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Nephrology

Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology was independently founded from the division of Endocrine & Metabolism in 1979. The first chief of division, Dr. Shiao, established the fifth hemodialysis center in Taiwan. Dr. Wu was the second chief of division in 1985 and then Dr. Kuo took office the third chief of division in 1990. During the Dr. Kuo`s management, peritoneal dialysis center was established in 1995 and also expanded the business of hemodialysis center. By the time Dr. Kuo's retirement on April 25, 2005,the business of hemodialysis center had reached 1,950 person-time per month and 21 patients underwent the therapy of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

The Division of Nephrology provides 30-40 general and 30 hemodialysis beds,3 nephrologists is responsible for patient-care teaching and research. Diagnostic methods include urinalysis, biochemistry,trace elements,hormones,radiology,ultrasonography,CT scanning and magnetic resonance imaging,etc.

Renal biopsy (immunofluorescence,light and electron microscopy) is also used for diagnosing various renal disorders. Renal function laboratory offers information and data for those patients presenting with electrolyte and acid-base disturbance.

Treatment modalities include drugs,diet, hemodialysis,continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis,plasmaphoresis, hemoperfusion and continuous renal replacement therapy. Hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treat patient with acute or chronic renal failure, poisoning and heatstroke with rhabdomyolysis.

CRRT(continous renal replacement therapy) including CVVH,CVVHD treat patient with renal failure under unstable hemodynamic status.

Specialists

Nephrology Introduction
Name Comment
Jeng-Chuan Shiang, M.D Chief of Division of Nephrology
Ming –Kai Tsai, M.D. Attending Physician
I-Hung Chen, MD Attending Physician

The Division of infectious diseases belongs to the department of internal medicine in Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital. Originally it was established as the division of infectious diseases in Apr. 2003 due to the new policy. Dr. Ren-Jy Ben was the first chief of the division and was responsible for the medical care and related affairs including : Prevention and Mann fluent of communicable diseases and infectious diseases as well as the policy of appropriate use for antibiotics for inpatients. Chief of division of infectious diseases Dr. Ren-Jy Ben (Since Apr. 2003 till now)