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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease in geriatric cats. Despite its high prevalence, the pathogenesis of feline CKD is poorly understood. Recently, there has been increasing evidence for the role of protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) in the progression of CKD in humans and rodents....

Author(s)
Iio, A.; Kaji, K.; Kaji, N.; Hori, M.; Yonezawa, T.; Momoi, Y.; Maeda, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2020, 229,
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This report describes two cases of feline hypertrophic osteopathy (HO) associated with congenital megaesophagus (ME). The diagnosis was based upon case history, physical examination, radiography and laboratory investigations. The clinical signs of both cats included; regurgitation, weakness and...

Author(s)
Abu-Seida, A. M.; Torad, F. A.; Hassan, E. A.; Ali, K. M.
Publisher
Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, Athens, Greece
Citation
Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 2020, 71, 3, pp 2413-2418
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Case series summary: Two cats were presented for investigation of bradyarrhythmia detected by their referring veterinarians during routine examination. Both cats had extensive investigations, including haematology, serum biochemistry with electrolytes and thyroxine concentrations, systolic blood...

Author(s)
Tørnqvist-Johnsen, C.; Dickson, S. A.; Rolph, K.; Palermo, V.; Hodgkiss-Geere, H.; Gilmore, P.; Gunn-Moore, D. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2020, 6, 1, pp 3-2055116919898292
Abstract

Objectives: To determine the underlying disease prevalence in acute feline dyspnoea and to examine whether historical and clinical examination findings can differentiate between acute cardiac and non-cardiac dyspnoea in cats in primary practice. Materials and methods: We prospectively enrolled cats ...

Author(s)
Dickson, D.; Little, C. J. L.; Harris, J.; Rishniw, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2018, 59, 2, pp 75-84
Abstract

This case report describes the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a 6-month-old cat, causing left-sided congestive heart failure. This congenital heart defect, rarely reported in the cat, was diagnosed during investigation of a loud, continuous heart ...

Author(s)
Sarcinella, F.; Bode, E.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2019, 24, 3, pp 141-144
Abstract

Background: Heart murmurs are detected commonly in apparently healthy cats during routine physical examination, and Doppler echocardiography ultimately is required to identify the source of flow turbulence causing the murmur. However, in some cases, the origin of the murmur cannot be identified on...

Author(s)
Ferasin, L.; Ferasin, H.; Kilkenny, E.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2020, 34, 3, pp 1102-1107
Abstract

The measurement of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), a biomarker for heart stress detectable in blood, has been shown to have clinical utility in cats with heart disease. A second-generation feline enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Cardiopet® proBNP, IDEXX Laboratories Inc.,...

Author(s)
Mainville, C. A.; Clark, G. H.; Esty, K. J.; Foster, W. M.; Hanscom, J. L.; Hebert, K. J.; Lyons, H. R.
Publisher
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Davis, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2015, 27, 4, pp 414-421
Abstract

Case summary: A 14-year-old neutered male Siamese cat was presented with a 3 month history of lethargy, inappetence, dehydration, hindlimb ataxia and intermittent proprioceptive deficits in the hindlimbs. Physical examination revealed low body condition score (1.75/5), pallor and bilateral basilar...

Author(s)
Bree, L.; Bergamino, C.; Mullins, R.; Kelly, P.; Shiel, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2017, 3, 2, pp 2055116917729627
Abstract

Objective: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care (POC) N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) ELISA to assess the likelihood of moderate to severe occult heart disease (OcHD) in a clinical population of cats suspected to have heart disease. Animals: One ...

Author(s)
Machen, M. C.; Oyama, M. A.; Gordon, S. G.; Rush, J. E.; Achen, S. E.; Stepien, R. L.; Fox, P. R.; Saunders, A. B.; Cunningham, S. M.; Lee, P. M.; Kellihan, H. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2014, 16, 4, pp 245-255
Abstract

CASE DESCRIPTION: A 6-month-old sexually intact male domestic shorthair cat was referred for evaluation of a heart murmur and ventricular septal defect (VSD). CLINICAL FINDINGS: Physical examination revealed a grade 5/6 right apical systolic heart murmur. Findings on thoracic radiography were...

Author(s)
Cichocki, B. N.; Dugat, D. R.; Baumwart, R. D.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2019, 254, 6, pp 723-727

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