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BACKGROUND Increased expression of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) on the vascular endothelium has been postulated to play an important role in atherogenesis. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have suggested that dyslipidemia may increase expression of CAMs. METHODS AND RESULTS To determine whether dyslipidemia is associated with increased expression of(More)
Records from 101 dogs presented for investigation of unexplained pyrexia were reviewed. The most common diagnosis was immune-mediated disease (22 per cent of cases), with immune-mediated polyarthritis accounting for 20 per cent of all diagnoses. The frequency of positive results obtained in investigative tests was also assessed. Cytological and radiological(More)
We studied the effects of different procedures of blood collection and processing on quantification of apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) by radioimmunoassay. ApoA-II and apolipoproteins of low- and very-low-density lipoproteins did not cross react in the assay. Analytical recovery of apoA-I at different doses was complete. ApoA-I concentration in pooled human(More)
The case histories of 60 dogs with hyperadrenocorticism were reviewed. Fifty-four of the dogs were treated with mitotane at a mean daily dose rate of 48.8 mg/kg (range 25.6 to 84 mg/kg) for between four and 21 days. The mean weekly maintenance dose of mitotane was 48.8 mg/kg. An adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test was performed before the(More)
A radiological assessment of 35 canine nasal tumours using an objective scoring system was carried out and related to patient survival. The scoring system demonstrated significant increases in disease-free interval and survival for dogs with scores of less than 12 compared to those with scores of 12 or above.
A four-year-old Labrador retriever was presented with lethargy and exercise intolerance. Clinical examination was unremarkable. A subnormal cortisol response to adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH) was demonstrated (plasma cortisol concentrations before and after administration of ACTH were both below the detection limit of the assay) but plasma aldosterone(More)
Neurological examination of a lethargic, ataxic 12-week-old dobermann revealed decreased conscious proprioception in all its limbs. Haematological examination revealed a low platelet count. Cytological examination of a sample of cerebrospinal fluid revealed evidence of haemorrhage and chronic inflammation. The levels of von Willebrand's factor antigen were(More)