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OBJECTIVES To determine the preferences of multidisciplinary stroke clinicians for models of inpatient stroke unit care and perceived barriers to establishing a comprehensive stroke unit (CSU) model (acute and rehabilitation care in the same ward). METHODS Written questionnaires distributed and completed at multidisciplinary stroke unit case conferences(More)
This study investigated the coagulation status of dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) over time. Thirty animals with primary IMHA were blood sampled on three occasions over a 5 day period and assays performed included prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, D-dimer and fibrinogen concentration, antithrombin activity and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of obesity on pulmonary function in healthy adult dogs. ANIMALS 36 Retrievers without cardiopulmonary disease. PROCEDURES Dogs were assigned to 1 of 3 groups on the basis of body condition score (1 through 9): nonobese (score, 4.5 to 5.5), moderately obese (score, 6.0 to 6.5), and markedly obese (score, 7.0 to 9.0).(More)
Malnutrition associated with critical illness has been unequivocally associated with increased morbidity and mortality in humans. Because malnutrition may similarly affect veterinary patients, the nutritional requirements of hospitalized critically ill animals must be properly addressed. Proper nutritional support is increasingly being recognized as an(More)
The goals of this study were to compare the efficacy of once-daily administered Glargine insulin to twice-daily administered Lente insulin in cats with diabetes mellitus and to describe the use of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet designed for the management of diabetes mellitus in cats. All cats with naturally occurring diabetes mellitus were eligible(More)
Respiratory emergencies are common presentations to emergency clinicians. Appropriate assessment and timely interventions may be crucial in the stabilization of dyspneic patients. The emergency clinician should be fully prepared and equipped to correctly ascertain and treat the most likely cause of respiratory compromise of a patient. Based on history,(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the use of partial parenteral nutrition (PPN) in dogs and cats. The medical records of all dogs and cats receiving PPN between 1994 and 1999 were reviewed to determine signalment, reasons for use of PPN, duration of PPN administration, duration of hospitalization, complications, and mortality.(More)
Two adult domestic shorthair cats were examined because of pneumothorax. Neither had a history of trauma, and spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to small airway disease was diagnosed. In both cats, treatment consisted of thoracocentesis for evacuation of air and administration of anti-inflammatory agents. One cat had multiple episodes of pneumothorax and(More)
BACKGROUND The cytokine response in immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is poorly characterized and correlation with outcome is unknown. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES To determine if cytokine activity is correlated with outcome in dogs with IMHA. ANIMALS Twenty dogs with primary IMHA and 6 control dogs. METHODS Prospective study on dogs with IMHA with(More)