A Homemade Device for Simultaneous Measurement of Pulmonary Ventilation and Metabolic Rate in Neonatal Rodents

­ A homemade device for simultaneous measurement of pulmonary ventilation and metabolic rate in neonatal rodents   Invention: This technology is a way of measuring and studying breathing activity in neonatal rodents through the use of this …

­A homemade device for simultaneous measurement of pulmonary ventilation and metabolic rate in neonatal rodents

Invention:

This technology is a way of measuring and studying breathing activity in neonatal rodents through the use of this homemade dual chamber technology. This inexpensive and simple tool also useful for comparing the hypoxic ventilatory response in control test subjects and nicotine exposed neonatal rats.

Background:

Pulmonary ventilation is crucial for evaluating the amounts of oxygen that is made available to the blood, as well as one’s breathing control. This is especially useful for those who have pulmonary issues. The testing of pulmonary ventilation can be very expensive and technically difficult, which is why this technology will make a real difference in the market.

The typical gold standard practice for this type of research is through the evaluation of pulmonary ventilation and metabolic rate side by side. This device provides an inexpensive approach for assessing the ventilatory phenotype of neonatal rodents, while also providing evaluation at par with the gold standard. Through a plethysmograph approach, this device simultaneously measures pulmonary ventilation and metabolic rate.

Applications:

Measuring pulmonary ventilation and metabolic rates simultaneously
Comparing hypoxic ventilatory response in control vs. nicotine exposed neonatal rodents
Pulmonary research
Breathing control research
Plethysmography research

Advantages:

Inexpensive
Easy to use
The alternative gold standard approach
Easy to implement into clinical practices

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