Acute Changes in Oxyhemoglobin Affinity Effects on Oxygen Transport and Utilization.
OKLAHOMA UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER OKLAHOMA CITY
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It has been postulated that 2,3-diphosphoglycerate DPG-mediated changes in oxyhemoglobin affinity play an important role in oxygen delivery however, the effect of an acute increase in affinity without changing red cell mass has not been systematically evaluated. This study was designed to measure changes in oxygen transport and oxygen consumption produced by an acute increase in oxyhemoglobin affinity caused by an autologous exchange transfusion using DPG-depleted stored blood. Modified author abstract
- Anatomy and Physiology