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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 12, 1 December 2016

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content Policies and practices on the programmatic management of latent tuberculous infection: global survey
pp. 1566-1571(6)
Authors: Hamada, Y.; Sidibe, A.; Matteelli, A.; Dadu, A.; Aziz, M. A.; del Granado, M.; Nishikiori, N.; Floyd, K.; Getahun, H.

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Free Content Tuberculosis clinical units improve contact tracing
pp. 1572-1579(8)
Authors: Brugueras, S.; Orcau, À.; Millet, J-P.; Espinosa, L.; de Andrés, A.; Gorrindo, P.; Caylà, J. A.

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Free Content Impact of contact investigation and tuberculosis screening among high-risk groups in Denmark
pp. 1580-1587(8)
Authors: Jensen, S. G.; Lillebaek, T.; Wilcke, T.; Pedersen, M. K.; Andersen, P. H. S.; Olsen, N. W.; Seersholm, N.

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Free Content Seasonality of tuberculosis in Israel, 2001–2011
pp. 1588-1593(6)
Authors: Margalit, I.; Block, C.; Mor, Z.

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Free Content Implication of vitamin D-associated factors in patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
pp. 1594-1602(9)
Authors: Kim, S-Y.; Chang, B.; Jeong, B-H.; Park, H. Y.; Jeon, K.; Shin, S. J.; Koh, W-J.

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Open Access The effect of household poverty on tuberculosis
pp. 1603-1608(6)
Authors: Siroka, A.; Law, I.; Macinko, J.; Floyd, K.; Banda, R. P.; Hoa, N. B.; Tsolmon, B.; Chanda-Kapata, P.; Gasana, M.; Lwinn, T.; Senkoro, M.; Tupasi, T.; Ponce, N. A.

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Free Content Clinical characteristics and outcomes of tuberculosis in Douala, Cameroon: a 7-year retrospective cohort study
pp. 1609-1614(6)
Authors: Mbatchou Ngahane, B. H.; Dahirou, F.; Tchieche, C.; Wandji, A.; Ngnié, C.; Nana-Metchedjin, A.; Nyankiyé, E.; Endale Mangamba, M. L.; Kuaban, C.

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Free Content Risk of tuberculosis during pregnancy in Mongolia, a high incidence setting with low HIV prevalence
pp. 1615-1620(6)
Authors: Rendell, N. L.; Batjargal, N.; Jadambaa, N.; Dobler, C. C.

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Free Content Drug-related hepatitis in patients treated with standard anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy over a 30-year period
pp. 1621-1624(4)
Authors: Bright-Thomas, R. J.; Gondker, A. R.; Morris, J.; Ormerod, L. P.

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Free Content Health care provider perspectives on tuberculosis care for foreign-born populations in New York City
pp. 1625-1632(8)
Authors: Zelnick, J. R.; O'Donnell, M. R.; Ahuja, S. D.; Chua, A.; Sullivan Meissner, J.

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Free Content Mobility patterns of persons at risk for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Mumbai, India
pp. 1633-1638(6)
Authors: Conners, E.; Garfein, R. S.; Rodwell, T. C.; Udwadia, Z. F.; Catanzaro, D. G.

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Free Content Utility of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube assay for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Moroccan children
pp. 1639-1646(8)
Authors: El Azbaoui, S.; Sabri, A.; Ouraini, S.; Hassani, A.; Asermouh, A.; Agadr, A.; Abilkassem, R.; Dini, N.; Kmari, M.; Akhaddar, A.; Laktati, Z.; Aieche, S.; El Hafidi, N.; Ben Brahim, F.; Bousfiha, A. A.; Ailal, F.; Deswarte, C.; Schurr, E.; Amar, L.; Bustamante, J.; Boisson-Dupuis, S.; Casanova, J. L.; Abel, L.; El Baghdadi, J.

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Free Content IFN-γ promoter polymorphisms do not affect QuantiFERON® TB Gold In-Tube test results in a Canadian population
pp. 1647-1652(6)
Authors: Kiazyk, S.; Larcombe, L.; Lopez, C.; Matyas, S.; Mesa, C.; Orr, P.; Juno, J.; Waruk, J.; Sharma, M.; Ball, T. B.

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Free Content Evaluation of serum inflammatory biomarkers as predictors of treatment outcome in pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 1653-1660(8)
Authors: Singanayagam, A.; Manalan, K.; Connell, D. W.; Chalmers, J. D.; Sridhar, S.; Ritchie, A. I.; Lalvani, A.; Wickremasinghe, M.; Kon, O. M.

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Open Access Evaluation of OMNIgene®•SPUTUM-stabilised sputum for long-term transport and Xpert® MTB/RIF testing in Nepal
pp. 1661-1667(7)
Authors: Maharjan, B.; Kelly-Cirino, C. D.; Weirich, A.; Curry, P. S.; Hoffman, H.; Avsar, K.; Shrestha, B.

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Free Content The clinical utility of Xpert® MTB/RIF testing in induced sputum
pp. 1668-1670(3)
Authors: Chew, M. Y.; Ng, J.; Cai, H-M; Lim, T. G.; Lim, T. K.

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Free Content Factors associated with sputum culture conversion in multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 1671-1676(6)
Authors: Velayutham, B.; Nair, D.; Kannan, T.; Padmapriyadarsini, C.; Sachdeva, K. S.; Bency, J.; Klinton, J. S.; Haldar, S.; Khanna, A.; Jayasankar, S.; Swaminathan, S.

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Free Content Pyrazinamide susceptibility testing: proposed new standard with the BACTECTM MGITTM 960 system
pp. 1677-1680(4)
Authors: Piersimoni, C.; Mustazzolu, A.; Iacobino, A.; Giannoni, F.; Santoro, G.; Gherardi, G.; Del Giudice, A.; Perna, R.; Fattorini, L.

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Free Content Active tuberculosis patients have high levels of IgA anti-alpha-crystallin and isocitrate lyase proteins
pp. 1681-1688(8)
Authors: Talavera-Paulín, M.; García-Morales, L.; Ruíz-Sánchez, B. P.; Caamal-Ley, Á. D.; Hernández-Solis, A.; Ramírez-Casanova, E.; Cicero-Sabido, R.; Espitia, C.; Helguera-Repetto, C.; González-y-Merchand, J. A.; Flores-Mejía, R.; Estrada-Parra, S.; Estrada-García, I.; Chacón-Salinas, R.; Wong-Baeza, I.; Serafín-López, J.

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Free Content Perception, intention and attempts to quit smoking among Jordanian adolescents from the Irbid Longitudinal Study
pp. 1689-1694(6)
Authors: Jaber, R.; Taleb, Z. B.; Bahelah, R.; Madhivanan, P.; Maziak, W.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content Therapeutic drug monitoring of first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs comprises more than C2h measurements
pp. 1695-1696(2)
Authors: Sturkenboom, Marieke G. G.; Bolhuis, Mathieu S.; Akkerman, Onno W.; de Lange, Wiel C. M.; van der Werf, Tjip S.; Alffenaar, Jan-Willem C.

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Free Content In reply 1
pp. 1696-1696(1)
Authors: Mota, Lorena; Al-Efraij, Khalid; Campbell, Jonathon; Cook, Victoria; Lalji, Fawziah Marra; Johnston, James

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Free Content In reply 2
pp. 1696-1697(2)
Authors: Maze, M. J.; Paynter, J.; Chiu, W.; Hu, R.; Nisbet, M.; Lewis, C.

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OBITUARY

Free Content Stephen Lawn, 1966–2016
pp. 1698-1699(2)
Authors: Harries, Anthony D.; Bekker, Linda-Gail

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Free Content Reviewer index
pp. 1700-1702(3)

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