Tran Quynh Nhu Nguyen

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SETTING Northern and Southern areas of Vietnam. OBJECTIVE To study the correlation between DNA fingerprinting of 168 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from patients with a particular historical past (political separation of Vietnam for 20 years) and data about geographical origin, drug susceptibility, HIV infection and BCG vaccination status. (More)
With substantial improvements in analytic techniques over the past decade, it has become possible to measure polychlorinated dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in human tissue in a congener-specific fashion down to the low parts per trillion level. This paper reviews findings using these new techniques from a number of recent medical and(More)
Molecular epidemiology and clinical impact of human rhinovirus (HRV) are not well documented in tropical regions. This study compared the clinical characteristics of HRV to other common viral infections and investigated the molecular epidemiology of HRV in hospitalized children with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Vietnam. From April 2010 to May(More)
Acute respiratory infections are the major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Human bocavirus (HBoV), a novel virus, is recognized to increasingly associate with previously unknown etiology respiratory infections in young children. In this study, the epidemiological, clinical, and molecular characteristics of HBoV infections were described in(More)
There have been claims of an increased risk for gestational trophoblastic disease (i.e., hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma) in Vietnam since the period of Agent Orange sprayings. In 1990, we conducted a case-control study in Ho Chi Minh City to investigate risk factors for gestational trophoblastic disease in Vietnam. Eighty-seven married women, all of(More)
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) comprises 15-20% of all skin cancers, accounting for over 700,000 cases in USA annually. Most cuSCC arise in association with a distinct precancerous lesion, the actinic keratosis (AK). To identify potential targets for molecularly targeted chemoprevention, here we perform integrated cross-species genomic analysis(More)
Information about viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) is essential for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, but it is limited in tropical developing countries. This study described the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of ARIs in children hospitalized in Vietnam. Nasopharyngeal samples were collected from children with ARIs at Ho Chi Minh(More)
Background Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most common, aggressive, and invasive human brain tumors. There are few reliable mechanism-based therapeutic approaches for GBM patients. The transcriptional repressor RE1 silencing transcriptional factor (REST) regulates the oncogenic properties of a class of GBM stem-like cells (high-REST [HR]-GSCs) in humans.(More)
To cope with problems arising from limited economic resources, the pediatric hospital of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, integrated several primary health care concepts into its overall policy: designation of priority diseases, adaptation of therapeutic modalities, decentralisation, and community funding. These concepts have been in use since 1988. Five diseases(More)
In remote areas in Vietnam essential drugs are often not available. Some of the reasons are inadequate resources and failure of distribution. All activities at the health stations are very weak, partly because of inappropriate usage of drugs and lack of fund for buying drugs. The object of the project was to establish sustainable provision of essential(More)