Kurt A. Reimann

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Sporotrichosis was diagnosed in five cats. Seven humans exposed to these cats subsequently developed the disease. All feline cases developed draining ulcers, and in four of five cases there was disseminated cutaneous involvement. Histologically, numerous Sporothrix organisms were noted in cutaneous lesions and overlying exudate. The seven humans who became(More)
Canine lymphoma is a spontaneous, naturally occurring disease that is a model for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans. Chemotherapy with antineoplastics results in a high rate of remission; however, relapse and clinical drug resistance are usually seen within 8-10 months. The P-glycoprotein product of the mdr gene is thought to function as an ATP-driven(More)
To determine the effect of platelet count on the accurate assessment of serum electrolyte concentrations, simultaneous platelet counts and electrolyte determinations were performed on serum and plasma from 40 dogs. Dogs were grouped according to platelet count as follows: thrombocytopenic (less than 150,000/microliters), normal (150,000 to(More)
Polyureas were prepared by reacting toluene diisocyanate (TDI) or polymeric methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (PMDI) with water under prolonged vigorous mixing at room temperature. Hydrolytic degradation of these (powdered) TDI- and PMDI-based polyureas was studied by measuring the rates of formation of free toluenediamine (TDA) or methylenedianiline (MDA) in(More)
The daily excretion of urinary protein was evaluated in 8 conditioned research dogs and in 10 hospitalized, proteinuric dogs, using 24-hour urine collections. Concurrent with each 24-hour urine collection, a 5- to 10-ml urine specimen was obtained during midday. The ratio of urine protein to urine creatinine concentration was determined from the single(More)
Extraskeletal osteosarcoma (ESOS) of the spleen and jejunum was diagnosed in 2 dogs. As an extremely uncommon type of tumor that has proven difficult to treat, ESOS is associated with high rate of local recurrence and metastatic disease. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma principally affects older dogs, has no apparent breed predilection, and may develop more(More)
Several immunologic responses were measured in 13 healthy cats with naturally acquired, persistent feline leukemia virus (FeLV) viremia from 4 multiple-cat households and were compared with responses from 28 of their healthy, non-FeLV-viremic housemates. Significant differences (P = less than 0.05) were not observed between results of FeLV-viremic and(More)
Five Basset Hounds (2 females and 3 males) under the age of 5 years, acquired systemic tuberculosis. We suspected tuberculosis in one dog, because it had histologic lesions similar to those in 4 dogs in which bacteria were identified as Mycobacterium avium complex. A review of canine tuberculosis revealed a similar diagnosis in a Basset Hound. The(More)
Seven icteric dogs were determined to have bile duct obstruction secondary to chronic pancreatitis. All dogs had histories of intermittent vomiting and diarrhea. Alkaline phosphatase and alanine aminotransferase activities and total bilirubin concentrations were markedly elevated. Diagnosis was based on exploratory laparotomy and histological examination.(More)