• CKD Care Took a Back Seat During Pandemic

    8 days ago - By MedPageToday

    The COVID-19 pandemic led to a stark decline in kidney care that has yet to rebound, a new retrospective study suggested.
    Overall healthcare utilization dropped by 43% during the pandemic among Medicare beneficiaries with advanced...
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  • COVID-19 has ‘magnified' the structural racism that leads to disparities in kidney disease

    COVID-19 has ‘magnified' the structural racism that leads to disparities in kidney disease

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Arguing that “racism is a root cause of disparities in kidney disease,” a speaker here outlined the ways in which these disparities have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    “The United States is one of the countries that has been hardest hit by COVID-19,” Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said during her virtual presentation at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings. “We know that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted many of the same groups that were already at highest risk for kidney
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