The International Renal Interest Society adds the IDEXX SDMA Test to chronic kidney disease guidelines

IRIS Guidelines for chronic kidney disease include the IDEXX SDMA Test
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 video reviews the IRIS guidelines for diagnosing chronic kidney disease. Learn how the IDEXX SDMA Test is a more reliable diagnostic test than creatinine for diagnosing earlier and more advanced stages of disease.1–5

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IRIS Guidelines: Step 1--Diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease

Step 2: Stage CKD

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

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IRIS Guidelines: Step 2--Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

Step 3: Treat CKD

This video 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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IRIS Guidelines: Step 3--Treatment Recommendations

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.