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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 9, 1 September 2016

EDITORIALS

Free Content Simple and practical measures to reduce tuberculosis transmission in public buildings
pp. 1137-1138(2)
Authors: Scardigli, Anna; Caminero, Jose A.

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Free Content Occupational exposure to tuberculosis in endemic areas: room for improvement
pp. 1139-1139(1)
Authors: Tweed, Conor; Nunn, Andrew

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Free Content Isolation is not everything
pp. 1140-1140(1)
Authors: Kwak, Nakwon; Yim, Jae-Joon

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Free Content Why patient-centered care matters
pp. 1141-1141(1)
Author: Chaulk, C. Patrick

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Free Content Implementing a spirometry program
pp. 1142-1142(1)
Authors: Perez-Padilla, Rogelio; Torre-Bouscoulet, Luis; Vázquez-García, Juan Carlos

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PERSPECTIVES

Free Content Gatifloxacin for short, effective treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 1143-1147(5)
Authors: Chiang, C-Y.; Van Deun, A.; Rieder, H. L.

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Open Access Ending tuberculosis by 2030: can we do it?
pp. 1148-1154(7)
Authors: Suthar, A. B.; Zachariah, R.; Harries, A. D.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Open Access Measuring ventilation and modelling M. tuberculosis transmission in indoor congregate settings, rural KwaZulu-Natal
pp. 1155-1161(7)
Authors: Taylor, J. G.; Yates, T. A.; Mthethwa, M.; Tanser, F.; Abubakar, I.; Altamirano, H.

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Free Content Occupational exposure and tuberculosis among medical residents in a high-burden setting: an open-cohort study
pp. 1162-1167(6)
Authors: Rao, S. A.; Kadhiravan, T.; Swaminathan, R. P.; Mahadevan, S.

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Free Content Errors in isolation of patients with infectious tuberculosis at a public teaching hospital in New York
pp. 1168-1173(6)
Authors: Bhatraju, P.; Patrawalla, P.; Trieu, L.; Ahuja, S. D.; Marchione, S.; Douyon, F.; Horowitz, H. W.; Leibert, E.

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Free Content Measurement of levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 1174-1180(7)
Authors: Yhi, J. Y.; Park, D. W.; Min, J-H.; Park, Y. K.; Kim, S-H.; Kim, T-H.; Sohn, J. W.; Yoon, H. J.; Shin, D. H.; Moon, J-Y.

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Free Content Improved tuberculosis outcomes with daily vs. intermittent rifabutin in HIV-TB coinfected patients in India
pp. 1181-1184(4)
Authors: Jenks, J. D.; Kumarasamy, N.; Ezhilarasi, C.; Poongulali, S.; Ambrose, P.; Yepthomi, T.; Devaraj, C.; Benson, C. A.

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Free Content An integrated community TB-HIV adherence model provides an alternative to DOT for tuberculosis patients in Cape Town
pp. 1185-1191(7)
Authors: Kaplan, R.; Caldwell, J.; Hermans, S.; Adriaanse, S.; Mtwisha, L.; Bekker, L-G.; Jennings, K.; Wood, R.

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Free Content Trends in tuberculosis case notification and treatment outcomes after interventions in 10 zones of Ethiopia
pp. 1192-1198(7)
Authors: Dememew, Z. G.; Habte, D.; Melese, M.; Hamusse, S. D.; Nigussie, G.; Hiruy, N.; Girma, B.; Kassie, Y.; Haile, Y. K.; Jerene, D.; Suarez, P.

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Free Content Community knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to tuberculosis in Cameroon
pp. 1199-1204(6)
Authors: Kwedi Nolna, S.; Kammogne, I. D.; Ndzinga, R.; Afanda, B.; Ntonè, R.; Boum, Y.; Nolna, D.

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Free Content Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients lost to follow-up: self-reported readiness to restart treatment
pp. 1205-1211(7)
Authors: Mangan, J. M.; Tupasi, T. E.; Garfin, A. M. C. G.; Lofranco, V.; Orillaza-Chi, R.; Basilio, R.; Naval, L. C.; Balane, G. I.; Joson, E. S.; Burt, D.; Lew, W-J.; Mantala, M.; Pancho, S.; Sarol, J. N.; Golubkov, A.; Kurbatova, E. V.

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Free Content Higher cost of implementing Xpert® MTB/RIF in Ugandan peripheral settings: implications for cost-effectiveness
pp. 1212-1218(7)
Authors: Hsiang, E.; Little, K. M.; Haguma, P.; Hanrahan, C. F.; Katamba, A.; Cattamanchi, A.; Davis, J. L.; Vassall, A.; Dowdy, D.

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Free Content Computer-aided detection of pulmonary tuberculosis on digital chest radiographs: a systematic review
pp. 1226-1230(5)
Authors: Pande, T.; Cohen, C.; Pai, M.; Ahmad Khan, F.

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Free Content SLCO1B1 gene polymorphisms do not influence plasma rifampicin concentrations in a South Indian population
pp. 1231-1235(5)
Authors: Ramesh, K.; Hemanth Kumar, A. K.; Kannan, T.; Vijayalakshmi, R.; Sudha, V.; Manohar Nesakumar, S.; Bharathiraja, T.; Lavanya, J.; Swaminathan, S.; Ramachandran, G.

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Free Content Pharmacokinetics of thrice-weekly rifampicin, isoniazid and pyrazinamide in adult tuberculosis patients in India
pp. 1236-1241(6)
Authors: Hemanth Kumar, A. K.; Kannan, T.; Chandrasekaran, V.; Sudha, V.; Vijayakumar, A.; Ramesh, K.; Lavanya, J.; Swaminathan, S.; Ramachandran, G.

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Free Content Genetic polymorphisms of CCL2 associated with susceptibility to latent tuberculous infection in Thailand
pp. 1242-1248(7)
Authors: Nonghanphithak, D.; Reechaipichitkul, W.; Namwat, W.; Lulitanond, V.; Naranbhai, V.; Faksri, K.

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Free Content Surveillance provides insight into epidemiology and spectrum of culture-confirmed mycobacterial disease in children
pp. 1249-1256(8)
Authors: Schaaf, H. S.; Garcia-Prats, A. J.; du Preez, K.; Rautenbach, C.; Hesseling, A. C.

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Free Content Combined approach to the identification of clinically infrequent non-tuberculous mycobacteria in Argentina
pp. 1257-1262(6)
Authors: Monteserin, J.; Paul, R.; Lopez, B.; Cnockaert, M.; Tortoli, E.; Menéndez, C.; García, M. J.; Palomino, J. C.; Vandamme, P.; Ritacco, V.; Martin, A.

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Free Content Chronic respiratory disease and high altitude are associated with depressive symptoms in four diverse settings
pp. 1263-1269(7)
Authors: Zaeh, S.; Miele, C. H.; Putcha, N.; Gilman, R. H.; Miranda, J. J.; Bernabe-Ortiz, A.; Wise, R. A.; Checkley, W.

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Free Content Introduction of spirometry into clinical practice in Georgetown, Guyana: quality and diagnostic outcomes
pp. 1270-1274(5)
Authors: Johnston, J. C.; Rempel, C.; Sanders, C.; Piggott, E.; Maxwell, Y.; Jaipersaud, K.; Luknauth, R.; Persaud, D.; Rambaran, M.; Levy, R. D.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content Isoniazid minimal inhibitory concentrations of tuberculosis strains with katG mutation
pp. 1275-1276(2)
Authors: Otto-Knapp, Ralf; Vesenbeckh, Silvan; Schönfeld, Nicolas; Bettermann, Gudrun; Roth, Andreas; Bauer, Torsten; Rüssmann, Holger; Mauch, Harald

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Free Content Reversion of phenotypic fluoroquinolone resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 1276-1277(2)
Authors: Eilertson, Brandon; Maruri, Fernanda; Blackman, Amondrea; Herrera, Miguel; Sterling, Timothy R.

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Free Content Endobronchial valves to treat a recurrent giant emphysematous bulla after bullectomy
pp. 1277-1278(2)
Authors: Ding, Mei; Gao, Ya-Dong; Dai, Li; Li, Xin; Yang, Jiong

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