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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.

Certain IJTLD articles are selected for translation into French, Spanish, Chinese or Russian. They are available on the Union website

Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 20, Number 5, 1 May 2016

EDITORIALS

Free Content Can we translate findings on inequality in tuberculosis mortality into policy?
pp. 569-570(2)
Authors: Van Rie, Annelies; Taylor, Richard

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Free Content A public heath ‘selfie' for treating tuberculosis?
pp. 571-571(1)
Authors: Chaulk, C Patrick; Belknap, Robert

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Free Content Solar powered health care
pp. 572-573(2)
Authors: Duke, Trevor; Graham, Hamish; Peel, David; Izadnegahdar, Rasa; Duke, Charlotte

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content Inequalities in tuberculosis mortality: long-term trends in 11 European countries
pp. 574-581(8)
Authors: Nagavci, B. L.; de Gelder, R.; Martikainen, P.; Deboosere, P.; Bopp, M.; Rychtaříková, J.; Kalediene, R.; Leinsalu, M.; Mackenbach, J. P.; for the DEMETRIQ Consortium

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Free Content Mortality among patients with pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria disease
pp. 582-587(6)
Authors: Fleshner, M.; Olivier, K. N.; Shaw, P. A.; Adjemian, J.; Strollo, S.; Claypool, R. J.; Folio, L.; Zelazny, A.; Holland, S. M.; Prevots, D. R.

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Free Content Enhancing management of tuberculosis treatment with video directly observed therapy in New York City
pp. 588-593(6)
Authors: Chuck, C.; Robinson, E.; Macaraig, M.; Alexander, M.; Burzynski, J.

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Free Content Incomplete sputum smear microscopy monitoring among smear-positive tuberculosis patients in Uganda
pp. 594-599(6)
Authors: Nakaggwa, P.; Odeke, R.; Kirenga, B. J.; Bloss, E.

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Free Content Medium matters: modeling the impact of solid medium performance on tuberculosis trial sample size requirements
pp. 600-604(5)
Authors: Johnson, M. G.; Stout, J. E.; Benator, D. A.; Whitworth, W. C.; Holland, D. P.

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Free Content Manual MGIT™ system for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: insights from a high TB burden setting
pp. 605-610(6)
Authors: Quispe, R.; Valle, G. A.; Huapaya, J. A.; Novoa, I.; Giraldo, J.; Caceres, T.; Gotuzzo, E.; Zamudio, C.; Seas, C.

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Free Content Cost-effectiveness of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for tuberculosis diagnosis in Brazil
pp. 611-618(8)
Authors: Pinto, M.; Steffen, R. E.; Cobelens, F.; van den Hof, S.; Entringer, A.; Trajman, A.

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Free Content Do we need transbronchial lung biopsy if we have bronchoalveolar lavage Xpert® MTB/RIF?
pp. 619-624(6)
Authors: Mok, Y.; Tan, T. Y.; Tay, T. R.; Wong, H. S.; Tiew, P. Y.; Kam, J. W.; Siao, C.

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Free Content Multitargeted loop-mediated isothermal amplification for rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis
pp. 625-630(6)
Authors: Modi, M.; Sharma, K.; Sharma, M.; Sharma, A.; Sharma, N.; Sharma, S.; Ray, P.; Varma, S.

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Free Content A performance evaluation of MTBDRplus version 2 for the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 631-637(7)
Authors: Seifert, M.; Ajbani, K.; Georghiou, S. B.; Catanzaro, D.; Rodrigues, C.; Crudu, V.; Victor, T. C.; Garfein, R. S.; Catanzaro, A.; Rodwell, T. C.

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Free Content The affordability for patients of a new universal MDR-TB coverage model in China
pp. 638-644(7)
Authors: Ruan, Y-Z.; Li, R-Z.; Wang, X-X.; Wang, L-X.; Sun, Q.; Chen, C.; Xu, C-H.; Su, W.; Zhao, J.; Pang, Y.; Cheng, J.; Wang, Q.; Fu, Y-T.; Huan, S-T.; Chen, M-T.; Scano, F.; Floyd, K.; Chin, D. P.; Fitzpatrick, C.

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Free Content Predictors of cure in rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in prison settings with low loss to follow-up
pp. 645-651(7)
Authors: Gurbanova, E.; Mehdiyev, R.; Blondal, K.; Altraja, A.

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Free Content Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Victoria, Australia, reveals low level of transmission
pp. 652-658(7)
Authors: Globan, M.; Lavender, C.; Leslie, D.; Brown, L.; Denholm, J.; Raios, K.; Sievers, A.; Kelly, H.; Fyfe, J.

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Free Content Private practitioners' contributions to the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in a South Indian district
pp. 659-665(7)
Authors: Yellappa, V.; Battaglioli, T.; Gurum, S. K.; Narayanan, D.; Van der Stuyft, P.

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Free Content Pharmacokinetics of isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol in HIV-infected Indian children
pp. 666-672(7)
Authors: Mukherjee, A.; Velpandian, T.; Singla, M.; Kanhiya, K.; Kabra, S. K.; Lodha, R.

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Free Content Reasons for failure to quit: a cross-sectional survey of tobacco use in major cities in Pakistan
pp. 673-678(6)
Authors: Irfan, M.; Haque, A. S.; Shahzad, H.; Samani, Z. A.; Awan, S.; Khan, J. A.

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Free Content Cigarette smoking in patients newly diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis in Iran
pp. 679-684(6)
Authors: Aryanpur, M.; Masjedi, M. R.; Hosseini, M.; Mortaz, E.; Tabarsi, P.; Soori, H.; Emami, H.; Heydari, G.; Baikpour, M.

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Free Content Associations between inhaler technique and asthma control among asthma patients using pressurised MDIs and DPIs
pp. 689-695(7)
Authors: Basheti, I. A.; Obeidat, N. M.; Ammari, W. G.; Reddel, H. K.

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Free Content Solar-powered oxygen delivery: proof of concept
pp. 696-703(8)
Authors: Turnbull, H.; Conroy, A.; Opoka, R. O.; Namasopo, S.; Kain, K. C.; Hawkes, M.

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CASE STUDIES

Free Content A rare adverse reaction to ethambutol: drug-induced haemolytic anaemia
pp. 704-705(2)
Authors: Nicolini, A.; Perazzo, A.; Gatto, P.; Piroddi, I. M. G.; Barlascini, C.; Karamichali, S.; Strada, P.

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Free Content Inoculation site leprosy in a tattoo as a paradoxical reaction following tuberculosis treatment
pp. 706-708(3)
Authors: Branagan, P.; Moran, B.; Fitzgibbon, M.; Reid, V.; McMenamin, M.; Kane, M.; Kelly, F.; Barnes, L.; McLaughlin, A.; Keane, J.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content Clinical phenotypes in bronchiectasis: right on track to develop precision medicine in respiratory diseases
pp. 709-709(1)
Authors: Sotgiu, Giovanni; Dore, Simone; Chalmers, James D; Aliberti, Stefano

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Free Content In Reply: Towards precision medicine: phenotyping bronchiectasis with unsupervised learning technique
pp. 710-710(1)
Authors: Guan, Wei-Jie; Jiang, Mei; Gao, Yong-Hua; Chen, Rong-Chang; Zhong, Nan-Shan

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