Hemodialysis and conventional management of dogs with renal insufficiency
Dr. Srikanth Kandula, Dr. Satish Kumar Karlapudi, Dr. N Nagaraju and Dr. Anusha Dasohari
Out of 79 cases of common renal disorders, 29 were diagnosed for azoturia and renal insufficiency and hence, included for conservative medical management as group 1 dogs for 15 days. Inspite of every care that was taken with time to time administration of drugs, 5 dogs beyond 8 year of age that were showing severe azoturia (BUN, 350-475 mg/dl and serum creatinine, 7.2 to 8.3 mg/dl) were dead within few days after initiation of therapy. Hence, 24 cases were considered under group 1. However, by the end of the scheduled clinical management protocol, 8 dogs that did not showed any significant improvement clinically and in serum chemistry were found refractory and hence, included in group II and subjected for haemodialysis. However, fluid and other supportive drugs were also continued. Following therapy though there was a significant improvement in hematology, serum chemistry, among renal insufficiency cases of both the groups, a significantly difference was noticed with the values of group II cases that underwent hemodialysis. Though treatment was started for 29 dogs, in spite of every effort 5 dogs died during the first few days of initiation of medical management procedure and 8 dogs were found refractory and hence, 16 dogs that were shown under group I reported significant clinical improvement with absence of almost all the clinical signs by day 5 to 13 among all the dogs except for pedal edema (4/5 dogs) and ascites (5/7 dogs). Whereas, the same started improving from day 2 to 3 and reached complete absence by day 4 to 8 among all the dogs and without any mortality that were included under hemodialysis group.
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Dr. Srikanth Kandula, Dr. Satish Kumar Karlapudi, Dr. N Nagaraju and Dr. Anusha Dasohari. Hemodialysis and conventional management of dogs with renal insufficiency. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1013-1017.