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Articles by Lesley J. Smith, DVM, DACVA

Lesley J. Smith, DVM, DACVA

Pain assessment in companion small animals (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

The challenge of pain assessment in animals lies in the very concept of pain itself.

Hypotension....what to do? (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Mean arterial pressure (MAP) is the driving force for blood flow (perfusion) through capillaries that supply oxygen to organs and tissue beds of the body.

Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Patients that present for ophthalmic surgery are often geriatric or pediatric, painful and anxious, and may present as emergency cases.

Update on opioids – new and old (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

The greek god "Morpheus" was the namesake for morphine. Morpheus was the god of dreams.

New and old approaches to treating acute peri-operative pain (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Because the entire CNS is heavily invested with opioid receptors that mediate central and spinal analgesia, the most effective class of analgesics is the pure agonist opioids, i.e. drugs such as morphine, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, etc.

Myths and misconceptions in anesthesia (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

A review of some of the common misconceptions or outdated thoughts that can be found in small animal anesthesia.


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