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Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery


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Contributor List viii Introduction xii Margaret L. Campbell Section 1 Communication Case Studies 1 Case 1.1 Comsmunicating about a Progressive Diagnosis and Prognosis 5 Julia A. Walch Case 1.2 Diagnosis/Prognosis Uncomplicated Death at Home 12 Constance Dahlin Case 1.3 Accommodating Religiosity and Spirituality in Medical Decision-Making 18 Jennifer Gentry Case 1.4 Discussing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation When it May Be Useful 26 Kelli Gershon Case 1.5 Discussing CPR When it is a Non-Beneficial Intervention 33 Judy Passaglia Case 1.6 Discussing Brain Death, Organ Donation, and Donation after Cardiac Death 41 Christine Westphal and Rebecca Williams Case 1.7 Discussing Physiological Futility 52 Judy C. Wheeler Case 1.8 Wounded Families: Decision-Making in the Setting of Stressed Coping and Maladaptive Behaviors in Health Crises 60 Kerstin McSteen Case 1.9 Notification of an Expected Death 68 Peg Nelson Case 1.10 Death Notification after Unexpected Death 73 Garrett K. Chan Section 2 Symptom Management Case Studies 83 Case 2.1 Pain: Cancer in the Home 87 Constance Dahlin Case 2.2 Treating an Acute, Severe, Cancer Pain Exacerbation 98 Patrick J. Coyne Case 2.3 Pain and Advanced Heart Failure 104 Margaret L. Campbell Case 2.4 Dyspnea and Advanced COPD 110 Margaret L. Campbell Case 2.5 Dyspnea and Heart Failure 117 Garrett K. Chan Case 2.6 Treating Dyspnea during Ventilator Withdrawal 128 Margaret L. Campbell Case 2.7 Cough Associated with COPD and Lung Cancer 138 Peg Nelson Case 2.8 Hiccups and Advanced Illness 145 Marian Grant Case 2.9 Treating Nausea Associated with Advanced Cancer 152 Judy C. Wheeler Case 2.10 Nausea Associated with Bowel Obstruction 161 Terri L. Maxwell Case 2.11 Nausea Related to Uremia, Dialysis Cessation 168 Linda M. Gorman Case 2.12 Opioid-Induced Pruritus 176 Richelle Nugent Hooper Case 2.13 Pruritus in End-Stage Renal Disease 183 Linda M. Gorman Case 2.14 Opioid-Induced Constipation 190 Grace Cullen Oligario Case 2.15 Depression in Advanced Disease 198 Todd Hultman Case 2.16 Treating Anxiety 205 Darrell Owens Case 2.17 Terminal Secretions 213 Terri L. Maxwell Case 2.18 Fungating Wounds and the Palliative Care Patient 220 Laura C. Harmon Case 2.19 Pressure Ulcer Care in Palliative Care 229 Laura C. Harmon Case 2.20 Treating Ascites 239 Darrell Owens Case 2.21 Delirium Management in Palliative Care 247 Kerstin McSteen Section 3 Family Care Case Studies 257 Case 3.1 Caring for the Family Expecting a Loss 259 Patricia A. Murphy and David M. Price Case 3.2 Anticipatory Grief and the Dysfunctional Family 266 Rita J. DiBiase Case 3.3 Acute and Uncomplicated Grief after an Expected Death 277 Rita J. DiBiase Case 3.4 Bereavement after Unexpected Death 289 Garrett K. Chan Case 3.5 Complicated Grief 300 Rita J. DiBiase Index 309

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Fred Anthony Mann, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVECCis Director of Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care Services,Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service Chief, and Small AnimalSurgery/Neurology Instructional Leader at University of Missouri,Columbia, Missouri, USA. Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, DVM, PhD, mult. Drhc isProfessor of Veterinary Anatomy and Medical Illustrator in theDepartment of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at University ofMissouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Hun-Young Yoon, DVM, MS, PhD is a Research Professor atthe College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science ResearchInstitute at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.


Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team will help experienced veterinary technicians set up various clinical laboratory diagnostic tests. It provides a good explanation of basic laboratory practices, the underlying concepts of many laboratory tests, and the physiology of common disease conditions. This book is well worth the price. (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)This book provides a good overall summary of basic clinical pathology in small animals. Although it is fairly short and concise, it contains all the necessary relevant information and includes a CD that takes readers thorough six complicated cases, step by step. This is a useful book that would be a handy reference to have in a practice. It is easy to read, concise, and informative. Although it is aimed at small animal veterinary teams, it includes limited information about large animal species, which is important for a good, general understanding. (Doodys, December 2010)Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team offers a fine recourse for technical team members involved in clinical diagnostic evaluation. Machinery calibration, normal anatomy, clinical diagnostics and more are revealed in chapters that provide key technical information for Obtaining and evaluating samples, surveying the disease process, the progress of identification and treatment, and including a DVD with interactive cases. Vet collections need this! (THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, November 2010)Rosenfeld, a veterinarian who is associated with an education corporation that specializes in seminar training for the hospital team, and Dial (veterinary science and microbiology, U. of Arizona) provide a resource for technical veterinary team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation in small animal lab work. (Book News, September 2010) ReviewUpdater-Profile-15@1326747466641

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