Mechanics of the canine diaphragm in ascites: a CT study.


Ascites causes an increase in the elastance of the abdomen and impairs the lung-expanding action of the diaphragm, but its overall effects on the pressure-generating ability of the muscle remain unclear. In the present study, radiopaque markers were attached to muscle bundles in the midcostal region of the diaphragm in five dogs, and the three-dimensional… (More)


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@article{Leduc2008MechanicsOT, title={Mechanics of the canine diaphragm in ascites: a CT study.}, author={Dimitri Leduc and Matt{\'e}o Cappello and Pierre Alain Gevenois and Andr{\'e} De Troyer}, journal={Journal of applied physiology}, year={2008}, volume={104 2}, pages={423-8} }