Department of Nephrology

The Department of Nephrology was founded in 1984, which include clinic, specialist clinic, blood purification unit; nutrition therapy station and laboratory.There are nearly 78 members consisting of 5 professors and 3 visiting professors, who are highly skilled in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of kidney diseases as well as blood purification therapy. The department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient-centred service possible to the patients with empathy, expertise and excellence. The medical services cover all aspects of nephrology including primary glomerular diseases, diabetic nephropathy, hypertension, amyloidosis, multiple myeloma, and systemic vasculitides (eg. ANCA vasculitis), autoimmune diseases (eg. lupus), acute kidney injury and end-stage renal disease. Our department also concerned with the blood purification therapy for critical illness, including MODS, sepses, ARDS, electrolyte disorder, severe autoimmune diseases, etc. The number of annual out-patients is more than 50,000 and approximately 3,000 inpatients are administrated throughout the year. More than 1,000 cases of transcutaneous songographic-guided renal biopsied are performed every year to make the correct diagnosis and integrate treatment for the patients. In addition, the following services are available including multidisciplinary medical managements, acute dialysis service, continuous renal replacement therapy, surgery of arteriovenous shunt creation, peritoneal dialysis training, diet educations for chronic kidney diseases, and specialized nephrology nursing. Since the hemodialysis unit was established in 1987, the technology progressed greatly with expanding faculty. All sorts of blood purification techniques were available, including hemodialysis (HD), continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), hemofiltration (HF), hemodiafiltration (HDF), hemoperfusion (HP), plasmapheresis (PE), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and immunoabsorption, providing salvage and treatment of acute and critical patients who are with acute/chronic renal failure, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), drug poisoning and so forth. There are 2,000 to 2,200 sessions of hemodialysis performed per month. Over 250 patients received peritoneal dialysis ever since 2006. The five-year survival rate of our dialysis patients has been reached to 51%, and the longest duration of dialysis to a single patient has been over 18 years.
The team is dedicated to doing scientific research that resulted in early diagnosis, novel treatments and prevention for acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases and the associated complications. In recent years, 12 grants were obtained from National Natural Science Foundation of China, which involved in mechanism of proteinuria associated renal tubulointerstitial injury, ischemic reperfusion-induced AKI and Lupus nephropathy. More than 80 papers were published in the international scientific journals and key Chinese medical journals, such as Clin Immunity, J Nephrology, J Integrative Biology, and Technology Improvement Award of both Chinese medicine (Grade 2) and Chongqing (Grade 2) were also achieved. 
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