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Shaminder Gupta, MD

Nearly 40% of This Nephrologist’s ESKD Patients Dialyze at Home

Shaminder Gupta, MD, is a nephrologist who practices in Houma, Louisiana.  He serves as the section chief at his hospital and also as Corporate Medical Director at Monogram Health, a renal disease care management company. He tells Renal & Urology News how he developed and manages a home dialysis program in which approximately 40% of his patients…

Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis Suggested for COVID-19 Risk Reduction

The authors of a recent editorial present a case for considering twice-weekly rather than the standard thrice-week hemodialysis, a shift that can reduce exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus, conserve personal protective equipment and other benefits.
Home hemodialysis

COVID-19 Crisis Could Speed Adoption of Home Dialysis

Patients on dialysis are at especially high risk of infection and experiencing severe complications of infection. The pandemic may prompt patients and their physicians to consider the benefits of dialyzing at home.
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.
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