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 ADJ Watson, Sydney, Australia

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Topic 02 – Risk Factors for CKD

MJ Fernández del Palacio, Murcia, Spain

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Topic 03 – Early Diagnosis of CKD

AM van Dongen, Utrecht, Netherlands and R Heiene, Oslo, Norway

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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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