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The effect of naturally occurring renal insufficiency on serum pancreatic-specific lipase in cats

Abstract

Feline pancreatitis is a common but likely an under-diagnosed condition. The recent development of pancreatic-specific lipase testing for this species has resulted in improved diagnostic testing. In cats, the effect of renal insufficiency has not been adequately evaluated. This paper reveals increased pancreatic-specific lipase in cats with renal insufficiency, but not pre-renal azotaemia, and suggests a significant effect of renal insufficiency on serum pancreatic-specific lipase concentrations.

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Jaensch, S. The effect of naturally occurring renal insufficiency on serum pancreatic-specific lipase in cats. Comp Clin Pathol 22, 801–803 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00580-012-1481-y

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Keywords

  • Pancreatic-specific lipase
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Feline