Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) is pleased to share news of an upcoming poster presentation at the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting (ISPOR 2022) on 15-18 May 2022.
ISPOR is renowned for attracting leaders from the global healthcare and outcome research community for discussion and dissemination of the latest trends in healthcare.
The abstract, to be presented by lead author, Professor Tom Lodise of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, models the annual costs associated with central venous catheter-related S. aureus bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients.
Based on a 7.5% annual rate of infections in this vulnerable population, it is projected that attributable costs will exceed US$360 million annually.
Dr Jamie P. Dwyer, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Utah Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Co-founder of Innovative Renal Care, remarked in relation to the Abstract:
“It is widely known that S. aureus nasal carriers have a markedly higher risk of bacteremia vs non-carriers 1. There is a need for novel agents for intranasal decolonisation of S. aureus to reduce the risk of S. aureus bloodstream infections among this high risk, hemodialysis patient population.”