Dialysis Treatment for Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease: LASUTH Launches New Dialysis Unit To Improve Treatment


The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has disclosed that it has launched a new Dialysis Unit to improve the health outcomes for patients who are battling kidney diseases.

Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo, the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, mentioned this information in a statement that was issued by Oluwaseyi Adewale, the Head of Public Affairs Department of LASUTH on Friday in Lagos.

Professor Fabamwo explained that the dialysis unit would enhance the health outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), acute kidney injuries as well as end stage renal disease. According to him, the unit has 8 dialysis stations which would cater a minimum of 22 daily sessions and 660 monthly dialysis sessions.

He explained that the latest unit was to be an addition to the six, already existing, dialysis machines within the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital.

He further 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.”

Professor Fabamwo also 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.

He states that a haemodialysis is the most common form of dialysis with each session taking four hours and being done 3 times a week. He said, “The new Dialysis Unit of LASUTH will be providing standard haemodialysis care to patients with all spectrums of renal diseases requiring dialysis.”

Professor 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.