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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 20, Number 2, 1 February 2016

EDITORIALS

Free Content TB deaths rank alongside HIV deaths as top infectious killer
pp. 143-144(2)
Authors: Glaziou, Philippe; Floyd, Katherine; Weil, Diana; Raviglione, Mario

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Free Content Line probe assay: a look at non-interpretable results
pp. 146-146(1)
Authors: Paramasivan, C. N.; Raizada, Neeraj

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Free Content Mycobacterial diversity causing multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Djibouti, Horn of Africa
pp. 150-153(4)
Authors: Millán-Lou, M. I.; Ollé-Goig, J. E.; Tortola, M. T.; Martin, C.; Samper, S.

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Free Content Redefining MTBDRplus test results: what do indeterminate results actually mean?
pp. 154-159(6)
Authors: Nikam, C.; Patel, R.; Sadani, M.; Ajbani, K.; Kazi, M.; Soman, R.; Shetty, A.; Georghiou, S. B.; Rodwell, T. C.; Catanzaro, A.; Rodrigues, C.

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Free Content Performance of a pyrosequencing platform in diagnosing drug-resistant extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in India
pp. 160-165(6)
Authors: Georghiou, S. B.; Ajbani, K.; Rodrigues, C.; Rodwell, T. C.

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Free Content Detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis using MGIT™TM and MAS-PCR in Tripura, India
pp. 166-169(4)
Authors: Majumdar, T.; Bhattacharya, S.; Barman, D.; Bhoumik, P.; Bir, R.

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Free Content Outcomes of Category I and II regimens in mono- and polyresistant tuberculosis cases in the Philippines
pp. 170-176(7)
Authors: Lew, W-J.; Harrington, K.; Garfin, C.; Islam, T.; Hiatt, T.; Nishikiori, N.

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Open Access Identification of patients who could benefit from bedaquiline or delamanid: a multisite MDR-TB cohort study
pp. 177-186(10)
Authors: Bonnet, M.; Bastard, M.; du Cros, P.; Khamraev, A.; Kimenye, K.; Khurkhumal, S.; Hayrapetyan, A.; Themba, D.; Telnov, A.; Sanchez-Padilla, E.; Hewison, C.; Varaine, F.

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Free Content Undertreated HIV and drug-resistant tuberculosis at a referral hospital in Irkutsk, Siberia
pp. 187-192(6)
Authors: Heysell, S. K.; Ogarkov, O. B.; Zhdanova, S.; Zorkaltseva, E.; Shugaeva, S.; Gratz, J.; Vitko, S.; Savilov, E. D.; Koshcheyev, M. E.; Houpt, E. R.

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Free Content Anaemia in patients with HIV-associated TB: relative contributions of anaemia of chronic disease and iron deficiency
pp. 193-201(9)
Authors: Kerkhoff, A. D.; Meintjes, G.; Opie, J.; Vogt, M.; Jhilmeet, N.; Wood, R.; Lawn, S. D.

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Open Access High mortality and prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis in adults with chronic cough in Malawi: a cohort study
pp. 202-210(9)
Authors: Nliwasa, M.; MacPherson, P.; Mukaka, M.; Mdolo, A.; Mwapasa, M.; Kaswaswa, K.; Msefula, C.; Chipungu, G.; Mwandumba, H. C.; Corbett, E. L.

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Free Content Yield of chest radiograph in tuberculosis screening for HIV-infected persons at a district-level HIV clinic
pp. 211-217(7)
Authors: Nguyen, D. T. M.; Bang, N. D.; Hung, N. Q.; Beasley, R. P.; Hwang, L-Y.; Graviss, E. A.

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Free Content Risk of tuberculous infection in adolescents and adults in a rural community in Ethiopia
pp. 218-222(5)
Authors: Elias, D.; Akuffo, H.; Abate, E.; Mekonnen, Y.; Aseffa, A.; Britton, S.

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Free Content Molecular analysis of the bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine strain currently being used in Iran
pp. 223-227(5)
Authors: Fallah, F.; Karimi, A.; Abdolghafoorian, H.; Mohammadzadeh, A.; Zahraei, S. M.; Goudarzi, H.; Fallah, M.

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Free Content Pulmonary TB bacteriologically confirmed by induced sputum among children at Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania
pp. 228-234(7)
Authors: Sabi, I.; Kabyemera, R.; Mshana, S. E.; Kidenya, B. R.; Kasanga, G.; Gerwing-Adima, L. E.; Meremo, A.; Clowes, P.; Rachow, A.; Peck, R. N.

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Free Content Xpert® MTB/RIF for smear-negative presumptive TB: impact on case notification in DR Congo
pp. 240-246(7)
Authors: Mbonze, N. B.; Tabala, M.; Wenzi, L. K.; Bakoko, B.; Brouwer, M.; Creswell, J.; Van Rie, A.; Behets, F.; Yotebieng, M.

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Free Content Random blinded rechecking of AFB smears in a pilot project at an intermediate reference laboratory
pp. 252-256(5)
Authors: Sidiq, Z.; Hanif, M.; Chopra, K. K.; Khanna, A.; Ahmad, V.; Vashistha, H.; Saini, S.; Dubey, M.

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Free Content A simplified cost-effectiveness model to guide decision-making for shortened anti-tuberculosis treatment regimens
pp. 257-260(4)
Authors: Zwerling, A.; Gomez, G. B.; Pennington, J.; Cobelens, F.; Vassall, A.; Dowdy, D. W.

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Free Content Incidence of toxic optic neuropathy with low-dose ethambutol
pp. 261-264(4)
Authors: Yang, H. K.; Park, M. J.; Lee, J-H.; Lee, C-T.; Park, J. S.; Hwang, J-M.

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Free Content Increased risk of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
pp. 265-270(6)
Authors: Fan, W-C.; Ou, S-M.; Feng, J-Y.; Hu, Y-W.; Yeh, C-M.; Su, V. Y-F.; Hu, L-Y.; Chien, S-H.; Su, W-J.; Chen, T-J.; Liu, C-J.

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Free Content Acute respiratory distress syndrome in disseminated tuberculosis: an uncommon association
pp. 271-275(5)
Authors: Sharma, S.; Nahar, U.; Das, A.; Radotra, B.; Joshi, K.; Varma, S.; Vasishta, R. K.

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Free Content Embolisation for life-threatening haemoptysis complicated by systemic artery–pulmonary circulation shunts
pp. 276-281(6)
Authors: Lu, G-D.; Zu, Q-Q.; Liu, X-L.; Wang, B.; Zhou, C-G.; Xia, J-G.; Liu, S.; Shi, H-B.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content No evidence that pyrazinamide resistance is acquired after fluoroquinolone resistance
pp. 282-282(1)
Authors: Cobelens, Frank; Gebhard, Agnes; van den Hof, Susan

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Free Content In reply
pp. 282-283(2)
Authors: Takiff, Howard; Alame-Emane, Amel-Kevin; Pierre-Audigier, Catherine; Gicquel, Brigitte

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Free Content XDR-TB of the shoulder presenting as a lytic lesion in the proximal humerus
pp. 283-284(2)
Authors: Aggarwal, Rishi; Roy, Kunal; Nemade, Pradip; Purohit, Shaligram

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Free Content ERRATUM
pp. 284-284(1)

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