COVID-19 and Kidney Health – What to watch out for in 2021

  • 1 Jia H. Ng, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Northwell Health Physician Partners, Long Island, NY.
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1. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19. November 4, 2020. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-19-esrd-facilities.pdf

Home dialysis

2. Sachdeva M, et al. Home dialysis in the time of COVID-19: Reflections on rapidly changing policies [published online ahead of print November 23, 2020]. Kidney Med doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2020.09.008; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7685041/

Transplant rates

3. Loupy A, et al. Organ procurement and transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2020; 395:e95–e96. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31040-0

New therapies and vaccines

4. National Institutes of Health. COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines: Corticosteroids. November 3, 2020.

References

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Home dialysis

Transplant rates

  • 3. Loupy A, et al. Organ procurement and transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2020; 395:e95–e96. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31040-0

New therapies and vaccines

Kidney outcomes secondary to AKI

Psychosocial impact

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