Survey Shows Catheter Salvage in CLABSI Patients Highly Desirable

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Medical Gadgets
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Infectious Disease Experts and Intensivists Agree that Salvaging an Infected Central Line Would be a Major Advance in Catheter Care

CRANFORD, N.J., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Citius") (OTC BB: CTXR), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on

adjunctive cancer care and critical care drug products, obtained top line data from a survey of 31 physicians clearly showing a need for catheter salvage in patients with indwelling central venous lines, especially when the catheter is a tunneled or an implanted port. There were 19 Infectious Disease experts and 12 Intensivists surveyed who all agreed that salvage would be preferable to catheter exchange fearing that catheter misplacements, blood clots, or vessel punctures can potentially occur during reinsertion. Most were also concerned that viable venous access may not be available. The survey was conducted by a third party in January of this year.

Mr. Myron Holubiak, President and CEO stated, "It is clear to us that catheter salvage is an important goal for our Mino-Lok development program. This survey indicates that there would be rapid and broad acceptance of our innovative treatment for salvaging central venous catheters in Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) if we are able to show that Mino-Lok is effective and safe. We have designed our phase 3 study to assure that these important parameters are studied." 

There are currently no approved therapies to salvage infected CVCs. 

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 using 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. We focus on developing products that have intellectual property protection and competitive advantages to existing therapeutic approaches. www.citiuspharma.com

Mino-Lok is under investigation and not approved for commercial use.

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Contact: Andrew Scott Vice President, Corporate Development (O) 908-967-6676 [email protected]

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/survey-shows-catheter-salvage-in-clabsi-patients-highly-desirable-300412016.html

SOURCE Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



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