EXTON, Penn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds the following key results, according to a recent BioTrends' report, ChartTrends: Bone and Mineral Metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease - Non-Dialysis (CKD-ND) and Dialysis, which contains data from 962 EU5 dialysis patient charts and 928 EU5 CKD-ND patient charts:
"While phosphate binder treatment prevalence has remained consistent from the prior year, we are now seeing patient share changes with regards to the brands and formulations, especially as it relates to sevelamer and Fosrenol," said Rob Dubman , BioTrends' Director of Nephrology.
ChartTrends®: Bone and Mineral Metabolism in Dialysis and CKD-ND (EU5) is a syndicated report series, in which 210 nephrologists provided patient chart data on 962 dialysis patients in the EU5 and 191 nephrologists provided patient chart data on 928 CKD-ND patients in the EU5 in the most recent wave of research to uncover the actual management related to bone and mineral metabolism. Through an in-depth review of patient charts, details such as product dosing and titration, switching, concomitant medications, and a host of laboratory and patient demographic variables help define patient types and identify therapy triggers.
The study also evaluated referral patterns, co-morbidities, blood transfusions, hospitalizations and a host of other patient demographics and laboratory data. BioTrends is publishing ChartTrends: Bone and Mineral Metabolism in dialysis later this year in the US. Additional ChartTrends reports have been published in China and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina and Mexico).
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