Emesis is a common presenting sign in small animal practice. It requires a rational approach to management that is based upon a sound understanding of athophysiology combined with logical decision making. This review, which assesses the weight of available evidence, outlines the physiology of the vomiting refl ex, causes of emesis, the consequences of emesis and the approach to clinical management of the vomiting dog. The applicability of diagnostic testing modalities and the merit of traditional approaches to management, such as dietary changes, are discussed. The role and usefulness of both traditional and novel anti-emetic drugs is examined, including in specific circumstances such as following cytotoxic drug treatment. The review also examines areas in which common clinical practice is not necessarily supported by objective evidence and, as such, highlights questions worthy of further clinical research.
Emesis in dogs : a review / C. Elwood, P. Devauchelle, J. Elliott, V. Freiche, A. J. German, M. Gualtieri, E. Hall, E. den Hertog, R. Neiger, D. Peeters, X. Roura, K. Savary-Bataille. - In: JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE. - ISSN 0022-4510. - 51:1(2010 Jan), pp. 4-22.
|Titolo:||Emesis in dogs : a review|
|Parole Chiave:||Vomit ; canine ; dog|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00820.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|