Poor appetite in dogs: A potentially common symptom of gall bladder disease

gastrointestinal diseases

Poor appetite is common in dogs, but it’s often dismissed if there are no other symptoms. Dr A D Viljoen, from Vets4Pets Torquay, believes this may be a sign that can help to identify dogs with early stages of gall bladder disease and should be investigated further. Some of these dogs appear to benefit clinically from having their gall bladder […]

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Establishing a new care pathway for deep vein thrombosis

Dr Tony Wan implemented a new clinical pathway that reduces the burden on the emergency department by directly referring DVT patients to the thrombosis clinic, thereby reducing wait times

Dr Tony Wan of St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver identified a gap in the treatment pathway of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), causing repeat visits to the emergency department (ED) and putting pressure on a department that is already prone to overcrowding. The new care pathway saw the expansion of St Paul’s Hospital Thrombosis Clinic, where patients are referred directly after […]

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Diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome with salivary gland ultrasound

Diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome with salivary gland ultrasound

Dr Juan Carlos Nieto-González from the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón has provided support for the utilisation of salivary gland ultrasound (SGUS) in diagnosing and assessing Sjögren’s syndrome in several published research papers. When compared with other diagnostic tools, SGUS is non-invasive, widely available in hospitals, and does not use any ionising radiation. It can also be used to diagnose […]

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