Shohat et al correlated a neonate's hematocrit with whole blood viscosity. Hyperviscosity can explain findings seen in neonatal polycythemia. The authors are from Beilinson Medical Center and Tel Aviv University in Israel.


(1) hematocrit in percent (as a whole number from 0 to 100)

(2) blood viscosity in centipoises (cps)


LN(blood viscosity) =

= (0.0276 * (hematocrit in percent)) + 0.1427


blood viscosity in cps =

= EXP((0.0276 * (hematocrit)) + 0.1427

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