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Renal tissues from 15 cats naturally infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) were examined histologically, immunohistochemically and ultrastructurally. Renal function and urinary proteins were also studied. Kidney abnormalities were found in 12 cats and were characterized by mesangial widening with segmental to diffuse glomerulosclerosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE High sodium (HS) diet is associated with hypertension (HT) and insulin resistance (IR). We evaluated whether HS diet was associated with a dysregulation of cortisol production and metabolic syndrome (MetS). PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS We recruited 370 adults (18-85 years, BMI 29·3 ± 4·4 kg/m(2) , 70% women, 72% HT, 61% MetS). HS diet (urinary(More)
Two hundred and seventy-seven sick pet cats living in Italy were tested for antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen. Overall, 24% of the cats resulted positive for anti-FIV antibody and 18% for FeLV antigen. FIV was isolated from the peripheral mononuclear blood cells of ten out of 15 seropositive cats(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatography method to determine iohexol (IOX) and p-aminohippuric acid (PAH) in the plasma of dogs is evaluated according to recovery, reproducibility, and linearity utilizing a gradient pump. The mobile phase consists of 50mM sodium dihydrogen phosphate with 0.5mM tetrabutylammonium chloride, the pH is adjusted to 4.1, methanol(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with several renal syndromes including acute and chronic renal failures, but the underlying pathogenic mechanisms are unclear. HIV and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) share numerous biological and pathological features, including renal alterations. We investigated and compared the morphological changes of(More)
Solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumour is an uncommon disease including 2.7% of exocrine malignancies of the pancreas. Its low incidence is associated with an uncertain prognosis and with difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems, despite routine use of ultrasonography, TC and RMN. A case of solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumour in a young woman is(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical appearance, laboratory findings and response to treatment of dogs with inflammatory joint disease associated with Leishmania infection. METHODS Retrospective analysis of case records of dogs with serologically confirmed leishmaniasis and concurrent inflammatory joint disease presented between 2005 and 2011. RESULTS In(More)
Twelve dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum were treated subcutaneously with aminosidine at a dose of 10 mg kg-1 per day for four weeks. Antimonial compounds were used as reference drugs in twelve Leishmania-infected dogs. Eleven of the twelve dogs submitted to aminosidine therapy responded within 30 days. The treatment with the aminoglycoside(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate serum calcium-phosphorus concentration product (sCaPP) as a predictor of mortality rate in dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. ANIMALS 31 dogs with definitive CKD and 35 apparently healthy dogs. PROCEDURES All dogs had been referred for nephrological consultation between December(More)