14% Increased incidence of receiving a transplant3
Live Healthier, Better, Longer
More frequent treatments with home hemodialysis have been shown to lower risk of death.
Up to 75 percent of people with chronic kidney disease suffer from a heart complication called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).7,8
More frequent treatments can improve vitality and give you more energy to do the things you love.
A small study of 22 men suggests hormone level improvements may help to improve sexual function and patients reported better satisfaction with physical intimacy.
Take Your Life Back
Robby"When I used to look in the mirror there was a guy looking back at me that just he wasn’t there. He was ready to check out. I don’t see that guy any more. For the first time in years I felt good. I started tour guiding again. I’ve started my own tour company now. NxStage gave me my life back."
Tina"It [dialysis] doesn’t interfere in any of our activities. My son recently joined the Navy and last Mother’s Day he graduated from boot camp and I got to go which is something I would not have gotten to do if I didn’t have NxStage"
Don"When I was on in-center after each treatment I was tired I would go home and sleep for hours. My motorcycle just sat in my parent’s garage. I didn’t see my grandkids. When I started more frequent home hemodialysis with System One I started to feel myself coming back from this dark place. My family recognizes me as being back. They see the life in me again."
Leo"In-center you have no control over your life. They schedule you, hook you up for 4 hours and at the end of the day I would walk out and I didn’t feel well. I even considered taking myself off dialysis because the lifestyle I wanted to live I wasn’t living. When my doctor described home hemodialysis I jumped on it right away."
Experience The Difference
Experience the Difference program is a one-week test-drive for more frequent home hemodialysis with the System One.*
Join the 9,000 patients who have experienced the difference of home hemodialysis with the System One.
The NxStage System One offers a variety of treatment schedules including more frequent treatments
during the day, with or without a care partner, or overnight.
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The reported benefits of home hemodialysis (HHD) may not be experienced by all patients.
The NxStage System 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. When vascular access is exposed to more frequent use, infection of the site, and other access related complications may also be potential risks. 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.
Home hemodialysis with the NxStage System during waking hours may not require a care partner, provided a physician and a qualified patient agree that solo home hemodialysis is appropriate. Patients performing nocturnal treatments are required to have a care partner. Care partners are trained on proper operation and how to get medical or technical help if needed.
Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing solo HHD 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 HHD, 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 HHD.
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 and/or increased treatment time, and delayed response to alarms when waking from sleep.
Patients should consult their doctor to understand the risks and responsibilities of performing these therapies using the NxStage System.
- Kraus M, Finkelstein FO, Daoui R, et al. Short Daily Hemodialysis (SDHD) improves overall Quality of Life (QOL) and physical intimacy: interim results from the FREEDOM study. Abstract presented at the American Society of Nephrology Conference, 2011.
- Hall YN, Larive B, Painter P, et al. Effects of six versus three times per week hemodialysis on physical performance, health, and functioning: Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) randomized trials. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;7(5):782-794.
- Weinhandl E, Liu J, Gilbertson D, Arneson T, Collins A. Transplant incidence in frequent hemodialysis and matched thrice-weekly hemodialysis patients. Poster presented at National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting, 2012.
- Weinhandl ED, Lie J, Gilbertson DT, Arneson TJ, Collins AJ. Survival in daily home hemodialysis and matched thrice-weekly in-center hemodialysis patients. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;23(5):895-904.
- FHN Trial Group. In-center hemodialysis six times per week versus three times per week. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(24):2287-2300.
- Culleton BF, Walsh M, Klarenbach SW, Mortis G, Scott-Douglas N, Quinn RR, Tonelli M, Donnelly S, Friedrich MG, Kumar A, Mahallati H, Hemmelgarn BR, Manns BJ. Effect of frequent nocturnal hemodialysis vs conventional hemodialysis on left ventricular mass and quality of life. JAMA. September 2007; Vol 298, No. 11, 1291 – 1299.
- London GM, Pannier B, Guerin AP, et al. Alterations of left ventricular hypertrophy in and survival of patients receiving hemodialysis: follow-up of an interventional study. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2001;12(12):2759-2767.
- Cheung AK, Sarnak MJ, Yan GF, et al. Cardiac diseases in maintenance hemodialysis patients: results of the HEMO Study. Kidney Int. 2004;65(6):2380-2389.
- 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.
- Pinciaroli AR. Results of daily hemodialysis in Catanzaro: 12-year experience with 22 patients treated for more than one year. Hemodial In. 1998;2(1):12-17.
- Tennankore K, Nadeau-Fredette AC, Chan CT. Intensified home hemodialysis: clinical benefits, risks and target population. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014;29(7):1342-1349.
- Finkelstein FO, Schiller B, Daoui R, et al. At-home short daily hemodialysis improves the long-term health-related quality of life. Kidney Int. 2012;82(5):561-569.
- Heidenheim PA, Muirhead N, Moist L, Lindsay RM. Patient quality of life on quotidian hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003;42(S1)(S1):S36-S41.
- Ting GO, Kjellstrand C, Freitas T, Carrie BJ, Zarghamee S. Long-term study of high-comorbidity ESRD patients converted from conventional to short daily hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003;42(5):1020-1035.
- Goldfarb-Rumyantzev AS, Leypoldt JK, Nelson N, Kutner NG, Cheung AK. A crossover study of short daily haemodialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2006;21:166-175.