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2012-08-29 02:26:06

LAWRENCE, Mass., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) has honored NxStage System One(TM) patient Brian Hess with the Samuel J. Orenstein Award. The award is presented each year to the AAKP member who consistently provides extraordinary service in helping the organization achieve its goals to educate and improve the health and...

2012-06-25 23:33:45

There has been a three-fold increase in the number of patients receiving acute dialysis because of injury after cardiac and vascular surgeries since 1995, states a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Acute kidney injury is a serious complication after surgery and can lead to death or result in compromised quality of life for people who do survive. Researchers conducted a large study of 552 672 patients in Ontario who had elective major surgery at 118 hospitals...

2012-06-06 02:24:57

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Dialysis Systems announced today that Anita Lipman, BSN, MS, CNN, has accepted the newly-created position of National Director, Home Dialysis. "We are very pleased that Ms. Lipman has joined our team," said Larry Jones, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovative Dialysis. "We created the position of National Director, Home Dialysis to help us reinvigorate our focus on home dialysis therapies in the markets that we serve...

2012-05-28 05:37:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows an infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die. The findings suggest that peritonitis may be a deadly condition for some kidney failure patients. Most kidney failure patients on dialysis get their treatments at a clinic, through hemodialysis. But about 10% to 20% receive treatments at home through peritoneal dialysis, where fluids are first pumped into the abdominal cavity to collect wastes from the...

2012-05-25 10:41:30

Peritonitis linked to premature death in patients on peritoneal dialysis Highlights: -An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many patients on peritoneal dialysis die. -More studies are needed to determine whether peritonitis causes premature death in dialysis patients. 10% to 20% of dialysis patients receive peritoneal dialysis. An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die, according to a study...

2012-05-24 10:24:07

LAWRENCE, Mass., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage ® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the latest interim findings from its FREEDOM (Following Rehabilitation, Economics and Everyday-Dialysis Outcome Measurements) Study, which found daily home hemodialysis treatments with the NxStage System One(TM) are associated with long-term improvements in various physical and mental quality of life measures. These interim FREEDOM...

2012-05-18 05:12:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire )--Heart disease is not only the leading cause of death in the U.S, it´s also the top cause of death for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). New research shows one type of open heart surgery is safer than another (in terms of both health and survival) for these patients. Open heart surgery can be done two ways. The first way is off-pump. With this technique a surgeon can perform a bypass without stopping the heart. This may help cut down on kidney injuries that...

2012-05-16 10:24:35

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Dialysis (www.libertydialysis.com), owner and operator of more than 260 dialysis clinics nationwide, is celebrating its 1,000th patient to participate in its Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) program. Liberty Dialysis is known for its strong commitment to home therapies for End Stage kidney disease patients, making this a particularly special milestone for the company. The 1,000th PD patient was trained in just two weeks, by nephrology...

2012-05-14 02:27:35

LAWRENCE, Mass., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that former NxStage® System One(TM) patient Nikolas Gieske of Mequon, Wisconsin, received a kidney transplant following four successful years of more frequent home hemodialysis with the System One. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/MM94799LOGO ) The freedom to do his dialysis treatments on his own schedule...

2012-05-11 02:23:49

LAWRENCE, Mass., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today commented on findings of the Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) study showing that patients receiving daily, or more frequent, home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One(TM) are more likely to receive a kidney transplant when compared with conventional thrice-weekly dialysis, particularly in patients not on the transplant waitlist at...