The Department of Nephrology of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University is a key specialist department of National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Beijing Municipal Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member unit of the Nephrology Department of Capital Medical University, and a management base for clinical trials of drugs. The National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine has set up a National Heritage Studio for Professor Zhang Binghou, a famous veteran physician of TCM. The Department of Nephrology has a glorious history of more than 60 years since its establishment. It boasts Yao Zhengping, Zhang Zizhen, Zhang Binghou and other many famous veteran physicians of TCM. At present, there are 26 doctors, 24 nurses and 1 technician in the department, including 15 doctors with senior professional title, 7 doctors with doctoral degree, 2 postdoctors, 1 postdoctoral cooperative supervisor and 3 postgraduate supervisors. It also has 1 National Famous Veteran Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Famous Doctor of Chinese Medicine in the Capital, 1 member of National Excellent Clinical Chinese Medicine Talents Project, one member of the Fifth Batch of High-level Health Technical Personnel Training Plan of Beijing Health System ("215 Talents"), 3 members of Talents Training Plan of Beijing Municipal Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine ("125 Talents"), 2 members Traditional Chinese Medicine Excellent Talents of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 12 academic inheritors of National Famous Veteran Doctor of Chinese Medicine and 1 academic inheritor of Beijing Famous Veteran Doctor of Chinese Medicine.
Department of Nephrology of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University was established in the 1950s. By inheriting and developing the valuable academic thoughts including "Eight Methods in Tonifying Kidney" of Zhang Binghou, "Mingmen (GV 4) -Triple Energizer Theory" of Yao Zhengping, the national famous veteran doctors of TCM, and "invigorating kidney and promoting blood circulation, treating kidney disease from dampness" of Zhang Shengrong, the famous doctor for kidney disease of TCM, and under the leadership of Zhao Wenjing, the current department director, it has made progresses in the construction of key specialist department for kidney disease of TCM, establishment of characteristic departments of TCM, and improvements of diagnosis and treatment technology, medical service ability, scientific research innovation, personnel training and other aspects, ranking among the best in hospitals of same level.
Department of Nephrology is equipped with outpatient department, ward, blood purification center, emergency room, peritoneal dialysis treatment room, colon dialysis room, medicine bathroom and TCM comprehensive treatment room. Its clinic treatment features Chinese medicine and attaches great attention to the combination of integrative medicine. It has rich experience in diagnosis and treatment of difficult renal disease and has formulated a complete set of therapies with Chinese characteristics for acute and chronic renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, chronic nephritis, refractory nephrotic syndrome, urinary system infection, purpura nephritis and other diseases diagnosis and treatment programs. Moreover, it is good at using Chinese medicine to treat refractory nephrotic syndrome with hormone dependence and resistance, membranous nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, chronic renal failure, recurrent urinary tract infection and other diseases. It has carried out hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hemoperfusion, continue blood purification, plasma exchange and peritoneal dialysis catheterization, temporary and long-term catheter implantation in hemodialysis, angioplasty internal fistula and other surgical techniques, which brings hope to patients with end-stage renal disease and critical condition. At the same time, it has employed many distinctive therapies of TCM, such as Chinese medicine enema, coloclysis, colon drip, traditional Chinese medicine bath, acupoint application, ultrasonic penetration of traditional Chinese medicine.
Department of Nephrology pays attention to the construction of special clinic for predominant diseases, and has established outpatient clinics for chronic renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, nephrotic syndrome, edema and frequency of urine, which has obtained good therapeutic effect and has obvious advantages.
The department lays emphasis on the inheritance of experience of famous veteran experts, development of teachers and improvement of teaching ability, thus forming a high-quality teaching team and being a member of the second batch of Beijing excellent teaching teams for standardized training of TCM resident doctors. Now, it has been a base of class classroom teaching, clinical teaching and practical learning for undergraduate and graduate students of Capital Medical University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, while undertaken standardized training and other teaching work for resident doctors.
In terms of scientific research, by taking difficult kidney disease as a breakthrough, focusing on the preponderant diseases and the characteristic advantages of traditional Chinese medicine and learning form the academic thoughts of Professor Zhang Binghou, the academic leader of this department, national famous veteran doctor of Chinese medicine and the famous doctor of Chinese medicine in the capital, and the clinical experience of Professor Zhang Shengrong, the academic leader of this department, the department has developed towards a stable scientific research direction and established a team of talents with scientific research thinking and ability. The department has established clinical specimen bank and clinical database of nephropathy, focusing on the clinical and basic research about prevention and treatment of diabetic nephropathy and membranous nephropathy with traditional Chinese medicine and characteristic studying about treatment of kidney disease with classic prescription. In recent years, the scientific research ability and achievements of the department have progressed by leaps and bounds.
The Department of Nephrology of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Attached to Capital Medical University is committed to maintaining the health of patients and improving its clinical efficacy. It has a high academic influence in the industry and has a good reputation and evaluation among patients with nephropathy. Through continuous efforts, the Department of Nephrology will provide more high-quality and efficient medical services for the all patients.