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Case summary: A 3-month-old intact male Somali cat was evaluated for a history of seizures, hypoglycaemia and mental dullness 4 weeks after being bitten in the head by a dog. The cat's body size and weight were approximately half that of his littermates and its haircoat was woolly, with fewer guard ...

Author(s)
König, M. L.; Henke, D.; Adamik, K.; Vera, C. P.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2018, 4, 1, pp 2055116918761441
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Case summary: An 11-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat presented with behavioural changes. Physical examination revealed bradycardia and a cranial abdominal mass. The cat was persistently hypoglycaemic (1.2 mmol/l; reference interval [RI] 3.5-5.5 mmol/l) with decreased fructosamine...

Author(s)
Guillen, A.; Ressel, L.; Finotello, R.; German, A. J.; Freeman, A.; Blackwood, L.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2019, 5, 1, pp 32-2055116919856129
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Objectives: The objective was to evaluate a nadir-led protocol for transitioning porcine lente insulin suspension (PLIS)-treated diabetic cats onto human recombinant protamine zinc insulin (PZIR). Methods: Recently diagnosed (<5 months) diabetic cats, treated with PLIS q12h for ≥6 weeks, were recruited. Fructosamine,...

Author(s)
Gostelow, R.; Hazuchova, K.; Scudder, C.; Forcada, Y.; Church, D.; Niessen, S. J. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 2, pp 114-121
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the clinicopathological findings, management and outcome of cats with refeeding syndrome (RS) following prolonged starvation. Methods Records from four referral hospitals were searched between May 2013 and November 2019 and retrospectively...

Author(s)
Cook, S.; Whitby, E.; Elias, N.; Hall, G.; Chan, D. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2021, 23, 10, pp 883-891
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Objectives: Rebound hyperglycaemia (also termed Somogyi effect) is defined as hyperglycaemia caused by the release of counter-regulatory hormones in response to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia, and is widely believed to be common in diabetic cats. However, studies in human diabetic patients over the...

Author(s)
Roomp, K.; Rand, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2016, 18, 8, pp 587-596
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PICO question: In cats with diabetes mellitus, do protamine zinc insulin (PZI) and glargine show a similar effect in reducing clinical signs and hypoglycaemia episodes? Clinical bottom line: Category of research question. Treatment: The number and type of study designs reviewed: The number and type ...

Author(s)
Gomez Mejias, Y.
Publisher
RCVS Knowledge, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Evidence, 2021, 6, 3,
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Case summary: A 14-year-old cat was presented with a 2-week history of ataxia, seizure-like episodes, vomiting and weight loss. Serum biochemistry revealed severe hypoglycaemia, associated with low serum fructosamine and high insulin concentrations. On abdominal ultrasound, a focal hypoechoic...

Author(s)
Cervone, M.; Harel, M.; Ségard-Weisse, E.; Krafft, E.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2019, 5, 2, pp 19-2055116919876140
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Hypoglycaemia is a common presentation in the emergency setting. After a review of normal glucose homeostasis, the clinical signs of hypoglycaemia are discussed. Methods of detection of hypoglycaemia are highlighted, including the pitfalls of point of care analysers when compared to laboratory...

Author(s)
Cole, L.; Barfield, D.
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
Veterinary Times, 2016, 46, 41, pp 24, 26
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Case summary: A 6-year-old, neutered female British Shorthair cat presented with acute-onset weakness and mental dullness. Initially the cat was mildly hyperglycaemic (9.9 mmol/l; reference interval [RI] 3.3-6.7 mmol/l). Over the following 12 h the cat developed central blindness, tremors,...

Author(s)
Hambrook, L. E.; Ciavarella, A. A.; Nimmo, J. S.; Wayne, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2016, 2, 2, pp 2055116916657846
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Xylitol is a commonly available sugar substitute found in sugar-free chewing gums and as an excipient in some medicines. It is used for its benefits on oral hygiene and its low-calorie content. It is also found in some peanut butters, ice creams and toothpastes, and can be used as a sugar...

Author(s)
Bates, N.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2018, 9, 5, pp 256-260

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