Study examines COVID-19 among patients receiving home dialysis

Individuals with kidney failure who receive dialysis treatments in clinics (called in-center dialysis) are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, with death rates reported at over 20% in recent studies; however, there has been a dearth of information specific to patients who undergo dialysis sessions at home. A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of JASN indicates that these patients are similarly vulnerable to becoming infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, and from dying from the disease.