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Robert J. Washabau

  Faculty
 
Washabau, Robert J Robert J Washabau V.M.D., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.I.M.
Professor of Medicine

1352 Boyd Avenue
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN   55108



Memberships

American Gastroenterology Association
Comparative Gastroenterology Society
American Motility Society
American Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 

Society Positions

Chair, WSAVA International G.I. Study Group, 2003-2006
Past-President, Specialty of Internal Medicine (ACVIM), 2000-2003
Past-President, Comparative Gastroenterology Society, 1997-1999


Clinical Interests

Problems of internal medicine; gastroenterologic disorders; gastrointestinal motility disorders; exocrine pancreatic disorders; hepatobiliary disease; mechanisms and therapy of emesis

Research Interests

Muscle physiology; mechanisms of gastrointestinal smooth muscle contraction; comparative aspects of gastrointestinal, airway, and urinary bladder smooth muscle properties; pathogenesis and therapy of gastrointestinal motility disorders

Selected Publications

Washabau RJ, Wang MB, Ryan JP: Myosin light chain phosphorylation and contraction of gastrointestinal smooth muscle. American Journal of Physiology 1991; 261 (Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 24): G952-G957.

Washabau RJ, Wang MB, Ryan JP. Effect of muscle length on isometric stress and myosin phosphorylation in gastrointestinal smooth muscle. American Journal of Physiology 1991; 260 (Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 23): G920-G924.

Callan MB, Washabau RJ, Saunders HM, Kerr L, Prymak C, Holt D. Congenital hiatal hernia in the Chinese Shar-pei. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 1993; 7: 210-215.

Fleischmann B, Washabau RJ, Kotlikoff MI. Control of resting membrane potential by delayed rectifier potassium currents in ferret airway smooth muscle cells. Journal of Physiology 1993; 469: 625-638.

Akol KG, Washabau RJ, Saunders HM, Hendrick MJ: Acute pancreatitis in cats with hepatic lipidosis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 1993; 7:205-209.

Chapman BL, Hendrick M, Washabau RJ. Granulomatous hepatitis in the dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1993; 203: 680-684.

Washabau RJ, Dorst C, Wang MB, and Ryan JP. Role of myosin light chain phosphorylation in gastrointestinal smooth muscle contraction. American Journal of Physiology 1994; 266 (Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 29): G469-G474.

Kume H, Hall I, Washabau RJ, and Kotlikoff MI. Beta-adrenergic agonists regulate Kca channels in airway smooth muscle by cAMP dependent and independent mechanisms. Journal of Clinical Investigation 1994; 93: 371-379.

Brockman DJ, Washabau RJ, and Drobatz KJ. Retrospective study of a standardized protocol of treatment of canine gastric dilation-volvulus syndrome in a veterinary critical care unit. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1995; 207: 460-464.

Hughes D, Elliott D, Washabau RJ, Kueppers F. Effect of age, reproductive status and disease on serum alpha-1 antitrypsin concentration in the dog. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 1995; 56: 568-572.

Washabau RJ, Fudge M, Price WJ, and Barone FC. GABA receptors in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus influence feline lower esophageal sphincter and gastric function. Brain Research Bulletin 1995; 38: 587-594.

Farrar ET, Washabau RJ, Saunders HM. Hepatic abscessation in the dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1996; 208: 243-247.

Washabau RJ, and Stalis I. Alterations in colonic smooth muscle function in cats affected with idiopathic megacolon. American Journal of Veterinary Research 1996; 57: 580-587.

Washabau RJ, and Sammarco J. Effect of cisapride on colonic smooth muscle function. American Journal of Veterinary Research 1996; 57: 541-546.

Hall JA, Washabau RJ. Gastrointestinal prokinetic therapy (five part series). Compendium for Continuing Education 1997; 19(2): 214-221; 19(3): 281-288;19(4): 473-480; 19(5): 615-621; 19(6): 721-737.

Hasler AH, Washabau RJ. Cisapride stimulates contraction in feline idiopathic megacolonic smooth muscle. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 1997; 11(6): 313-318.

Gaynor A, Shofer F, Washabau RJ. Risk factors associated with the development of canine acquired megaesophagus. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1997; 211: 1406-1412.

Hess R, Saunders HM, Van Winkle T, Shofer S, Washabau RJ. Clinical, clinicopathologic, radiographic, and ultrasonographic abnormalities in dogs with fatal acute pancreatitis: 70 cases (1986-1995). Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 1998; 213 (5): 665-670.

Conzemius MG, Brown DC, Brabec M, Smith GK, Washabau RJ, LaFond E, Chakraborty PK. Correlation between longitudinal bone growth, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor I in pre-pubertal dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research 1998; 59: 1608-1612.

Baez JL, Hendrick MJ, Walker LM, Washabau RJ. Radiographic, ultrasonographic, and endoscopic findings in cats with inflammatory bowel disease of the stomach and small intestine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1999; 215(3): 349-354.

Hess R, Kass P, Shofer F, Van Winkle T, Washabau RJ. Evaluation of risk factors for fatal acute pancreatitis in dogs. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 1999; 214 (1): 46-51.

Kull P, Hess R, Saunders HM, Craig L, Washabau RJ. Clinical, clinicopathologic, radiographic, and ultrasonographic characteristics of intestinal lymphangiectasia in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2001; 219: 197-202.

Kimmel SE, Washabau RJ, Drobatz K. Prognostic significance of ionized hypocalcemia in feline acute pancreatic necrosis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2001; 219: 1105-1109.

McManus C, Michel K, Simon DA, Washabau RJ. Effects of short chain fatty acids on colonic smooth muscle contraction. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2002; 63: 295-300.

Washabau RJ, Brockman DJ, Holt D. Feline colonic smooth muscle contraction is mediated by myosin light chain phosphorylation. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2002; 63: 695-702.

Mayhew P, Holt D, McLear R, Washabau RJ. Pathogenesis of extra-hepatic biliary obstruction in cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2002; 43: 247-253.

Holt DE, Washabau RJ, Djali, S, Steinberg SA, Dayrell-Hart B, Drobatz, K, Robinson M. Cerebrospinal fluid glutamine, tryptophan, and tryptophan metabolite concentrations are altered in dogs with portosystemic shunts. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2002; 63: 1167-1171.

Saunders HM, Van Winkle TJ, Kimmel SE, Washabau RJ. Ultrasonographic and radiographic findings in cats with clinical, necropsy, and histologic evidence of pancreatic necrosis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2002; 221: 1724-1730.

Gillespie TN, Washabau RJ, Goldschmidt MH, Cullen JM, Rogala AR, Breitschwerdt EB. Detection of Bartonella henseale and Bartonella clarridgeiae DNA in hepatic specimens from two dogs with hepatic disease. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2003; 222: 47-51.

Rondeau M, Michel K, McManus C, Washabau RJ. Butyrate and propionate stimulate feline longitudinal colonic smooth muscle contraction. Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 2003; 5: 167-173.

Ferreri J, Hardam E, Van Winkle T, Kimmel S, Saunders HM, Washabau RJ. Clinical differentiation of feline acute and chronic pancreatitis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2003; 223: 469-474.

 

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