Mandy L Wallace

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OBJECTIVE To describe a single-incision, laparoscopic-assisted technique for ovariohysterectomy and its application for treatment of mucometra and pyometra in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case series. ANIMALS Seven dogs. METHODS Dogs were included if they had an open or closed pyometra or mucometra and an approximate uterine body diameter of less(More)
The effect of isotretinoin (Roaccutane) on serum steroids and urinary steroid metabolites was investigated in seven female patients receiving the drug for treatment of severe acne over a 16-week period. Serum concentrations of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHAS), androstenedione (A2), and free androgen index (FAI) were not significantly altered. There(More)
The rate of soft tissue metastases and the importance of abdominal ultrasonography in initial staging of canine skeletal osteosarcoma (OSA) are not known. The purpose of this study was to determine whether abdominal ultrasonography should be performed routinely at initial diagnosis of skeletal OSA or if certain abnormal physical examination or diagnostic(More)
A retrospective review of 25 transbronchial lung biopsies in 19 pediatric patients is reported. Nineteen of these procedures used a rigid ventilating bronchoscope and a small cup biopsy forceps. The indications included diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in the immunocompromised patient, severe hyaline membrane disease, tumor, and lung transplant. In 84% of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a device intended for gradual venous occlusion over 4 to 6 weeks. SAMPLE Silicone tubing filled with various inorganic salt and polyacrylic acid (PAA) formulations and mounted within a polypropylene or polyether ether ketone (PEEK) outer ring. PROCEDURES 15 polypropylene prototype rings were initially filled with 1 of 5 formulations(More)
Postoperative seizures occur in 5-12% of dogs following surgical attenuation of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts (CEPSS) and are often refractory to treatment. Because pugs are predisposed to necrotizing meningoencephalitis, they may be at higher risk of developing neurologic complications after CEPSS attenuation. We hypothesized that pugs have(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the closure rate and completeness of closure for a silicone-polyacrylic acid gradual venous occlusion device placed around an intra-abdominal vein to simulate gradual occlusion of an extrahepatic portosystemic shunt. ANIMALS 3 purpose-bred cats and 2 purpose-bred dogs. PROCEDURES The device was surgically placed around an external(More)