Pierre M Amsellem

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OBJECTIVE To determine the percentage of dogs surviving to hospital discharge and identify factors associated with death prior to hospital discharge among dogs undergoing surgery because of primary splenic torsion (PST). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 102 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors associated with long-term survival after biliary surgery in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 34 dogs that underwent biliary surgery. PROCEDURES Data extracted from medical records included sex, breed, body weight, age at surgery, history and clinical examination findings, preoperative and postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical outcome of dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma (OSA) treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and subsequent internal fixation of a pathologic fracture. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS Dogs with spontaneous-occurring appendicular OSA (n = 6). METHODS Medical records (May 2002-January 2008) of dogs(More)
Factors that affect wound healing include the general health of the patient, nutritional status, and wound factors. Treatments such as corticosteroids, chemotherapy, or radiation are also common causes of delayed healing. Multimodal cancer treatment has become more common and the veterinary surgeon may be required to perform reconstructive procedures on an(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe outcomes for small-breed dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma. DESIGN Multi-institutional retrospective case series. ANIMALS 51 small-breed dogs. PROCEDURES Records from participating Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology members were searched for dogs that weighed ≤ 15 kg (33 lb) with a histologic diagnosis of appendicular(More)
The dog had a history of abdominal pain and vomiting of five days duration. An umbilical hernia had been surgically repaired years earlier. The dog was depressed, lethargic, and had painful palpations of the cranial abdomen. Body temperature (39"C), heart rate (1 10 bpm) and respiratory rate (44 breathdmin.) were normal. Heart sounds were clearly audible on(More)
OBJECTIVE To (1) mechanically evaluate polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) columns of various sizes and compare them to connecting bar materials (carbon fiber composite, titanium, stainless steel) and (2) compare the properties of an intact PMMA column to those of an acrylic interface. STUDY DESIGN Experimental mechanical study. SAMPLE POPULATION Experiment(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the short- and long-term outcome (>12 months), complications, and owner satisfaction following prophylactic laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (LAG) in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS Client-owned dogs (n = 49). METHODS Dogs that underwent prophylactic LAG at 2 veterinary academic hospitals were studied.(More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin that produces osteoid. Given that the prognosis can vary considerably between dogs, we aimed to explore whether treatment could be tailored towards patient subgroups, characterized by their predicted risk of mortality. For the current study, a subset of five nonrandomized studies (400 subjects of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of a 50% distal ulnectomy on mediolateral carpal stability in the dog. STUDY DESIGN Canine cadaveric study. SAMPLE POPULATION Seven canine thoracic limbs METHODS: Thoracic limbs were placed in a jig to mimic weight bearing with a load representing 30% of body weight. Carpal extension angle was standardized at 190° ± 5°.(More)
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