LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today commented on a recent independent study which reports that home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One™ has less than half the carbon footprint of therapy conducted with traditional in-center hemodialysis machines.
"Efficient use of natural resources while delivering superior clinical results is a core competency of NxStage. Through an innovative product design, the System One is giving thousands of patients the ability to access the improved clinical and quality of life benefits possible with more frequent hemodialysis, without any plumbing or electrical changes," said Jeffrey H. Burbank, Chief Executive Officer, NxStage Medical, Inc. "NxStage is delighted that hemodialysis with the System One sets the highest bar to date for sustainability in hemodialysis."
In the study, "The carbon footprints of home and in-center maintenance hemodialysis in the United Kingdom," published in the January issue of Hemodialysis International, lead author Dr. Andrew Connor, Department of Renal Medicine at Derriford Hospital in Derriford, Plymouth, UK, examines the greenhouse gas emissions of in-center hemodialysis (ICHD), home hemodialysis performed using traditional in-center hemodialysis machines, and home hemodialysis performed with the NxStage System One. For each maintenance treatment, researchers investigated the emissions factors for energy, medical equipment, "construction" (installation and maintenance of equipment), patient travel, and clinical waste to determine the carbon footprints of each modality. Annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were expressed in tons of CO2 per year.
When reviewing the modalities, data show that three-times weekly in-center hemodialysis (ICHD) has a carbon fo
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