Guard Against Bacteria & Fungi

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Catheter Infections are Frequent, Costly and Deadly

  • 30,000 bloodstream infections (BSIs) annually in the U.S.1

  • Catheters cause 70% of these infections, yet are used in only 19% of dialysis procedures1

  • BSI is the second leading cause of death and the number one cause for hospitalization and in these patients2

The need for improvement is compelling and urgent.

1Nguyen DB, Shugart A, Lines C, Shah AB, Edwards J, Pollock D, Sievert D, Patel PR: National healthcare safety network (NHSN) dialysis event surveillance report for 2014. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 12, 1139-1146, 2017

2United States Renal Data System: 2017 USRDS Annual Data Report: End-stage Renal Disease in the United States, Bethesda, MD, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2017