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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
I frequently notice a disparity between referred patients' in-house urinalysis results and laboratory-read urinalysis results.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
Assessing albumin production and the possible causes of albumin loss is important when diagnosing and treating patients with hypoalbuminemia.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2006
You can easily detect most arrhythmias on physical examination, but you'll need an electrocardiogram to identify an arrhythmia's exact nature.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Definitively diagnosing acute pancreatitis in dogs can be difficult.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Indications for electrocardiography include arrhythmias heard on auscultation, breathing problems, shock, fainting or seizures, cardiac murmurs, and systemic disease that affects the heart (e.g. tumors, kidney dysfunction, heartworm disease).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2005
Any time bacteria are identified, a "breakthrough" infection should be suspected.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Bone marrow aspirate evaluation may not be in your primary diagnostic toolbox, but it is essential for diagnosing many disorders.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2005
The objective of part one of this two-part series is to summarize diagnostic caveats derived from our experience with medical management of urinary tract infections (UTI) during the past 35 years.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2005
Recent advances in diagnostic visualization and surgical treatments have stimulated an increased emphasis on early clinical recognition of cranial cruciate ligament pathology. This article describes characteristics of normal and pathologic cranial cruciate ligaments and details clinical techniques to help you diagnose cranial cruciate ligament pathology earlier.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2005
Because the uroliths were smooth, they were readily repulsed into the urinary bladder by retrograde urohydropropulsion.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2005
In 2003, frequency of calcium oxalate uroliths fell to 47 percent; frequency of struvite uroliths rose 42 percent.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2005
Many veterinarians are uncomfortable when facing a patient with a neurologic problem. However, by taking the time to obtain a good, detailed history and by doing a methodical and thorough neurologic examination, these cases can be both challenging and interesting.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2005
In this article, I help you correctly interpret the findings of a neurologic evaluation in order to answer the most important question when dealing with a neurologic problem: Where is the lesion?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
In this article, we again use a question-based format to guide you in evaluating the leukon by assessing white blood cell numbers and morphology.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
Evaluating a peripheral blood film validates cell counts performed by hematology analyzers, plus it offers valuable diagnostic information relayed by erythrocytes, platelets, and leukocytes.