Guard Against Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

The ClearGuard® HD Antimicrobial Barrier Cap is the first and only device cleared for sale in the US that kills infection-causing bacteria inside a long-term hemodialysis catheter hub.

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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

Multiple large studies have demonstrated the superiority of ClearGuard HD caps in reducing blood stream infections vs. commonly used caps.3-4

 
 
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
 
3Brunelli, SM et al. 2018. J AM Soc Nephrol Apr;29(4):1336-1343.
 
4Hymes, JL et al. 2017. Am J Kidney Dis Feb;69(2):220-227.