Works (18)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 16:32

2023 journal article

Radiation dose during interventional cardiology procedures: portable C-arm vs. a new generation fluoroscopy system

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology.

By: K. Pierce*, B. Scansen* & S. Rao*

TL;DR: A significant reduction in patient radiation dose is documented using a newer fluoroscopy system as compared to an older portable C-arm for interventional cardiology procedures in animals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 31, 2024

2023 journal article

Treatment of high-output cardiac failure secondary to anemia in three cats

JOURNAL OF FELINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY OPEN REPORTS, 9(1).

By: H. Hammond* & K. Pierce n

author keywords: Heart failure; pleural effusion; cardiology; anemia
TL;DR: Cats presenting with anemia and findings consistent with volume overload will benefit from treatment of their anemia to reduce neuroendocrine activation and the associated sodium and water retention and blood transfusion should neither be avoided nor delayed in anemic cats with changes consistent withVolume overload and congestive heart failure. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 20, 2023

2022 article

Ante-mortem diagnosis of a doubly committed juxta-arterial ventricular septal defect resulting in bacterial endocarditis and septic arthritis in a Holstein heifer

Lyons, R. A. H., Simpson, K. M., Spraker, T. R., & Pierce, K. V. (2022, February 11). VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS, Vol. 2.

By: R. Lyons*, K. Simpson*, T. Spraker* & K. Pierce n

author keywords: bacteraemia; bovine; cattle; lameness; pulmonary valve; vegetative lesion
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 28, 2022

2022 article

High-output cardiac failure in a dog secondary to hepatic vascular malformation

Williams, K., Hammond, H., & Pierce, K. V. (2022, April 10). VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS, Vol. 4.

By: K. Williams*, H. Hammond* & K. Pierce n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 18, 2022

2022 journal article

Medial insertion of the patent ductus arteriosus characterized by computed tomography angiography in a cat and dog

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2.

By: M. Karn*, B. Potter*, K. Pierce* & B. Scansen*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cat Diseases / surgery; Cats; Computed Tomography Angiography / veterinary; Dog Diseases / diagnostic imaging; Dog Diseases / surgery; Dogs; Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnostic imaging; Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery; Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / veterinary; Echocardiography / veterinary; Ligation / veterinary; Tomography, X-Ray Computed / veterinary
TL;DR: If an atypical location of a patent ductus arteriosus is suspected on transthoracic echocardiography, computed tomography angiography prior to ligation may be useful to further define ductal location and help guide the surgical approach. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2022 journal article

Transcatheter closure of aneurysmal perimembranous ventricular septal defect with the canine duct occluder in two dogs

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology.

By: I. Chi, B. Scansen, B. Potter, K. Pierce*, A. Gagnon & C. Sloan

MeSH headings : Dogs; Animals; Cardiac Catheterization / methods; Cardiac Catheterization / veterinary; Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnostic imaging; Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery; Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / veterinary; Septal Occluder Device / veterinary; Heart Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging; Heart Aneurysm / surgery; Heart Aneurysm / veterinary; Echocardiography, Transesophageal; Treatment Outcome; Dog Diseases / diagnostic imaging; Dog Diseases / surgery
TL;DR: Transcatheter attenuation of perimembranous VSD with membranous ventricular septal aneurysm is clinically feasible using the Canine Duct Occluder and multimodal cardiac imaging allows accurate assessment and planning prior to transcatheter intervention for structural heart disease in dogs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2021 journal article

Acute Effects of Pimobendan on Cardiac Function in Dogs With Tachycardia Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study

Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8.

By: K. Abbott-Johnson*, K. Pierce*, S. Roof*, C. Rio & R. Hamlin*

TL;DR: Improved mitral regurgitation severity and improved lusitropic function may contribute to the reported survival benefit for dogs with cardiac disease administered pimobendan. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2021 journal article

Self-reported radiation safety behaviors among veterinary specialists and residents performing fluoroscopic procedures on small animals

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 259(5), 518–527.

By: F. Freitas*, N. Koehncke*, C. Waldner*, B. Scansen*, A. Belotta*, K. Pierce*, E. Randall*, A. Carr*, K. Aoki*, M. Mayer*

MeSH headings : Animals; Fluoroscopy / veterinary; Occupational Exposure; Radiation Dosage; Radiation Protection; Self Report; Specialization
TL;DR: All fluoroscopy machine operators should be trained regarding the machine operating parameters that can be adjusted to reduce occupational radiation exposure, and formal incorporation of radiation safety education into residency training programs is recommended. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2021 journal article

Surgical repair for canine tricuspid valve dysplasia: Technique and case report

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 33, 34–42.

By: B. Sutherland*, K. Pierce*, G. Heffner*, B. Scansen*, M. Miller, P. Grey*, E. Orton*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cardiopulmonary Bypass / veterinary; Dog Diseases / congenital; Dog Diseases / surgery; Dogs; Echocardiography / veterinary; Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery; Heart Defects, Congenital / veterinary; Heart Valve Diseases / congenital; Heart Valve Diseases / surgery; Heart Valve Diseases / veterinary; Male; Treatment Outcome; Tricuspid Valve / abnormalities; Tricuspid Valve / diagnostic imaging; Tricuspid Valve / surgery
TL;DR: Surgical repair of TVD is feasible with long-term durability, and the outcome suggests that the described technique may be a viable treatment option for patients with severe TVD. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2021 journal article

Transvenous occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus in a domestic chicken (Gallus gallus)

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 37, 18–25.

By: Z. Dvornicky-Raymond*, B. Scansen*, K. Pierce*, K. Mama*, H. Hammond* & M. Johnston*

MeSH headings : Angiography; Animals; Cardiac Catheterization / veterinary; Chickens; Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnostic imaging; Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery; Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / veterinary; Echocardiography / veterinary; Female; Treatment Outcome
TL;DR: The computed tomographic findings of a patent ductus arteriosus in an avian species, minimally invasive transvenous closure of this congenital anomaly with a low-profile occlusion device, and the associated challenges and considerations specific to cardiac intervention in anAvian patient are described. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2019 journal article

Dilatable pulmonary artery banding for ventricular septal defect: surgical technique and case report of three cats

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 25, 32–40.

By: B. Sutherland*, K. Pierce*, A. Gagnon*, B. Scansen* & E. Orton*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cat Diseases / surgery; Cats; Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery; Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / veterinary; Hemodynamics; Male; Pulmonary Artery / surgery; Surgical Equipment; Thoracotomy / veterinary
TL;DR: A surgical technique for placement of a dilatable pulmonary artery band is described, guidelines for tightening the band are reviewed, and the outcome of three cats undergoing the procedure is reported. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2019 journal article

Pathology in Practice

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 255(9), 1023–1026.

By: S. Kochie*, K. Pierce*, N. Robinson*, E. Karlin* & J. Rush*

MeSH headings : Aneurysm / pathology; Aneurysm / veterinary; Animals; Cat Diseases / pathology; Cats; Male
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2018 article

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Cunningham, S. M., & Pierce, K. V. (2018, October 7). Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, pp. 341–348.

By: S. Cunningham* & K. Pierce*

TL;DR: Hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy is characterized by left ventricular enlargement and reduced myocardial contraction force and presents with one of three features: heart failure, thromboembolic disease, or arrhythmias and or conduction system disease. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2018 article

Pericardiocentesis

Pierce, K. V., & Rush, J. E. (2018, October 7). Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, pp. 1202–1205.

By: K. Pierce* & J. Rush*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2017 journal article

Association between Survival Time and Changes in NT-proBNP in Cats Treated for Congestive Heart Failure

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 31(3), 678–684.

MeSH headings : Animals; Biomarkers / blood; Cat Diseases / blood; Cat Diseases / mortality; Cats; Female; Heart Failure / mortality; Heart Failure / veterinary; Male; Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood; Peptide Fragments / blood; Prospective Studies; Severity of Illness Index; Survival Analysis
TL;DR: Cats with a larger percent decrease in NT‐proBNP during hospitalization and no evidence of CHF at the time of re‐evaluation had longer survival times, and additional studies are needed to determine whether NT‐ ProBNP can help guide treatment in cats with CHF. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2016 journal article

Evaluation of red blood cell distribution width as a prognostic indicator in cats with acquired heart disease, with and without congestive heart failure

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 19(6), 648–656.

By: K. Roderick*, A. Abelson*, L. Nielsen*, L. Price* & R. Quinn*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / blood; Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications; Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / veterinary; Cat Diseases / blood; Cat Diseases / diagnostic imaging; Cats; Echocardiography / veterinary; Erythrocyte Indices / veterinary; Female; Heart Failure / blood; Heart Failure / complications; Heart Failure / veterinary; Male; Predictive Value of Tests; Prognosis; Retrospective Studies
TL;DR: Single RDW values did not predict mortality in cats with acquired heart disease but may be useful in determining if cats have decompensated heart disease and CHF. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2015 journal article

Assessment of the responsiveness of the Cats' Assessment Tool for Cardiac Health (CATCH) questionnaire

Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 17, S341–S348.

MeSH headings : Animals; Cat Diseases / diagnosis; Cats; Data Collection; Female; Heart Diseases / diagnosis; Heart Diseases / veterinary; Male; Ownership; Quality of Life; Reproducibility of Results; Severity of Illness Index; Surveys and Questionnaires
TL;DR: The results suggest that the CATCH questionnaire requires further refinement for uses requiring a responsive instrument in cats with acute CHF. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

2013 journal article

Pharmacokinetics of N-acetylcysteine after oral and intravenous administration to healthy cats

American Journal of Veterinary Research, 74(2), 290–293.

By: J. Buur, P. Diniz, K. Roderick, B. KuKanich & J. Tegzes

MeSH headings : Acetylcysteine / administration & dosage; Acetylcysteine / pharmacokinetics; Administration, Intravenous / veterinary; Administration, Oral; Animals; Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage; Antiviral Agents / pharmacokinetics; Area Under Curve; Biological Availability; Cats / physiology; Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / veterinary; Cross-Over Studies; Female; Free Radical Scavengers / administration & dosage; Free Radical Scavengers / pharmacokinetics; Half-Life; Male; Mass Spectrometry / veterinary
TL;DR: Despite the low bioavailability, plasma concentrations of NAC after oral administration at 100 mg/kg may be effective in the treatment of chronic diseases. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 23, 2023

Employment

Updated: March 9th, 2022 19:32

2021 - present

NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Raleigh, NC, US
Clinical Sciences

2018 - 2021

Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Fort Collins, CO, US

2013 - 2018

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University North Grafton, MA, US

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