Acute adverse events associated with ventral slot decompression in 546 dogs with cervical intervertebral disc disease.

@article{Rossmeisl2013AcuteAE,
  title={Acute adverse events associated with ventral slot decompression in 546 dogs with cervical intervertebral disc disease.},
  author={John H. Rossmeisl and Courtney Sherell White and Theresa Elizabeth Pancotto and Alicia Bays and Piedad Natalia Henao-Guerrero},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={795-806}
}
OBJECTIVE To report the frequency, types, and risk factors for acute perioperative adverse events (AEs) in dogs that had ventral slot decompression (VSD) for cervical intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). DESIGN Retrospective, case-control study. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 546) with cervical IVDD treated by VSD; 54 cases experiencing AE and 492 controls. METHODS Historical, clinical, diagnostic, operative, and outcome data were collected. AE were graded using a Spine Adverse Events Severity (SAVES… CONTINUE READING
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