Dialysis: Phosphorus binders and survival: need for randomized trials

Nat Rev Nephrol. 2009 Jul;5(7):368-70. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2009.78.


An observational study suggests that administration of phosphorus binders dramatically improves survival rates in patients on incident hemodialysis-even in those without hyperphosphatemia. Randomized clinical trials should drive changes in the relevant clinical practice.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hyperphosphatemia / drug therapy*
  • Hyperphosphatemia / mortality*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Phosphorus / blood
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Renal Dialysis*


  • Phosphorus