Find A Treatment Option That Works For You
You may have several options when it comes to treating kidney failure, including the type, location, frequency and duration of your treatments.
Learn about what options may be best for you now, as well as at later stages of kidney disease, to make educated decisions about what treatment works best for your health and lifestyle.
Why More Frequent Home Hemodialysis?
At NxStage, we’ve seen first-hand how patients have enjoyed improved health and a better quality of life through more frequent home hemodialysis. Learn how NxStage patients may benefit from increased energy1 and other health and quality of life benefits.
Home hemodialysis lets you perform your treatments in the comfort of your home, with options for treatments during the day, or even at night, while you sleep.
Not sure where to start? NxStage can help.
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for use by patients in their homes by patients in their homes with or without a care partner, or, overnight as the patient and care partner sleep.
NxStage System One allows patients to experience a variety of health and quality of life benefits that are associated with performing more frequent hemodialysis.
Patient Success Stories
Performing hemodialysis treatments at home may improve your quality of life and provide clinical benefits. Find out more about some of the patients whose lives changed with more frequent home hemodialysis using NxStage System One.
The reported benefits of home hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients.
Home hemodialysis with NxStage during waking hours may not require a care partner, provided a physician and a trained and qualified patient agree that solo home hemodialysis is appropriate. However, patients performing nocturnal treatments are still required to have a trained care partner. Care partners are trained on and follow system guidelines for proper operation and on what to do and how to get medical or technical help if needed.
The NxStage System One is a prescription device and, like all medical devices, involves some risks. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream, and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set.
When vascular access is exposed to more frequent use, infection of the site, and other access related complications may also be potential risks.
A trained and qualified patient may dialyze alone, without a care partner present (solo home hemodialysis), provided the patient and physician agree that solo home hemodialysis is appropriate. Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing solo home hemodialysis because no one is present to help the patient respond to health emergencies. If patients experience needles coming out, blood loss, or very low blood pressure during solo home hemodialysis, they may lose consciousness or become physically unable to correct the health emergency. Losing consciousness or otherwise becoming impaired during any health emergency while alone could result in significant injury or death. Additional ancillary devices and training are required when performing solo home hemodialysis. Patients should consult with their physician to understand the risks and responsibilities associated with solo home hemodialysis using the NxStage System One.
Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing nocturnal therapy due to the length of treatment time and because therapy is performed while the patient and care partner are sleeping. These risks include, but are not limited to, blood access disconnects and blood loss during sleep, blood clotting due to slower blood flow or increased treatment time or both, and delayed response to alarms when waking from sleep. Patients should consult with their physician to understand the risks and responsibilities associated with home nocturnal hemodialysis using the NxStage System One.
Patients should consult with their doctor to understand the risks and responsibilities of home and/or more frequent hemodialysis using the NxStage System One.
- Jaber BL, Lee Y, Collins AJ, et al. Effect of daily hemodialysis on depressive symptoms and postdialysis recovery time: interim report from the FREEDOM (Following Rehabilitation, Economics and Everyday-Dialysis Outcome Measurements) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010;56(3):531-539.