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Baxter withdraws dialyser after 12 patients die

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7312.529/a (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:529
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    The deaths, in 15 days, of 12 patients receiving haemodialysis in three Spanish hospitals has led the Spanish health ministry to withdraw two batches of a membrane dialyser.

    To date, no direct relation has been proved between the deaths and the dialyser, made by Baxter Althin Medical, a Swedish subsidiary of the US manufacturer of medical devices Baxter International. The dead patients, however, had all been given the same membrane batch.

    Between 15 August and 29 August six patients died in the Virgen del Consuelo Clinic in Valencia, four in the Princesa …

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