Jeffrey J. Runge

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Diatoms dominate spring bloom phytoplankton assemblages in temperate waters and coastal upwelling regions of the global ocean. Copepods usually dominate the zooplankton in these regions and are the prey of many larval fish species. Recent laboratory studies suggest that diatoms may have a deleterious effect on the success of copepod egg hatching. These(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of IV magnesium sulfate as a treatment for acute asthma have had mixed results, with some data suggesting a benefit for acute severe asthma, but not for mild-to-moderate asthma. In a multicenter cohort, this study tests the hypothesis that administration of magnesium sulfate improves pulmonary function in patients with acute severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe in dogs, a technique for single port access gastropexy and ovariectomy (SPAGO) using a commercially available multitrocar port and to evaluate short-term outcome. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 18). PROCEDURES A commercially available multitrocar port was inserted into the abdomen lateral to the rectus(More)
Mammalian platelets are small, anuclear circulating cells that form tightly adherent, shear-resistant thrombi to prevent blood loss after vessel injury. Platelet thrombi that form in coronary and carotid arteries also underlie common vascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke and are the target of drugs used to treat these diseases. Birds(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the Single port access (SPA) laparoscopic entry technique for canine ovariectomy (OVE), report complications, and outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Pilot study. ANIMALS Intact female dogs (n = 6). METHODS With owner consent, 6 intact female dogs had SPA laparoscopic OVE. Data, including signalment, surgical time (from incision to completion(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical features and outcome of cats treated for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with attenuation (extravascular or intravascular) versus medical treatment only. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 28 client-owned cats with congenital PDA. PROCEDURES Medical records for cats with PDA diagnosed by means of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the percentage of dogs surviving to hospital discharge and identify factors associated with death prior to hospital discharge among dogs undergoing surgery because of primary splenic torsion (PST). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 102 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate frequency, severity, and location of patellofemoral (PF) osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs with naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 40; stifles, 44). METHODS Stifle arthroscopic video recordings and radiographs were performed. Cartilage(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and severity of complications after corrective surgery in dogs with lateral patellar luxation (LPL) and identify risk factors for reluxation. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 36 client-owned dogs with 47 affected stifle joints. PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs that underwent surgical correction of LPL at(More)
OBJECTIVE To report effects of age and lifetime food restriction on development and progression of shoulder joint osteoarthritis (OA) in Labrador retriever dogs. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal life-span, cohort study. ANIMALS Labrador retriever dogs (n=48). METHODS Littermates were paired (gender, weight) to make 24 pairs of genetically similar dogs. Each(More)