Understanding the IRIS CKD guidelines
Chronic kidney disease: from detection to treatment and everything in between.
Learn more about using the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) guidelines for staging and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), while discovering 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.
Faster at every stage.
VetConnect PLUS now offers clinical decision support for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Get patient-specific insights consistent with the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) CKD guidelines, along with next-step considerations, all within seconds. The IRIS staging feature will quickly guide you through diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of CKD in cats and dogs—so you can move forward with confidence.
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
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.
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.
Stage CKD patients 8x faster on average.6
It's never been easier to move from diagnosis to treatment.
Simply view your results in VetConnect PLUS. If a patient is flagged to be evaluated for CKD, you’ll see a few simple questions pop up alongside the results.
Just follow the prompts for next steps and recommendations.
Ready to access this great feature?
Activate your VetConnect PLUS account by calling 1-800-667-3411.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA. Individual results will vary based upon each patient’s case complexity and practitioner’s CKD staging experience.