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NxStage(R) Reports Significant Interim FREEDOM Study Results
Date:10/27/2009

if the decreased morality observed in the study would remain after statistical adjustment, this analysis utilized a well-established formula with conservative assumptions to calculate a SMR. Even after correcting for these variables, patients using daily home hemodialysis therapy with the System One experienced a significantly lower rate of death when compared to similar patients from the USRDS database," stated Brent Miller, M.D., an Investigator involved with the study from Washington University in St Louis. "This is further clinical evidence that more frequent home hemodialysis can lead to better clinical outcomes. These results should help energize patients, nephrologists, healthcare providers and public policy makers to continue to invest in and advance this therapy to alleviate the burden of dialysis."

Full abstracts can be read online at www.asn-online.org.

About the FREEDOM Study

The FREEDOM study (Following Rehabilitation, Economics and Everyday-Dialysis Outcome Measurements) is a multicenter prospective cohort study designed to measure the clinical and economic benefits of daily home hemodialysis, as compared to conventional, thrice-weekly in-center hemodialysis. The study will include up to 500 daily home hemodialysis patients at up to 70 clinical sites, and a matched cohort control group of 5,000 patients on conventional treatment chosen at random and derived from the USRDS database. All daily home hemodialysis patients use the NxStage System One(TM) as their treatment delivery system, and all have Medicare as their primary insurance payer. As part of the study, participants are asked to complete a series of Quality of Life surveys at the time of enrollment (baseline), at 4 and 12 months, and every 6 months thereafter as long as they remain in the study. NxStage Medical, Inc. is sponsoring the FREEDOM study.

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