Clearance of mucus by the beating action of cilia is the primary means of removing inhaled particulates and airway debris from airways in healthy people. However many pulmonary diseases are associated with impaired mucociliary clearance mechanisms. For these patients, cough is the default airway clearance mechanism. Unfortunately most pulmonary disease patients can only produce low expiratory flow rates and have difficulty coughing for this reason.
Superimposed Oscillations Enhance the Clearance of Mucus Simulant at Low Air Flows in a Rigid Tracheal Model
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Krumpe, PE, Evrensel, CA, & Hassan, AA. "Superimposed Oscillations Enhance the Clearance of Mucus Simulant at Low Air Flows in a Rigid Tracheal Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Advances in Bioengineering. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. November 17–22, 2002. pp. 437-438. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2002-33527
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