Cats

Clinical trials for cats

  • Description

    Urethral obstruction (UO) is a common reason for the emergency evaluation of male cats and may be life-threatening. Some clinicians advocate bladder flushing at the time of urinary catheter placement, while others do not. The purpose of this prospective randomized study is to evaluate the effect of bladder flushing on short-term outcome including duration of catheterization, length of hospitalization and recurrence of UO.

    Inclusion Criteria

    Cat presenting to the ER with evidence of UO on physical examination requiring placement of a urinary catheter.

    Exclusion Criteria

    None.

    Client Benefits

    There is no direct benefit to the client. We hope that this will give a better understanding of how to treat cats presenting to the ER with a UO.

    Contact Information

    Dr. Meghan Respess, DVM (ECC resident)
    Phone: (508) 839-5395

  • Description

    To investigate and identify occult coagulation disorders in cats with cholestatic liver disease before any procedures (FNA, biopsy, surgery, e-tube placement).

    Inclusion Criteria

    serum bilirubin >/= 3, ALT/ALP > 2x upper limit of reference range.

    Exclusion Criteria

    PCV < 28%, obvious neoplasia, heart disease, icterus due to sepsis or hemolysis, meds (NSAIDs, steroids, fatty acids).

    Client Benefits

    PT/PTT, plt count, pcv/ts, and TEG

    Contact Information

    Gideon.Daniel@tufts.edu