Dog 2 underwent thoracotomy with left caudal lung lobectomy and partial removal of the left cranial lung lobe; diffuse pulmonary emphysema was diagnosed. This dog underwent a second surgery for right caudal lung lobectomy because of torsion. When pneumothorax recurred and additional surgery was not considered feasible, pleural access ports were placed in both dogs for repeated removal of air from the thoracic cavity. Ports were used clinically for 17 days in dog
1 and 14 days in dog 2. Dog 1 successfully underwent another surgery when pneumothorax recurred 18 days after port placement but was euthanized 17 months later when dyspnea and tachypnea recurred. Pneumothorax had not recurred further in dog 2 twenty-three months after port placement.
Clinical Relevance-Findings suggested that pleural P5091 access ports may have a role in the management of spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs. (J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012;241:467-471)”
“Co(90)Fe(10) films with an in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy have been grown on an obliquely sputtered thin Ru underlayer. The anisotropy field can be increased up to 200 Oe. The hysteresis curves show a very high squareness in the easy axis direction and almost no hysteresis in the hard axis direction,
suggesting that the induced uniaxial anisotropy is uniform throughout the films. The switching characteristics of the nanoelements fabricated from the films by e-beam lithography are also investigated. There is no degradation of the magnetic anisotropy after the annealing and lithographical process. (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3223538]“
“Mefloquine, a commonly used oral antimalarial is occasionally LY3039478 in vivo associated with severe, neuropsychiatric adverse effects, especially in adults. Such events are extremely rare
in children. The authors report on an 11-year-old, otherwise healthy girl from Eastern India, a malaria-endemic region, who developed mania and psychosis following intake of a therapeutic dose of mefloquine for Plasmodium falciparum malaria. She recovered satisfactorily with risperidone therapy. To our knowledge, there is only one documented instance MX69 manufacturer of mefloquine-induced psychosis in the pediatric literature to date. Those caring for children need to realize that severe neuropsychiatric manifestations may be seen in the pediatric age group. A positive history of intake of the offending drug with careful exclusion of other etiologies usually clinches the diagnosis.”
“Case Description-A 9-year-old spayed female mixed-breed dog was evaluated because of a progressively worsening, nonproductive cough and gagging of 1 year’s duration.
Clinical Findings-Physical examination results were unremarkable. A cranial mediastinal mass was identified at the heart base with 3-view thoracic radiography. A CT scan of the thorax revealed an invasive mass surrounding major vessels at the heart base that was not considered surgically resectable.