IDEXX Learning Center—Kidney Disease

Live Webinar Events
Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Kidney Disease in Hyperthyroid Cats (RACE #106-29295)
  (1 hour)
The clinical findings and diagnostic tools available to more reliably diagnose kidney disease in hyperthyroid cats will be reviewed. Treatment options and management goals for cats with concurrent chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperthyroidism will be emphasized. A clinical case will illustrate how SDMA guided diagnosis and management of the hyperthyroid patient with concurrent CKD.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $99.95)
Date Time Location Presenter(s) Status
5/23/2017 12:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Celeste Clements, Dr. Jennifer Ogeer Open
5/25/2017 3:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Celeste Clements, Dr. Jennifer Ogeer Open
5/30/2017 12:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Celeste Clements, Dr. Jennifer Ogeer Open
6/1/2017 3:00 p.m. ET Online/Webinar Dr. Celeste Clements, Dr. Jennifer Ogeer Open
On Demand
Early Diagnosis and Proper Staging for Better Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (RACE #106-22735)
  (1 hour)
In this module you’ll learn how chronic kidney disease has been historically diagnosed and how to diagnose the disease in dogs and cats earlier with the IDEXX SDMA Test for more effective kidney disease management.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The IDEXX Guide to Chemistry: Kidney Profile (RACE #106-26130)
  (1 hour)
This course includes a basic overview of renal profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess the health status of the kidney, we will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic panels, and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to recognize renal disease in two clinical cases.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Are You Missing CKD in Your Healthy Feline Patients? Early Detection with the IDEXX SDMA Test and Next Steps (RACE #106-25325)
  (1 hour)
Kidney disease is common in cats. The IDEXX SDMA Test can detect kidney disease earlier, even in clinically healthy cats. This feline-focused archived webinar provides an overview of how to use the IDEXX SDMA Test in everyday practice, including not only how to diagnose kidney disease earlier but what steps—diagnostic, management, and monitoring—to take to possibly extend the lives of these patients.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Cats and Kidney Disease: Case Presentation and Strategies for Advanced Care (RACE #106-27540)
  (1 hour)
A case will be presented to generate discussion of diagnosis and management of cats with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) CKD guidelines will be applied to illustrate their practical application. Diagnostic workup of cats with advanced CKD will be reviewed; however, the focus of the lecture will be on therapeutic interventions aimed at improving quality of life and delaying the progression of their kidney disease.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Cats and Kidney Disease: Cases and Strategies for Early Intervention (RACE #106-25812)
  (1 hour)
Kidney disease is common in cats, but it is typically diagnosed late when the disease is advanced. In this case-based feline-focused archived webinar, two cases will be discussed where the IDEXX SDMA™ Test helped to detect early kidney disease in cats presenting for other problems. An overview will be provided of what the next investigative, management, and monitoring steps should have been or were taken in these patients and the impact these steps had on the outcome of each case.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Cats and Kidney Disease—Part 2: A Case-Based Approach to Using SDMA in Everyday Practice (RACE #106-28856)
  (1 hour)
Kidney disease is common in cats, and the IDEXX SDMA™ Test is a new kidney test that is available to help evaluate kidney function. In this archive webinar, several cases will be presented to show how SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine) can be beneficial in common cases that practitioners handle every day. The cases will be used to illustrate what next steps should be taken when SDMA is increased and how SDMA can be a more reliable indicator of kidney function in cats.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Feline Chronic Kidney Disease: Optimizing Nutritional Management to Support Your Patients in All Stages of Disease (RACE #106-28287)
  (1 hour)
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in cats, and appropriate nutritional management has been proven to improve quality of life and survival times in cats with CKD. Recently, there has been controversy surrounding the nutritional requirements of cats with CKD. This archived webinar reviews the evidence supporting the use of renal therapeutic diets in cats while providing practical recommendations for optimizing nutrition in cats with both early and advanced CKD.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
SDMA In Practice: Cases and Strategies for Early Kidney Disease Intervention (RACE #106-19163)
  (1 hour)
Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) is a new kidney function test that helps detect kidney disease earlier and identifies progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as dogs and cats lose weight. Two clinical cases illustrate the use of updated IRIS CKD staging and treatment guidelines and highlight the value of SDMA. In these two cases, investigating an increased SDMA led to treatment of kidney disease and practical management decisions that improved patient health.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The IRIS CKD Guidelines and the IDEXX SDMA Test: A Practical Approach for Everyday Practice (RACE #106-28194)
  (1 hour)
Learn how to use the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines in everyday practice. Topics to be discussed include an overview of how to diagnose, stage, and treat CKD, as well as how the IDEXX SDMA™ Test can help in all aspects of kidney disease diagnosis and management. A case study will illustrate practical use of the IRIS CKD guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment recommendations for CKD by IRIS stage.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Interactive Challenge--The Kidney Disease Challenge (RACE #106-22671)
  (30 minutes)
Test your knowledge and find out how much you know with regard to kidney disease since chronic kidney disease will affect 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 5 dogs in their lifetimes.1 You'll gain an understanding of the common clinical signs as well as why it's critical to routinely screen patients at risk of kidney disease since early detection and diagnosis greatly influences the patient's prognosis. Adding a complete urinalysis to every biochemistry profile lets you quickly interpret the diagnostics in house and identify early kidney disease, sometimes even before the patient has clinical signs.


Reference

1. Relford R, Brown SA, Elliott J, Metzger F, Grauer GF, Lees GE, Sanderson S. Proteinuria and renal disease: a roundtable discussion. Vet Med. 2005;100(4)(suppl):1-16.

Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Snippets
Diagnosing CKD in Underweight Patients
(5 minutes)
Learn through the case of Muffin—a sick dog presenting with vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss—how SDMA can impact your diagnosis of kidney disease in dogs and cats.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
How to Run Urine Protein:Creatinine Ratio (UPC)
(2 minutes)
Learn the proper way to run a Catalyst® Urine Protein:Creatinine (UPC) ratio on your Catalyst One™ Chemistry Analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
IRIS Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease Include SDMA
(5 minutes)
The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) has recently updated their guidelines for diagnosing, staging and treating chronic kidney disease (CKD) to include the new kidney biomarker SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine).This video will provide an overview of the IRIS CKD guidelines and how SDMA can be a useful adjunct for the early diagnosis of CKD as well as a guide for management of more advanced chronic kidney disease.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
IRIS Guidelines: Step 1—Diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease
(4 minutes)
Learn how earlier detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with SDMA benefits your patients.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
IRIS Guidelines: Step 2—Stage Chronic Kidney Disease
(5 minutes)
Learn more on the importance of accurately staging chronic kidney disease, using the IRIS guidelines, and SDMA.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
IRIS Guidelines: Step 3—Treatment Recommendations
(9 minutes)
Learn how to use the IRIS CKD Guidelines for determining treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
The Benefits of Early Diagnosis of CKD
(6 minutes)
Learn how earlier detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with SDMA benefits your patients.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
What Is SDMA?
The IDEXX SDMA™ Test is the new standard of care for diagnosing and managing kidney disease. SDMA is a more reliable indicator of kidney function than creatinine and detects kidney disease earlier than any other routinely available tests. Learn more about the IDEXX SDMA Test.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
Why Early Diagnosis of Kidney Disease is a Good Thing
(4 minutes)
Did you know that kidney disease will affect 1 in 3 cats? The good news is that your veterinarian has the ability to catch the disease in its early stages and your cat can live a long and healthy life. Early detection is key.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
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