerney, R.

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Free Content Evaluation of mobile digital light-emitting diode fluorescence microscopy in Hanoi, Viet Nam
pp. 1068-1072(5)
Authors: Chaisson, L. H.; Reber, C.; Phan, H.; Switz, N.; Nilsson, L. M.; Myers, F.; Nhung, N. V.; Luu, L.; Pham, T.; Vu, C.; Nguyen, H.; Nguyen, A.; Dinh, T.; Nahid, P.; Fletcher, D. A.; Cattamanchi, A.

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Free Content False-negative BD MGIT™ TBc Identification Test results in routine tuberculosis diagnosis: a New Zealand perspective
pp. 1073-1075(3)
Authors: Basu, I.; Bower, J. E.; Henderson, G. K.; Lowe, O.; Newton, S.; Vaughan, R.; Roberts, S. A.

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Free Content Routine use of Xpert® MTB/RIF in areas with different prevalences of HIV and drug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 1078-1083(6)
Authors: Page, A-L.; Ardizzoni, E.; Lassovsky, M.; Kirubi, B.; Bichkova, D.; Pedrotta, A.; Lastrucci, C.; de la Tour, R.; Bonnet, M.; Varaine, F.

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Free Content Impact of point-of-care implementation of Xpert® MTB/RIF: product vs. process innovation
pp. 1084-1090(7)
Authors: Schumacher, S. G.; Thangakunam, B.; Denkinger, C. M.; Oliver, A. A.; Shakti, K. B.; Qin, Z. Z.; Michael, J. S.; Luo, R.; Pai, M.; Christopher, D. J.

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Free Content Contribution of Xpert® MTB/RIF to the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis among TB-exposed children in The Gambia
pp. 1091-1097(7)
Authors: Togun, T. O.; Egere, U.; Sillah, A. K.; Ayorinde, A.; Mendy, F.; Tientcheu, L.; Otu, J.; Antonio, M.; Sutherland, J.; Hill, P. C.; Kampmann, B.

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Free Content Tuberculosis is frequently diagnosed within 12 months of diabetes mellitus
pp. 1098-1101(4)
Authors: Heo, E. Y.; Choi, N-K.; Yang, B. R.; Koo, B. K.; Hwang, S-S.; Lee, C-H.; Kang, Y. A.

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Free Content Conventional and real-time PCR targeting 16S ribosomal RNA for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
pp. 1102-1108(7)
Authors: Choi, Y.; Hong, S-R.; Jeon, B-Y.; Wang, H-Y.; Lee, G-S.; Cho, S-N.; Shim, T. S.; Lee, H.

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Free Content Management and treatment outcomes of MDR-TB: results from a setting with high rates of drug resistance
pp. 1109-1114(6)
Authors: Ahmad, N.; Javaid, A.; Basit, A.; Afridi, A. K.; Khan, M. A.; Ahmad, I.; Sulaiman, S. A. S.; Khan, A. H.

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Free Content Cost-effectiveness of improvements in diagnosis and treatment accessibility for tuberculosis control in India
pp. 1115-1124(10)
Authors: Suen, S-C.; Bendavid, E.; Goldhaber-Fiebert, J. D.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content Pott's disease in twenty-first century London: spinal tuberculosis as a continuing cause of morbidity and mortality
pp. 1125-1126(2)
Authors: Ratnappuli, A.; Collinson, S.; Gaspar-García, E.; Richardson, L.; Bernard, J.; Macallan, D.

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