Diaphragmatic function is markedly altered in cerulein-induced pancreatitis.

OBJECTIVE To assess diaphragmatic function in vitro during experimental cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled animal trial. SETTING Research laboratory at a large university medical center. SUBJECTS Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats, weighing 180 to 200 g. INTERVENTIONS Sodium chloride 0.9% or cerulein (5… (More)