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Articles by Samuel Durkan, DVM, DACVECC

Samuel Durkan, DVM, DACVECC

Controlling pain (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.

Secondary hemostasis (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

The goal of secondary hemostasis is to stabilize the platelet aggregate by weaving a meshwork of fibrin to cement the thrombus.

Approach to the dyspneic patient (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

The presence of respiratory distress indicates either a problems with obstruction (e.g. laryngeal paralysis) or the lungs or pleural space.

Primary hemostasis (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Primary hemostasis occurs when platelets attach to a damaged or disrupted area of the endothelium.

Endocrine emergencies (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Diabetic ketoacidosis is one of the more common endocrine emergencies seen in veterinary emergency centers throughout the US.

Relative adrenal insufficiency (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI) has been recognized with increasing frequency in critically ill people, particularly in association with sepsis.

Oxidative stress (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen and a biological system's ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or easily repair the resulting damage.

Environmental emergencies (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Environmental emergencies may include heat and cold related injury, smoke inhalation, water accidents, reptile and insect bites, and an endless list of toxins.

Approach to the acute abdomen (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

The acute abdomen implies an otherwise normal animal that has developed a recent and acute onset of signs that stem from the abdominal region in general or often specifically the gastrointestinal tract.


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