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Articles by Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Research Updates: How often do uroliths really recur in cats?

Aug 1, 2010

The recurrence of uroliths in cats is presumptively a common clinical situation; however, until now, no study has examined recurrence rates or the approximate time until recurrence for the main types of calculi found in cats.

Beyond glucocorticoids

Prednisone is likely your go-to immunosuppressant. But because of associated adverse effects, having more options would help. Azathioprine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, and leflunomide are commonly used for treating immune-mediated human diseases and may soon be incorporated into immunosuppressive protocols in veterinary medicine as well.
Aug 1, 2010

Take a look at four immunosuppressants used in people that may soon be incorporated into immunosuppressive protocols in veterinary medicine as well.

Research Updates: Dogs with gallbladder mucoceles may be prone to common endocrine diseases

Jul 1, 2010

This study establishes that there is a high prevalence of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs with gallbladder mucoceles and suggests that a similar association may be present between hypothyroidism and mucocele development.

Research Updates: A simple blood smear as a diagnostic test to predict death secondary to heatstroke in dogs?

May 1, 2010

A number of prognostic factors for survival of dogs with heatstroke have been reported.

Research Updates: Should veterinarians emphasize the risk of intestinal nematodiasis based on patient signalment and geographic location?

Feb 8, 2010

Although intestinal parasitism in pet dogs is not uncommon, the relative distribution and frequency of the most common intestinal parasites (Toxocara, Ancylostoma, and Trichuris species) in various geographic regions of the United States have not been extensively studied.

Research Updates: Common disorders associated with aspiration pneumonia in dogs, and the influence of underlying disease or thoracic radiograph findings on patient survival

Feb 8, 2010

Although aspiration pneumonia is a common clinical diagnosis in dogs, studies on the causes, diagnostic findings, and outcome of affected dogs are sparse.

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

Feb 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.

Research Updates: Investigating the impact of vaccine administration site changes in cats

Oct 1, 2009

Of the currently marketed feline vaccines, those against rabies and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) have been most commonly implicated in sarcoma development.

Research Updates: Single-injection antibiotic treatment for cats with abscesses and infected wounds

Oct 1, 2009

Cephalosporins are often used as first-line antibiotics for superficial skin infections in dogs and cats.

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