COVID-19 and renal disease in elderly patients

  • Giuseppe Coppolino Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Pierangela Presta Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Ramona Nicotera Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Giordano Placida Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Caterina Vita Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Nazareno Carullo Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Michele Andreucci Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Davide Bolignano Renal Unit, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Alberto Castagna | albertocastagna@tiscali.it Center for Cognitive Disorders and Dementia, DSS Catanzaro, ASP Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Giovanni Ruotolo Geriatric Unit, Pugliese-Ciaccio Hospital of Catanzaro, Italy.

Abstract

The pandemic blast of COVID-19 uncovered well known weakness of financial chain and put our economic organizations facing off dramatic consequences if new strategies will not be developed to adapt health-care on detailed sub-groups of patients. The exponential number of older and frail subjects aged >65 years represents a challenge for public health. Patients affected by renal disease are an aged population that showed a particular attitude to contract infection and a higher mortality rate respect to general population. In this brief article, we would point out the focus on the management of issues related to renal patients facing off with coronavirus infection, in particular in a geriatric population particularly exposed to contagion like hemodialysis patients and precautions decided to slow the spread of contamination.

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Published
2020-04-27
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COVID-19, elderly, renal patients.
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Coppolino, G., Presta, P., Nicotera, R., Placida, G., Vita, C., Carullo, N., Andreucci, M., Bolignano, D., Castagna, A., & Ruotolo, G. (2020). COVID-19 and renal disease in elderly patients. Geriatric Care, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gc.2020.9029

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