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Dr Ai-Lan Nguyen

Hello, I’m Ai-Lan, a Neurologist and Ph.D. candidate (Multiple Sclerosis) in the Clinical Outcomes Research (CORe) Unit.

Dr Ai-Lan Nguyen

Neurologist & Ph.D. Candidate (Multiple Sclerosis)

MBBS, BMedSc, FRACP

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a little bit about me

I am a neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with subspecialist experience in neuroimmunological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).

I am currently completing a PhD through the University of Melbourne and Clinical Outcomes Research (CORe) Unit, supported by a MS Research Australia postgraduate scholarship. My research interests involve investigating prediction markers, the utility of volumetric MRI and the role of pregnancy in patients with MS.

Publications

Predicting Infection Risk in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Treated with Ocrelizumab: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Nabil Seery, Sifat Sharmin, Vivien Li, Ai-Lan Nguyen, Claire Meaton, Roberts Atvars, Nicola Taylor, Kelsey Tunnell, John Carey, Mark P Marriott, Katherine A Buzzard, Izanne Roos, Chris Dwyer, Josephine Baker, Lisa Taylor, Kymble Spriggs, Trevor J Kilpatrick, Tomas Kalincik, Mastura Monif
CNS Drugs. 2021 Aug;35(8):907-918. doi: 10.1007/s40263-021-00810-3. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Fast and safe: Optimising multiple sclerosis infusions during COVID-19 pandemic
Louise Rath, Minh Viet Bui, Julian Ellis, John Carey, Josephine Baker, Lisa Taylor, Hasini Fernando, Nicola Taylor, Poppy Savage, Janene Richards, Michael Zhong, Tomas Kalincik, Olga Skibina, Robb Wesselingh, Ai-Lan Nguyen, Mastura Monif, Helmut Butzkueven, Anneke van der Walt
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Jan;47:102642. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102642. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Evaluating the perspective of patients with MS and related conditions on their DMT in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic in one MS centre in Australia
Nabil Seery, Vivien Li, Ai-Lan Nguyen, Izanne Roos, Katherine A Buzzard, Roberts Atvars, Nicola Taylor, Kelsey Tunnell, John Carey, Chris Dwyer, Hasini Fernandoa Lisa Taylor, Josephine Baker, Mark P Marriott, Trevor J Kilpatrick, Tomas Kalincik, Mastura Monif
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Nov;46:102516. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102516. Epub 2020 Sep 16.

Association of Pregnancy With the Onset of Clinically Isolated Syndrome
Ai-Lan Nguyen, Karolina Vodehnalova, Tomas Kalincik, Alessio Signori, Eva Kubala Havrdova, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Olga G Skibina, Alana Eastaugh, Lisa Taylor, Josephine Baker, Nicola McGuinn, Louise Rath, Vicki Maltby, Maria Pia Sormani, Helmut Butzkueven, Anneke Van der Walt, Dana Horakova, Vilija G Jokubaitis
JAMA Neurol. 2020 Dec 1;77(12):1496-1503. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.3324.

Long-Term Stability of Neuroaxonal Structure in Alemtuzumab-Treated Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Jillian K Chan, Elena Hernandez Martínez de Lapiscina, Carolyn Taylor, Ai-Lan Nguyen, Salut Alba-Arbalat, Virginia Devonshire, Ana-Luiza Sayao, Robert Carruthers, Fiona Costello, Anthony Traboulsee
J Neuroophthalmol. 2020 Mar;40(1):37-43. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000802.

Pregnancy and multiple sclerosis: Clinical effects across the lifespan
Ai-Lan Nguyen, Alana Eastaugh, Anneke van der Walt, Vilija G Jokubaitis
Autoimmun Rev. 2019 Oct;18(10):102360. doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2019.102360. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Family planning, antenatal and post partum care in multiple sclerosis: a review and update
Anneke Van Der Walt, Ai-Lan Nguyen, Vilija Jokubaitis
Med J Aust. 2019 Sep;211(5):230-236. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50113. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Incidence of pregnancy and disease-modifying therapy exposure trends in women with multiple sclerosis: A contemporary cohort study
Ai-Lan Nguyen, Eva Kubala Havrdova, Dana Horakova, Guillermo Izquierdo, Tomas Kalincik, Anneke van der Walt, Murat Terzi, Raed Alroughani, Pierre Duquette, Marc Girard, Alexandre Prat, Cavit Boz, Patrizia Sola, Diana Ferraro, Alessandra Lugaresi, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Michael Barnett, Francois Grand'Maison, Pierre Grammond, Cristina Ramo-Tello, Recai Turkoglu, Pamela McCombe, Eugenio Pucci, Maria Trojano, Franco Granella, Daniele Spitaleri, Vincent Van Pesch, Aysun Soysal, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Freek Verheul, Steve Vucic, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Mark Slee, Radek Ampapa, Julie Prevost, Jose Luis Sanchez Menoyo, Olga Skibina, Claudio Solaro, Javier Olascoaga, Cameron Shaw, Klaus Gregaard Madsen, Kerisha Naidoo, Robert Hyde, Helmut Butzkueven, Vilija Jokubaitis, MSBase Study Group
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019 Feb;28:235-243. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.01.003. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Validation of a precision tremor measurement system for multiple sclerosis
Thushara Perera, Wee-Lih Lee, Shivanthan A C Yohanandan, Ai-Lan Nguyen, Belinda Cruse, Frederique M C Boonstra, Gustavo Noffs, Adam P Vogel, Scott C Kolbe, Helmut Butzkueven, Andrew Evans, Anneke van der Walt
J Neurosci Methods. 2019 Jan 1;311:377-384. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2018.09.022. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of multiple sclerosis: emergence of B-cell-targeted therapies
Ai-Lan Nguyen, Melissa Gresle, Tessa Marshall, Helmut Butzkueven, Judith Field
Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Jul;174(13):1895-1907. doi: 10.1111/bph.13780. Epub 2017 Apr 26.