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Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

What's new with congenital PSS? (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Portosystemic shunts (PSS) are vascular communications between the portal and systemic venous systems that allow portal blood to access the systemic circulation without first passing through the liver. Signs of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) dominate the clinical picture because of inadequate hepatic clearance of enterically-derived toxins.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Interactive Case 2: Asymptomatic senior dog with elevated alkaline phosphatase activity

May 12, 2010

How would you handle this dog's case?

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Research Updates: Ascites validated as a powerful prognostic indicator in canine chronic hepatitis

February 1, 2010

This study confirms that in dogs with confirmed primary chronic hepatitis, those patients with ascites at the time of diagnosis will have significantly decreased survival times compared with those without ascites.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Hepatic lipidosis: Winning strategies (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

Obese female cats are at greatest risk of developing hepatic lipidosis.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Diagnosis and management of feline pancreatitis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

Feline pancreatitis is a very difficult disease to definitively diagnose antemortem, and treatment remains symptomatic and supportive.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Research Update: Outlining the characteristics of gallbladder disease in dogs

August 1, 2009

Gallbladder disease, a common condition in dogs, is associated with choleliths, mucoceles, neoplasia, or hepatic disorders causing bile stasis and possible subsequent infection.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Portosystemic shunts in dogs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2009

Portosystemic shunts (PSS) are the result of reduced total hepatic blood flow and the inability of the liver to extract noxious substances from the portal circulation.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

How I treat liver disease (Proceedings)

April 1, 2009

The discussion below is directed at therapy for chronic hepatitis but much of what is presented can also be extrapolated to other types of liver disease in both the dog and cat.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline cholangitis and chronic pancreatitis (Proceedings)

April 1, 2009

Liver disease is common in the cat and the finding of icterus is a frequently a clinical clue that the cause is primary liver disease.

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