Clinical Departments at Xinhua Hospital

Department of Digestive Disease

Clinical Feature: The department is staffed by 25 doctors, 56% of them having senior professional title, and manages 56 beds. It provides specialist clinic services for the treatment of liver disease, undertakes clinical research on fatty liver and viral hepatitis, and participates in formulating protocols for the prevention and monitoring of primary liver cancer in the Asia-Pacific Region and the documents concerning the prevention of "non-viral hepatitis-related liver cancer". To provide relevant clinical and basic research information. It has opened two major professional websites, one on fatty liver among Chinese at “www.zhzfg.com" and the other on inflammatory bowel disease at www.combatIBD.com. The department has made significant progress in the field of the gene therapy for liver fibrosis and found that silent CTGF gene and uPA gene-modified stem cells may influence the process of experimental hepatic fibrosis.

Director: Fan Jiangao

Medical Speciality: Diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases, especially chronic liver diseases; treatment of fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease and obesity; liver injury related to diabetes and hyperlipidemia

Department of Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Feature: The department is staffed with 20 doctors and manages 50 beds. The Respiratory Intensive Care Ward of the department takes meticulous care of the patients with severe respiratory failure. The Function Room and Sleep Monitoring Room have been expanded, providing better services and supporting researches. The department organizes the multi-disciplinary film-reading conference every Tuesday morning on difficult chest imaging, with participants from other departments like Radiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, solving a lot of difficult clinical problems. The specialized clinics featuring snoring, asthma, stopping smoking, etc. has attracted out-patients who have received standardized treatment.

Director: Guo Xuejun

Medical Speciality: The standardized treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular disease (pulmonary embolism), lung cancer and the X-ray diagnosis of difficult and complex diseases in respiratory system

Department of Hematology and Oncology

Clinical Feature: The department has 15 doctors, of whom 46.7% have senior professional titles, and 42 beds. 38 cases of the blood cell separation and 9 hematopoietic stem cell transplants were performed in 2008, one being allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant on relapsed or refractory leukemia, and another one being the transplant involving an unrelated donor from Taiwan. Currently the three-month and one-year survival rates of the patients who have received transplants in our department reach 100%. The complete remission rate in the treatment of lymphoma with strong heterogeneity has been up to 86%, 1-year disease-free survival rate has climbed to 75%. By attaching great importance to the standardization of treatment pathway and conventional diagnosis and treatment, the department has raised the overall level of treatment.

Director: Liang Hui

Medical Speciality: The diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of pediatric and adult blood system, particularly the treatment of malignant blood tumors, leukemia and various difficult and complex blood diseases; pediatric and adult bone marrow transplantation and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

Department of Nephrology

Clinical Feature: The department has 18 doctors, of whom 33.3% have senior professional titles, and 51 beds. The number of discharged patients in 2008 was 1075 and the number of outpatient visits was nearly 51,000. 200 cases of percutaneous renal biopsy were performed. Three specialized OPD clinics of IgA nephropathy, peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis have been newly established. The application of automatic peritoneal dialysis machine for peritoneal dialysis has effectively reduced infection in the procedure while enhancing the effectiveness. The new approach of integrating prevention and treatment of IgA nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease has been adopted and the clinical features in renal replacement therapy of end-stage renal disease have been formed.

Director: Jiang Gengru

Medical Speciality: Both the non-dialysis and dialysis treatment of IgA nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, systemic vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal failure (uremia)

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