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Neurology Department


    The neurology department of our hospital was established in 1960s, one of the earliest established specialist in Shaanxi Province. As the key dicpline of Xi’an Medicine, our neurology department is also the master degree program in both Schools of Medicine of Xi'an Jiaotong University and Yan’an University. Over the past half century, with the unremitting efforts of several generations of neurologists, the department has enjoyed the reputation in Xi’an for its superb diagnosis and treatment techniques and excellent service. Currently, it has 110 beds, equipped with advanced facilities for neurological intensive care unit (N-ICU), an attached Xi'an Institute of Neurological Diseases. The number of outpatient and emergency clinics is more than 30,000, with more than 4,000 patients admitted annually, of which 20% are critically ill patients.

    The diagnosis and treatment technology of our department has reached the domestic advanced level. We provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for rare and stubborn nervous system diseases such as: Wilson's disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, globus pallidus degeneration, heperidine, POEMS syndrome, CJD, Disease, hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, refractory epilepsy, autoimmune encephalitis, etc. Our department first diagnosed the first case of Hashimoto's encephalopathy, the first case of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy and CADASIL in the northwest. Our department is currently the only unit in the province that carries out Botox treatment of hemifacial spasm and dystonia, up to the leading domestic level. 
    Set up earlier, the NICU in our department boasts rich experience in rescuing the critically ill patients and has a higher success rate of rescuing in such diseases as the myasthenia crisis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, status epilepticus, severe stroke, optic neuromyelitis and other diseases. In 2000, the department set up the green channel for acute ischemic stroke rt-PA intravenous thrombolysis, first treatment center for cerebrovascular disease in the Northwestern region with the the largest number of cases. Currently, it has successfully established an experienced and skilled neurological intervention team through maturely carrying out ischemic cerebrovascular intravascular interventional therapy (carotid stenosis stenting, acute occlusion of the artery ultra-early mechanical opening, broken bolt and embolectomy, cerebral blood flow assessment and perioperative management) and intracranial aneurysm coil embolization technology. 
    Our department has set up special disease clinic specifically for epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Social benefits have been achieved as a result of standardized treatment and management, regular patient education and gratuitous treatment. Established in 2011 and equipped with advanced rehabilitation physiotherapy equipment, the neuro-rehabilitation center in our department has conducted physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), physical agency, traditional acupuncture rehabilitation. Currently, we have created a standardized neurological rehabilitation team and gained much rehabilitation experience in dealing with normal and acute strokes.
    Our department currently undertakes three projects of National Natural Science Foundation, seven projects of Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province and one clinical project of the Ministry of Health, over 20 items of science and technology projects in the provincial and municipal levels. Our department won the second prize of scientific and technological progress hosted by the Ministry of Health, 5 science and technology progress awards, provincially and municipally, and now part of the master degree program in both Schools of Medicine of Xi'an Jiaotong University and Yan’an University, undertakes the neurology clinical teaching to the undergraduates from the Schools of Medicine of the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an Jiaotong University and Yan’an University, commits to the the provincial neurology specialist training and resident doctor training. In recent years, more than 120 articles were published in domestic and foreign core journals, more than 10 papers were included in SCI and 8 monographs have been published.