Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Chronic and acute renal disease

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Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Chronic and acute renal disease

Each Veterinary Medicine Essentials package covers diagnostic steps, treatment plan guidance and the latest updates, plus resources to share with your entire veterinary team and your clients.
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Dec 06, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

The kidneys. You may not even identify a problem with these indispensable organs until they they are already markedly damaged. New tools area available to help you stage renal disease, test for it and catch problems earlier. And new treatments can help delay disease progression. Keep an eye on this Essential for updates to help extend patients' survival times and enhance their quality of life.

Updates on renal disease

SDMA: Satisfy your need for speed (in diagnosing CKD)

Aug 03, 2016

How to use this biomarker in your veterinary practice to help you diagnose, treat and monitor chronic kidney disease. ...

 

Curtailing the cunning of chronic kidney disease in cats

Aug 01, 2016

A study investigates what factors might help us catch this covert killer early. ...

 

Journal Scan: SDMA pinpointed as biomarker for feline renal disease

May 20, 2015

Does this form of testing hold the key to diagnosing deterioration of the kidney in cats earlier? ...

 

Journal Scan: Early signs of chronic kidney disease: Are we looking hard enough?

Jun 11, 2014

A study looks at the importance of identifying risk factors and performing preemptive screening for chronic kidney disease. ...

 

IDEXX test promises to detect kidney disease months or years earlier

Jan 23, 2015

SDMA will be offered as part of routine reference test at no additional charge. ...

 

Journal Scan: Uremic gastropathy in cats with kidney disease: does it exist?

Aug 06, 2014

A study looks at whether cats with chronic kidney disease are more likely to develop gastric pathology as a result of uremia. ...

 

Detection and recognition of renal disease

Jump into the future with urinary biomarkers

 

SDMA markers can be detected earlier than other indicators of chronic kidney disease, leading to faster management. ...

 

Differentiating between acute and chronic kidney disease

 

Here are some diagnostic tests that can help with this complicated task. ...

 

Laboratory evaluation of kidney disease

 

The serum chemistry profile, complete blood count, and urinalysis findings that indicate kidney disease. ...

 

Early detection of chronic kidney disease (Proceedings)

 

Renal damage and disease can be caused by acute or chronic insults to the kidney. ...

 

Trends and best practices for patients with acute renal failure

 

A Q&A with veterinary internist Barrak Pressler ...

 

Which is it? Acute renal failure vs. chronic kidney disease (Proceedings)

 

Renal failure results when approximately three fourths of the nephrons of both kidneys cease to function. ...

Treatment and management of renal disease

Renal diets for veterinary patients: What to feed and when to start

 

Restriction of some nutrients and supplementation with others helps pets with kidney disease live longer, better-quality lives. ...

 

Staging and management of canine chronic kidney disease

 

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs over a period of months to years and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs. ...

 

Fluid treatment for renal failure (Proceedings)

 

Kidney disease is classically compartmentalized into acute and chronic disease, which is a convenient way to view what are very frequently markedly different manifestations of kidney disease. ...

 

A practical guide to antiproteinuric drugs in dogs

 

Dr. Barrak Pressler lays out the case for administering ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II-receptor blockers. ...

 

11 guidelines for conservatively treating chronic kidney disease

 

To provide optimal treatment for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease, you'll need to thoroughly evaluate the animal and diligently monitor the natural course of the disease as well as the patient's response to intervention. ...

 

When obesity and chronic kidney disease collide

 

A review of the literature and an explanation of what is (and isn’t) reasonable when it comes to making a treatment plan. ...

 

Trends and best practices for patients with acute renal failure

 

A Q&A with veterinary internist Barrak Pressler ...

Associated conditions

Journal Scan: Is there an association between the severity of CKD and risk of UTIs in cats?

 

A study looks at the association between chronic kidney disease and UTIs in cats. ...

 

CVC Highlight: Canine leptospirosis: When to suspect it, how to manage it

 

You know that leptospirosis can be a chameleon. Here's a review to help you know when to suspect it and what to do about it. ...

 

Research Update: Does FIV play a role in the development of chronic kidney disease in cats?

 

This study suggests that testing for FIV infection should be part of the diagnostic evaluation in young or middle-aged cats with CKD. ...

 

Diagnosis, management of hypertension, proteinuria in dogs with chronic kidney disease

 

By altering pre-glomerular resistance, healthy kidneys can maintain relatively stable glomerular capillary pressures despite variations in systemic blood pressure. This process is termed "renal autoregulation." ...

 

Video: Which drugs can hurt the kidneys?

 

Dr. Gregory Grauer addresses which drugs commonly used in dogs and cats are potentially nephrotoxic. ...

 

Managing anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease

 

Chronic anemia affects the body negatively in a number of ways and decreases an animal's quality of life. ...

Client education and team tools

Chronic kidney disease + obesity: A treatment plan doodle

 

Veterinary nutrition expert Dr. Martha Cline brings clarity to this complicated comorbidity. ...

 

You CAN change a cat's diet

 

A little trick plus lots of patience equals success. ...

 

Client handout: Managing your pet's chronic renal disease

 

Download this PDF with explanations of the most common treatments for cats and dogs with chronic kidney disease. ...

 

Counsel clients on veterinary kidney care

 

This client handout spells out renal care to improve compliance. ...

 

Veterinary client handout and educational video: How to administer subcutaneous fluids

 

Veterinary client handout and educational video: How to administer subcutaneous fluids ...