Articles by Jana Gordon, DVM, DACVIM - dvm360
Articles by Jana Gordon, DVM, DACVIM

Which insulin should I use? (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Insulin has become increasingly important in the treatment of dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. Almost all dogs are classified with insulin-dependent or type 1 diabetes mellitus.

The hyperthyroid cat with renal disease (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Hyperthyroidism and chronic kidney disease are two common diseases of older cats. They may occur separately or in the same animal.

Clinical approach to icterus in the cat (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Icterus is a term used to describe the clinical appearance of hyperbilirubinemia. While reference values may vary, in most instances a serum bilrubin > 1 mg/dl is considered abnormal but clinically detectable icterus usually does not occur until the bilirubin is > 3 mg/dl.

Clinical approach to nasal discharge (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Nasal discharge is seen most commonly with diseases of the nasal passages, sinuses and nasopharynx. Occasionally disease involving the lower airways (trachea, bronchi, etc) can result in nasal discharge.

Systemic fungal diseases (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The fungal organisms most commonly associated with systemic disease are Blastomyces dermatitidis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis and cryptococcosis.

Endocrine emergencies (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Endocrine emergencies are clinical presentations in which immediate recognition and treatment of the endocrine disorder is required to decrease patient morbidity and prevent mortality. Endocrine disorders that require this immediate recognition and treatment are adrenal insufficiency, pheochromocytoma, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar diabetes mellitus, insulinoma, hypoparathyroidism, and myxedema coma in severe hypothyroidism.

Clinical approach to polyuria (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Dogs and cats frequently present for signs related to the urinary tract. These signs may be due to inappropriate urination (house soiling or urinary incontinence) or may relate to the act of voiding itself.

Pancreatitis in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The pancreas has both endocrine and exocrine functions. The endocrine pancreas consists of the islets of Langerhans and is particularly important to carbohydrate metabolism.

Diseases of the parathyroid glands (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2010

Calcium is involved in many cellular and extracellular processes that include neuromuscular transmission, muscle contraction/tone, hormone secretion, bone homeostasis, coagulation, membrane transport systems, and other cell regulatory pathways. Calcium is measured as ionized (active form, roughly 50%) or total (ionized + albumin bound + anion bound).

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