Guard Against Bloodstream Infections

Kill bacteria and fungus inside hemodialysis catheters with ClearGuard® HD end caps featuring an antimicrobial coated polymer rod.

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Catheter Infections are Life‑Threatening and Costly

The use of central venous catheters for hemodialysis remains high, and the greatest threat to the safety of patients dialyzed through catheters is catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI).

In the US alone, over 50,000 new cases of CRBSI occur each year in this population. Studies have shown these patients require hospitalization for up to 13 days at an average cost of $24,000 per infection, with mortality rates up to 25%.

The need for improvement is compelling and urgent.