EXTON, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently released its TreatmentTrends®: US Nephrology, EU Nephrology, and Canadian Nephrology publications. Each syndicated report offers comprehensive insight into the management of bone and mineral metabolism. The reports, similar to parallel BioTrends' publications on the renal anemia market, are based on responses to online surveys completed by over 300 Nephrologists in the US, over 200 Nephrologists in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) and 40 Nephrologists in Canada during November / December 2009.
Treatment prevalence with phosphate binders in dialysis is similar globally with just under 90% of hemodialysis (HD) patients on binders. Treatment prevalence is lower in chronic kidney disease - non dialysis (CKD-ND) patients with more regional variation. Nephrologists around the globe agree that phosphorus is difficult to control in dialysis patients and that the need for new therapies to treat hyperphosphatemia is high. There is some variation by region, however, in terms of the phosphate binder attributes that are most important as well as ratings for how currently available products perform. There is also variation by region in terms of which binders are currently used to control phosphorus. In Canada, Italy and Spain, calcium based binders are used more often than non-calcium based binders in both dialysis and CKD-ND. In other markets, while calcium based binders are used more often in CKD-ND patients, dialysis patients tend to be on non-calcium based binders. In terms of non-calcium based binders, use of Genzyme's Renagel/Renvela vs. Shire's Fosrenol differs by region. Fosrenol had the strongest performance in France, however sevelamer (Renagel/Renvela) has a market share advantage over Fosrenol in every region. Fosrenol is expected to see share gains in the near future and the sevelamer franchise is also expected to
|SOURCE BioTrends Research Group, Inc.|
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