Lorenzo Botti

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We present a modeling framework designed for patient-specific computational hemodynamics to be performed in the context of large-scale studies. The framework takes advantage of the integration of image processing, geometric analysis and mesh generation techniques, with an accent on full automation and high-level interaction. Image segmentation is performed(More)
An important number of surgical procedures for creation of vascular access (VA) in haemodialysis patients still results in non-adequate increase in blood flow (non-maturation). The rise in blood flow in arteriovenous shunts depends on vascular remodelling. Computational tools to predict the outcome of VA surgery would be important in this clinical context.(More)
In this work we show that the flexibility of the discontinuous Galerkin (dG) discretization can be fruitfully exploited to implement numerical solution strategies based on the use of elements with very general shapes. Thanks to the freedom in defining the mesh topology, we propose a new h-adaptive technique based on agglomeration coarsening of a fine mesh.(More)
A number of computational approaches have been proposed for the simulation of haemodynamics and vascular wall dynamics in complex vascular networks. Among them, 0D pulse wave propagation methods allow to efficiently model flow and pressure distributions and wall displacements throughout vascular networks at low computational costs. Although several(More)
Despite the central role of tubular plasma proteins that characterize progressive kidney diseases, protein concentrations along the nephron in pathological conditions have not been quantified so far. We combined experimental techniques and theoretical analysis to estimate glomerular and tubular levels of albumin in the experimental model of 5/6 nephrectomy(More)
In this manuscript we compare physical and reference frame discontinuous Galerkin (dG) discretizations with emphasis on the influence of reference-to-physical frame mappings on the discrete space properties. We assess the excellence of physical frame discrete spaces in terms of approximation capabilities as well as the increased flexibility compared to(More)
In this work we exploit agglomeration based h-multigrid preconditioners to speed-up the iterative solution of discontinuous Galerkin discretizations of the Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations. As a distinctive feature h-coarsened mesh sequences are generated by recursive agglomeration of a fine grid, admitting arbitrarily unstructured grids of complex(More)
Sangalli F, Carrara F, Gaspari F, Corna D, Zoja C, Botti L, Remuzzi G, Remuzzi A. Effect of ACE inhibition on glomerular permselectivity and tubular albumin concentration in the renal ablation model. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 300: F1291–F1300, 2011. First published March 30, 2011; doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00656.2010.— Despite the central role of tubular plasma(More)
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