Practical Guide to Laboratory Test Interpretation and Differential Diagnosis. Haematology and Biochemistry
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Practical Guide to Laboratory Test Interpretation and Differential Diagnosis. Haematology and Biochemistry

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This is a technical-scientific manual describing the main algorithms used for differential diagnosis in the field of haematology and biochemistry in the small animal clinic. The objective of this book is to optimize the work of clinical veterinarians by providing them with the necessary tools to guide and facilitate the diagnosis of the main haematology- and biochemistry-related diseases of small animals and to establish aetiology based on specific clinical signs. The authors, experts in the field of small animal haematology and biochemistry, include additional resources (tables, images, etc.) that make this manual an essential reference for veterinarians working with cats and dogs.

Ignacio López Villalba

Ignacio López Villalba received his PhD in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from the Universidad de Córdoba, where he is Professor of Internal Medicine and Propaedeutics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2003 he has worked in clinical practice at the Hospital Clínico Veterinario of the Universidad de Córdoba, where he currently heads the Department of Small Animal Internal Medicine.

He is a member of the Veterinary Internal Medicine research group (PAIDI CTS-179) at the Universidad de Córdoba and the Calcium Metabolism and Vascular Calcification research group at the Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research, Córdoba (IMIBIC). He is a member of the Spanish Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SEMIV) and the European Society of Veterinary Oncology (ESVONC), and is a founding member of the Veterinary Oncology Group of AVEPA (GEVONC).

He has worked as a visiting veterinarian in several prestigious veterinary hospitals in the UK (University of Bristol and the Queen Mother Hospital of the Royal Veterinary College, London), Germany (Veterinary Hospital of the University of Hannover and Veterinary Hospital of the University of Berlin), USA (Veterinary Hospital of Ohio State University) and South America (Institute of Feline Medicine, Santiago de Chile).

He has authored over 60 scientific publications in international journals in the fields of veterinary science, endocrinology, metabolism, urology and nephrology, and has spoken at over 100 national and international congresses and events.

He has received numerous awards for his research in the fields of nephrology and mineral metabolism, including awards presented by the Spanish Nephrology Society in 2009 and 2013.

He works exclusively in small animal practice with a special focus on oncology,

Ignacio Mesa Sánchez

Ignacio Mesa Sánchez was awarded his bachelor ́s degree and Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Improvement by the Universidad de Córdoba in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

He worked as a clinician at the Hospital Cínico Veterinario of the Universidad de Córdoba (2009) and the Hospital Veterinario San Marco (Padova, Italy) (2010). During the years 2011-2014 he held the residency in Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA) at the Hospital Clínic Veterinari of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Later, he joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital Ars Veterinaria. Currently, he is working on Internal Medicine at the Hospital Valencia Sur and he is the Clinical Director of Animal Blood Bank.

He is a member of the teaching staff in the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery at UAB and an honorary staff member of the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Universidad de Córdoba.

He has published in many national and international journals, and works exclusively in small animal practice with a special emphasis on internal medicine.

1. Haematology Blood sample collection: additives Blood smear evaluation Rating scales of bloods mears Platelet concentration Erythrocyte abnormalities Leukocyte abnormalities Systematic evaluation of bloods mears Alterations in blood smear Blood smear evaluation: template Interpretation of CBC Anaemia Types of anaemia Based on degree of regeneration Regenerative anaemia Semi-regenerativeanaemia Non-regenerativeanaemia Based on aetiology Haemolytic anaemia Anaemia in chronic kidney disease Infectious anaemias Iron-deficiency anaemia Anaemia of chronic disease Diagnostic process to differentiate iron-deficiency anaemia and anaemia of chronic disease Erythrocytosis Alterations in the leukogram Leukogram patterns Neutropaenia Neutrophilia Lymphocytosis Lymphopaenia Monocytosis Eosinophilia Leukocyte alterations Classification of leukaemias Lymphoma Multiplemyeloma Systemic lupus erythematosus (in dogs) Most common immunodeficiencies Hypersensitivity reactions Alterations of the lymphoid organs and spleen Lymphadenopathy Fever of unknown origin Splenomegaly 2. Haemostasis Diagnostic techniques Diagnostic approach Rapid assessment tests Definitive tests Diagnostic investigation in patients with haemorrhage Alterations in haemostasis Petechiae and ecchymosis Thrombocytopaenia Hereditary coagulopathies Acquired coagulopathies Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) 3. Transfusionmedicine: transfusion of blood and blood derivatives Donor selection Blood groups Dogs Cats Compatibility testing Blood derivatives Transfusion technique Transfusion reactions 4. Electrolytedisturbances Potassium Hyperkalaemia Hypokalaemia Sodium Hypernatraemia Fluid type and Na concentration Hyponatraemia Chlorine Hyperchloraemia Hypochloraemia Calcium Hypercalcaemia Hypocalcaemia Phosphorous Hyperphosphataemia Hypophosphataemia Magnesium Hypomagnesaemia 5. Acid-base disturbances Acidaemia: aetiology and treatment Alkalaemia: aetiology and treatment Normal blood gases and acid-base parameters Compensatory responses expected to primaryacid-base disturbances 6. Alterations in serum biochemistry Kidney disease Polyuria and polydipsia syndrome Acute azotaemia (ARD) Chronic azotaemia (CKD) Proteinuria Haematuria Interpretation of urine test strips Interpretation of urinary sediment Liverdisease Jaundice Increased transaminases Increased alkaline phosphatase Increased bile acids Increased ammonium Summary: clinical and laboratory interpretation in liver disease Summary: extrahepatic conditions that increase liver enzymes Gastrointestinal disease Pancreatic disease Alterations in glucose metabolism Hyperglycaemia Hypoglycaemia Alterations in lipid metabolism Hyperlipidaemia Alterations in blood proteins Hypoalbuminaemia Hyperglobulinaemia Proteinogram Creatine kinase 7. Bodyeffusions Analysis of body effusions Joint disease 8. References 
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Ignacio López Villalba, Ignacio Mesa Sánchez
  • Año de edición 2019
  • Nº Páginas 168
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 15 X 21

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