We are dedicated to provide comprehensive and one-stop paediatric service to children in different developmental stages. Our professional team is composed of paediatricians, dentists, and a number of professionals with experience in child development assessment and therapy, and child behavioral therapy. We assist parents to recognize and handle their children’s growth problems as early as possible.
Pediatric specialist disease diagnosis and treatment
• Pediatric specialist disease diagnosis and treatment
• Arrangements and services for acute inpatient in private hospitals
• Hospitalized examination and treatment of newborn babies
Child Vaccination Service
Toddlers and children's vaccine health care plan is under the responsibility of pediatric specialists, who provide comprehensive healthy growth checks and various immunizations for infants and young children at different stages of growth and development.
These include vaccines not provided by the Maternal and Child Health Center:
• Six-in-one/Five-in-one cell-free mixed vaccine
• Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
• Rotavirus oral vaccine
• New type B meningococcal vaccine
• Meningococcal conjugate vaccine
• 4-pox mixed vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella mixed vaccine)
• Hepatitis a vaccine
• Japanese encephalitis vaccine
• Human papillomavirus vaccine
Before each vaccination, the pediatrician will conduct regular physical growth checks for the child, as well as provide nursing and medical knowledge to take care of the baby, so as to help parents reduce unnecessary worries about taking care of the baby. The center also provides vaccination services from school children to adolescents.
Newborn infant metabolic disease screening
A small number of newborn babies (about 1/4,000) may suffer from a disease called "congenital metabolic defect". Metabolic diseases are due to defects in genetic factors, leading to a lack of certain enzymes and hindering metabolism. The effects include the lack of some essential substances for the human body, or the accumulation of toxic substances. If these diseases are not treated early, it may lead to serious consequences, including growth problems, learning difficulties, and intellectual disability. In severe cases, it can lead to lifelong physical disability and even death.
Most of the newborn babies who are sick have no obvious symptoms at birth, and these symptoms are often difficult to detect or easily mistaken for other infant diseases. These include loss of appetite, vomiting, muscle weakness, lethargy, developmental delay, and even epilepsy or sudden death. If it can be detected and treated early, it can avoid serious and long-term effects on the health and development of the baby.
Currently, there are two main methods of screening for metabolic diseases, including blood or urine screening. The difference between the two is the number and invasiveness of metabolic diseases detected. About 30 kinds of metabolic diseases are screened for blood, including amino acid disorders, fatty acid oxidation disorders and organic acid disorders. However, there are many types of metabolic diseases, and not all metabolic diseases are included in the screening. The method is simple, just need to puncture the baby's foot to collect a few drops of blood on the jam to detect. Generally, babies need to be breast-fed for 1 day to draw blood within 7 days after birth, and the report results can be known within a few days. As for urine screening, different screening methods are used.
Paediatric Neurology Services and Electroencephalogram (EEG)
There are a wide range of pediatric cranial nervous system diseases, including encephalopathy, congenital cranial nerve abnormalities, cerebral palsy, migraine, tics, cranial nerve diseases related to genes or chromosomes, metabolic abnormalities, storage diseases, etc. . Especially encephalopathy, commonly known as epilepsy, is more common.
The etiology of encephalopathy is mostly not obvious, especially in early-onset patients may be related to genetic factors. Other causes include congenital infections, dystocia at birth, hypoxia or damage to the brain, encephalitis, meningitis, brain tumors or abnormal metabolism. The onset is mainly due to the abnormal discharge of brain nerve cells, which causes paroxysmal transient brain nerve dysfunction. Encephalopathy can be classified into whole brain and local epilepsy. In addition to clinical diagnosis, EEG examination can assist in classification and diagnosis of encephalopathy. If the patient develops frequently, he/she needs to take the same anti-epileptic drugs to control the condition.
The EEG examination can be performed in the hospital, and the pediatric brain doctor analyzes the data and writes a report. Tic disorder can be roughly divided into two types: 1) sports type and 2) vocal type. Approximately two to five percent of children have this condition. Common patterns are blinking of the eyes, neck twitching, or sounding in the throat. The characteristic of tic disorder is that it can be temporarily depressed and does not occur during sleep. Tic is a clinical diagnosis. The doctor will decide whether to take the drug according to the situation of the sick child, or refer to a clinical psychologist or child psychiatrist for further improvement.
Allergy Test and Treatment
Allergy refers to the body's allergic reaction to a certain substance, which causes different symptoms. Among them, allergies commonly seen in children include: allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy), allergic asthma, eczema, and allergic conjunctivitis. If one of the parents has an allergic physique, the child's chance of inheritance will be higher. The substances that cause allergic reactions are called allergens, which can be classified as inhaled allergens such as dust mites, animal hair, mold, etc. Food allergens include eggs, milk, peanuts, seafood, etc. Two methods can be used to detect allergens by skin prick test or blood draw for immunoglobulin E (IgE), so as to avoid contact to reduce allergic symptoms.
The doctor will prick a small amount of allergen liquid into the surface of the skin. If you are allergic to the allergen, you will experience redness and swelling after 15 to 20 minutes. Infants and young children can also be examined, usually on the back or arms. This method is safe and highly sensitive, and the detection result can be known immediately. Before taking the test, stop taking antihistamines for seven days.
Take a blood sample to test for immunoglobulin E (IgE). The advantage is that it is not affected by taking antihistamine drugs, and can test multiple allergens at the same time. However, the sensitivity is lower than that of the skin prick test, and the results will not be available until several days later.
Sleep Apnea Treatment and Sleep Study
Sleep apnea in children
It is quite common for children to have snoring during sleep. Ten to fifteen of every 100 children have persistent snoring, but one in every four children with persistent snoring Sleep apnea in children. The disease is mainly caused by obstruction of the upper respiratory tract during sleep, so that the air cannot pass through the breathing tube smoothly and suffocation. It is usually seen in children with enlarged tonsils, obesity, thin jaws, short necks and severe nasal allergies. Children with sleep apnea are different from adults, and there is no obvious sleepiness during the day. However, lack of concentration, learning difficulties and behavioral problems often occur due to the impact of sleep quality. If you are worried about your child’s sleep problems, you can arrange a sleep test to determine whether your child has sleep apnea.
Night sleep test
The night sleep test can accurately detect whether a child suffers from sleep apnea and its severity. Children of any age can take this test. Children need to stay in the hospital for one night. Devices will be attached to their head and body to record brain waves, respiration, electrocardiogram and blood oxygen saturation. The test will not cause any harm to the body.