One third of patients who had COVID-19 in New York City developed acute kidney damage, almost 15% of whom needed dialysis, showed a new study.
The analysis was conducted by the team of Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York State. “We found that 36.6% of the first 5,449 patients who were admitted to hospitals with coronavirus developed acute kidney damage,” said lead author Kenar Javery.
Kidney failure, however, occurred at an early stage: 37.3% of patients had already been admitted to hospital with renal failure or developed the condition within the first 24 hours after admission. In many cases, renal failure occurred at a time when seriously ill patients had to be placed on a ventilator.
Today, more than 4.3 million people in the world have been infected with coronavirus, and 295 thousand have died. Several groups of doctors in different regions noted an increase in renal failure among patients with COVID-19.