Effects on duration of post-operative ischemia and patterns of blood flow recovery in different conditions of mouse hind limb ischemia

Husain A. Al-Mubarak, Talal M. Alamri, Saif A. Aljabab, Mohammad Atteya, Adrian Quan, Hwee Teoh, Praphulla C. Shukla, Subodh Verma, Abdullah Aldahmash, Badr Aljabri, Claudio Napoli, Mohammed Al-Omran

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Abstract

Background: Current limitations to the experimentation on patients with peripheral arterial disease push the development of different preclinical strategies. We investigated both duration of ischemia and blood flow recovery in mouse models of partial femoral artery ligation. Methods. Male BALB/c mice were used. The ligation over needle method involved placing a suture needle over the femoral artery, ligating over it and then removing the needle. The transfixation method involved transfixing the approximate center of the femoral artery and then tying the suture. Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging was used to assess perfusion every 3 rd day until 42 days after the procedure. Results: Ligation over needle method: Immediately post procedure, mean perfusion was -71.87% 4.43. Then mean difference in perfusion remained below the base line reading on days 3, 6, 9, and 12. From day 15 on wards mean perfusion progressively improved remaining near base line. Transfixation Method: Immediately post procedure mean perfusion was -70.82% 4.73. Mean perfusion improved following the procedure on days 3 and 6; a plateau followed this on days 9, 12 and 15. From day 15 onwards perfusion progressively improved remaining well below base line until crossing it on day 36. Conclusion: The currently described models do not pose major improvements over previously described methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14
JournalVascular Cell
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Angiogenesis
  • Hindlimb Ischemia
  • LDPI
  • Mouse Model
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience

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