Viscoelastic behavior of lung and chest wall in dogs determined by flow interruption.

@article{Similowski1989ViscoelasticBO,
  title={Viscoelastic behavior of lung and chest wall in dogs determined by flow interruption.},
  author={Thomas Similowski and Patrick L{\'e}vy and Christopher R. Corbeil and Maurice M. Albala and Ren{\'e} Pariente and J. P. Derenne and J H T Bates and Bj{\"o}rn Jonson and Joseph Milic-Emili},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={2219-29}
}
Pulmonary and chest wall mechanics were studied in six anesthetized paralyzed dogs, by use of the technique of rapid airway occlusion during constant flow inflation. Analysis of the pressure changes after flow interruption allowed us to partition the overall resistance of the lung (Rl) and chest wall (Rw) and total respiratory system (Rrs) into two components, one (Rinit) reflecting in the lung airway resistance (Raw), the other (delta R) reflecting primarily the viscoelastic properties of the… CONTINUE READING