Debra L Weisman

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OBJECTIVE To describe and compare a simple continuous suture pattern with a simple interrupted pattern for enterotomy closure or end-to-end intestinal anastomosis. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 58 dogs and 25 cats that underwent enterotomy or intestinal resection and anastomosis. PROCEDURE Signalment, surgical procedure, suture pattern, suture(More)
Ureteral ectopia is a well-described cause of urinary incontinence in female dogs, but this condition has not been completely characterized in male dogs. Sixteen male dogs with ectopic ureters were evaluated between Jan 1999 and Mar 2007. Male dogs were similar to female dogs with ectopic ureters in terms of breed, presenting complaint, age of onset, and(More)
Three dogs in which polypropylene suture material was used to close an enteric surgery site in a continuous pattern were evaluated at a later date because of recurrence of signs of intestinal disease. Surgery in each dog revealed that the suture material had been extruded into the lumen of the intestine and acted as a site for attachment of a foreign body.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate use of computed tomography (CT) of the lungs, compared with conventional radiography, for detection of blebs and bullae associated with spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 12 dogs with spontaneous pneumothorax. PROCEDURE Medical records were reviewed, and information was collected that(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether different methods of sterilization of antibiotic vials or the heat of polymerization altered the antimicrobial activity or mechanical properties of antibiotic/polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) composites when compared to antibiotic-free PMMA. STUDY DESIGN In vitro study. METHODS Steam-sterilized, gas-sterilized, and(More)
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