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Study examines link between coronavirus and acute kidney injury

May 14, 2020 / By Kayla Rivas | Fox News

More than one third of coronavirus patients across 13 of Northwell Health’s New York hospitals developed acute kidney injury, or AKI, the company announced Thursday.

According to the CDC, AKI is “a rapid decline in kidney function that can lead to long-term kidney damage and death.” The condition “causes a build-up of waste products” in the blood and makes it difficult for the kidneys to keep the right balance of fluid in the body, as noted by the National Kidney Foundation.

Researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research analyzed electronic health records of 5,449 hospitalized coronavirus patients between March 1 and April 5, finding 36.6 percent, or 1,993, of patients developed AKI.

When the study concluded, 39 percent of AKI patients were still hospitalized, while 26 percent had been discharged and 35 percent had died.

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