Andrea Fischer

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Canine angiostrongylosis is a nematode infection in domestic dogs and wild carnivores. Few single case reports describing the occurrence of this disease in Germany exist and until recently angiostrongylosis has not been considered endemic in this country. The present report focuses on clinical, pathological and parasitological findings in two cases of fatal(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of data on idiopathic epilepsy (IE) in Border Collies (BCs) in the veterinary literature. HYPOTHESIS Genetic epilepsy occurs in BCs and is frequently characterized by a severe clinical course and poor response to medical treatment. ANIMALS Forty-nine BCs diagnosed with IE. METHODS Medical records, seizure data, treatment(More)
Autosomal dominant medullary cystic kidney disease type 2 (MCKD2) is a tubulo-in terstitial nephropathy that causes renal salt wasting, hyperuricemia, gout, and end-stage renal failure in the fifth decade of life. This disorder was described to have an age of onset between the age of 20-30 years or even later. Mutations in the Uromodulin (UMOD) gene were(More)
Antibodies to heparin-PF4 (H-PF4) complexes have been tested and isotyped in 38 patients who developed severe heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (type II HIT). All patients had a platelet count <120x10(9)/1 or a reduction of > 30% of the initial value, occurring at least 5d after the onset of heparin. Thrombocytopenia, which rapidly reversed following the(More)
ERPs were recorded from deaf and hearing native signers and from hearing subjects who acquired ASL late or not at all as they viewed ASL signs that formed sentences. The results were compared across these groups and with those from hearing subjects reading English sentences. The results suggest that there are constraints on the organization of the neural(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic epilepsy (IE) in Australian Shepherds (ASs) occurs worldwide but there is a lack of description of the epilepsy syndrome in this breed. The ABCB1-1Δ mutation is more prevalent in ASs than in many other dog breeds. HYPOTHESIS Australian Shepherds suffer from a poorly controlled IE syndrome with prevailing severe courses. Seizure(More)
BACKGROUND Variation in the ABCB1 gene is believed to play a role in drug resistance in epilepsy. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Variation in the ABCB1 gene encoding the permeability-glycoprotein could have an influence on phenobarbital (PB) resistance, which occurs with high frequency in idiopathic epileptic Border Collies (BCs). ANIMALS Two hundred and(More)
Neurovascular dysfunction is an important component of Alzheimer's disease, leading to reduced clearance across the blood-brain barrier and accumulation of neurotoxic β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides in the brain. It has been shown that the ABC transport protein P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1) is involved in the export of Aβ from the brain into the blood. To determine(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA (MPS IIIA or Sanfilippo A, McKusick 25290) was diagnosed in two adult wire-haired Dachshund littermates. Clinical and pathologic features paralleled the human disorder; both dogs exhibited progressive neurologic disease without apparent somatic involvement. Pelvic limb ataxia was observed when the dogs were 3 y old and progressed(More)
BACKGROUND A special form of epileptic seizures (ES) is the life-threatening condition of status epilepticus (SE), which requires immediate and specific treatment based on a correct diagnosis of the underlying disease condition. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES The objectives of this retrospective study were to determine prevalence of ES and SE in dogs presenting at(More)