Pathochemical toxicity of perfluorocarbon-5070, a liquid test performance fluid previously used in dialyzer manufacturing, confirmed in animal experiment.

In the light of clustered deaths in late 2001 associated with hemodialysis (HD), this article analyzes the pathochemical toxicity of the perfluorocarbon-5070 (PF-5070), a liquid used as test performance fluid for detecting capillary leaks during dialyzer manufacturing. Residual PF-5070 in some Athane dialyzers of the involved brands was infused in the… CONTINUE READING