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Recommendations from the Brazilian Society of Nephrology for approaching Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing in Dialysis Units

Authors
  • Moura-Neto, José A.1, 2
  • Palma, Lilian M. P.1, 3
  • Marchiori, Gabriel F.4, 5
  • Stucchi, Raquel S. B.3
  • Misael, Ana Maria1
  • D’Avila, Ronaldo1, 6
  • da Silva, Dirceu Reis1, 7
  • Andreoli, Maria Claudia Cruz1, 8
  • Kraychete, Angiolina1
  • Bastos, Kleyton1, 9
  • do Nascimento, Marcelo Mazza1, 10
  • 1 Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 2 Grupo CSB, Salvador, BA, Brazil.
  • 3 Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • 4 Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • 5 Laboratório Franceschi, Campinas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • 6 Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.
  • 7 Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
  • 8 Hospital do Rim, Fundação Oswaldo Ramos, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • 9 Universidade Federal de Sergipe, São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil.
  • 10 Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia
Publication Date
Aug 26, 2020
Volume
42
Issue
2 Suppl 1
Pages
4–8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1590/2175-8239-JBN-2020-S102
PMID: 32877490
PMCID: PMC7479976
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic brought several challenges to the healthcare system: diagnosis, treatment and measures to prevent the spread of the disease. With the greater availability and variety of diagnostic tests, it is essential to properly interpret them. This paper intends to help dialysis units concerning the use of clinical criteria and diagnostic tests for decision making regarding the discontinuation of isolation of patients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, as well as the return to work activities for employees with suspected or confirmed Covid-19.

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