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Haemodynamic and oxygen transport response during exchange transfusion for severe falciparum malaria.
  1. S. C. Beards,
  2. G. M. Joynt,
  3. J. Lipman
  1. Baragwanath Intensive Care Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Bertsham, Soweto, South Africa.


    We describe the haemodynamic and oxygen transport response in a patient undergoing exchange transfusion for severe falciparum malaria. We found that exchange transfusion produced a significant increase in left ventricular stroke work index, systemic oxygen delivery and oxygen consumption. This potentially beneficial effect of exchange transfusion has not been reported previously.

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