Characteristics and functional properties of red cells during the first days of life.

Abstract

In order to evaluate postnatal red blood cell (RBC) properties and whole-blood rheology, 36 healthy full-term newborn infants were tested twice (cord blood, 4th-day blood) for whole-blood flow rate, hematocrit, hemoglobin (Hb), RBC count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular Hb and its concentration, white blood cell and platelet count, plasma… (More)

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