Rita M Hanel

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Two dogs with simultaneous congenital and acquired portosystemic shunts are reported. The first dog was an eight-month-old, male Golden Retriever with a history of peritoneal effusion, polyuria/polydipsia, and stunted growth. The dog had a microcytic, hypochromic anemia, a mildly elevated AST, and a moderate to severely elevated preprandial and postprandial(More)
BACKGROUND Dogs with protein-losing nephropathy (PLN) are at risk of thromboembolic disease, but the mechanism leading to hypercoagulability and the population of dogs at risk are unknown. OBJECTIVES To characterize thromboelastography (TEG) and its association with serum albumin (SALB), UPC, and antithrombin activity in dogs with PLN. ANIMALS(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically examine the evidence relating to the performance of rotational viscoelastic testing in companion animals, to develop assay guidelines, and to identify knowledge gaps. DESIGN Multiple questions were considered within 5 parent domains, specifically system comparability, sample handling, assay activation and test protocol,(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically examine evidence surrounding definitions and reporting of data for viscoelastic testing in veterinary medicine. DESIGN Standardized, systematic evaluation of the literature, categorization of relevant articles according to level of evidence and quality, and development of consensus on conclusions for application of the concepts(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether passive transfer of IgG in neonatal kittens affects plasma opsonic capacity and neutrophil phagocytic and oxidative burst responses to bacteria in vitro. ANIMALS 22 kittens from 6 specific pathogen-free queens. PROCEDURE Kittens were randomized at birth into the following treatment groups: colostrum-fed,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether thromboelastography is more accurate than conventional methods of evaluating hemostasis for the prediction of clinical bleeding in thrombocytopenic dogs following total body irradiation (TBI) and bone marrow transplantation (BMT). ANIMALS 10 client-owned thrombocytopenic dogs with multicentric lymphoma. PROCEDURES Results(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize hemostasis and determine if disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is present in cats with cytauxzoonosis. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University teaching hospital. ANIMALS Five client-owned cats with cytologic and PCR-confirmed cytauxzoonosis. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Admission(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe coagulation abnormalities in dogs following severe acute trauma and to evaluate the relationship between coagulation, clinical, and laboratory variables, and disease and injury severity, as well as the ability of coagulation variables to predict the presence of body cavity hemorrhage (BCH), necessity of blood product administration,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate effects of blood collection method and site on results of thromboelastography in healthy dogs. ANIMALS 8 clinically normal purpose-bred dogs. PROCEDURES Blood was collected from the external jugular vein by syringe aspiration via direct venipuncture with a 20-gauge needle, through a central venous catheter, or into an evacuated(More)