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Evaluation of peritoneal fluid following intestinal resection and anastomosis in horses.
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PMID:  1575387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postoperative abdominal fluid changes were compared in 2 groups of horses; those undergoing double small-colon resection and anastomosis (n = 10) and those undergoing exploratory celiotomy alone (n = 5). Peritoneal fluid was collected before surgery and on postoperative days 1, 3, 5, and 7. Total and differential nucleated cell counts, RBC numbers, and total protein and fibrinogen concentrations were evaluated. In both groups, all values were significantly higher than normal on the first postoperative day (after small-colon resection and anastomoses, WBC = 130,350 +/- 23,310 cells/microliters, RBC = 7,389,000 +/- 6,234,000 cells/microliters, total protein = 3.63 +/- 0.16 g/dl; after exploratory celiotomy alone, WBC = 166,620 +/- 34,340 cells/microliters, RBC = 295,000 +/- 86,070 cells/microliters, total protein 4.38 +/- 0.54 g/dl). The number of total peritoneal nucleated cells and RBC significantly decreased after the first postoperative day, whereas total protein and fibrinogen concentrations, percent neutrophils, and percent mononuclear cells remained unchanged. None of the values had returned to normal by postoperative day 7 (after small-colon resection and anastomoses, WBC = 45,600 +/- 8,765 cells/microliters, RBC = 95,390 +/- 53,380 cells/microliters, total protein = 4.39 +/- 0.23 g/dl; after exploratory celiotomy alone, WBC = 43,340 +/- 7,746 cells/microliters, RBC = 12,860 +/- 11,790 cells/microliters, total protein = 3.92 +/- 2.20 g/dl.) The resection and anastomosis group had a significantly lower total protein concentration on the first postoperative day and a significantly higher mean total RBC count over the entire 7-day postoperative evaluation than did horses that underwent celiotomy alone. Other values in the 2 groups of horses did not differ significantly.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
R R Hanson; A J Nixon; R Gronwall; D Meyer; J Pendergast
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of veterinary research     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0002-9645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-04     Completed Date:  1992-06-04     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375011     Medline TA:  Am J Vet Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / veterinary
Ascitic Fluid / chemistry,  cytology,  veterinary*
Cell Count / veterinary
Colon / surgery*
Erythrocyte Count / veterinary
Fibrinogen / analysis
Horse Diseases / diagnosis*
Horses / surgery*
Leukocyte Count
Leukocytes, Mononuclear
Peritoneal Cavity / pathology
Peritonitis / diagnosis,  veterinary
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Proteins / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Proteins; 9001-32-5/Fibrinogen

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