3 articles published in JoVE
Cooling or Warming the Esophagus to Reduce Esophageal Injury During Left Atrial Ablation in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Jason Zagrodzky1, Mark M. Gallagher2, Lisa W. M. Leung2, Tiffany Sharkoski3, Pasquale Santangeli4, Cory Tschabrunn4, Jose M. Guerra5, Bieito Campos5, John MacGregor6, Jamal Hayat2, Brad Clark7, Alex Mazur8, Marcel Feher9, Martin Arnold9, Mark Metzl10, Jose Nazari10, Erik Kulstad11 1 The goal of this protocol is to describe the use of esophageal temperature modulation to counteract esophageal thermal injury from left atrial ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of Carcinogen-induced Murine Bladder Tumors Alexander P. Glaser1, Daniele Procissi2, Yanni Yu3, Joshua J. Meeks3 1Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 3Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Murine bladder tumors are induced with the N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine carcinogen (BBN). Bladder tumor generation is heterogeneous; therefore, an accurate assessment of tumor burden is needed before randomization to experimental treatment. Here we present a fast, reliable MRI protocol to assess tumor size and stage.
Method for High Speed Stretch Injury of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Neurons in a 96-well Format Jack K. Phillips1, Sydney A. Sherman1,2, Sevan R. Oungoulian3, John D. Finan1 1Department of Neurosurgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3Independent Contractor Here we present a method for a human in vitro model of stretch injury in a 96-well format on a timescale relevant to impact trauma. This includes methods for fabricating stretchable plates, quantifying the mechanical insult, culturing and injuring cells, imaging, and high content analysis to quantify injury.