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See detailEffects of obesity on lung function and airway reactivity in healthy dogs
Manens, Jefferson ULg; Bolognin, M; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2012), 193(1), 217-221

The present study investigated the effects of bodyweight (BW) gain on respiratory function and airway responsiveness in healthy Beagles using barometric whole body plethysmography (BWBP). Six adult dogs ... [more ▼]

The present study investigated the effects of bodyweight (BW) gain on respiratory function and airway responsiveness in healthy Beagles using barometric whole body plethysmography (BWBP). Six adult dogs were examined before and after a fattening diet. The high-energy diet induced a mean increase in BW of 41 ± 6%. BWBP basal parameters were recorded prior to airway reactivity testing (using increasing concentrations of histamine nebulisations). An airway responsiveness index (H-Penh300) was calculated as the histamine concentration necessary to reach 300% of basal enhanced pause (Penh, bronchoconstriction index). The same dogs underwent a doxapram hydrochloride (Dxp) stimulation testing 2 weeks later. Basal measurements showed that obese dogs had tidal volume per kg (TV/BW) that was significantly decreased whilst respiratory rate (RR) increased significantly. H-Penh300 decreased significantly in obese Beagles, indicating increased bronchoreactivity. Dxp administration induced a significant increase in TV/BW, minute volume per kg (MV/BW), peak inspiratory and expiratory flows per kg (PIF/BW and PEF/BW) in both normal and obese dogs although the TV/BW increase was significantly less marked in the obese group. In conclusion, obesity induced changes in basal respiratory parameters, increased bronchoreactivity and a blunted response to Dxp-induced respiratory stimulation. This combination of basal respiratory parameters, bronchoreactivity testing and pharmacological stimulation testing using non-invasive BWBP can help characterize pulmonary function and airway responsiveness in obese dogs. [less ▲]

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See detailSalmeterol or doxycycline do not inhibit acute bronchospasm and airway inflammation in cats with experimentally-induced asthma
Leemans, J.; Kirschvink, N.; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2011)

The objective of this study was to determine if inhaled salmeterol, a long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist, and oral doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic displaying matrix metalloproteinase (MMP ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to determine if inhaled salmeterol, a long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist, and oral doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic displaying matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitory activity, reduce airway inflammation and obstruction in cats with experimentally-induced asthma. Eight Ascaris suum (AS)-sensitised cats were enrolled in a prospective study in which they underwent four AS-challenges at 1 month intervals. The challenged animals were given no treatment or were treated on 4 consecutive days with either: (1) oral prednisolone (1 mg/kg twice daily), (2) inhaled salmeterol (50 μg twice daily), or (3) oral doxycycline (5 mg/kg twice daily), according to a randomised cross-over design. Inhibition of allergen-induced early (EAR) and late (LAR) asthmatic reactions were assessed by barometric whole-body plethysmography. Cytology and measurement of MMP-2 and -9 activities were carried out on bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). Although none of the treatments prevented the EAR, prednisolone treatment inhibited the LAR. Relative to untreated cats, the eosinophil percentage and MMP-2 activity in BALF were significantly reduced following prednisolone treatment (P < 0.05). Short-term therapy with either salmeterol or doxycycline had no effect on the EAR or LAR or on airway inflammation. Given the chronic nature of this disease in cats, long-term therapy may be required to produce more favourable functional and clinical outcomes. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription of original endoscopic findings and respiratory functional assessment using barometric whole-body plethysmography in dogs suffering from brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome.
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Talavera, Jesus; Leemans, Jérôme ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2010), 183(1), 95-102

The clinical features of brachycephalic airway obstructive disease in 11 brachycephalic dogs are described in this study. The respiratory strategy was assessed before (n=11) and after (n=6) surgery using ... [more ▼]

The clinical features of brachycephalic airway obstructive disease in 11 brachycephalic dogs are described in this study. The respiratory strategy was assessed before (n=11) and after (n=6) surgery using barometric whole-body plethysmography (BWBP), with the relationship between BWBP variables and the severity of the clinical signs assessed by the use of a respiratory score based on clinical, radiographic and endoscopic findings. Partial collapse of the left main bronchus was a common finding not previously described as part of the brachycephalic airway obstructive disease syndrome. Epiglottic cysts, laryngeal granulomas and nasopharyngeal turbinates in English Bulldogs were other previously unreported findings. No significant correlation between the respiratory score and any of the BWBP variables was detected. Compared to healthy dogs, brachycephalic dogs had a significantly lower Te/Ti ratio (expiratory time over inspiratory time), peak inspiratory flow (PIF) per kg bodyweight (BW), significantly higher peak expiratory flow (PEF) per kgBW, PEF/PIF, and enhanced pause. These variations are compatible with upper airway obstructions primarily in the extrathoracic airways. Following surgery, a significant decrease in PEF/PIF was detected. The study showed that BWBP could be used to characterise the respiratory strategy in brachycephalic dogs before and after surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailA pilot study comparing the antispasmodic effects of inhaled salmeterol, salbutamol and ipratropium bromide using different aerosoldevices on muscarinic bronchoconstriction in healthy cats
Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2009), 180

This study compared the duration and magnitude of the antispasmodic effects of salmeterol SLM), salbutamol (SAL), ipratropium bromide (IB) and the combination of SAL and IB (SAL/IB) against carbachol ... [more ▼]

This study compared the duration and magnitude of the antispasmodic effects of salmeterol SLM), salbutamol (SAL), ipratropium bromide (IB) and the combination of SAL and IB (SAL/IB) against carbachol-induced bronchoconstriction in healthy cats, and investigated the gain in efficacy using a two or fourfold increase in drug dosages. The drug regimens used were: (1) LM 25 lg, SAL 100 lg, IB 20 lg and SAL/IB 100 lg/20 lg for bronchodilators delivered by a metered-dose inhaler (MDI); (2) SAL 3.75 mg and IB 62.5 lg for nebulised (NEB) medications. To monitor the bronchodilator effect, airway responsiveness was assessed at different time points using barometric whole-body plethysmography and calculation of the concentration of inhaled carbachol inducing a 300% increase of baseline Penh (enhanced pause), an estimator of airflow limitation Maximum C-Penh300 was recorded 15 min after NEB SAL, IB MDI, NEB IB and 1 h after SAL MDI and 4 h after SLM MDI, respectively. C-Penh300 was significantly different from control values (without treatment) up to 24 h for SLM MDI, 8 h for IB MDI and 4 h for other drugs. In terms of efficacy, SAL/IB MDI showed a synergistic antispasmodic effect at 15 min, 4 h and 8 h after administration. A fourfold increase of the initial dose of IB MDI and NEB IB significantly increased C-Penh300. Despite a fourfold dose increase, SLM displayed the weakest degree of bronchoprotection compared to other bronchodilators. The study provides evidence that inhaled bronchodilators are efficient at preventing muscarinic-induced bronchospasm in healthy cats and that SAL and IB appear to be short-acting bronchodilators in contrast to SLM. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical and functional responses to inhaled salmeterol in experimentally asthmatic cats with allergen-induced bronchospasm
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Kirschvink, N. et al

in Proceedings : 18th Congress European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – companion animals (2008)

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See detailBarometric whole-body plethysmographic measurements in dogs suffering from brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome.
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Talavera, J.; Leemans, J. et al

in Veterinary Journal (2008)

The clinical features of brachycephalic airway obstructive disease in 11 brachycephalic dogs are described in this study. The respiratory strategy was assessed before (n = 11) and after (n = 6) surgery ... [more ▼]

The clinical features of brachycephalic airway obstructive disease in 11 brachycephalic dogs are described in this study. The respiratory strategy was assessed before (n = 11) and after (n = 6) surgery using barometric whole-body plethysmography (BWBP), with the relationship between BWBP variables and the severity of the clinical signs assessed by the use of a respiratory score based on clinical, radiographic and endoscopic findings. Partial collapse of the left main bronchus was a common finding not previously described as part of the brachycephalic airway obstructive disease syndrome. Epiglottic cysts, laryngeal granulomas and nasopharyngeal turbinates in English Bulldogs were other previously unreported findings. No significant correlation between the respiratory score and any of the BWBP variables was detected. Compared to healthy dogs, brachycephalic dogs had a significantly lower Te/Ti ratio (expiratory time over inspiratory time), peak inspiratory flow (PIF) per kg bodyweight (BW), significantly higher peak expiratory flow (PEF) per kg BW, PEF/PIF, and enhanced pause. These variations are compatible with upper airway obstructions primarily in the extrathoracic airways. Following surgery, a significant decrease in PEF/PIF was detected. The study showed that BWBP could be used to characterise the respiratory strategy in brachycephalic dogs before and after surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of bronchoalveolar lavage cytospins and smears in dogs and cats.
Dehard, Sandrine ULg; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg et al

in Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (2008), 44(6), 285-94

Differences in the cytological interpretation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) after cytospin preparation (CP) or manual smearing of pelleted cells preparation (MSP) were investigated in client ... [more ▼]

Differences in the cytological interpretation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) after cytospin preparation (CP) or manual smearing of pelleted cells preparation (MSP) were investigated in client-owned dogs and cats with inflammatory or infectious lower respiratory disease. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from healthy cats was also examined. With MSP, cell lysis was more frequently observed, and cellular distribution was more heterogeneous throughout the slide. When samples from healthy and diseased animals were considered together, a significantly greater percentage of neutrophils was seen on CP than on MSP slides (P<0.002). Cytospin preparations were considered of better quality in all individual comparisons. Cytospin preparation is advised in the evaluation of BALF with low total cell count. When only MSPs are evaluated, clinicians should be aware that differential neutrophil counts may underestimate the counts found on CP slides. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of obesity on doxapram hydrochlorid-induced effects on whole body barometric plethysmography measurements in healthy Beagle dogs
Bolognin, M.; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Herpigny, F. et al

in 24th Symposium of the Veterinary Comarative Respiratory Society - Jena, Allemagne 8-10 octobre 2006 (2006, October 08)

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See detailInvestigation of airway reactivity by barometric whole body plethysmography in cats with spontaneous bronchial disease
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Merveille, Anne-Christine ULg; Bolognin, M. et al

in 24th Symposium of the Veterinary Comarative Respiratory Society - Jena, Allemagne 8-10 octobre 2006 (2006, October)

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See detailInvestigation of the effect of salbutamol and prenisolone on lung function test in healthy dogs with experimentally induced airway inflammation
Bolognin, M.; Talavera, J.; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg et al

in 16th ECVIM Meeting - Amsterdam - Nederlands - Septembre 2006 (2006, September)

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See detailAbsence of bronchoprotective effects to a histamine challenge test of intravenous theophylline and salbutamol in healthy dogs
Talavera, J.; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Kirschvink, N. et al

in 16th ECVIM Meeting - Amsterdam - Nederlands - Septembre 2006 (2006, September)

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See detailEffect of obesity in dogs on airway reactivity measured by barometric whole body plethysmography
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Bolognin, M.; Dehard, S. et al

in 16th ECVIM Meeting - Amsterdam - Nederlands - Septembre 2006 (2006, 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 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 detailRadiographic signs induced by bronchoalveolar lavage in cats
Bernaerts, Frederique ULg; Kirschvink, N.; Leemans, J. et al

in 14th ESVIM Meeting - Barcelona - Espagne - Septembre 2004 (2004)

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