Armelle M. de Laforcade - DVM, DACVECC

Armelle M. de Laforcade
Associate Professor
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, Coagulation
Emergency and Critical Care

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395
x84415

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

  • DVM - Tufts University - 1997
  • BS - Cornell University - 1993

Board Certification

  • ACVECC
  1. Frydman, G.H., Metcalf Pate, K.A., Marini, R.P., de Laforcade, A.M., Bosch, I., Bakthavatchalu, V., Muthupalani, S., Swennes, A.G., Lyons, C.E., Tompkins, R.G., Fox, J.G. 2017. Adult-onset, chronic, cyclic thrombocytopenia in a Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) after dengue virus vaccination and viral challenge. Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
  2. Yang, V.K., Cunningham, S.M., Rush, J.E., de Laforcade, A. 2016. The use of rivaroxaban for the treatment of thrombotic complications in four dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  3. Da’dara, A.A., de Laforcade, A.M., Skelly, P.J. 2016. The impact of schistosomes and schistosomiasis on murine blood coagulation and fibrinolysis as determined by thromboelastography (TEG). Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.
  4. Yang, V.K., Cunningham, S.M., Rush, J.E., de Laforcade, A. 2016. The use of rivaroxaban for the treatment of thrombotic complications in four dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  5. Fletcher, D.J., Rozanski, E.A., Brainard, B.M., de Laforcade, A.M., Brooks, M.B. 2016. Assessment of the relationships among coagulopathy, hyperfibrinolysis, plasma lactate, and protein C in dogs with spontaneous hemoperitoneum. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  6. Lynch, A.M., Respess, M., Boll, A.E., Bozych, M., Mcmichael, M., Fletcher, D.J., De Laforcade, A.M., Rozanski, E.A. 2016. Hospital-acquired Anemia in Critically Ill Dogs and Cats: A Multi-Institutional Study. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  7. Majoy, S.B., de Laforcade, A.M., Barnard, M.R., Shaw, S.P. 2015. Platelet activation in a population of critically ill dogs as measured with whole blood flow cytometry and thromboelastography. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  8. Kelley, D., Lester, C., Shaw, S., de Laforcade, A., Webster, C.R.L. 2015. Thromboelastographic evaluation of dogs with acute liver disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  9. Grochowsky, A.R., Rozanski, E.A., de Laforcade, A.M., Sharp, C.R., Meola, D.M., Schavone, J.J., Brooks, M.B. 2014. An ex vivo evaluation of efficacy of refrigerated canine plasma. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  10. Grochowsky, A.R., Rozanski, E.A., de Laforcade, A.M., Sharp, C.R., Meola, D.M., Schavone, J.J., Brooks, M.B. 2014. An ex vivo evaluation of efficacy of refrigerated canine plasma. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001).
  11. de Laforcade, A. 2014. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition.
  12. de Laforcade, A., Silverstein, D.C. 2014. Shock. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition.
  13. De Laforcade, A., Goggs, R., Wiinberg, B. 2014. Systematic evaluation of evidence on veterinary viscoelastic testing Part 3: Assay activation and test protocol. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  14. Goggs, R., Brainard, B., De Laforcade, A.M., Flatland, B., Hanel, R., Mcmichael, M., Wiinberg, B. 2014. Partnership on Rotational ViscoElastic Test Standardization (PROVETS): Evidence-based guidelines on rotational viscoelastic assays in veterinary medicine. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  15. Aslanian, M.E., Sharp, C.R., Rozanski, E.A., de Laforcade, A.M., Rishniw, M., Brooks, M.B. 2014. Clinical outcome after diagnosis of hemophilia a in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  16. Trow, A.V., Rozanski, E., De Laforcade, A. 2013. Respiratory Emergencies and Pleural Space Disease. Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
  17. Abelson, A.L., O'Toole, T.E., Johnston, A., Respess, M., de Laforcade, A.M. 2013. Hypoperfusion and acute traumatic coagulopathy in severely traumatized canine patients. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  18. Abelson, A.L., O'Toole, T.E., Johnston, A., Respess, M., de Laforcade, A.M. 2013. Hypoperfusion and acute traumatic coagulopathy in severely traumatized canine patients.. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001).
  19. de Laforcade, A. 2012. Diseases Associated with Thrombosis. Topics in Companion Animal Medicine.
  20. De Laforcade, A.M. 2009. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine.

General Research Interests

Coagulation changes in critical illness and in severe trauma; development of protocols for anticoagulant use in the veterinary setting; monitoring anticoagulation therapy; diagnosis and management of severe sepsis and septic shock; alterations in microvascular perfusion in trauma and in critical illness.

Selected Research Projects

  • Evaluation of thromboelastography as a sensitive marker of coagulation abnormalities in sepsis.
  • Evaluation of thromboelastography in dogs following severe trauma.
  • Evaluating abdominal fluid cytology, biochemistry, and culture in dogs post-operatively following source control for abdominal sepsis.

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Coagulopathies associated with sepsis, liver disease, renal disease, rodenticide, DIC, and trauma. Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Emergency and Critical Care
  • Evaluation of thrombo-elastography as a sensitive marker of coagulation abnormalities in sepsis and in dogs following severe trauma. Coagulopathies, clinical critical care research, hypercoagulability and thormbosis, anticoagulation monitoring

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Thromboelastograph
  • ACL Elite hemostasis analyzer
  • Multiplate aggregometer
  • Microscan video microscope