Friday, October 24, 2014
Gagnier JJ, Kienle J, Altman DG, Moher D, Sox H, Riley D, the CARE Group. The CARE guidelines: consensus-based clinical case reporting guideline development. J Med Case Reports 2013; 7: 223. Abstract.
PubMed ID (PMID): 24228906
Comments: These recent consensus guidelines were disseminated widely last year in the medical literature. These guidelines, and especially the items 1-11 of table 1 (CARE guidelines checklist), are likely to prove very helpful to residents wishing to better structure their writing of case reports for publication in veterinary medical journals.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Munday JS. Papillomavirus in felids. Vet J 2014; 199: 340-347. Abstract.
PubMed ID (PMID): 24456796
Comments: This recent review first highlights the methods to detect PVs in lesions, then nicely summarizes the clinical, pathologic and viral characteristics of papillomavirus infections of domestic (mostly) and wild cats. For the former, readers will find pertinent information on cutaneous papillomas, viral plaques, Bowenoid in situ carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), sarcoids, as well as oral papillomas and SCCs.
Cafarchia C, Figueredo LA, Otranto D. Fungal diseases of horses. Vet Microbiol 2013; 167: 215-234. Abstract.
PubMed ID (PMID): 23428378
Comments: This extensive review covers cutaneous, subcutaneous and deep mycoses of horses. There are two large tables that summarize the data and that will be very useful to those individuals studying for the board-examination.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Patterson AP, Diesel A, Lawhon SD, Ly HJ, Elkins Stephenson C, Mansell J, Steiner JM, Dowd SE, Olivry T, Suchodolski JS. The skin microbiome in healthy and allergic dogs. PLoS One 2014; 9: e83197. Abstract.
PubMed ID (PMID): 24421875
Comments: This is the first original report on the skin microbiome of normal dogs, which was established using skin surface PCR of the 16S rRNA gene, a gene common to all bacteria, with sequencing and identification of all products. This paper, albeit complex, provides interesting results on the variability and most abundant bacterial phyla at different skin and mucosal sites. As in humans, the skin microbiome of a small number of allergic dogs was found to be less diverse than that of normal individuals.
Koutinas AF, Koutinas CK. Pathologic mechanisms underlying the clinical findings in canine leishmaniosis due to Leishmania infantum/chagasi. Vet Pathol 2014; 51: 527-538. Abstract.
PubMed ID (PMID): 24510947
Comments: This is a very useful paper that reviews first the general and then the organ-specific mechanisms (e.g. skin, ocular, renal, musculo-skeletal...) of lesions that occur during leishmaniosis in dogs. A must read for those studying for their dermatology diploma.
Fisher PG (editor). Select topics in dermatology. Vet Clin N Amer Exotic Anim Pract 2013: 523-820.
PubMed ID (PMID): multiple
Comments: The entire September 2013 issue of this journal is devoted to various subjects of exotic animal dermatology. Some articles are likely to be very relevant to veterinary dermatologists and their residents: there are etiology-specific papers (ex: "ectoparasites in small exotic mammals", others are on syndromes (ex: "bumblefoot" in rabbits, rodents and birds) or on common diseases (ex: ovarian cysts in the Guinea pig). As these topics are rarely covered in review papers, this specific issue of this journal is likely to be of great value to individuals seeing exotics and/or residents studying for their examination.