Effect of Airway Disease on Deposition

Deposition patterns within the lung are influenced by individual differences in anatomy as well as different patient inhalation techniques. To deposit in the lungs, particles must traverse a complex lung structure that varies in geometry and environment from patient to patient. Partial obstructions and irregularities of the airway surface disrupt deposition and create uneven particle distributions in the lung [245,246]. Lung morphology can be complicated further by airway obstruction, infection, and/or inflammation caused by diseased states such as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [247-250]. In such cases, deposition patterns are often shifted, with enhanced deposition in the central airways and reduced deposition in the alveolar region [251-254].

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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