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Thilas, Anna (2007) Prognostisk betydelse av radiologiskt detekterad gasförekomst i tunntarmen hos katter utsatta för fysiskt trauma. Other thesis, SLU.

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The aim of this study was to see if an increased amount of gas could be seen in the small bowel of cats subjected to trauma and if measuring the amount of gas could be of any use in the clinical evaluation of the patient. When the peristaltic waves in the small bowel decreases due to neurological damage or chock the microorganisms of the gut grow in number and possibly produce more gas and toxins. When the cat is stressed it can swallow more air then usual, and the air that is in solution with the chyme in the lumen of the gut separates from the ingesta. When the bowel isn't moving it becomes easier for bacteria and toxins to penetrate the wall of the gut, and then get access to the bloodstream. In the study the amount of gas in the small bowel was measured on radiographs of the abdomen were at least one lateral was obtained. The amount of gas along the small intestine was measured in cm, a ruler was used. The diameter was measured in mm and was not allowed to exceed 12 mm. The study was based on the assumption that in the normal cat there can be gas in <25% of the small bowel (12,5cm). In the study an increased amount of gas were seen in 11 of 79 cats subjected to trauma, increase in diameter was only seen in one cat. Most of the cats did well after their trauma, among the 23 cats that died or were euthanized an increased amount of gas were seen in 6 cases. No relation could be found between an increased amount of gas and the need of care or a specific clinical or radiological diagnosis.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: katt, tunntarm, gas, radiologi, trauma
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Anna Thilas
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:46
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1416

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