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Table 4 Clinical and laboratory findings in 72 dogs with open cervix pyometra and 39 dogs with closed cervix pyometra

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

  Open cervix pyometra Median (interquartile range) Closed cervix pyometra Median (interquartile range) p value * Reference rangea
Hb (g/L) 122.0 (113.0-144.0) 137.0 (116.0-152.0) 0.1 132.0-199.0
PCV (%) 35.0 (32.0-40.0) 38.5 (32.0-43.0) 0.1 38.0-57.0
WBC (×109/L) 16.9 (10.8-27.0) 23.1 (18.0–33.7) 0.006 5.8–16.0
Neutrophils (×109/L) 10.9 (7.4–16.8) 15.5 (11.1–21.8) 0.005 3.0–11.5
Band neutrophils (×109/L) 1.6 (0.6–5.4) 2.3 (1.2–4.4) 0.5 0.0–0.3
Lymphocytes (×109/L) 1.4 (0.9–2.1) 1.4 (1.0–2.3) 0.2 1.4–4.8
Monocyte (×109/L) 1.6 (0.7–3.4) 2.2 (1.7–4.0) 0.008 0.2–1.4
Eosinophils (×109/L) 0.2 (0–0.5) 0.1 (0–0.4) 0.8 0.1–1.2
Basophils (×109/L) 0 0 0.2 0.0–0.1
Bile acids (μmol/L) 1.8 (1.2–4.3) 3.7 (1.7–10.0) 0.2 0.0-12.0
ALT (μkat/L) 0.4 (0.3–0.6) 0.3 (0.2–0.4) 0.2 0.0–1.3
ALP (μkat/L) 3.4 (1.9–5.1) 4.3 (2.1–6.4) 0.3 <5.0
ALB (g/L) 26.0 (22.0-28.0) 26.0 (24.0-30.0) 0.2 29.0-39.0
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.1 (4.4–5.9) 4.7 (4.2–5.2) 0.06 4.5–5.8
BUN (mmol/L) 3.6 (2.8–5.5) 3.5 (2.6–5.2) 0.7 2.5–8.8
Serum creatinine (μmol/L) 67.0 (57.0-75.0) 74.0 (63.0-82.0) 0.1 40.0-130.0
  1. Hb Haemoglobin, PCV Packed cell volume (haematocrit), WBC Total white blood cell count, ALT Alanine aminotransferase, ALP Alkaline phosphatase, ALB Albumin, BUN Blood urea nitrogen
  2. *Wilcoxon Two Sample Test. aReference range at the Clinical Pathology Laboratory (University Animal Hospital, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala)