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Clinical evaluation of 51 dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome

Steven De Decker UGent, Sofie Bhatti UGent, Luc Duchateau UGent, Valentine Martlé UGent, Iris Van Soens UGent, Sofie Van Meervenne, Jimmy Saunders UGent and Luc Van Ham UGent (2009) JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE. 50(3). p.136-142
abstract
To evaluate the clinical evolution and potential risk factors of 51 dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome. Medical records of dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome were reviewed, and owners were contacted regarding clinical evolution and survival of their animals. Relationships between age, treatment before diagnosis, type of neurological signs, results of medical imaging and outcome were determined. Fifty-one dogs underwent conservative treatment for disc-associated wobbler syndrome. A successful outcome was achieved in 45 per cent (23 of 51) of the patients. Median follow-up period was 18.5 months, and median survival time was 47 months. In 85 per cent of the dogs in which euthanasia was performed because of disc-associated wobbler syndrome, this was carried out in the first year after diagnosis. Outcome score was influenced by type of neurological signs and additional radiographic and/or myelographic abnormalities. Outcome score was not significantly associated with age, number of protruded intervertebral discs, occurrence, type and results of treatment before diagnosis. Conservative treatment of disc-associated wobbler syndrome is associated with a guarded prognosis. It can be considered in cases where all four limbs are not affected and no additional radiographic and/or myelographic abnormalities are detected.
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MYELOPATHY, CAUDAL CERVICAL SPONDYLOMYELOPATHY, STABILIZATION, DECOMPRESSION, SPONDYLOPATHY, METHACRYLATE, SURGERY
journal title
JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE
J. Small Anim. Pract.
volume
50
issue
3
pages
136 - 142
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000263759700007
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VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.965 (2009)
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56/141 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0022-4510
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-5827.2008.00705.x
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English
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yes
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A1
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526471
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-526471
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2009-03-19 15:11:15
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2009-04-02 16:12:25
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  abstract     = {To evaluate the clinical evolution and potential risk factors of 51 dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome. Medical records of dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome were reviewed, and owners were contacted regarding clinical evolution and survival of their animals. Relationships between age, treatment before diagnosis, type of neurological signs, results of medical imaging and outcome were determined. Fifty-one dogs underwent conservative treatment for disc-associated wobbler syndrome. A successful outcome was achieved in 45 per cent (23 of 51) of the patients. Median follow-up period was 18.5 months, and median survival time was 47 months. In 85 per cent of the dogs in which euthanasia was performed because of disc-associated wobbler syndrome, this was carried out in the first year after diagnosis. Outcome score was influenced by type of neurological signs and additional radiographic and/or myelographic abnormalities. Outcome score was not significantly associated with age, number of protruded intervertebral discs, occurrence, type and results of treatment before diagnosis. Conservative treatment of disc-associated wobbler syndrome is associated with a guarded prognosis. It can be considered in cases where all four limbs are not affected and no additional radiographic and/or myelographic abnormalities are detected.},
  author       = {De Decker, Steven and Bhatti, Sofie and Duchateau, Luc and Martl{\'e}, Valentine and Van Soens, Iris and Van Meervenne, Sofie and Saunders, Jimmy and Van Ham, Luc},
  issn         = {0022-4510},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE},
  keyword      = {MYELOPATHY,CAUDAL CERVICAL SPONDYLOMYELOPATHY,STABILIZATION,DECOMPRESSION,SPONDYLOPATHY,METHACRYLATE,SURGERY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {136--142},
  title        = {Clinical evaluation of 51 dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5827.2008.00705.x},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
De Decker, Steven, Sofie Bhatti, Luc Duchateau, Valentine Martlé, Iris Van Soens, Sofie Van Meervenne, Jimmy Saunders, and Luc Van Ham. 2009. “Clinical Evaluation of 51 Dogs Treated Conservatively for Disc-associated Wobbler Syndrome.” Journal of Small Animal Practice 50 (3): 136–142.
APA
De Decker, S., Bhatti, S., Duchateau, L., Martlé, V., Van Soens, I., Van Meervenne, S., Saunders, J., et al. (2009). Clinical evaluation of 51 dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome. JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, 50(3), 136–142.
Vancouver
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De Decker S, Bhatti S, Duchateau L, Martlé V, Van Soens I, Van Meervenne S, et al. Clinical evaluation of 51 dogs treated conservatively for disc-associated wobbler syndrome. JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE. 2009;50(3):136–42.
MLA
De Decker, Steven, Sofie Bhatti, Luc Duchateau, et al. “Clinical Evaluation of 51 Dogs Treated Conservatively for Disc-associated Wobbler Syndrome.” JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE 50.3 (2009): 136–142. Print.