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Mark Nuijten, Daniela P Roggeri, Alessandro Roggeri, Paolo Novelli, Thomas S Marshall
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly morbid disorder. The most severe form of CKD is end-stage renal disease (ESRD), in which the patient requires some form of renal replacement therapy to survive. The increasing incidence, prevalence, and costs of ESRD are major national healthcare concerns. The objective of this study was to determine the cost effectiveness of two innovative therapies, paricalcitol versus cinacalcet + calcitriol (oral) in patients with CKD stage 5 (CKD 5) in the healthcare setting in Italy in 2013...
April 2015: Clinical Drug Investigation
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