The formation and effect of stored platelet concentrate microemboli on pulmonary ultrastructure

J. M. Bisio, R. S. Connell, M. W. Harrison

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Abstract

The formation of microaggregates of platelets and leukocytes and the infusion of these aggregated blood elements on pulmonary ultrastructure and function have been extensively studied. This study was undertaken to document the formation of platelet microaggregates during storage of platelet concentrate and to determine what effect the infusion of stored platelets has on pulmonary ultrastructure. The screen filtration pressure of platelet concentrate stored at 4 degrees C. for a period of 48 hours was measured after six, 24 and 48 hours of storage. Screen filtration pressure progressively rose from a mean of 47.20 millimeters of mercury to a mean of 237.40 millimeters of mercury at 48 hours, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-347
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume154
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery

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