by Claus D. Buergelt, Fabio Del PieroOctober 2013Color Atlas of Equine Pathology offers a practical guide to identifying equine diseases, presenting a single resource with more than 1000 images showing predominantly gross pathology. Organized by body systems, the book allows for picture matching during or after an equine necropsy. In this user-friendly atlas, each chapter takes a common format, presenting the disease process as well as congenital, degenerative, inflammatory, and neoplastic sequences, with text boxes offering quick reference to key information.
Appropriate use of diagnostics and treatment approaches using pancreatic enzymes in EPI is essential for patients. This opinion piece aims to address the existing myths, remove the current confusion, and function as a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of EPI.
Since the required FDA approval of PERT in 2010, we now have reliable medications for the treatment of EPI. These therapies have improved signs and symptoms related to EPI such as steatorrhea and abdominal discomfort, weight loss, malnutrition, and possibly even quality of life. PERT is lifesaving in CF, since prior to PERT, babies with CF died of malnutrition within the first year of life. However, there is still much confusion amongst medical practitioners over the best diagnostic approach as well as dosing and administration of PERT. Many countries have developed different guidelines regarding dosing and administration of PERT, calling out for a consensus and a practical guide for the diagnosis and treatment of EPI using exogenous pancreatic enzymes. In addition, evidence supports that patients are being undertreated with PERT and may potentially benefit from more adequate therapy.
The book provides a very practical approach to the main problems encountered from diagnosis to postoperative care Numerous tables and figure illustrate the most important diagnostic findings and depict key techniques and strategies 2b1af7f3a8