Annemarie Thuri Kristensen

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, a new imaging modality in veterinary medicine, can provide data on tissue perfusion. The objective of this study was to use the ultrasonographic contrast agent SonoVue to evaluate various transit time indices in the normal canine liver, to examine the effect of anesthesia on these parameters, and to evaluate the safety of(More)
BACKGROUND Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase marker in dogs that is useful for the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory disease. Rapid, reliable, and automated assays are preferable for routine evaluation of canine serum CRP concentration. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether canine serum CRP concentration could be(More)
Diagnostic imaging techniques are an important part of the diagnostic workup and staging of cancer patients. Ultrasound is of particular interest in this respect. In so far as tumor metastases are concerned, ultrasonography of regional lymph nodes and of the liver can provide valuable information. In humans many criteria, some of them objective, have been(More)
The analytical, within-dog and between-dog components of variation were estimated for serum iron, plasma fibrinogen, serum C-reactive protein, serum α1-acid glycoprotein and serum haptoglobin, and used to 1) estimate the critical difference for significance between serial results; 2) assess the utility of conventional population-based reference ranges; and(More)
2-Deoxy-2-[¹⁸F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) is becoming increasingly available as an imaging modality in veterinary medicine. The purpose of this study was to report semiquantitative standard uptake values (SUV) of malignant and nonmalignant tissues and organs in canine cancer patients. FDG PET/CT was(More)
BACKGROUND The Danish Veterinary Cancer Registry (DVCR) was established in May 2005 to gather information about neoplasms in the Danish dog and cat populations. Practitioners from more than 60 clinics throughout Denmark have submitted data on these species. The objectives of the current study were, with a special focus on mast cell tumours (MCT) to(More)
Irregularly speculated red blood cells (IS-RBC) were quantified on fresh blood fixed in glutaraldehyde and were compared to RBC shape changes observed on Wright's-stained blood smears, RBC histograms, and RBC distribution widths (RDW). IS-RBC were infrequently found in healthy control dogs. Twenty dogs with increased IS-RBC were evaluated. The most common(More)
Echinocytes were evaluated quantitatively in both healthy and sick dogs and compared with red blood cell (RBC) morphology on Wright's-stained blood smears. Of 68 samples submitted from sick dogs, 32 had high echinocyte numbers. Two diseases, glomerulonephritis and lymphosarcoma, accounted for 15 of the 32 cases. In only four instances were echinocytes(More)
It is currently debated whether the mechanism of action of therapeutic doses of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa, Novo-Seven) relies on the tissue factor (TF)-independent activity of the enzyme. The present study was conducted to investigate the in vivo hemostatic effects of rFVIIa and 3 analogs thereof with superior intrinsic activity (FVIIaIIa,(More)
The interaction between cancer and the immune system, and the production of cytokines by the tumour itself have been associated with altered levels of cytokines in human cancer patients. Bernese Mountain dogs with disseminated histiocytic sarcoma (DHS) show vague and non-specific clinical signs. Although histiocytes can secrete cytokines in response to(More)