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Nefrología (Madrid)

versión On-line ISSN 1989-2284versión impresa ISSN 0211-6995


VALLEJOS, A.. The role of nephrology in the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic update. Nefrología (Madr.) [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.6, pp.576-581. ISSN 1989-2284.

In June 2009, WHO declared pandemic swine origin influenza A virus (H1N1). Since then, nephrologists were involved in several of our activities. Decreased work attendance of healthcare for chronic renal patients. Appeared new cases of acute renal failure associated with viral infection, mostly in young adults, with high mortality rate. There were infections in renal transplant patients and temporarily decreased the organs procurement in the weeks of further spread. Scientific institutions were mobilized to agree on protocols for assessment and treatment in order to lessen the impact of the pandemic in renal patients.

Palabras clave : Pandemic; Swine origin influenza A virus (H1N1); Acute renal failure; Hemodialysis; Renal transplantation; Organs procurement.

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