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Use of Monoclonal Antibodies for the Treatment of Mild to Moderate SARS-CoV-2 in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: A Kidney Community Conversation

Recorded: March 11, 2021

Monoclonal antibodies are one of the most recent treatments being considered for administration to dialysis patients in the early stages of COVID-19. During this webinar, representatives from the CDC, HHS/ASPR, and outpatient dialysis care discuss what is currently known about administering this treatment to people with COVID-19.

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COVID-19 ASN Spotlight

ASN Position Statement on "Herd Immunity"

Representing more than 21,000 nephrologists, scientists, and other kidney health professionals, ASN strongly:

  • Opposes a path to end this pandemic whose price in death, debility, and kidney failure will make the horror of these past seven months look like the mild beginning of a worldwide disaster.
  • Agrees with The Infectious Disease Society of America that the Great Barrington approach to end the pandemic is inappropriate, irresponsible, and ill-informed.
  • Affirms that all Americans must take the advice of the best public health officials and infectious disease experts in the world and continue efforts to prevent exposure, minimize spread of this disease, and continue working diligently to develop and widely distribute an effective SARS Co-V 2 vaccine along with sustained compliance with social distancing, face mask use and hand hygiene.

  • You can access ASN's entire Great Barrington Declaration Response here.

ASN COVID-19 Podcasts
  • Reflections on a Year of COVID-19 Tod Ibrahim talks to Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN, Chief Medical Officer at Northwest Kidney Centers in Washington State, and Elizabeth McNamara, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the same organization. (23 min. February 26, 2021)
  • What Will the Rest of 2020 Look Like? Tod Ibrahim talks to David White about the stresses put on American society by the COVID-19 pandemic and election season, and how those will affect policy issues. (25 min. August 4, 2020)
  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children with COVID-19 Tod Ibrahim talks to Dr. Keisha Gibson, a pediatric nephrologist, about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, a mysterious condition that has affected many children with COVID-19. (24 min. July 8, 2020)
  • Acute Kidney Injury and COVID-19 David White talks to Dr. Kenar Jhaveri, associate chief of nephrology at Northwell Health and the new Editor-in-Chief of ASN Kidney News. Dr. Jhaveri discusses his recent study, which examined AKI in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. (24 min. June 16, 2020)
  • COVID-19 Update: How is New York Coping? Tod Ibrahim talks to Dr. Barbara Murphy, who gives an update on the COVID-19 situation in New York City. (15 min. June 11, 2020)
  • COVID-19 and Health Care in the US Tod Ibrahim talks to Dr. Darilyn Moyer, Executive Vice President/CEO of the American College of Physicians. They discuss issues such as how the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted certain inequities in health care in the United States. (21 min. May 29, 2020)
  • International Medical Graduates and the COVID-19 Crisis In a COVID-19 policy update, Tod Ibrahim and David White talk about ensuring that international medical graduates have the ability to work in the United States during the crisis. (17 min. May 26, 2020)
  • Emergency Funding for Kidney Research Tod Ibrahim and David White discuss ASN's work to get emergency funding for kidney research during the COVID-19 crisis. (17 min. May 26, 2020)
  • Responding to the Emergency Dr. Jeffrey Silberzweig, CMO of the Rogosin Institute and co-chair of the ASN Emergency Partnership Initiative, talks about how the COVID-19 crisis unfolded in New York and the response to it.Dr. Jeffrey Silberzweig, CMO of the Rogosin Institute and co-chair of the ASN Emergency Partnership Initiative, talks about how the COVID-19 crisis unfolded in New York and the response to it. (22 min. May 14, 2020)
  • The Situation in Boston What is happening with COVID-19 in Boston? What issues must researchers address immediately to help kidney patients during this pandemic and future ones? Dr. Dan Weiner of Tufts Medical Center talks to ASN's David White about the facts on the ground. (26 min. May 1, 2020)
  • Standing Up for Patients During the Crisis Tod Ibrahim talks to Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation, about what NKF is doing to educate and advocate for kidney patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. (20 min. April 23, 2020)
  • New York In a follow-up to their first conversation, Tod Ibrahim talks to Dr. Barbara Murphy about how the COVID-19 situation is changing in New York. (21 min. April 17, 2020)
  • Washington State Dr. Suzanne Watnick, chief medical officer of Northwest Kidney Centers in Washington State, describes the steps her organization took to protect kidney patients and healthcare workers once the virus hit her state. (20 min. April 16, 2020)
  • Telehealth ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim interviews David White, ASN's Regulatory and Quality Officer, about policy updates in the field of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. (20 min. April 4, 2020)
  • You can listen to more COVID-19 Podcasts on the ASN's Media Library Podcast Page.

Kidney Week
ASN in the News
  • This Table of Mental Health Resources was compiled by the ASN Response Team as a resource for healthcare professionals.
  • COVID-19 Awareness Poster: To assist with the sharing of information within the dialysis facility, ASN has created a COVID-19 awareness poster for facility use. The COVID-19 Awareness Poster is also available in Spanish.
  • COVID-19 PREPRINT ARTICLES: Due to the high volume of information sought regarding COVID-19, a number of scholarly articles have been released as preprint resources. Articles that are labeled as preprints have not yet been reviewed or revised by other experts; they should not be relied on for clinical guidance. ASN has not reviewed, and does not endorse, any of these resources.