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Lymphoma represents the most frequent hematopoietic cancer in dogs, and it shows significant overlap with the human disease. Several environmental factors have been associated with canine lymphoma, suggesting that they may contribute to lymphomagenesis. Canine lymphoma often presents in advanced stage (III-V) at diagnosis and, most commonly, has an(More)
BACKGROUND Increased cortical or cortical and medullary echogenicity is one of the most common signs of chronic or acute kidney disease in dogs and cats. Subjective evaluation of the echogenicity is reported to be unreliable. Patient and technical-related factors affect in-vivo quantitative evaluation of the echogenicity of parenchymal organs. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Presence of an abdominal effusion is a typical presenting sign associated with ovarian carcinoma (OC) in dogs. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to describe the cytologic features of effusions associated with OC and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of such features for the diagnosis of OC in dogs. METHODS Cytologic evaluations of 7(More)
The elucidation of microRNA (miRNA) expression pattern in canine lymphoma is attractive for veterinary and comparative oncology due to similar genetics, physiology and exposure to environment in dogs and humans. In this work, the expression of a panel of mature miRNAs was quantitated in fresh-frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) lymph nodes(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a hematologic disorder in dogs, but studies on prognostic factors and clinical outcome are lacking. In people, several prognostic factors have been identified and currently are used to manage patients and determine therapy. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine if the immunophenotype of(More)
BACKGROUND Canine lymphoma represents the most frequent haematopoietic cancer and it shares some similarities with human non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) play a coordinated role during invasion and proliferation of malignant cells; however, little is known about their role in canine(More)
The tyrosine-kinase receptor c-KIT (c-KIT) plays an important role in proliferation, survival and differentiation of progenitor cells in normal hematopoietic cells. In human hematological malignancies, c-KIT is mostly expressed by progenitor cell neoplasia and seldom by those involving mature cells. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are actually licensed(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that the concentration of alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) transiently increases in asymptomatic cats infected with feline coronavirus (FCoV). In order to establish whether these fluctuations depend on the FCoV status, the serum concentration of AGP and anti-FCoV antibody titres and/or faecal shedding of FCoVs in clinically(More)
The aims of the present study were to investigate, in a standardized experimental condition, the usefulness of histogram analysis on ex-vivo ultrasonographic images of the liver of dogs and cats compared with histological alterations and to evaluate whether the combination of histogram parameters and cytology might improve diagnostic accuracy referring to(More)
The sialylation pattern of serum alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) in non-symptomatic cats infected by feline coronavirus (FCoV) and its possible relationship with the amount of FCoVs shed in faeces were investigated. Blood from three specific pathogen-free cats (group A) and from 10 non-symptomatic FCoV-positive cats from catteries with low (group B, three(More)