Virginia T Rentko - VMD, DACVIM

Virginia T Rentko
Clinical Assoc Prof/Med Dir

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395 x84683

Education

  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania - 1987
  • MS - The Ohio State University - 1983
  • BA - Boston University - 1981

Board Certification

  • Small Animal Internal Medicine
  1. Muir, W.W., Ilangovan, G., Zweier, J.L., Moon-Massat, P.F., Rentko, V.T. 2011. Vital organ tissue oxygenation after serial normovolemic exchange transfusion with HBOC-201 in anesthetized swine. Shock.
  2. Mongan, P.D., Moon-Massat, P.F., Rentko, V., Mihok, S., Dragovich, A., Sharma, P. 2009. Regional blood flow after serial normovolemic exchange transfusion with HBOC-201 (hemopure) in anesthetized swine. Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care.
  3. Mongan, P.D., Moon-Massat, P.F., Rentko, V., Mihok, S., Dragovich, A., Sharma, P. 2009. Regional blood flow after serial normovolemic exchange transfusion with HBOC-201 (Hemopure) in anesthetized swine.. The Journal of trauma.
  4. Rice, J., Philbin, N., Light, R., Arnaud, F., Steinbach, T., McGwin, G., Collier, S., Malkevich, N., Moon-Massatt, P., Rentko, V., Pearce, L.B., Ahlers, S., McCarron, R., Handrigan, M., Freilich, D. 2008. The effects of decreasing low-molecular weight hemoglobin components of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers in swine with hemorrhagic shock. Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care.
  5. Rentko, V.T., Pearce, L.B., Moon-Massat, P.F., Gawryl, M.S. 2006. Hemopure ® (HBOC-201, hemoglobin glutamer-250 (Bovine)). Preclinical studies. Blood Substitutes.
  6. Pearce, L.B., Gawryl, M.S., Rentko, V.T., Moon-Massat, P.F., Rausch, C.W. 2006. HBOC-201 (Hemoglobin Glutamer-250 (Bovine), Hemopure®). Clinical studies. Blood Substitutes.
  7. Callan, M.B., Rentko, V.T. 2003. Clinical application of a hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solution. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice.
  8. Hamilton, R.G., Kelly, N., Gawryl, M.S., Rentko, V.T. 2001. Absence of immunopathology associated with repeated IV administration of bovine Hb-based oxygen carrier in dogs. Transfusion.
  9. Braden, T.D., Tvedten, H.W., DeCamp, C.E., Turner, T.M., Hughes, G.S., Rentko, V.T. 1999. Radiographic, biomechanical, and pathologic effects of hemoglobin glutamer-200 in dogs undergoing cemented total hip arthroplasty. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  10. Rentko, V.T. 1992. Red blood cell substitutes.. Problems in veterinary medicine.
  11. Rentko, V.T., Clark, N., Ross, L.A., Schelling, S.H. 1992. Canine Leptospirosis: A Retrospective Study of 17 Cases. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

General Research Interests

  • Hematology

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Hemoglobin based oxygen carrying solutions
  • Hematology
  • Transfusion medicine

Research Interests by Area

Other Areas of Research
  • Blood products; hemoglobin replacement