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Evaluation of serum NT-pCNP as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for sepsis in dogs.
BACKGROUND There is a need for diagnostic biomarkers that can rapidly differentiate dogs with sepsis from dogs with noninfectious forms of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (NSIRS). Expand
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Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Humans and Animals
Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), defined as the presence of altered organ function in an acutely ill patient such that homeostasis cannot be maintained without intervention, is a cause ofExpand
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Plasma inflammatory mediator concentrations at ICU admission in dogs with naturally developing sepsis.
BACKGROUND Identifying biomarkers to aide in the diagnosis and prognostication of sepsis in dogs would be valuable to veterinarians. OBJECTIVE To compare plasma inflammatory mediator concentrationsExpand
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Effects of subanesthetic doses of ketamine on hemodynamic and immunologic variables in dogs with experimentally induced endotoxemia.
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of ketamine hydrochloride on hemodynamic and immunologic alterations associated with experimentally induced endotoxemia in dogs. ANIMALS 9 mixed-breed dogs. Expand
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Evaluation of circulating amino terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide concentration in dogs with respiratory distress attributable to congestive heart failure or primary pulmonary disease.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate assessment of circulating amino terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentration as a means to discriminate between congestive heart failure and primaryExpand
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Endocrine and immunologic effects of inhaled fluticasone propionate in healthy dogs.
BACKGROUND Inhaled glucocorticoids reduce airway inflammation while minimizing systemic effects in several species. HYPOTHESIS Inhaled fluticasone suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axisExpand
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Hyperaldosteronism and hyperprogesteronism in a cat with an adrenal cortical carcinoma.
A12-year-old castrated male, domestic long-haired cat weighing 4.93 kg was evaluated for weight loss and an abdominal mass. The cat had a 3-month history of diabetes mellitus treated with 2 units ofExpand
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Clinical and immunologic assessment of sepsis and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in cats.
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical findings and inflammatory mediator production among cats with sepsis, cats with noninfectious systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and healthy cats. DESIGNExpand
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Adjuvanted rush immunotherapy using CpG oligodeoxynucleotides in experimental feline allergic asthma.
Allergic asthma is driven by relative overexpression of Th2 cell-derived cytokines in response to aeroallergens. In independent studies, both allergen-specific rush immunotherapy (RIT) and CpGExpand
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Immunomodulatory effects of opioids.
OBJECTIVE To review the immunomodulatory effects of opioids. DATA SOURCES Original research publications and review articles using the PubMed search engine with the following keywords--opioids,Expand
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