Rebecka S Hess

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Chief, Section of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Contact information
Section of Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010
Office: 215-898-9427
Fax: 215-573-6050
Education:
B.Sc. (Biology - cum laude)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel , 1988.
DVM (Veterinary Medicine)
The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1992.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical endocrine studies and genetic studies of canine diabetes mellitus.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Diabetes mellitus in dogs

Selected Publications

Trotman Tara K, Drobatz Kenneth J, Hess Rebecka S: Retrospective evaluation of hyperosmolar hyperglycemia in 66 dogs (1993-2008). Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) 23(5): 557-64, Sep-Oct 2013.

Rondeau Danielle A, Mackalonis Megan E, Hess Rebecka S: Effect of body position on indirect measurement of systolic arterial blood pressure in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 242(11): 1523-7, Jun 2013.

Hess Rebecka S, Drobatz Kenneth J: Glargine insulin for treatment of naturally occurring diabetes mellitus in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 243(8): 1154-61, Oct 2013.

Sears Kirk W, Drobatz Kenneth J, Hess Rebecka S: Use of lispro insulin for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) 22(2): 211-8, Apr 2012.

O'Neill Siobhan, Drobatz Kenneth, Satyaraj Ebenezer, Hess Rebecka: Evaluation of cytokines and hormones in dogs before and after treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis and in uncomplicated diabetes mellitus. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology 148(3-4): 276-83, Aug 2012.

Seth M, Drobatz K J, Church D B, Hess R S: White blood cell count and the sodium to potassium ratio to screen for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 25(6): 1351-6, Nov-Dec 2011.

Palm C A, Boston R C, Refsal K R, Hess R S: An investigation of the action of Neutral Protamine Hagedorn human analogue insulin in dogs with naturally occurring diabetes mellitus. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 23(1): 50-5, Jan-Feb 2009.

Murray S C, Gasser A, Hess R S: Transient hyperglycaemia in a prediabetic dog treated with prednisone and cyclosporin A. Australian veterinary journal 87(9): 352-5, Sep 2009.

Morgan Megan J, Vite Charles H, Radhakrishnan Anant, Hess Rebecka S: Clinical peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes mellitus in 3 dogs. The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne 49(6): 583-6, Jun 2008.

W. Pullen and R. Hess: Hypothyroid dogs treated with intravenous levothyroxine. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20: 32–37, 2006.

R. Hess, P. Kass, T. Van Winkle. : Association between atherosclerosis and glomerulopathy in dogs. The International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine 4(3): 224-231, 2006.

S. Fincham, K. Drobatz, T. Gillespie, R. Hess: Evaluation of Plasma Ionized Magnesium Concentration in 122 Dogs with Diabetes Mellitus: A Retrospective Study. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 18: 612-617, 2004.

R. Hess, P. Kass, T. Van Winkle.: Association between diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism or hyperadrenocorticism, and atherosclerosis in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 17: 489-494, 2003.

R. Hess and C. Ward.: Effect of insulin dosage on glycemic response in dogs with diabetes mellitus: 221 cases (1993-1998). Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 216: 217-221, 2000.

S. Kimmel, C. Ward, P. Henthorn, R. Hess: Familial insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in Samoyed dogs. Journal of American Animal Hospital Association 38: 235-238, 2002.

S. Parsons, K. Drobatz, S. Lamb, C. Ward, R. Hess: Endogenous serum insulin concentration in dogs with diabetic ketoacidosis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 12: 147-152, 2002.

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