Accession Number : ADA137699
Title : Blood Viscosity Changes Following Surgical Stress and Trauma.
Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 9 (Annual),
Corporate Author : TULANE UNIV NEW ORLEANS LA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Personal Author(s) : Litwin,M S
PDF Url : ADA137699
Report Date : Jun 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The specific aims of this study were: (1) To define the types of whole blood, plasma and packed cell viscosity changes occurring following surgical stress and trauma, to relate these changes to metabolic derangements associated with such states, and to define the effects of cellular aggregation and disaggregation on these variables. (2) To serve as testing laboratory for Surgical Division, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, in evaluation of metabolic and blood physico-chemical effects of plasma expanders. (3) To determine the role of pulmonary microembolism associated with massive blood transfusion in development of pulmonary insufficiency.
Descriptors : *Blood, *Blood plasma, *Blood plasma substitutes, Viscosity, Trauma, Surgery, Metabolism, Embolism, Blood transfusion, Physicochemical properties, Pulmonary insufficiency
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE