Safety Alert for System for High Permeability Hemodialysis PRISMAFLEX

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Gambro Lundia AB.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Date
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Colombia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    The manufacturer reports that it has detected that the current software of the team does not have an alert to warn the operator to follow the instructions for use related to safely discharging the disposable equipment of the prismaflex control unit, which could cause considerable blood loss, leading to that possible serious events about the patients are presented.


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  • Product Description
    The PRISMAFLEX control unit is indicated for: continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for patients with acute renal failure and / or fluid load. Therapeutic exchange therapy deplasma (TPE) for contrastor patients in whom withdrawal of plasma components is indicated
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