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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a devastating disease in dogs with a reported mortality rate that ranges between 29% and 70% in the veterinary literature.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2008
Nutritional needs often play a secondary role to medical and surgical intervention. Critically ill veterinary patients are at high risk for malnutrition because of physical impediments, as well as physiologic and metabolic abnormalities. Protein and/or calorie malnutrition results in decreased immune competence, decreased tissue synthesis, increased protein degradation (especially that of the lymphatic system), altered drug metabolism and is known to increase morbidity and mortality in human patients. Although veterinary studies are lacking, it is generally accepted that early enteral nutrition decreases complications from malnutrition.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: May 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
A refurbished ambulance transfers referral patients between WestVet Emergency Center in Meridian, Idaho, and nearby practices.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
There are three major body fluid compartments in the body: intravascular, interstitial, and intracellular.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Dog Erythrocyte Antigens (DEA) are glycolipids and glycoproteins on the surface of the red blood cell.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Sodium concentration is an expression of the relative numbers of sodium molecules to water molecules, irrespective of the total numbers.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
"Preload" parameters are those which address whether or not the heart is receiving a venous return sufficient to expect reasonable forward blood flow.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Traumatic brain injury in the small animal patient may be the result of a variety of traumatic events.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Abdominal trauma may result in specific injury of the peritoneal or retroperitoneal structures, diaphragm, or body wall constituents.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Once life-threatening hypovolemia and electrolyte problems have been corrected or if they were not judged to be present in the first place, the remaining fluid and electrolyte abnormalities can be dealt with.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Distal aortic thromboembolism (ATE) is most commonly recognized as a devastating sequel to underlying cardiac disease in the cat.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Animals are sometimes presented with such severe abnormalities in important blood constituents that a generic fluid plan does not adequately address the problem.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
CPCR is the restoration of spontaneous circulation and the preservation of neurologic function.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
The pH is a logarithmic representation of the hydrogen ion activity. It is an overall representation of the net effect of all of the acidotic and alkalotic processes in the body.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Plasma might be administered for its albumin or coagulation factor content.