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Articles by Dirk De Ridder in JoVE
The Use of Cystometry in Small Rodents: A Study of Bladder Chemosensation Pieter Uvin1,2,3, Wouter Everaerts1,2,3, Silvia Pinto2,3, Yeranddy A. Alpízar2,3, Mathieu Boudes1,2,3, Thomas Gevaert1,2,3, Thomas Voets2,3, Bernd Nilius2,3, Karel Talavera2,3, Dirk De Ridder1,3 1Laboratory of Experimental Urology, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2Laboratory for Ion Channel Research, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium, 3TRP Research Platform Leuven (TRPLe), KU Leuven, Belgium Cystometry is an efficient technique to measure bladder function of small animals in vivo. The bladder is continuously infused at rates controlled through an intravesical catheter, whereas the urethra is left free for micturition. This allows for repetitive filling and emptying of the bladder, while intravesical pressure and voided volume are recorded.