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Title: Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on psychological well-being of older chronic kidney disease patients
Authors: Chan, ASW 
Ho, JMC 
Tam, HL
Tang, PMK
Issue Date: May-2021
Source: Frontiers in medicine, May 2021, v. 8, 666973
Abstract: COVID-19 pandemic has been a major global issue, its eventual influences on the population welfare, global markets, public security, and everyday activities remain uncertain. Indeed, the pandemic has arisen a significant global threat. Its psychological impact is predicted to be severe and enduring, but the absolute magnitude is still largely unclear. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complication markedly contributes to the mortality of COVID-19 cases, meanwhile several studies have demonstrated the high frequency and seriousness of the COVID-19 in CKD patients receiving dialysis. Importantly, the influence of COVID-19 among CKD patients without dialysis is still largely unexplored. Thus, we systemically summarized how mental health affects the spreading of COVID-19 to virtually worldwide, covering perspectives from several countries across a wide range of fields and clinical contexts. This review aims to provide the latest details and reveal potential concerns on the public health including psychological well-being of the older patients with CKD.
Keywords: Aging-old age-seniors
Chronic kidney disease
COVID-19 pandemic
Immune system
Psychological well-being
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Journal: Frontiers in medicine 
EISSN: 2296-858X
DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2021.666973
Rights: © 2021 Chan, Ho, Li, Tam and Tang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) ( The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
The following publication Chan ASW, Ho JMC, Li JSF, Tam HL and Tang PMK (2021) Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Psychological Well-Being of Older Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Front. Med. 8:666973 is available at
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