Today, the large majority of dialysis patients in the US receive conventional dialysis, which consists of treatment on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday schedule. This conventional in-center schedule leaves a 2-day gap between the last treatment of the preceding week and the first treatment of the following week, during which time toxins and fluids build up and may stress the heart and body. Recent publications have shown this long gap between treatments is associated with increased patient hospitalization and mortality.
With such an extensive pool of published data showing that, when compared with conventional thrice-weekly treatments, daily home hemodialysis can lead to improved health, quality of life and survival outcomes, the Find a Doctor Directory is an especially timely resource to encourage dialogue between patients and physicians who are knowledgeable about this treatment, empowering patients to explore all options for their kidney care, said
Many patients and their families have told us that simplifying access to home hemodialysis would be very beneficial, said
To search for a nephrologist, users provide their zip code to access a list of doctors within a designated radius, including contact information. With this information, users can reach out directly to the nephrologist’s practice to learn more about more frequent home hemodialysis with the System One. In addition to the Find a Doctor directory, users can also search the Find a Dialysis Center directory to locate a dialysis center offering training for the NxStage System One.
The Find a Doctor and Find a Dialysis Center directories are not intended as tools for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any physician or center contained therein. The use of either directory by any entity or individual to verify the credentials of listed physicians or center is prohibited. Inclusion in either directory does not imply recommendation or endorsement by NxStage nor does omission in either directory imply NxStage disapproval.
NxStage makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of either directory or the availability of or quality of services provided by any physician or center listed in the directory. Users assume full responsibility for the communications with any physician or center you contact through either directory. NxStage shall in no event be liable to you or to anyone for any decision made or action taken by you in the reliance on information provided in either directory.
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the
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