M M Christopher

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cytology of the spleen
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 33:135-52. 2003
  2. pmc Geographic trends in research output and citations in veterinary medicine: insight into global research capacity, species specialization, and interdisciplinary relationships
    Mary M Christopher
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    BMC Vet Res 9:115. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Interpretation by clinicians of probability expressions in cytology reports and effect on clinical decision-making
    M M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vet Intern Med 24:496-503. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Cytologic diagnosis: expression of probability by clinical pathologists
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 33:84-95. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for resident training in veterinary clinical pathology. I. Clinical chemistry
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:202-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Postgraduate training programs in veterinary clinical pathology in the United States and Canada (1998 to 2002)
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:121-35. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical disease and laboratory abnormalities in free-ranging desert tortoises in California (1990-1995)
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:35-56. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Reference intervals and physiologic alterations in hematologic and biochemical values of free-ranging desert tortoises in the Mojave Desert
    M M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 35:212-38. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical and biochemical abnormalities associated with prolonged entrapment in a desert tortoise
    M M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 35:361-6. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Heinz body formation in cats fed baby food containing onion powder
    J E Robertson
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616 8734, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 212:1260-6. 1998

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Cytology of the spleen
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 33:135-52. 2003
    ..Interpretation of splenic aspirates is enhanced by concurrent evaluation of blood and other hemic tissues...
  2. pmc Geographic trends in research output and citations in veterinary medicine: insight into global research capacity, species specialization, and interdisciplinary relationships
    Mary M Christopher
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    BMC Vet Res 9:115. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Interpretation by clinicians of probability expressions in cytology reports and effect on clinical decision-making
    M M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vet Intern Med 24:496-503. 2010
    ..Cytology often is used to obtain a diagnosis, such as that of malignant neoplasia. When a diagnosis is uncertain, pathologists often express probability using qualitative terms, such as "probable," that have imprecise meanings...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cytologic diagnosis: expression of probability by clinical pathologists
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 33:84-95. 2004
    ..Clinical pathologists use descriptive terms or modifiers to express the probability or likelihood of a cytologic diagnosis. Words are imprecise in meaning, however, and may be used and interpreted differently by pathologists and clinicians...
  5. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for resident training in veterinary clinical pathology. I. Clinical chemistry
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:202-8. 2003
    ..The Education Committee of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology identified a need for improved structure and guidance of clinical pathology resident training in clinical chemistry...
  6. ncbi request reprint Postgraduate training programs in veterinary clinical pathology in the United States and Canada (1998 to 2002)
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:121-35. 2003
    ..Information about training opportunities is useful for assessing disciplinary needs, outcomes, and changes, garnering program support, and providing objective data for program evaluation by faculty, trainees, and prospective applicants...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical disease and laboratory abnormalities in free-ranging desert tortoises in California (1990-1995)
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:35-56. 2003
    ..agassizii, and increased plasma aspartate aminotransferase activity. The severe disease prevalence in Goffs tortoises likely contributed to the population decline that occurred during and subsequent to this study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Reference intervals and physiologic alterations in hematologic and biochemical values of free-ranging desert tortoises in the Mojave Desert
    M M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 35:212-38. 1999
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical and biochemical abnormalities associated with prolonged entrapment in a desert tortoise
    M M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 35:361-6. 1999
    ..The lack of, or only mild, alterations in most laboratory data exemplified the high degree of physiological adaptation tortoises can undergo when deprived of food and water for a prolonged period...
  10. ncbi request reprint Heinz body formation in cats fed baby food containing onion powder
    J E Robertson
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616 8734, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 212:1260-6. 1998
    ..To determine whether cats fed baby food with onion powder develop Heinz bodies and anemia and to establish a dose-response relation between dietary onion powder content and Heinz body formation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Lipoic acid is 10 times more toxic in cats than reported in humans, dogs or rats
    A S Hill
    Department of Molecular Biosciences Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 88:150-6. 2004
    ..Significant clinical toxicity with changes in ammonia and AA concentrations occurred in all high-dose cats. Oral LA produced hepatocellular toxicity and MTD was < 30 mg/kg in cats...
  12. doi request reprint Evaluation of a rapid agglutination method for detection of equine red cell surface antigens (Ca and Aa) as part of pretransfusion testing
    Sean D Owens
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 37:49-56. 2008
    ..The major RBC antigens that warrant identification before packed RBC or whole blood transfusions in horses are Ca and Aa. Standard blood-typing protocols are time-consuming (2.5-3.0 hours) and impractical in emergency settings...
  13. doi request reprint Use of cytology as a diagnostic method in veterinary practice and assessment of communication between veterinary practitioners and veterinary clinical pathologists
    Mary M Christopher
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:747-54. 2008
    ..To determine the extent of use of cytology as a diagnostic method in veterinary practice and assess how veterinarians in practice communicate with veterinary clinical pathologists...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of intrathecal amikacin administration and repeated centesis on digital flexor tendon sheath synovial fluid in horses
    Susanne Dykgraaf
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Surg 36:57-63. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Lymph node aspirate from a California wine-country dog
    Jennifer L Johns
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, CA, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 35:243-6. 2006
    ..The cytologic finding of rickettsial inclusions within lymph node macrophages is reportedly seen within a majority of SPD cases and can be valuable in supporting a clinical suspicion of SPD, as it was in this case...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of cystatin C as an endogenous marker of glomerular filtration rate in dogs
    Frederic S Almy
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Vet Intern Med 16:45-51. 2002
    ..891 versus .894, respectively). Cystatin C concentration is a reasonable alternative to creatinine for screening dogs with decreased GFR due to chronic renal failure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cytologic diagnosis of peritoneal cestodiasis in dogs caused by Mesocestoides sp
    Kimberly J Caruso
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:50-60. 2003
    ..Although abdominal fluid analysis is recommended for dogs with ascites, the cytologic features of Mesocestoides infection have not been described fully...
  18. ncbi request reprint Thoracic radiography, bronchoalveolar lavage cytopathology, and pulmonary parenchymal histopathology: a comparison of diagnostic results in 11 cats
    Carol R Norris
    Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616 8734, USA
    J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 38:337-45. 2002
    ..In respiratory diseases where radiography and cytopathology fail to provide a definitive diagnosis, histopathological examination of the lung may be necessary...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of expert and machine-learning methods for classification of body cavity effusions in companion animals
    Christine S Hotz
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 17:158-64. 2005
    ..These results suggest that both rule-based expert systems and machine-learning methods hold promise for the preliminary classification of body fluids in the clinical laboratory...
  20. doi request reprint B-cell lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, atypical cytoplasmic inclusions, and secondary leukemia in a dog
    A Kol
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 42:40-6. 2013
    ..This case also demonstrates the need for advanced diagnostic techniques in establishing blood involvement in lymphoma in some instances...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of results of thoracic radiography, cytologic evaluation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and histologic evaluation of lung specimens in dogs with respiratory tract disease: 16 cases (1996-2000)
    C R Norris
    Department of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616-8734, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 218:1456-61. 2001
    ..Lung biopsy should be considered in cases where results of radiography and cytology are nondiagnostic...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pleural effusion in a dog with discospondylitis
    Fonzie J Quance-Fitch
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 31:69-71. 2002
  23. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant prevention of Heinz body formation and oxidative injury in cats
    A S Hill
    Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Am J Vet Res 62:370-4. 2001
    ..To determine the effectiveness of 3 antioxidants in preventing Heinz body anemia in cats...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of four laboratory tests for detection of occult blood in cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) excrement
    Paul M Gibbons
    Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Service, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Vet Res 67:1326-32. 2006
    ..To compare sensitivity and specificity of cytologic examination and 3 chromogen tests for detection of occult blood in cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) excrement...
  25. doi request reprint Evaluation of six portable blood glucose meters for measuring blood glucose concentration in dogs
    Todd A Cohen
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 235:276-80. 2009
    ..To evaluate accuracy of 6 portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) by comparing results of these meters with results obtained with a reference chemistry analyzer...
  26. doi request reprint Development of a technique for quantification of reticulocytes and assessment of erythrocyte regenerative capacity in birds
    Jennifer L Johns
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Vet Res 69:1067-72. 2008
    ..To develop a reticulocyte classification scheme, optimize an avian reticulocyte staining protocol, and compare the percentages of reticulocyte types with polychromatophil percentage in blood samples from birds...
  27. ncbi request reprint Three cases of canine bile peritonitis with mucinous material in abdominal fluid as the prominent cytologic finding
    Sean D Owens
    IDEXX Veterinary Services, West Sacramento, CA 95605, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:114-20. 2003
    ..Cytologically, bile in abdominal fluid appears as golden-green granular pigment...
  28. ncbi request reprint A call for the recognition of clinical pathologists
    Mary M Christopher
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 226:199; author reply 199. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for resident training in veterinary clinical pathology. II. Hematology
    Leslie Sharkey
    Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 35:382-7. 2006
    ..To begin to meet this need, guidelines for training in clinical chemistry were published in 2003...
  30. ncbi request reprint Biochemical reference intervals and intestinal microflora of free-ranging Ricord's iguanas (Cyclura ricordii)
    Roberto Maria
    Parque Zoologico Nacional, Apartado Postal 2449, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    J Zoo Wildl Med 38:414-9. 2007
    ..serogroup B; serogroup D negative) Escherichia coli, Brevibacterium sp., Enterobacter cloacae, and Enterococcus durans. These data will help contribute to the management and recovery of Ricord's iguana populations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Special editorial--internal medicine and clinical pathology: rebuilding the relationship
    Mary M Christopher
    J Vet Intern Med 18:5-7. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Systemic mycosis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a stranded northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) undergoing rehabilitation
    Martin Haulena
    The Marine Mammal Center, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, California 94965, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 33:166-71. 2002
    ..Histopathologic examination revealed multiple fungal granulomas of variable size in the kidneys, brain, liver, and skeletal muscle. This is the first report of S. apiospermum infection associated with lesions in a marine mammal...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary antioxidant supplementation before and after oral acetaminophen challenge in cats
    Ana S Hill
    Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Am J Vet Res 66:196-204. 2005
    ..To determine effects of lipoic acid, vitamin E, and cysteine before and after oxidant challenge in cats...
  34. ncbi request reprint Distribution of tissue enzymes in three species of pinnipeds
    Deborah A Fauquier
    The Marine Mammal Center, 1065 Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, California 94965, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 39:1-5. 2008
    ..These results suggest that concurrent analysis of SDH, ALT, and CK would provide high specificity and sensitivity for the detection of hepatic lesions, and allow differentiation of liver from skeletal muscle lesions in pinniped species...
  35. doi request reprint Veterinary Clinical Pathology: taking it to the next level
    Mary M Christopher
    Vet Clin Pathol 37:1-2. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint The European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology: good news for all of us
    Mary M Christopher
    Vet Clin Pathol 32:2-5. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: let's STARD now
    Mary M Christopher
    Vet Clin Pathol 36:6. 2007