"With our existing system, delivering therapy levels described by Ronco was more difficult. Convective therapy delivery was limited, and effluent handling with a scale-based system was overwhelming. With NxStage, we have been able to consistently increase our dose delivery, and the nurses have been delighted with ease of use. The NxStage device requires less time for the nurses to run and emptying effluent bags has disappeared. We are able to deliver a consistent and reliable therapy in a purely convective modality."
Michael Kraus, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Coordinator, Division of Nephrology; Medical Director, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Dialysis, and Acute Dialysis Units
Interim Medical Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant, Indiana University
Dr. Michael Kraus is a NxStage Scientific Advisory Board member and a paid consultant.
"The Flexibility and the high convective flows are what originally attracted us to the NxStage System. Because of staffing challenges, traditional CRRT would never have worked in our institution. NxStage gave us the needed flexibility to provide clearances in the range of 30-40 liters in a 10-12 hour shift. We predictably deliver our doses, and almost universally achieve this without anticoagulation. The dialysis staff can simultaneously set-up and monitor multiple treatments, and the ICU nurses are quite comfortable with the simple system."
Roger A. Rodby, MD
Director, Acute Dialysis Services
Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Roger A. Rodby is a NxStage Scientific Advisory Board member and a paid consultant.
"I love the NxStage System One! If you think about performing hourly bag changes, well, that’s nursing time. Having to empty bags requires nurses to bend down, lift and carry them. This can lead to back strain. The NxStage System One is a nursing time saver!"
Kathy Walsh, RN
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
"I love this machine! Why? Priming with the System One is a breeze. You can order and hang multiple 5-liter bags at one time which saves you work! The UF goes into the drain, so there are no splash concerns and no bags. How can you beat that? The system runs itself!"
Tom Susdorf, RN
Acute Dialysis, Patient Care Technician
Circle Medical Management