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See detailDiagnostic impact of thoracic radiography in an experimental model of feline asthma
Kirschvinck, N.; Kersnak, E.; Leemans, Jérôme ULg et al

in Proceedings: 24th Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society,”Respiratory infections and zoonoses" (2006)

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See detailEffect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (fish oil) on bronchial reactivity, airway inflammation and oxidative stress markers in a feline model of asthma
Kirschvinck, N.; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Delvaux, F. et al

in Proceedings: 16th Congress European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – companion animals (2006)

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See detailBronchoprotective effect of inhaled salmeterol, salbutamol and ipratropium bromide using different devices on muscarinic bronchoconstriction in healthy cats
Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Kirschvinck, N.; Bernaerts, F. et al

in Proceedings: 16th Congress European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – companion animals (2006)

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See detailSuspected drug-induced destructive cholangitis in a young dog.
Gabriel, Alexandra; van den Ingh, Ted; Clercx, Cécile ULg et al

in Journal of Small Animal Practice (2006), 47(6)

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See detailLaryngeal paralysis-polyneuropathy complex in young related Pyrenean Mountain dogs.
Gabriel, Alexandra; Poncelet, Luc; Van Ham, Luc et al

in Journal of Small Animal Practice (2006), 47(3)

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See detailProcollagen type-III aminoterminal peptide in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in dogs with chronic bronchopneumopathies – preliminary results
Schuller, S.; Talavera, J.; Jespers, P. et al

in 15th ESVIM Meeting - Glasgow - Ecosse - Septembre 2005 (2005, September)

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See detailWhole body barometric plethysmography measurements in dogs with brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome : preliminary results
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Talavera, J.; Le Garrérès, A. et al

in 15th ESVIM Meeting - Glasgow - Ecosse - Septembre 2005 (2005, September)

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See detailHistochemical and immunohistochemical characterization of canine nasopharyngeal lymphoid tissue
Billen, Frédéric ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg; Dehard, Sandrine ULg et al

in 15th ESVIM Meeting - Glasgow - Ecosse - Septembre 2005 (2005, September)

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See detailComparison of bronchoalveolar lavage cytospins ans smears in small animals
Dehard, Sandrine ULg; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg et al

in 15th ESVIM Meeting - Glasgow - UK - 2005 (2005, September)

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See detailWhole body barometric plethysmography measurements in dogs with brachycephalic airway obstructive syndrome
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Talavera, J.; Le Garrérès, Alain et al

Poster (2005, September)

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See detailWhole-body barometric plethysmography in healthy dogs : influence of jet nebulizer and bias flow rate on the results of a bronchoprovocative test
Talavera, J.; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Schuller, S. et al

in ACVIM Meeting - Baltimore (USA) - juin 2005 (2005, June)

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See detailSurgical treatment of canine nasal aspergillosis by rhynotomy combined with enilconazole infusion: preliminary results
Claeys, Stéphanie ULg; Lefebvre, Jean-Benoît; Schuller, Simone et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2005, May), 34(3), 14

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See detailAn immunohistochemical study of canine nasal aspergillosis
Peeters, Dominique ULg; Day, M. J.; Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (2005), 132(4), 283-288

In this study, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry were used to characterize the phenotype and distribution of leucocytes in the distal nasal mucosa of 15 dogs with nasal aspergillosis. The most ... [more ▼]

In this study, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry were used to characterize the phenotype and distribution of leucocytes in the distal nasal mucosa of 15 dogs with nasal aspergillosis. The most consistent histopathological finding was a severe, predominantly lymphoplasmacytic, inflammatory infiltration of the lamina propria. Fungal hyphae were not observed to invade the mucosa but were found at the mucosal surface and within material collected from the nasal cavity. The main immunohistochemical findings were (1) a predominance of IgG(+) plasma cells over IgA(+) and IgM(+) plasma cells, (2) significant numbers of macrophages and dendritic cells expressing MHC class 11 molecules, (3) macrophages and neutrophils expressing L1 antigen and (4) a mixture of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells. These findings are consistent with a dominant Th1-regulated cell-mediated immune response. The nature of the inflammatory infiltrate and the lack of invasiveness of the mucosa by the fungus, together with the clinical course of the disease and the apparent immunocompetence of the affected dogs, suggest that canine nasal aspergillosis resembles the chronic erosive non-invasive fungal sinusitis described in human patients. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailBronchodilators in bronchoscopy-induced airflow limitation in allergen-sensitized cats.
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Delvaux, François et al

in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2005), 19(2), 161-167

This study investigated the effect of bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) on respiratory function, determined by barometric whole-body plethysmography (BWBP), of healthy and allergen-sensitized ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the effect of bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) on respiratory function, determined by barometric whole-body plethysmography (BWBP), of healthy and allergen-sensitized cats. Furthermore, the efficacy of inhaled bronchodilators in preventing changes in respiratory function was determined. For test 1, 18 healthy experimental cats were investigated on day 1 by BWBP. On day 2, the cats underwent BWBP after sedation (medetomidine), after anesthesia induction (propofol), and after bronchoscopy and BAL. Enhanced pause (Penh) was significantly increased after bronchoscopy and BAL (1.64 +/- 0.17 versus 1.23 +/- 0.07, P < .05). For test 2, 6 cats were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA), 6 cats were sensitized to Ascaris suum (AS), and 6 cats served as controls. On day 0, OVA- and AS-sensitized cats underwent an inhaled allergen challenge, whereas controls were exposed to saline. On days 1 and 2, the same protocol as described for test 1 was repeated. Post-BAL Penh of the AS-sensitized cats was significantly higher than at test 1 (2.28 +/- 0.22 versus 1.69 +/- 0.33, P < .05) and was correlated with BAL fluid neutrophil count (r = 0.55, P < .05). During tests 3, 4, and 5, the same protocol as used for test 2 was applied to each cat group, with the animals being randomly treated before sedation with inhaled salbutamol (200 microg), ipratropium bromide (40 microg), or a combination of both (200 + 40 microg). Post-BAL Penh of the AS-sensitized group was significantly decreased after the salbutamol + ipratropium bromide treatment (1.56 +/- 0.18 versus 2.28 +/- 0.22, P < .05). This study suggests that bronchoscopy and BAL induce airflow limitation in cats, which is more severe in the presence of lower airway inflammation. Inhaled salbutamol + ipratropium bromide reduce BAL-induced bronchoconstriction in AS-challenged cats and might be recommended as preventive treatment of asthmatic cats undergoing bronchoscopy [less ▲]

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See detailCollection of exhaled breath condensate and analysis of hydrogen peroxide as a potential marker of lower airway inflammation in cats
Kirschvink, N.; Marlin, D.; Castermans, Françoise ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2005), 169(3), 385-396

The objective of this study was to describe a standardised and non-invasive method for exhaled breath condensate (EBC) collection in cats and to test whether determination of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to describe a standardised and non-invasive method for exhaled breath condensate (EBC) collection in cats and to test whether determination of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in EBC might be used as marker of lower airway inflammation. The technique of barometric whole body plethysmography for cats was combined with a system to condense the effluent air from the plethysmograph, allowing simultaneous EBC collection and respiratory pattern measurement. H2O2 was determined spectrophotometrically. Eighteen experimental cats were used to investigate the impact on EBC volume and EBC H2O2 of plethysmograph ventilation rate, collection duration, sample stability, within-day and day-to-day variability. After determination of a standardised EBC collection procedure, correlation analyses between EBC H2O2 and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cytology of healthy and allergen-challenged Ascaris suum (AS)-sensitised cats were performed. A significant and positive correlation between EBC H2O2 and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) neutrophil% was found in healthy cats (P < 0.001, r = 0.55), whereas in AS-sensitised cats, correlation with BAL eosinophil% was significant (P < 0.005, r = 0.61). H2O2 was increased after an allergen challenge in AS-sensitised cats (n = 6, 0.56 ± 0.12 versus 1.08 ± 0.35 μ mol/L, P < 0.05). This study proposes a non-invasive, well tolerated and repeatable method of EBC collection for cats and suggests that EBC H2O2 might be used as non-invasive biomarker for monitoring lower airway inflammation. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantification of mRNA encoding cytokines, chemokines and CCR3 in bronchial biopsies from dogs with eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy.
Peeters, Dominique ULg; Peters, I. R.; Clercx, Cécile ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Congress of the ECVIM-CA (2005)

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See detailQuantification of mRNA encoding cytokines and chemokines in nasal biopsies from dogs with sino-nasal aspergillosis.
Peeters, Dominique ULg; Peters, I. R.; Clercx, Cécile ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Congress of the ECVIM-CA (2005)

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See detailInhaled and systemic corticosteroids decrease Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of asthmatic cats
Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Delvaux, François ULg et al

in In Proceedings:15th Congress European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – companion animals (2005)

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See detailEffect of oral and inhaled corticosteroids on bronchial reactivity and airway inflammation in a feline model of asthma
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Delvaux, François ULg et al

in In proceedings: 15th Congress European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – companion animals (2005)

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See detailPrednisolone reduces 8-Iso-PGF2alpha in a feline model of asthma
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Delvaux, F. et al

in European Respiratory Journal (2005), 137s

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