Evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic criteria for sepsis in dogs.

@article{Hauptman1997EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic criteria for sepsis in dogs.},
  author={Joseph G Hauptman and Richard Walshaw and N. Bari Olivier},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={393-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of various individual criteria and grouped criteria to diagnose sepsis in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Prospective acquisition of clinical data. ANIMALS OR SAMPLE POPULATION Client-owned dogs; 30 septic and 320 nonseptic. METHODS Rectal temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, white blood cell (WBC) count with percent bands… CONTINUE READING