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Alan S Kliger MD

Approximately 10% of individuals with ESRD died in 2012 due to infections.1

Approximately 63,690 dialysis patients died from infectious complications in 2012. 1

While overall mortality rate and death from heart disease have improved in recent years, infection-related morbidity and mortality have not. Stopping these infections will require a transformation in the way we detect and manage infection.

Jeffrey Silberzweig, Alan S. Kliger, and Susan Stark
Jeffrey Perl, Alan S. Kliger, Martin J. Schreiber, and the Home Dialysis Subcommittee of the ASN COVID-19 Response Team