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Articles by Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Use of laser lithotripsy to treat urocystolishs in dogs: current status

Nov 1, 2004

A laser is a device that transmits light of various freuqnecies into an extremely intense, small and nearly non-divergent beam of monochromatic radiation...

Iatrogenic rupture of the urinary bladder

Oct 1, 2004

Spontaneous rupture occurs from wrong or overzealous attempts to restore patency.

What influence do fasting, eating have on laboratory test results?

Jul 1, 2004

However, factors such as diet, medications and sample handling might also influence laboratory test values.

Diagnostic analysis of urinalysis

Diagnostic analysis of urinalysis
Jun 1, 2004

Diagnostic analysis of urinalysis

The role of nutrition in management of canine and feline urolithiasis

Dietary modifications important in medical protocols designed to promote urolith dissolution, prevention
Jun 1, 2004

Results of experimental and clinical investigation have confirmed the importance of dietary modifications in medical protocols designed to promote dissolution and prevention of uroliths.

Improving management of urolithiasis: feline sterile struvite uroliths, urethral plugs

May 1, 2004

Recently, concern has been expressed that widespread use of diets to minimize struvite crystalluria has been associated with an increase in the frequency of calcium oxalate uroliths.

Improving management of urolithiasis: canine struvite uroliths

Apr 1, 2004

Magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP, also called struvite) comprised 41 percent of 28,629 canine uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center during the year 2003.

Improving management of urolithiasis: therapeutic caveats

Feb 1, 2004

As discussed in last month's Diagnote, the underlying causes of different types of uroliths vary. It follows that medical and/or surgical procedures designed to safely and effectively treat different types of uroliths also vary. The objective of the second part of this series is to provide an overview of risks and benefits associated with surgical and medical therapy of urolithiasis. Therapeutic caveats associated with treatment of specific types of uroliths will be the subject of next month's Diagnote.

Improving management of urolithiasis: diagnostic caveats

Jan 1, 2004

Protocols have been developed to promote dissolution of canine and feline struvite uroliths, the dissolution of canine ammonium urate and cystine uroliths, and the prevention of all major types of canine and feline uroliths.

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