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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-11

Hemodialysis in COVID pandemic: How well patients are doing?

1 Director, Department of Nephrology, BLK Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Senior Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BLK Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Prakash
Department of Nephrology, BLK Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_12_20

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Covid pandemic has irreversibly affected the practice of medicine. Hemodialysis population has borne the brunt of this disease by virtue of being immunocompromised, having multiple co-morbidities like heart disease, anemia, acidosis, renal osteodystrophy, protein energy malnutrition and state of persistent inflammation. To cap it they are exposed to risk of highly contagious covid 19 infection due to their repeated hospital visits. In this article we have described the initial experiences of covid 19 CKD patients in china and Italy along with our own experience. The measures taken to minimize infectivity among patients and dialysis personnel have been enumerated. Their nutrition is oft ignored so we have emphasized on their nutritional aspects also.

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