Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
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

An ex vivo evaluation of efficacy of refrigerated canine plasma

Author(s):Grochowsky, A.R. | Rozanski, E.A. | de Laforcade, A.M. | Sharp, C.R. | Meola, D.M. | Schavone, J.J. | Brooks, M.B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Systematic evaluation of evidence on veterinary viscoelastic testing Part 3: Assay activation and test protocol

Author(s):De Laforcade, A. | Goggs, R. | Wiinberg, B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Partnership on Rotational ViscoElastic Test Standardization (PROVETS): Evidence-based guidelines on rotational viscoelastic assays in veterinary medicine

Author(s):Goggs, R. | Brainard, B. | De Laforcade, A.M. | Flatland, B. | Hanel, R. | Mcmichael, M. | Wiinberg, B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Hypoperfusion and acute traumatic coagulopathy in severely traumatized canine patients

Author(s):Abelson, A.L. | O'Toole, T.E. | Johnston, A. | Respess, M. | de Laforcade, A.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Hypoperfusion and acute traumatic coagulopathy in severely traumatized canine patients.

Author(s):Abelson, A.L. | O'Toole, T.E. | Johnston, A. | Respess, M. | de Laforcade, A.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)

Diseases Associated with Thrombosis

Author(s):de Laforcade, A.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Small Animal Critical Care Medicine

Shock

Author(s):de Laforcade, A.M. | Silverstein, D.C.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Small Animal Critical Care Medicine

Satellite teaching hospitals and public-private collaborations in veterinary medical clinical education

Author(s):Lloyd, J.W. | Fingland, R. | Arighi, M. | Thompson, J. | De Laforcade, A. | McManus, J.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Serial evaluation of Protein C and antithrombin in dogs with sepsis

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M. | Rozanski, E.A. | Freeman, L.M. | Li, W.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Suspected relative adrenal insufficiency in a critically ill cat

Author(s):Durkan, S. | De Laforcade, A. | Rozanski, E. | Rush, J.E.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Biochemical analysis of pericardial fluid and whole blood in dogs with pericardial effusion

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M. | Freeman, L.M. | Rozanski, E.A. | Rush, J.E.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Market survey investigating the feasibility of an advanced training program for veterinary technicians

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M. | Morrissey, P.A. | Rowell, S.L. | Schwartz, A.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Transfusion medicine in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine

Author(s):Rozanski, E. | De Laforcade, A.M.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice

Hemostatic changes in dogs with naturally occurring sepsis

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M. | Freeman, L.M. | Shaw, S.P. | Brooks, M.B. | Rozanski, E.A. | Rush, J.E.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Serum Nitrate and Nitrite in Dogs with Spontaneous Cardiac Disease

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M. | Freeman, L.M. | Rush, J.E.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Central venous pressure and arterial blood pressure measurements

Author(s):De Laforcade, A.M. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

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