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24 July 2020: Review Paper

Kidney Transplantation in the Times of COVID-19 – A Literature Review

Ashraf Imam ACDEF** , Sadi A. Abukhalaf ABCEF* , Riham Imam BCD , Samir Abu-Gazala AEF , Hadar Merhav ACD** , Abed Khalaileh ABCEF**

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.925755

Ann Transplant 2020; 25:e925755

Table 7 Management and outcomes of the 58 reported kidney transplant patients who encountered COVID-19 compared with previous published studies.

VariableThis studyAkalin et al. [47]Alberici et al. [48]CUKTP [49]Pooled (mean)
Baseline Immunosuppression
 Mycophenolate mofetil79.3%86%70%80%78.8%
 Held tacrolimus47.9%21%34.4%
 Held mycophenolate mofetil80.4%86%71%79.1%
Other Tx
ICU admission19%20%20%
MV requirement22.4%39%10%27%24.6%
 Clinically recovered/Discharged62%36%15%53%42%
 Alive but suffers/In hospital22.4%43%60%40%41.3%

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
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