Urology/Renal Medicine

Canine Chronic Kidney Disease Current Diagnostics & Goals for Long-Term Management

Chronic kidney disease is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function; however, through early diagnosis and staging, prompt management can delay disease progression. Each aspect of treatment is comprehensively covered in this article. JD Foster, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function, resulting from a …

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Feline Kidney Disease 

FOCUS ON FELINE KIDNEY DISEASE Kidney diseases are a critical part of feline medicine, yet we still have so much to learn about disorders of this organ. Thankfully, a lot of research is being accomplished in this area, and following are some of the most intriguing papers recently published. In a pair of papers, Monaghan and colleagues discuss …

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Insights into Feline Kidney Transplants

  Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Diplomate ACVS Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure. Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure.1,2 The ability to perform …

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