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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 23, Number 2, 1 February 2019

EDITORIALS

Free Content The MDR-TB epidemic—a status report
pp. 121-122(2)
Authors: Horsburgh, C. R.; Mitnick, C. D.; Lange, C.

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Free Content Launching the Global TB Network
pp. 123-124(2)
Authors: Rendon, Adrian; Silva, Denise Rossato; Esposito, Susanna; Sotgiu, Giovanni; Migliori, Giovanni Battista; Chakaya, Jeremiah Muhwa

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STATE OF THE ART

Open Access Health care gaps in the global burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 125-135(11)
Authors: Cox, V.; Cox, H.; Pai, M.; Stillo, J.; Citro, B.; Brigden, G.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Free Content Characteristics of miliary tuberculosis in pregnant women after in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer
pp. 136-139(4)
Authors: Ye, R.; Wang, C.; Zhao, L.; Wu, X.; Gao, Y.; Liu, H.

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Free Content Process measure of FAST tuberculosis infection control demonstrates delay in likely effective treatment
pp. 140-146(7)
Authors: Le, H.; Nguyen, N.; Tran, P.; Hoa, N.; Hung, N.; Moran, A.; Mossawi, H. J. Al; Kak, N.; Ahmedov, S.; Brooks, M. B.; Nardell, E. A.; Tierney, D. B.

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Free Content Nutritional assessment and counselling of tuberculosis patients at primary care in India: do we measure up?
pp. 147-150(4)
Authors: Bhargava, M.; Bhargava, A.; Akshaya, K. M.; Shastri, S. G.; Bairy, R.; Parmar, M.; Sharath, B. N.

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Free Content Drug resistance in extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in South Korea: comparison with pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 151-156(6)
Authors: Mok, J.; Kang, B. H.; Kim, H-J.; Lee, S. J.; Lee, T.; Lee, H-K.; Cho, Y. J.; Jeon, D.

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Open Access What causes symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis in HIV-positive people with negative initial investigations?
pp. 157-165(9)
Authors: Hanifa, Y.; Toro Silva, S.; Karstaedt, A.; Sahid, F.; Charalambous, S.; Chihota, V. N.; Churchyard, G. J.; von Gottberg, A.; McCarthy, K.; Nicol, M. P.; Ndlovu, N. T.; Stevens, W.; Fielding, K. L.; Grant, A. D.

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Free Content Genetic diversity and drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ecuador
pp. 166-173(8)
Authors: Zurita, J.; Espinel, N.; Barba, P.; Ortega-Paredes, D.; Zurita-Salinas, C.; Rojas, Y.; Alcocer, I.

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Free Content Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis over 20 years at a referral hospital in South Korea: trends and outcomes
pp. 174-180(7)
Authors: Kwak, N.; Kim, H-R.; Yoo, C-G.; Kim, Y. W.; Han, S. K.; Yim, J-J.

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Free Content Epidemiological and spatial factors for tuberculosis: a matched case-control study in Nagata, Japan
pp. 181-186(6)
Authors: Murakami, R.; Matsuo, N.; Ueda, K.; Nakazawa, M.

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Free Content HIV infection and unknown HIV status among tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
pp. 187-194(8)
Authors: Endalamaw, A.; Ambachew, S.; Geremew, D.; Habtewold, T. D.

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Free Content Prevalence of lung function impairment in cured pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Cotonou, Benin
pp. 195-202(8)
Authors: Fiogbe, A. A.; Agodokpessi, G.; Tessier, J. F.; Affolabi, D.; Zannou, D. M.; Adé, G.; Anagonou, S.; Raherison-Semjen, C.; Marcy, O.

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Free Content Chronic lung disease in adult recurrent tuberculosis survivors in Zimbabwe: a cohort study
pp. 203-211(9)
Authors: Chin, A. T.; Rylance, J.; Makumbirofa, S.; Meffert, S.; Vu, T.; Clayton, J.; Mason, P.; Woodruff, P.; Metcalfe, J.

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Free Content Toll-like receptors blocking restores in vitro microbicidal activity in latent tuberculosis-infected subjects
pp. 212-218(7)
Authors: Coelho da Silva, F. D.; Covre, L. P.; Stringari, L. L.; Palaci, M.; Dietze, R.; Gomes, D. C. O.; Ribeiro-Rodrigues, R.

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Free Content Rapid direct drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis based on culture droplet digital polymerase chain reaction
pp. 219-225(7)
Authors: Luo, J.; Luo, M.; Li, J.; Yu, J.; Yang, H.; Yi, X.; Chen, Y.; Wei, H.

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Free Content Tuberculosis remains a public health problem in Romania
pp. 226-231(6)
Authors: Golli, A-L.; Niţu, M. F.; Turcu, F.; Popescu, M.; Ciobanu-Mitrache, L.; Olteanu, M.

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CASE STUDY

Free Content First description of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. canettii concomitant infection: report of two cases
pp. 232-235(4)
Authors: Paleiron, N.; Soler, C.; Hassan, M. O.; Andriamanantena, D.; Vong, R.; Pourcel, C.; Roseau, J-B.

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Free Content A case promoting use of ultrasound-guided sampling techniques to correctly diagnose MDR-TB in children
pp. 236-238(3)
Authors: van Aerde, K. J.; van der Heijden, E. H. F. M.; Henriet, S. S.; Merkus, P. J.; Magis-Escurra, C.; Hoefsloot, W.; van Ingen, J.; van der Flier, M.

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Free Content A case of rifampicin-induced haemolysis
pp. 239-240(2)
Authors: Sykes, C. A.; Shepherd, J.; McGoldrick, C.; Kennedy, N.; Raafat, A.

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FAST TRACKS

Free Content Challenges and opportunities to prevent tuberculosis in people living with HIV in low-income countries
pp. 241-251(11)
Authors: Harries, A. D.; Schwoebel, V.; Monedero-Recuero, I.; Aung, T. K.; Chadha, S.; Chiang, C-Y.; Conradie, F.; Dongo, J-P.; Heldal, E.; Jensen, P.; Nyengele, J. P. K.; Koura, K. G.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Lin, Y.; Mlilo, N.; Nakanwagi-Mukwaya, A.; Ncube, R. T.; Nyinoburyo, R.; Oo, N. L.; Patel, L. N.; Piubello, A.; Rusen, I. D.; Sanda, T.; Satyanarayana, S.; Syed, I.; Thu, A. S.; Tonsing, J.; Trébucq, A.; Zamora, V.; Zishiri, C.; Hinderaker, S. G.; Aït-Khaled, N.; Roggi, A.; Caminero Luna, J.; Graham, S. M.; Dlodlo, R. A.; Fujiwara, P. I.

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Free Content Mortality among tuberculosis patients in New York City
pp. 252-259(8)
Authors: Hood, G.; Trieu, L.; Ahuja, S. D.

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Open Access Clinical evaluation of TRCReady M.TB for rapid automated detection of M. tuberculosis complex in respiratory samples
pp. 260-264(5)
Authors: Mazzarelli, A.; Cannas, A.; Venditti, C.; D'Arezzo, S.; De Giuli, C.; Truffa, S.; Butera, O.; Petroni, F.; Paglia, M. G.; Vulcano, A.; Palmieri, F.; Nisii, C.; Di Caro, A.

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Open Access ULK1 polymorphisms confer susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis in a Chinese population
pp. 265-271(7)
Authors: Zhang, R-R.; Liang, L.; Chen, W-W.; Wen, C.; Wan, B-S.; Luo, L-L.; Zhao, Y-L.; Chen, J.; Yue, J.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Free Content Key features to consider in revising the Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics: a TB perspective
pp. 272-272(1)
Authors: Suleiman, Khairunisa; England, Kathleen; Lessem, Erica; McKenna, Lindsay

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