Vietnamese doctors’ study published in international medical journal

A research study conducted by Vietnamese doctors in HCM City has been published in The Lancet, a highly esteemed international medical journal.

Dr. Hồ Ngọc Anh Vũ (left), 34, head of HCM City-based Mỹ Đức Hospital’s Fertility Support Department, performs a surgery on a patient. — Photo courtesy of Mỹ Đức Hospital

HCM CITY — A research study conducted by Vietnamese doctors in HCM City has been published in The Lancet, a highly esteemed international medical journal.

Released on Thursday (June 27), the study, with a focus on infertility, was led by Dr. Hồ Ngọc Anh Vũ, 34, head of the Mỹ Đức Hospital’s Fertility Support Department in Tân Bình District.

The paper was supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vương Thị Ngọc Lan, head of the Department of Medicine at HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

It delves into protocols for preparing the uterine endometrium to create an optimal environment for embryo transfer into the uterus.

The study emphasises the importance of tailoring protocols to individual patients as a singular approach may not be universally applicable.

By comparing the effectiveness of three commonly used protocols on 1,428 patients, the study provides invaluable scientific evidence that aids doctors in customising treatments for optimal outcomes.

The groundbreaking research, the first of its kind to analyse midterm results, underwent rigorous evaluation by an independent international data analysis board comprised of esteemed professors from England, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Despite facing temporary disruptions due to the pandemic in 2021, the research team diligently navigated challenging circumstances to resume activities when feasible.

This is the second time a Vietnamese medical research paper has been featured in The Lancet.

The previous study, published in April 2021, was also led by the research team at Mỹ Đức Hospital in collaboration with various domestic and international units.

The previous study focused on a comparison between intracytoplasmic sperm injection and conventional in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in couples with infertility where the male partner has normal total sperm count and motility.

It highlighted the rise in the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injections over the past two decades, despite the rate of male infertility remaining unchanged.

The Lancet is acknowledged as a premier source of information in the global medical and health science community. — VNS

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