Biophysics, Invited Lecture

OPTICAL ASSESSMENT OF BLOOD MICRORHEOLOGY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN DIABETES MELLITUS

Alexander V. Priezzhev(1), Andrei E. Lugovtsov(1), Vladimir B. Koshelev(2), Olga E. Fadyukova(2), Maria D. Lin(2), and Gelena M. Naumova(2)

(1) Physics Department / International laser Center, and (2) Faculty of Medicine, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

ABSTRACT

Diabetes mellitus is a systemic disease that is gaining higher and higher social problem due to the quickly growing number of Earth population suffering from it and due to severe alterations of vitally important systems of the human organism involved including the cardiovascular system. In particular, the microcirculation gets drastically impaired due to the alterations of the blood microrheologic properties. The paper addresses the issues of optical assessment of the changes in blood microcirculation and in major microrheologic parameters, i.e. red blood cells deformability and aggregation, and it implications in diabetes mellitus.

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Dr. Alexander V. Priezzhev

Moscow State University, Professor
Moscow, Russia

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