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Department Overview
Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

 

Introduction of the Department

 

The Department of Pediatrics was established soon after the opening of Shuang-Ho Hospital. The department had successive openings of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sick Newborn Care Unit and the Pediatric Ward at that same year. Pediatric clinical services include outpatient, inpatient, electrophysiological examination, and various ultrasound examinations. Our department currently has twelve full-time attending physicians and three part-time attending physicians. The specialists provide patients and their family with coordination and integration of care.

 

The department upholds the concept of respecting the patient, community first service philosophy, and the pursuit of sustainable progress in order to provide the service.

 

Pediatric Subspecialties Services

 

Pediatric Specialties

Pediatric Neurology:

Infant epilepsy, nervous system infection, metabolic abnormalities, cerebral palsy, malformations of the nervous system, preterm baby’s growth and development tracking, developmental delay, headache, dizziness, convulsions, involuntary movements, weakness of the four limbs, muscle and nerve disorders, pediatric electrophysiology

Pediatric Infectious Diseases:

Pediatric viral and bacterial infection (fever of unknown origins, otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, flu, pharyngolaryngitis, and enterovirus)

Pediatric Gastroenterology:

Stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal bleeding, bloody stool, hepatitis, jaundice.

Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology:

Pediatric allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythmatosus, allergic vascular inflammation

Pediatric Cardiology:

Chest pain, arrhythmia, syncope, infants with congenital heart disease tracking, pediatric echocardiography.

Neonatology:

Complications in premature babies, babies of two months of general diseases, outpatient tracking for discharged newborns for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease of the newborns. Neonatal jaundice, breastfeeding consultation, infant feeding problems, complementary feeding health education, infant growth and development assessment, the assessment and tracking of premature infants, general neonatal problems, shortness of breath, constipation, diarrhea, regurgitation, cold/flu, skin eczema, etc.

Pediatric Nephrology

Children with urinary tract infection, renal tubular disease, acute and chronic renal failure, dysuria, hematuria, proteinuria, hydronephrosis, nephrotic syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, congenital urinary tract abnormalities

Pediatric Hemato-Oncology

Children with anemia, white blood cell disease, bleeding disorders, leukemia, brain tumor, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, Wilms' tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, malignant bone tumor, germ cell tumor and retinoblastoma.

Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
Congenital defects, genetic screening of infant abnormalities, familial genetic counseling and chromosomal abnormalities, particularly petite stature or obesity, slow growth, abnormal sexual symptoms, goiter, mental retardation

 

Pediatric Preventive Medicine Clinic

In addition to providing pediatric vaccination, the Well Baby Clinic also provides children with preventive health care. Through professional pediatric examinations, the clinic provides early childhood growth and development consultation. Thus, as the baby is growing up, the parents can detect diseases or abnormalities early and the baby can be treated early.

 

Inpatient Services

The hospital’s children's wards, operating with the concept of family centered and patient safety, provides various types of systemic disease care, preterm baby emergency care and transfer, treatment for children with acute and severe diseases, and holistic and comprehensive medical care for children with acute and chronic diseases. The children’s wards also apply relevant developmental theory to establish rapport with the child and the family to communicate effectively and construct a warm and safe ward environment.

 

Examination Services

The department provides various professional examinations including ultrasound, EEG, EMG, nerve conduction, evoked potentials, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron imaging to assist the physicians in making the correct diagnosis. The department also provides newborns with various screenings. The health status of newborn organs may have problems that do not show up from physical examinations. Screening includes rare diseases, brain ultrasound, echocardiography, renal ultrasonography and hearing screening. Together, the examination and the screening services are available to ensure the baby’s health.

 

 

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