Plasma volume in normal and sickle cell pregnancy
Afolabi, Bosede (2011) Plasma volume in normal and sickle cell pregnancy. DM thesis, University of Nottingham.
Plasma volume (PV) rises by up to 50% in normal pregnancy, a phenomenon associated with a favourable pregnancy outcome. A previous study of pregnant women with sickle cell (haemoglobin SS) disorder found that PV paradoxically contracts in late pregnancy.
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