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BACKGROUND Sepsis caused by Staphylococcus aureus constitutes an important cause of morbidity and mortality in humans, and the incidence of this disease-entity is increasing. In this paper we describe the initial microbial dynamics and lesions in pigs experimentally infected with S. aureus, with the aim of mimicking human sepsis and pyemia. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring systemic inflammatory activity during steroid therapy of canine immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA) is difficult and mainly relies on clinical signs. CASE PRESENTATION Canine serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was measured serially and blinded during a 27-week follow-up period of a case of Anaplasma phagocytophilia induced type II(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There have been numerous reports of animal models of osteomyelitis. Very few of these have been prosthesis models that imitate human conditions. We have developed a new rat model of implant-related osteomyelitis that mimics human osteomyelitis, to investigate the pathology of infection after orthopedic implant surgery. METHODS 2(More)
A surgical educational environment is potentially stressful and can negatively affect students' learning. The aim of the present study was to investigate the emotions experienced by veterinary students in relation to their first encounter with live-animal surgery and to identify possible sources of positive and negative emotions, respectively. During a(More)
BACKGROUND Infections and clinical cases of Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs are found increasingly across Europe, thus rendering knowledge on its infection biology more important. We used red foxes as a carnivore model to examine the effect of host age and infection dose on the establishment of adult A. vasorum in single experimental infections. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Infections with the three feline haemotropic mycoplasmas Mycoplasma haemofelis, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis cause feline infectious anemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of carriage of feline haemoplasma in Danish cats in different age groups. The presence was detected by a(More)
In computer science designing systems, whether it is hardware or software, using an abstract state machine diagram to model the system is a common approach. When using the diagram as a blueprint for programming, it is possible to lose the equality between the diagram and the actual code, not to mention the time that was spent creating the code. Having a(More)
We foresee very high demands on efficient, predictable and robust overload control mechanisms in future SPC-switches. These switches, in many cases based on a distributed multi processor architecture, will be found in multi service ATM networks of tomorrow. Three basic principles for overload control are presented and briefly evaluated and compared. The(More)
An approximate performance analysis of the DQDB (Distributed Queue Dual Bus) medium access protocol is presented. The aim of this queueing analysis is to provide solutions, which should be easy to evaluate but deliver sufficiently accurate performance measures describing major behaviors of the protocol. The analysis uses embedded models to evaluate a(More)
BACKGROUND Salmonella Dublin (S. Dublin) is a zoonotic bacterium which is host adapted to cattle. The bacterium can cause subclinical persistent infection in cattle (carriers), which may be reactivated. During reactivation, animals may shed bacteria, thus constituting a source of infection for other animals. Identification of such carriers is assumed to be(More)