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Department of Chest Medicine


A.        The clinical diagnosis and treatment of common pleural diseases

A. Regarding the commonly seen respiratory and chest related clinical assessments, such as cough, hemoptysis, chest tightness, chest pain, breathing difficulties, etc., The Department is equipped with a complete set of pulmonary function checking equipment.

                            i.                Pulmonary function tests: Regarding the pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry (with or without post bronchodilator test), provocation test, Plethysmography, 6 minute walk test, test of diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), etc., the patients with respiratory related diseases are targeted for a complete pulmonary function assessment to be carried out. 

                          ii.                Bronchoscopy: To assist in the diagnosis of lung cancer (tissue sections), removal of foreign bodies, airway narrowing, sputum specimen collection, etc.

                        iii.                Chest echography: To implement the inspection and treatment of pleural effusion aspiration and examination, chest tube placement, pleural tissue biopsies.

B. Hospitalized patients: The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, various respiratory tract and lung infections, the diagnosis and treatment of pleural effusion, etc.

C. Outpatient patients: The common outpatient services include:

                            i.                The treatment and tracking of general acute and chronic respiratory tract infections.

                          ii.                The complete assessment of chronic cough.

                        iii.                The assessment and treatment of sleep disorder breathing.

                        iv.                The assessment and tracking of lung tumors.

B.         Pulmonary Recovery Treatment

A.    The unit is one of the few domestic facilities with complete chest breathing rehabilitation equipment and personnel.

B.     Targeting patients with chronic respiratory tract diseases, arrange detailed and complete pleural function and exercise endurance assessments and design tailor-made individualized pleural recovery and exercise plans.

C. The related pulmonary rehabilitations include:

                            i.                Complete health education on diseases: From the perspective of the patient, the lung diseases and respiratory disease-related physiological disorders are to be explained by professional doctors and respiratory therapists, thereby establishing a consensus and the confidence for long-term pulmonary rehabilitation.

                          ii.                Diversified pulmonary rehabilitation and treatment:

1.          Breathing regulation and control and the technique for relaxing the muscles of the limbs and trunk.

2.          The technique of effective sputum removal.

3.          Negative ventilation, Intermittent positive pressure ventilation

4.          Exercise training for limb muscle, respiratory muscle, etc.

C.         Intensive care for severe diseases

A.        A wide range of respirators: Equipped with multiple functions including non-invasive ventilation model, lung restoration function, automatic pipeline resistance compensation, proportional pressure support, and automatic detachment software, necessary handling and treatment can be offered targeting various types of acute and chronic respiratory failures.

B.         Intensive care for severe diseases: Emergency care and treatment for severe infections, sepsis, multiple organ failures, coma, etc.

D.        The control and tracking of tuberculosis infection:

A.        Tuberculosis negative pressure isolation wards accept and treat patients with tuberculosis and provides medication and complete health education, as well as treatment result assessments, the side effects of drugs, etc.

B.         With a complete lineup of tuberculosis treatment team, the members include physicians, case managers, pharmacists, and social workers. Team meetings are regularly held to review and assess the clinical treatment results and related side effects, thereby assisting patients in handling situations that arise from home medication.

C.         In addition, outside the hospital, efforts are also rendered to assist the community in implementing the tuberculosis prevention and treatment plan and providing the general public with health education, as well as engaging in cooperation with other basic health institutions to prevent and treat tuberculosis in joint efforts.