Blood volume and hemoglobin after spinal cord injury.

  title={Blood volume and hemoglobin after spinal cord injury.},
  author={Sibrand Houtman and Berend Oeseburg and M T Hopman},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={79 3},
OBJECTIVE The main purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in total blood volume and hemoglobin mass between spinal cord-injured and able-bodied individuals. DESIGN Total blood volumes of 13 able-bodied and 10 spinal cord-injured individuals (lesion >T4) were determined using the carbon monoxide method. The reproducibility of the total blood volume determination in our setting and the effect of increased physical activity were assessed. RESULTS Comparison of groups showed a… CONTINUE READING

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