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Nephrology in the COVID Era


By Rupesh Raina, MD , Pediatric Nephrologist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH


More about Rupesh Raina, MD, FACP, FAAP

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Analyze the impact of COVID 19 and AKI in children. 2. Demonstrate mechanism of AKI in COVID 19. 3. Differentiate between spectrum of AKI in adults and children. 4. Describe Multi-inflammatory Syndrome in children with AKI.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Update on the effects of COVID-19 on kidney disease in children.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Raina has indicated that he has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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3.Hypothesis and Theory ARTICLE

Front. Pediatr., 03 July 2020 |

Kidney Replacement Therapy in COVID-19 Induced Kidney Failure and Septic Shock: A Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy [PCRRT] Position on Emergency Preparedness With Resource Allocation

Rupesh Raina1,2*†‡, Ronith Chakraborty1‡, Sidharth Kumar Sethi3† and Timothy Bunchman4

1.Department of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron Nephrology Associates, Akron, OH, United States

2.Department of Nephrology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH, United States

3.Pediatric Nephrology & Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Urology Institute, Medanta, The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, India

4.Pediatric Nephrology & Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States