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Background: In chronic liver diseases, liver function is adversely affected and the consequent alterations in blood constituents are known to affect vascular and rheological parameters. The aim of the study was to analyze the rheological profile in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients in Nigeria....
We have recently demonstrated that the use of a tourniquet to locate the vein prior to blood sampling may affect red blood cell (RBC) deformability and aggregation, even if the tourniquet is quickly removed after insertion of the needle into the vein. However, in clinical practice, the tourniquet...