Pharmacokinetics induced by drug eluting stents (DES) in coronary walls is modeled by means of a one-dimensional multi-layered model, accounting for vessel curvature and non-homogeneous properties of the arterial tissues. The model includes diffusion mechanisms, advection effects related to plasma filtration through the walls, and bio-chemical drug reactions. A non-classical Sturm-Liouville problem with discontinuous coefficients is derived, whose closed-form analytical solution is obtained via an eigenfunction expansion. Soundness and consistency of the proposed approach are shown by numerical computations based on possible clinical treatments involving both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. The influence of the main model parameters on drug delivery mechanisms is analyzed, highlighting the effects induced by vessel curvature and yielding comparative indications and useful insights into the concurring mechanisms governing the pharmacokinetics.
D'Errico, M., Sammarco, P., & Vairo, G. (2015). Analytical modeling of drug dynamics induced by eluting stents in the coronary multi-layered curved domain. MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES, 267, 79-96.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||D'Errico, M., Sammarco, P., & Vairo, G. (2015). Analytical modeling of drug dynamics induced by eluting stents in the coronary multi-layered curved domain. MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES, 267, 79-96.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ICAR/08 - Scienza delle Costruzioni|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2015.06.016|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||Analytical modeling of drug dynamics induced by eluting stents in the coronary multi-layered curved domain|
|Autori:||D'Errico, M; Sammarco, P; Vairo, G|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|