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Table 3 Case history data, clinical and laboratory findings, SIRS status and presence of prolonged hospitalization in dogs with open cervix pyometra or closed cervix pyometra with data recorded in each parameter

From: Closed cervix is associated with more severe illness in dogs with pyometra

Variable Open cervix pyometra /number of cases Closed cervix pyometra /number of cases p value*
n (%) n (%)
Case history Anorexia 39/72 54 24/39 62 0.7
General physical condition
 Normal or mild depression 50/71 70 17/39 43 0.006
 Moderate or severe depression 21/71 30 22/39 56
 Polydipsia 39/72 54 24/39 62 0.5
 Polyuria 37/72 51 22/39 56 0.7
 Vomiting 13/67 19 9/36 25 0.6
Physical examination Hydration status
 No or slight dehydration 31/71 44 14/38 37 0.8
 Moderate or severe dehydration 40/71 56 24/38 63  
 Abdominal pain on palpation 35/66 53 24/39 50 0.8
Haematology
 Leukocytosis 42/68 62 33/37 89 0.003
 Neutrophilia 32/68 47 26/35 74 0.008
 Monocytosis 36/70 51 30/37 81 0.003
 SIRS positive status 36/71 51 30/39 77 0.007
 Prolonged hospitalization (>=3 days) 25/69 36 9/37 24 0.2
  1. SIRS Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  2. * Chi-square test/Fisher’s exact test