Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top Endocrine Publications of 2010: The Feline Adrenal Gland

In my seventh compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2010, I’m moving on to disorders of the feline adrenal gland.

Listed below are 8 research papers written in 2010 that deal with a variety of adrenal gland topics of issues of clinical importance in cats.

These range from a report of a cat with concurrent adrenal pheochromocytoma and contralateral adrenocortical tumor (1) to investigation of plasma catecholamines in diagnoses of feline pheochromocytoma (8); from a review of primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn's syndrome) to a overview of endocrine hypertension in cats (3,4); from a report of Cushing's syndrome in a cat with generalized toxoplasmosis (6) to reports on the risks of human estrogen sprays to cats through contact with treated skin (7).

  1. Calsyn JD, Green RA, Davis GJ, et al. Adrenal pheochromocytoma with contralateral adrenocortical adenoma in a cat. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2010;46:36-42.
  2. Cohn LA, DeClue AE, Cohen RL, et al. Effects of fluticasone propionate dosage in an experimental model of feline asthma. Journal of feline medicine and surgery 2010;12:91-96.
  3. Reusch CE, Schellenberg S, Wenger M. Endocrine hypertension in small animals. The Veterinary clinics of North America Small animal practice 2010;40:335-352.
  4. Schulman RL. Feline primary hyperaldosteronism. The Veterinary clinics of North America Small animal practice 2010;40:353-359.
  5. Sieber-Ruckstuhl NS, Zini E, Osto M, et al. Effect of hyperlipidemia on 11-beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase, glucocorticoid receptor, and leptin expression in insulin-sensitive tissues of cats. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 2010;39:222-230.
  6. Spada E, Proverbio D, Giudice C, et al. Pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism and generalised toxoplasmosis in a cat with neurological signs. Journal of feline medicine and surgery 2010;12:654-658.
  7. Voelker R. Estrogen spray poses risks to children, pets through contact with treated skin. Journal of the American Medical Association 2010;304:953.
  8. Wimpole JA, Adagra CF, Billson MF, et al. Plasma free metanephrines in healthy cats, cats with non-adrenal disease and a cat with suspected phaeochromocytoma. Journal of feline medicine and surgery 2010;12:435-440.

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