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Current clinical trials and translational research studies at VA-MD Vet Med
General ItemThree-dimensional echocardiographic determinants of the age of onset of myxomatous mitral valve disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Purpose: To map the hearts of the Cavaliers using specialized software and 3-D echocardiogram and predict future onset and severity of mitral valve disease.
General ItemClinical and echocardiographic predictors of outcomes in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical utility of resting respiratory rate and four different echocardiographic measurements of left atrial dimensions in predicting the onset of congestive heart failure in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.
General ItemEffect of treatment with spironolactone in dogs with pulmonary hypertension and myxomatous mitral valve disease
Purpose: To test whether treatment with the diuretic drug spironolactone, in addition to conventional therapy for congestive heart failure (CHF), will improve pulmonary hypertension caused by mitral valve disease.
General ItemEvaluation of flash glucose monitoring systems in diabetic cats
Purpose: To determine the accuracy and feasibility of flash glucose monitoring systems in diabetic cats.
General ItemPattern of thyroid function tests during recovery from acute nonthyroidal illness
Purpose: To identify the approximate duration of time for thyroid hormone levels to return to normal following nonthyroidal illness resolution.
General ItemThe Role of Infection and Immunity in Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
Purpose: To understand more about how EPM affects the immune system of horses, and discover how we might improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
General ItemMolecular Combinatorial Therapy for Canine Malignant Gliomas
Purpose: To determine the safety and effectiveness of a new chemotherapy drug and drug delivery method in the treatment of brain tumors (gliomas) in dogs.
General ItemSerum Neurofilament Light Chain as a Biomarker in Dogs with Seizures
Purpose: To measure Neurofilament light chain (NfL), a neuronal structural protein, to help assess seizure control and differentiate seizures from similar appearing neurologic episodes.
General ItemMRI-guided HFIRE Ablation of Canine Intracranial Tumors
Purpose: To further evaluate the safety and feasibility of MRI-guided High-Frequency Irreversible Electroporation (HFIRE) for the treatment of glioma brain tumors.
General ItemIdentification of a genetic predisposition for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) susceptibility and associated gene dysregulation in clinically affected horses
Purpose: To determine if there is an underlying genetic predisposition for horses that develop EPM, including chronically affected horses who either fail to respond to treatment or suffer recurrent disease after ceasing treatment.
General ItemField evaluation of a rapid, mobile, novel sequencing technology for the detection of Equine Herpesvirus-1 in equine nasal secretions
Purpose: To evaluate a novel, DNA sequencing modality for diagnosing Equine herpesvirus-1 via nasal swab samples in outbreak scenarios and to further characterize the molecular epidemiology of the virus.
General ItemEvaluation of high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE) for treatment of canine insulinoma
Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and immune effects of using a novel non-thermal ablation technique, high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE), for treating canine insulinomas.
General ItemIrreversible electroporation for liver cancer immunotherapy: A pilot study
Purpose: To determine if treatment with High-Frequency Irreversible Electroporation (H-FIRE), which uses electrical pulses to destroy cancer cells, can cause an immune response in dogs with liver cancer.
General ItemEvaluation of high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE) for treatment of canine lung tumors
Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and immune effects of using a novel non-thermal ablation technique, high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE), for treating canine lung tumors.
General ItemHistotripsy for treatment of canine appendicular osteosarcoma
Purpose: To determine if histotripsy, a novel treatment that can destroy tissue without radiation or heat, can effectively treat canine osteosarcoma.
General ItemUse of the Spatiotemporal and Kinetic Gait Variables for Differentiation of Spinal Ataxia and Bilateral Pelvic Limb Orthopedic Disease in Dogs
Purpose: To describe gait parameters of dogs with pelvic limb ataxia or pelvic limb lameness and to determine if it is possible to discriminate cases based on spatiotemporal and kinetic variables in absence of a clinical examination.
General ItemEvaluation of incidence of incomplete margins after incisional scar revision
Purpose: To evaluate a comprehensive margin evaluation after surgical scar revision for dogs with previously-diagnosed soft tissue sarcomas, mast cell tumors, and other dermal/subcutaneous tumors.
General ItemPilot study of partial ablation using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in feline injection site sarcomas
Purpose: To determine if high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a treatment that can destroy tissue using sound waves, will result in tumor cell death and immunologic activation in cats with injection site sarcomas.
General ItemOptimizing radiation therapy planning using advanced imaging in dogs with soft tissue sarcomas
Purpose: To investigate differences between computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in tumor imaging of dogs with soft tissue sarcomas and to determine how these differences affect radiation therapy planning
General ItemThe Effect of a Modified Approach on Early Weight Bearing Following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy in Dogs
Purpose: To determine if a modified approach to Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), which allows improved preservation of the muscle attachments, will lead to earlier weight bearing and faster resolution of lameness following TPLO surgery.
General ItemBlood Collection from Dogs with Pemphigus Foliaceus
Purpose: To understand more about the role autoantibodies play in the inflammation and lesion formation associated with pemphigus foliaceus (PF) in dogs.