Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational and analytic study. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether spontaneous intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) occurring in both chondrodystrophic (CD) and nonchondrodystrophic dogs (NCD) can be used as a valid translational model for human IVDD research. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Different animal models are used in(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence and breed predilection for canine dystocia using data from insurance claims. The risk factors for cesarean section (CS) were assessed for bitches with dystocia. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, longitudinal study. SAMPLE POPULATION Insurance claims records (1995-2002) from a Swedish animal insurance database (Agria),(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the Pfirrmann system for grading lumbar intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration in humans can also be used in dogs. ANIMALS 202 dogs. PROCEDURES Magnetic resonance imaging was used to obtain images of vertebral segments from dogs, which were reviewed separately by 3 observers who graded the extent of degeneration in each(More)
The effect of lifelong oral supplementation with ubiquinone Q10 (10 mg/kg/day) was examined in Sprague-Dawley rats and C57/B17 mice. There were no significant differences in survival or life-span found in either rats or mice. Histopathologic examination of different rat tissues showed no differences between the groups. In Q10 supplemented rats, plasma and(More)
The objective was to evaluate plausible risk-factors for pyometra, a common disease affecting almost 25% of all (unspayed) female dogs before 10 years of age. Because of the strong breed-predilection, an age- and breed-matched case-control study was undertaken on 87 pairs (pyometra-cases and healthy controls) from five breeds (Rottweiler (n = 13), Collie (n(More)
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is common in dogs and can give rise to a number of diseases, such as IVD herniation, cervical spondylomyelopathy, and degenerative lumbosacral stenosis. Although there have been many reports and reviews on the clinical aspects of canine IVD disease, few reports have discussed and reviewed the process of IVD(More)
INTRODUCTION Electrochemical treatment (EChT) has been taken under serious consideration as being one of several techniques for local treatment of malignancies. The advantage of EChT is the minimal invasive approach and the absence of serious side effects. Macroscopic, histopathological and ultra-structural findings in liver following a four-electrode(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pharmacokinetics and effects of methadone on behaviour and plasma concentrations of cortisol and vasopressin in healthy dogs. STUDY DESIGN Randomized, cross-over, experimental trial. ANIMALS Nine adult dogs (beagle and beagle cross breeds), four males and five females. METHODS Methadone hydrochloride, 0.4 mg kg(-1), was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and distribution of intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration-related diseases in a large population of dogs of various breeds, ages, and sexes and to determine mortality rates among dogs with these diseases. DESIGN Epidemiological study. SAMPLE Insurance data for dogs with veterinary health-care and life insurance(More)
The frequencies of Properdin factor B allotypes were studied in 54 multiple sclerosis patients and 58 healthy control subjects, and the association of various phenotypes with HLA-Dw1 and Dw2 antigens (found with decreased and increased frequency in MS patients, respectively) was further studied. SS genotype was found in 76% of MS patients and 63% of control(More)