Families of patients with liver failure quickly find liver transplantation specialists through the Good Doctor online app
Recently, a moving scene occurred in Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine. Xiaojun (a pseudonym), an 18-year-old young man from Anhui, resolutely donated 510 grams of his liver to save his dying mother.
Finding a liver transplant specialist is the key to sudden liver failure
According to reports, a month ago, Xiaojun’s mother had a sudden high fever, worsening yellowish skin, poor appetite, Symptoms such as weakness of limbs and edema of lower limbs. After examination, she was diagnosed with fulminant liver failure in the decompensated stage of liver cirrhosis caused by drug-induced hepatitis. Although the local hospital is actively carrying out treatment, due to the rapid development of the disease, the patient has suffered from liver coma such as lethargy, and his life is at stake. The local hospital recommended that they go to Shanghai to find Professor Xia Qiang of Renji Hospital for liver transplantation, and there may be a chance for them.
“But we don’t know anyone in Shanghai, let alone find such a big hospital, such a big expert”, this put the patient’s family into a problem again. Reluctantly, the patient’s family began to search for Professor Xia Qiang’s information on the Internet. Soon, they inquired about Professor Xia Qiang’s information on the Haodafu online APP, and found that they could also apply for Professor Xia’s overtime clinic service for free, and directly make an appointment for Professor Xia’s outpatient clinic the next day. What made people even more overjoyed was that they received a response immediately after pressing the button to ask for help. Professor Xia arranged for them to go to Shanghai for medical treatment the next day.
The family members of the patient passed a good doctor The online APP quickly contacted Professor Xia Qiang
The operation is urgent, and the son donated liver to save his mother
It is reported that on March 8, the family just arrived at Renji Hospital, and Xiaojun’s mother again Further confusion occurred, and the operation was urgent. In order to save his mother’s life, after learning that his relatives can donate liver, Xiaojun immediately offered to donate half of his liver to save his mother. “No matter what method is used, please save mother first.” After a series of inspections, Xiaojun’s liver meets the matching requirements.
The operation is scheduled for March 18, which is also the “National Liver Love Day”. Starting at 9 o’clock in the morning, after nearly 6 hours of surgery, Xiaojun’s 510 grams of liver was successfully transplanted into his mother after revascularization and biliary tract reconstruction. Today, both mother and son are in a stable condition.
“This mother has a very great son,” Professor Xia Qiang said in an interview with Dragon TV. Professor Xia Qiang is the Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of Liver Surgery of Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of the International Society of Liver Transplantation and a member of the Standing Committee of the Organ Transplant Physician Branch of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. He has made outstanding contributions to the surgical treatment of tumors and liver transplantation in adults and children. In 2008, Professor Xia Qiang had been stationed on the online platform of Good Doctor. In the past 13 years, he has helped 2,540 patients, and received 257 positive comments from patients and 165 patient thank-you letters.
It is reported that the Department of Liver Surgery, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, is a national key clinical department of organ transplantation and the largest liver transplant center in the world. The department focuses on the treatment of liver tumors and other end-stage liver diseases. By the end of 2019, more than 5,000 liver transplant operations have been completed, and the number of operations has ranked first in the country for nine consecutive years.
Internet medical platform for treatment Provide a green channel
In this race against time for treatment, not only the collaboration and exquisite medical skills of Professor Xia Qiang’s team, but also the Internet medical platform-Good Doctor Online also played an important role. The timely treatment of Jun’s mother opened the green channel. It is reported that Haodafu Online was established in 2006 and is a well-known Internet medical platform in the country. As of March 2021, 230,000 doctors across the country have registered on the platform with real names, and cumulatively served more than 70 million patients.
Although doctors and patients are often separated by thousands of miles, Good Doctor Online has become a fast green channel between doctors and patients. Before seeing a doctor, patients can contact the appropriate doctor online, and in the follow-up visit During the recovery process, patients can continue to keep in touch with their primary doctor online and receive professional remote guidance. This also provides more convenient conditions for Xiaojun and his mother’s rehabilitation after returning home. I believe that with the help of Director Xia Qiang and the Internet, Xiaojun’s mother and son will recover soon.