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Articles by John R. Dodam, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA

John R. Dodam, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA

Oops-anesthetic accidents: prevention and response (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Anesthetic mishaps can lead to patient morbidity and mortality. Most problems anesthesia-related problems can be prevented by advanced planning, training, patient monitoring, and the development of standard operating protocols.

Anesthetizing patients with cardiovascular disease (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

I'll review the pathophysiological changes associated with the common congenital and acquired cardiac defects in small animal medicine and discuss the characteristics of anesthetic drugs that may make them desirable of undesirable for each problem.

Preventing and treating hypotension (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

One of the most important assessments a veterinarian can make is whether or not oxygen delivery is adequate. Unfortunately, it is not possible to easily or directly assess oxygen delivery in our patients.

Anesthesia for cesarean section (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Cesarean section may be indicated for animals with prolonged gestation periods, refractory uterine inertia (primary or secondary), or those with obstructive dystocias. In addition, elective cesarean section may be done in those breeds with consistent fetal oversize (i.e., English bulldogs).

What's new in small animal veterinary anesthesia? (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

The purpose of this presentation is to review several articles published in veterinary journals over the last three years and to present them in a way that is relevant to the practicing veterinarian.

Anesthesia for patients with liver disease (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

The liver is integral to the production of clotting factors and albumin, and the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, fats. In addition, a variety of other endogenous and exogenous substances are metabolized in the liver. Indeed, the liver plays a role in the elimination of most anesthetic drugs.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a review (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Cardiopulmonary arrest and resuscitation are not practice-builders! The success rate of cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR) for animals or humans is disappointingly low.

Monitoring anesthetized patients-capnography (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

The capnograph is a noninvasive monitoring device that can provide information on ventilation (pulmonary function), blood flow, and equipment function. Knowledge of respiratory and cardiovascular physiology is essential to the understanding of capnography.

Anesthesia for patients with respiratory disease (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

The presence of disease has been shown to be positively associated with increased anesthesia-related mortality. Indeed, the possibility of rapid decompensation when sedative or anesthetic drugs are administered in the presence of respiratory disease makes anesthesia in these patients particularly challenging.


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