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Study Shows NxStage Daily Home Hemodialysis Patients More Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant
Date:5/11/2012

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"Kidney transplantation is widely regarded as the 'gold standard' treatment for End Stage Renal Disease and is associated with the highest quality of life and survival outcomes for patients," said Dr. Allan Collins, professor of medicine, University of Minnesota, and Director, Chronic Disease Research Group. "Daily home hemodialysis patients may be better prepared for a transplant based on earlier studies of frequent dialysis showing less hypertension, better phosphorus control, and reduced left ventricular hypertrophy."

"The CDRG study adds new and important findings to the large body of clinical data showing the significant benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis," said Jeffrey H. Burbank, Chief Executive Officer of NxStage. "This provides additional testament to the value our technology and therapy delivers to patients and the health care system.  Not only are transplants wonderful from an outcomes perspective, but also, they are the lowest long term cost of care option for Medicare."

CDRG is a nonprofit division of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation committed to investigating chronic illness to improve public health, including leveraging USRDS data to conduct studies. This study was funded by NxStage Medical.

About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) are intended to allow convenient use in patients' homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy.  When combined with the NxStage Pureflow SL Dialysis Preparation System, patients are able to further simplify, using ordinary tap water to create dialysis fluid on demand. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructur
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