SDMA – What Is It? What Does It Tell Us? What's Next If It Is Elevated?
Symmetric Dimethylarginine (SDMA) is a renal biomarker, that is an accurate marker of Glomerular Filtration Rate. The webinar will discuss existing options for evaluating kidney function, and how IDEXX SDMA can be used alongside these tests, highlighting the differences between SDMA and creatinine as biomarkers. There will be discussion of the International Renal Interest Society kidney disease staging scheme, and how this is influenced by SDMA. The effect of pre-renal and post renal disease on SDMA will also be addressed. The approach to patients with an increased SDMA will also be addressed, with a clear plan described. The value of SDMA in other diseases, such as feline hyperthyroidism will also be addressed. Case examples will be utilised to demonstrate the clinical utility of SDMA.
Recording from 12.06.2019
Dr Graham Swinney. BVSc (Hons), DVCS, FANZCVSc
Graham graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987. He then moved to New Zealand where he was an Assistant Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at Massey University from 1988-1990. From 1990-1991 he undertook a medical residency at the University of Queensland. Graham returned to the University of Sydney in 1993 where he was a Registrar in Small Animal Medicine. During this time, he achieved his Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine. From 1999 to 2005 Graham worked as a Clinical Track Assistant Professor at Washington State University. He returned to Sydney in 2005 and spent the next four years at the Veterinary Specialist Centre before returning to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS) in 2009 as a Specialist in Canine Medicine. Since 2011 Graham has been at IDEXX Laboratories, working as an Internal Medicine Consultant and Medical Affairs Veterinarian. He has interests in clinical pathology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.