Published in Blood Weekly, March 29th, 2001
"Profound hypothermia (< 5(degree)C) may afford better neurological protection after circulatory arrest," explained P. Sekaran and colleagues at Columbia University, "however, there are theoretical concerns related to microcirculatory sludging of blood components at these ultra-low temperatures."
Sekaran et al. found that these concerns were well founded. In their study, animals that underwent complete blood replacement had significantly...
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