Friday, September 15, 2017

3139. Continuing education. Dr Melanie Hicks and Abaxis S E Asia lecture at Suntec City Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017
Useful updated lecture on chronic kidney disease and blood testing equipment.


Updated on chronic kidney diseases in dogs and cats

Dear Dr Sing and team, 

This year, we Alfamedic is proud to present you the first Abaxis South East Asia Lecture Series to Singapore. Everyone is invited! :)

Abaxis brought you and team Dr Melanie Hicks, Senior Professional Services
Veterinarian for Abaxis Global Diagnostics. In the past four years, she has lectured in clinical pathology topics at numerous veterinary schools and technical colleges, and has provided hundreds of in-hospital seminars on topics in clinical
pathology and practice management. Dr Hicks has been a Director or her provincial veterinary medical association for eight years, acting as President for 2011-2012. She has served as a national Director for the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association for three years, currently sits on executive and will become the national President in 2019.

The details for this half-day event are as below,
Date - 15th September 2017 (Friday)
Time - 10am - 2pm (Registration starts 930am)
Venue - Suntec Convention Center, Room 300/301
Topics -
1. Histogram and blood film interpretation
2. Leveraging diagnostics in your practice
3. Managing chronic kidney disease


Pertaining to your queries, Dr Hicks suggested that a patient with low BUN and creatinine is not due to kidney disease per se (generally both tend to be high, along with potential other abnormalities in phosphorus, USG, urine microalbum and UPC etc). 
Low creatinine can be caused by a reduced lean muscle mass (most common cause).
Low BUN can be due to hepatic dysfunction. 
Both can be due to medullary washout (psychogenic polydipsia, excessively high IV fluid rate). 
Generally a slightly low BUN & creatinine is not significant if the above have been ruled out.

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