Laurence Michiels

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The excretion and metabolism of tritium-labelled loperamide was studied in male Wistar rats after an oral dose of 1.25 mg/kg. The results were compared with the data previously obtained, using loperamide-3H with the tritium-label in the metabolically unstable methyl groups of the tertiary amide. Loperamide and its metabolites were excreted mainly with the(More)
Tritium-labelled (R)-(+) and (S)-(--)-etomidate was injected intravenously in male Wistar rats at four dose levels. Initial plasma clearance was high and the largest part of etomidate was rapidly distributed over those tissues, that had entered in equilibrium with plasma, such as brain, erythrocytes, heart, spleen, lung, kidney, muscle and intestines. Only(More)
A three-year-old male golden retriever had had progressive dyspnoea, exercise intolerance, stridor, and a modified bark for five months. A mass 2 cm in diameter was present dorsal to the right side of the larynx. Histological examination revealed cross-striations in some elongated cells, consistent with a diagnosis of rhabdomyoma, a diagnosis which was(More)
Juvenile nephropathy was diagnosed in a Boxer, a Rottweiler, a Collie and an Irish Wolfhound dog, each presenting with signs compatible with chronic renal failure. The diagnosis in each case was based on the presence of persistence of poorly differentiated tissue (immature glomeruli and/or tubules, persistent mesenchyme) on histopathologic examination.(More)
Case records from 40 cats subjected to rhinoscopic examination for investigation of chronic nasal disease were reviewed. Cases in which no specific underlying cause (eg neoplasia) was detected were further selected for detailed retrospective study. In these 22 cats (55% of the initial population), a final diagnosis of non-specific chronic nasal disease was(More)
This prospective, multicentre, non-blinded, open study followed 46 cats with diabetes mellitus during treatment with porcine lente insulin (also known as porcine insulin zinc suspension, Caninsulin, Intervet) for 16+/-1 weeks (stabilization phase), with additional monitoring of some cats (n=23) for a variable period. At least three of the following were(More)
A case of concurrent canine systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and generalized bacterial infection in a six-year-old female Beauceron is reported. The dog presented with purulent nasal and ocular discharges, skin lesions (including seborrhea, hyperkeratotic areas, and papules as well as ecchymoses around the eyes, on both sides of the pinnae, and on the(More)