Jillian M Orlando

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OBJECTIVES Resistance to transportation and stressful veterinary visits are major causes for a decrease in feline veterinary care. Few options exist for oral sedatives to reduce cats' anxiety prior to veterinary visits. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral trazodone for use as a single dose agent for sedation in cats. (More)
Patients that develop rhabdomyolysis of different causes are at high risk of acute renal failure. Efforts to minimize this risk include volume repletion, treatment with mannitol, and urinary alkalinization as soon as possible after muscle injury. This is a retrospective analysis (from January 1, 1992, to December 31, 1995) of therapeutic response to(More)
We describe four pregnant patients with distal renal tubular acidosis (type I) (DRTA) whose initial presentation was rhabdomyolysis (RML) secondary to severe hypokalemia. We draw attention to the unusual presentation of DRTA during pregnancy, the low frequency of DRTA in adult patients and RML as initial manifestation. In one case the DRTA was secondary to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a single dose of trazodone for reducing anxiety in cats during transport to a veterinary hospital and facilitating handling during veterinary examination. DESIGN Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized crossover study. ANIMALS 10 healthy client-owned cats (2 to 12 years of age) with a history of anxiety during(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate cardiac alterations secondary to exogenous intoxication by paraquat. METHODS We performed analysis of clinical and laboratory data of 25 patients with acute paraquat poisoning admitted in our ICU from November 1983 to January 1991. RESULTS There were purposeful overdoses in 24 cases (96%). The mortality rate was 56%. The lung(More)
PURPOSE Electrocardiographic alterations were evaluated in a group of accidental hypothermia patients, and correlated with values of core temperature, pH and plasmatic concentrations of Na+, K+ and Cl-. METHODS Conventional 12-lead surface electrocardiograms were obtained in a group of 32 patients with accidental hypothermia after involuntary cold(More)
A 4-year-old castrated male Labrador Retriever was evaluated because of vehicular trauma. The dog was ambulatory at the time of admission. A mild increase in respiratory effort and cyanosis were observed on physical examination. Heart and lung sounds were decreased on auscultation. Femoral pulses were moderate and synchronous. A small laceration was present(More)
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