Dear Dr. Friedman,

Thank you for reading our article with such a great detail. We hope many colleagues did a similar thing and are stimulated by the discussion below. I would like to answer your criticism as two separate issues. The first issue covers the handling of the data and the second issue handles interpreting the results.


Allometry, Design, Shear stress,
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

de Crom, M.P.G, Cheng, C, Helderman, F, & Krams, R. (2009). Large variations in absolute wall shear stress levels within one species and between species. Atherosclerosis, 204(1), 16–17. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2008.08.010