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Feline acute kidney injury: 1. Pathophysiology, etiology and etiology-specific management considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23087003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequently recognized disease process in cats that requires immediate and aggressive intervention. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiologic processes underlying AKI and familiarity with the most common etiologies are essential for providing the most effective and timely therapy. Possessing this knowledge will also allow a more accurate prognosis to be given, and afford the best chance of a favorable outcome.
CLINICAL CHALLENGES: Feline patients often present with vague signs of AKI, which may delay treatment and adversely affect the prognosis. Their response to injury and treatment is often different to that of other species.
AUDIENCE: This two-part review article is directed at small animal practitioners as well as specialists. Part 1 reviews mechanisms underlying AKI in the cat, as well as etiologies and treatments related to some specific causes of AKI.
EVIDENCE BASE: The veterinary literature is limited with regards to the pathophysiology of AKI unique to the cat. However, there are numerous feline studies evaluating causes of AKI.
Kelly Monaghan; Benjamin Nolan; Mary Labato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  2013-04-26     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  775-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Acute Kidney Injury / classification,  therapy,  veterinary*
Cat Diseases / therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy / veterinary
Dialysis / veterinary
Disease Management
Evidence-Based Medicine
Fluid Therapy / veterinary*
Kidney / pathology
Kidney Function Tests / veterinary
Kidney Transplantation / veterinary*
Renal Replacement Therapy / veterinary*
Veterinary Medicine / methods

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