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Kidney in COVID-19


Kidney in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Registry

Status: Active

Purpose / Objectives

Primary Outcome

  • Determination of the global incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the resulting effects on kidney function as well as monitoring of global and local developments over time. Determination of outbreak situations

Secondary Outcomes

  •  Determination of the incidence of acute kidney damage in the context of SARS-CoV2 infections
  • Identification of risk groups and risk factors by examining SARS-CoV-2 infections in patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation
  • Documentation of mortality rates, resources used and additional costs due to SARS-CoV-2 infections to monitor trends both globally and locally over time
  • To assess increasing costs associated with SARS-CoV-2-infections
  • To analyze the effect of SARS-CoV-2-infections on the kidney
  • To analyze the course of disease



Patient attributes

Inclusion criteria

  • Virology evidence of SARS-CoV-2-infection
  • Pathological evidence of SARS-CoV-2-infection

Exclusion criteria

  • Occurrence of ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) without evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Acute kidney injury without evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Trial design

  • Phase IV
  • Multicenter
  • Retrospective
  • Two-arm


No intervention.

Documents (password protected)

Responsibilities in overall trial

National Coordinating Investigator

PD Dr. med. Volker Burst

Data management

Studienzentrum Med II