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First NxStage Home Hemodialysis Patients Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary
Date:1/6/2009

LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that a group of its first patients are celebrating their five-year anniversary of home hemodialysis treatment with the NxStage(R) System One(TM), the first truly portable home hemodialysis machine. Each of the four patients touts an improved quality of life characterized by better health and well being.

As early adopters of daily home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One, each of the patients arrived at the decision to try NxStage at various stages in their treatment. All four patients are followed by Satellite WellBound Centers, a NxStage partner that established the first program in NxStage's IDE clinical study in 2003. These patients--Craig, Everett, Carl and Susan--began training with the NxStage System One on December 8th of 2003.

Carl emphasizes the significant health benefits of home hemodialysis

For Carl, who was diagnosed with kidney failure in 1996, in-center dialysis had been a physically grueling as well as intensely time-consuming process. "After starting on NxStage, I felt like a new person compared to when I was doing in-center hemo," stated Carl. Five years later, Carl is still feeling well and enjoying the benefits of daily home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One.

Everett knew there had to be a better way

Following two failed kidney transplants, Everett relied upon in-center dialysis treatments that lasted anywhere from two to three and a half hours. Then he learned about a new treatment based on a portable hemodialysis machine. Five years later, Everett does his hemodialysis at home six times a week. "I work treatments into my life, not the other way around," he insists. He's gone bac
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