Sickling dynamics of red blood cells and other physiologic studies during anesthesia.


Nineteen patients with electrophoretically proven sickle cell diseases were studied prospectively at intervals, using halothane, methoxyflurane, cyclopropane, and fluroxene. Simultaneous venous and arterial samples were taken from the same arm in heparinized syringes at the sampling intervals and analyzed for blood gases, hematocrit, and percent sickle… (More)