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Starting dialysis at a higher eGFR makes no difference in overall survival.

Dialysis Industry Unites In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) jointly announced they are collaborating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to offer isolation capacity for dialysis patients who are or may be infected with the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. The companies, which are the largest providers of dialysis in the United States, also…

COVID-19 Surfaces in a US Hemodialysis Patient

Physicians at the University of California Irvine describe an unusual presentation of the novel coronavirus illness in a 56-year-old man. The case is believed to be among the first COVID-19 cases in the United States.

NKF Urges Dialysis Patients Not to Stop Treatments

The National Kidney Foundation issued a statement today urging patients on dialysis to continue undergoing treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is extremely important for kidney patients to continue with their regularly scheduled dialysis treatments and take extra precautions when visiting the facilities to best protect their health,” said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer for NKF. “Skipping…
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