What does a patient with kidney failure do to avoid nCoV infection?

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Dr. Nguyen Dinh Quan, Department of Positive Resuscitation, Central Geriatric Hospital, said patients with kidney failure are particularly susceptible to infections due to a weaker immune system due to immunosuppressive conditions, which are more prone to complications. infection. People with kidney transplantation who need anti-rejection medications can make it harder to fight infections. If infected with nCoV, the health of patients is more serious, especially those who are on dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Elderly patients with end-stage renal disease are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 due to age and often have comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension ... Patients with Covid-19 still need You must go to the dialysis center for regular dialysis, increasing the risk of infection, including health and facility staff, other patients and all other contact.

Therefore, the risk of infection with nCoV from dialysis clinics in particular, and hospitals in general, is very high.

The doctor recommends that all patients monitor their temperature when on dialysis. Using disinfectant, wash your hands before entering the filtration room.

Patients should avoid eating during dialysis or bring convenient foods like candy to prevent hypoglycemia.

Patients with fever or respiratory symptoms should call dialysis services before coming for evaluation in an area isolated from dialysis, checking and screening for nCoV.

All family members living with patients on dialysis must follow precautions, including body temperature, personal hygiene, handwashing, and timely reporting of people who are likely to be infected with nCoV.

The hospital must ensure protective equipment for medical personnel, such as specialized masks, anti-drop glasses, protective clothing. Increased disinfection of the contact surface of kidney machines, chairs and items around patients. Dialysis areas should be applied measures to prevent nCoV infection for dialysis patients.

In addition to kidney failure, diseases that weaken the immune system, such as HIV, cancer undergoing chemotherapy, granulocytopenia, patients with autoimmune diseases, should be especially careful when seeking medical attention. Follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and health workers about hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, wear a mask, keep a minimum distance of 2 m to reduce the risk of infection in the community.

Thuy An

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