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The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) says it has launcheda new Dialysis Unit to improve health outcomes for patients battling kidney diseases.
The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, disclosed this in a statement issuedby Oluwaseyi Adewale, the Head of Public Affairs Department of LASUTH on Friday in Lagos.
Fabamwo said the dialysis unit would enhance health outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD),acute kidney injuries and end stage renal disease.
According to him, the unit has eight dialysis stations which cater for a minimum of 22 sessions daily and660 dialysis sessions monthly.
He explained that the latest unit was in addition to the existing six dialysis machines in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of thehospital.
He added that “LASUTH is the first public tertiary hospital in Lagos State to have a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) machine.
“This is a 24-hour non-stop dialysis machine used to support unstable patients with renal failure.
“The Unit also has two dedicated machines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis patients.”
Fabamwo said that the dialysis machine performed the kidney functions of filtering waste products and excessfluid from a patient’s blood when the kidneys malfunction.
According to him, the most common form of dialysis is haemodialysis with a session taking four hours and done three timesa week.
“The new Dialysis Unit of LASUTH will be providing standard haemodialysis care to patients with all spectrums ofrenal diseases requiring dialysis,” he said.
Fabamwo said that the goal was to ensure a safe procedure with the best possible therapeutic outcome usingthe latest technology, convenient scheduling and dedicated staff.


(NAN)
LASUTH launches new dialysis unit to improve kidney disease treatment

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) says it has launcheda new Dialysis Unit to improve health outcomes for patients battling kidney diseases.

The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, disclosed this in a statement issuedby Oluwaseyi Adewale, the Head of Public Affairs Department of LASUTH on Friday in Lagos.

Fabamwo said the dialysis unit would enhance health outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD),acute kidney injuries and end stage renal disease.

According to him, the unit has eight dialysis stations which cater for a minimum of 22 sessions daily and660 dialysis sessions monthly.

He explained that the latest unit was in addition to the existing six dialysis machines in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of thehospital.

He added that “LASUTH is the first public tertiary hospital in Lagos State to have a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) machine.

“This is a 24-hour non-stop dialysis machine used to support unstable patients with renal failure.

“The Unit also has two dedicated machines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis patients.”

Fabamwo said that the dialysis machine performed the kidney functions of filtering waste products and excessfluid from a patient’s blood when the kidneys malfunction.

According to him, the most common form of dialysis is haemodialysis with a session taking four hours and done three timesa week.

“The new Dialysis Unit of LASUTH will be providing standard haemodialysis care to patients with all spectrums ofrenal diseases requiring dialysis,” he said.

Fabamwo said that the goal was to ensure a safe procedure with the best possible therapeutic outcome usingthe latest technology, convenient scheduling and dedicated staff.

(NAN)

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