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The Effect of Acidosis on Red Cell 2,3-DPG and Oxygen Affinity of Whole Foetal Blood

  • P. D. Wimberley
  • M. D. Whitehead
  • E. R. Huehns
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to make sequential measurements on a series of premature infants with and without respiratory distress syndrome to assess the effect of acidosis and hypoxaemia on oxygen transport. 3 infants with an uneventful postnatal course (33 weeks gestation, birth weights 1325 gms, 1455 gms and 1484 gms) were compared with 6 infants who needed assisted ventilation for respiratory problems after birth (mean gestation 31–5 weeks, range 29 to 34 weeks; mean birth weight 1132 gms, range 800 to 1905 gms).

Keywords

Assisted Ventilation Foetal Blood Oxygen Affinity Hyaline Membrane Disease Percentage Saturation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Wimberley
    • 1
  • M. D. Whitehead
    • 1
  • E. R. Huehns
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical HaematologyUniversity College Hospital Medical SchoolLondon W.C.1UK

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