Short Takes

June 2007 Issue

Short Takes: 06/07

A complication of kidney transplants; cats with heart disease and home care

It hardly seems possible. But time flies, and what was once a rare procedure kidney transplants for cats with renal failure is now performed often enough that researchers can look at a relatively unusual complication of a once-rare operation. And they can give it a name: PTDM, or post-transplantation diabetes mellitus, as veterinary scientists from the University of California- Davis and the University of Pennsylvania did in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Vol. 230, No. 6).

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