Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of cats with ureteral obstruction

Lamb, C R and Cortellini, S and Halfacree, Z J (2018) Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of cats with ureteral obstruction. JOURNAL OF FELINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY, 20 (1). pp. 15-22.

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Abstract

This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of cats with azotaemia (serum creatinine >180 μmol/l) that had ultrasonography of the urinary tract, ultrasound images available for review and received treatment for azotaemia. Cats with pre-renal azotaemia or urethral obstruction were excluded. Associations between clinical and ultrasonographic results and the dependent variables ‘tentative diagnosis of ureteral obstruction’, ‘pyelography positive for ureteral obstruction’ and ‘death in hospital’ were tested using binary logistic regression.