gave | Sunday, March 21, 2021 – 17:22 | Last Updated: 21 03 2021 – 17:22
Turkish Nephrology Association General Secretary Prof. Dr. Reminding that nearly 3 million people have died worldwide in the Kovid-19 epidemic so far, Mustafa Arıcı said, “However, nearly this number of kidney patients die every year due to kidney disease. Kidney patients are among the highest risk groups for Kovid-19 infection in terms of disease categories. “If a person is both elderly and kidney patients, the risk of death from Kovid-19 increases very much,” he said.
’10 MILLION PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF KIDNEY’S DISEASE’
Beekeeper, 15 million on kidney disease in Turkey, saying that there were close to 70 thousand dialysis patients, she said:
‘THE RISK OF DEATH INCREASES’
Arıcı stated that 2.5 million people die every year due to diseases related to kidney disease in the statistics made around the world and said:
“In the Covid-19 epidemic, nearly 3 million people have died in 1 year worldwide so far. However, this number of kidney patients die every year due to kidney disease. This is what we call epidemic. Kidney patients are the highest for Kovid-19 infection in terms of disease categories. This is one of the risky groups. It is also very important that the patient is old here. But if a person is both elderly and kidney patients, the risk of death from Kovid-19 increases. Therefore, we need to protect these patients persistently. Kidney patients are at high risk for all kinds of infections. I don’t just say Kovid-19 infection. It could be any infection. Flu, pneumonia, urinary tract infection. If the person’s kidney health is not in good condition, the infection is more severe. We have persistently told this to our kidney patients for years. We have insisted that they be vaccinated for this reason. “
‘WE LOSE 4 PATIENTS FROM EVERY 100 PATIENTS’
Beekeeper, when the association described as the first case in Turkey kidney patient is saying that they do the analysis of inpatient hospitalization Kovid-19, “Thousands have seen it when we evaluate over 200 to collect the data of the people. In patients with underlying Kovid-19 infections in hospitals 4 percent mortality rate, our We lost 4 patients out of every 100 patients hospitalized. But if the person’s kidney function is impaired, we lost 28 percent. In our study, the mortality rate of 100 elderly kidney patients was found to be 28 percent. In other words, we lost 28 of every 100 patients due to Kovid-19 when they were hospitalized. Almost 1 in 4 of our patients hospitalized with impaired kidney died due to Kovid-19 infection. This rate was 16 percent in dialysis patients. The mortality rate of dialysis patients was 4 times compared to a healthy individual. “These patients should be prioritized for vaccination regardless of age,” he said.