Reference : Scintigraphical Evaluation of Alveolar Clearance in Horses
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Life sciences : Anatomy (cytology, histology, embryology...) & physiology
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
Scintigraphical Evaluation of Alveolar Clearance in Horses
Votion, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Vandenput, Sandrina mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > CARE "Le Réseau des bibliothèques de l'ULg" > Bibliothèque des Sciences de la vie >]
Duvivier, D. H. [Université de Liège - ULg > > > > > >]
Lambert, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Institut des sciences humaines et sociales > Méthodes quantitatives en sciences sociales]
Art, Tatiana mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Phys. neuro-muscul., de l'effort - Méd. sport. des animaux >]
Lekeux, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie >]
Veterinary Journal
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[en] Scintigraphy ; Alveolar clearance ; Heaves (COPD)
[fr] Scintigraphie ; Clairance alvéolaire ; Pousse
[en] This study proposed a standardized method for measuring alveolar epithelium membrane permeability in the horse. The normal rate of clearance (%.min-1) from lung into blood of nebulized 99mTc-DTPA has been established for healthy horses (Group A) compared with values obtained with horses suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; Group B). The 99mTc-DTPA clearance was measured in the caudoventral (R1) and in the half caudal (R2) parts of the left lung during different time intervals. The two regions aimed to define the influence of the airways on measured clearance (R2 contained proportionally more conducting airways than R1). It was concluded that a comparison of groups of subjects may be performed in R2 and on data collected during a 20 min period. The normal clearance rate in R2 was 1.80 +/- 0.46%.min-1 (T1/2R2 = 40.99 +/- 12.45 min) in Group A. In Group B, a significantly faster 99mTc-DTPA transfer rate was found (4.17 +/- 0.83%.min-1 or T1/2R2 = 17.17 +/- 3.38min). Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) suggested that the increased permeability measured in Group B could be the result of lung inflammatory responses. Our results have demonstrated the ability of the 99mTc-DTPA clearance test to detect alveolar epithelial damage in horses. Furthermore, we were able to show that a regional analysis of the alveolar-capillary barrier integrity may be performed satisfactorily in the equine patient.
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