LASUTH Inaugurates New Dialysis Unit

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THE Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) says it has launched a 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 issued by 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 and 660 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 the hospital.

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 excess

fluid 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 times a week.

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

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

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