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Table 1 Summary of selected clinicopathologic variables at the time of admission of horses with surgical colic. Results listed as median and [Interquartile range]. Following univariate analyses, significant differences (P<0.05) were detected between survival groups as indicated by *.

From: Evaluation of plasma muscle enzyme activity as an indicator of lesion characteristics and prognosis in horses undergoing celiotomy for acute gastrointestinal pain

Parameter Overall Median [IQR] Survivors Non-Survivors Reference Range Univariate P-value
Aspartate aminotransferase
(IU/L)
345
[286 – 502]
332
[282 – 431]
391
[295 – 615]
185 – 375 P<0.01*
Bilirubin
(μmol/L)
34
[26 – 48]
34
[26 – 50]
33
[24 – 46]
9 – 29 P=0.55
Creatine kinase
(IU/L)
478
[272 – 1036]
421
[251 – 671]
826
[379 – 2866]
100 – 470 P<0.01*
Fibrinogen
(g/L)
3
[2 – 4]
3
[2 – 4]
3
[2 – 4]
1 – 4 P=0.93
Gamma-glutamyltransferase
(IU/L)
16
[12 – 26]
16
[12 – 26]
17
[12 – 26]
7 – 20 P=0.59
Glucose
(mmol/L)
8.2
[6.7 – 10.8]
7.8
[6.6 – 10.0]
9.8
[7.4 – 13.4]
3.9 – 7.5 P=0.04*
HCT
(%)
37
[33 – 43]
36
[32 – 40]
42
[36 – 50]
30 - 45 P<0.01*
Sorbitol dehydrogenase
(IU/L)
9
[4 – 20]
8
[4 – 17]
11
[5 – 25]
0 – 12 P=0.07