Vincent J Thawley

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BACKGROUND In noncardiac critical disease in humans, myocardial injury as detected by cardiac troponin I and T (cTnI and cTnT) has been linked to high intensive care unit (ICU) death independent of prognostic composite scoring. HYPOTHESIS Presence of myocardial injury predicts short-term death in critically ill dogs with systemic inflammation and provides(More)
Respiratory dysfunction is common in veterinary patients and various techniques have been developed to rapidly and accurately monitor pulmonary gas exchange. Pulse oximetry and capnometry are tools that allow for continuous evaluation of pulmonary function. Methodology, indications, and limitations of pulse oximetry and capnometry are discussed in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is an association between thromboelastography (TEG) data and necropsy evidence of thrombosis in a cohort of critically ill dogs. DESIGN Retrospective study (2005-2010). SETTING University teaching hospital. ANIMALS Thirty-nine client-owned critically ill dogs for which TEG was performed within 7 days of complete(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial injury, detected by cardiac troponin I and T (cTnI and cTnT), has been associated with long-term death in the noncardiac human intensive care unit (ICU). HYPOTHESIS Presence of myocardial injury predicts 1-year case fatality in critically ill dogs with systemic inflammation. ANIMALS Thirty-eight dogs with evidence of systemic(More)
Acute liver injury and acute liver failure are syndromes characterized by a rapid loss of functional hepatocytes in a patient with no evidence of pre-existing liver disease. A variety of inciting causes have been identified, including toxic, infectious, neoplastic, and drug-induced causes. This article reviews the pathophysiology and clinical approach to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical course and successful management of a dog suspected to have central nervous system (CNS) Cuterebra larval migration and concurrent protein-losing nephropathy (PLN). CASE SUMMARY A 1-year-old castrated male mixed breed dog was diagnosed with presumptive CNS cuterebriasis based on history, progressively deteriorating(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the use of dexmedetomidine hydrochloride, xylazine hydrochloride, and hydrogen peroxide for emesis induction in cats. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 43 client-owned cats for which emesis induction was attempted because of known or suspected toxicant ingestion or recent ingestion of a string foreign body. PROCEDURES Data(More)
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