Nguyen Cong Long

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Several forms of psychological stress result in a rise in body temperature in rats. In this study, we report that rats housed at a low ambient temperature (11.1 degrees C) develop stress-induced rises in body temperature that do not differ from the responses seen when the animals are kept at a temperature within their thermoneutral zone (24.7 degrees C).(More)
Psychological stress (e.g., exposure to a novel environment) causes a rapid rise in body temperature in rats. In this study, we examined the roles of physical activity and the immune cytokine tumor necrosis factor or cachectin (TNF) in this temperature change. The elevation in temperature of rats exposed to cage-switch stress during the day correlated(More)
Vietnam is one of the countries with a high rate of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, but there are only a few reports about relation of HBV genotypes and mutations to clinical course in Northern Vietnam. The characteristics of HBV and its relationship to clinical outcome in patients from Northern Vietnam were analyzed. Serum samples were collected from(More)
This paper proposes a heart disease diagnosis system using rough sets based attribute reduction and interval type-2 fuzzy logic system (IT2FLS). The integration between rough sets based attribute reduction and IT2FLS aims to handle with high-dimensional dataset challenge and uncertainties. IT2FLS utilizes a hybrid learning process comprising fuzzy c-mean(More)
This paper describes an approach using Firefly Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithm to optimize the parameters of Takagi-Sugeno-Kang (TSK) fuzzy logic system (both type-1 and type-2) in order to find the optimal fuzzy logic system for sea water level prediction. The obtained results of the simulations performed are compared among(More)
1. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the intraperitoneal (I.P.), intravenous (I.V.) or intrapreoptic area (POA) injection of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on the body temperature of restrained and unrestrained rats. The effect of I.P. PGE2 on the body temperature of rats during fever induced by I.P. injection of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1(More)
We examined the effects of intravenous (IV) or intracerebro-ventricular (ICV) injection of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on the rectal temperature of restrained rats. The IV injection of PGE2 (0.5 mg/kg) caused hypothermia in rats with high initial rectal temperatures, but caused an elevation in rectal temperature in those animals whose starting temperatures were(More)
The effect of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) on the febrile response to interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) was investigated in rats. While both of these substances are capable of causing fever when injected into rats, an earlier study showed that the injection of antiserum against TNF-alpha enhanced endotoxin [lipopolysaccharide (LPS)] fever,(More)
The present study was carried out to determine whether interleukin-1 (IL-1) production occurs in the rabbit organum vasculosum laminae terminalis (OVLT) during fever induced by endotoxin. The intravenous (i.v.) injection of endotoxin (4 micrograms/kg) caused significant fever in rabbits. Through the use of in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical(More)