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Is hypotonic water effective as an adjuvant therapy for canine mast cell tumors?

January 1, 2009

This study's design limited the biases (nonrandomized patient population, complete tumor resection) inherent in previous studies that showed a decrease in mast cell tumor recurrence in dogs after deionized water injection and surgery.

Research Update: Effect of the moon on emergency room visits

February 1, 2008

In this retrospective case series from a university veterinary medical center, the frequency of canine and feline emergency visits were noted with respect to the lunar cycle.

Research Update: Comparing temperature measurement devices in dogs

February 1, 2008

In this prospective study, eight research dogs were used to compare temperature assessments made with a predictive rectal thermometer (the early rate of temperature change mathematically predicts the final temperature), an infrared auricular thermometer, and a subcutaneous temperature-sensing microchip.

Research Update: The prevalence of and risk factors for canine appendicular osteosarcoma

February 1, 2008

In this retrospective study of dogs treated at a veterinary teaching hospital, the prevalence of appendicular osteosarcoma in greyhounds compared with other breeds was examined, along with the potential risk factors for developing the disease.

Research Update: Using thermography to evaluate limbs in dogs

February 1, 2008

In this prospective study from a referral practice, the limbs of 10 healthy dogs were evaluated by using a thermographic imaging protocol to determine normal cutaneous thermographic patterns (a color map that indicates the skin temperature distribution) and evaluate the effect of hair clipping.

Research Update: How well does abdominal ultrasonographic evaluation guide surgeons?

February 1, 2008

In this retrospective study of 100 cases from a veterinary college, preoperative abdominal ultrasonography and exploratory laparotomy findings were reviewed to determine agreement and discrepancy rates and identify lesions likely to be missed by ultrasonography.

Research Update: Accuracy of splenic aspirate cytologic diagnoses

June 1, 2007

In this retrospective study from a university veterinary hospital, the case records of 29 dogs and three cats were reviewed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of cytologic evaluation of splenic aspirates gathered by using ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration compared with histologic evaluation of specimens obtained by using surgical biopsy (10 animals) or ultrasound-guided biopsy (2) or at necropsy (21).

Research Update: Spontaneous retrograde movement of ureteroliths

June 1, 2007

In this case series, ureterolith movements in two dogs and five cats were evaluated.

Research Update: Using computed tomography to find nongastrointestinal foreign bodies

June 1, 2007

In this retrospective study, the clinical and computed tomography (CT) characteristics of 13 cases involving nongastrointestinal foreign bodies in dogs evaluated at a university veterinary hospital were reviewed.

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