COVID-19: a novel menace for the practice of nephrology and how to manage it with minor devastation?

Ulu S., Gungor O., Gok Oguz E., Hasbal N. B. , Turgut D., ARICI M.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.42, no.1, pp.710-725, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0886022x.2020.1797791
  • Journal Name: RENAL FAILURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.710-725
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) became a nightmare for the world since December 2019. Although the disease affects people at any age; elderly patients and those with comorbidities were more affected. Everyday nephrologists see patients with hypertension, chronic kidney disease, maintenance dialysis treatment or kidney transplant who are also high-risk groups for the COVID-19. Beyond that, COVID-19 or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) due to infection may directly affect kidney functions. This broad spectrum of COVID-19 influence on kidney patients and kidney functions obviously necessitate an up to date management policy for nephrological care. This review overviews and purifies recently published literature in a question to answer format for the practicing nephrologists that will often encounter COVID-19 and kidney related cases during the pandemic times.