Project: In vivo microscopy of the peritoneal, hepatic and pulmonary microcirculation in different rat models of cirrhosis and portal hypertension
- project duration
- 01-JAN-05 – 31-OCT-09
- Cirrhosis is associated with a high morbidity. There is presence of an increased vascular resistance in the liver, a vasodilation on the splanchnic tree and pulmonary complications. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are unclear. This project will study in vivo these mechanisms on the liver, peritoneal and lung tissue with the intravital microscopy.