Modeling the airflow in a lung with cystic fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic progressive pulmonary disorder caused by mutations in the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene. A CF lung is generally characterized by obstructed airflow to an extent that leads to destruction of airway wall support structure. Airway resistance, resulting from both laminar and turbulent flow, is… (More)

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