Covid-19

Informing; Researching; Connecting – ISN on COVID-19

In March, as the world began to feel the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, the ISN launched its COVID-19 resource page with the support of a team of ISN COVID-19 Collaborators. This dedicated area of the ISN website hosts information on the impact of COVID-19 on the kidneys. It provides recommendations for preventing and...

Renal Consultant Reports on Dealing with the UK’s Second COVID-19 Wave

Read the full report, “The changing faces and places of renal medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic” here. James Tollitt, a renal consultant at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a large teaching hospital in the North West of the United Kingdom, describes challenges experienced during the second wave of the pandemic and the solutions implemented in...

Listen to the ISNeducation Renal Research Rounds Interview: The Cloth Masks Project

Rolando Claure-Del Granado, ISNeducation member, talks to Catherine Clase about her research into cloth masks for protection against COVID-19. * Listen to the interview here. The interview discusses: Differences between masks and mask-testing Recommendations for materials to use for cloth masks (evidence-informed cloth masks) Breathability issues The role of cloth masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19 The Cloth Masks...

ISN-COVID Team Presents Infographic and Visual Abstract for the Cloth Masks Project

The ISN-COVID team has developed a visual abstract and infographic for the general public based on the Cloth Masks Project, an initiative set up by Dr. Catherine Clase and Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho. The Cloth Masks Project involves a team of academics, physicians, and other volunteers who research published, peer-reviewed literature to help inform the choice of...

KI Publishes Paper, Led by ISN Members, on Ethical Concerns Revealed by Pandemic

Ethics of kidney care in the era of COVID-19 The paper describes ethical concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the context of care for people with kidney disease, notably how to approach equitable access to dialysis during pandemic surges; the risks and benefits of different kidney failure treatments; and ethical practice when using...