Measurement of pulmonary surfactant by du nuoy tensiometer in various physiopathological conditions

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  • A Du Nuoy tensiometer was used to study lung surfactant changes following heart-lung transplantation, pulmonary artery ligation, pulmonary hilar denervation, unilateral and bilateral vagotomy, and total cardiopulmonary denervation. There was a significant reduction in surfactant activity following pulmonary artery ligation, but no significant changes were found following any of the pulmonary denervation experiments. © 1969.
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  • 25691258
  • Author List

  • Sekabunga JG; Cooper DKC; Longmore DB
  • Start Page

  • 505
  • End Page

  • 511
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 9