This is the largest comprehensive hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in Henan Province. It has 1,700 beds, one national medical master, 7 experts who have made national outstanding contributions, 20 well-known veteran doctors of traditional Chinese medicine, and 11 outstanding Henan provincial experts.811
Kidney transplantation has become the hospital’s brand and signature service.812 the kidney transplant department has a well-established management model for kidney transplantation.813 it uses state-of-the-art perioperative examination methods and is capable of performing various types of cross-matching before transplantation, biopsy pathology for kidney transplantation, etc. In particular, the medical team combines traditional chinese and western treatment methods, and thus minimizes the incidence of chronic allograft nephropathy to a large extent. Its advanced follow-up system improves long-term graft survival.814
The kidney transplant department has 50 in-patient beds and over 30 medical professionals.
Chief surgeon Wang Guangce of the urologic surgery department is the vice chairman of the henan organ transplant society. Wang started his engagement in kidney transplants at the zhengzhou air force hospital (now PLA no. 153 hospital) in 1988. In 1993, he received further training in kidney transplantation at the xinqiao hospital of the pla third military medical university.815 he has led over 1,000 kidney transplant surgeries to date.816
The hospital’s website states that the urologic surgery department has completed more than 700 kidney transplants to date.817 wang’s expert profile on the website indicates that he has experience in leading more than 1,000 kidney transplants.818 in a conference notice for december 2014, the website stated that wang has experience in managing more than 1,400 kidney transplants.819 in that case, why is his 2016 total 400 fewer than that of 2014?
In Wang’s july 2006 paper titled “discussing factors affecting kidney re-transplants (a report of 50 cases),” he analyzed 50 re-transplants out of his 810 kidney transplants. Among the 50 cases, 46 were second Transplants, 3 were third transplants, and one was a fourth transplant. Five of the cases were orthotopic re-transplants within 10 days of the original transplant operation. The duration between transplants and re-transplants among the 50 cases ranged between 2 hours and 8 years.820
This indicates that, as of July 2006, Wang Guangce had performed at least 810 kidney transplants. In 5 such cases,
a second kidney and its “doner” was found and transplanted within 10 days. In at least one case, another kidney was found within 2 hours. Thus behind the scenes,some individual transplant patients have taken the lives of 3-4 people, i.e. 3-4 “donors”.
The following year, Wang’s article titled “Effects and Influencing Factors of Second Kidney Transplants” included one case in which the first transplant led to a severe rejection response. The transplanted kidney was then removed, and, within two hours, a second kidney from the same donor was transplanted in its place.821
This indicates that the donor was located near the surgery location, waiting to have the second kidney extracted. In addition, the donor must have been living in order to guarantee warm ischemia times within the prescribed time limits (the organ must be removed and filled with perfusion fluid before blood coagulates).