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05/23/2012

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Gary Peterson

This notice appeared about noon on Friday, May 25th on the FDA MedWatch web site.

Dialysate Concentrates Used in Hemodialysis: Safety Communication - Alkali Dosing Errors

"The levels of acetate, citrate and/or acetic acid vary by formulation and by manufacturer. Be aware that metabolic alkalosis (pre-dialysis serum bicarbonate levels > or = to 27 mEq/L) has been associated with a higher risk of death in hemodialysis patients."

Please note that the FDA notice does not use the words "sodium diacetate."

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