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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 4, 1 April 2016

EDITORIALS

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Free Content TB-related mortality: a re-emerging problem in high-income countries?
pp. 428-428(1)
Authors: Sotgiu, Giovanni; Migliori, Giovanni Battista

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PERSPECTIVES

Free Content Re-inventing adherence: toward a patient-centered model of care for drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV
pp. 430-434(5)
Authors: O'Donnell, M. R.; Daftary, A.; Frick, M.; Hirsch-Moverman, Y.; Amico, K. R.; Senthilingam, M.; Wolf, A.; Metcalfe, J. Z.; Isaakidis, P.; Davis, J. L.; Zelnick, J. R.; Brust, J. C. M.; Naidu, N.; Garretson, M.; Bangsberg, D. R.; Padayatchi, N.; Friedland, G.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content Characteristics and costs of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in-patient care in the United States, 2005–2007
pp. 435-441(7)
Authors: Marks, S. M.; Hirsch-Moverman, Y.; Salcedo, K.; Graviss, E. A.; Oh, P.; Seaworth, B.; Flood, J.; Armstrong, L.; Armitige, L.; Mase, S.; and the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium*

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Free Content Discordance between patient and clinician reports of adverse reactions to MDR-TB treatment
pp. 442-447(6)
Authors: Kelly, A. M.; Smith, B.; Luo, Z.; Given, B.; Wehrwein, T.; Master, I.; Farley, J. E.

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Free Content Use of Xpert® MTB/RIF assay in the first national anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey in Pakistan
pp. 448-455(8)
Authors: Tahseen, S.; Qadeer, E.; Khanzada, F. M.; Rizvi, A. H.; Dean, A.; Van Deun, A.; Zignol, M.

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Free Content Modified cytospin slide microscopy method for rapid diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 456-461(6)
Authors: Zheng, L-H.; Jia, H-Y.; Liu, X-J.; Sun, H-S.; Du, F-J.; Pan, L-P.; Huang, H-R.; Zhang, Z-D.

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Free Content Rapid colorimetric pyrazinamide susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 462-467(6)
Authors: Li, H.; Zhou, L-P.; Luo, J.; Yu, J-P.; Yang, H.; Wei, H-P.

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Free Content Evaluation of the direct nitrate reductase assay for rapid detection of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 468-473(6)
Authors: Huang, Z-K.; Luo, Q.; Qing, C.; Deng, Y-T.; Xiong, G-L.; Li, J-M.

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Free Content Treating children for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Tajikistan with Group 5 medications
pp. 474-478(5)
Authors: Swaminathan, A.; du Cros, P.; Seddon, J. A.; Quinnell, S.; Bobokhojaev, O. I.; Dusmatova, Z.; Achar, J.

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Free Content Non-completion of latent tuberculous infection treatment among children in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
pp. 479-486(8)
Authors: Silva, A. P. Barbosa; Hill, P.; Belo, M. T. C. T.; Rabelo, S. G.; Menzies, D.; Trajman, A.

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Free Content Using the TBAg/PHA ratio in the T-SPOT®.TB assay to distinguish TB disease from LTBI in an endemic area
pp. 487-493(7)
Authors: Wang, F.; Hou, H-Y.; Wu, S-J.; Zhu, Q.; Huang, M.; Yin, B.; Huang, J.; Pan, Y-Y.; Mao, L.; Sun, Z-Y.

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Free Content Diagnostic accuracy of interferon-gamma release assays for tuberculous meningitis: a meta-analysis
pp. 494-499(6)
Authors: Yu, J.; Wang, Z-J.; Chen, L-H.; Li, H-H.

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Free Content Safety and efficacy of tuberculin skin testing with microneedle MicronJet600™ in healthy adults
pp. 500-504(5)
Authors: Lee, H-J.; Choi, H-J.; Kim, D-R.; Lee, H.; Jin, J-E.; Kim, Y-R.; Lee, M-S.; Cho, S-N.; Kang, Y. A.

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Free Content Clinical and molecular epidemiological features of tuberculosis after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami
pp. 505-514(10)
Authors: Kanamori, H.; Hatakeyama, T.; Uchiyama, B.; Weber, D. J.; Takeuchi, M.; Endo, S.; Hirakata, Y.; Kaku, M.

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Free Content Mortality among tuberculosis cases in Victoria, 2002–2013: case fatality and factors associated with death
pp. 515-523(9)
Authors: Dale, K.; Tay, E.; Trevan, P.; Denholm, J. T.

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Free Content Mortality and predictors in pulmonary tuberculosis with respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation
pp. 524-529(6)
Authors: Kim, S.; Kim, H.; Kim, W. J.; Lee, S-J.; Hong, Y.; Lee, H-Y.; Lim, M-N.; Han, S-S.

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Free Content Tuberculosis and immigration in an area of southwest Madrid
pp. 530-535(6)
Authors: Calderón Hernáiz, R.; Ruiz Giardín, J. M.; Cabello Clotet, N.; Canora Lebrato, J.

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Free Content How do patients access the private sector in Chennai, India? An evaluation of delays in tuberculosis diagnosis
pp. 544-551(8)
Authors: Bronner Murrison, L.; Ananthakrishnan, R.; Swaminathan, A.; Auguesteen, S.; Krishnan, N.; Pai, M.; Dowdy, D. W.

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Open Access The ‘Practical Approach to Lung Health' in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
pp. 552-559(8)
Authors: Banda, H.; Robinson, R.; Thomson, R.; Squire, S. B.; Mortimer, K.

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Free Content Lung cancer awareness and anticipated delay before seeking medical help in the middle-belt population of Nigeria
pp. 560-566(7)
Authors: Desalu, O. O.; Fawibe, A. E.; Sanya, E. O.; Ojuawo, O. B.; Aladesanmi, A. O.; Salami, A. K.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content Read the new microscopy handbook: even the Ziehl-Neelsen technique has changed
pp. 567-567(1)
Authors: Angra, P.; Ridderhof, J.; Tahseen, S.; Van Deun, A.

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Free Content In reply
pp. 568-568(1)
Authors: Narang, P.; Nagamiah, S.; Das, S.; Mishra, P. S.; Deotale, V.; Mendiratta, D. K.

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ERRATA

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pp. 568-568(1)

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