Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Letter to Editor Volume 5 Issue 9

Infection Control Challenges in Dialysis Units in Developing Countries during COVID-19 Pandemic

Ahmed Daoud1*, Mahmoud Mohammed2 and Karim Soliman3

1Nephrology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Cairo University, Egypt
2Nephrology Division, Internal Medicine Department, University of Tennessee, TN, USA
3Nephrology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), SC, USA

*Corresponding Author:Ahmed Daoud, Nephrology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Cairo University, Egypt.

Received: June 28, 2021; Published: August 18, 2021

The importance and strategies to implement infection control measures in dialysis units during COVID-19 pandemic have been discussed previously [1,2]. In this editorial, we would like to discuss the limitations to implement the appropriate infection control measures in dialysis units in developing countries with limited resources and how to overcome them. These limitations include limited availability of masks, limited spots in dialysis units in isolation hospitals for confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV2) infected cases, lack of clear plans to deal with suspected cases and limited availability of swabs.

References

  1. Ikizler TA and Kliger AS. “Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 among patients on dialysis”. Nature Reviews Nephrology 16(2020): 311-313.
  2. Ahmed Daoud., et al. “Infection Control Measures in Dialysis Units during COVID-19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences8 (2020).
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Strategies for optimizing the supply of PPE. CDC (2020).
  4. United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Discontinuation of transmission-based precautions and disposition of patients with COVID -19 in healthcare settings”.

Citation

Citation: Ahmed Daoud., et al. “Infection Control Challenges in Dialysis Units in Developing Countries during COVID-19 Pandemic”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.9 (2021): 97-98.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Ahmed Daoud., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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