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How many cases of end-stage renal disease will there be in the U.S. in 2021?
There may be a connection between COVID-19 and an increased risk of kidney damage. This is based on early reports which indicate that up to 30% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in China and New York have developed moderate or severe kidney injury.
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is the final stage of chronic kidney disease and is characterized by the kidneys functioning below 10 percent of their normal ability. Treatment options for this stage include hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplant.
According to the United States Renal Data System's 2019 annual report, in 2017 there were 746,557 Americans with ESRD. This information is presented in "Table 8: Trends in annual number of ESRD prevalent cases, crude and standardized ESRD prevalence, and annual percentage changes, in the US population, 1980-2017" on page 28 of the report.
This question asks: How many cases of end-stage renal disease will there be in the U.S. in 2021?
Resolution will be based on figures provided by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) for 2021.
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