volume 11, issue 5, P767-786 1977
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820110511
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Abstract: The feasibility of preventing platelet adhesion to porous foreign surfaces in contact with blood by passing (perfusing) a physiologic fluid through the pores into the blood was tested. Porous-walled tubes of Teflon (Gore-tex) and aluminosilicate ceramic were perfused with lactated Ringer's solution at rates between 3.13 and 0.3 cc/min per cm2 of perfused surfaced and exposed to heparinized and unheparinized flowing human whole blood for periods of 3-6 min. Under these conditions, with 0.159 cm I.D. tubes and a…

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