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Chronic kidney disease strongly associated with COVID-related hospitalization – News-Medical.Net

An analysis of Geisinger’s electronic health records has revealed chronic kidney disease to be the leading risk factor for hospitalization from COVID-19.

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An analysis of Geisinger’s electronic health records has revealed chronic kidney disease to be the leading risk factor for hospitalization from COVID-19.
A team of Geisinger researchers studied the health records of 12,971 individuals who were tested for COVID-19 within the Geisinger system between March 7 and May 19. Of this group, 1,604 were COVID-positive and 354 required hospitalization. The team analyzed the records for association between specific clinical conditions, including kidney, cardiovascular,…

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