IRIS Educational Topics

IRIS was created to advance the scientific understanding of kidney diseases in small animals. A primary mission of IRIS is to help veterinary practitioners better diagnose, understand and treat kidney diseases in cats and dogs. To facilitate the achievement of its educational mission, the IRIS Board has provided the following discussions of important topics in veterinary nephrology.

These documents are reviewed annually and -if necessary- revised by the IRIS Board. When available new topics are added.

Topic 01 – IRIS Staging System

J Elliott, London, UK and Joanna White, Sydney, Australia

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Topic 02 – Risk Factors for CKD

Xavier Roura, Bellaterra, Spain

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Topic 03 – Early Diagnosis of CKD

Harriet M. Syme, London, UK

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Topic 04 – Creatinine (Dog)

HP Lefebvre, Toulouse, France, ADJ Watson, Sydney, Australia and R Heiene, Oslo, Norway

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Topic 05 – Urine Collection

A Hüttig, Reutlingen, Germany

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Topic 06 – Urine Specific Gravity

ADJ Watson, Sydney, Australia, HP Lefebvre, Toulouse, France and J Elliott, London, UK

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Topic 07 – Proteinuria

GF Grauer, Manhattan, KS, USA

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Topic 08 – Hypertension

SA Brown, Athens, USA

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Topic 09 – GFR

R Heiene, Oslo, Norway, HP Lefebvre, Toulouse, France

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Topic 10 –GFR in Practice: assessment of glomerular filtration rate in dogs

R Heiene, Oslo, Norway, HP Lefebvre, Toulouse, France and ADJ Watson, Sydney, Australia

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Topic 11 – Preventing aminoglycosides-induced AKI

The IRIS Board

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Topic 12 – Treatment of Vomiting, Nausea and Inappetence in Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

Jonathan Elliott, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK

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Topic 13 – Diets for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

David J. Polzin, DVM, PhD Dip ACVIM

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Topic 14 – Reassessment of "normal" values in dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease

Gregory F. Grauer, KS, USa

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Topic 15 – Differentiation between Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease (2018)

Gilad Segev, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Topic 16 – Recent advances in Mineral and Bone Disorders in CKD (2018)

Henk van den Broek & Jonathan Elliott, London, UK

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Topic 17 – Utility of Creatinine, UPC, and SDMA in the Early Diagnosis of CKD (2018)

Gregory F. Grauer, KS, USa

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Topic 18 – Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in cats and dogs: The emerging role of angiotensin II receptor blockers (2018)

Amanda Coleman, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Jonathan Elliott, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

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Topic 19 – What pet owners should know about CKD in dogs and cats

Stephen P. DiBartola, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (internal medicine)

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