Lam Tien Nguyen

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PURPOSE Doxorubicin is effective in permanently removing muscle after direct injection into the eyelid for treatment of blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. However, patients often require two or more injection series before full abatement of their spasms is achieved. Local anesthetics cause muscle necrosis, followed by regeneration, a process that requires(More)
Local anesthetics, particularly bupivacaine, are known to be myotoxic to skeletal muscle. Injury is followed by satellite cell mediated regeneration. The eyelid is a common site for the injection of local anesthetics. Due to the complex anatomy of this region and the unique properties of facial musculature compared to limb skeletal muscle, the response of(More)
BACKGROUND Loss to follow-up (LTFU) is viewed as a major challenge in improving retention in HIV treatment. In Vietnam, the reasons for disengagement from clinics and the effect of injection drug use (IDU) on LTFU with unknown outcome (true LTFU) are not well known. METHODS Patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) from two HIV clinics in Hanoi were(More)
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