Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is still a highly underutilized tool in cats because available methods are not easy to be performed in clinical practice. Iohexol (IOX) has been shown to be a useful and reliable marker of GFR both in animals and in humans. The aim of the present study was to develop a rapid and reliable method for measuring IOX in feline plasma and to evaluate the accuracy of limited sampling models to establish a low-cost and clinically suitable GFR test. IOX concentrations were determined by using a new HPLC-UV method. GFR was assessed as plasma clearance of IOX, which was calculated by dividing dose administered by area under the curve of plasmatic concentration versus time (AUC), and indexed to body weight (BW). Correlation and agreement analysis between the GFR values obtained by a seven-point clearance method and the GFR values determined by the application of simplified sample combinations indicated that the 3-blood sample clearance model (5, 30, and 60 min) was the best simplified method because it provided an accurate GFR value in only one hour. The reported method is a simple and accurate way of GFR determination, which may be easily used in a clinical setting.
|Autori:||Meucci V.;Guidi G.;Melanie P.;Breghi G.;Lippi I.|
|Titolo:||A limited sampling, simple and useful method for determination of glomerular filtration rate in cats by using a new accurate HPLC method to measure iohexol plasmatic concentrations|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1155/2013/569121|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|