An alternative view of the role(s) of surfactant and the alveolar model

Hills, B. (1999) An alternative view of the role(s) of surfactant and the alveolar model. Journal of Applied Psysiology, 87 5: 1567-1583. doi:10.1152/jappl.1999.87.5.1567


Author Hills, B.
Title An alternative view of the role(s) of surfactant and the alveolar model
Journal name Journal of Applied Psysiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9010
Publication date 1999-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1152/jappl.1999.87.5.1567
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 87
Issue 5
Start page 1567
End page 1583
Total pages 17
Editor G. C. Sieck
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, USA
Publisher The American Physiological Society
Language eng
Subject C4
321027 Respiratory Diseases
730110 Respiratory system and diseases (incl. asthma)
Abstract Currently, the study of surfactant proteins is much in vogue, but, in the early days, the physics underlying surfactant function was treated somewhat superficially, leaving assumptions that have become culturally embedded, such as the 'bubble' model of the alveolus. This review selectively reexamines these assumptions, comparing each combination of alveolar model and role of surfactant for compatibility with the major features of pulmonary mechanics and alveolar stability, morphology, and fluid balance.
Keyword Surfactant Alveolar
Q-Index Code C4
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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