C. de Weisse

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BACKGROUND Feline ureteral obstructions have emerged as a common problem. Ureteral strictures rarely are reported as a cause and the predisposing factors and clinical course of this condition have not been described. OBJECTIVES Evaluate cases of feline ureteral strictures and characterize historical features, clinical signs, diagnostic imaging, surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Circumcaval ureters (CU) are a rare embryological malformation resulting in ventral displacement of the caudal vena cava, which crosses the ureter, potentially causing a ureteral stricture. OBJECTIVES To evaluate cats with obstructed CU(s) and report the presenting signs, diagnostics, treatment(s), and outcomes. Cats with obstructed CU(s) were(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the imaging modality of choice for cardiac tumors in people. Although neoplastic pericardial effusion (PE) carries a poor prognosis, benign idiopathic pericardial effusion does not. Definitive diagnosis is critical for surgical intervention, but currently available diagnostic techniques such as echocardiography(More)
BACKGROUND Benign esophageal strictures can recur despite multiple dilatation procedures and palliative management can be challenging. OBJECTIVE To describe the technique and determine the outcome of esophageal stenting for treatment of refractory benign esophageal strictures (RBES) in dogs. ANIMALS Nine dogs with RBES. METHODS Retrospective review of(More)
BACKGROUND Survival times and tumor responses associated with malignant neoplasia of the lower urinary tract are poor despite the vast array of current treatments. Therefore, the evaluation of alternative treatments, such as intraarterial administration of chemotherapy (IAC) should be considered. OBJECTIVE To describe a technique for superselective(More)
Ro 15-1788 is a specific benzodiazepine antagonist, which has also been shown to have some agonist properties. Since benzodiazepine receptors are involved in the physiological mechanisms of vision, a possible intrinsic effect of Ro 15-1788 was sought in 6 healthy volunteers by study of psychophysical flicker thresholds, including critical fusion frequency(More)
BACKGROUND Transjugular liver biopsy (TJLB) is used in humans at risk of bleeding. There are no reports of its use in veterinary medicine. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and potential complications of TJLB in canine cadavers, and compare with samples obtained via needle liver biopsy (NLB) and surgical liver biopsy (SLB). ANIMALS Twenty-five medium and(More)
A 4-year-old male castrated English Mastiff weighing 72 kg (158 lb) was evaluated for acute dysp-nea after a 1-week history of restlessness, episodes of increased respiratory effort, and inappetance. The dog was otherwise healthy and received seasonal heart-worm preventative medication and routine vaccinations. On initial examination, the dog was bright,(More)