The Vietnam Respiratory Society in collaboration with the French-Vietnamese Association of Pulmonology organized the Congress of Vietnam respiratory society – French-Vietnamese Association of Pulmonology 2023 (VNRS – AFVP 2023) in Ha Long city, Vietnam on 3-5 November 2023.
The Clinical Team of Tuberculosis Research Group at OUCRU leading by Dr. Le Hong Van presented three papers at the congress: “The value of GeneXpert MTB/RIF ultra and re-evaluating performance of Adenosine Deaminase for diagnosis of pleural tuberculous effusion” (Le Thi Thu Thao, MD), “The accuracy of the 3-gene RNA signature in Pulmonary Tuberculosis diagnosis” (Dang Thi Thanh Thao, MD) and “Latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers working at tuberculosis clinical settings: prevalence and risk factors” (Nguyen Hoang Van, MD, MSc).
Out of the 30 presentations delivered at the Research Report Session of the congress, OUCRU team was awarded the first prize for the presentation of Dr Dang Thi Thanh Thao, and the second prize for Dr Nguyen Hoang Van.
These presentations showcased the most recent advancements in scientific research and empowered medical professionals to incorporate innovative diagnostic methods into their patient care, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and improving patient outcomes regarding pulmonary tuberculosis as well as highlighted the importance of Latent Tuberculosis Infection screening for healthcare workers working in tuberculosis clinical settings.
The TB group also published the article “Novel tuberculosis diagnosis: from bench to bedside” in the Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN: 1859-3593) by Dr Le Hong Van, Dr Nguyen Thanh Van and Dr Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong. Full text of the paper is available in this link.