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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 21, Number 5, 1 May 2017

EDITORIALS

Free Content Curbing tobacco's reach to improve people's health and futures
pp. 481-482(2)
Authors: Prasad, Vinayak; Fu, Dongbo

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Open Access Ironing out sex differences in tuberculosis prevalence
pp. 483-484(2)
Authors: Yates, Tom A.; Atkinson, Sarah H.

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Free Content Cross-border solutions needed to address tuberculosis in migrating populations
pp. 485-486(2)
Authors: Posey, Drew L.; Marano, Nina; Cetron, Martin S.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content Time lag between immigration and tuberculosis rates in immigrants in the Netherlands: a time-series analysis
pp. 486-492(7)
Authors: van Aart, C.; Boshuizen, H.; Dekkers, A.; Korthals Altes, H.

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Free Content Diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert® MTB/RIF cycle threshold level to predict smear positivity: a meta-analysis
pp. 493-502(10)
Authors: Lange, B.; Khan, P.; Kalmambetova, G.; Al-Darraji, H. A.; Alland, D.; Antonenka, U.; Brown, T.; Balcells, M. E.; Blakemore, R.; Denkinger, C. M.; Dheda, K.; Hoffmann, H.; Kadyrov, A.; Lemaitre, N.; Miller, M. B.; Nikolayevskyy, V.; Ntinginya, E. N.; Ozkutuk, N.; Palacios, J. J.; Popowitch, E. B.; Porcel, J. M.; Teo, J.; Theron, G.; Kranzer, K.

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Free Content Pooling sputum samples to improve the feasibility of Xpert® MTB/RIF in systematic screening for tuberculosis
pp. 503-508(6)
Authors: Ho, J.; Jelfs, P.; Nguyen, P. T. B.; Sintchenko, V.; Fox, G. J.; Marks, G. B.

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Free Content Impact of Euro-American sublineages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on new infections among named contacts
pp. 509-516(8)
Authors: Feng, J-Y.; Jarlsberg, L. G.; Rose, J.; Grinsdale, J. A.; Janes, M.; Higashi, J.; Osmond, D. H.; Nahid, P.; Hopewell, P. C.; Kato-Maeda, M.

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Free Content Validated methods for identifying tuberculosis patients in health administrative databases: systematic review
pp. 517-522(6)
Authors: Ronald, L. A.; Ling, D. I.; FitzGerald, J. M.; Schwartzman, K.; Bartlett-Esquilant, G.; Boivin, J-F.; Benedetti, A.; Menzies, D.

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Free Content Type-1 polarised dendritic cells are a potent immunogen against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
pp. 523-530(8)
Authors: Satake, Y.; Nakamura, Y.; Kono, M.; Hozumi, H.; Nagata, T.; Tsujimura, K.; Enomoto, N.; Fujisawa, T.; Inui, N.; Fujiyama, T.; Tokura, Y.; Matsui, T.; Yokomura, K.; Shirai, M.; Hayakawa, H.; Suda, T.

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Free Content Tuberculosis resistance-conferring mutations with fitness cost among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
pp. 531-536(6)
Authors: Ssengooba, W.; Lukoye, D.; Meehan, C. J.; Kateete, D. P.; Joloba, M. L.; de Jong, B. C.; Cobelens, F. G.; van Leth, F.

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Free Content Implementing isoniazid preventive therapy in a tuberculosis treatment-experienced cohort on ART
pp. 537-543(7)
Authors: Maharaj, B.; Gengiah, T. N.; Yende-Zuma, N.; Gengiah, S.; Naidoo, A.; Naidoo, K.

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Open Access Delays in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in AFB smear-negative patients with pneumonia
pp. 544-549(6)
Authors: Zhang, Z. X.; Sng, L-H; Yong, Y.; Lin, L. M.; Cheng, T. W.; Seong, N. H.; Yong, F. K.

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Free Content Recurrence of tuberculosis in a low-incidence setting without directly observed treatment: Victoria, Australia, 2002–2014
pp. 550-555(6)
Authors: Dale, K. D.; Globan, M.; Tay, E. L.; Trauer, J. M.; Trevan, P. G.; Denholm, J. T.

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Free Content Drug-resistant tuberculosis in patients with minimal symptoms: favourable outcomes in the absence of treatment
pp. 556-563(8)
Authors: Loveday, M.; Ramjee, A.; Osburn, G.; Master, I.; Kabera, G.; Brust, J. C. M.; Padayatchi, N.; Warren, R.; Theron, G.

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Free Content Economic support intervention improves tuberculosis treatment outcomes in rural Nigeria
pp. 564-570(7)
Authors: Ukwaja, K. N.; Alobu, I.; Gidado, M.; Onazi, O.; Oshi, D. C.

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Free Content Barriers to tuberculosis care delivery among miners and their families in South Africa: an ethnographic study
pp. 571-578(8)
Authors: Adams, L. V.; Basu, D.; Grande, S. W.; Craig, S. R.; Patridge, M. T.; Panth, N.; Trump Redd, V.; Phalaste, M.; Singo, A.; Osewe, P.; Mulley, A. G.

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Free Content Evaluation of the Tuberculosis Infection Control Training Center, Tajikistan, 2014–2015
pp. 579-585(7)
Authors: Scott, C.; Mangan, J.; Tillova, Z.; Jensen, P. A.; Ahmedov, S.; Ismoilova, J.; Trusov, A.

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Free Content Survey of health care worker knowledge about childhood tuberculosis in high-burden centers in Botswana
pp. 586-591(6)
Authors: Arscott-Mills, T.; Masole, L.; Ncube, R.; Steenhoff, A. P.

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Free Content COPD care in Saudi Arabia: physicians' awareness and knowledge of guidelines and barriers to implementation
pp. 592-595(4)
Authors: Alsubaiei, M. E.; Frith, P. A.; Cafarella, P. A.; Quinn, S.; Al Moamary, M. S.; McEvoy, R. D.; Effing, T. W.

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CASE STUDY

Free Content Acute kidney injury during treatment for latent tuberculous infection with rifampin
pp. 596-597(2)
Authors: Wortham, J. M.; Goggin, M.; Mora, C.; Vandehey, L.; Manangan, L.; Powell, K. M.

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OBITUARY

Free Content Dr Dhanpat Rai Nagpaul, 1920–2017
pp. 598-598(1)
Author: Kant, Lalit

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