Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Expert identifies causes of kidney failure, suggests preventive measures

By News Express on 26/06/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,615

Professor Ifeoma Ulasi of the Department of Nephrology, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, has said that about 20 per cent of deaths in Nigerian Hospitals are caused by kidney disease.

Ulasi said this during her 95th Inaugural Lecture at the University of Nigeria on Thursday in Enugu.

She said that renal registry was very important because it was a place where information on chronic kidney disease could be available as practiced in the developed world.

“In this our environment, we do not have renal registry, it helps us keep document on epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. It makes information available to us, unfortunately we have not developed it. But in the Western world, it is available for easy retrieval of information on kidney disease and it helps doctors to get information on kidney disease,”  she said.

Ulasi also said that about 50 per cent of patients did not know the cause of their kidney disease because they went to hospital late for treatment.

According to her, early detection of kidney disease will help to prevent it.

The professor said that hypertension was a cause and consequence of kidney disease, saying that as the disease got bad the hypertension increased.

She added that diabetes mellitus was a long cause of kidney disease, adding that people should be careful by going to hospitals to check themselves for prevention purposes.

Ulasi urged people to avoid smoking and taking unprescribed pain killer drugs as they also contributed to the cause of kidney disease in human beings.

The Vice-Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba said that the Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Ulasi was a success, urging others to emulate Ulasi.

He congratulated Ulasi for her great contribution to the development of the university community and on her profession.

Prof. Obinna Ononugo also described Ulasi as a faithful person, adding that she had influenced many lives both in and outside the university.

He said that Ulasi was a brilliant woman who had mentored many doctors in Nigeria and abroad.

According to him, she belongs to many medical and nephrologists association with various positions in Africa and in the Western World. (NAN)

•Photo shows Professor Ifeoma Ulasi.

Source News Express

Posted 26/06/2015 05:42:29 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Osinbajo tasks military to shun divisive forces

Reps blame FG for xenophobic attacks on Nigerians...

UPP constitutes 2017 national convention committee

Nigerian pastor accused of sexual assault and rape...

Nigeria demands immediate restructuring, expansion of UN Security...

N40bn life pensions: SERAP replies Fayemi, rules out...

How defending champions Spain crashed out Euro 2016...

Up to 10 reported dead in US school...

Rivers crisis: Desperado politics, impunity and threat to...

Dangote Refinery to create 135,000 direct jobs, 100,000...

Hundreds feared killed as herdsmen attack Benue communities...

How to win the Boko Haram war —Atiku...


Latest News BREAKING NEWS: DSS arrests Senator Abaribe over Nnamdi Kanu APC Chairmanship: Oshiomhole clears final hurdle as last challenger throws in the towel IGP resigns over bloody protests 2018 Budget: How allocation to Enugu Airport was cut – Ekweremadu Law school clears Hijab wearing lawyer We are poised for revolution — Agbakoba’s NIM, ANN Bring information on Boko Haram bomb factory, get N5m reward — Army 2018 Budget: Buhari’s supporter calls on Shekau to bomb National Assembly National Convention: Okorocha should accept his fate or APC – Uwajumogu N14.1m Fraud: Court dismisses Ex-Perm Sec Clement Onubuogo’s no-case submission Flooding: Oyo Govt. to dredge 64 rivers in Ibadan Jonathan’s kinsmen back Bayelsa public service reforms; demand prosecution of job racketeers, others


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,450 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (351,900 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,391 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,243 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,155 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (208,890 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (181,916 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,018 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (153,977 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,714 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (143,921 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,729 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,262) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (283) International (2,046) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,399) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,302) Religion (771) Sports (1,555) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Argentina vs Croatia Goals


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera