Hyperphosphatemia is a common complication in the later stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sequelae can include hypocalcemia, disturbances in bone mineralization homeostasis, and an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. The management of hyperphosphatemia includes restricting the dietary intake of phosphate and use of phosphate binders to limit phosphate intake. Several different types of phosphate binders are available, but compliance, tolerability issues, and tightening healthcare budgets have resulted in increased scrutiny of the effectiveness of these agents. This report examines the management of hyperphosphatemia in dialysis and mid- to late-stage CKD patients. It provides insights into nephrologists’ attitudes and perceptions of older phosphate binders such as Fosrenol, Renvela, and Phoslyra, as well as the newer iron-based phosphate binders Velphoro and Auryxia.
Survey of 100 U.S. nephrologists.
KEY DRUGS COVERED
Auryxia, Velphoro, Fosrenol, Phoslyra, Renvela
KEY INSIGHTS PROVIDED
Factors influencing disease management and treatment decisions.
Drivers and constraints of treatment selection.
Physician-reported treatment practices and brand-level patient shares.
Rationale for changes in treatment approach.
Physician insight on persistency and compliance.
Physician-reported recent/anticipated changes in brand use or treatment approach.
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