2 articles published in JoVE
High-throughput Identification of Bacteria Repellent Polymers for Medical Devices Seshasailam Venkateswaran*1, Peter J. Gwynne*2, Mei Wu1, Ailsa Hardman2, Annamaria Lilienkampf1, Salvatore Pernagallo1, Garry Blakely2, David G. Swann3, Mark Bradley1, Maurice P. Gallagher2 1School of Chemistry, EaStCHEM, University of Edinburgh, 2School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 3Critical Care, NHS Lothian, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh A high-throughput microarray method for the identification of polymers which reduce bacterial surface binding on medical devices is described.
In situ Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap: A Rat Model of Myocutaneous Ischemia Reperfusion Injury Marie-Claire Edmunds1, Stephen Wigmore1, David Kluth2 1Department of Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 2Department of Nephrology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Free tissue transfer is widely employed in reconstructive surgery to restore form and function following oncological resection and trauma. Preconditioning this tissue prior to surgery may improve outcome. This article describes an in situ transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap (TRAM) in rats as a means for testing preconditioning strategies.