Clinical Aspects of Blood Viscosity and Cell Deformability

  • G. D. O. Lowe
  • J. C. Barbenel
  • C. D. Forbes
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Blood Cell Deformability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Kiesewetter, H. Schmid-Schönbein, D. Seiffge, P. Teitel
      Pages 3-7
    3. H. Kiesewetter, K. Mussler, P. Teitel, U. Dauer, H. Schmid-Schönbein, R. Spohr
      Pages 19-26
    4. U. Bagge, P.-I. Brånemark, R. Skalak
      Pages 27-36
  3. General Aspects of Blood Rheology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. J. A. Dormandy
      Pages 67-78
    3. J. Harkness
      Pages 79-87
  4. Blood Rheology, Blood Flow and Vascular Occlusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. D. Charlesworth
      Pages 91-96
    3. T. C. Pearson, P. R. D. Humphrey, D. J. Thomas, G. Wetherley-Mein
      Pages 97-107
    4. J. Stuart, M. W. Kenny
      Pages 109-122
    5. G. D. O. Lowe, M. M. Drummond, C. D. Forbes, J. C. Barbenel
      Pages 133-148
  5. Blood Rheology in Medicine and Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. A. J. Barnes
      Pages 151-162
    3. P. N. Matthews
      Pages 163-174
    4. P. C. Buchan, H. N. Macdonald
      Pages 175-192
    5. C. H. M. Walker
      Pages 193-207
  6. Therapeutic Aspects of Blood Rheology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. H. Schmid-Schönbein, H. Rieger
      Pages 211-226
    3. A. J. Dodds
      Pages 227-234
    4. T. L. Allan
      Pages 235-239
    5. G. D. O. Lowe, C. D. Forbes, C. R. M. Prentice
      Pages 241-249
    6. J. A. Dormandy
      Pages 251-256
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-264

About these proceedings


After many years of relative neglect, the importance of study of factors governing blood flow has at last achieved recognition; in this volume are documented many of the techniques, and the basic scientific and clinical observations, which have helped to open up understanding of this highly important aspect of human physiology and pathology in recent years. The text is logically divided into five sections beginning with blood cell deformability, then moving on to theoretical consideration of blood rheology, followed by accounts of the interrelationships between rheology, blood flow and vascular occlusion. The final two sections deal with blood rheology in clinical practice and therapeutic aspects of the study of blood flow. As regards blood cell deformability (Section A), the basic problem is set out by Kiesewetter and colleagues in the first paragraph of chapter 1 (p. 3), in which they point out that whereas human erythrocytes at rest have a diameter of approxi­ mately 7. 5 /-tm, nutritive capillaries have diameters ranging from 3-5 /-tm, and chapters in section A give an account of the ways in which the red cell can undergo deformation to permit capillary perfusion and the maintenance of the microcirculation.


Blutviskosität Zellerkrankung blood cell physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • G. D. O. Lowe
    • 1
  • J. C. Barbenel
    • 2
  • C. D. Forbes
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of MedicineRoyal InfirmaryGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Bioengineering UnitUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

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