René Doerfelt

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OBJECTIVE External radiation therapy has been available since 2011 for small animals at the University of Munich. The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life of treated pets and the satisfaction of their owners. MATERIAL AND METHODS The questionnaire was sent to the owners of all the pets (n = 91) that had undergone primary or adjuvant(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial injury can be detected by cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentration, which appears to be a predictor of short-term death in critically ill patients. It is unknown if the best prognostic indicator of short-term survival is cTnI measurement at admission or at later time points. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Measuring cTnI with a high-sensitivity(More)
OBJECTIVE In some regions of Germany dogs are presented to the veterinarian due to a snake bite, especially during the summer. These patients often show multiple clinical and laboratory deviations. Without a significant history diagnosis is commonly difficult. Aim of this retrospective study was to analyze exposure, physical examination and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Particularly during household fires, inhalation of hot air and smoke, and the formation of carboxyhaemoglobin and cyanide lead to respiratory tract and lung injury in small animals. Additionally, oxygenation is impaired in most cases. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse smoke exposure, physical examination findings and clinical(More)
The occurrence of nucleated red blood cells (NRBC) in the peripheral blood of critically ill human patients is associated with increased mortality. In dogs, the presence of NRBCs in peripheral blood has been used as a sensitive and specific marker of complications and outcome associated with heatstroke. However, no study has investigated their prevalence in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, and a combined approach on the removal of metaldehyde from canine plasma. DESIGN In vitro study. SETTING University veterinary teaching hospital laboratory. ANIMALS None. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Metaldehyde-fortified canine plasma was prepared. Hemodialysis(More)
OBJECTIVE Heatstroke is a life-threating emergency in dogs. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the sources of heat stroke in dogs, predisposing and prognostic factors, results of physical examination and clinical pathology as well as the course of this condition and appropriate treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patient histories of 12 dogs(More)
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