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Kidney diseases and COVID-19 infection: causes and effect, supportive therapeutics and nutritional perspectives

(2021) Kidney diseases and COVID-19 infection: causes and effect, supportive therapeutics and nutritional perspectives. Heliyon.

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Recently, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has attracted the attention of scientists where it has a high mortality rate among older adults and individuals suffering from chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney diseases (CKD). It is important to elucidate molecular mechanisms by which COVID-19 affects the kidneys and accordingly develop proper nutritional and pharmacological strategies. Although numerous studies have recently recommended several approaches for the management of COVID-19 in CKD, its impact on patients with renal diseases remains the biggest challenge worldwide. In this paper, we review the most recent evidence regarding causality, potential nutritional supplements, therapeutic options, and management of COVID-19 infection in vulnerable individuals and patients with CKD. To date, there is no effective treatment for COVID-19-induced kidney dysfunction, and current treatments are yet limited to anti-inflammatory (e.g. ibuprofen) and anti-viral medications (e.g. Remdesivir, and Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine) that may increase the chance of treatment. In conclusion, the knowledge about kidney damage in COVID-19 is very limited, and this review improves our ability to introduce novel approaches for future clinical trials for this contiguous disease.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COVID-19Kidney diseasesNutritional supplementsMulti-organ failure
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System > WJ 300-378 Kidney
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Cellular and Molecular Research Center
Journal or Publication Title: Heliyon
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06008
ISSN: 24058440
Depositing User: مسعود رسول آبادی

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