volume 12, issue 3, P255-269 1978
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820120303
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Abstract: Blood contact at interfaces in extracorporeal devices is a source of traumas. Proteins are very rapidly adsorbed; then, depending on which proteins are left various degrees of platelet aggregation follow and thrombi develop. The scanning electron microscope reveals very instructive information on the morphology of the blood deposits which adhere to foreign surfaces. Oxygenators such as the Awad D, which is a staged one made of silicone rubber, become "thrombus invaded" after prolonged extracorporeal circulatio…

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