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Noninvasive in vivo plasma volume and hematocrit in humans: observing long-term baseline behavior to establish homeostasis for intravascular volume and composition
Author(s): Paul Dent; Bin Deng; Jerry Goodisman; Charles M. Peterson; Sriram Narsipur; J. Chaiken
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Paper Abstract

A new device incorporating a new algorithm and measurement process allows simultaneous noninvasive in vivo monitoring of intravascular plasma volume and red blood cell volume. The purely optical technique involves probing fingertip skin with near infrared laser light and collecting the wavelength shifted light, that is, the inelastic emission (IE) which includes the unresolved Raman and fluorescence, and the un-shifted emission, that is, the elastic emission (EE) which includes both the Rayleigh and Mie scattered light. Our excitation and detection geometry is designed so that from these two simultaneous measurements we can calculate two parameters within the single scattering regime using radiation transfer theory, the intravascular plasma volume fraction and the red blood cell volume fraction. Previously calibrated against a gold standard FDA approved device, 2 hour monitoring sessions on three separate occasions over a three week span for a specific, motionless, and mostly sleeping individual produced 3 records containing a total of 5706 paired measurements of hematocrit and plasma volume. The average over the three runs, relative to the initial plasma volume taken as 100%, of the plasma volume±1σ was 97.56±0.55 or 0.56%.For the same three runs, the average relative hematocrit (Hct), referenced to an assumed initial value of 28.35 was 29.37±0.12 or stable to ±0.4%.We observe local deterministic circulation effects apparently associated with the pressure applied by the finger probe as well as longer timescale behavior due to normal ebb and flow of internal fluids due to posture changes and tilt table induced gravity gradients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9887, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care V, 98871S (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227981
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Paul Dent, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Bin Deng, Athinoula A. Martinos Ctr. for Biomedical Imaging (United States)
Jerry Goodisman, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Charles M. Peterson, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Sriram Narsipur, SUNY Upstate Medical Univ. (United States)
J. Chaiken, Syracuse Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9887:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care V
Jürgen Popp; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews; Francesco Saverio Pavone, Editor(s)

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