Yury Shulhevich

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Determination of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in conscious mice is cumbersome for the experimenter and stressful for the animals. Here we report on a simple new technique allowing the transcutaneous measurement of GFR in conscious mice. This approach extends our previously developed technique for rats to mice. The technique relies on a miniaturized(More)
Determination of the urinary or plasma clearance of exogenous renal markers, such as inulin or iohexol, is considered to be the gold standard for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurement. Here, we describe a technique allowing determination of renal function based on transcutaneously measured elimination kinetics of fluorescein isothiocyanate(More)
Measuring renal function in laboratory animals using blood and/or urine sampling is not only labor-intensive but puts also a strain on the animal. Several approaches for fluorescence based transcutaneous measurement of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in laboratory animals have been developed. They allow the measurement of GFR based on the elimination(More)
Constant infusion clearance techniques using exogenous renal markers are considered the gold standard for assessing the glomerular filtration rate. Here we describe a constant infusion clearance method in rats allowing the real-time monitoring of steady-state conditions using an automated closed-loop approach based on the transcutaneous measurement of the(More)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is considered the best parameter for the assessment of renal function, being usually determined on the basis of urine or plasma clearance of exogenous renal markers. The common methodology is invasive, time consuming and cumbersome, with multiple blood and/or urine sampling and following laboratory assays required. The(More)
PURPOSE To characterize dosimetric properties of low-cost thin film organic-based photovoltaic (OPV) cells to kV and MV x-ray beams for their usage as large area dosimeter for QA and patient safety monitoring device. METHODS A series of thin film OPV cells of various areas and thicknesses were irradiated with MV beams to evaluate the stability and(More)
Transcutaneous measurement of the glomerular filtration rate (tGFR) is now frequently used in animal studies. tGFR allows consecutive measurements on the same animal, including multiple measurements on a daily basis, because no blood sampling is required. Here we derive and validate a novel kinetic model for the description of transcutaneously measured(More)
OBJECTIVE A novel high-precision approach [lifetime-decomposition measurement (LTDM)] for the assessment of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based on clearance measurements of exogenous filtration marker. METHODS The time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) acquisition in combination with a new decomposition method allows the separation of(More)
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