Influence of a Variable Magnetic Field on the Rheological Properties of Blood in Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • V. V. Kirkovskii
  • V. A. Mansurov
  • N. P. Mit'kovskaya
  • Yu. A. Mukharskaya
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024762123531

Cite this article as:
Kirkovskii, V.V., Mansurov, V.A., Mit'kovskaya, N.P. et al. Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics (2003) 76: 708. doi:10.1023/A:1024762123531

Abstract

A study has been made of the influence of a low‐frequency variable magnetic field on the rheological properties of the blood of patients having rheumatoid arthritis as compared to healthy donors by means of rotational viscosimetry. To interpret the rheological properties use has been made of a three‐parameter rheological model one parameter of which is sensitive to the action of the magnetic field; the other two parameters of the model have not been found to be affected by the magnetic field. These parameters are related to the hydrodynamic properties of an erythrocyte suspension. The influence of the magnetic field on the dependent rheological parameter has been revealed not in all the experiments, which is attributable to its selective action on proteins ensuring the interaction of the erythrocytes with each other.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Kirkovskii
    • 1
  • V. A. Mansurov
    • 2
  • N. P. Mit'kovskaya
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Mukharskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Belarusian State Medical UniversityMinskBelarus
  2. 2.National Academy of Sciences of BelarusA. V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteMinskBelarus