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Abstract: PO0685

Characteristics and Outcome of AKI Needing Dialysis with COVID-19 Infection

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Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 000 Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  • Sankarasubbaiyan, Suresh, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Gowda, Mallikarjuna Gowda Bg, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Ganapathi Subraman, Venkatraman, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Husain, Mohammad Sarwar, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Sonawane, Vikram Ashok, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Puvvada, Satyanarayana Rajesh, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Kumar, Kaparaboina Kartheek, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Venkata, Guruvulu, Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India
  • Shah, Kamal D., Nephroplus, Hyerabad, Telengana, India

COVID-19 infection has varying grades of mortality worldwide. Multi-organ injury, not uncommonly associated with AKI, portends a poor outcome. We studied AKI needing hemodialysis (HD) in the context of COVID-19 infection


From March 15th to May 25th 2020, for consecutive COVID-19 infections AKI needing HD in a large dialysis network age, gender, payer type, days:admission to HD start, urine output, S. Cr, comorbidities, other organ injuries, length of stay & outcome , dialysis session details: blood flow rate(BFR), dialysis flow rate(DFR), ultafiltration volume were reviewed. We compared survivors and non survivors using Mann Whitney/Wilcoxon 2 sample test for medians and Fisher exact 2 tailed for association


n = 20. Mean age: 56. 7 + 3.93 years. M:F 17:3, 9 survived, 11 expired. HD sessions=51; CRRT: 4, duration: 29.2 + 25.4 hours. 47 sessions: Duration: 4.87 + 1.11 hours, BFR: 195 + 43 ml/min, DFR: 389 +99 ml/mn, UF: 437ml/hour. No clotting reported.


AKI needing HD in COVID-19 infection is associated with significant multiorgan injury and high mortality; middle aged male predominate. No significant clinical characteristics were predictive of survival in a sample size

Comparison of survivors and non survivors of COVID-AKI needing HD
 Survivors (n= 9)Non survivors (n=11)p value
Age (yrs)56550.68
M/F (%)88.9/11/.181.8/18.21.0
Self pay or private Insurance/public Insurance (%)77.7/22.281.8/18.2 
Htn (%)33.327.31.0
DM (%)
Altered Mentation88.9%63.6.32
Vasopressor use (%)
Ventilator (%)47.3752.631.0
Admission to HD start interval (days)210.87
Oliguria (%)88.990.91.0
S. Creatinine (mg%)
No of HD220.65
Hb (g%)9.610.8.17
TC (/MM3)9878 ± 495023962 ± 22221 
Hospital stay (days)2413.60
Antivirals Rx (%)66.7%90.9%.28
Steroid Rx (%)66.7%81.8%.61