Proteinuria in chronic kidney disease: diagnosis and management

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Abstract

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in cats. Early diagnosis and disease management in conjunction with home monitoring result in delay of disease progression and, ultimately, improved prognosis and quality of life. Proteinuria is a negative prognostic indicator in cats with CKD. The main therapeutic target in the approach to reduce proteinuria is the inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system, however adjunctive therapies and immunosuppressive treatment based on renal biopsy results may also be indicated. Regular assessment of clinical and laboratory parameters is indicated, with treatment tailored accordingly and to the individual cat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalFeline Focus
Volume4
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

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