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Critical care analgesia: Abdominal pain (Proceedings)
August 1, 2009

"Acute abdomen" is widely understood by clinicians as a potentially serious syndrome that is typically accompanied by spontaneous and evoked behavioral signs of pain.

Critical care analgesia: Trauma (Proceedings)
August 1, 2009

Trauma is perhaps the most instantly recognizable cause of acute pain in man and animals and is a common cause of critical illness.

Cardiopulmonary exam: Is this patient OK? (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

When first alerted to a patient presenting in crisis, the goal of the initial examination is to rapidly identify any imminently life-threatening problems via a streamlined, efficient, clinical examination.

What's that noise? Interpreting lung sounds (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

In spite of the fundamental importance of auscultation to the physical exam, there has been surprisingly little effort made to teach and standardize how the examination is performed, how to interpret results, and how to communicate those results between professionals.

Fluid therapy for ketoacidosis and renal failure (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

When presented with animals with evidence of renal dysfunction (as evidenced by elevated serum creatinine concentration), there are a few considerations.

Managing acute pain (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

It is important to remember that pain is an experience, not a neurologic process.

Severe sepsis and septic shock protocol (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Systemic inflammatory response may be present in animals with a consistent history and clinical characteristics, and with any three or more of the following findings.

Making sense of respiratory patterns (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

It is suspected that mammals generally adopt a respiratory pattern that meets their metabolic needs with the least metabolic energy cost.

Fluid therapy: Hold the salt (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

In this lecture I will outline how to formulate a plan for fluid therapy for supportive care of sick animals using the three classic goals of fluid therapy.


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