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cover image - Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV,1st Edition
ISBN: 9781437726893
Publication Date: 12-20-2013
Page Count: 1456
Imprint: Saunders
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Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV, 1st Edition

by John D. Bonagura, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM and David C. Twedt, DVM, DipACVIM


cover image - Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV,1st Edition
ISBN: 9781437726893
Publication Date: 12-20-2013
Page Count: 1456
Imprint: Saunders
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Written by today?s leading experts, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Volume XV keeps you completely current with the latest in disease management for dogs and cats. It uses a clear and practical approach to medical disorders; the typical chapter includes both a brief guide to diagnosis and a detailed discussion of therapy. You?ll gain quick access to information such as critical care; infectious, toxicologic, and dermatologic disorders; and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, neurologic,and ophthalmologic systems. From editors John Bonagura and David Twedt plus hundreds of expert contributors, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy enhances your skills in evidence-based treatment planning.

"For the practitioner who wants to keep abreast of current therapies for a wide range of topics, … CVT is the perfect reference ." Reviewed by: Ryan Ong, WAVES Veterinary Hospital on behalf of Australian Veterinary Hospital, March 2015

    • Authoritative, easy-to-read coverage includes a brief approach to diagnosis with detailed discussions of the latest therapies.
    • An organ-system organization and a convenient index make it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.
    • Treatment algorithms help you manage patients with difficult medical problems.
    • A handy Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information.
    • 365 illustrations depict the pathophysiologic basis for therapy or show the management of a defined condition.
    • A companion website includes valuable information still relevant from CVT XIV, an index, and drug formulary, all fully searchable; a collection of 300 images; references that link to PubMed; and clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, conversion tables, and more.
    • Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information.
    • Expert contributors and editors provide scientific, up-to-date coverage of clinically useful topics, including broad, traditional, and controversial subjects.
    • References indicate related material from earlier volumes of Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy.
    • NEW chapters cover the most important, emerging information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges in today’s veterinary practice.
    • A new section on feline and canine nutrition covers important issues in nutritional health.
    • 50 new chapter authors join hundreds of expert international contributors, all of whom are leading authorities in their fields.
    • NEW! Availability as Pageburst ebook allows you digital access to this volume along with your library of other Elsevier references.
  • Section I: Critical Care

    1. Crystalloid Fluid Therapy

    2. Colloid Fluid Therapy

    3. Catecholamines in the Critical Care Patient

    4. Shock

    5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    6. Drug Incompatibilities and Drug-Drug Interactions in the ICU Patient

    7. Nutrition in Critical Care

    8. Stabilization of the Patient with Respiratory Distress

    9. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    10. Oxygen Therapy

    11. Ventilator Therapy for the Critical Patient

    12. Analgesia of the Critical Patient

    13. Anesthesia for the Critical Care Patient

    14. Hyperthermia and Heat-Induced Illness

    15. Thromboelastography

    16. Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency

    17. Evaluation of Canine Orthopedic Trauma

    18. Emergency Management of Open Fractures

    19. Emergency Wound Management and Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure

    Web Chapter 1. Acid-Base Disorders

    Web Chapter 2. Drainage Techniques for the Septic Abdomen

    Web Chapter 3. Gastric Dilation-Volvulus

    Web Chapter 4. Pacing in the ICU Setting

    Section II: Toxicologic Diseases

    20. ASPCA Animal Poison Center Toxin Exposures for Pets

    21. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals

    22. Urban Legends of Toxicology: Fact and Fiction

    23. Drugs Used to Treat Toxicoses

    24. Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Therapy

    25. Human Drugs of Abuse and CNS Stimulants

    26. Antidepressants and anxiolytics

    27. Over-the-Counter Drug Toxicosis

    28. Top 10 Toxic and Non-Toxic Household Plants

    29. Herbal Hazards

    30. Lawn and Garden Product Safety

    31. Rodenticide Toxicoses

    32. Insecticide Toxicoses

    33. Pesticides: New Vertebrate Toxic Agents for Pest Species

    34. Parasiticide Toxicoses: Avermectins

    35. Human Foods with Pet Toxicoses: Alcohol to Xylitol

    36. Automotive Toxins

    37. Lead Toxicoses in Small Animals

    38. Aflatoxicosis in Dogs

    Web Chapter 5. Nephrotoxicants

    Web Chapter 6. Reporting Adverse Events to the Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine

    Web Chapter 7. Respiratory Toxicants of Interest to Pet Owners

    Web Chapter 8. Small Animal Poisoning: Additional Considerations Related to Legal Claims

    Web Chapter 9. Sources of Help for Toxicoses

    Web Chapter 10. Treatment of Animal Toxicoses: Regulatory Points to Consider

    Section III: Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

    39. Bilaterally Symmetrical Alopecia in Dogs

    40. Imaging in Diagnosis of Endocrine Disorders

    41. CIRCI: Evidence For and Against

    42. Canine Hypothyroidism

    43. Feline Hyperthyroidism and Renal Function

    44. Canine Diabetes Mellitus

    45. Diabetic Monitoring

    46. Diet and Diabetes

    47. Insulin Resistance

    48. Feline Diabetes Mellitus

    49. Feline Hypersomatotropism and Acromegaly

    50. Occult Hyperadrenocorticism: Is It Real?

    51. Canine Hyperadrenocorticism Therapy

    52. Ectopic Acth Syndrome and Food-Dependent Hypercortisolism In Dogs

    53. Canine Hypoadrenocorticism

    54. Feline Hyperaldosteronism

    55. Idiopathic Feline Hypercalcemia

    56. Approach to Hypomagnesemia and Hypokalemia

    57. Obesity

    58. Approach to Hyperlipidemia

    Web Chapter 11. Canine Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Web Chapter 12. Clinical Use of the Vasopressin Analogue Desmopressin for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes Insipidus

    Web Chapter 13. Complicated Diabetes Mellitus

    Web Chapter 14. Complications and Concurrent Conditions Associated with Hypothyroidism in Dogs

    Web Chapter 15. Diagnosis and Management of Large Pituitary Tumors in Dogs with Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism

    Web Chapter 16. Differential Diagnosis of Hyperkalemia and Hyponatremia in Dogs and Cats

    Web Chapter 17. Hyperadrenocorticism in Ferrets

    Web Chapter 18. Interpretation of Endocrine Diagnostic Tests

    Web Chapter 19. Medical Treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Web Chapter 20. Nutritional Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Web Chapter 21. Radioiodine for Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Web Chapter 22. Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism

    Web Chapter 23. Treatment of Insulinoma in the Dog, Cat and Ferret

    Web Chapter 24. Treatment of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in Cats Using Oral Hypoglycemic Agents

    Section IV: Oncology and Hematology

    59. Immunosuppressive Agents

    60. Management of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs

    61. Thrombocytopenia

    62. von Willebrand's Disease and Other Hereditary Coagulopathies

    63. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Diagnosis and Management

    64. Hypercoagulable States

    65. Lymphocytosis

    66. Quality Control for the In-Clinic Laboratory

    67. Transfusion Medicine: Best Practices

    68. Bone Marrow Dyscrasias

    69. Anticancer Drugs: New Drugs

    70. Tumor Biopsy and Specimen Submission

    71. Chemotherapy Handling and Safety

    72. Treatment of Adverse Effects from Cancer Therapy

    73. Cancer Immunotherapy

    74. Advances in Radiation Therapy for Nasal Tumors

    75. Malignant Effusions

    76. Interventional Oncology

    77. Nutritional Support of the Cancer Patient

    78. Metronomic Chemotherapy

    79. Drug Update: Toceranib

    80. Drug Update: Masitinib

    81. Oral Tumors

    82. Perineal Tumors

    83. Urinary Bladder Cancer

    84. Mammary Cancer

    85. Rescue Therapy for Canine Lymphoma

    86. Plasma Cell Neoplasms

    87. Osteosarcoma

    88. Hemangiosarcoma

    89. Thyroid Tumors

    Web Chapter 25. Anticancer Drugs: New Drugs

    Web Chapter 26. Blood Typing and Crossmatching

    Web Chapter 27. Canine Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

    Web Chapter 28. Collection of Specimens for Cytology

    Web Chapter 29. Nasal Tumors

    Web Chapter 30. Nonregenerative Anemias

    Web Chapter 31. Pulmonary Neoplasia

    Web Chapter 32. Surgical Oncology Principles

    Section V: Dermatologic Diseases

    90. Diagnostic Criteria for Canine Atopic Dermatitis

  • John D. Bonagura, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and David C. Twedt, DVM, DipACVIM, Professor, Small Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, USA
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