We discuss mechanisms of oedema and effusions in this session, with an emphasis on the different clinical presentations and differentials. Highlight of the tutorial is Anna talking about when chylothorax occurs in the abdomen.... definitely getting to the silly season!
After a whirlwind tutorial discussing the dermatologic manifestations of systemic disease, Dr Alex Moore, Derm registrar has put together some slides and pics to discuss some of the more common presentations and pathognomonic changes. This tutorial is more pic focussed and aims to help you identify when the problem might be more than just skin deep.
We discussed good resources to help determine if there may be a toxicological cause of your gastro / renal / liver / neuro patients - spoiler alert, it’s all in a table in this chapter of Ettinger! We also discussed different cause of joint swelling, and the different presentations of septic vs sterile polyarthropathies.
We are celebrating starting Ettinger all over again with great info on the different manifestations of systemic disease, with some very special guest hosts...
- Dr Josh Bool, Medicine Resident presenting Neurological;
- Dr Alex Moore, Dermatology Registrar presenting Dermatological; and
- Dr Paul McCarthy, Ophthalmology Resident presenting on Ophthalmic.
These guys have some great pics for pattern recognition they shared with us, as well as their case experiences.
Today we answer some deep, philosophical questions... Is autoimmunity just an appropriate response to undiagnosed infection? We can only culture between 1 - 2% of bacteria in the world, how do we know if we're missing an infection in our patients? We covered the types of immunosuppression and a few cases where we had to balance active infection and immunosuppression.
Did you know… Cats over 6kg have a 3 fold higher likelihood of anaesthetic complications than cats <6kg? We run through the health risks we know about in obese dogs and cats. We have a brief discussion on metabolic syndrome, which at the time of writing of Ettinger was poorly elucidated in small animal medicine… Thanks to Dr Matt Muir for bringing new information to the table on this - see more detailed information here!
Today we talk about the well-managed diabetic who presents with ecchymoses all over her abdomen and a platelet count of 4... what are your options? We also cover the more common presentations of Cushing's with diabetes, and a bit of cortisol and insulin physiology to frame the conversation.
Ever managed a vomiting patient with a Creatinine of 400 and a raging heart murmur? This session we talk about the pathophysiology and interaction between cardiac and renal disease (The Cardiorenal Syndrome), and some cases that need some nuanced management.
Young dog… pyrexia… shifting lameness… not eating. What next? We run through the musculoskeletal causes of PUO, and the slam dunk radiographic findings to help you find your diagnosis.
Today we talked about the practical, clinical presentations of cancer - paraneoplastic syndromes. We covered mechanisms of cytopenias, hypercalcaemia, hypoglycaemia, GIT and neurological manifestations of neoplastic disease. Huge thanks to special guest Penny Thomas who joined us to provide an extra bit of Oncology input!
This one is for the membership candidates… 8 days until oral exams, we discuss sarcomas and more specifically haemangiosarcomas in a mostly case based approach.
Today we discuss all the types of lymphoma, and a little touch on multiple myeloma. We use some blood work and ultrasound images to structure the conversation, although using the word structure is probably generous...