Kathy Mordini

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How Successful is Esophageal Surgery?

A study* investigated the outcome and complications of 63 dogs and 9 cats who underwent surgery for an esophageal lesion at seven US and Canadian veterinary schools. In dogs, the most common clinical signs observed [...]

2018-07-04T18:59:00+00:00 January 29th, 2017|news|Comments Off on How Successful is Esophageal Surgery?

From Acute Kidney Failure to Champion: Chicago Dog Returns to Nationals after Receiving Dialysis

A Chicago dog that competes in the Elite Division of the National Association of Canine Scent Work is back on the field thanks to life-saving hemodialysis treatments at Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) in Buffalo Grove. [...]

2018-07-04T18:58:12+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Blog, news|Comments Off on From Acute Kidney Failure to Champion: Chicago Dog Returns to Nationals after Receiving Dialysis

How to Approach the Cancer Patient

Although each cancer patient is medically unique, a multi-step protocol* can be followed to ensure a patient-specific approach: diagnosis, staging, therapeutic intervention, patient and personnel safety in handling chemotherapy agents, referral to an oncology specialty [...]

2018-07-04T18:59:00+00:00 November 26th, 2016|news|Comments Off on How to Approach the Cancer Patient

Controversies in the Use of Hetastarch

Recent evidence that one of the most prolific authors about using colloids in humans had falsified information led to a reevaluation of their safety, in people and pets. The administration of IV crystalloids and synthetic [...]

2018-07-04T18:59:00+00:00 November 26th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Controversies in the Use of Hetastarch

Can Intraperitoneal Bupivacaine Help Your Spay (and Laparotomy) Patients?

The authors* (from St. George’s University, Grenada) investigated the analgesic effect of intraperitoneal bupivacaine administered with or without incisional bupivacaine for the relief of postop pain in 36 dogs after ovariohysterectomy. There was no difference [...]

2018-07-04T18:59:00+00:00 November 26th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Can Intraperitoneal Bupivacaine Help Your Spay (and Laparotomy) Patients?

Veterinary Specialty Center Exiting Medical District

As of December 9, 2016, we will no longer be providing specialty and emergency services at our University of Illinois location in Chicago. Although we have built a diverse and successful satellite practice, we find [...]

2018-07-04T18:58:12+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Blog, news|Comments Off on Veterinary Specialty Center Exiting Medical District

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