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Title: Bloodless measurement of hematocrit
Authors: Αδαμοπούλου, Μ.
Φούντος, Γεώργιος
Κουνάδη, Ευαγγελία
Ρέκκας, Μ.
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Αιματοκρίτης;Αναίμακτη εξέταση
Subjects: Technology
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2015
Date of availability: 18-Jun-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The direct estimation of the hematocrit at surgery without blood sampling procedures and laboratory analyzes, could yield significant time savings for the clinician, especially when managing emergencies. The purpose of this study is the construction of a biotechnology device, in order to determine the hematocrit value, in a bloodless non invasive method, that can be used for an immediate diagnosis. Materials and methods: Using technology similar to that of an “oxymeter”, we are in the process of manufacturing a portable device, which in contact with a large vase (jugular, femoral or brachial artery etc), will be able to count the number of red blood cells per cubic millimeter. The red blood cells are identified by their concave surface, separating them from the remaining blood cells (white blood cells, platelets, etc), where light scattering occurs in a different way. Results: After the completion of the prototype which called «Hemo-detector», measurements of hematocrit will be performed using this device to patients. The hematocrit values measured will be compared with them upon laboratory tests (blood draw) to assess the reliability of this novel non invasive method. Discussion: The immediate and bloodless measurement of hematocrit is an important help for the clinician where he will be able to evaluate a significant number of diseases. Also, pain and stress for the patient can be avoided. Furthermore, since this will be a low cost method resources for the patient as well as social health funds can be saved.
Language: English
Citation: Adamopoulou, M., Fountos, G., Kounadi, E. and Rekkas, M. (2014) Bloodless measurement of hematocrit. "Physica Medica", 30 (1), p.114
Journal: Physica Medica
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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