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follow-up for assessment of chronic pain as
a long-term outcome. Univariable statistical
methods were used to evaluate the data.
at 0, 20, 60, 120 and 180 mins postadministration. Glucose:insulin ratios were
calculated for each time point.
Results: Fifty cats were identified and
were followed for a median of 41 months
after diagnosis of CCLD. Seven cats (14%)
developed bilateral CCLD. Twenty-eight cats
(56%) were treated conservatively and 22
(44%) surgically. All surgically treated cats
in which arthrotomy was performed (19/22)
had total cranial cruciate ligament rupture
and 9/19 (47%) had meniscal injuries.
Postoperative surgical complications were
recorded in 6/22 cats (27%). Owners of
24/29 (83%) cats still alive at follow-up
completed the FMPI questionnaire. The
conservatively treated cats had a lower FMPI
score, indicating less chronic pain, than those
cats treated surgically (P = 0.017).
Results: Within the dexmedetomidine
group, significant differences (P