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International Renal Interest Society (IRIS)
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) guidelines

Overview of the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Learn more on using the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) guidelines and the value of SDMA in diagnosing CKD earlier than ever before. Diagnose with more confidence and determine the most effective treatment options for all stages of CKD.

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Step 1: Diagnose CKD

This informative graphic walks you through the steps to diagnose CKD. Learn how the IDEXX SDMA Test is an important diagnostic to include when diagnosing CKD, especially in cats or dogs with earlier or more advanced stages of the disease.1–5

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Stage 1 of the IRIS CKD guidelines: diagnose

Step 2: Stage CKD

IRIS guidelines recommend treatment based on the stage of chronic kidney disease. Learn more about the IRIS CKD Staging Guidelines and the value that SDMA adds to ensuring pets are treated for the most appropriate stage.

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Stage 2 of the IRIS CKD guidelines: staging

Step 3: Treat CKD

This graphic provides an overview of the IRIS treatment recommendations for all stages of chronic kidney disease, including early stages. It also shows how SDMA can impact treatment of later stages of CKD.

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Stage 3 of the IRIS CKD guidelines: treatment

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References

  1. Nabity MB, Lees GE, Boggess M, et al. Symmetric dimethylarginine assay validation, stability, and evaluation as a marker for early detection of chronic kidney disease in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2015;29(4):1036–1044.
  2. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Jewell DE. Comparison of serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine as kidney function biomarkers in cats with chronic kidney disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2014;28(6):1676–1683.
  3. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Almes K, Jewell DE. Serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine in dogs with naturally occurring chronic kidney disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2016;30(3):794–802.
  4. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Yu S, Jewell DE. Comparison of serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine as kidney function biomarkers in healthy geriatric cats fed reduced protein foods enriched with fish oil, L-carnitine, and medium-chain triglycerides. Vet J. 2014;202(3):588–596.
  5. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Melendez LD, Jewell DE. Relationship between lean body mass and serum renal biomarkers in healthy dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2015;29(3):808–814.