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Table 6 Diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy surgery and anesthesia timing in cats and dogs and associations with mortality

From: Prognostic indicators for perioperative survival after diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy in cats and dogs: 96 cases (2001-2013)

Characteristic Category Animals alive (n = 78) Animals that died (n = 18) All cases (n = 96) P-value
Time from trauma to admission (hrs) Median, 95% CI 102.8, 22.1–178.8 38.6, 2.4–421.9 87.1, 22.1–177.6 0.64
Time from trauma to surgery (hrs) Median, 95% CI 132.0, 58.6–207.5 47.9, 16.2–429.0 113.8, 48.2–201.0 0.63
Time from admission to surgery (hrs) Median, 95% CI 16.3, 9.9–21.2 15.2, 7.0–20.1 16.3, 10.3–20.1 0.57
Anaesthesia duration (hrs) Median, 95% CI 3.0, 2.7–3.2 4.3, 3.2–4.7 3.1, 2.8–3.3 0.0013*
Duration of surgical procedure (hrs) Median, 95% CI 1.4, 1.3–1.6 1.9, 1.5–2.3 1.53, 1.40–1.67 0.004*
  1. P–values reports are the results of the log–rank univariable analysis assessing association with mortality
  2. Hrs hours, CI Confidence interval
  3. *Indicates statistically significant difference