Servet Clinical Guides: Chronic Kidney Disease
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Servet Clinical Guides: Chronic Kidney Disease

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This Servet Clinical Guide on chronic kidney disease provides veterinary surgeons with the most up-to-date information on this disease to help them establish diagnosis and select the most appropriate treatment for each patient. Readers are provided with a series of guidelines, presented in a visual and dynamic manner, that will help them develop an effective relationship with the owner and explain the key aspects of their pets disease.

Carmen María Pineda Martos

Carmen María Pineda Martos received her degree in veterinary medicine (2008), her master’s degree in Animal Health, Medicine, and Improvement (2009), and her PhD in veterinary medicine (2014) from the University of Córdoba. She is a member of the PAIDI CTS-179 Veterinary Internal Medicine research group of the University of Cordoba and the GC-13 Calcium Metabolism and Vascular Calcification research group of the Maimónides Biomedical Research Institute of Córdoba (IMIBIC). She has been a visiting clinician at several prestigious international veterinary centres. Currently, she teaches as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Animal Surgery of the University of Córdoba and works in clinical practice in the Small Animal Internal Medicine Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Córdoba, focusing in particular on nephrology and urology.

She has authored and co-authored multiple notable scientific publications, book chapters, and communications presented at national and international conferences.

Ignacio López Villalba

Ignacio López Villalba received his PhD in veterinary medicine from the University of Córdoba in 2002. He is associate professor of veterinary internal medicine at the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery of the University of Córdoba, and head of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Córdoba. He has worked as a visiting researcher at several prestigious veterinary hospitals in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, and South America. He has worked in clinical practice at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Córdoba since 2003 and at the Veterinary Oncology Centre (CIOVET) since 2015.

He is the author of over 70 scientific publications in international journals specialising in internal medicine, and has spoken at more than 130 congresses and national and international postgraduate seminars. He has received numerous awards for his research work.

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María Luisa Suárez Rey

María Luisa Suárez Rey received her degree in veterinary medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Lugo) of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1991). In 1997, she was awarded her PhD in veterinary medicine by the same university. She began her teaching career as an associate professor in 1997 and is currently a professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lugo. She is AVEPA certified in internal medicine and works as an internal medicine specialist at the Rof Codina Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

1. Visit to the clinic What is chronic kidney disease? What is the first sign that the owner observes? Anamnesis to guide the diagnosis Risk factors Differential clinical signs Clinical examination protocol Points to which particular attention should be paid 2. Diagnostic protocols Identifying the primary disease Most common laboratory alterations Haematology Blood biochemical analysis Urinalysis Acid–base and electrolyte analyses Blood pressure measurement Useful diagnostic imaging tests Radiography Ultrasound Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging Scintigraphy Specialised diagnostic tests Estimation of glomerular filtration rate New markers of renal function How to manage phosphocalcic metabolism disorders Renal biopsy Staging and diagnostic criteria for CKD 3. Communication with the pet owner How to inform the owner Can an animal with CKD be cured? Can disease progression be predicted? CKD prognosis How long can an animal live with CKD? What factors influence survival time? Guidelines to follow once diagnosis is established 4. Treatment protocols Medical treatment of the patient Dietary modification as a fundamental pillar of treatment Correction of dehydration and management of acid–base and electrolyte alterations Treatment of gastrointestinal signs Treatment of anaemia Treatment of hyperphosphataemia Treatment of hypertension Treatment of proteinuria Other treatments Calcitriol Mesenchymal stem cell therapy Probiotics Calcimimetics Control of uraemic crisis in cases of exacerbation of CKD Use of replacement therapies 5. Guidelines for the owner: follow-up Owner involvement, a key element in the management of CKD What signs should be monitored once diagnosis is established? How often should periodic check-ups be performed? How often should a patient with CKD visit the veterinary clinic? What should we do when the disease progresses to terminal stages? 6. Appendix Suggested treatment protocols according to IRIS CKD stage Recommended reading 
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Carmen María Pineda Martos, Ignacio López Villalba, María Luisa Suárez Rey
  • Año de edición 2020
  • Nº Páginas 144
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 17 X 24

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