Heriberto Rodriguez

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OBJECTIVE To describe a laparoscopic-sutured gastropexy technique in dogs and evaluate the tensile strength of the adhesion and effects on gastric function. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. ANIMALS Female beagle dogs (n=7). METHODS A laparoscopic-sutured gastropexy technique was evaluated by ex vivo tensile distraction tests 10 weeks after surgery.(More)
BACKGROUND Results from epidemiological studies indicate a close association between periodontitis and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the mechanism linking periodontitis to glucose intolerance (GI) and insulin resistance (IR) is unknown. We therefore tested the hypothesis that periodontitis induces the development of GI/IR through a liver Toll-like(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the kinetics of orally administered sugar probes in serum for the assessment of gastrointestinal permeability and intestinal absorptive capacity in dogs. Eight healthy dogs received lactulose (L), rhamnose (R), methylglucose (M), xylose (X), and sucrose (S) by orogastric intubation. Baseline blood samples and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and analytically validate a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the quantification of lactulose, rhamnose, xylose, 3-O-methylglucose, and sucrose in canine serum. SAMPLE POPULATION Pooled serum samples from 200 dogs. Procedures-Serum samples spiked with various sugars were analyzed by use of GC-MS. The method was(More)
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