Kidney disease tied to high death rates in COVID patients | CIDRAP

“Our data demonstrate that renal impairment in patients admitted to intensive care with COVID‐19 is common and is associated with a high mortality and requirement for on‐going renal support after discharge from critical care,” the authors wrote. “Attention needs to be paid to patients with COVID‐19 with any form of renal impairment and every effort made to prevent progression of renal injury in order to reduce mortality.” The researchers also remarked that patients who require dialysis in the hospital have a much lower survival rate than those who don’t, which could have implications for resource allocation. “The impact on resource utilisation is considerable, especially in a pandemic situation where resources may have to be rationed,” they wrote.

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