198 Red Blood Cells in Preterm and Term Neonates Show Decreased Resistance to Plastic Deformation When Compared to Adults

@article{Ruef1994198RB,
  title={198 Red Blood Cells in Preterm and Term Neonates Show Decreased Resistance to Plastic Deformation When Compared to Adults},
  author={Peter Ruef and O. Linderkamp},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={36},
  pages={35A-35A}
}
The mechanical fragility of red blood cells (RBC) in term neonates is increased compared with adult RBC. We studied tether formation (i.e., small area membrane rupture) of single RBC from preterm infants, term neonates and adults using a new micropipette technique. Point attached RBC were aspired at different negative pressures into a large micropipette… CONTINUE READING