Chronic Renal Failure

Chronic Renal Failure - Chronic Renal Failure VS441 CRF

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Chronic Renal Failure VS 441
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CRF Causes—anything that causes  significant damage to the  kidney Once established, progressive  and irreversible However,  management/supportive care  can result in survival for years  with good quality of life
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CRF--presentation Incidence higher in older animals Often present with very non-specific complaints—ADR Anorexia, weight loss Depression Lethargy Vomiting Diarrhea Anemia Stomatitis, oral ulcers Signs of PU/PD, dehydration only slightly more specific
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PE Dehydration Retinal detachment, blindness Palpable small kidneys
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CRF--diagnosis History Minimum data base: CBC Chemistry Urinalysis Urine culture Abdominal films More specific tests: Ultrasound Protein:creatinine levels Blood pressure IVP Renal biopsy
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Laboratory findings CBC— Anemia , +/-  leukocytosis if  infectious/inflammatory 
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course VS 441 taught by Professor Newell during the Fall '03 term at Becker College.

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Chronic Renal Failure - Chronic Renal Failure VS441 CRF

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