An Italian-led study published earlier this year reported that androgen deprivation therapy may play a protective role against the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using an expansive enterprise-wide COVID-19 testing registry, Cleveland Clinic researchers set out to validate this report. Eric Klein, MD, discusses their findings.
Patients with more severe cases of COVID-19 may be at greater risk for developing acute kidney injury (AKI). George Thomas, MD, Director of the Center for Blood Pressure Disorders at Cleveland Clinic, discusses possible theories on what is causing AKI and how supportive care can improve outcomes.
We share a practical overview of the question, including current recommendations on continuing use of RAAS antagonists and potential therapeutic approaches related to the ACE2 receptor.