Alim Nazarali

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OBJECTIVE To identify incidence and risk factors for surgical glove perforation in small animal surgery. STUDY DESIGN Observational cohort study. SAMPLE POPULATION Surgical gloves (n = 2132) worn in 363 surgical procedures. METHODS All gloves worn by operative personnel were assessed for perforation at end-procedure using a water leak test. Putative(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate perioperative antimicrobial administration during tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 184) that had TPLO (n = 226). METHODS Medical records were reviewed and data collected included timing and dosage of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between preoperative carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) and the development of surgical site infections (SSIs) following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs. DESIGN Prospective multicenter study. ANIMALS 549 dogs. PROCEDURES At 7 veterinary hospitals, swab(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of four antimicrobials in planktonic vs. biofilm-associated Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. STUDY DESIGN In vitro study. SAMPLE POPULATION 78 isolates from dogs colonized or infected with methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius (MRSP, n=39) or methicillin-susceptible S. pseudintermedius(More)
A 13 yr old castrated male blue British shorthair with a 3 mo history of vomiting was diagnosed with a left lateral liver lobe mass following abdominal ultrasonography. At the time of celiotomy, liver lobe torsion (LLT) of the left lateral lobe was also present. Histopathologic evaluation of the liver mass and associated lobe revealed extensive necrosis(More)
The objective of our study was to compare adhesion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) to stainless steel (SS) and to tantalum (TA) canine limb salvage endoprosthesis implants in an in vitro experimental study. The median of the mean log10 colony forming units/mL for adherent MRSP was 4.96 (range: 4.63 to 6.33) for the TA(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of gentamicin, silver, or both additives in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) biofilm formation in vitro. SAMPLE 4 preparations of PMMA beads (formed with no additive [control], gentamicin, silver, and gentamicin and silver). PROCEDURES Beads from each(More)
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