Christine M Egger

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Fentanyl citrate is a potent opioid that can be delivered by the transdermal route in cats and dogs. Publications regarding transdermal fentanyl patches were obtained and systematically reviewed. Seven studies in cats and seven studies in dogs met the criteria for inclusion in this review. Dogs achieved effective plasma concentrations approximately 24 hours(More)
Contrast enhanced helical computed tomography (CT) of the liver and portal system is routinely performed in human patients. The purpose of this project is to develop a practical protocol for helical CT portography in the dog. Ten clinically normal dogs were initially evaluated to develop a protocol. Using this protocol, ten dogs with confirmed portosystemic(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare plasma fentanyl concentrations attained after the application of three transdermal fentanyl patch sizes (50, 75, and 100 micrograms/hour) in dogs. DESIGN Repeated Latin square controlled study. ANIMALS Six intact, mixed-breed adult dogs (2 males, 4 females) weighing 19.9 +/- 3.4 kg. METHODS Each dog was randomly assigned to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether transdermal fentanyl patches provided cost-effective post-operative analgesia in dogs with pelvic limb injuries. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, blinded clinical trial. ANIMALS Twenty-four dogs undergoing repair of ruptured cranial cruciate ligaments or pelvic limb fractures. METHODS Dogs were randomly assigned to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate selected cardiopulmonary responses to propofol 2 infusion rates in nonpretreated llamas breathing room air. ANIMALS 5 adult llamas (3 males, 2 females) with mean +/- SD body weight of 135 +/- 17.7 kg. PROCEDURE After anesthesia induction with propofol (2 mg/kg of body weight, IV), llamas received either propofol infusion 0.2(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of intravenous lidocaine (L) and ketamine (K) alone and their combination (LK) on the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of sevoflurane (SEVO) in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized, Latin-square experimental study. ANIMALS Six, healthy, adult Beagles, 2 males, 4 females, weighing 7.8 - 12.8 kg. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the plasma fentanyl concentrations achieved over time with transdermal fentanyl patches in awake cats and cats undergoing anesthesia and ovariohysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN Randomized prospective experimental study. ANIMALS Twenty-four purpose-bred cats. METHODS Cats were randomly assigned to three groups for Part I of a larger(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of tramadol on sevoflurane minimum alveolar concentration (MAC(SEVO)) in dogs. It was hypothesized that tramadol would dose-dependently decrease MAC(SEVO). STUDY DESIGN Randomized crossover experimental study. ANIMALS Six healthy, adult female mixed-breed dogs (24.2 +/- 2.6 kg). METHODS Each dog was studied on two(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association among signalment, health status, other clinical variables, and treatments and events during cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR) with the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) for animals with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) in a veterinary teaching hospital. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 161 dogs(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of i.v. lidocaine (L) and ketamine (K), alone and in combination (LK), on the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of isoflurane (ISO) in goats. STUDY DESIGN Randomized crossover design. ANIMALS Eight, adult mixed breed castrated male goats, aged 1-2 years weighing 24-51 kg. METHODS Anesthesia was induced with ISO(More)