Veterinary surgeon’s paper top-most downloaded from journal

Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell

Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell

An article by Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell, an assistant clinical professor of small animal oncology at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, was among Veterinary Surgery’s top-10 most downloaded papers.

The article, titled “Outcomes of dogs undergoing immediate or delayed surgical treatment for gastrointestinal foreign body obstruction: A retrospective study by the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery,” was first published on Sept. 26, 2020.

“Gastrointestinal obstructions in dogs commonly occur when they ingest foreign objects, requiring emergency surgery,Maxwell said.  “Many dogs receive emergency surgery immediately upon getting to the hospital, while others receive surgery several hours later.

Maxwell’s team aimed to determine if there was a difference in outcomes between dogs treated immediately vs dogs with delayed treatment.

“We concluded that although there was no difference in outcomes, dogs treated several hours later, had more intestinal injury, thus requiring more complex surgical procedures. Therefore, earlier treatment of dogs with intestinal foreign body obstructions may involve fewer complex procedures and accelerate recovery,Maxwell said.


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