Renal replacement therapies

Currently we have around 400 patients on haemodialysis and around 40 patients on peritoneal dialysis.

Innovations

The Lister renal unit pioneered modern high flux haemodialysis individualised for each patient (by kinetic modelling) and has offered an advanced form of dialysis known as haemodiafiltration since the early 1990’s.

The unit was one of the first in the UK to introduce non-dialytic conservative management as an alternative treatment modality in established kidney failure.

Information technology is ingrained into the day to day running of the clinical service. An innovative computer network (Renal Plus) links the haemodialysis units, the wards and clinics. The network provides a clinical computing system and facilities for audit, and has been rolled out to other units in the NHS.

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