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