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July-September 2019| Vol 68| Issue 3

Editorial

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease: can we do better?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major worldwide health problem and severe burden for all healthcare systems in the world. Despite the under-recognition in clinical practice, questi...


Brief Report

Evaluation of GeneXpert as a new diagnostic tool for detection of pulmonary tuberculosis

Background Over the past decade, genotyping of Tuberculosis strains has become an increasingly valuable tool in tuberculosis (TB) control. Molecular epidemiology has helped to identify...


Original Article

Treatment outcomes of tuberculosis among new smear-positive and retreatment cases: a retrospective study in two Egyptian governorates

Background Tuberculosis (TB) affects millions of people every year and is considered one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, being more than HIV/AIDS. Objective The objective of ...


Original Article

Detection of drug-resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis using Geno Type MTBDRplus assay in smear-positive cases

Background Multidrug-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has become an annoying health problem with supreme concern in the developing countries. Several methods of detection of MDR-TB have devel...


Original Article

The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes patients, Zagazig University Hospitals, Egypt

Background and objective Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) commonly coexist. Both could be associated with a number of pathophysiological derangements involved...


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The Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, a publication of The Official Journal of Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis AND Arab Thoracic Association, is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal.

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