Purpose: To understand current patient selection, dosing, and response criteria used for sapropterin dihydrochloride (sapropterin, Kuvan®) to treat phenylketonuria (PKU). Methods: Results of a 2010 survey of twenty-nine academic medical centers are reported to describe practice patterns in comparison to results of a survey done in 2008 and to what is reported in the literature. Results/conclusions: In addition to reduction in blood phenylalanine (Phe) levels, clinicians report using broader disease-management approaches when evaluating clinical benefit of sapropterin, including consideration of increased Phe tolerance and behavioral changes. Similar approaches are reported in the literature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Molecular Biology