Veterinary Abstracts

Assessment of Acetabular Cup Positioning from a Lateral Radiographic Projection after Total Hip Replacement

Objective: To demonstrate first that a ventrodorsal radiographic (VDR) projection is inadequate for obtaining accurate acetabular cup position (ACP) measurements after total hip replacement (THR), and second to validate use of the lateral radiographic (LR) projection to measure ACP. Study Design: In vitro study. Methods: Eleven VDRs were obtained after insertion of a cup into […]

 

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Femoral Prosthesis Version Angle Calculation from a Sagittal Plane Radiographic Projection of the Femur

Objective To investigate a technique for determination of femoral prosthesis version using a mediolateral radiographic projection of the sagittal plane of the implanted femur. Study Design In vitro radiographic study. Methods Femoral prostheses from BioMedtrics (cemented [CFX™] and biologic fixation [BFX™]), and Kyon uncemented were secured in prepared Sawbones® at various angles of version. Axial […]

 

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Feline Primary Hyperaldosteronism

Abstract: Primary hyperaldosteronism (PHA) is being recognized more frequently in cats. Usual hallmarks of the disease (Feline Primary Hyperaldosteronism) include hypokalemia and systemic hypertension. Ultrasound frequently detects an abnormality in the affected adrenal gland. Diagnosis is based on increased plasma or serum aldosterone concentrations, particularly in the face of hypokalemia and low renin activity (when […]

 

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Toxic pneumonitis caused by inhalation of hydrocarbon waterproofing spray in two dogs.

Case Description:  2 dogs were evaluated because of vomiting and lethargy (a Toy Poodle; dog 1) and acute respiratory distress, vomiting, and anorexia (a Chihuahua; dog 2). Dog 1 had been exposed to a commercial hydrocarbon waterproofing spray 24 hours before the development of clinical signs, and dog 2 was examined 18 hours after exposure […]

 

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Investigation of pulmonary deposition of a nebulized radiopharmaceutical agent in awake cats.

Objective:  To determine whether conscious, unsedated cats will inhale a nebulized material administered via a facemask and whether this material will reach the lower airways. Animals:  20 healthy adult cats. Procedure:  Technetium Tc 99m-diaminetriaminopentaacetic acid (99mTc-DTPA) was nebulized into a spacer and administered to the cats via a closely fitting facemask. By use of a gamma […]

 

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