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Our Nephrology Unit provides comprehensive care for patients with any form of kidney disease, under the guidance of energetic full time Consultants.
Full diagnostic facilities are available for all kidney related diseases. Safe renal biopsies are performed under real time ultra sound guidance with an automated needle.
The Haemodialysis Unit has ten up-to-date machines with volumetric control system. Water for dialysis is available from a new modernised RO Plant. Only the latest biocompatible Polysulfone membranes and bicarbonate dialysate are used to make dialysis smoother. Sodium and ultra filtration co- profiling systems make fluid removal feasible even in patients with poor cardiac function and low albumin status. Universal
precautions are followed. Machines are isolated for dialyzing patients with Hepatitis B or C
Dialysis in Intensive Care Unit
Dialysis can be provided to any critical patient with multi-organ dysfunction (on blood pressure or ventilator support) in I.C.U.
Slow Low Efficiency Dialysis: (S.L.E.D) It is a form of gentle dialysis for patients with low blood pressure.
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
(C.R.R.T) This is a novel dialysis technique for patients with very low blood pressure or on ventilator support. It is a continuous process (24 hrs) of cleaning the blood of toxic metabolic waste. This also helps to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance and provide adequate nutrition to critical patients. This comprehensive critical care dialysis is available only in few hospitals.
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis ( C.A.P.D ) facilities are available for patients from distant areas and those professionals who would like to independently manage things on their own at home. Structured training is provided at a P.D centre fully equipped with educational adjuncts like V.C.D players and posters.
Simple complications can be managed on out-patient basis utilizing an A.P. D machine, when necessary, avoiding the costs of hospital admission.
Dialysis Access Surgery
Most dialysis access procedures are done under local anesthesia by an experienced Surgeon which needs admission for just a day.
The unit now has considerable experience with Plasmapheresis, which has proved to be of great help in a variety of renal and non-renal cases.
This is used for treating patients with certain forms of poisoning.
Our Hospital has the facility for diagnostic nephrology and dialysis for paediatric patients. Only very few hospitals provide paediatric dialysis facilities.
Westfort Hospital is the first one in Thrissur District to start renal transplant. We have a very skilled Surgeon and experienced team to give holistic care to the patients. Kidney transplant is done from donors who are alive and kins of patients.