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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Intestinal anastomosis is an important surgical procedure that connects two sections of the intestines once a diseased portion has been removed. A key concern is to prevent leakage at the anastomosis site and subsequent peritonitis, but this complication can be avoided if the procedure is done correctly and preventive measures are taken.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
The articles in this symposium provide an overview of indications, techniques, and complications related to a variety of gastrointestinal surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Omentalization, the placement of omentum around organs or within cavities to improve vascularization or drainage, has been used in a variety of abdominal, thoracic, oncologic, and reconstructive surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
You may be hesitant to perform a full-thickness incisional biopsy to obtain an intestinal tissue sample, but in many cases, this technique is preferred. In this article, we review when incisional biopsy is best and provide a simple step-by-step guide to the procedure to increase your confidence.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Gastrotomy is a routine and relatively safe surgical procedure with several indications, but appropriate technique is vital to preventing complications.
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FIRSTLINE: Dec 01, 2005
Ever wonder what surgery is like from the pet's perspective? Your clients do.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
Unlike human medicine where surgery is the exclusive domain of the specialist, general practitioners in veterinary medicine are often called upon to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When I am presented with a dog to spay or neuter that is a breed predisposed to gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), I offer to perform a gastropexy while the patient is anesthetized.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When stabilizing a cranial cruciate ligament injury, locating the hole drilled in the tibial crest by using the free end of a wire can be frustrating.
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FIRSTLINE: Oct 01, 2005
End-of-the-day surgery releases can bring chaos and confusion to even the most organized veterinary teams. That's why team members at Rock Road Animal Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., developed a system to route clients through the checkout process before they're reunited with their pets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this prospective clinical trial from Finland, 11 toy breeds with radial fractures were treated with single or stacked biodegradable polylactide plates, metal screws (AO 1.5- to 2-mm diameter mini screws), and lightweight external coaptation.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this retrospective study from two university teaching hospitals, the medical records of 168 dogs with a single portosystemic shunt treated with an ameroid ring constrictor were reviewed to evaluate morbidity and mortality.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this double-blind, prospective, and randomized clinical trial from France, 60 dogs undergoing orthopedic surgery were treated with either preoperative meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg intravenously) or intraoperative ketoprofen (2 mg/kg intravenously) and assessed for pain for up to 24 hours after surgery.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this retrospective study from the Animal Medical Center in New York City, the medical records of 18 cats with feline cutaneous hemangiosarcoma were reviewed, and the cats' clinical features and responses to surgery were described.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2005
In many cases, wounds that extend under the skin and into muscle will need to be opened further to allow debridement of devitalized fat and muscle.