The red-cell deformability index: a filtration study in adult Nigerians.

@article{Reid1981TheRD,
  title={The red-cell deformability index: a filtration study in adult Nigerians.},
  author={Harvey L. Reid},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={205-8}
}
Red-cell deformability was measured by reproducible filtration technique. Undiluted whole blood, anticoagulated with solid potassium EDTA, was passed through Nuclepore membrane filters with cylindrical prres of 5.0 micrometers diameter, under a constant negative perfusion pressure of 20 cm of water. The volume of red-cell filtered per minute was used as an index of red-cell deformability. Healthy Nigerian adults had a mean red-cell deformability index of 0.55 +/- 0.15 ml/min/-1. There was no… CONTINUE READING