Clinical Services

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Our programme at University Hospital Limerick offers a comprehensive range of services to patients with kidney disease. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians will ensure the best outcome for their patients with kidney disease. Our Department sees a wide range of kidney disorders from the early phases of kidney disease to patients newly presenting with kidney failure.

We specialise in the following areas:

Clinical Nephrology

  • Provides treatment for all types of renal diseases (e.g. IgA Nephritis and Lupus Nephritis)
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
    - Follow-up and treatment to delay/prevent progression of kidney failure

Advanced Kidney Disease Consultations

  • Provides consultations on management of all aspects of chronic renal disease.
  • Consultancy includes dietary referrals, dialysis/kidney transplant counseling, medication review

Hypertension Service

  • Evaluation of new patients for secondary causes of hypertension
  • Evaluation and treatment of essential hypertension

Acute Kidney Failure Service

  • Provides acute renal replacement therapy for critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients requiring acute renal support.
  • Dialytic therapy offered in the ICU includes
    - intermittent haemodialysis
    - continuous renal replacement therapy ( e.g. venovenous haemofiltration)

Chronic Kidney Disease Service

  • Initiates dialysis for chronic renal failure patients with end stage renal disease
  • Provides inpatient haemodialysis for patients from other dialysis centres

Peritoneal Dialysis Service

Kidney Transplantation Service

  • Evaluates patients for kidney transplantation
  • Shared care programme with National Transplant Centre, Beaumont Hospital
  • Investigation and treatment of patients with transplant rejection and complications
  • Education programme for transplant recipients