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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131676/incidence-of-postoperative-neurologic-complications-in-pugs-following-portosystemic-shunt-attenuation-surgery
#1
Mandy L Wallace, Catriona M MacPhail, Eric Monnet
Postoperative seizures occur in 5-12% of dogs following surgical attenuation of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts (CEPSS) and are often refractory to treatment. Because pugs are predisposed to necrotizing meningoencephalitis, they may be at higher risk of developing neurologic complications after CEPSS attenuation. We hypothesized that pugs have a higher prevalence of postoperative neurologic complications and that pugs who died due to neurologic complications would have evidence of encephalitis at necropsy...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131675/dedifferentiated-chondrosarcoma-in-the-dog-and-cat-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Arathi Vinayak, Deanna R Worley, Stephen J Withrow, Dustin S Adams, Barbara E Powers
This retrospective case series describes seven dogs and one cat diagnosed with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, an uncommon, aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma. The purpose of the study is to describe clinical, imaging, and histopathological findings of this tumor. Medical records and the diagnostic laboratory database at Colorado State University from 2000 to 2015 were reviewed and complete medical records were available for the eight animals in this report. Similar to what has been reported in people, poor long-term survival and high metastatic rate, particularly to the lungs, was observed in our case series...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131674/congenital-malformations-resembling-vacterl-association-in-a-golden-retriever
#3
Araceli Gamito-Gómez, Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana, Annette Wessmann
A 2 mo old golden retriever presented with malformation of the left thoracic limb and a small circular indentation of the skin in the cranial thoracic spine. Radiographs showed a cleft between the second and fifth metacarpal bones of the left thoracic limb compatible with ectrodactyly and spina bifida affecting T4 and T5 vertebrae. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed dorsal reposition of the spinal cord and a tract connecting from the dura mater to the skin. No other malformations were detected...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131673/evaluation-of-parasite-egg-and-cyst-recovery-using-devices-designed-for-centrifugal-or-stationary-flotation
#4
Kelsea L Medeiros, Araceli Lucio-Forster, Dwight Douglas Bowman
Two new devices (OT, ST), were recently introduced for the recovery of parasite eggs and cysts for microscopic examination. These devices, two stationary flotation devices, and a standard double-centrifugal sugar-flotation were compared using common flotation solutions and methods recommended by the manufacturers for the recovery of hookworm, ascaridoid, and whipworm eggs from companion animal fecal samples. Additionally, the recovery of Giardia cysts in the OT device using a zinc sulfate versus sodium nitrate solution was evaluated...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131672/urethral-sphincter-mechanism-incompetence-in-dogs-an-update
#5
Rory Applegate, Shelly Olin, Bethany Sabatino
Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) is the most common cause of acquired urinary incontinence in dogs. The pathogenesis of USMI is multifactorial and complex. Studies have shown variable results regarding the effects and timing of sterilization on the incidence of USMI. Diagnosis of USMI is often based on history, physical examination, and elimination of other differentials. Treatment options for USMI include medications, such as α-adrenergic agents and estrogen products, minimally-invasive urethral bulking procedures, surgical procedures (e...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131671/in-vitro-evaluation-of-evacuated-blood-collection-tubes-as-a-closed-suction-surgical-drain-reservoir
#6
Brian Heiser, E B Okrasinski, Rebecca Murray, Kelly McCord
The initial negative pressures of evacuated blood collection tubes (EBCT) and their in vitro performance as a rigid closed-suction surgical drain (CSSD) reservoir has not been evaluated in the scientific literature despite being described in both human and veterinary texts and journals. The initial negative pressures of EBCT sized 3, 6, 10, and 15 mL were measured and the stability of the system monitored. The pressure-to-volume curve as either air or water was added and maximal filling volumes were measured...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131670/canine-hepatitis-associated-with-intrahepatic-bacteria-in-three-dogs
#7
Joon Im, Derek P Burney, Sean P McDonough, Brigid Nicholson, Adam Eatroff, Kenneth W Simpson
This case report describes the detection of intrahepatic bacteria in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded histopathological sections from three dogs with neutrophilic, pyogranulomatous, or lymphoplasmacytic hepatitis and cholangiohepatitis. In each of these cases, eubacterial fluorescence in situ hybridization enabled colocalization of intrahepatic bacteria with neutrophilic and granulomatous inflammation in samples that were negative for bacteria when evaluated by routine hematoxylin and eosin histopathology augmented with histochemical stains...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892429/adjuvant-doxorubicin-with-or-without-metronomic-cyclophosphamide-for-canine-splenic-hemangiosarcoma
#8
Arata Matsuyama, Valerie J Poirier, Fernanda Mantovani, Robert A Foster, Anthony J Mutsaers
This retrospective study investigated the outcome of 33 dogs with splenic hemangiosarcoma treated with surgery followed by adjuvant dose-intensified doxorubicin (DOX) with or without low-dose metronomic cyclophosphamide (LDM-C) maintenance therapy. Among the 33 dogs, 18 dogs received LDM-C. Clinical stage was available for all dogs (5 stage I, 18 stage II, and 10 stage III). Nine dogs had macroscopic, and 24 dogs had microscopic disease at the start of DOX treatment. Median progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival were 125 and 133 days, respectively...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892427/norwegian-or-crusted-sarcoptic-mange-in-two-leishmanial-dogs
#9
Flora Kaltsogianni, Rania Farmaki, Alexander F Koutinas
Norwegian or crusted scabies (N/CS) is a rare skin disease with very few cases reported in the dog or the cat. Two adult, stray dogs were admitted in our clinic with a generalized, multifocal to diffuse and nonpruritic dermatitis that was characterized by severe crusting, scaling, and ulceration. In both instances, leishmaniosis and N/CS were diagnosed by immunofluorescent antibody test serology, lymph node cytology, and skin scrapings in which high numbers of Sarcoptes mites were found. The combination of miticidal and antileishmanial treatment, supported by topical treatment and nutritional support, resulted in the complete resolution of the skin lesions and spectacular improvement of the body condition in both cases...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892426/agreement-of-axillary-and-auricular-temperature-with-rectal-temperature-in-systemically-healthy-dogs-undergoing-surgery
#10
Brandy Cichocki, Danielle Dugat, Mark Payton
Obtaining a patient's temperature is an important part of a patient's physical examination. As human medicine transitions to noninvasive temperature measurements, so does veterinary medicine. Historically, temperature measurement has been obtained from rectal readings; however, alternative methods, such as axillary and auricular temperatures, are increasing in popularity. The purpose of the study was to compare these alternative techniques to the gold standard of rectal temperature. Temperatures were obtained three ways for each patient: rectal, axillary, and auricular...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892425/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-tumor-in-a-dog
#11
Janet Kovak Mcclaran, Philippa Pavia, Anthony J Fischetti, Taryn A Donovan
Laparoscopic partial pancreatectomy has been performed in experimental canine studies and has been evaluated in human medicine but has not been reported in a clinical veterinary case. The authors present a 9 yr old field spaniel with weakness and hypoglycemia with insulin levels and Amended Insulin: Glucose Ratio results equivocal for a pancreatic insulinoma. Multiple abdominal ultrasounds did not detect the tumor, yet dual-phase computed tomographic angiography revealed the presence of a focal hypoattenuating nodule in the left lobe of the pancreas...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892424/an-unusual-case-of-portal-hypertension-secondary-to-primary-hypoplasia-of-the-portal-vein
#12
Lauren Harris, Miryam Reems, Sharon Dial
Primary hypoplasia of the portal vein with secondary portal hypertension and acquired portosystemic collateral circulation is infrequently reported in the veterinary literature. Diagnosis of this condition requires documentation of abnormal hepatocellular function, the lack of intrahepatic or extrahepatic macroscopic congenital portosystemic shunts, and liver histopathology demonstrating portal hypoperfusion in the absence of hepatic inflammation or nodular regeneration. Due to a perceived poor prognosis, many patients with this condition are euthanized; however, those that are spared can be medically managed, in some cases for years...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892423/gastric-dilatation-associated-with-gastric-colonization-with-sarcina-like-bacteria-in-a-cat-with-chronic-enteritis
#13
Joon Young Im, Set Sokol, Gerald E Duhamel
An 11 yr old spayed female domestic longhair cat was presented for an acute onset of vomiting. Abdominal radiographs and ultrasound revealed severe gastric dilatation (GD) without evidence of gastric outflow obstruction. On esophagogastroduodenoscopy, the duodenal mucosa was mildly erythematous, and a moderate, diffuse, chronic enteritis was found by histological examination of duodenal biopsies. Large numbers of Sarcina-like bacteria without associated inflammation were present in gastric mucosal biopsies...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892428/successful-surgical-correction-of-a-mesenteric-volvulus-with-concurrent-foreign-body-obstruction-in-two-puppies
#14
Susan Jones, Steven G Friedenberg, Jason Callard, Leslie Abernathy, Julien Guillaumin
A 9 mo old female intact English mastiff (case 1) presented for anorexia and vomiting for 7 days. A 7 mo old male castrated American bulldog (case 2) presented for vomiting and anorexia for 2 days without diarrhea. Both dogs were diagnosed with mesenteric volvulus based on exploratory laparotomy, which also revealed an intestinal foreign body obstruction. Case 1 required critical care support during recovery but was ultimately discharged, whereas case 2 had an uncomplicated recovery. Both were reported to be back to normal 1 wk after surgery...
November 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892422/clinicopathologic-and-microbiologic-findings-associated-with-emphysematous-cystitis-in-27-dogs
#15
Lindsay Kate Merkel, Jody Lulich, David Polzin, Christopher Ober, Jodi Westropp, Jane Sykes
This is a retrospective case series of 27 dogs with emphysematous cystitis. Medical records from two veterinary teaching hospitals from 1992 to 2014 were reviewed. The aims of the study were to determine imaging findings, common underlying disease processes, and prevalent bacterial species and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in dogs with emphysematous cystitis. The most common lower urinary tract sign was hematuria. Gas was detected in the wall and lumen of the urinary bladder in 14 of 27 dogs (51...
November 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846453/2017-aaha-canine-vaccination-guidelines
#16
Richard B Ford, Laurie J Larson, Kent D McClure, Ronald D Schultz, Link V Welborn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792794/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-penis-with-pulmonary-metastasis-and-paraneoplastic-hypertrophic-osteopathy-in-a-dog
#17
Victoria Jenkins, Carlos Henrique de Mello Souza, Louis-Phillippe de Lorimier, Evandro de Toledo-Piza
Squamous cell carcinoma of the penis was diagnosed by incisional biopsy of a penile mass in a 12 yr old intact male beagle dog presenting with hemorrhagic discharge from the prepuce. Penile amputation, orchiectomy with scrotal ablation, and scrotal urethrostomy were performed. Hypertrophic osteopathy secondary to pulmonary metastatic disease occurred 10 mo after the surgery. Palliative treatment with piroxicam was administered and led to complete resolution of the clinical signs of the pain. Sixteen months following surgery, the dog presented with significant dyspnea and anorexia and was euthanized due to poor prognosis...
September 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792799/investigating-associations-between-proliferation-indices-c-kit-and-lymph-node-stage-in-canine-mast-cell-tumors
#18
Erika Lauren Krick, Matti Kiupel, Amy C Durham, Tuddow Thaiwong, Dorothy C Brown, Karin U Sorenmo
Previous studies have evaluated cellular proliferation indices, KIT expression, and c-kit mutations to predict the clinical behavior of canine mast cell tumors (MCTs). The study purpose was to retrospectively compare mitotic index, argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (AgNORs)/nucleus, Ki-67 index, KIT labeling pattern, and internal tandem duplication mutations in c-KIT between stage I and stage II grade II MCTs. Medical records and tumor biopsy samples from dogs with Grade II MCTs with cytological or histopathological regional lymph node evaluation were included...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792798/cholecystopexy-and-pericardial-pseudocyst-removal-in-a-dog-with-a-congenital-peritoneopericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia
#19
Quentin Cabon, Eric Norman Carmel, Julien Cabassu
A 4 mo old spayed female golden retriever was presented with a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia (PPDH) that was diagnosed during neutering. Echocardiography revealed a fluid-filled structure and parts of the liver in the pericardial cavity. Computed tomography confirmed the existence of the PPDH and the herniation of the right medial liver lobe and the gallbladder. Cystic masses were observed in the pericardial and the peritoneal cavities, possibly communicating through the PPDH. A median laparotomy revealed a single lobulated cystic lesion extending into both the pericardial and peritoneal cavities through the PPDH...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792797/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-findings-associated-with-choroid-plexus-spinal-cord-drop-metastases
#20
Carmen L Yeamans, Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana, Allison Haley, Catherine G Lamm
A 5 yr old castrated male whippet presented with a unique presentation of ambulatory paraparesis and subsequent diagnosis of primary intracranial choroid plexus carcinoma, with metastases to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spinal cord segments. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed initially of the thoracolumbar vertebral column and was followed by MRI sequences of the brain for confirmation of the presence of a primary intracranial tumor. The dog was euthanized immediately following diagnostic imaging due to the severity of clinical signs and poor prognosis...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
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