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2013-04-30 08:34:17

Product provides patients with benefits of home hemodialysis and greater treatment flexibility based on their clinical and lifestyle needs LAWRENCE, Mass., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared new high flow capabilities with the NxStage System One(TM), the only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home...

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...

2012-04-25 11:56:29

Patients suffering with end-stage renal disease could increase their survival chances by undergoing intensive dialysis at home rather than the conventional dialysis in clinics. A new study by Lawson Health Research Institute shows the potential of more intensive dialysis completed in a home setting. The study found that patients who underwent intensive dialysis at home have better survival rates than patients who had conventional dialysis in clinics. Intensive dialysis patients also had...

2012-02-24 07:26:00

LAWRENCE, Mass. and SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADC 2012 Booth B -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that it is participating in several industry-focused educational presentations on more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One(TM) at the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) 2012. NxStage will also host a special reception event, featuring celebrity kidney transplant patient and former...

2012-02-02 18:00:04

Home-based dialysis for kidney failure gaining popularity in developing countries Home-based dialysis treatments are on the rise in both the developing and developed worlds, but developed countries appear to be turning to them less often, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings, which provide a global snapshot of dialysis use among patients with kidney failure, may impact future business and research...

2012-01-09 07:00:00

LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that its Medisystems in-center business and B. Braun Medical Inc. have agreed to extend their supply agreement under which Medisystems will supply B. Braun with its Streamline(®) blood tubing sets for use on the B. Braun Dialog(®) and Dialog(+® )hemodialysis systems, Medisystems MasterGuard(®) and Buttonhole(®) needles,...

2011-09-23 07:46:00

LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today commented on the just-released findings of an NIH sponsored study which shows that event rates, including mortality, were significantly higher for patients following the long (2-day) interdialytic interval associated with a three times per week dialysis schedule ("conventional dialysis"). The study entitled "Long Interdialytic Interval and...

2011-08-22 06:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Dialysis Systems, Inc. announces the opening of four dialysis facilities to provide dialysis patients in and around Los Angeles with more options for high quality nephrology and dialysis care. These new facilities are located in Northridge, Torrance, Carson, and downtown Los Angeles. Northridge Dialysis Center, at 9325 Reseda Boulevard, was the first of the new centers to open, and it is currently treating patients. The...

2011-06-21 12:26:23

Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure. Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital, according to Dr. Darren...

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2011-01-09 09:25:00

Rodney Sokoloski used to have to drive to the city three times a week to get his dialysis, which was time-consuming and often left him feeling drained even before his workday began.But not anymore. After four months of shuttling back-and-forth from his home in Torrance to Los Angeles, two hours away, the 61-year-old last year switched to dialysis treatments at home every night while he sleeps."It makes you feel like you're in control of your life," Sokoloski, whose combination of diabetes and...