3 articles published in JoVE
In Vivo Electrophysiological Measurement of Compound Muscle Action Potential from the Forelimbs in Mouse Models of Motor Neuron Degeneration Eveliina Pollari1,2, Robert Prior1,2, Wim Robberecht1,2,3, Philip Van Damme1,2,3, Ludo Van Den Bosch1,2 1Department of Neurosciences, Experimental Neurology, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, 2Center for Brain & Disease Research, Laboratory of Neurobiology, VIB, 3Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Leuven The measurement of nerve conduction is a useful tool to assess mouse models of neurodegeneration but it is frequently only applied to stimulate the sciatic nerve in hindlimbs. Here, we describe a technique to measure compound muscle action potential (CMAP) in vivo in the mouse forelimb muscles innervated by the brachial plexus.
Medical-grade Sterilizable Target for Fluid-immersed Fetoscope Optical Distortion Calibration Daniil I. Nikitichev*1, Dzhoshkun I. Shakir*1, François Chadebecq1, Marcel Tella1, Jan Deprest1,2, Danail Stoyanov3, Sébastien Ourselin1, Tom Vercauteren1 1Translational Imaging Group, CMIC, University College London, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals Leuven, 3Surgical Robot Vision Group, CMIC, University College London This article describes the design and development of a sterilizable custom camera optical distortion calibration target for the peri-operative, fluid-immersed calibration of endoscopes during endoscopic interventions.
Fetal Echocardiography and Pulsed-wave Doppler Ultrasound in a Rabbit Model of Intrauterine Growth Restriction Ryan Hodges1,2, Masayuki Endo1, Andre La Gerche3, Elisenda Eixarch4,5, Philip DeKoninck1, Vessilina Ferferieva3, Jan D'hooge3, Euan M. Wallace2, Jan Deprest1 1Division Woman and Child, Department Women, University Hospitals Leuven, 2The Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 3Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 4 We describe examination of fetal cardiac function with contemporary functional fetal echocardiography and fetoplacental Doppler ultrasound using the VisualSonics VEVO 2100 microultrasound in a surgically induced model of intrauterine fetal growth restriction in a rabbit.