Minnesota Urolith Center
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NEW Epidemiologic evaluation of canine urolithiasis in Thailand from 2009 to 2015, Vachira Hunprasit, Carl A. Osborne, Pamela J. Schreiner, Jeff B. Bender, Jody P. Lulich, Research in Veterinary Science, 115: 366-370, Dec 2017.
NEW Ectopic Bone as a Nidus for Calcium Oxalate Urocystolithiasis in a Cat, Lulich, J.P., Prasad, H.S., Manno, M. and Bagley, B. (2017), J Vet Intern Med. doi:10.1111/jvim.14859
Urinary metals in a spontaneous canine model of calcium oxalate urolithiasis. Furrow E, McCue ME, Lulich JP. PLoS One. 2017 May 3;12(5):e0176595. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176595. eCollection 2017.
ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Recommendations on the Treatment and Prevention of Uroliths in Dogs and Cats, Lulich, J.P., Berent, A.C., Adams, L.G., Westropp, J.L., Bartges, J.W. and Osborne, C.A. (2016). J Vet Intern Med, 30: 1564–1574. doi:10.1111/jvim.14559
Comparison of body condition score and urinalysis variables between dogs with and without calcium oxalate uroliths. Kennedy SM, Lulich JP, Ritt MG, Furrow E, J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2016 Dec 1;249(11):1274-1280.
Cystinuria Associated with Different SLC7A9 Gene Variants in the Cat, Keijiro Mizukami, Karthik Raj, Carl Osborne, Urs Giger, PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0159247 July 12, 2016
Three Diverse Mutations Underlying Canine Xanthine Urolithiasis. Eva Furrow, Nicole Tate, Katie Minor, James Mickelson, Kasey Peterson, Jody Lulich. ACVIM Abstracts 2016, pg 1537.
Comparison of foods with differing nutritional profiles for long-term management of acute nonobstructive idiopathic cystitis in cats. Kruger JM, Lulich JP, MacLeay J, Merrills J, Paetau-Robinson I, Brejda J, Osborne CA, J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015 Sep 1;247(5):508-17. doi: 10.2460/javma.247.5.508.
Fasting urinary calcium-to-creatinine and oxalate-to-creatinine ratios in dogs with calcium oxalate urolithiasis and breed-matched controls. Furrow E1, Patterson EE, Armstrong PJ, Osborne CA, Lulich JP., J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Jan;29(1):113-9. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12527. Epub 2015 Jan 10
Outcome of male cats managed for urethral obstruction with decompressive cystocentesis and urinary catheterization: 47 cats (2009-2012), Hall J1, Hall K, Powell LL, Lulich J, J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2015 Mar-Apr;25(2):256-62. doi: 10.1111/vec.12254. Epub 2014 Nov 26.
Recent shifts in the global proportions of canine uroliths. Lulich, J.P.; Osborne, C.A.; Albasan, H.; Koehler, L.A.; Ulrich, L.M.; Lecharoensuk, C., Veterinary Records, Vol 172, No 14, April 6, 2013.
Efficacy of two commercially available, low-magnesium, urine-acidifying dry foods for the dissolution of struvite uroliths in cats. Lulich JP, Kruger JM, Macleay JM, Merrils JM, Paetau-Robinson I, Albasan H, Osborne CA. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013, Oct 15:243(8); 1147-53.
n APRT mutation is strongly associated with and likely causative for 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis in dogs. Furrow E, Pfeifer RJ, Osborne CA, and Lulich JP. Mol Genet Metab 2014;111(3);339-403.
Urethral Plugs in Dogs, A.T. Stiller, J.P. Lulich, and E. Furrow, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 324-330. March/April 2014.
Kidney stone insight in dogs could boost relief for humans, too.
March 2014, Health Talk, University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center
Canine and Feline Urolith Epidemiology: 1981 - 2013, Aug 1, 2014
Calcium Oxalate Uroliths - Making the Diagnosis and Decreasing Recurrence, 2010 Hill's Pet Nutrition Multimodal Management of FLUTD Proceedings.
Publications - Other Species
Risk factors for calcium carbonate urolithiasis in goats, Eugene E.Nwaokorie, DVM, MS; Carl A.Osborne, DVM, PhD; Jody P.Lulich, DVM, et al. JAVMA August 1, 2015, Vol. 247, No. 3, Pages 293-299
Epidemiological evaluation of cystine urolithiasis in domestic ferrets (mustela putorius furo): 70 cases (1992-2009), Nwaokorie EE1, Osborne CA, Lulich JP, Albasan H. , JAVMA, Volume 242, Issue 8, 15 April 2013, Pages 1100-1104
Epidemiology of struvite uroliths in ferrets: 272 cases (1981-2007), , , , Albasan, H. & Lekcharoensuk, C. Nov 15 2011 In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 239, 10, p. 1319-1324 6 p.
Quantitative Analysis of 4468 Uroliths Retrieved from Farm Animals, Exotic Species, and Wildlife Submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center: 1981 to 2007, Osborne, C. A., Albasan, H., Lulich, J. P., Nwaokorie, E., Koehler, L. A. & Ulrich, L. K. Jan 2009 In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice. 39, 1, p. 65-78 14 p.
Urolith Removal Methods
Use of urohydropropulsion, cystoscopy and lithotripsy to manage feline urolithiasis, Jody Lulich DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Hill's Global Symposium on Feline Lower Urinary Tract Health, Prague, 23rd - 24th April 2014
Efficacy and safety of laser lithotripsy in fragmentation of urocystoliths and urethroliths for removal in dogs, Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, ; Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Hasan Albasan, DVM, PhD; Manoj Monga, MD; John M. Bevan, DVM, JAVMA, Vol 234, No. 10, May 15, 2009
Comparison of laser lithotripsy and cystotomy for the management of dogs with urolithiasis, John M. Bevan, dvm; Jody P. Lulich, dvm, phd, dacvim;Hasan Albasan, dvm, phd; Carl A. Osborne, dvm, phd, dacvim. JAVMA, Vol 234, No. 10, May 15, 2009
Safely Unobstructing the Urethra of Male Cats, 2010 Hill's Pet Nutrition Multimodal Management of FLUTD Proceedings.
7 steps to perform retrograde urohydropropulsion, DVM360 Newsmagazine, March 2009
Voiding Urohydropropulsion: Lessons from 5 years of experience, VCNA: Small Animal Practice, Vol 29, No 1, January 1999, 283-291.
Canine Uroliths: Frequently asked questions and their answers, Vet Clin Small Anim 39 (2008) 161–181
Quantitative urolith analysis: A standard of practice?, DVM360 Newsmagazine, December 2007
Is your crystalluria interpretation crystal clear?, DVM360 Newsmagazine, May 2010