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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091810/severe-lead-toxicosis-in-a-lionhead-rabbit
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Kristen M Walter, Karyn Bischoff, Ricardo de Matos
INTRODUCTION: Lead toxicosis occurs in veterinary patients, with few reports involving rabbits, and no previous reports using oral calcium disodium EDTA. CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old male castrated Lionhead rabbit presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) for evaluation after a 2-day history of lethargy and a 2-week history of hyporexia. The patient had been observed pulling paint from the walls of the home, a house built circa 1900, in the months prior to presentation...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081025/transdermal-scopolamine-withdrawal-syndrome-case-report-in-the-pediatric-cerebral-palsy-population
#2
Nasim A Chowdhury, Mary Laura Sewatsky, Heakyung Kim
Sialorrhea in children with cerebral palsy (CP) results in aspiration, decreased social integration, and poor quality of life. Management options include transdermal anticholinergics such as the scopolamine patch. A controlled clinical trial has proven botulinum toxin (BTX) injections into the salivary glands are an effective alternative to transdermal anticholinergics with a safer side effect profile. Multiple studies of the injections in diverse populations demonstrate reduction in saliva production with improvement in quality of life and decrease in hospitalization-associated costs...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080907/unsedated-computed-tomography-for-diagnosis-of-pelvic-canal-obstruction-in-a-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius
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Kelly DeCourcy, Eric T Hostnik, Josh Lorbach, Sue Knoblaugh
An adult leopard gecko ( Eublepharis macularius ) presented for lethargy, hyporexia, weight loss, decreased passage of waste, and a palpable caudal coelomic mass. Computed tomography showed a heterogeneous hyperattenuating (∼143 Hounsfield units) structure within the right caudal coelom. The distal colon-coprodeum lumen or urinary bladder was hypothesized as the most likely location for the heterogeneous structure. Medical support consisted of warm water and lubricant enema, as well as a heated environment...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080901/cerebellar-and-mesencephalon-neoplasia-in-a-nile-hipoppotamus-hippopotamus-amphibious
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Francesca Schiaffino, Samantha J Sander, Marcia E Pereira Bacares, Katie J Barnes, Matti Kiupel, Timothy Walsh, Suzan Murray
A 52-yr-old female Nile hippopotamus ( Hippopotamus amphibious ) was presented for acute onset anorexia, depression, lethargy, instability, and weakness in the pelvic limbs. Clinical signs were rapidly progressive, despite empiric therapy with anti-inflammatory medications, resulting in the death of the animal. Gross necropsy evaluation revealed two tan, firm masses in the cerebellum and mesencephalon and a single mass in the right cranial adrenal gland. All three masses had a similar histologic morphology, and immunohistochemical investigation confirmed the general diagnosis of an adenocarcinoma, but the exact cell of origin remains unclear...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077731/%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-does-not-affect-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Horvath, Jan Łukasik, Hania Szajewska
BACKGROUND: Effective treatments for the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still lacking. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to update the data on the effectiveness of ω-3 (n-3) fatty acid (FA) supplementation as a treatment for ASD. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, and EMBASE databases were systematically searched up until August 2016, with no language restrictions for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing ω-3 FA supplementation with placebo or with no supplementation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069287/feline-cholangitis
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Lara Boland, Julia Beatty
Cholangitis is common in felines, including neutrophilic, lymphocytic, and chronic cholangitis (liver fluke). History, physical examination, laboratory testing, and abdominal ultrasound support a diagnosis. Diagnosis using hepatic histopathology and/or bile analysis is ideal but not always practical. Neutrophilic cholangitis is associated with bacterial cholecystitis, pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The typical presentation is a short illness with lethargy, inappetence, pyrexia, and jaundice. Lymphocytic cholangitis, suspected to be immune-mediated, can have a prolonged clinical course with weight loss and ascites as the predominant features...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052948/tb-or-not-to-be-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-but-important-differential-for-tb
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C McKenna, T Whitfield, N Patel, A Bonington
A 29-year-old British Pakistani woman presented with a 2-month history of drenching fevers, night sweats, lethargy and tender cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy. Initial investigations, bloods and imaging were unremarkable. Fever persisted during her admission, and treatment for tuberculosis (TB) lymphadenitis was started postbiopsy until histology confirmed a diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease (KFD). KFD has a non-specific presentation of fever, night sweats and lymphadenopathy and commonly raises a clinical suspicion of a number of other serious conditions such as TB, lymphoma, HIV, systemic lupus erythematous, toxoplasmosis and infectious mononucleosis...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052438/child-with-lethargy-non-specific-abdominal-pain-and-fevers
#8
Vishal Malhotra, Jessica Yabsley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045911/do-quiescence-and-wasp-venom-induced-lethargy-share-common-neuronal-mechanisms-in-cockroaches
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Stav Emanuel, Frederic Libersat
The escape behavior of a cockroach may not occur when it is either in a quiescent state or after being stung by the jewel wasp (Ampulex compressa). In the present paper, we show that quiescence is an innate lethargic state during which the cockroach is less responsive to external stimuli. The neuronal mechanism of such a state is poorly understood. In contrast to quiescence, the venom-induced lethargic state is not an innate state in cockroaches. The Jewel Wasp disables the escape behavior of cockroaches by injecting its venom directly in the head ganglia, inside a neuropile called the central complex a 'higher center' known to regulate motor behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042161/suspected-immune-mediated-neutropenia-and-corticosteroid-responsive-pancytopenia-in-a-portuguese-water-dog
#10
Ellen B Denstedt
An 8-year-old spayed Portuguese water dog was presented with dysuria, lethargy, and anorexia. A profound neutropenia and pancytopenia were identified. Bone marrow aspirates revealed neutrophilic hyperplasia, a significant left shift, and toxic changes, suggesting immune-mediated destruction as a likely underlying mechanism. Immunosuppressive therapy was instituted and clinical signs improved.
January 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030918/to-treat-or-not-to-treat-drug-refractory-epilepsy-by-the-ketogenic-diet-that-is-the-question
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Marzena Ułamek-Kozioł, Ryszard Pluta, Anna Bogucka-Kocka, Stanisław J Czuczwar
Epilepsy is a serious neurologic disorder worldwide which affects about 1% of the population (ca. 50 million people), the highest prevalence occurring in both children and elderly. Apart from idiopathic forms, etiology of the disease involves multiple brain risk factors - the most frequent being cerebrovascular diseases, tumours and traumatic injuries. Several treatment options exist, including, for instance, pharmacotherapy, vagal nerve stimulation or epilepsy surgery. In spite of treatment, about 30% of patients with epilepsy still have seizures and become drug-refractory...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018155/neonatal-toxicity-from-escitalopram-use-in-utero-a-case-report
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Jessica Degiacomo, Sherry Luedtke
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) exposure during pregnancy can result in symptoms of serotonin syndrome or serotonin withdrawal. In contrast to other SSRIs, reports of serotonin behavioral syndrome following in utero exposure to escitalopram and citalopram are limited. We describe a case of suspected toxicity following in utero exposure to 20 mg escitalopram throughout pregnancy. The infant was transferred to our neonatal intensive unit at 9 hours of life for further evaluation of lethargy, weak cry, bradycardia, and non-reactive pupils...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008682/homozygous-ppt1-splice-donor-mutation-in-a-cane-corso-dog-with-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis
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A Kolicheski, H L Barnes Heller, S Arnold, R D Schnabel, J F Taylor, C A Knox, T Mhlanga-Mutangadura, D P O'Brien, G S Johnson, J Dreyfus, M L Katz
A 10-month-old spayed female Cane Corso dog was evaluated after a 2-month history of progressive blindness, ataxia, and lethargy. Neurologic examination abnormalities indicated a multifocal lesion with primarily cerebral and cerebellar signs. Clinical worsening resulted in humane euthanasia. On necropsy, there was marked astrogliosis throughout white matter tracts of the cerebrum, most prominently in the corpus callosum. In the cerebral cortex and midbrain, most neurons contained large amounts of autofluorescent storage material in the perinuclear area of the cells...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001311/extreme-lymphocytosis-with-myelomonocytic-morphology-in-a-horse-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Kristina Meichner, Blaire H Kraszeski, Jessica R Durrant, Carol B Grindem, Babetta A Breuhaus, Peter F Moore, Jennifer A Neel, Keith E Linder, Luke B Borst, Jonathan E Fogle, Jaime L Tarigo
An 11-year-old, 443-kg Haflinger mare was presented to the North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a 2-week history of lethargy and a 3-day duration of anorexia, pyrexia, tachycardia, and ventral edema. Severe pitting edema, peripheral lymphadenopathy, and a caudal abdominal mass were noted on physical examination. An extreme leukocytosis (154.3 × 10(3) /μL) and microscopic hematologic findings suggestive of myelomonocytic leukemia were observed. Serum protein electrophoresis revealed a monoclonal gammopathy and urine protein electrophoresis revealed a monoclonal light chain proteinuria...
December 21, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001112/microwave-ablation-for-treatment-of-hepatic-neoplasia-in-five-dogs
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Toni Yang, J Brad Case, Sarah Boston, Michael J Dark, Beau Toskich
CASE DESCRIPTION 5 dogs between 9 and 11 years of age were evaluated for treatment of primary (n = 2) or metastatic (3) hepatic neoplasia. CLINICAL FINDINGS Patients were evaluated on an elective (n = 3) or emergency (2) basis. Two dogs with primary hepatic neoplasia were evaluated because of lethargy and inappetence. One dog was referred after an enlarged anal sac was detected via palpation per rectum during a routine physical examination. Two dogs were evaluated on an emergency basis because of lethargy and weakness, and hemoabdomen in the absence of a history of trauma was detected...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995128/intravenous-topiramate-pharmacokinetics-in-dogs-with-naturally-occurring-epilepsy
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Irene Vuu, Lisa D Coles, Patricia Maglalang, Ilo E Leppik, Greg Worrell, Daniel Crepeau, Usha Mishra, James C Cloyd, Edward E Patterson
RATIONALE: Barriers to developing treatments for human status epilepticus include the inadequacy of experimental animal models. In contrast, naturally occurring canine epilepsy is similar to the human condition and can serve as a platform to translate research from rodents to humans. The objectives of this study were to characterize the pharmacokinetics of an intravenous (IV) dose of topiramate (TPM) in dogs with epilepsy and evaluate its effect on intracranial electroencephalographic (iEEG) features...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984034/tolerance-of-infection-a-role-for-animal-behavior-potential-immune-mechanisms-and-consequences-for-parasite-transmission
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REVIEW
James S Adelman, Dana M Hawley
Infected organisms can resist or tolerate infection, with tolerance of infection defined as minimizing per-parasite reductions in fitness. Although tolerance is well studied in plants, researchers have only begun to probe the mechanisms and transmission consequences of tolerance in animals. Here we suggest that research on tolerance in animals would benefit from explicitly incorporating behavior as a component of tolerance, given the importance of behavior for host fitness and parasite transmission. We propose two distinct manifestations of tolerance in animals: tissue-specific tolerance, which minimizes fitness losses due to tissue damage during infection, and behavioral tolerance, which minimizes fitness losses by maintaining normal, fitness-enhancing behaviors during infection...
October 27, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973532/experimental-infection-of-mink-enforces-the-role-of-arcanobacterium-phocae-as-causative-agent-of-fur-animal-epidemic-necrotic-pyoderma-fenp
#18
Heli Nordgren, Kirsi Aaltonen, Mirja Raunio-Saarnisto, Antti Sukura, Olli Vapalahti, Tarja Sironen
Fur Animal Epidemic Necrotic Pyoderma (FENP) is a severe, often lethal infectious disease affecting all three fur animal species: mink (Neovision vision), foxes (Vulpes lagopus) and finnraccoons (Nyctereutes procyonoides). Previous studies showed an association between Arcanobacterium phocae and FENP. An experimental infection was conducted to confirm the ability of A. phocae to infect mink either alone or concurrently with a novel Streptococcus sp. found together with A. phocae in many cases of FENP. Different inoculation methods were tested to study possible routes of transmission...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957377/rare-case-of-posterior-reversible-leukoencephalopathy-syndrome-secondary-to-acute-chest-syndrome
#19
Rohit Aiyer, Daniel Klein, Yasir El-Sherif
We present a case of 29/m with a history of sickle cell disease who presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of chest, trunk, extremity, and back pain, consistent in quality and severity with the patient's usual pain crises. Soon after admission to the medical unit for acute chest syndrome (ACS), the patient developed sudden onset of hypertension associated with left sided hemiplegia, lethargy, dysarthria, aphasia, and left sided facial droop. Neuroimaging revealed that on MRI Brain there was multifocal extensive signal abnormality and a small focal areas of hemorrhage compatible with posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES)...
2016: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940761/tetanus-and-occam-s-razor-almost-forgotten-but-not-gone-a-case-report
#20
Stephanie O Skuby, Eunice Rhee, Elizabeth H Thilo, Eric A F Simões
Tetanus is a rare disease in industrialized countries, largely due to the highly protective effect of immunization. We present a case of tetanus in a formerly preterm infant with myelomeningocele repaired in utero, who presented at 44 days of age with poor feeding, lethargy, and increased tone. His symptoms progressed despite a course of antibiotics for presumed meningitis. At 73 days of age (on 29th day of hospitalization), a clinical diagnosis of tetanus was made based on the presence of risus sardonicus, trismus, and generalized hypertonicity...
November 2016: Pediatrics
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