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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907059/quantitative-and-selective-analysis-of-feline-growth-related-proteins-using-parallel-reaction-monitoring-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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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
#2
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...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859751/subclinical-bacteriuria-in-older-cats-and-its-association-with-survival
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807684/inhibition-of-murine-norovirus-and-feline-calicivirus-by-edible-herbal-extracts
#4
Dong Joo Seo, Changsun Choi
Human noroviruses (HuNoVs) cause foodborne and waterborne viral gastroenteritis worldwide. Because HuNoV culture systems have not been developed thus far, no available medicines or vaccines preventing infection with HuNoVs exist. Some herbal extracts were considered as phytomedicines because of their bioactive components. In this study, the inhibitory effects of 29 edible herbal extracts against the norovirus surrogates murine norovirus (MNV) and feline calicivirus (FCV) were examined. FCV was significantly inhibited to 86...
November 2, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774699/characterization-of-teratogenic-potential-and-gene-expression-in-canine-and-feline-amniotic-membrane-derived-stem-cells
#5
M T Cardoso, A O Pinheiro, A S Vidane, J B Casals, V C de Oliveira, Njn Gonçalves, D S Martins, C E Ambrósio
The biosafety of innovative procedures that utilize stem cells in regenerative medicine has been addressed in several studies. Previous work has showed no tumour formation following the use of feline and human amniotic membrane-derived stem cells (AMSCs). In contrast, tumour formation was observed when canine AMSCs were utilized. These findings suggested that feline and human, but not canine, AMSCs are suitable for cell transplantation trials. This study aimed to further evaluate the feasibility of utilizing canine AMSCs for transplantation purposes as well as for felines...
October 23, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755584/molecular-characterization-of-the-cytidine-monophosphate-n-acetylneuraminic-acid-hydroxylase-cmah-gene-associated-with-the-feline-ab-blood-group-system
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Toshinori Omi, Shota Nakazawa, Chihiro Udagawa, Naomi Tada, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Yong Hwa Chong, Yuiko Kato, Hiroko Mitsui, Azusa Gin, Hitomi Oda, Daigo Azakami, Kyoichi Tamura, Toshinori Sako, Takeshi Inagaki, Atsushi Sakamoto, Toshihiko Tsutsui, Makoto Bonkobara, Shuichi Tsuchida, Shigenori Ikemoto
Cat's AB blood group system (blood types A, B, and AB) is of major importance in feline transfusion medicine. Type A and type B antigens are Neu5Gc and Neu5Ac, respectively, and the enzyme CMAH participating in the synthesis of Neu5Gc from Neu5Ac is associated with this cat blood group system. Rare type AB erythrocytes express both Neu5Gc and Neu5Ac. Cat serum contains naturally occurring antibodies against antigens occurring in the other blood types. To understand the molecular genetic basis of this blood group system, we investigated the distribution of AB blood group antigens, CMAH gene structure, mutation, diplotypes, and haplotypes of the cat CMAH genes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736928/evaluation-of-feline-renal-perfusion-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-and-scintigraphy
#7
Emmelie Stock, Katrien Vanderperren, Tim Bosmans, André Dobbeleir, Luc Duchateau, Myriam Hesta, Lien Lybaert, Kathelijne Peremans, Eva Vandermeulen, Jimmy Saunders
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technique to evaluate tissue perfusion. Promising results have been obtained in the evaluation of renal perfusion in health and disease, both in human and veterinary medicine. Renal scintigraphy using 99mTc-Mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) is another non-invasive technique that can be used to evaluate renal perfusion. However, no data are available on the ability of CEUS or 99mTc- MAG3 scintigraphy to detect small changes in renal perfusion in cats. Therefore, both techniques were applied in a normal feline population to evaluate detection possibilities of perfusion changes by angiotensin II (AT II)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670935/determination-of-gestational-time-and-prediction-of-parturition-in-dogs-and-cats-an-update
#8
M Beccaglia, S Alonge, C Trovo', G C Luvoni
Accurate prediction of delivery date in canine and feline allows a better management of parturition, reducing the loss of neonates. This review evaluates the most common methods adopted to accurately predict the day of delivery: determination of ovulation and hormonal assays, first appearance of embryonic/foetal structures using ultrasound or radiography, echographic measurement of extra-foetal and foetal structures, or evaluation of foetal flux and heart rate. Determination of ovulation and hormonal assays at the time of breeding and close to pregnancy term is widely used to predict parturition in dogs (Concannon et al...
September 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642138/detection-of-bacterial-contamination-and-dna-quantification-in-stored-blood-units-in-2-veterinary-hospital-blood-banks
#9
Valentina Stefanetti, Arianna Miglio, Katia Cappelli, Stefano Capomaccio, Elisa Sgariglia, Maria L Marenzoni, Maria T Antognoni, Mauro Coletti, Vittorio Mangili, Fabrizio Passamonti
Blood transfusions in veterinary medicine have become increasingly more common and are now an integral part of lifesaving and advanced treatment in small and large animals. Important risks associated with transfusion of blood products include the transmission of various infectious diseases. Several guidelines suggest what infectious agents to screen for in canine and feline transfusion medicine. However, while the risk of bacterial contamination of blood products during storage and administration has not been documented in veterinary medicine, it has emerged as a cause of morbidity and mortality in human transfusion medicine...
September 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638447/loco-regional-immune-default-the-immunocompromised-district-in-human-and-comparative-dermatology
#10
Stefano Caccavale, Diana Di Mattia, Eleonora Ruocco
Lately, the innovative concept of an immunocompromised cutaneous district (ICD) has been introduced to explain why a previously injured cutaneous site may become in time a privileged location for the onset of opportunistic infections, tumors, and immune reactions. The injuring events capable of rendering a skin region a potential ICD are various, numerous, and most of the time identifiable by means of a careful clinical history. The reason that only a small minority of injured skin areas actually becomes ICDs, with subsequent opportunistic localization of a second and unrelated skin disorder, is presently unknown...
September 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613648/single-dose-pharmacokinetics-and-cardiovascular-effects-of-oral-pimobendan-in-healthy-cats
#11
M Yata, A J McLachlan, D J R Foster, A S Hanzlicek, N J Beijerink
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of oral pimobendan in conscious, healthy cats. ANIMALS: Eight healthy adult cats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomised, single-blinded, crossover design was used. Two oral doses of pimobendan (0.625-mg [LD], 1.25-mg [HD]) and a control substance (3-mL water) were administered to each cat. Blood collection, echocardiography, and oscillometric blood pressure measurements were performed repeatedly for 12 h following each dose...
December 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578201/does-categorisation-of-lymphoma-subtypes-according-to-the-world-health-organization-classification-predict-clinical-outcome-in-cats
#12
Birgitt Wolfesberger, Ondrej Skor, Sabine E Hammer, Irene Flickinger, Miriam Kleiter, Barbara C Rütgen, Ilse Schwendenwein, Alexander Tichy, Katharina M Hittmair, Brigitte Degasperi, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to specify lymphoma subtypes according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification in a group of cats and to investigate their potential prognostic value. METHODS: Records of cats from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna suffering from lymphoma were reviewed in this retrospective study. To diagnose various subtypes specified in the WHO classification, histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations, as well as clonality assays in some cases, were performed...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516559/raising-awareness-of-common-problems-in-older-cats
#13
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The need to actively look for signs of disease in older cats was discussed during a recent conference held by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in Malta. Delegates heard that many older cats could be suffering from diseases associated with ageing but might show only subtle clinical signs. Suzanne Jarvis reports.
August 13, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486584/therapeutic-management-of-feline-chronic-gingivostomatitis-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Jenna N Winer, Boaz Arzi, Frank J M Verstraete
Feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS) is a disease characterized by protracted and potentially debilitating oral inflammation in cats, the etiology of which is currently unknown. The purpose of this review is to apply an evidence-based medicine approach to systematically review and critically evaluate the scientific literature reporting the outcome of medical and surgical management of FCGS. Those articles meeting inclusion criteria were reviewed and assigned an "Experimental Design Grade" (EDG) and an "Evidence Grade" (EG) in order to score relative strength of study design and produced data...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428874/quality-requirements-for-veterinary-hematology-analyzers-in-small-animals-a-survey-about-veterinary-experts-requirements-and-objective-evaluation-of-analyzer-performance-based-on-a-meta-analysis-of-method-validation-studies-bench-top-hematology-analyzer
#15
Andrea M Cook, Andreas Moritz, Kathleen P Freeman, Natali Bauer
BACKGROUND: Scarce information exists about quality requirements and objective evaluation of performance of large veterinary bench top hematology analyzers. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed at comparing the observed total error (TEobs ) derived from meta-analysis of published method validation data to the total allowable error (TEa ) for veterinary hematology variables in small animals based on experts' opinions. Ideally, TEobs should be < TEa . METHODS: An online survey was sent to veterinary experts in clinical pathology and small animal internal medicine for providing the maximal allowable deviation from a given result for each variable...
September 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27143043/case-based-clinical-reasoning-in-feline-medicine-3-use-of-heuristics-and-illness-scripts
#16
Martin L Whitehead, Paul J Canfield, Robert Johnson, Carolyn R O'Brien, Richard Malik
AIM: This is Article 3 of a three-part series on clinical reasoning that encourages practitioners to explore and understand how they think and make case-based decisions. It is hoped that, in the process, they will learn to trust their intuition but, at the same time, put in place safeguards to diminish the impact of bias and misguided logic on their diagnostic decision-making. SERIES OUTLINE: Article 1, published in the January 2016 issue of JFMS, discussed the relative merits and shortcomings of System 1 thinking (immediate and unconscious) and System 2 thinking (effortful and analytical)...
May 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27143040/practical-urinalysis-in-the-cat-2-urine-microscopic-examination-tips-and-traps
#17
REVIEW
George Reppas, Susan F Foster
SERIES OUTLINE: This is the second article in a two-part series on urinalysis in the cat. The specific focus is urine microscopic examination. Part 1, which appeared in the March 2016 issue, discussed urine macroscopic examination. PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: Urinalysis is an essential procedure in feline medicine but often little attention is paid to optimising the data yielded or minimising factors that can affect the results. CLINICAL CHALLENGES: For the best results, appropriately collected urine should be prepared promptly by specialist laboratory personnel for the relevant tests and assessed by a clinical pathologist...
May 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27052436/diagnostic-techniques-to-detect-the-epileptogenic-zone-pathophysiological-and-presurgical-analysis-of-epilepsy-in-dogs-and-cats
#18
REVIEW
Daisuke Hasegawa
The use and availability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other neurosurgical devices is rapidly increasing in the field of veterinarian medicine. Coincident with these technological advances, there is an increased expectation to treat drug resistant epilepsy in dogs and cats by epilepsy surgery. However, the presurgical evaluation of epileptic animals, by using methodologies to detect the epileptogenic zone for example, have yet to become established in common practice. The epileptogenic zone, defined as the minimum amount of cortex to produce seizure freedom, consists of five conceptual cortical abnormal 'zones': symptomatogenic, irritative, seizure-onset, structurally abnormal (epileptogenic lesion) and functional deficit...
September 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26936495/case-based-clinical-reasoning-in-feline-medicine-2-managing-cognitive-error
#19
Paul J Canfield, Martin L Whitehead, Robert Johnson, Carolyn R O'Brien, Richard Malik
AIM: This is Article 2 of a three-part series on clinical reasoning that encourages practitioners to explore and understand how they think and make case-based decisions. It is hoped that, in the process, they will learn to trust their intuition but, at the same time, put in place safeguards to diminish the impact of bias and misguided logic on their diagnostic decision-making. SERIES OUTLINE: Article 1, published in the January 2016 issue of JFMS, discussed the relative merits and shortcomings of System 1 thinking (immediate and unconscious) and System 2 thinking (effortful and analytical)...
March 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26936494/isfm-consensus-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-feline-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Andrew H Sparkes, Sarah Caney, Serge Chalhoub, Jonathan Elliott, Natalie Finch, Isuru Gajanayake, Catherine Langston, Hervé P Lefebvre, Joanna White, Jessica Quimby
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in older cats. In most cats, CKD is also a progressive disease and can be accompanied by a wide range of clinical and clinicopathological changes. These ISFM Consensus Guidelines have been developed by an independent panel of clinicians and academics to provide practical advice on the diagnosis and management of this complex disease. CLINICAL CHALLENGES: Although CKD is a common clinical problem in cats, the manifestations of disease vary between individuals...
March 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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