Ashok Mehendale

Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical University, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India


  • Review Article   
    Study of COVID-19 Virus Causing Deaths in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
    Author(s): B Uma Maheswara Reddy*, Swarupa Chakole and Ashok Mehendale

    Coronavirus disease 2019 presents as an asymptomatic infection to severe pneumonia and respiratory failure. There is higher mortality in old age patients who are suffering from the chronic illness like hypertension, diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular diseases. When compared to the normal population, the CKD patients have been reported higher mortality due to alteration in immune system and immune suppression they are predisposed to infectious complications like COVID-19. Chronic kidney disease patients have shown the increased higher incidence of COVID-19 and increased mortality CKD is relevant comorbidity been correlated with increased mortality when compared to the normal population. Holistic support is given to the CKD patients by the caregivers and family members whom helps in reducing the psychological impact caused due to hemodialysis. SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause m.. Read More»

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