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BACKGROUND Non-brucellar and non-tuberculous infectious sacroiliitis (ISI) is a rare disease, with misleading clinical signs that delay diagnosis. Most observations are based on isolated case reports or small case series. Our aim was to describe the clinical, bacteriological, and radiological characteristics of ISI, as well as the evolution of these(More)
PURPOSE To compare the pharmacologic properties of tamsulosin and alfuzosin in isolated prostatic and iris dilator smooth muscle from pigmented rabbits. SETTING UROsphere Laboratories, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. METHODS Prostatic and iris dilator smooth muscle strips were placed in organ baths. A concentration-response curve to(More)
The effects of subconjunctivally administered methylprednisolone acetate on adrenocortical function and blood composition were studied in five dogs. Two 10 mg doses of methylprednisolone acetate were injected at an interval of 21 days. Plasma cortisol concentrations (COR), ACTH-stimulated cortisol concentrations and other blood components were determined(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the cells observed in conjunctival brush cytology (CBC) from normal horses and compare these findings with conjunctival structural histology so as to understand which cells are recovered from CBC. METHODS This study was divided into three parts. (1) Conjunctival brush smears were collected from 20 healthy horses on both eyes and a(More)
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopy are spreading worldwide. Total mesorectal excision (TME), the standard treatment for patients with distal rectal tumors, is usually performed in an “up-to-down” approach, either laparoscopically (LAPTME) or as an open procedure. We have already reported a NOTES-inspired,(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure florfenicol concentrations in ovine tear fluid after IM and SC administration and determine minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of florfenicol against field isolates of Mycoplasma organisms potentially involved in infectious keratoconjunctivitis. ANIMALS 9 healthy adult Lacaune ewes. PROCEDURES Animals received an IM and SC(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate, by use of population pharmacokinetics, the disposition of marbofloxacin in the aqueous humor after IV administration in dogs and identify its potential usefulness in the prophylaxis and treatment of intraocular infection. ANIMALS 63 dogs. METHODS Dogs received a single dose of marbofloxacin (2 mg x kg(-1), IV) at various time(More)
Inhibitory effects of the anti-inflammatory agents lysine-acetylsalicylate (LAS) and phenylbutazone (PBZ) on the breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier by paracentesis were studied in canine eyes using protein determination of ocular fluid. In the untreated eyes the aqueous protein value was raised from 0.29 +/- 0.17 (mean +/- SD) g litre-1 at the initial(More)
BACKGROUND The retina is part of the diencephalon in a peripheral location and may be involved in prion diseases. Retinal function and structural changes were assessed in naturally scrapie-affected red face Manech ewes presenting the classical signs of the disease, and clinically healthy age-matched subjects for controls. Ophthalmic examination was done(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare penetration of IV administered marbofloxacin in intraocular fluids of healthy and inflamed eyes in rabbits with endotoxin-induced endophthalmitis. ANIMALS 35 pigmented rabbits. PROCEDURES Endophthalmitis was induced in the right eye via intravitreal administration of Escherichia coli endotoxin. The left eye was a control eye. After(More)