Contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging to evaluate the relationship between obesity and kidney disease, and to assess therapeutic effects of weight loss and nutritional management (with omega-3 fatty acids), in a dog model. 

01 February 2015 → 30 November 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
EU trade policy
Project description

In humans, obesity-related kidney disease tends to be an under-recognized problem. In this dog model, quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, correlated with other renal function tests, will be used to determine the (early) effects of obesity on renal perfusion. Subsequently, the therapeutic effects of weight loss and omega-3 nutritional management on renal perfusion in obese dogs will be evaluated.