Comparison of in vivo confocal endomicroscopy with other diagnostic modalities to detect intracellular helicobacters
M Sharman, B Bacci, K Simpson, C Mansfield
The Veterinary Journal | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016
The authors would like to acknowledge Professor Amir Noormohammadi and Rebecca Agnew from the Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health (APCAH); Arthi Arulmuruganar and Garret Ng from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, for technical assistance with PCR; and Francis Davis from the Simpson Laboratory, Cornell University, for his assistance with FISH. The authors also thank Professor Ted Whittem, without whom this manuscript would have taken an entirely different path. This study was performed at The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and was supported, in part, by grants from the Comparative Gastroenterology Society Waltham's Research grant and by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The confocal endomicroscope was purchased by the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Business and Innovation; Victorian Science Agenda. This equipment forms part of the Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability. Parts of the study were presented as a research abstract at the 2012 ACVIM Forum, New Orleans, USA.