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  Hyperviscosity, due to alterations of blood cells and plasma components, can induce microvascular damage. Nitric oxide (NO) is released by endothelium and plays a crucial role in flow-mediated vasodilation. An impaired availability of NO, due to polymorphisms of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS),...
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  The cause of sensorineural hearing impairment is unknown in a high proportion of patients. Since ischaemia is a possible factor, the relation between hearing threshold and blood viscosity, plasma viscosity, and haematocrit was investigated in 49 patients with idiopathic hearing loss, taking into...
Type: Abstracts
  CONCLUSION: Cochlear microcirculation disturbance is closely associated with sudden deafness. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between cochlear microcirculation and sudden deafness. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Clinical laboratory parameters (clinical chemistry, hemorheology, hematology, and...
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Blood Viscosity: Earlier, More Accurate Prediction of Cardiovascular Event Risk Ralph Holsworth, DO, recently shared a story with me about a patient he had in Colorado many years ago. He was an intern in a Denver hospital when he admitted a patient diagnosed as having a blood clot in his leg. Dr...
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