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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 3, 1 March 2016

EDITORIALS

Free Content Progress towards achieving global tuberculosis control: so near, yet so far
pp. 285-286(2)
Authors: Zumla, Alimuddin; Davies, Peter D. O.

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Free Content Tobacco control in India: where are we?
pp. 288-288(1)
Authors: Singh, Rana J; Lal, Pranay

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PERSPECTIVES

Free Content Drug-resistant tuberculosis clinical trials: proposed core research definitions in adults
pp. 290-294(5)
Authors: Furin, J.; Alirol, E.; Allen, E.; Fielding, K.; Merle, C.; Abubakar, I.; Andersen, J.; Davies, G.; Dheda, K.; Diacon, A.; Dooley, K. E.; Dravnice, G.; Eisenach, K.; Everitt, D.; Ferstenberg, D.; Goolam-Mahomed, A.; Grobusch, M. P.; Gupta, R.; Harausz, E.; Harrington, M.; Horsburgh, C. R.; Lienhardt, C.; McNeeley, D.; Mitnick, C. D.; Nachman, S.; Nahid, P.; Nunn, A. J.; Phillips, P.; Rodriguez, C.; Shah, S.; Wells, C.; Thomas-Nyang'wa, B.; du Cros, P.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Open Access Market assessment of tuberculosis diagnostics in China in 2012
pp. 295-303(9)
Authors: Zhao, Y.-L.; Pang, Y.; Xia, H.; Du, X.; Chin, D.; Huan, S.-T.; Dong, H.-Y.; Zhang, Z.-Y.; Ginnard, J.; Perkins, M. D.; Boehme, C. C.; Jefferson, C.; Pantoja, A.; Qin, Z. Z.; Chedore, P.; Denkinger, C. M.; Pai, M.; Kik, S. V.

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Open Access Market assessment of tuberculosis diagnostics in India in 2013
pp. 304-313(10)
Authors: Maheshwari, P.; Chauhan, K.; Kadam, R.; Pujani, A.; Kaur, M.; Chitalia, M.; Dabas, H.; Perkins, M. D.; Boehme, C. C.; Denkinger, C. M.; Raizada, N.; Ginnard, J.; Jefferson, C.; Pantoja, A.; Rupert, S.; Kik, S. V.; Cohen, C.; Chedore, P.; Satyanarayana, S.; Pai, M.

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Free Content Validation of smear-positive tuberculosis diagnoses in Bangladesh
pp. 314-318(5)
Authors: Halim, K. S.; Islam, M. Z.; Fatema, N.; Khan, M. D.; Abul, K.

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Free Content The role of macroscopic sputum quality assessments to optimise sputum testing for tuberculosis
pp. 319-322(4)
Authors: Ho, J.; Nguyen, P. T. B.; Nguyen, T. A.; Tran, H. K.; Nguyen, V. S.; Nhung, N. V.; Hoa, N. B.; Phong, T. N.; Luu, B. K.; Nguyen, T. M. H.; Fox, G. J.; Marks, G. B.

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Free Content Direct tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing: time-saving and cost-effective in detecting MDR-TB
pp. 323-328(6)
Authors: Zhang, T.; Lv, C-F.; Wang, J.; Zheng, W-B; Lu, L-Z.; Liu, S-J.; Bao, J.

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Free Content Sensititre® MYCOTB MIC plate for drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates
pp. 329-334(6)
Authors: Yu, X.; Ma, Y-F.; Jiang, G-L.; Chen, S-T.; Wang, G-R.; Huang, H-R.

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Free Content Remote monitoring of Xpert® MTB/RIF testing in Mozambique: results of programmatic implementation of GxAlert
pp. 335-341(7)
Authors: Cowan, J.; Michel, C.; Manhiça, I.; Mutaquiha, C.; Monivo, C.; Saize, D.; Beste, J.; Creswell, J.; Codlin, A. J.; Gloyd, S.

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Open Access Risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in 2–4 year olds in a rural HIV-prevalent setting
pp. 342-349(8)
Authors: Khan, P. Y.; Glynn, J. R.; Fielding, K. L.; Mzembe, T.; Mulawa, D.; Chiumya, R.; Fine, P. E. M.; Koole, O.; Kranzer, K.; Crampin, A. C.

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Free Content Health care workers' gender bias in testing could contribute to missed tuberculosis among women in South Africa
pp. 350-356(7)
Authors: Smith, A.; Burger, R.; Claassens, M.; Ayles, H.; Godfrey-Faussett, P.; Beyers, N.

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Free Content Tuberculosis in native- and foreign-born populations in Portugal
pp. 357-362(6)
Authors: Paulino, J.; Martins, A.; Machado, M.; Gomes, M.; Gaio, A. R.; Duarte, R.

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Free Content Presumptive treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in household contacts
pp. 370-375(6)
Authors: Parr, J. B.; Rich, M. L.; Keshavjee, S.; Franke, M. F.; Mitnick, C. D.; Bayona, J.; Becerra, M. C.

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Free Content Does enhanced diabetes management reduce the risk and improve the outcome of tuberculosis?
pp. 376-382(7)
Authors: Lo, H-Y.; Yang, S-L.; Lin, H-H.; Bai, K-J.; Lee, J-J.; Lee, T-I.; Chiang, C-Y.

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Free Content Vitamin D and tuberculosis: review and association in three rural provinces of Afghanistan
pp. 383-388(6)
Authors: Sarin, P.; Duffy, J.; Mughal, Z.; Hedayat, E.; Manaseki-Holland, S.

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Free Content Risk factors for exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective study
pp. 389-395(7)
Authors: Montserrat-Capdevila, J.; Godoy, P.; Marsal, J. R.; Barbé, F.; Galván, L.

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Free Content Risk factors for hospital readmission for COPD after implementation of the GOLD guidelines
pp. 396-401(6)
Authors: Tsui, M. S. N.; Lun, F. C. T.; Cheng, L. S. L.; Cheung, A. P. S.; Chan, V. L.; Leung, W-S.; Chu, C-M.

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Free Content Unsupervised learning technique identifies bronchiectasis phenotypes with distinct clinical characteristics
pp. 402-410(9)
Authors: Guan, W-J.; Jiang, M.; Gao, Y-H.; Li, H-M.; Xu, G.; Zheng, J-P.; Chen, R-C.; Zhong, N-S.

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Free Content Compliance with tobacco control policies in India: an examination of facilitators and barriers
pp. 411-416(6)
Authors: Turner, M. M.; Rimal, R. N.; Lumby, E.; Cohen, J.; Surette, A.; Roundy, V.; Feighery, E.; Shah, V.

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Free Content PM2.5 as a marker of exposure to tobacco smoke and other sources of particulate matter in Cairo, Egypt
pp. 417-422(6)
Authors: Loffredo, C. A.; Tang, Y.; Momen, M.; Makambi, K.; Radwan, G. N.; Aboul-Foutoh, A.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content The impact of mixed infections on the interpretation of molecular epidemiology studies of tuberculosis
pp. 423-424(2)
Authors: Shin, Sanghyuk S.; Modongo, Chawangwa; Zetola, Nicola M.

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Free Content In reply
pp. 424-424(1)
Authors: Merker, Matthias; Crudu, Valeriu; Noroc, Ecaterina; Romancenco, Elena; Chesov, Dumitru; Günther, Gunar; Niemann, Stefan; Lange, Christoph

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Free Content Time for men to count, too
pp. 425-425(1)
Authors: Horton, Katherine C.; Houben, Rein M. G. J.; White, Richard G.; Corbett, Elizabeth L.

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Free Content In reply
pp. 425-426(2)
Authors: Kosgei, Rose J.; Sitienei, Joseph K.; Kipruto, Hillary; Kimenye, Kamene; Gathara, David; Odawa, Francis Xavier; Gichangi, Peter; Callens, Steven; Temmerman, Marleen; Sitienei, Jackline C.; Kihara, Anne-Beatrice; Carter, E. Jane

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