Koen Piron

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The limited resolution of planar bone scintigraphy precludes exact anatomical localisation within a joint. Micro-single photon emission tomography (μ-SPECT) has a much higher resolution, and in this study the use of μ-SPECT in the evaluation of the canine elbow joint and fusion with structural imaging data were tested. Twelve elbows of seven normal dogs(More)
Brain perfusion can be investigated using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and the intravenous injection of (99m)technetium ethyl cysteinate dimer ((99m)Tc-ECD). However, sedation using medetomidine, an α(2)-agonist, or anaesthesia using medetomidine and ketamine, an N-methyl-d-aspartate-(NMDA)-antagonist, may be required for SPECT studies(More)
N balance and postprandial acylcarnitine profile following intestinal fermentation of oligofructose and inulin were investigated in healthy cats. Two diets were tested in a crossover design: a commercial high-protein cat food supplemented with 4 % DM oligofructose and inulin (spectrum: degree of polymerisation (DP) 2-10: 60 (SE 5) % DM; DP>10: 28 (SE 5) %(More)
STUDY RATIONALE Veterinary practitioners often perform geriatric health screening in cats. Unfortunately, scientific information regarding clinical and laboratory abnormalities and normal blood pressure values in elderly cats is scarce. This prospective study evaluated routine health screening tests in apparently healthy middle-aged and old cats. PROTOCOL(More)
Objectives of this study were to evaluate glomerular filtration rate (GFR), renal structural changes and proteinuria in aged Beagle dogs before and after hydrocortisone (HC) administration. Eleven Beagle dogs ≥10 years old were treated with either hydrocortisone (HC group, n = 6) or placebo (control group, n = 5). Urinary markers, GFR and kidney biopsies(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the clinical signs, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of an intranasal meningoencephalocele in a dog. STUDY DESIGN Case report. ANIMAL Female Border collie, 5 months old. METHODS A right intranasal meningoencephalocele was identified by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. RESULTS The lesion was approached by a(More)
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsy may be associated with complications, especially when using larger needles. Contrast harmonic ultrasound increases blood pool echo intensity, enhancing parenchymal lesions. Therefore, contrast harmonic ultrasound is a potential alternative screening method for postbiopsy renal lesions. Renal biopsies were(More)
With the use of perfusion tracers, in vivo examination of the regional cerebral blood flow in cats can be performed with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Reliable perfusion data of normal, healthy cats are necessary for future clinical studies or other research use. Therefore, this dataset of the regional perfusion pattern of the normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical efficacy of four analgesia protocols in dogs undergoing tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA). STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, blinded study. ANIMALS Thirty-two client owned dogs undergoing TTA-surgery. METHODS Dogs (n = 8 per treatment) received an oral placebo (PM and PRM) or tepoxalin (10 mg kg(-1) ) tablet(More)
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