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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2008-05-11 20:41:21 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Remninder to look at the abstracts I sent

Notice this:
One cryosurgery approach for adrenal disease
REDUCES survivability comnpared to other
approaches in a study of 130 ferrets who had
adrenal surgeries.

Notice, too, that surgeries, including debulking,
tended to have excellent outcomes, but for that
one exception.

> J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 May 1;232(9):1338-43.
> Long-term outcome of domestic ferrets treated surgically for
> hyperadrenocorticism: 130 cases (1995-2004).
> Swiderski JK, Seim HB 3rd, MacPhail CM,Campbell TW, Johnston MS,
> Monnet E.
> Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and
> Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
> 80523, USA.
> OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term survival rate and factors
> that
> affect survival time of domestic ferrets treated surgically for
> hyperadrenocorticism. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.
> ANIMALS: 130 ferrets with hyperadrenocorticism that were treated
> surgically. PROCEDURES: Medical records of ferrets surgically
> treated
> for hyperadrenocorticism were reviewed. Data recorded included
> signalment, duration of clinical signs prior to hospital admission,
> CBC values, serum biochemical analysis results, anesthetic time,
> surgical time, concurrent diseases, adrenal gland affected (right,
> left, or both [bilateral]), histopathologic diagnosis, surgical
> procedure, caudal vena caval involvement (yes or no), postoperative
> melena (yes or no), days in hospital after surgery, and whether
> clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism developed after surgery.
> RESULTS: 130 ferrets were entered in the study (11 of 130 ferrets
> were
> admitted and underwent surgery twice). The 1- and 2-year survival
> rates were 98% and 88%, respectively. A 50% survival rate was never
> reached. Combined partial adrenal gland resection with cryosurgery
> had
> a significantly negative effect on survival time. No other risk
> factors were identified. Survival time was not significantly
> affected
> by either histopathologic diagnosis or specific affected adrenal
> gland
> (right, left, or bilateral). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE:
> Ferrets with adrenal gland masses that were treated surgically had
> a
> good prognosis. Survival time of ferrets with hyperadrenocorticism
> undergoing surgery was not affected by the histologic
> characteristic
> of the tumor, the adrenal glands affected (right, left, or
> bilateral),
> or complete versus partial adrenal gland resection. Debulking was a
> sufficient surgical technique to allow a favorable long-term
> outcome
> when complete excision was not possible.
> PMID: 18447778 [PubMed - in process]

Sorry, have to get off now for my eye. It takes me about 2 weeks
after laser surgery to get back up to speed. and in these frist days
even with amber over-lenses I don't deal w light well even w the
monitor turned down I can only be on a very few times and things are
still blurry for me so mail is getting missed and for the most part
trashed for a while and I'd much rather that any mail for the next
month not include extraneous stuff, please, but know that if it is
sent it will probably never be seen...

Sukie (not a vet) Reminding all to have their eye pressures and visual
fields tested regularly

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