Inserting And Removing Central Venous Catheters Cause Significant Discomfort In Cancer Patients And At Times Is Unnecessary

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Cancer News
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Use of Mino-Lok™ to disinfect CVCs could avoid patient discomfort while providing an effective alternative in the treatment of Central Line Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).

CRANFORD, N.J., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Citius") ("Company")

(NASDAQ: CTXR), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on adjunctive cancer care and critical care drug products, noted that a recent paper presented at the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) meeting in early October (ID Week - 2017) showed that as many as half of the patients having their central venous catheters (CVCs) removed or inserted experience distress and/or catheter threading pressure, and about a third felt these symptoms to be severe.

Mr. Myron Holubiak, Chief Executive Officer of Citius, commented "We have believed for some time now, that the physical process of inserting and removing CVCs cause patients significant discomfort, and that having an anti-infective solution that could adequately disinfect a CVC thereby avoiding the removal and insertion of a new CVC would be of great benefit to patients from a symptom burden point of view."

There are currently no approved therapies to salvage infected central venous catheters.  CLABSIs are responsible for mortality rates up to 25% in some patients, and contribute to significant morbidities. Citius is currently enrolling patients for a phase 3 trial of Mino-Lok in the United States.

About Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Citius is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of critical care products, with a focus on anti-infectives, cancer care and unique prescription products that use innovative, patented or proprietary formulations of previously-approved active pharmaceutical ingredients. We seek to achieve leading market positions by providing therapeutic products that address unmet medical needs; by using previously approved drugs with substantial safety and efficacy data, we seek to reduce the risks associated with pharmaceutical product development and regulatory requirements. Citius develops products that have intellectual property protection and competitive advantages to existing therapeutic approaches. For more information, please visit www.citiuspharma.com.

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Andrew ScottVice President, Corporate Development(O) 908-967-6676[email protected]

 

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SOURCE Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



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