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COVID-19 and kidney failure in the acute care setting

from American Journal of Kidney Diseases

For weeks we watched as Wuhan, China was ravaged by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, wondering what the future had in store for us. On Jan. 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 on U.S. soil was identified 20 miles north of Seattle in the town of Everett, WA. On Friday Feb. 28, the nation's first reported death due to COVID-19 infection was disclosed, followed by the second mortality case a mere 48 hours later. Both were end-stage renal disease patients dialyzing with Northwest Kidney Centers in ambulatory clinics, and subsequently under the care of their Hospital Services team. Over the course of that weekend, the organization was brought to the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. more

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