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Brain infarction in canine patients

Apr 1, 2007

Although brain infarction is the third leading cause of death in humans, cerebrovascular accidents are rarely reported in veterinary literature.

Mapping the pathogenesis of canine distemper virus

Nov 1, 2006

Canine distemper is a debilitating, persistent infection of the nervous system, caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the family of Paramixovirid?, Morbillivirus genus.

Otitis media and interna: Look for neurological signs

Aug 1, 2006

The practicing small animal veterinarian often has to face small animals with otitis externa. While not as common, otitis media and interna likely cause neurological signs.

Rhinoscopy combined with sinuscopy in canine patients with nasal signs

Jul 1, 2006

For some time rhinoscopy alone has been the procedure most often chosen to obtain visual and histopathologic evidence of the disease process(es) occurring in canine patients with persistent nasal signs.

Status epilepticus: theoretical and clinical considerations

Jun 1, 2006

Two or more seizures without complete recovery of consciousness between seizures, or persistent seizure activity for more than 30 minutes constitute the definition of status epilepticus (SE) in human medicine (Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus. JAMA 1993; 270:854-9).

Hypertensive encephalopathy in feline patients

Mar 1, 2006

Hypertensive encephalopathy (HyE) is an acute neurological syndrome, which can be characterized by any of the following clinical signs: nausea, vomiting, abnormal vocalization, ataxia, tremors, photophobia, blindness, frequent blinking, head pressing, stupor and/or seizure activity.

Use of MRI in the neurologic patient

Feb 1, 2006

In contemporary veterinary medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important tool in the diagnosis of neurological problems.

Conservative treatment of atlantoaxial subluxation in canine patients

Dec 1, 2005

In a recent article [ME Havig et al.: Evaluation of non-surgical treatment of atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs: 19 cases (1992-2001) in JAVMA, Vol. 227, No. 2, July 15, 2005], it was suggested that non-surgical treatment (neck-brace application) of acute atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) carries a good long-term outcome in about 62 percent of the cases. The success rate of surgical treatment was cited as a 61-91 percent in the same paper.

Another breed with necrotizing encephalitis: Chihuahua

Oct 1, 2005

In Yorkshire Terriers, brainstem involvement has been described.


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