Phosphate Binders

Sevelamer May Lower Death Risk

A study of new hemodialysis patients revealed that those treated with the phosphate binder sevelamer had a significantly lower death rate than those treated with calcium-containing phosphate binders.

Lanthanum Not More Harmful

The phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate does not adversely affect cognitive function in hemodialysis patients compared with standard phosphate binders, according to a study published in Kidney International (2007;71:252-259).

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