The European Renal Association COVID-19 Database (ERACODA) (External organisation)

Franssen, C. (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of boardAcademic


Chair of the Dialysis subdatabase
The mission of this dedicated COVID-19 KRT database is to gain as soon as possible insight into what the COVID-19 epidemic means for patients on KRT across Europe, in the hope of improving the prognosis in affected patients by intervening on modifiable risk factors. The primary purpose of ERACODA is to investigate the clinical course and outcomes—including hospital admission, intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality—of KRT patients with COVID-19. A secondary aim is to gain information on risk factors for mortality. Such information may guide clinical treatment decisions and support triage strategies foradmission to critical care units.Moreover, knowledge on modifiable patient and treatment characteristics associated with outcome may lead to interventions or changes in transplantation strategies that can improve prognosis. This knowledge may, for example, influence the decision on whether a dialysis patient on the waiting list should undergo transplantation during the COVID-19 epidemic if a donor kidney becomes available.
Held atThe European Renal Association COVID-19 Database (ERACODA), Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational