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  1. Preventing zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised persons: the role of physicians and veterinarians.

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    | Contributor(s):: Sara Grant, Christopher W. Olsen

  2. Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact

    | Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.

    Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...

  3. Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact

    | Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.

    Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...

  4. Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor

    | Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.

    BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...

  5. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes

    | Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.

    Objective: To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design: A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n=80) or diabetes (immunocompetent; n=251)...

  6. Pet ownership by immunocompromised people

    | Contributor(s):: Lappin, M. R.

  7. Dogs, zoonoses and immunosuppression

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, R. A., Pugh, R. N.

  8. The human-companion animal bond: how humans benefit. (Special Issue: Veterinary public health.)

    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Son, H. S.

    The human-animal bond is extremely important to most clients of small animal veterinary practices. Pet ownership, or just being in the presence of a companion animal, is associated with health benefits, including improvements in mental, social, and physiologic health status. This article provides...

  9. Animal-assisted therapy as a pain relief intervention for children

    | Contributor(s):: Braun, C., Stangler, T., Narveson, J., Pettingell, S.

  10. [Pet ownership and health status of pets from immunocompromised children, with emphasis in zoonotic diseases]

    | Contributor(s):: Abarca, V. K., Lopez Del, P. J., Pena, D. A., Lopez, G. Jc

  11. Hygiene measures for animal-assisted interventions in hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and retirement homes

    | Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, C., Herr, C., Eikmann, T.

    Active or passive interactions with animals in animal-assisted interventions can be of great physical (reduction of hypertension, cardiac and circulatory troubles, muscle relaxation, pain relief etc.) and psychosocial (reduction of loneliness, fear and hostility, improvement of self-confidence)...

  12. AVMA guidelines for responding to clients with special needs. AVMA Committee on the Human-Animal Bond

  13. Concern for all immunosuppressed clients

    | Contributor(s):: Westheimer, E.

  14. Veterinarians' role in the AIDS crisis

    | Contributor(s):: O'Rourke, K.