14% Increased incidence of receiving a transplant3

People doing more frequent home hemodialysis using the NxStage System One may have an increased chance of receiving a kidney transplant compared to standard in-center dialysis.
"Doing home hemodialysis [with] NxStage my numbers dropped, I was off two blood pressure medications, all my numbers got where they needed to be and it prepared me for a kidney transplant. My older brother got tested and was a perfect match. We did the transplant and here I am a new life." - David Rush, April 2016

Live Healthier, Better, Longer

The benefits below are based on the latest dialysis research, comparing more frequent hemodialysis with conventional in-center dialysis, typically done three times per week.
  • Live Longer4
    More frequent treatments with home hemodialysis have been shown to lower risk of death.
  • Less Stress on Your Heart5,6
    Up to 75 percent of people with chronic kidney disease suffer from a heart complication called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).7,8
  • Time to Recovery9
    More frequent treatments can improve vitality and give you more energy to do the things you love.
  • Improved Sexual Function10
    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

  • Ability to Keep Working or Go Back to Work10,11
    "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."
  • Ability to Travel
    "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"
  • More Energy12-15
    "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."
  • Feel in Control13
    "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.

*You must receive a prescription from a doctor to participate in this program. You should also talk to the center offering Experience the Difference to see how this therapy is covered by your insurance.

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  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. FHN Trial Group. In-center hemodialysis six times per week versus three times per week. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(24):2287-2300.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Tennankore K, Nadeau-Fredette AC, Chan CT. Intensified home hemodialysis: clinical benefits, risks and target population. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014;29(7):1342-1349.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.