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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807033/sponsorship-bias-and-quality-of-randomised-controlled-trials-in-veterinary-medicine
#1
K J Wareham, R M Hyde, D Grindlay, M L Brennan, R S Dean
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard form of evidence for assessing treatment efficacy, but many factors can influence their reliability including methodological quality, reporting quality and funding source. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between funding source and positive outcome reporting in veterinary RCTs published in 2011 and to assess the risk of bias in the RCTs identified. METHODS: A structured search of PubMed was used to identify feline, canine, equine, bovine and ovine clinical trials examining the efficacy of pharmaceutical interventions published in 2011...
August 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804855/human-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-versus-feline-cardiomyopathy-what-can-we-learn-from-both-veterinary-and-human-medicine
#2
REVIEW
Valentine Prat, Bertrand Rozec, Chantal Gauthier, Benjamin Lauzier
Cardiovascular affections are a growing health burden in human populations. Recent advances in cardiology have improved treatments and outcomes for myocardial infarction and arrhythmias, but other conditions still remain poorly understood. To date, the classical approach to study cardiovascular diseases involves rodent models, despite their strong differences with human cardiac physiology. In this context, this review will focus on the common traits between human and feline cardiac diseases, namely heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and feline cardiomyopathies, respectively...
August 14, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705248/prevention-of-feline-leishmaniosis-with-an-imidacloprid-10-flumethrin-4-5-polymer-matrix-collar
#3
Emanuele Brianti, Luigi Falsone, Ettore Napoli, Gabriella Gaglio, Salvatore Giannetto, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Vito Priolo, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Viviana Domenica Tarallo, Fabrizio Solari Basano, Roberto Nazzari, Katrin Deuster, Matthias Pollmeier, Laura Gulotta, Vito Colella, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Domenico Otranto
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is one of the most important vector-borne diseases affecting animals and humans worldwide. Dogs are considered main reservoirs of the zoonotic forms, though in the last years the role of cats as reservoirs has been increasingly investigated. Feline leishmaniosis (FeL) occurs in endemic areas and no specific preventive measures have been investigated so far. In this study the efficacy of a 10% imidacloprid/4.5% flumethrin polymer matrix collar, licensed for tick and flea prevention, has been assessed against FeL in a longitudinal study on 204 privately owned cats from the Aeolian islands (Sicily), an area highly endemic for the disease...
July 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675320/flow-cytometry-for-feline-lymphoma-a-retrospective-study-regarding-pre-analytical-factors-possibly-affecting-the-quality-of-samples
#4
Valeria Martini, Serena Bernardi, Priscilla Marelli, Marzia Cozzi, Stefano Comazzi
Objectives Flow cytometry (FC) is becoming increasingly popular among veterinary oncologists for the diagnosis of lymphoma or leukaemia. It is accurate, fast and minimally invasive. Several studies on FC have been carried out in canine oncology and applied with great results, whereas there is limited knowledge and use of this technique in feline patients. This is mainly owing to the high prevalence of intra-abdominal lymphomas in this species and the associated difficulty in the diagnostic procedures needed to collect the sample...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673194/evaluation-of-ctad-citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole-as-a-universal-anticoagulant-in-dogs
#5
Fanny A Granat, Anne Geffré, Laetitia A Lucarelli, Jean-Pierre D Braun, Catherine Trumel, Nathalie H Bourgès-Abella
CTAD (citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole) has been shown to be an almost universal anticoagulant in human and feline medicine, allowing most hematology, coagulation, and biochemical analyses. Forty canine blood specimens were collected in CTAD, EDTA, heparin, and citrate for hematology, biochemistry, and coagulation analyses. CTAD partially limited platelet aggregation observed in EDTA blood smears. CTAD specimens gave similar and well-correlated results for most variables of a complete blood cell count, except for mean corpuscular volume, which was moderately higher, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, which was moderately lower in CTAD than in EDTA; reticulocyte and platelet indexes were poorly correlated...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671494/stakeholder-expectations-regarding-the-ability-of-new-veterinary-graduates-to-perform-various-diagnostic-and-surgical-procedures
#6
Julie A Cary, Chelsea H Farnsworth, John Gay, Hillary S Carroll
OBJECTIVE To assess stakeholders' expectations regarding new veterinary graduates' ability to perform various diagnostic and surgical procedures. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SAMPLE Veterinary students, recent graduates, clinical veterinary college faculty, and general practitioners at or from AVMA Council on Education-accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Caribbean. PROCEDURES Respondents rated how proficient they expected new graduates, on their first day of practice, to be in 8 diagnostic procedures and the degree of independence they expected of new graduates in 8 surgical procedures...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651614/3d-chick-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-model-as-an-in-vivo-model-to-study-morphological-and-histopathological-features-of-feline-fibrosarcomas
#7
Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Agata Wojtkowska, Izabella Dolka, Anna Małek, Magdalena Walewska, Anna Wojtalewicz, Artur Żbikowski, Roman Lechowski
BACKGROUND: The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model is well described in human medicine as a cost-effective, easy to perform preclinical oncological model for observing pro- and antiangiogenic response, tumor biology and metastasis. The main objective of this article was to present the modification of the CAM assay in order to evaluate tumor growth from two feline fibrosarcoma cell lines (FFS1, FFS3) and describe their morphological and histopathological features. RESULTS: The authors described morphological and histopathological features of two feline fibrosarcoma cell lines (FFS1 and FFS3) grown on the CAM...
June 26, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618186/therapeutic-efficacy-of-fresh-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-severe-refractory-feline-chronic-gingivostomatitis
#8
Boaz Arzi, Kaitlin C Clark, Ayswarya Sundaram, Mathieu Spriet, Frank J M Verstraete, Naomi J Walker, Megan R Loscar, Nasim Fazel, William J Murphy, Natalia Vapniarsky, Dori L Borjesson
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have potent immunomodulatory functions and are a promising therapy for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders. We previously demonstrated the efficacy of fresh, autologous, adipose-derived MSCs (ASCs) to treat feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), a chronic oral mucosal inflammatory disease similar to human oral lichen planus. Here, we investigate the use of fresh allogeneic ASCs for treatment of FCGS in seven cats. Radiolabeled ASCs were also tracked systemically. Each cat received two intravenous injections of 20 million ASCs, 1 month apart...
August 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592225/diagnostic-bone-marrow-sampling-in-cats
#9
Christopher G Byers
Practical relevance: Hematologic disorders are relatively common in cats, as inflammatory, immune-mediated and infectious diseases have the potential to impact erythroid, myeloid and thrombopoietic lines within the bone marrow. Clinical challenges: Clinicians often benefit from information obtained from bone marrow cytology and histopathology in diagnosing hematologic disorders in feline patients. However, these sampling procedures are ones that many veterinarians are intimidated by and thus not comfortably performing in clinical practice...
July 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509634/vitamin-d-metabolism-in-canine-and-feline-medicine
#10
Valerie J Parker, Adam J Rudinsky, Dennis J Chew
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499392/experimental-tumor-growth-of-canine-osteosarcoma-cell-line-on-chick-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-in-vivo-studies
#11
Magdalena Walewska, Izabella Dolka, Anna Małek, Anna Wojtalewicz, Agata Wojtkowska, Artur Żbikowski, Roman Lechowski, Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs
The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model is extensively used in human medicine in preclinical oncological studies. The CAM model has several advantages: low cost, simple experimental approach, time saving and following "3R principles". Research has shown that the human osteosarcoma cell lines U2OS, MMNG-HOS, and SAOS can form tumors on the CAM. In veterinary medicine, this has been described only for feline fibrosarcomas, feline mammary carcinomas and canine osteosarcomas. However, in case of canine osteosarcomas, it has been shown that only non-adherent osteosarcoma stem cells isolated from KTOSA5 and CSKOS cell lines have the ability to form microtumors on the CAM after an incubation period of 5 days, in contrast to adherent KTOSA5 and CSKOS cells...
May 12, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491442/respiratory-distress-associated-with-lungworm-infection-in-a-kitten
#12
Melissa M Hawley, Lynelle R Johnson, Donato Traversa, Dan Bucy, Karen M Vernau, William Vernau
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-month-old feral kitten developed worsening respiratory signs, including tachypnea, coughing and wheezing after standard anthelmintic treatment with fenbendazole at a local shelter. The kitten was referred to the University of California, Davis, William R Pritchard Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for further evaluation. Thoracic radiographs revealed a severe diffuse bronchointerstitial pattern with bronchial cuffing, ill-defined nodules and lymphadenomegaly. Differentials included infectious etiologies such as toxoplasmosis, feline infectious peritonitis and cryptococcosis...
July 2016: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367722/feline-urine-metabolomic-signature-characterization-of-low-molecular-weight-substances-in-urine-from-domestic-cats
#13
Sol-Maiam Rivera-Vélez, Nicolas F Villarino
Objectives This aim of this study was to characterize the composition and content of the feline urine metabolome. Methods Eight healthy domestic cats were acclimated at least 10 days before starting the study. Urine samples (~2 ml) were collected by ultrasound-guided cystocentesis. Samples were centrifuged at 1000 × g for 8 mins, and the supernatant was analyzed by gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometery. The urine metabolome was characterized using an untargeted metabolomics approach. Results Three hundred and eighteen metabolites were detected in the urine of the eight cats...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320483/human-and-feline-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-have-comparable-phenotype-immunomodulatory-functions-and-transcriptome
#14
Kaitlin C Clark, Fernando A Fierro, Emily Mills Ko, Naomi J Walker, Boaz Arzi, Clifford G Tepper, Heather Dahlenburg, Andrew Cicchetto, Amir Kol, Lyndsey Marsh, William J Murphy, Nasim Fazel, Dori L Borjesson
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) are a promising cell therapy to treat inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases. Development of appropriate pre-clinical animal models is critical to determine safety and attain early efficacy data for the most promising therapeutic candidates. Naturally occurring diseases in cats already serve as valuable models to inform human clinical trials in oncologic, cardiovascular, and genetic diseases. The objective of this study was to complete a comprehensive side-by-side comparison of human and feline ASCs, with an emphasis on their immunomodulatory capacity and transcriptome...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245741/isfm-consensus-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-hypertension-in-cats
#15
Samantha S Taylor, Andrew H Sparkes, Katherine Briscoe, Jenny Carter, Salva Cervantes Sala, Rosanne E Jepson, Brice S Reynolds, Brian A Scansen
Practical relevance: Feline hypertension is a common disease in older cats that is frequently diagnosed in association with other diseases such as chronic kidney disease and hyperthyroidism (so-called secondary hypertension), although some cases of apparent primary hypertension are also reported. The clinical consequences of hypertension can be severe, related to 'target organ damage' (eye, heart and vasculature, brain and kidneys), and early diagnosis followed by appropriate therapeutic management should help reduce the morbidity associated with this condition...
March 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208720/doxorubicin-conjugated-to-glutathione-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles-au-gsh-dox-as-an-effective-therapeutic-agent-for-feline-injection-site-sarcomas-chick-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-study
#16
Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Izabella Dolka, Magdalena Król, Artur Żbikowski, Wiktor Lewandowski, Józef Mieczkowski, Michał Wójcik, Roman Lechowski
Feline injection-site sarcomas are malignant skin tumours with a high local recurrence rate, ranging from 14% to 28%. The treatment of feline injection-site sarcomas includes radical surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. In our previous study it has been demonstrated that doxorubicin conjugated to glutathione-stabilized gold nanoparticles (Au-GSH-Dox) has higher cytotoxic effects than free doxorubicin for feline fibrosarcoma cell lines with high glycoprotein P activity (FFS1, FFS3). The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of intratumoural injection of Au-GSH-Dox on the growth of tumours from the FFS1 and FFS3 cell lines on chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980080/difficulties-in-administration-of-oral-medication-formulations-to-pet-cats-an-e-survey-of-cat-owners
#17
M Sivén, S Savolainen, S Räntilä, S Männikkö, M Vainionpää, S Airaksinen, M Raekallio, O Vainio, A M Juppo
The purpose here was to determine the problems cat owners encounter in medicating their cats with orally administered drugs at home. The study was carried out as an open e-questionnaire survey addressed to cat owners in which the authors focused on the oral administration route. A total of 46 completed questionnaires were included in the survey. In the study, 46 cats received 67 orally administered drugs. Approximately half of the drugs were registered for use in cats by the European Medicines Agency (54 per cent), and there were also off-label drugs registered for human (36 per cent) and canine medication (7...
March 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907059/quantitative-and-selective-analysis-of-feline-growth-related-proteins-using-parallel-reaction-monitoring-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#18
Mårten Sundberg, Emma M Strage, Jonas Bergquist, Bodil S Holst, Margareta Ramström
Today immunoassays are widely used in veterinary medicine, but lack of species specific assays often necessitates the use of assays developed for human applications. Mass spectrometry (MS) is an attractive alternative due to high specificity and versatility, allowing for species-independent analysis. Targeted MS-based quantification methods are valuable complements to large scale shotgun analysis. A method referred to as parallel reaction monitoring (PRM), implemented on Orbitrap MS, has lately been presented as an excellent alternative to more traditional selected reaction monitoring/multiple reaction monitoring (SRM/MRM) methods...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900781/the-present-and-future-of-opioid-analgesics-in-small-animal-practice
#19
REVIEW
B T Simon, P V Steagall
Opioids are the cornerstone for the treatment of acute pain in small animal patients. This is primarily because of their remarkable safety profile, high efficacy, and benefit of reversibility. There have been some significant advances in our knowledge on opioid pharmacology and clinical usage in companion animal medicine. This review discusses the progression of opioid use in small animal practice providing current misconceptions and controversies in light of routes of administration. Potential targets for research and drug development and novel therapies are discussed in addition to the concepts of glial cell modulators, individual variability, and opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia...
August 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859751/subclinical-bacteriuria-in-older-cats-and-its-association-with-survival
#20
J D White, N J Cave, A Grinberg, D G Thomas, C Heuer
BACKGROUND: Bacterial urinary tract infections are uncommon in cats in general but the prevalence increases to 29% in older cats with comorbidities (Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2008, 37, 317; Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 2007, 9, 124; Veterinary Microbiology 2009, 136, 130). Frequently, the infections are subclinical. The clinical relevance of subclinical bacteriuria (SB) is uncertain, and the optimal treatment requires clarification. OBJECTIVE: Prospective, observational study to: (i) identify the prevalence and incidence count of SB in older (≥7 years), nonazotemic cats, (ii) evaluate specific risk factors for SB, and (iii) investigate the potential relationship between untreated SB and survival...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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