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Articles  |   February 1998
Transient basophilia following the application of lymphatic pump techniques: a pilot study
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Articles   |   February 1998
Transient basophilia following the application of lymphatic pump techniques: a pilot study
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1998, Vol. 98, 91. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.2.91
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1998, Vol. 98, 91. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.2.91
Abstract

Lymphatic pump techniques (LPTs) consisting of pectoral traction and splenic pump were performed on seven male medical students following blood collection for baseline value determinations. Blood was collected from each subject at 15, 30, 60, 120, and 240 minutes post-LPT. The samples were analyzed for serum chemistry and complete blood cell count. All subjects showed an increase in the percentage of basophils. There was variation in the time points for the initial occurrence of basophilia among the subjects. A separate cohort of five male medical students served as control subjects. The control group did not receive LPTs. Blood samples collected at the same time points as the experimental group did not show the basophilia.