Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation - Volume 72, issue 2
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Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, a peer-reviewed international scientific journal, serves as an aid to understanding the flow properties of blood and the relationship to normal and abnormal physiology. The rapidly expanding science of hemorheology concerns blood, its components and the blood vessels with which blood interacts. It includes perihemorheology, i.e., the rheology of fluid and structures in the perivascular and interstitial spaces as well as the lymphatic system. The clinical aspects include pathogenesis, symptomatology and diagnostic methods, and the fields of prophylaxis and therapy in all branches of medicine and surgery, pharmacology and drug research.
The endeavour of the Editors-in-Chief and publishers of
Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation is to bring together contributions from those working in various fields related to blood flow all over the world. The editors of
Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation are from those countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and America where appreciable work in clinical hemorheology and microcirculation is being carried out. Each editor takes responsibility to decide on the acceptance of a manuscript. He is required to have the manuscript appraised by two referees and may be one of them himself. The executive editorial office, to which the manuscripts have been submitted, is responsible for rapid handling of the reviewing process.
Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation accepts original papers, brief communications, mini-reports and letters to the Editors-in-Chief. Review articles, providing general views and new insights into related subjects, are regularly invited by the Editors-in-Chief. Proceedings of international and national conferences on clinical hemorheology (in original form or as abstracts) complete the range of editorial features.
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Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation: medical practitioners in all fields including hematology, cardiology, geriatrics, angiology, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otology, and neurology. Pharmacologists, clinical laboratories, blood transfusion centres, manufacturing firms producing diagnostic instruments, and the pharmaceutical industry will also benefit.
Important new topics will increasingly claim more pages of
Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation: the role of hemorheological and microcirculatory disturbances for epidemiology and prognosis, in particular regarding cardiovascular disorders, as well as its significance in the field of geriatrics. Authors and readers are invited to contact the editors for specific information or to make suggestions.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of dance movement therapy exercises (DMT) on the rheological properties of blood in elderly women. METHODS: The study encompassed group of women (mean aged: 67 years), who were subjected to three-month dance movement therapy programme (n = 20). Blood samples from all the women were examined for their haematological, rheological, and biochemical parameters both prior to the study and three months thereafter. RESULTS: DMT did not cause statistically significant differences in the number of erythrocytes, thrombocytes, leukocytes and the haematocrit value. DMT affected…the rheological parameters of the blood in elderly women, improving the erythrocyte deformability at the lowest shear stress value and reducing the half-time of the total aggregation. Plasma viscosity and concentration of fibrinogen did not change after dance therapy. CONCLUSIONS: DMT modulate rheological properties of blood of older women. The results of this study suggest that physical exercise program for older women can prevent unfavorable age-related changes. Some indicators such as the haematological parameters, plasma viscosity and fibrinogen level were not affected by DMT in older women, suggesting the maintenance of homeostasis.