Is Progressive Chronic Kidney Disease a Slow Acute Kidney Injury?
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International Renal Interest Society chronic kidney disease Stage 1 and acute kidney injury Grade I categorizations of kidney disease are often confused or ignored because patients are nonazotemic and generally asymptomatic. Recent evidence suggests these seemingly disparate conditions may be mechanistically linked and interrelated. Active kidney injury biomarkers have the potential to establish a new understanding for traditional views of chronic kidney disease, including its early identification and possible mediators of its progression, which, if validated, would establish a new and sophisticated paradigm for the understanding and approach to the diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of urinary disease in dogs and cats.
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Cowgill, L. D., Polzin, D. J., Elliott, J., Nabity, M. B., Segev, G., Grauer, G. F., ... van Dongen, A. M.