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Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Hemodialysis Patients

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Hemodialysis Patients

Presenter:

Manisha Jhamb MD, MPH Director of Population Health Initiatives and Co-Director of Clinical Research University of Pittsburgh

Biography:

Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH currently serves as the Director of Population Health Initiatives and Co-Director of Clinical Research in the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh. Her primary research interests are to study interventions that can help improve symptoms (such as pain, fatigue, depression) and quality of life; and improve delivery of evidence-based care for patients with kidney disease. She has led multiple clinical trials in the dialysis setting, including two ongoing ones evaluating telemedicine delivered interventions for symptom improvement in these patients.

Presentation Objectives:

The presenter will:

  • Convey the mental and emotional impact of COVID-19 pandemic on hemodialysis patients.
  • Expand upon the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food, housing security, and adherence with dialysis.
  • Explore patients' accessibility in telemedicine visits from their home.

One CEU will be provided for attending this meeting.