Image-based finite element modeling of alveolar epithelial cell injury during airway reopening.


The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by fluid accumulation in small pulmonary airways. The reopening of these fluid-filled airways involves the propagation of an air-liquid interface that exerts injurious hydrodynamic stresses on the epithelial cells (EpC) lining the airway walls. Previous experimental studies have demonstrated… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90688.2008

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