Morena Di Tommaso

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of radiographically derived measurements of vertebral heart score (VHS) and sphericity index (SI) in the detection of pericardial effusion (PE) in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. Animals-51 dogs with PE associated with various cardiac disorders, 50 dogs with left- or right-sided cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease condition leading to right-sided cardiac hypertrophy and, eventually, right-sided heart failure. Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a circulating biomarker of cardiac damage. HYPOTHESIS Myocardial damage can occur in dogs with precapillary and postcapillary PH. ANIMALS One hundred and thirty-three dogs were(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of the vertebral heart score (VHS) in coughing dogs with chronic degenerative mitral valve disease (MVD). Survey thoracic radiographs of 90 dogs with a history of cough and clinical and echocardiographic evidence of MVD were evaluated by 2 independent observers. The observers were asked to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate radiographic distribution of pulmonary edema (PE) in dogs with mitral regurgitation (MR) and investigate the association between location of radiographic findings and direction of the mitral regurgitant jet (MRJ). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 61 dogs with cardiogenic PE and MR resulting from mitral valve disease (MVD;(More)
Waldenström Macroglobulinemia is a low-grade immunosecretory disorder associated with lymphoid tumours, which is rarely reported in veterinary medicine. In this study, we describe two clinical cases of this rare syndrome in dogs, each characterized by a different onset and clinical course. In one case, a hyperacute onset and aggressive behaviour of the(More)
In the past decade reports of canine subcutaneous dirofilariosis, caused by the mosquito-transmitted nematode Dirofilaria repens, increased in number in several countries in Europe, along with a rise of human cases. Given the merit to the new approaches for the control and treatment of this infection, the present study evaluated the efficacy of a single(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of canine diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) usually is based on measurement of urinary acetoacetate (ketonuria). In humans, this test is less sensitive and specific than blood 3-beta-hydroxybutyrate (ketonemia) evaluation. HYPOTHESIS Ketonemia measurement using a portable meter is more accurate than ketonuria determination with a(More)
A 7-year-old Dachshund was clinically examined because of a 10-day history of lameness in the left hind limb. On the basis of radiological and cytological findings, an osteosarcoma of the left acetabular region was suspected. The dog underwent a hemipelvectomy and osteosarcoma was diagnosed by subsequent histopathological examination. An immovable(More)
OBJECTIVE To noninvasively assess the influence of ingestion of a standard meal on gallbladder volume (GBV) in healthy cats. ANIMALS 10 healthy adult domestic shorthair cats (4 neutered females, 5 neutered males, and 1 sexually intact male). PROCEDURES Nonsedated cats were positioned in dorsal and left lateral recumbency to obtain ultrasonographic(More)