Impact of diaphragmatic contraction on the stiffness of the canine mediastinum.

@article{Troyer2008ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of diaphragmatic contraction on the stiffness of the canine mediastinum.},
  author={Andr{\'e} De Troyer},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={887-93}
}
To assess the coupling between a particular hemidiaphragm and the individual lungs, the left and right phrenic nerves were separately stimulated in anesthetized dogs, and the mean changes in pleural pressure over the two lungs were evaluated by measuring the changes in airway opening pressure (DeltaPao) in the two bronchial trees. Stimulation induced a fall… CONTINUE READING