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Prediction of blood volume in normal human adults

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      Abstract

      The circulating blood volumes in 155 normal adult men and women were determined by the I131 HSA method. The measured volumes were plotted against body weight, surface area, and the height cubed-body mass formulas. Significant statistical improvement was attained when the data were plotted against predicted volumes based upon computer-corrected surface area and height cubed-body mass formulas. Both computer-corrected formulas yield the same prediction data when sex, height, and weight are the only parameters used. The usefulness of the prediction formulas was demonstrated when data obtained by other workers using different methods of estimating blood volume showed as good correlation with prediction as did our data.
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