Increased whole body hematocrit: Venous hematocrit ratio in diabetes mellitus, evidence of microcirculatory hemoconcentration

Giovanni Barosi, Anna Baraldi, Giorgio Bellomo, Mario Cazzola, Anna P. Martino, Pietro Palestra, Paolo Spriano, Pietro Fratino

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Abstract

Plasma volume and red cell volume were measured in 24 diabetic outpatients. From the blood volume measurements, the whole body hematocrit was derived, and the ratio between whole body hematocrit:venous hematocrit (WBH:VH ratio) was considered to represent an index of the difference in red cell distribution between small and large blood vessels. The WBH:VH ratio was increased in 9 out of 13 males and in 1 out of 11 females, being inversely correlated to the plasma volume (r=-0.51, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalActa Diabetologica Latina
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1984

Keywords

  • Diabetic angiopathy
  • Hemoconcentration
  • Plasma volume
  • Red cell volume
  • Whole body hematocrit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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