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Título: Intrinsic fractal dynamics in the respiratory system by means of pressure-volume loops
Autor: Ionescu, Clara M.
Machado, J. A. Tenreiro
Data: 2011
Editora: Springer
Relatório da Série N.º: Nonlinear and Complex Dynamics;
Resumo: This contribution presents novel concepts for analysis of pressure–volume curves, which offer information about the time domain dynamics of the respiratory system. The aim is to verify whether a mapping of the respiratory diseases can be obtained, allowing analysis of (dis)similarities between the dynamical pattern in the breathing in children. The groups investigated here are children, diagnosed as healthy, asthmatic, and cystic fibrosis. The pressure–volume curves have been measured by means of the noninvasive forced oscillation technique during breathing at rest. The geometrical fractal dimension is extracted from the pressure–volume curves and a power-law behavior is observed in the data. The power-law model coefficients are identified from the three sets and the results show that significant differences are present between the groups. This conclusion supports the idea that the respiratory system changes with disease in terms of airway geometry, tissue parameters, leading in turn to variations in the fractal dimension of the respiratory tree and its dynamics.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/4205
ISBN: 978-1-4614-0230-5
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-0231-2_18
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