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Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Traumatic brain injury: keys to success (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

TBI in the small animal patient may be the result of a variety of traumatic events. Primary brain injury results from a variety of forces (acceleration, deceleration, torsion, etc.) imparted on the cranium and its contents and may range from mass-lesions caused by vascular disruption (epidural hematoma, subdural hematoma, intraparenchymal hemorrhage) to contusions and diffuse axonal injury (most common).

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Practical transfusion medicine for dogs and cats (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Veterinary transfusion medicine practices have evolved considerably over the last 10 years as we have come to better understand immunology, infectious disease, and the appropriate use of blood and blood products. Some of our biggest advances in ensuring the provision of a safe blood product has come as a result of our errors including, but not limited to acute immunologic transfusion reactions and delayed non-immunologic transfusion reactions (infectious disease transmission).

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Dealing with dystocia (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Many of the reproductive abnormalities that present as emergencies are straight- forward and relatively easy to resolve. Treatment of these diseases, however, requires knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology as well as the options available for dealing with such emergencies.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

New thoughts on using antimicrobials in private practice (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Antimicrobials are amongst the most commonly prescribed medications by veterinarians. Understanding how to properly employ these powerful drugs is the key to a successful outcome.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Cardiopulmonary—cerebral resuscitation (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) is defined as the cessation of functional ventilation and effective circulation. Factors predisposing to CPA may include respiratory or cardiovascular abnormalities (hypoxia, hypercarbia, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, or severe anemia); acid-base, electrolyte, or metabolic abnormalities (acidosis, hyperkalemia, hypoglycemia); or hypothermia.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Approach to the patient in respiratory distress (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Patients presenting with severe respiratory distress have minimal respiratory reserves, so stress during physical evaluation and treatment must be minimized. Quick evaluation of the patient with minimal additional stress (i.e. radiographs, blood draws) is ideal so that accurate therapy can be instituted without delay.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Managing the acute abdomen (Part 2): surgical management (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Acute abdomen is the acute onset of abdominal pain that requires prompt diagnosis and immediate intervention to prevent patient deterioration. The decision to operate depends on efficient diagnostic evaluation, and the timing of the surgery should be based on what will maximize survival and minimize morbidity.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Approach to the multi-trauma patient (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The patient with multi-trauma can present a challenging case for a clinician.Damage to the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, or neurologic system can all be fatal by themselves, and a combination of these injuries can present as a resuscitation nightmare.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Transfusion medicine (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Common transfusion types include fresh whole blood, stored whole blood, packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, and frozen plasma. Other, less common transfusion products include cryoprecipitate, cryo-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, platelet concentrate, lyophilized albumin, and lyophilized platelets.

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