DefenCath® (taurolidine and heparin) catheter lock solution is indicated to reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in adult patients with kidney failure receiving chronic hemodialysis (HD) through a central venous catheter (CVC). This drug is indicated for use in a limited and specific population of patients.

Scientific Advisory Board

Saravanan Balamuthusamy, M.D., FASN, FASDIN. Nephrologist, PPG Healthcare, Chairman, Division of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Ft. Worth

Nikhil Bhayani, M.D.

Teena Chopra, M.D.

Stanley Crittenden, M.D., FASN. Nephrologist, Chief Medical Officer, Evergreen Nephrology

Aru Narendran, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP. Professor of Pediatrics, Oncology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Kerry LaPlante, PharmD

Bruce Polsky, M.D., MACP, FIDSA. Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Associate Dean, Faculty, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Prayus Tailor, M.D., FASN. Nephrologist, Nephrology Associates, PA and Medical Director, Fresenius Medical Care, North America