Published in Blood Weekly, March 29th, 1999
Since 1994, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received 10 reports of hemolysis associated with the infusion of 25 percent human albumin diluted with sterile water. One of the patients died.
Because of the shortage, hospital pharmacists may prepare 5 percent solution of human albumin by diluting 25 percent albumin with 0.9 percent NaCl or 5 percent dextrose. If sterile water...
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