Effect of fractional blood flow on plasma skimming in the microvasculature.

  title={Effect of fractional blood flow on plasma skimming in the microvasculature.},
  author={Jiho Yang and Sung Sic Yoo and Tae-Rin Lee},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={95 4-1},
Although redistribution of red blood cells at bifurcated vessels is highly dependent on flow rate, it is still challenging to quantitatively express the dependence of flow rate in plasma skimming due to nonlinear cellular interactions. We suggest a plasma skimming model that can involve the effect of fractional blood flow at each bifurcation point. To validate the model, it is compared with in vivo data at single bifurcation points, as well as microvascular network systems. In the simulation… 

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