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Acute pancreatitis dog

Dong-In Kim, Hakhyun Kim, Purum Son, Ji-Houn Kang, Byeong-Teck Kang, Mhan-Pyo Yang
The present study aimed to determine whether circulating serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25-(OH)D] differed between healthy dogs and dogs with acute pancreatitis (AP). Twenty-two healthy dogs and twenty client-owned dogs with AP were enrolled in the study. Serum concentrations of 25-(OH)D, blood ionized calcium (iCa), and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured. Concentrations of serum 25-(OH)D and blood iCa in dogs with AP were significantly lower than those of healthy dogs, and serum concentrations of CRP in dogs with AP were significantly higher than those of healthy dogs...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Tuo Hong-Fang, Peng Yan-Hui, Bao Lei, Zhang Wan-Xing
The antimicrobial function of neutrophils, which is dependent on opsonin receptors, deteriorates in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) putatively enhanced levels of the opsonin receptors CD11b and CD32/16 in healthy human subjects, and provided protection against infection in animal models of SAP. A statistically convincing study of the effect of G-CSF on CD32/16 expression in an SAP model is lacking. We used a mouse model of SAP to investigate the association between G-CSF administration and CD32/16 levels on neutrophils and bacterial translocation...
May 9, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Jessica P Harris, Nolie K Parnell, Emily H Griffith, Korinn E Saker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of early enteral nutritional therapy on time to return to voluntary intake, maximum food consumption, incidence of gastrointestinal intolerance (GI), and total hospitalization time for dogs with acute pancreatitis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective analysis of dogs with pancreatitis at a veterinary teaching hospital between 2010 and 2013. ANIMALS: Thirty-four client-owned dogs diagnosed with acute or acute-on-chronic pancreatitis...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Karyn Bischoff, Anne Chiapella, Jaime Weisman, Lisa M Crofton, Joseph Hillebrandt
INTRODUCTION: Increased admissions occur in small animal veterinary emergency clinics during some holidays, and some of the increased caseload is due to ingestion of toxic substances. This report documents zinc toxicosis contributing to the death of a dog after ingestion of holiday tinsel garland. CASE STUDY: A mature boxer dog presented with a 4-day history of vomiting and diarrhea. Radiodense foreign material was detected in the stomach and removed via gastrotomy...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Irida V Kalli, Katerina K Adamama-Moraitou, Michael N Patsika, Dimitra Pardali, Jörg M Steiner, Jan S Suchodolski, George Menexes, Georgia D Brellou, Timoleon S Rallis
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic abnormalities during canine parvovirus (CPV) enteritis have not been studied prospectively. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic significance of canine serum pancreas-specific lipase (Spec cPL) concentration in dogs with CPV enteritis for the presence of acute pancreatitis (AP). Puppies with naturally occurring CPV enteritis were recruited and prospectively allocated into 2 groups according to normal or increased serum Spec cPL concentration...
January 26, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Massimo Giunti, Roberta Troia, Mara Battilani, Luciana Giardino, Francesco Dondi, Giulia Andreani, Federico Fracassi
Critical illness can be associated with transient alterations in circulating thyroid hormones concentration indicating Non-Thyroidal Illness (NTI). NTI is well described in humans; literature concerning its occurrence and prognostic significance in dogs remains limited. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the occurrence of NTI in a population of dogs with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), and to investigate its association with disease severity (Apple Fast Score). A total of 41 SIRS dogs (acute pancreatitis n=10; parvovirus n=22; septic peritonitis n=9) were included, and divided according to SIRS origin (non-septic SIRS: acute pancreatitis; septic-SIRS: parvovirus and septic peritonitis) and final outcome (survivors, n=37; non-survivors, n=4)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
Rodney Rouse, Barry Rosenzweig, Katie Shea, Alan Knapton, Sharron Stewart, Lin Xu, Ashok Chockalingam, Leah Zadrozny, Karol Thompson
Pancreas-enriched microRNAs have been experimentally investigated in rodents as candidate serum biomarkers of pancreatic injury with several different acute pancreatic injury models. In the present study, temporal and magnitude responses of exocrine pancreas-enriched miR-216a, miR-216b, and miR-217 and endocrine-enriched miR-375 and miR-148a were measured by droplet digital PCR in serum in a caerulein model of pancreatic injury in the dog. All 5 microRNAs followed a similar time course that mirrored the responses of the conventional serum pancreatic injury biomarkers, amylase and lipase...
January 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
Toru Sato, Koichi Ohno, Takashi Tamamoto, Mariko Oishi, Hideyuki Kanemoto, Kenjiro Fukushima, Yuko Goto-Koshino, Masashi Takahashi, Hajime Tsujimoto
Canine pancreatitis is a relatively common disorder, and its mortality rate remains high. However, prognostic factors for pancreatitis based on evidence are limited. Moreover, the relationship between changes in C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration-an important prognostic factor for human patients with acute pancreatitis-and the prognosis of dogs with pancreatitis has not been widely studied. Therefore, we examined prognostic factors for canine pancreatitis during the first medical examination and evaluated the usefulness of serial CRP measurements during hospitalization...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Elizabeth M S Schmidt, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, José J Cerón, Peter D Eckersall
BACKGROUND: Ancylostoma spp. is one of the most prevalent canine intestinal nematode infections which usually causes subclinical disease in adult dogs and has zoonotic implications. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore and evaluate the possible pathophysiological changes that Ancylostoma spp. could produce in female dogs naturally infected but without clinical signs of disease, by screening a wide variety of biochemical markers for potential changes. Samples of feces and blood of 45 dogs were collected and fecal flotation and zinc sulphate centrifugal flotation were performed...
September 13, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
Xianbao Zhan, Fan Wang, Yan Bi, Baoan Ji
Animal models of pancreatitis are useful for elucidating the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and developing and testing novel interventions. In this review, we aim to summarize the most commonly used animal models, overview their pathophysiology, and discuss their strengths and limitations. We will also briefly describe common animal study procedures and refer readers to more detailed protocols in the literature. Although animal models include pigs, dogs, opossums, and other animals, we will mainly focus on rodent models because of their popularity...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Ruhui Song, Dohyeon Yu, Jinho Park
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory process that frequently involves peripancreatic tissues and remote organ systems. It has high morbidity and mortality rates in both human and veterinary patients. The severity of pancreatitis is generally determined by events that occur after acinar cell injury in the pancreas, resulting in elevated levels of various proinflammatory mediators, such as interleukin (IL) 1β and 6, as well as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). When these mediators are excessively released into the systemic circulation, severe pancreatitis occurs with systemic complications...
July 2016: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
Viorica Ionut, Orison O Woolcott, Hasmik J Mkrtchyan, Darko Stefanovski, Morvarid Kabir, Malini S Iyer, Huiwen Liu, Ana V B Castro, Qiang Wu, Josiane L Broussard, Cathryn M Kolka, Isaac Asare-Bediako, Richard N Bergman
BACKGROUND: Exenatide's effects on glucose metabolism have been studied extensively in diabetes but not in pre-diabetes. OBJECTIVE: We examined the chronic effects of exenatide alone on glucose metabolism in pre-diabetic canines. DESIGN AND METHODS: After 10 weeks of high-fat diet (HFD), adult dogs received one injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 18.5 mg/kg). After induction of pre-diabetes, while maintained on HFD, animals were randomized to receive either exenatide (n = 7) or placebo (n = 7) for 12 weeks...
2016: PloS One
Hyun-Wook Kim, Woo-Jin Song, Qiang Li, Sei-Myoung Han, Kee-Ok Jeon, Sang-Chul Park, Min-Ok Ryu, Hyung-Kyu Chae, Kweon Kyeong, Hwa-Young Youn
Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) is associated with systemic complications and high mortality rate in dogs. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been investigated for their therapeutic potential in several inflammation models. In the present study, the effects of canine adipose tissue-derived (cAT)-MSCs in a rat model of SAP induced by retrograde injection of 3% sodium taurocholate solution into the pancreatic duct were investigated. cAT-MSCs labeled with dioctadecyl-3,3,3'-tetramethylindo-carbocyanine perchlorate (1 × 10⁷ cells/kg) were systemically administered to rats and pancreatic tissue was collected three days later for histopathological, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, and immunocytochemical analyses...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Science
V Vrolyk, B K Wobeser, A N Al-Dissi, A Carr, B Singh
Although dogs with acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) can develop respiratory complications, there are no data describing lung injury in clinical cases of ANP in dogs. Therefore, we conducted a study to characterize lung injury and determine if pulmonary intravascular macrophages (PIMs) are induced in dogs with ANP ( n = 21) compared with control dogs ( n = 6). Two pathologists independently graded histologic sections of pancreas from clinical cases to characterize the severity of ANP (total scores of 3-10) compared with controls showing histologically normal pancreas (total scores of 0)...
January 2017: Veterinary Pathology
Carrie Lester, Johanna Cooper, Rachel M Peters, Cynthia R L Webster
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical presentation and outcome of dogs with acute liver failure (ALF). DESIGN: Retrospective case series from January 1995 to December 2012. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Forty-nine dogs were diagnosed with ALF defined as the acute onset of clinical signs accompanied by serum hyperbilirubinemia and coagulopathy (prothrombin time >1.5 times the upper limit of the reference interval) with or without signs of hepatic encephalopathy...
July 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
F E Hurrell, K J Drobatz, R S Hess
BACKGROUND: β-hydroxybutyrate (BOHB) concentrations have not been quantified in dogs with acute pancreatitis (AP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate BOHB concentrations in dogs with AP. ANIMALS: A total of 154 client-owned dogs without DM. METHODS: Prospective clinical study. Dogs were enrolled into 1 of 3 groups: AP, sick without an AP diagnosis, or fasted. Dogs were diagnosed with AP (44) if they had vomiting or anorexia, and either ultrasonographic findings consistent with AP or increased pancreatic lipase...
May 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
S D Kim, P Baker, J DeLay, R D Wood
Thrombomodulin (TM) is a membrane glycoprotein expressed on endothelial cells, which plays a major role in the protein C anticoagulation pathway. In people with inflammation, TM expression can be down-regulated on endothelial cells and a soluble form released into circulation, resulting in increased risk of thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. TM is present in dogs; however, there has been minimal investigation of its expression in canine tissues, and the effects of inflammation on TM expression in canine tissues have not been investigated...
July 2016: Veterinary Pathology
Yuepeng Jin, Yongyu Bai, Qiang Li, Pravin Avinash Bhugul, Xince Huang, Lewei Liu, Liangliang Pan, Haizhen Ni, Bicheng Chen, Hongwei Sun, Qiyu Zhang, Michael Hehir, Mengtao Zhou
The aim of the present study was to investigate the pancreatic exocrine function in a canine model and to analyze the changes in organelles of pancreatic acinar cells during the early stage of acute pancreatitis (AP). AP was induced by retrograde injection of 5% sodium taurocholate (0.5 ml/kg) into the main pancreatic duct of dogs. The induction of AP resulted in serum hyperamylasemia and a marked reduction of amylase activity in the pancreatic fluid (PF). The pancreatic exocrine function was markedly decreased in subjects with AP compared with the control group...
2016: PloS One
S E Hulsebosch, C A Palm, G Segev, L D Cowgill, P H Kass, S L Marks
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is complicated by extrapancreatic disorders that can alter the results of laboratory tests. Extrapancreatic disorders can also affect the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The effects of acute kidney injury (AKI) on pancreas-specific lipase activity (Spec cPL(®) Test), serum lipase activity and trypsin-like immunoreactivity (TLI) in dogs have not been evaluated. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Serum Spec cPL, lipase activity, and TLI concentrations will increase secondary to decreased kidney function...
January 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
M Yuki, T Hirano, N Nagata, S Kitano, K Imataka, R Tawada, R Shimada, M Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis (AP) occurs frequently in dogs, but most previous studies examining the diagnosis of AP have used data from secondary care hospitals. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical utility of diagnostic laboratory tests in dogs with AP in a primary care hospital. ANIMALS: Sixty-four dogs with clinical signs suggestive of AP diagnosed with nonpancreatic disease (NP) or AP. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed, including diagnostic laboratory tests considered potentially useful in the diagnosis of AP...
January 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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