Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To evaluate outcome (survival to discharge) among trauma types (blunt, penetrating, both) in cats. Secondary objectives were to evaluate for associations between trauma type, injury severity, and the diagnostics and interventions selected by primary clinicians. Design Retrospective evaluation of veterinary trauma registry data. Setting Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT) veterinary trauma centers (VTCs).Continue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objectives To measure symptoms of burnout among veterinary emergency care providers (VECPs), determine how burnout symptoms among VECPs compare to human emergency care providers, and identify what demographic and workplace variables are associated with these symptoms. Design Cross-sectional study using an online survey and convenience sampling. Subjects A total of 1204 VECPs including mostlyContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To evaluate whether the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are accurate prognostic indicators and correlate with illness severity scores in critically ill dogs. Design Prospective observational study from December 2016 to May 2017. Setting ICU at a veterinary teaching hospital. Animals Seventy-two client-owned dogs admitted to the ICU with CBCs andContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To introduce the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) CPR registry and report cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) and CPR event data collected to date. Design International, multi-institutional veterinary CPR registry data report. Setting Veterinary private practice and university teaching hospitals. Animals Data from 514 dogs and 195 cats undergoing CPR entered in the RECOVERContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To describe the therapeutic protocol used to normalize severe hypertriglyceridemia in a dog. Case Summary A 7-month-old, 1.2-kg female Pomeranian presented with acute polyuria, polydipsia, and ocular discoloration. Diagnoses included diabetic ketosis, severe hypertriglyceridemia (>225 mmol/L [>20,000 mg/dl]), lipemia retinalis, and bilateral uveitis. The triglyceride concentration was near normal within 2 days of initiating treatment withContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To describe elevator-related injuries in dogs. Design Retrospective study, August 2015 to October 2020. Setting Four urban referral and emergency veterinary facilities. Animals Thirteen client-owned dogs presenting with injuries sustained while using an elevator. Interventions None. Measurements and Main Results Thirteen dogs were treated for elevator-related injuries. The mean age of this populationContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To evaluate the use of the caudal vena cava collapsibility index (CVCCI) and the inspiratory/minimum and expiratory/maximum diameters of the vena cava to predict fluid responsiveness in hospitalized, critically ill cats with hemodynamic and tissue perfusion abnormalities. Design Diagnostic test study in a prospective cohort of hospitalized cats. Setting Private practice referral hospital.Continue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Background Nutritional support has become an essential part of modern veterinary medicine. Among different techniques, esophagostomy tubes have been used extensively in dogs and cats. However, general anesthesia is typically required due to the critical step of passing an instrument orally to allow identification of the esophagus in the midcervical region. Therefore, clinicians commonlyContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objective To investigate the association of point-of-care biochemical variables obtained during CPR or within 24 hours of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with patient outcomes. Design Retrospective study. Setting University teaching hospital. Animals Ninety-four dogs and 27 cats undergoing CPR according to the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation guidelines. Interventions None. Measurements and Main ResultsContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent

Abstract Objectives To report red cell distribution width (RDW) values, to calculate RDW-to-platelet ratio (RPR), and to investigate a possible correlation of RDW and RPR index values in neonatal foals classified as healthy or at risk based on clinical information from a population of foals up to 24 hours of life. Design Retrospective study conducted fromContinue reading “Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care – Most Recent”

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