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Articles by Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Our value to others trumps successes

Aug 1, 2006

In addition to evaluating our year-end fiscal balance, we should include the number of patients benefiting from our efforts.

Perspectives: Analysis of 275,000 uroliths

Jul 1, 2006

Knowledge of urolith composition is important because contemporary methods of detection, treatment and prevention of the underlying causes of urolithiasis are primarily related to knowledge of urolith composition. The following discussion is based on quantitative analysis of 275,000 canine uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center from 1981 to the spring of 2006. (For additional details related to feline uroliths and feline urethral plugs, refer to the Diagnote entitled "Changing trends in composition of feline uroliths and feline urethral plugs," published in the April 2006 issue of DVM Newsmagazine (Vol. 37, No.4).

What is the significance of pyuria?

Multiple factors can influence white-cell count; culture for bacteria
May 1, 2006

A significant number of bacteria associated with pyuria indicates the inflammatory lesion is active.

Changing trends in composition of feline uroliths and urethral plugs

Perspectives from the Minnesota Urolith Center
Apr 1, 2006

In 1981, calcium oxalate was detected in only 2 percent of feline uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center, whereas struvite was detected in 78 percent.

Nephroliths and bacterial UTI in a cat with chronic renal failure

How would you manage this patient?
Mar 1, 2006

Dietary therapy can reduce the size and number of many metabolic nephroliths.

Life's lessons remain a powerful teacher

Feb 1, 2006

The clinical investigation team comprising our Nephrology/ Urology Center meets daily to discuss progress that has been made, problems that need solutions and plans for the day. Before we end our discussion, we take turns sharing words of wisdom. One of my favorite topics falls under the theme called "What lesson's have you learned?"

Are you feeding the energy vampire?

Use your energies to starve problems and nourish opportunities
Jan 1, 2006

If only I had more time." How often have you experienced this thought at the start, during or at the end of a busy day?

The golden rule: A cornerstone in the ethical care of patients

Oct 1, 2005

When making prognoses, we must remember that almost right is still wrong.

Difficult bacterial urinary tract infections: recurrent infections

Sep 1, 2005

Any time bacteria are identified, a "breakthrough" infection should be suspected.

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