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See detailPre-Surgical Hand Antisepsis: Concepts and Current Habits of Veterinary Surgeons
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Grulke, Sigrid ULg; Kampf, Günther

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2011), 40(5), 515-521

Objective: To assess current habits for surgical hand preparation amongst veterinary surgical specialists and to compare data with current guidelines for hand asepsis techniques. Study design: Survey of ... [more ▼]

Objective: To assess current habits for surgical hand preparation amongst veterinary surgical specialists and to compare data with current guidelines for hand asepsis techniques. Study design: Survey of veterinary surgical specialists Sample Population: Diplomates of the American (ACVS) and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). Methods: An internet based survey of hand preparation methods before surgical procedures was conducted of 1300 listed ACVS and ECVS Diplomates. Results: A 42.6% response rate was obtained. Approximately 80% of respondents use disinfecting soaps as a primary method for hand antisepsis. Of those, 81% use chlorhexidine based scrubs and 7% use a neutral soap followed by a hydroalcoholic solution. Conclusions: Contrary to current recommendations of the World Health Organization and scientific evidence supporting use of hydro-alcoholic rubs for presurgical hand preparation, veterinary surgical specialists still use surgical scrub solutions containing disinfecting soaps. [less ▲]

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See detailTransobturator Vaginal Tape Inside Out for Treatment of Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence in Female Dogs: Cadaveric Study and Preliminary Study in Continent Female Dogs
Claeys, Stéphanie ULg; Ruel, Hélène; De Leval, Jean ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2010), 39(8), 957-968

ABSTRACT Objectives – 1) To describe a surgical technique adapted from the “transobturator vaginal tape inside-out” (TVT-O) used in women and to define the trajectory of the tape on cadavers, and 2) To ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT Objectives – 1) To describe a surgical technique adapted from the “transobturator vaginal tape inside-out” (TVT-O) used in women and to define the trajectory of the tape on cadavers, and 2) To determine the urodynamic and morphological effects of the TVT-O in continent bitches. Study Design – Cadaveric and experimental in vivo study. Animals – Fresh female canine cadavers (n = 12) and spayed female Beagle dogs (n = 2). Methods – 1) TVT-O was inserted in 12 cadavers. Dissection was performed and distances between the tape and neighboring structures were recorded. 2) TVT-O was inserted in 2 continent female Beagle dogs. Urethral pressure profilometry (UPP) and vaginourethrograms were performed preoperatively, immediately after surgery and 2, 4, and 6 months postoperatively. Histopathology was performed 6 months after surgery. Results – 1) TVT-O tape was consistently located in a perineal space before entering the obturator foramina and was located at a safe distance from major neurovascular structures including the femoral vessels and the obturator nerve. 2) UPP showed an increased integrated pressure postoperatively up to 4 postoperative months. Vaginourethrograms performed postoperatively showed a ventral displacement and narrowing of the distal urethra. Histopathological examination of the tissues surrounding the tape revealed a mild fibroblastic proliferation with a mild to minimal lympho-plasmocytic inflammatory infiltration. Conclusions - TVT-O is a feasible and accurate procedure which can be performed in continent bitches with a low risk of complications. [less ▲]

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See detailTransobturator Vaginal Tape Inside Out for Treatment of Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence: Preliminary Results in 7 Female Dogs
Claeys, Stéphanie ULg; de Leval, Jean ULg; Hamaide, Annick ULg

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2010), 39(8), 969-979

Objectives: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of the transobturator vaginal tape inside-out (TVT-O) in incontinent female dogs affected with urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) and to ... [more ▼]

Objectives: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of the transobturator vaginal tape inside-out (TVT-O) in incontinent female dogs affected with urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) and to determine its urodynamic and morphologic effects. Study Design: Case series. Animals: Incontinent spayed female dogs (n=7). Methods: TVT-O tape was inserted in 7 incontinent female dogs diagnosed with USMI. Urethral pressure profilometry (UPP) and vaginourethrograms were performed preoperatively, and 1 and 3 months postoperatively. Clinical efficacy of the technique was evaluated and complications reported. Follow-up information was evaluated by a telephone questionnaire. Results: All dogs were continent immediately after the procedure. Incontinence recurred 2 months after surgery in 1 dog and was treated by phenylpropanolamine administration. At mean follow-up time of 11.3 months, 6 of 7 dogs were continent. An iatrogenic urethral tear occurred intraoperatively in 1 dog. No postoperative complications were encountered. The postoperative UPPs showed significantly increased maximal urethral closure pressure and integrated pressure. Postoperative vaginourethrograms were unremarkable. The surgical procedure did not modify the location of the urinary bladder neck in dogs with a ‘‘pelvic urinary bladder’’ preoperatively. Conclusions: TVT-O was efficient in maintaining short term continence in 6 of 7 dogs affected with USMI. Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) is the most common cause of acquired urinary incontinence in female dogs.1 It mainly affects mostly middle-aged, large breed, spayed female dogs.2,3 Clinical signs such as urine leakage during sleep or periods of excitement may develop a few weeks to several years after spaying, most commonly after 2–3 years.2,4,5 The cause is multifactorial with numerous factors identified or suspected to contribute to incontinence, including urethral tone and length, position of the urinary bladder neck, breed, size, neutering, obesity, age, and tail docking.2,3,6–16 The initial treatment of USMI is usually medical. Alpha-adrenergic drugs (eg, phenylpropanolamine [PPA]) are commonly used17–19 and the reported success rate ranges from 85–97% continence.19–22 Short-acting estrogens (estriol) [less ▲]

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See detailTransobturator Vaginal Tape Inside Out (TVT-O) For The Treatment of Female Canine Urinary Incontinence : Preliminary Results
Claeys, Stéphanie ULg; De Leval, Jean ULg; Ruel, Hélène et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2009, June), 38(4), 2

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See detailMandibular osteodistraction for correction of deep bite class II malocclusion in a horse
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Van Galen, Gaby ULg; Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2008), 37(6), 571-579

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See detailA technique for resection of invasive tumors involving the trigone area of the bladder in dogs: preliminary results in two dogs.
Saulnier-Troff, Francois-Guillaume; Busoni, Valeria ULg; Hamaide, Annick ULg

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2008), 37(5), 427-37

OBJECTIVE: To describe a surgical technique for resection of the entire bladder neck, including the trigone and proximal urethra in dogs with invasive tumors causing life-threatening urinary tract ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To describe a surgical technique for resection of the entire bladder neck, including the trigone and proximal urethra in dogs with invasive tumors causing life-threatening urinary tract obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case reports. ANIMALS: Dogs (n=2) with bladder tumors. METHODS: Circumferential excision of the bladder neck and proximal urethra with preservation of the neurovascular pedicles was performed to remove a rhabdomyosarcoma (dog 1) and a transitional cell carcinoma (dog 2) involving the trigone and bladder neck that were causing urinary tract obstruction. Reconstruction of the bladder and proximal urethra included bilateral ureteroneocystostomy. Adjuvant chemotherapy was administered postoperatively to both dogs. RESULTS: Postoperatively, dogs 1 and 2 were continent after 7 and 17 days, respectively, and regained normal urinary function after resolution of a transient pollakiuria. Dog 1 had no evidence of local or regional recurrence; however, a large solitary pulmonary metastatic lesion was diagnosed 8 months later. The dog was euthanatized despite a lack of clinical signs. Dog 2 had at least 1 metastatic lesion in the abdominal wall 6 months later and was euthanatized at 580 days because of renal failure. CONCLUSION: En-bloc removal of the bladder neck and proximal urethra with preservation of the dorsal vascular and nervous pedicles, although a technically challenging procedure, can be performed without associated urinary incontinence or bladder wall necrosis. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: In dogs with invasive bladder tumors causing life-threatening urinary tract obstruction, resection of the bladder neck and proximal urethra should be considered as a promising surgical alternative to urinary diversion. [less ▲]

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See detailIncidence of incisional complications after colic surgery.
Grulke, Sigrid ULg; Caudron, Isabelle; Verwilghen, Denis ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2007, July)

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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 detailUse of autogenous fascia lata graft for perineal herniorrhaphy in dogs
Bongartz, Alexandre; Carofiglio, Francesca; Balligand, Marc ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2005), 34(4, JUL-AUG), 405-413

Objective-To evaluate the effectiveness of a herniorrhaphy technique, using an autogenous fascia lata graft (FLG) for perineal hernia (PH) repair in dogs. Study Design-Prospective clinical study. Animals ... [more ▼]

Objective-To evaluate the effectiveness of a herniorrhaphy technique, using an autogenous fascia lata graft (FLG) for perineal hernia (PH) repair in dogs. Study Design-Prospective clinical study. Animals-Twelve dogs with PH. Method-PHs were repaired with FLG harvested from the dog's ipsilateral thigh and sutured directly into the perineal defect. Correction of associated conditions, and castration were performed. Surgical time, pain, inflammation, pattern of defecation, lameness, hospitalization time, postoperative complications, and owner satisfaction were recorded. Histopathologic examination was performed in 1 dog euthanatized 10 months after repair. Results-Hernia did not recur (mean follow-up, 5.8 months). Lameness was the most frequent minor complication, and was resolved within a few days. Transient rectal prolapse occurred in 2 dogs with bilateral PH. The mean (+/- SD) hospitalization was 1.8 +/- 0.9 days, and the surgical time was 76.5 +/- 9.8 minutes. Histopathologic examination in 1 dog revealed perfect integration of FLG into adjacent tissues without substantial tissue reaction. Conclusions-FLG reconstruction of PH is a simple, effective method of treatment. Clinical Relevance-FLG can be used without major complications for primary repair of PH, as an augmentation procedure when the internal obturator muscle is thin or friable, or when herniation has recurred after another repair technique. (c) Copyright 2005 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons. [less ▲]

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See detailEquine Third Metacarpal Bone Assessment by Quantitative Ultrasound and Dual-Energy-X-Ray absorptiometry.
Carstanjen, Bianca; Duboeuf, F.; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2001), 30

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See detailGravity Score and Shock Score as an Aid to dertemine the prognosis in Equine Surgical Colic Cases
Grulke, Sigrid ULg; Olle, Enrice; Detilleux, Johann ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (1999, July)

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See detailEvaluation of the cranial rectus abdominus muscle pedicle flap as a blood supply for the caudal superficial epigastric skin flaps in dogs.
Degner, Daniel; Walshaw, Richard; Arnoczky, Steven et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (1996), 25

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