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Nephrology (Carlton) ; 27(5): 391-403, 2022 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1799261

ABSTRACT

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has several advantages compared to haemodialysis (HD), but there is evidence showing underutilization globally, especially in low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs) where kidney replacement therapies (KRT) are often unavailable, inaccessible, and unaffordable. Only 11% of all dialysis patients worldwide use PD, more than 50% of whom live in China, the United States of America, Mexico, or Thailand. Various barriers to increased PD utilization have been reported worldwide including patient preference, low levels of education, and lower provider reimbursement. However, unique but surmountable barriers are applicable to LLMICs including the excessively high cost of providing PD (related to PD fluids in particular), excessive cost of treatment borne by patients (relative to HD), lack of adequate PD training opportunities for doctors and nurses, low workforce availability for kidney care, and challenges related to some PD outcomes (catheter-related infections, hospitalizations, mortality, etc.). This review discusses some known barriers to PD use in LLMICs and leverages data that show a global trend in reducing rates of PD-related infections, reducing rates of modality switches from HD, and improving patient survival in PD to discuss how PD use can be increased in LLMICs. We therefore, challenge the idea that low PD use in LLMICs is unavoidable due to these barriers and instead present opportunities to improve PD utilization in LLMICs.


Subject(s)
Kidney Failure, Chronic , Peritoneal Dialysis , Developing Countries , Dialysis Solutions , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/diagnosis , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Peritoneal Dialysis/adverse effects , Renal Dialysis , United States
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BMC Nephrol ; 23(1): 138, 2022 04 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1779613

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Adherence of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) to Hemodialysis (HD), prescribed medications, diet and fluid restrictions is essential to get the desirable outcome and prevent complications. During COVID-19 pandemic, ESRD patients became more concerned with attending the HD sessions and following the protective measures because of the potential for increased susceptibility to COVID-19. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on patients' adherence to HD and medical regimens. METHODS: Two hundred five ESRD patients on HD were interviewed with the ESRD Adherence Questionnaire (ESRD-AQ) and the Fear-of-COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S). Clinical and laboratory correlates of adherence were retrieved from patients' records. RESULTS: Self-reported adherence to HD showed that 19.5% were not adherent to HD during the pandemic compared to 11.7% before the pandemic (p < 0.001), with a significant agreement with the actual attendance of HD sessions (Kappa = 0.733, p < 0.001). Twenty-five patients (12.2%) had a history of COVID-19. The FCV-19S had a mean score of 18.8 and showed significant positive correlations with the pre-dialysis phosphorus and potassium. Multivariate analysis showed that the main predictors of non-adherence were the history of COVID-19, understanding and perception scores, and the Fear-of-COVID score. CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the adherence of ESRD patients to HD and medical regimen. Strategies to mitigate patients' fears of COVID-19 and improve their understanding and perceptions of adherence to HD and medical regimen should be adopted in HD centers during the pandemic.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Kidney Failure, Chronic , COVID-19/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/epidemiology , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Pandemics , Renal Dialysis
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Kidney360 ; 1(10): 1165-1177, 2020 10 29.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1776843

ABSTRACT

In-center hemodialysis (HD) remains the predominant dialysis therapy in patients with ESKD. Many patients with ESKD present in late stage, requiring urgent dialysis initiation, and the majority start HD with central venous catheters (CVCs), which are associated with poor outcomes and high cost of care. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters can be safely placed in such patients with late-presenting ESKD, obviating the need for CVCs. PD can begin almost immediately in the recumbent position, using low fill volumes. Such PD initiations, commencing within 2 weeks of the catheter placement, are termed urgent-start PD (USPD). Most patients with an intact peritoneal cavity and stable home situation are eligible for USPD. Although there is a small risk of PD catheter-related mechanical complications, most can be managed conservatively. Moreover, overall outcomes of USPD are comparable to those with planned PD initiations, in contrast to the high rate of catheter-related infections and bacteremia associated with urgent-start HD. The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has further exposed the vulnerability of patients with ESKD getting in-center HD. PD can mitigate the risk of infection by reducing environmental exposure to the virus. Thus, USPD is a safe and cost-effective option for unplanned dialysis initiation in patients with late-presenting ESKD. To develop a successful USPD program, a strong infrastructure with clear pathways is essential. Coordination of care between nephrologists, surgeons or interventionalists, and hospital and PD center staff is imperative so that patient education, home visits, PD catheter placements, and urgent PD initiations are accomplished expeditiously. Implementation of urgent-start PD will help to increase PD use, reduce cost, and improve patient outcomes, and will be a step forward in fostering the goal set by the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Central Venous Catheters , Kidney Failure, Chronic , Peritoneal Dialysis , COVID-19/epidemiology , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Renal Dialysis
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J Med Virol ; 94(4): 1481-1487, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1718392

ABSTRACT

In-center maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients are at high risk of acquiring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by cross-contamination inside the unit. The aim of this study was to assess retrospectively the dynamics of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission during the very first pandemic phase (March-July 2020) in a cohort of in-center maintenance HD patients and in nurses the same HD facility, using a phylogenetic approach. All SARS-CoV-2 quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction positive patients and nurses from our HD unit-respectively 10 out of 98, and 8 out of 58- and two other positive patients dialyzed in our self-care unit were included. Whole-genome viral sequencing and phylogenetic analysis supported the cluster investigation. Five positive patients were usually dialyzed in the same room and same shift before their COVID-19 diagnosis was made. Viral sequencing performed on 4/5 patients' swabs showed no phylogenetic link between their viruses. The fifth patient (whose virus could not be sequenced) was dialyzed at the end of the dialysis room and was treated by a different nurse than the one in charge of the other patients. Three nurses shared the same virus detected in both self-care patients (one of them had been transferred to our in-center facility). The epidemiologically strongly suspected intra-unit cluster could be ruled out by viral genome sequencing. The infection control policy did not allow inter-patient contamination within the HD facility, in contrast to evidence of moderate dissemination within the nursing staff and in the satellite unit. Epidemiologic data without phylogenetic confirmation might mislead the interpretation of the dynamics of viral spreading within congregate settings.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/transmission , Infection Control/methods , Renal Dialysis , Aged , Belgium , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19 Testing , Female , Genome, Viral , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Phylogeny , Retrospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2/genetics
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Ren Fail ; 44(1): 392-398, 2022 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1713313

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage kidney disease receiving maintenance hemodialysis (HD) are at increased risk for mortality after infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) compared with the general population. However, it is currently unknown whether the long-term SARS-CoV-2 humoral and cellular immune responses in patients receiving HD are comparable to individuals with normal kidney function. METHOD: The prospective cohort study included 24 patients treated with maintenance HD and 27 non-renal controls with confirmed history of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In all participants the levels of specific IgG were quantified at three timepoints: 10, 18, and 26 weeks from disease onset. In a subgroup of patients, specific T-cell responses were evaluated. RESULTS: The seropositivity rate declined in controls over time and was 85% and 70.4% at weeks 18 and 26, respectively. All HD patients remained seropositive over the study period. Seropositivity rate at week 26 was greater among patients receiving HD: RR = 1.4 [95%CI: 1.17-1.94] (reciprocal of RR = 0.7 [95% CI: 0.52-0.86]), p = 0.0064. In both groups, IgG levels decreased from week 10 to week 26, but antibodies vanished more rapidly in controls than in HD group (ANOVA p = 0.0012). The magnitude of T-cell response was significantly lower in controls than in HD patients at weeks 10 (p = 0.019) and 26 (p = 0.0098) after COVID-19 diagnosis, but not at week 18. CONCLUSION: Compared with non-renal adults, patients receiving HD maintain significant long-term humoral and cellular immune responses following natural COVID-19.


Subject(s)
Antibodies, Viral/blood , COVID-19/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Kidney Failure, Chronic/immunology , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Renal Dialysis , Adult , Case-Control Studies , Humans , Immunity, Cellular , Immunity, Humoral , Middle Aged , Prospective Studies , Risk Factors , SARS-CoV-2 , T-Lymphocytes/immunology
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Front Immunol ; 13: 821681, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1708117

ABSTRACT

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a valuable 'home treatment' option, even more so during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. However, the long-term use of PD is limited by unfavourable tissue remodelling in the peritoneal membrane, which is associated with inflammation-induced angiogenesis. This appears to be driven primarily through vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), while the involvement of other angiogenic signaling pathways is still poorly understood. Here, we have identified the crucial contribution of mesothelial cell-derived angiogenic CXC chemokine ligand 1 (CXCL1) to peritoneal angiogenesis in PD. CXCL1 expression and peritoneal microvessel density were analysed in biopsies obtained by the International Peritoneal Biobank (NCT01893710 at www.clinicaltrials.gov), comparing 13 children with end-stage kidney disease before initiating PD to 43 children on chronic PD. The angiogenic potential of mesothelial cell-derived CXCL1 was assessed in vitro by measuring endothelial tube formation of human microvascular endothelial cells (HMECs) treated with conditioned medium from human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) stimulated to release CXCL1 by treatment with either recombinant IL-17 or PD effluent. We found that the capillary density in the human peritoneum correlated with local CXCL1 expression. Both CXCL1 expression and microvessel density were higher in PD patients than in the age-matched patients prior to initiation of PD. Exposure of HMECs to recombinant CXCL1 or conditioned medium from IL-17-stimulated HPMCs resulted in increased endothelial tube formation, while selective inhibition of mesothelial CXCL1 production by specific antibodies or through silencing of relevant transcription factors abolished the proangiogenic effect of HPMC-conditioned medium. In conclusion, peritoneal mesothelium-derived CXCL1 promotes endothelial tube formation in vitro and associates with peritoneal microvessel density in uremic patients undergoing PD, thus providing novel targets for therapeutic intervention to prolong PD therapy.


Subject(s)
Chemokine CXCL1/metabolism , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Peritoneal Dialysis/methods , Peritoneum/blood supply , Renal Replacement Therapy/methods , COVID-19/pathology , Cells, Cultured , Child , Child, Preschool , Epithelium/metabolism , Humans , Infant , Interleukin-17/metabolism , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Peritoneum/pathology , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/metabolism , Vascular Remodeling/physiology
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J Am Soc Nephrol ; 32(9): 2147-2152, 2021 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1708655

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is associated with a high rate of mortality in patients with ESKD, and vaccination is hoped to prevent infection. METHODS: Between January 18 and February 24, 2021, 225 kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) and 45 patients on hemodialysis (HDPs) received two injections of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine. The postvaccinal humoral and cellular response was explored in the first 45 KTRs and ten HDPs. RESULTS: After the second dose, eight HDPs (88.9%) and eight KTRs (17.8%) developed antispike SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (P<0.001). Median titers of antibodies in responders were 1052 AU/ml (IQR, 515-2689) in HDPs and 671 AU/ml (IQR, 172-1523) in KTRs (P=0.40). Nine HDPs (100%) and 26 KTRs (57.8%) showed a specific T cell response (P=0.06) after the second injection. In responders, median numbers of spike-reactive T cells were 305 SFCs per 106 CD3+ T cells (IQR, 95-947) in HDPs and 212 SFCs per 106 CD3+ T cells (IQR, 61-330) in KTRs (P=0.40). In KTRs, the immune response to BNT162b2 seemed influenced by the immunosuppressive regimen, particularly tacrolimus or belatacept. CONCLUSION: Immunization with BNT162b2 seems more efficient in HDPs, indicating that vaccination should be highly recommended in these patients awaiting a transplant. However, the current vaccinal strategy for KTRs may not provide effective protection against COVID-19 and will likely need to be improved.


Subject(s)
Antibodies, Viral/biosynthesis , COVID-19 Vaccines/pharmacology , COVID-19/immunology , Kidney Transplantation , Renal Dialysis , SARS-CoV-2/immunology , T-Lymphocytes/immunology , Aged , COVID-19/complications , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19 Vaccines/administration & dosage , Cohort Studies , Female , Humans , Immunocompromised Host , Immunosuppressive Agents/adverse effects , Kidney Failure, Chronic/complications , Kidney Failure, Chronic/immunology , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Kidney Transplantation/adverse effects , Male , Middle Aged , Pandemics , RNA, Messenger/genetics , Retrospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2/genetics , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus/genetics , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus/immunology , Transplant Recipients
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Rev Esp Enferm Dig ; 114(2): 124-125, 2022 02.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1689699

ABSTRACT

We present the case of a 57-year-old female with bloody diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. Her medical history included human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with an undetectable viral load and end-stage kidney disease secondary to HIV on dialysis. At admission, she had a painful abdomen, no skin lesions and bloody stools in the rectal examination. Laboratory findings included a white blood cell count of 12,900 x 103 cells/µl, CD4 counts of 243 cells/µl and C-reactive protein of 24.5 mg/dl. Serologies, cytomegalovirus and PCR SARS-CoV-2 were negative.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , HIV Infections , Kidney Failure, Chronic , Vasculitis , Female , HIV Infections/complications , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/complications , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Middle Aged , SARS-CoV-2 , Vasculitis/complications
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Int J Mol Sci ; 23(3)2022 Jan 18.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1686808

ABSTRACT

After solid-organ transplantation, reactivation of the cytomegalovirus (CMV) is often observed in seronegative patients and associated with a high risk of disease and mortality. CMV-specific T cells can prevent CMV reactivation. In a phase 1 trial, CMV-seronegative patients with end-stage renal disease listed for kidney transplantation were subjected to CMV phosphoprotein 65 (CMVpp65) peptide vaccination and further investigated for T-cell responses. To this end, CMV-specific CD8+ T cells were characterized by bulk T-cell-receptor (TCR) repertoire sequencing and combined single-cell RNA and TCR sequencing. In patients mounting an immune response to the vaccine, a common SYE(N)E TCR motif known to bind CMVpp65 was detected. CMV-peptide-vaccination-responder patients had TCR features distinct from those of non-responders. In a non-responder patient, a monoclonal inflammatory T-cell response was detected upon CMV reactivation. The identification of vaccine-induced CMV-reactive TCRs motifs might facilitate the development of cellular therapies for patients wait-listed for kidney transplantation.


Subject(s)
Cytomegalovirus Infections/prevention & control , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell/genetics , Viral Matrix Proteins/administration & dosage , CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes/immunology , Clinical Trials, Phase I as Topic , Cytomegalovirus/immunology , Cytomegalovirus Infections/immunology , Cytomegalovirus Vaccines/administration & dosage , Cytomegalovirus Vaccines/immunology , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/immunology , Kidney Transplantation , Sequence Analysis, RNA , Single Molecule Imaging , Viral Matrix Proteins/immunology
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BMC Nephrol ; 23(1): 58, 2022 02 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1673906

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify the factors related to treatment adherence behaviors among old-age hemodialysis patients in Hamadan based on the Extended Theory of Planned Behavior (ETPB) during the covid-19 pandemic. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted from January to March 2021 in Hamadan, Iran. 191 hemodialysis patients were recruited who were referred to hemodialysis centers via the census method. Data were collected by a questionnaire containing items on socio-demographic information, End-Stage Renal Disease Adherence (ESRD-Adherence) Questionnaire, and ETPB constructs scale. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling. RESULTS: The mean (SD) age of participants was 62.49 (10.66). Also, the mean (SD) hemodialysis vintage/Month of them was 36.56 (43.34). Moreover, Treatment Adherence Behaviors are associated with education level, sex, and marital status (p < 0.001). Besides, Perceive Behavior Control (ß = 0.414, t-value = 3.810) associated with intention. Also, intention (ß = 0.158, t-value = 1.976) was associated to adherence behaviors. No significant associations were observed between positive attitudes, subjective norms, a perceived threat with intention, and adherence behaviors. The model explained about 54% of the variance of adherence behaviors. Finally, the goodness of fit index of 0.78, indicating the model good fit. CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrates that some of the ETPB constructs such as perceived behavior control and intention are useful to improve adherence among the oldest hemodialysis patients. Also. This framework is revealed alongside the theory of planned behavior (TPB) applicable in the treatment adherence of old-age hemodialysis patients.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Renal Dialysis , Treatment Adherence and Compliance , Age Factors , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Cross-Sectional Studies , Female , Humans , Iran , Male , Middle Aged , Self Report
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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl ; 32(2): 468-480, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1622689

ABSTRACT

According to the elevated infection mortality risks, the incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be raised in rheumatoid arthritis patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Our objectives are to describe the impact of COVID-19 infection on rheumatoid arthritis patients with end-stage renal disease and to identify the risk of in-hospital mortality, comorbid conditions. and the proper way to deal with this category. It was a retrospective analysis of COVID-19 patients in Saudi Arabia from March 1, 2020 to April 27, 2020 and from May 27, 2020 to August 20, 2020. Of 10,482 patients with COVID-19, 419 had ESRD. We assessed main (in-hospital death) outcomes and secondary (mechanical breathing and residence) outcomes. Patients with ESRD were aged and more comorbid disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis patients with ESRD were aged. ESRD rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher hospital mortality risk relative to rheumatoid arthritis patients not getting complicated with ESRD (31.7% vs. 25.4%, chances 1.38, and 95% trust range 1.12-1.70). After population and comorbid conditions had changed, the rate of rise stayed the same (changed chances: 1.37, 1.09-1.73). In both the crude and modified study (1.62, 1.26-2.07; vs. 1.57, 1.22-2.02), chances for the period of stay of seven or more days have been higher inside a group than in the non-ESRD group. Old age, respiratory support, lymphopenia, and elevated blood urea nitrogen and low serum ferritin were the independent contributing factors for the in-hospital mortality of ESRD rheumatoid arthritis patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.


Subject(s)
Arthritis, Rheumatoid/complications , COVID-19/complications , Hospital Mortality , Kidney Failure, Chronic/complications , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Arthritis, Rheumatoid/epidemiology , COVID-19/mortality , China/epidemiology , Female , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/mortality , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Renal Dialysis , Retrospective Studies , Risk Factors , SARS-CoV-2
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Semin Dial ; 35(3): 264-268, 2022 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1606773

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: As end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients generally have reduced responses to the vaccines, effectiveness of newly developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in ESRD are also matters of curiosity. We aimed to investigate the humoral responses of our peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients to the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. METHODS: Humoral immune responses of 23 PD patients who received two doses of the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine were investigated with a commercial test that measures IgG antibodies towards receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Seropositivity rates, antibody titers, and ESRD related clinical data were compared with 51 hemodialysis (HD) patients and 29 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: Seropositivity of PD patients with the inactivated vaccine was 95.6%. Both the rate of seropositivity and SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody levels in PD patients were not different from the healthy controls (p = 0.85 and 0.19, respectively). While seropositivity rates were not different for PD or HD patients (p = 0.09), the magnitude of humoral responses was significantly higher in PD patients (p = 0.0001). There were no vaccine-related serious adverse events. In the 3-months clinical follow-up, none of the patients experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection. CONCLUSION: Two doses of the inactivated vaccine generate adequate humoral immune response in PD patients without any serious adverse events.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Kidney Failure, Chronic , Peritoneal Dialysis , Antibodies, Viral , Antibody Formation , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19 Vaccines , Female , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Male , Renal Dialysis , SARS-CoV-2 , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus , Vaccines, Inactivated
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PLoS One ; 16(12): e0260929, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1551303

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic can cause psychological distress such as depression and anxiety. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) might be more vulnerable to psychological distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact could be different according to dialysis modality. The aim of this study was to investigate COVID-19-related psychological stress experienced by end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients and identify differences in concerns about COVID-19 between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 148 dialysis patients at Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital from August 2020 to September 2020. These patients responded to a questionnaire covering mental health status and COVID-19 related concerns. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia were measured using a 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), a 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) scale, a 22-item Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R), and a 7-item Insomnia severity Index (ISI), respectively. Outcomes of HD and PD patients were compared by propensity score matching analysis. RESULTS: Dialysis patients reported psychological distress including symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. HD patients showed higher scores for depression (p = 0.018), anxiety(p = 0.005), stress(p<0.001), and insomnia(p = 0.006) than the PD patients. After propensity score matching, HD was associated with depression(p = 0.0131), anxiety(p = 0.0143), and stress(p = 0.000415). CONCLUSION: Dialysis patients showed psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic period, with HD patients having more severe symptoms than PD patients.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/psychology , Kidney Failure, Chronic/psychology , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Psychological Distress , Renal Dialysis/psychology , Adult , Aged , Anxiety/psychology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Depression/psychology , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Pandemics , Stress, Psychological/psychology
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J Med Virol ; 94(4): 1481-1487, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1527446

ABSTRACT

In-center maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients are at high risk of acquiring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by cross-contamination inside the unit. The aim of this study was to assess retrospectively the dynamics of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission during the very first pandemic phase (March-July 2020) in a cohort of in-center maintenance HD patients and in nurses the same HD facility, using a phylogenetic approach. All SARS-CoV-2 quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction positive patients and nurses from our HD unit-respectively 10 out of 98, and 8 out of 58- and two other positive patients dialyzed in our self-care unit were included. Whole-genome viral sequencing and phylogenetic analysis supported the cluster investigation. Five positive patients were usually dialyzed in the same room and same shift before their COVID-19 diagnosis was made. Viral sequencing performed on 4/5 patients' swabs showed no phylogenetic link between their viruses. The fifth patient (whose virus could not be sequenced) was dialyzed at the end of the dialysis room and was treated by a different nurse than the one in charge of the other patients. Three nurses shared the same virus detected in both self-care patients (one of them had been transferred to our in-center facility). The epidemiologically strongly suspected intra-unit cluster could be ruled out by viral genome sequencing. The infection control policy did not allow inter-patient contamination within the HD facility, in contrast to evidence of moderate dissemination within the nursing staff and in the satellite unit. Epidemiologic data without phylogenetic confirmation might mislead the interpretation of the dynamics of viral spreading within congregate settings.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/transmission , Infection Control/methods , Renal Dialysis , Aged , Belgium , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19 Testing , Female , Genome, Viral , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Phylogeny , Retrospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2/genetics
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BMC Nephrol ; 22(1): 384, 2021 11 17.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1523286

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis patients are among high-risk groups for COVID-19. Africa is the continent with the lowest number of cases in the general population but we have little information about the disease burden in dialysis patients. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the hemodialysis population of Senegal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a multicenter cross-sectional survey, between June and September 2020 involving 10 public dialysis units randomly selected in eight regions of Senegal. After seeking their consent, we included 303 patients aged ≥ 18 years and hemodialysis for ≥ 3 months. Clinical symptoms and biological parameters were collected from medical records. Patients' blood samples were tested with Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Ig G assay using an Architect system. Statistical tests were performed with STATA 12.0. RESULTS: Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was 21.1% (95% CI = 16.7-26.1%). We noticed a wide variability in SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence between regions ranging from 5.6 to 51.7%. Among the 38 patients who underwent nasal swab testing, only six had a PCR-confirmed infection and all of them did seroconvert. Suggestive clinical symptoms were reported by 28.1% of seropositive patients and the majority of them presented asymptomatic disease. After multivariate analysis, a previous contact with a confirmed case and living in a high population density region were associated with the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. CONCLUSION: This study presents to our knowledge the first seroprevalence data in African hemodialysis patients. Compared to data from other continents, we found a higher proportion of patients with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies but a lower lethality rate.


Subject(s)
Antibodies, Viral/blood , COVID-19/epidemiology , Renal Dialysis , SARS-CoV-2/immunology , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , COVID-19/blood , COVID-19/complications , Contact Tracing , Cross-Sectional Studies , Educational Status , Female , Geography, Medical , Health Surveys , Humans , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Kidney Failure, Chronic/complications , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Population Density , Prevalence , Senegal/epidemiology , Seroepidemiologic Studies , Symptom Assessment , Young Adult
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Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) ; 70(5): 317-321, 2021 Nov.
Article in French | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1525669

ABSTRACT

Telemedicine has been recognized since 2010 as a constitutive element of care, however, it was not until 2016 that the first national experiments were able to be launched with the aim of validating a framework allowing a possible rapid passage in the common right. These experiments, which are due to end in December 2021, have succeeded in involving more than 100,000 patients, mainly suffering from cardiac pathologies. The arrival of COVID-19 has made it possible to measure the usefulness of practices at a distance both from teleconsultation and telemonitoring, with the appearance of organizational and technical innovations that must now be maintained and developed in order to integrate the telemedicine of tomorrow into our actual medicine.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Telemedicine/organization & administration , COVID-19/therapy , Diabetes Mellitus/therapy , Heart Failure/therapy , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic/therapy , Patient Satisfaction , Remote Consultation/methods , Remote Consultation/organization & administration , Respiratory Insufficiency/therapy , Telemedicine/economics , Telemedicine/trends
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