Le Hong Van

Name
Le Hong Van, MD, MSc

Position
PhD student

About
Dr Le Hong Van graduated from the Ho Chi Minh city University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2003 and received her Master degree in 2010. She has been a lecturer of Internal Medicine Department of Ho Chi Minh city University of Medicine and Pharmacy since 2006. She practiced in Cho Ray Hospital from 2006 to 2010 and in Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital from 2010 to 2017. She completed her Diplome Universitaire en Pulmonology from Paris Descartes University in 2017.

Her main interests include pleural diseases, tuberculosis and auto-immune diseases.

She started her PhD training in OUCRU HCMC in June 2017. She will spend her four years in OUCRU to study the host determinants on treatment outcome of multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. The incidence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is increasing in Vietnam and worldwide. The mortality is still high despite a prolonged and expensive combination of drugs. Yet both the genetic and non-genetic determinants of treatment outcome remains poorly understood. Her PhD project will focus on the impacts of host inflammatory phenotypes regulated by leukotriene A4 hydrolase genotypes and comorbilities including diabetes mellitus and vitamin D deficiency on treatment outcome of MDR-TB. Better understanding in pathophysiology of MDR-TB might provide a foundation for a comprehensive management and a novel personalized therapy.

Publications

Le Thuong Vu, Le Hong Van. “Mixed connective tissue disease with interstitial pneumonia and pleural effusion: a case report”, Journal of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh city. 2016. Volume 20:1, pp 71 – 75. (Nhân một trường hợp viêm phổi mô kẽ và tràn dịch màng phổi do bệnh mô liên kết hỗn hợp)

Le Hong Ngoc, Le Van Nhi, Phạm Long Trung, Le Hong Van. “The characteristics of first line tuberculosis drug resistance in smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis coinfected with HIV patients at Pham Ngoc Thach hospital”, Journal of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh city. 2012. Volume 16:1, pp 193 –198. (Đặc điểm của lao phổi kháng thuốc hàng thứ nhất ở bệnh nhân đồng nhiễm HIV tại bệnh viên Phạm Ngọc Thạch)

Tran Van Ngoc, Le Hong Van, Nguyen Thi Hong Anh, Le Hong Ngoc. “The value of adenosine deaminase and interferon gamma in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion.”, Journal of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh city. 2011. Volume 15:1, pp 319 – 323. (Giá trị của adenosine deaminase và interferon gamma trong chẩn đoán tràn dịch màng phổi do lao)

Pham Long Trung, Le Hong Ngoc, Le Hong Van. “Drug resistance tuberculosis in smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis coinfected with HIV patients at Pham Ngoc Thach hospital: clinical and paraclinical features”, Journal of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh city. 2011. Volume 15:1, pp 442 – 446. (Lao kháng thuốc ở bệnh nhân lao đồng nhiễm HIV tại bệnh viện Phạm Ngọc Thạch: đặc điểm lâm sàng và cận lâm sàng)

Nguyen Xuan Bich Huyen, Le Thuong Vu, Nguyen Thi Hong Anh, Le Tran Minh Thu, Le Hong Van. “The diagnostic value of interferon gamma in indentifying origins of exudative pleural effusion”, Journal of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh city. 2008. Volume 12:1, pp 30 – 36. (Giá trị chẩn đoán của interferon gamma trong chẩn đoán nguyên nhân tràn dịch màng phổi dịch tiết)