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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a commonly inherited disorder in humans that causes the formation of fluid-filled renal cysts, often leading to renal failure. PKD1 mutations cause 85% of ADPKD. Feline PKD is autosomal dominant and has clinical presentations similar to humans. PKD affects approximately 38% of Persian cats worldwide,(More)
A form of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) similar in clinical features to human ADPKD occurs in the Persian cat. We characterized the morphologic and immunohistochemical features of this disease in a colony of affected cats. Complete postmortem examinations were performed on 11 normal and 22 affected cats ranging in age from 3 months to(More)
Primary lung tumors of mesenchymal or mixed cell origin were diagnosed in 4 dogs with clinical and radiographic abnormalities indicating an intrathoracic mass. Each dog had 1 large intrapulmonary lesion, and 1 dog also had nodules scattered throughout all lung lobes. Two dogs were euthanatized; 1 had a biphasic pulmonary blastoma; and the other had a(More)
Radiographically, the liver may appear normal even if severely diseased. Ultrasonography can be an important adjunct in the evaluation of diffuse parenchymal hepatic disease. Diffuse liver disease appears ultrasonographically as a change in liver echogenicity from normal when compared with the renal cortex or spleen. Diffuse liver disease can be(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreas-specific lipase is reported to aid in diagnosing acute pancreatitis (AP) in dogs but has not been rigorously evaluated clinically. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES To describe variability of disease in dogs with suspected clinical AP, and to evaluate accuracy of 2 pancreatic-specific lipase immunoassays, Spec cPL (SPEC) and SNAP cPL (SNAP), in(More)
An 18-month-old female Himalayan cat was diagnosed as having uterine torsion. Ultrasonography was of value in revealing fetal death, thus prompting immediate surgical intervention. Uterine torsion is a rarely observed complication of mid- to late gestation in the cat. Definitive diagnosis can be achieved only with exploratory laparotomy.
Radiographically, the diseased liver may change in size, shape, position, or opacity. Contrast studies such as peritoneography, cholecystography, portography, and arteriography may be performed to increase the specificity of the radiographic diagnosis. Ultrasound can be used to detect the changes in liver echogenicity associated with disease, identify focal(More)
Acute osteomyelitis, soft-tissue infection, or both were experimentally produced in 38 New Zealand white rabbits, and three-phase technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate, gallium-67, and magnetic resonance (MR) images were obtained 7 or 14 days after infection. There was no significant difference between radionuclide studies and MR images in the detection of(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) progresses in the canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficient stifle. Progression of OA is also documented in canine patients after various surgical repair techniques for this injury. We evaluated the radiographic arthritic changes in canine stifle joints that have sustained a CCL injury, and compared radiographic OA scores between(More)
Collagenase, a proteolytic enzyme, was injected intradiscally in nine clinically normal, middle-aged beagles. Calcium chloride diluent solution (control), 100 ABC units of collagenase, and 250 ABC units of collagenase, were injected in randomly selected intervertebral discs (T13-L1 to L5-L6). On day 11, the discs injected with collagenase were narrowed(More)