2 articles published in JoVE
Morphometric Protocol for the Objective Assessment of Blastocyst Behavior During Vitrification and Warming Steps Marjan Taborin1, Borut Kovačič1 1Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Endocrinology, University Medical Centre Maribor Here we present a time-lapse morphometric protocol to follow the intensity of blastocyst shrinkage and re-expansion during previtrification interventions and post-warming recovery. The application of the protocol is possible in in vitro fertilization laboratories equipped with time-lapse microscopes and is recommended in the development of an optimal blastocyst vitrification method.
Esophageal Heat Transfer for Patient Temperature Control and Targeted Temperature Management Melissa I. Naiman1,2, Maria Gray2, Joseph Haymore3, Ahmed F. Hegazy4, Andrej Markota5, Neeraj Badjatia6, Erik B. Kulstad2,7 1Center for Advanced Design, Research, and Exploration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2Attune Medical, 3University of Maryland School of Nursing, 4University of Western Ontario, 5University Medical Centre Maribor, 6University of Maryland, 7Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center This study presents a novel method to provide efficient patient temperature control for cooling or warming patients. A single use, triple lumen device is placed into the esophagus, analogous to a standard orogastric tube, and connects to existing heat exchange units to perform automatic patient temperature management.