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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 11, 1 November 2019

EDITORIALS

Free Content The catastrophic cost of tuberculosis: advancing research and solutions
pp. 1129-1130(2)
Authors: Boccia, D.; Bond, V.

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STATE OF THE ART

Open Access The GOLD Summit on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in low- and middle-income countries
pp. 1131-1141(11)
Authors: Halpin, D. M. G.; Celli, B. R.; Criner, G. J.; Frith, P.; López Varela, M. V.; Salvi, S.; Vogelmeier, C. F.; Chen, R.; Mortimer, K.; Montes de Oca, M.; Aisanov, Z.; Obaseki, D.; Decker, R.; Agusti, A.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Relationship between smoking and spontaneously healed pulmonary TB on chest radiography in a South Korean population
pp. 1142-1148(7)
Authors: Kim, H. Y.; Lee, S. H.; Chung, K. S.; Kim, S. Y.; Kim, E. Y.; Jung, J. Y.; Park, M. S.; Kim, Y. S.; Chang, J.; Kang, Y. A.

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Cost savings associated with video directly observed therapy for treatment of tuberculosis
pp. 1149-1154(6)
Authors: Lam, C. K.; Fluegge, K.; Macaraig, M.; Burzynski, J.

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Sedimentation rate and suPAR in relation to disease activity and mortality in patients with tuberculosis
pp. 1155-1161(7)
Authors: Schulman, H.; Niward, K.; Abate, E.; Idh, J.; Axenram, P.; Bornefall, A.; Forsgren, S.; Jakobsson, J.; öhrling, C.; Kron, M.; Brudin, L.; Diro, E.; Getachew Kebede, A.; Paues, J.; Bruchfeld, J.; Wejse, C.; Stendahl, O.; Schön, T.

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Mycobacterium bovis in humans and M. tuberculosis in animals in Nigeria: an overview from 1975–2014
pp. 1162-1170(9)
Authors: Cadmus, S.; Akinseye, V. Oluwatoyin; van Soolingen, D.

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Respiratory health among office workers in Malaysia and endotoxin and (1,3)-β-glucan in office dust
pp. 1171-1177(7)
Authors: Lim, F. L.; Hashim, Z.; Than, L. T. L.; Md Said, S.; Hashim, J. H.; Norbäck, D.

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Identifying latent tuberculosis in high-risk populations: systematic review and meta-analysis of test accuracy
pp. 1178-1190(13)
Authors: Auguste, P.; Madan, J.; Tsertsvadze, A.; Court, R.; McCarthy, N.; Sutcliffe, P.; Taylor-Phillips, S.; Pink, J.; Clarke, A.

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Four of five tuberculosis patients experience catastrophic costs related to TB diagnosis and care in Timor-Leste
pp. 1191-1197(7)
Authors: Viney, K.; Amaral, S.; Marques, E. Baptista; Siroka, A.; Lopes, C.; Nery, S. Vaz

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Prevalence and risk factors of tuberculosis disease in South African correctional facilities in 2015
pp. 1198-1204(7)
Authors: Jordan, A. M.; Podewils, L. J.; Castro, K. G.; Zishiri, V.; Charalambous, S.

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Tuberculosis patients with higher levels of poverty face equal or greater costs of illness
pp. 1205-1212(8)
Authors: Erlinger, S.; Stracker, N.; Hanrahan, C.; Nonyane, S.; Mmolawa, L.; Tampi, R.; Tucker, A.; West, N.; Lebina, L.; Martinson, N. A.; Dowdy, D.

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Diagnostic yield of sputum induction in patients with pleural tuberculosis at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi
pp. 1213-1216(4)
Authors: Sumalani, K. K.; Akhter, N.; Chawla, D.; Rizvi, N. A.

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Diagnostic yield of active case finding for tuberculosis at human immunodeficiency virus testing in Haiti
pp. 1217-1222(6)
Authors: Rivera, V. R.; Lu, L.; Ocheretina, O.; Jean Juste, M. A.; Julma, P.; Archange, D.; Moise, C. G.; Homeus, F.; Phanor, P. D.; Petión, S.; Cremieux, P-Y.; Fitzgerald, D. W.; Pape, J. W.; Koenig, S. P.

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Performance of a household tuberculosis exposure survey among children in a Latin American setting
pp. 1223-1227(5)
Authors: Coit, J.; Mendoza, M.; Pinedo, C.; Marin, H.; Chiang, S. S.; Lecca, L.; Franke, M.

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Relationship between airway obstruction and C-reactive protein levels in a community-based population of Korea
pp. 1228-1234(7)
Authors: Yoo, B.; Lee, S. H.; Kim, S. Y.; Leem, A. Y.; Chung, K. S.; Kim, E. Y.; Jung, J. Y.; Kang, Y. A.; Park, M. S.; Chang, J.; Kim, Y. S.; Park, Y.

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CORRESPONDENCE

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Beyond measurement: taking bold multisector actions towards zero catastrophic costs and suffering due to TB
pp. 1236-1236(1)
Authors: Pedrazzoli, D.; Houben, R.; Viney, K.; Lönnroth, Knut

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