Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 among patients on dialysis

Nat Rev Nephrol. 2020 Jun;16(6):311-313. doi: 10.1038/s41581-020-0280-y.


Patients on haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis are likely to be at increased risk of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Preventive strategies must be implemented to minimize the risk of disease transmission in dialysis facilities, including education of staff and patients, screening for COVID-19 and separation of infected or symptomatic and non-infected patients.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Health Personnel / education
  • Humans
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Patient Selection
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / therapy*
  • Risk Factors
  • SARS-CoV-2