Blood rheology changes and disturbances in microcirculation

Roberta Giansanti, Rosa Anna Rabini, Massimo Boemi, Paolo Fumelli

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Authors studied modifications of the red blood cells arteriolar velocity (RBcAV) in the conjunctival capillary network in diabetic subjects with alterations of red blood cell (RBc) aggregation and of whole blood viscosity (WBV). WBV, RBc aggregation and RBcAV were studied in diabetics with foot ulceration, with healed ulcer, and in controls. RBcAV, RBc aggregation and WBV resulted statistically different between diabetics with and without plantar perforation, and between diabetics and controls. A significant reduction (p<0.05) of RBcAV was found in patients with foot perforation compared to diabetic subjects with recovered foot ulcer, and in the group of diabetic patients as a whole (p<0.05) compared with controls. In a similar way we found a significant increase (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-548
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Hemorheology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Arteriolar velocity
  • Diabetes
  • Hemorheology
  • Microcirculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Physiology


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