The First Reported Severe Leptospirosis Survival in the Philippines using ECMO Technology.
If there is hemodialysis that can address the kidney damage…
then there must also be a way to save the lungs.
On June 24, 2018, a team headed by. Dr. Joselito R. Chavez, used this technology to save a case of severe Leptospirosis.
Through the efforts of the multi-disciplinary team, NKTI became the first government hospital in the country to use ECMO successfully on a patient with Severe Leptospirosis.