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Estimates of Balga et al for Ratio f and Estimates of Whole Body Red Cell Mass (RCM)

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The ratio f describes the relationship between the whole body hematocrit and the venous hematocrit (see 02.10.05). The whole body hematocrit can be used to calculate a patient's whole body red cell mass (RCM). Balga et al evaluated the impact of various values of f on the calculated RCM. The authors are University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland.

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