At present, little information and few models are available to describe either renal haemodynamics or the structure of the kidney. By modelling renal haemodynamics, more information about flow behaviour and efficiency can be obtained, thus leading to the modelling of the human kidney and enabling comparisons with dialysis haemodynamics to be made. This paper examines a prototype model of renal vasculature and remarks upon comparisons drawn from data from human kidneys, as an introduction to those interested in replicating the functions of the kidney by using a miniature haemodialyser. © MechE 1997.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Renal vasculature