Evaluation of renal transplantation patients followed-up at home by home care services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey

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Number of pages: 98-104
Year-Number: 2021-3

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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the COVID-19 infection status of our renal transplant patients who received immunosuppressive treatment during the pandemic period who were followed-up with home care services.

Methods: During the routine visits to our patients’ homes during the pandemic, they were asked about their chronic disease histories, smoking and alcohol use and were asked triage questions about COVID-19. PCR tests were applied to all transplant patients by collecting nasopharyngeal swabs.

Results: No COVID-19 positivity was detected in the PCR test for any of the patients who underwent renal transplantation in our clinic.

Conclusions: In this study, renal transplant patients were followed-up at home by home care services and thus kept away from the hospital environment. We assume that COVID-19 negativity in our patients was a success of our home care services.

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