COVID-19 and End-stage Kidney Disease in Morocco: Staying Safe during Dialysis
Aziz Naciri 1 * , Abderrahmane Achbani 2 3, Mohamed Amine Baba 2 4, Youssef Bouchriti 2 5, Hasnaa Sine 2 6, Ahmed Kharbach 2 7
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1 High Institute of Nursing professions and Technical Health, Laâyoune, Morocco2 High Institute of Nursing professions and Technical Health, Agadir, Morocco3 Laboratory of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Sous Massa, Morocco4 Laboratory of Health Sciences, National School of Applied Sciences, Ibn Zohr University Agadir, Morocco5 Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Sous Massa, Morocco6 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, MOHAMED V University of Rabat, Morocco7 Laboratory of Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Epidemiology (LBRCE), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, MOHAMED V University of Rabat, Morocco* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Since World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global Health Emergency at the end of January 2020 caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the rapid spread of this pandemic poses unprecedented challenges throughout the world.
Hemodialysis patients are more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia than the general population. Dialysis physicians, health workers should have clinical knowledge of epidemic COVID-19, epidemic prevention tools, and required guidelines.
This paper aims to focus on the Moroccan society of nephrology recommendations and the Ministry of Health guidelines to protect both healthcare workers and hemodialysis patients from the virus.
A package of measures has been recommended by the Ministry of Health to ensure continuity of health services for hemodialysis patients with Covid-19. Besides, the Moroccan society of nephrology recommendations has been adopted to ensure quality care for this vulnerable category throughout the epidemic.

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Article Type: Brief Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2021, Volume 12, Issue 1, Article No: em00758

https://doi.org/10.29333/jcei/9280

Publication date: 28 Nov 2020

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