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k9cushings
05-12-2009, 02:09 AM
Testing: Laboratory Hints Suggesting Cushing's Syndrome
By Wendy C. Brooks DVM, DABVP

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=628

k9cushings
05-12-2009, 02:55 AM
Diagnosis of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Ian Ramsey BVSc PhD DSAM DipEVIM-CA MRCVS
SENIOR LECTURER IN SMALL ANIMAL MEDICINE
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, BEARSDEN, GLASGOW. G61 1QH

Published in: UK Vet - Vol 11 No 1 January 2006

http://web.archive.org/web/20060807023830/http://www.ukvet.co.uk/ukvet/articles/Med_diag.h.adrenocorticism.pdf

k9cushings
05-12-2009, 02:56 AM
From the proceedings of the Italian Association of Companion Animal Veterinarians at the Congresso Nazionale Multisala SCIVAC, 2005, Rimini, Italia

Diagnosis and Therapy of Hyperadrenocorticism in the Dog
Reto Neiger, Prof. Dr.med.vet., PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM -CA
Small Animal Clinic, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany

http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/scivac/2005/neiger3_en.pdf


(presentation begins on page 2 of the above pdf file)

k9cushings
05-12-2009, 03:01 AM
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Endocrine Diagnostic Service
Diagnosis of Canine Cushing's "flow chart"

http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/uploads/c1/30/c130a7eb49f32d476981066b979dc729/Flow-diagram-Diagnosis-of-canine-Cushings.pdf

k9cushings
05-12-2009, 03:23 AM
Canine Cushing’s Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
Rhett Nichols, DVM, ACVIM

Part 1: Typical, Atypical, and Pseudo-Cushing’s Disease

Part 2: Medical Treatment of Cushing’s Disease

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k9cushings
05-12-2009, 03:46 AM
Diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism in Dogs
Mark E. Peterson, DVM

A presumptive diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs can be made from clinical signs, physical examination, routine laboratory tests, and diagnostic imaging findings, but the diagnosis must be confirmed by use of pituitary-adrenal function tests. Screening tests designed to diagnose hyperadrenocorticism include the corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone; ACTH) stimulation test, low-dose dexamethasone suppression test, and the urinary cortisol:creatinine ratio. None of these screening tests are perfect, and all are capable of giving false-negative and false-positive test results. Because of the limitation of these diagnostic tests, screening for hyperadrenocorticism must be reserved for dogs in which the disease is strongly suspected on the basis of historical and clinical findings. Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, the next step in the workup is to use one or more tests and procedures to distinguish pituitary-dependent from adrenal-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. Endocrine tests in this category include the high-dose dexamethasone suppression test and endogenous plasma ACTH measurements. Imaging techniques such as abdominal radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging can also be extremely helpful in determining the cause.

k9cushings
05-12-2009, 03:59 AM
Diagnostic Testing for Hyperadrenocorticism
Michael E. Herrtage, MA BVSc DVR DVD DSAM MRCVS DipECVIM DipECVDI
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2002
http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2002&PID=2552


Selecting the Most Appropriate Test for Hyperadrenocorticism
Carmel T. Mooney, MVB, MPhil, PhD, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS
University Veterinary Hospital, School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2007
http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2007&Category=&PID=18195&O=Generic


How to Interpret Tests for Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Carmel T. Mooney, MVB, Mphil, PhD, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS
University Veterinary Hospital, School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
Dublin, Ireland

World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2008
http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2008&Category=3873&PID=23850&O=Generic


ClinQuiz: Interpreting low-dose dexamethasone suppression test results
Test your knowledge of what these LDDS test results mean with this short quiz. The answers, with complete explanations, are provided.

By: David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2009

http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/vetmed/Medicine/ClinQuiz-Interpreting-low-dose-dexamethasone-suppr/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/580093

k9diabetes
06-26-2013, 12:25 AM
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