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Articles by Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

A practical guide to antiproteinuric drugs in dogs

Aug 1, 2013

Dr. Barrak Pressler lays out the case for administering ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II-receptor blockers.

Algorithm: Administering ACE inhibitors and ARBs to treat proteinuria in dogs with glomerular disease

Jul 30, 2013

Download this suggested protocol for treating proteinuria in dogs.

Portosystemic shunts: Can medical therapy allow a delay in surgery?

Mar 1, 2011

A new study hypothesizes that surgical vs. medical treatment would result in different survival times.

Research Update: Is abdominal ultrasonography a high-yield diagnostic test in dogs with chronic vomiting?

Feb 1, 2011

Chronic vomiting is a common presenting complaint from owners of dogs evaluated at both primary hospitals and referral institutions.

Are we overdiagnosing hypothyroidism in sighthounds?

Jan 1, 2011

Do glucosamine-based chondroprotective agents affect fructosamine monitoring in diabetic dogs?

Dec 1, 2010

This study demonstrated that short-term administration of glucosamine-chondroitin sulfate does not significantly affect serum fructosamine concentrations in healthy dogs.

Should you be collecting biopsy samples from the duodenum and ileum?

Nov 1, 2010

Ileal biopsy in dogs with diarrhea may provide additional information that affects the final diagnosis.

Does FIV play a role in the development of CKD in cats?

Oct 1, 2010

This study suggests that testing for FIV infection should be part of the diagnostic evaluation in young or middle-aged cats with CKD.

Giving glargine insulin to newly diagnosed diabetic cats may increase the likelihood of remission

Sep 1, 2010

This study's goal was to determine and compare the likelihood of remission in cats with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus when treated with glargine insulin, protamine zinc insulin (PZI), or Lente insulin.

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