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[Medical Update] Asian Bird Flu

Avian flu, also known as "bird flu", refers to a family of flu viruses that mainly affect birds. Two strains of bird flu are known to cause severe and fatal illness in people: H5N1 and H7N9. People generally have no immunity against these viruses.


The medical team of Family Medical Practice Vietnam has added another first to its lengthy list of accomplishments during its more than 20-year history. It recently fulfilled a patient’s family wish of returning him to his home-country by air ambulance on an ECMO machine and dialysis. This is the second time in three years that a complicated mission as this takes place in Vietnam. This achievement has turns FMP into the country’s first medical center able to fly ECMO patients overseas. As of today, only a very limited number of leading hospitals in six countries world-wide have this expertise.


In recent years, we have noticed in our clinic an alarming rise in the number of children who suffer from Myopia - “Shortsightedness”. Worldwide, there has been more than 60% increase in children with Myopia over the past 30 years. A large survey done in Taiwan last year reveals that about 20% of first grade and over 60% of sixth grade children need glasses.

Zika Virus

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Endometriosis (by Dr. Aron Schuftan)

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue, similar to the tissue that normally grows inside the uterus, also grows outside of the uterus. The tissue inside the uterus is called "endometrium" and the tissue outside of the uterus is called "endometriosis". Mô bên trong tử cung gọi là “nội mạc tử cung”, còn mô bên ngoài tử cung được gọi là “lạc nội mạc tử cung”.

[Saigon Times] Emergency Medical Response Center in the offing

The emergency medical response center in HCMC of Family Medical Practice underwent a full simulation of the ProQA software program last week. Currently under development, the center will be in full operation by the end of May. The center will be accessible in both Vietnamese and English via the dedicated number of assistance *9999. Once in place, the center will boast a fleet of international standard ambulances to respond to the emergency needs of patients. It is limited to districts 1,2 and 3 in the initial time.

[Word] New Emergency Medical Response Center Passes First Test

A soon-to-be completed Emergency Medical Response Center in Ho Chi Minh City went through a full simulation of its ProQA software programme last week.

[Medical Alert] Dengue Fever in Vietnam 2016

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, nearly 50,000 dengue fever cases were reported from 48 provinces of Vietnam in 2016, of which 17 were reported dead. In Central Highlands alone, there were 7,500 cases.

Meningococcal Meningitis

Meningococcal meningitis can be fatal or cause great harm without prompt treatment. As many as one out of five people who contract the infection have serious complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 15% of those who survive are left with disabilities that include deafness, brain damage, and neurological problems. Here's what you need to know about the symptoms of meningococcal meningitis and ways to prevent and treat it.

Autism Awareness Month

The first three years of life are period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby's development. If you have any concerns about your child's developmental progress, it is crucial to take action, and to arrange for a routine developmental screening as early identification and intervention are essential.