Upcoming Events: Health
39-20 Utopia Pkwy.
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
NxStage Medical, Inc.’s Freedom RV is travelling to Rogosin Institute with current patient Charissa Rice and former patient Harvey Wells as part of the 2014 NxStage Freedom Tour. Rice and Wells will educate the center’s kidney failure patients on the reported life-changing benefits of more frequent, portable, home hemodialysis treatment with the NxStage® System One™.
Rice will dialyze in the RV while Wells assists as her care partner, and both patients will recount personal experiences with the health and lifestyle benefits the treatment has afforded them, as well as the risks and responsibilities of the therapy.
The event is free to attend and center patients and their family members will have the opportunity to speak with both Rice and Wells during the event.
Despite the health benefits that more frequent home hemodialysis may provide to those with chronic kidney disease, this form of therapy is not for everyone. The reported benefits of home hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set. Certain risks are unique to the home. Treatments at home are done without the presence of medical personnel and on-site technical support. Patients and their partners must be trained on what to do and how to get medical or technical help if needed.
About NxStage Medical:
NxStage Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.nxstage.com.
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 infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs - at home or on vacation and at a medically appropriate treatment frequency. http://www.nxstage.com/.
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