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Avian influenza A (H5N1) in 10 patients in Vietnam.
BACKGROUND Recent outbreaks of avian influenza A (H5N1) in poultry throughout Asia have had major economic and health repercussions. Human infections with this virus were identified in Vietnam inExpand
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Fatal avian influenza A (H5N1) in a child presenting with diarrhea followed by coma.
In southern Vietnam, a four-year-old boy presented with severe diarrhea, followed by seizures, coma, and death. The cerebrospinal fluid contained 1 white cell per cubic millimeter, normal glucoseExpand
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Dexamethasone in Vietnamese adolescents and adults with bacterial meningitis.
BACKGROUND It is uncertain whether all adults with bacterial meningitis benefit from treatment with adjunctive dexamethasone. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlledExpand
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Risk Factors of Streptococcus suis Infection in Vietnam. A Case-Control Study
Background Streptococcus suis infection, an emerging zoonosis, is an increasing public health problem across South East Asia and the most common cause of acute bacterial meningitis in adults inExpand
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An Evidence-Based Algorithm for Early Prognosis of Severe Dengue in the Outpatient Setting
Summary Dengue is a common, sometimes life-threatening disease throughout tropical Asia and the Americas. We developed a clinically intuitive algorithm, the Early Severe Dengue Identifier, to assistExpand
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Hemostatic changes in Vietnamese children with mild dengue correlate with the severity of vascular leakage rather than bleeding.
The mechanisms underlying the bleeding manifestations and coagulopathy associated with dengue remain unclear, in part because of the focus of much previous work on severe disease without anExpand
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Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus in Vietnam
BackgroundHepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major public health problem globally. HBV genotypes and subgenotypes influence disease transmission, progression, and treatment outcome. A study wasExpand
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Microbiologic characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium tetani isolated from wounds of patients with clinically diagnosed tetanus.
Clostridium tetani is the etiologic agent of the muscle-spasming disease tetanus. Despite an effective vaccine, tetanus is an ongoing problem in some developing countries. Diagnosis by bacterialExpand
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Therapeutics for Dengue: Recommendations for Design and Conduct of Early-Phase Clinical Trials
This article describes considerations for the design and conduct of therapeutic trials in dengue. We have recommended a minimum set of clinical and laboratory endpoints in the belief that the fieldExpand
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Correction: Risk Factors of Streptococcus suis Infection in Vietnam. A Case-Control Study
The byline published in the correction is incorrect. The correct byline is: Ho Dang Trung Nghia, Le Thi Phuong Tu, Marcel Wolbers, Cao Quang Thai, Nguyen Van Minh Hoang, Tran Vu Thieu Nga, Le ThiExpand
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