Thomas van Bergen

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the epiploic foramen using laparoscopy in horses previously treated for epiploic foramen entrapment to determine if spontaneous epiploic foramen closure had occurred. STUDY DESIGN Non-consecutive case series. ANIMALS Seven horses. METHODS The epiploic foramen was inspected by right flank laparoscopy between 35 and 71 days after(More)
The immunomodulatory properties of gamithromycin (GAM), ketoprofen (KETO) and their combination (GAM-KETO) were investigated after both in vitro and in vivo lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation. The influence of these drugs was measured on the production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and the pro-inflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α,(More)
Piglets are considered to be suitable animal models for predicting the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of test drugs for potential use in the paediatric population. Such PK/PD studies require multiple blood and urine samplings. The goal of the present study was to determine a suitable blood collection strategy applicable in the youngest age(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Epiploic foramen entrapment (EFE) is, based on the number of reports in the literature, a relatively important life-threatening cause of colic in horses that could be prevented by closing the epiploic foramen (EF) in horses at risk of developing EFE. OBJECTIVES To describe the laparoscopic foramen epiploicum mesh closure(More)
The canine omental bursa is a virtual cavity enclosed by the greater and lesser omentum. While previous representations of this bursa were always purely schematic, a novel casting technique was developed to depict the three-dimensional organization of the omental bursa more consistently. A self-expanding polyurethane-based foam was injected into the omental(More)
BACKGROUND Preventive laparoscopic closure of the epiploic foramen (EF) has previously been described, but methods for EF closure during laparotomy for treatment of colic are lacking. OBJECTIVES To describe the foramen epiploicum mesh closure (FEMC) technique through a ventral midline laparotomy in horses under general anaesthesia and its outcome. STUDY(More)
Although the omentum remains an enigmatic organ, research during the last decades has revealed its fascinating functions including fat storage, fluid drainage, immune activity, angiogenesis and adhesion. While clinicians both in human and veterinary medicine are continuously exploring new potential omental applications, detailed anatomical data on the(More)