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Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy in dogs: a retrospective study
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PMID:  17310624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical aspects of 26 dogs suspected of fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FEM) were documented and compared to results from 2 studies published in the literature. The short-term recovery capacity of 15 of these patients was also evaluated during a 30 day period by giving a neurological score. We have observed, compared to other studies, a larger proportion of cervical localization (15.4%) as well as a larger variety of race sizes for FEM. We have established that, after 30 days, 67% of patients had improved and that 88% of non-ambulatory patients had regained their ambulatory capacity. Also, patients showing signs of grey matter lesions (inferior motor neuron--IMN) as well as those having white matter lesions (superior motor neuron--SMN) had shown signs of neurological progress. Therefore, we have observed that the recovery capacity of an animal suffering from FEM does not seem to be impacted by its initial ambulatory state, nor by its lesions to IMN or SMN, although the low number of cases does not allow us to positively confirm this situation.
Antoine Duni?-M?rigot; Louis Huneault; Joane Parent
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue v?t?rinaire canadienne     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
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Created Date:  2007-02-21     Completed Date:  2007-03-13     Revised Date:  2010-03-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  fre     Pagination:  63-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Facult? de m?decine v?t?rinaire, Universit? de Montr?al, D?partement des sciences cliniques, 3200, rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu?bec J2S 7C6.
Vernacular Title:
L'embolie fibrocartilagineuse chez le chien : une etude r?trospective.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / epidemiology*,  pathology
Embolism / complications,  epidemiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Spinal Cord Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology,  pathology,  veterinary*

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