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This study evaluates the nature and reversibility of the increase in whole blood viscosity known to be induced by hypothermia. Anticoagulated samples were obtained from normal volunteers and were assayed for cellular deformability by 4.7 microns membrane filtration of whole blood (n = 12) and...
Increases in Platelet and Red Cell Counts, Blood Viscosity, and Arterial Pressure During Mild Surface Cooling: Factors in Mortality From Coronary and Cerebral Thrombosis in Winter.
Six hours of mild surface cooling in moving air at 24 degrees C with little fall in core temperature (0.4 degree C) increased the packed cell volume by 7% and increased the platelet count and usually the mean platelet volume to produce a 15% increase in the fraction of plasma volume occupied by...
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