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July 1970

Serum and Plasma Infusion in Human Pulmonary Artery: Embolic Implications

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago. Dr. Daily is a Public Health Service postdoctoral research fellow and is currently at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Moulder is now at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(1):26-31. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340250028007

The pulmonary hemodynamic effects of direct pulmonary arterial infusion of fresh autogenous serum and plasma have been measured in four patients and calculated in terms of pulmonary vascular resistance with no differences noted, thus suggesting a lack of importance of a serum-serotonin factor in human pulmonary embolism.